Boone County Library
The Arkansas Records Catalog provides quick and easy access to detailed descriptions of primary source materials maintained by archives, special collections, libraries, historical societies, and museums across the state, bringing together collection guides from many of Arkansas’s repositories to help you to locate historical documents and learn where you can gain access to the physical records you seek.
Click the image to the right to access the Ancestry.com website.
(Available only at the Library)
Click the image to the right to access the Heritage Quest Online website.
If the genealogist is not available,
please check in with front desk for options.
Before traveling long distances, please call 870-741-5913 ext. 4 to ensure someone is available to assist.
Click the image to the right to access World Vital Records
Our genealogy collection includes:
Arkansas census records on microfilm
A few turn of the century (1800-1900) newspapers on microfilm
(the Harrison Daily Times owns microfilms of their newspaper which they will loan to you for use on our microfilm reader.
Family Tree and other selected Cd-Rom titles (including the 1880 census on CD)
Genealogy books from various states (especially Arkansas)
Family histories that have been donated to the library
Revolutionary and Civil War records
The Mountain Meadows Massacre
The Ozark Mountains
Basic genealogy help books
Marriage, cemetery and history books on most Arkansas counties
Genealogy newsletters from various states
And much More
Genealogy material can not be checked out; there is a copier in the genealogy section (10¢/page b&w or 25¢/page color ). Our microfilm reader copies (25¢/page).
We do have a microfilm rental program that will enable you to borrow census and other microfilms not in our collection.
For help with genealogy questions related to geneaology please contact
Tina Farmer, BCL Genealogist office hours Monday - Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present. We also have images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810. Due to organization of documents in the GLO collection, this site does not currently contain every Federal title record issued for the Public Land States.