Designed to supplement Arkansas’s vital records service, which began in 1914, this Arkansas death records index, formerly referred to as the "In Remembrance death index," provides researchers with the location of death records in early Arkansas, as published in church publications, cemetery records, mortality censuses, newspaper obituaries, or county and local records in the Arkansas State Archives' holdings.
This Arkansas death records index provides information about individuals from every area of the state, showing the name attached to the death record, the source in which to find the death record, and the record's date. In the case of obituaries and similar records, the recorded date is the day on which the obituary was published, not necessarily the day the person died, while cemetery records show the date listed on the person's gravestone.
These records below are organized alphabetically by last name. To view the records associated with these index entries, please plan a visit to the Arkansas State Archives.