Arkansas Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Arkansas death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Arkansas death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Arkansas death certificates is available below.

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Arkansas death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Arkansas death records, Arkansas death ceritificates, Arkansas death notices, Arkansas death indexes, and other related Arkansas genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Arkansas. We also suggest searching for "Arkansas death records" using, which will yield all such databases.

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Enter a person's name or surname to search Arkansas death records.

How to Obtain Arkansas Death Certificates

Vital Records Statewide registration of births and deaths in Arkansas did not begin until February, 1914. Compliance was not complete, however, for another thirty years. Statewide registration of marriage did not begin until 1917, but individual counties usually recorded marriages prior to that date. For birth and death records prior to 1914, and marriage records prior to 1917, write to the clerk of the county in question. For birth and death records after 1914, marriage records after 1917, and divorce records after 1923 write:

Division of Vital Records
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham Street, Slot 44
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Tel: 501-661-2336

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