The Arkansas History Commission in Little Rock, in cooperation with the Genealogical Society of Utah, has completed microfilming of early Greene County records at the Courthouse in Paragould. The filming is part of a project began in 1976 that has copied early county records from all courthouses in Arkansas. Projects like this preserve historical material from possible destruction by fire, flood, and other disasters by reproducing the records on 35mm microfilm. It also makes the information more accessible by placing the film at locations such as the Arkansas History Commission in Little Rock and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Greene County probate records dating from about 1894 to 1950 were microfilmed. This material will be added to the early Greene County marriages, deeds, probates, divorces, and tax records already in the History Commission’s collection. Camera operators will shortly be filming in Des Arc and DeValls Bluff, in Prairie County.
For additional information on the History Commission’s collections, visit its website at www.ark-ives.com.