An Electronic Index of Arkansas Deaths, 1819-1920
Designed to supplement Arkansas’s vital records service, which began in 1914, In Remembrance
serves to provide researchers with the location of death records in early Arkansas, whether in church publications, cemetery records, mortality censuses, newspaper obituaries, or county and local records from the Arkansas History Commission’s extensive holdings. The In Remembrance
database provides information about family and historical figures 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.
is an on-going project. More than a year of planning and data entry has gone into the project by dozens of AHC staff and volunteers. Thousands of entries go into the database every month and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Volunteers occupy a special place in the In Remembrance
project, working alongside AHC staff at their own pace, in many cases from their own homes, helping to add names to this extensive index. If volunteering for In Remembrance
is of interest to you, your contributions would be very welcome, so please contact the staff at: firstname.lastname@example.org