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The Daily Genealogist: Fayetteville Public Library, Arkansas

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Fayetteville Public Library, Arkansas

Fayetteville is located in northwest Arkansas. It is the county seat of Washington County and home to the University of Arkansas. The Fayetteville Public Library has made resources from its Grace Keith Genealogical Collection available online. Click on the designated links in the center of the homepage to access them.

Fayetteville Public Library Genealogy Database
The Fayetteville Public Library genealogy database comprises three separate indexes. They are: Obituary Records, School Records, and Land Records. The Obituary Records index covers the period from 1868 through 2010. Click on the link to access the search page. Three newspapers have been indexed — Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville Weekly Democrat, and Fayetteville Daily Democrat. The database can be searched by last name, first name, middle name/initial, date of birth, and date of death. The data fields are the same as the search fields plus newspaper title abbreviation and date. The School Records index covers the early years of the twentieth century. The database can be searched by surname and given name of the student and the surname and given name of the enroller. The data fields are surname and given name of the student, age/date of birth of the student, school name, district number, and the surname and given name of the enroller. The Land Records index covers the years 1830 through 1903. The database can be searched by grantor name (surname or full name), grantee name (surname or full name), and date. The data fields are grantor name, grantee name, claim type, date, and book and page number.

Washington County Land Records
Using this database, researchers can search Washington County land records for the period from 1834 to 1891. Select a search type — grantor or grantee — and enter a name in the search boxes. You can limit the search by document type — deeds, land, mortgages — or search all types at once. It is also possible to search the database by book and page numbers, if you know them. You can also choose to have the search results sorted by name or number. The data fields in the search results contain the document type, grantee’s name, grantor’s name, and book and page number. The book and page number field is an active link. Click on it to view the digitized document. Use the Return to Search Page link to return to the search results. Click on the volume and page number links at the bottom of the page to view the previous or next page in the volume.

Washington County Marriage Record Search
Washington County marriage records can be searched for the years 1845 to 1941. Select a search type — bride or groom — then enter a name in the search boxes. It is also possible to search the database by book and page numbers, if you know them. You can also choose to have the search results sorted by name or number. The data fields in the search results contain the bride’s full name, the groom’s full name, and the book letter and page number. The book and page field is an active link. Click on it to view the digitized document. Use the Return to Search Page link to return to the search results. Click on the volume and page links at the bottom of the page to view the previous or next page in the volume.


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