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Military Records Research Workshop

8/14/2013:

In partnership with the Arkansas History Commission, the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History will present a free workshop for all those who are interested in learning how to research your relatives who served in the military. This workshop will be useful whether you would like to know how to research a relative who fought in the Civil War or how to track down a living relative's military service records. With new technology and the internet, researching personal records has never been so easy. However, even these innovations will not help if a person does not know where to go to begin searching. This two hour workshop, conducted by Mary Dunn and Anna Pfeifler of the Arkansas History Commission staff, will educate participants on all the new ways to research military records.


The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History tells the military heritage of Arkansas and its citizens to a diverse and widespread audience. Located in the historic Arsenal Building in MacArthur Park--one of Central Arkansas's oldest surviving structures and the birthplace of one of this country's foremost military heroes--the museum collects, preserves, and interprets our state's rich military past from its territorial period to the present.


The Arkansas History Commission is one of the oldest existing state agencies in Arkansas, created by the General Assembly in 1905. As the official state archives, an important part of its mission is collect material bearing on the history of Arkansas from the earliest times. With selected military records from every war from the American Revolution to World War I, more than 4000 manuscript collections, and 3000 newspaper titles from 1819 to present, the State Archives has the most comprehensive collection of Arkansas history material available anywhere.

For more information, contact Nic Clark at the MacArthur Museum at (501) 376-4602, or by email at nclark@littlerock.org. The Arkansas History Commission can be reached at (501) 682-6900, or by email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.