Free Zoom Presentation on Arkansas Research

Hosted by the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Russell P. Baker will present Family History Research in Arkansas: An introduction. Russell is the retired archival supervisor and former acting director of the Arkansas State Archives in Little Rock. He is the Editor of the Arkansas Family Historian, 1st VP, and former President of AGS. He has served on the AGS Board of Directors for over four decades.

Although small in size, Arkansas, sitting as it does astride several major east-west migration routes, played a substantial role in the settlement of the middle South both before and after the Civil War. This discussion introduces six major genealogy and family history sources in Arkansas and demonstrates how to locate and use them successfully. Click this link to register:

Free Zoom Presentations

If you are the program chairperson of a local genealogical or historical society, AGS is now offering a new service crafted especially for you and your organization. It is a list of topics and AGS speakers who are available to share free selected genealogical lectures with your organization through an internet Zoom connection. These lectures cover a wide selection of Arkansas genealogy topics. For a list of the topics and additional information, click here. Check back periodically since new topics may be added.

1950 Census Released To Public On April 1, 2022

The federal government conducts a census every ten years. Initially, only summaries are released to the public. The full information, listing individuals, is kept private for 72 years. However, the release only contains images of the pages. Many many volunteers have been organized to transcribe the hand-written pages. It is expected that these transcripts and a full index will be available in a few months.

Outreach Committee

AGS recognizes that there are some local clubs in the state that are struggling to survive due to the pandemic and other issues. We would like to help. If you are in such a club or know of one, please let us know by writing to outreach@argensoc.org.