Arkansas Cemetery Records Research Guide

Arkansas cemetery records can hold a lot of important information that you can use when you are researching your family history. Beginning a project such as this can seem daunting, especially if you have never done anything like this before.

It can be difficult to know where to obtain all of the information you will need. For Definitions of all Cemetery Terms See Symbols on Gravestones and Their Interpretations

Using Arkansas cemetery records is a terrific place to start. Of course, you are going to want to use other documents as well, but you may be surprised at just how much you can learn from Arkansas cemetery records.

No Need to Hire Professionals

There was a time a few years back when people would have to pay a lot of money to have their family trees researched. This is because they didn’t know how to access the information they’d need, and professional genealogists did.

Now, there are so many books and Internet articles on the subject that anyone can get the information they need, including Arkansas cemetery records, so they can do the research and work themselves.

This has saved many people a lot of money, and most find that they enjoy doing the work themselves, and discovering the information that Arkansas cemetery records and other documents hold.

Just Ask, and You Can Find Out More About Arkansas Cemetery Records

Getting Arkansas cemetery records can be easy. All you have to do is ask.

You may be required to pay a small fee to access Arkansas cemetery records, but it is worth it and a lot less expensive than getting someone else to do the work for you.

What if you are not sure if an ancestor is buried at a particular cemetery? You can ask to see the list of those who are buried at any cemetery.

Once you find out for sure where your ancestors are you can ask for copies of those Arkansas cemetery records.

When you want to learn more about your ancestors from Arkansas, one of the best ways to get information is through Arkansas cemetery records.

You can learn many things about your ancestors, and even find the names of other ancestors to add to your research. You can then use Arkansas cemetery records to learn more about these ancestors, and so on and so on.

Research In Arkansas Cemetery Records

The Arkansas History Commission has some Arkansas church records available. Among those records are newspapers, manuscripts, church histories, and other church records.

Arkansas Cemetery and gravestone inscriptions are a rich source of information for family historians. Cemetery and other sources of information associated with death include:

  • Biographical works
  • Burial permits
  • Church burial registers
  • Cemetery records (often several different kinds are kept)
  • Cemetery indexes (often compiled by genealogical societies)
  • Cemetery sextons’ records
  • Cemetery deed and plot registers
  • Death certificates
  • Death indexes
  • Family bibles
  • Family burial plots
  • Funeral director’s records
  • Grave opening orders
  • Gravestone (monument) inscriptions
  • Military records
  • Monuments and memorials
  • Necrologies
  • Newspaper death notices
  • Obituaries
  • Probate records
  • Published death records
  • Religious records
  • Transcriptions of cemetery inscriptions

Famous People Buried in Arkansas Cemeteries

County Name / Date / Cemetery Description
Benton Ghostley, Alice
8/14/1926 – 9/21/2007
Oak Hill Cemetery
Actress, Comedienne.
A character performer of television, stage and films, she won a Tony Award for her role in the Broadway production of "The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window".
Carroll Morris the Cat
5/21/1905 – 5/28/1905
Crescent Hotel
Animal Actor.
Known for his "9-Lives" cat food commercials.
Craighead Memorial, West Side Middle School
West Side Middle School Grounds
Dedicated to the memories of Stephanie Johnson, Natalie Brooks, Brittany Varner-Wilson, Paige Herring, and Shannon Wright, who all died in a school shooting on the grounds of the school on March 24, 1998.

Arkansas Cemeteries

Cemetery Name Cemetery City
Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery Cabot
Cane Hill Cemetery Cane Hill
Evergreen Cemetery Fayetteville
Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery Fayetteville
Fayetteville National Cemetery Fayetteville
Fort Smith National Cemetery Fort Smith
Campbell Cemetery Imboden
Little Rock National Cemetery Little Rock
Mount Holly Cemetery Little Rock
Princeton Cemetery Princeton

Arkansas Cemeteries & Graveyards Links

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