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Researching in Arkansas: Bibliographies, Research Aids, Shared Experiences

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Researching in Arkansas: Bibliographies, Research Aids, Shared Experiences
Prepared by Electra Kimble Price, AAGSNC, March 21, 1998

Suggested research aids from the first in a series of AAGSNC Roundtable discussions on "Researching in [Your State]."

1. Maps and Gazetteers:

Fanning’s Illustrated Gazetteer of the United State: (Includes population and other statistics from the census of 1850)

AniMap Plus: County boundary Historical Atlas CD. The Gold Bug, P.O. Box 588, Alamo, California 94507 (510) 838-Maps.

State Maps with Towns and Counties - Gold Bug

County Maps (with topographical data)

Map Guide to American Migration Routes. 1735-1815. By William Dollarhide, Published by AGLL, Inc. Bountiful, Utah.

2. Research Guides:

Genealogical Research in the National Archives. National Archives and Records Administration, 1983.

Black Studies: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. National Archives, 1984,1986.

Research Outline United States, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

A Place Called Down Home: An African American Guide to Genealogy and Historical Identity. By Dee Parmer Woodtor, Ph.D.

3. Genealogical Societies:

The Genealogist’s Address Book, Elizabeth Petty Bently, Genealogical Publishing Co. 1995.

4. Arkansas Resources: Arkansas Resources at the Arkansas History Commission.

ARKANSAS RESEARCH, P.O. Box 303, Conway Arkansas 72032

Arkansas Land Patents: Eastern Arkansas, (Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Lee, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, Poinsett, and St. Francis Counties, through 30 June 1908).

5. Locally Compiled Resources:

Marriage Records, Book D.E.F. St. Francis County, Arkansas

Records of Steven Funeral Home, St. Francis County, Forrest City, Arkansas. July 19, 1897 - October 27, 1913.

6. Books, Miscellaneous:

Arkansas Odyssey. The Saga of Arkansas from Prehistoric Time to Present.. By Michael B. Dougan. Rose Publishing Company, Inc. Little Rock.

Land and Property Research in the United States, by E. Wade Hone. Ancestry Publishing Co. 1997.

Bibliographic Checklist of African American Newspapers. By Barbara K. Henritze, Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. 1995.

The Goodspeed Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas.
White, Woodruff, Cross, Crittenden, St. Francis, Monroe, Lee, Arkansas, Prairie and Phillips Counties. Southern Historical Press 1890, - 1978.

Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy: By Val Greenwood, 2nd Ed. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1990 Baltimore, Maryland.

Black Genealogy: Charles L. Blockson, Black Classic Press, 1977, 1991.

African American Genealogical SourceBook: Paula K. Byers, editor. Gale Research Inc. 1995.

A Mob Intent On Death: The NAACP and the Arkansas Riot Cases. Richard C. Cortner. Wesleyen University Press, 1988.

7. When You Hit That Wall - A Check List


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