07 May 2019

NGS to Release Research in Arkansas, 2nd Edition, at 2019 Conference

NGS to Release Research in Arkansas, 2nd Edition,
at its Upcoming Family History Conference

The National Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the latest Research in the States guide book, Research in Arkansas, 2nd edition, by Lynda Childers Suffridge, will go on sale on 8 May at our 2019 Family History Conference in St. Charles, Missouri, 8-11 May. It also will be available for purchase in the online store in both PDF and print versions beginning 8 May.

Family historians and genealogists will discover a wealth of newly updated information in Research in Arkansas. The most significant revision is the renaming of the Arkansas History Commission and State Archives—now known as Arkansas State Archives—and its merger with the Arkansas Department of Heritage. Website addresses were changed, some records were given new call numbers, and its Biodex is no longer online. In addition, the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives with holdings dating back as far as 1815 opened at Powhatan in 2011. The guide book also provides the latest information and website addresses for archives, libraries, and societies throughout the state.

Research in Arkansas describes where genealogists can find African American records; cemetery records; colonial, territorial, federal, and school censuses; and military records for the Mexican War, the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World I, and World War II. In the section on military records, family historians will learn where to access records on people of Japanese descent who were interned in World War II relocation camps in Arkansas. Land and property records, reconstruction era records, and religious, tax, and vital records are also covered in this comprehensive guide book.

Lynda Childers Suffridge is vice president of the Friends of the Arkansas State Archives. She has lectured at NGS conferences, IGHR at Samford University, and many local societies.

Published by NGS, Research in Arkansas, 2nd edition, is one volume in the Research in the States series edited by Barbara Vines Little, CG®, FNGS, FUGA, FVGS.

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