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How to Obtain Arkansas Death Certificates

The Arkansas administration did not given importance to register the vital records like marriages, births and deaths till 1914. This was the phase when the US states were competing with each other in all aspects and this is the reason why the states which started their vital records registration were getting more popularity and support from its people. This was the core issue and the Arkansas government gave importance to it after a long time. In February 1914, the Vital Records Statewide registration of births and deaths in Arkansas began. Although there were some flaws in their approach and methodology and due to these flaws, there recording methodology was remain in doubt for the next thirty years till 1944. The recording of marriages was no the hot issue because the churches of the counties had their personal records of marriages which can be accessed in need and this is the reason why the marriages registration were not made mandatory with the state till the year 1917.

Now there are two records available in the state of Arkansas. One is prior to the official recording which started in 1914 which is still considered as unauthentic, while the other records are the ones which were maintained after the year 1914 when the state of Arkansas made registration of births and deaths mandatory.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, 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.

Arkansas County Death Records

Arkansas County
Ashley County
Baxter County
Benton County
Boone County
Bradley County
Calhoun County
Carroll County
Chicot County
Clark County
Clay County
Cleburne County
Cleveland County
Columbia County
Conway County
Craighead County
Crawford County
Crittenden County
Cross County
Dallas County
Desha County
Drew County
Faulkner County
Franklin County
Fulton County
Garland County
Grant County
Greene County
Hempstead County
Hot Spring County
Howard County
Independence County
Izard County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Johnson County
Lafayette County
Lawrence County
Lee County
Lincoln County
Little River County
Logan County
Lonoke County
Madison County
Marion County
Miller County
Mississippi County
Monroe County
Montgomery County
Nevada County
Newton County
Ouachita County
Perry County
Phillips County
Pike County
Poinsett County
Polk County
Pope County
Prairie County
Pulaski County
Randolph County
St. Francis County
Saline County
Scott County
Searcy County
Sebastian County
Sevier County
Sharp County
Stone County
Union County
Van Buren County
Washington County
White County
Woodruff County
Yell County


Arkansas Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

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