The Arkansas History Commission in Little Rock in cooperation with the Genealogical Society of Utah has just completed the microfilming of some of the older records of Cross County. These records have been housed at the county library, the county museum, and the courthouse at Wynne. The filming is part of a microfilming project began in 1976 that has copied early county records from all courthouses in Arkansas. Projects like this preserve historical material by reproducing the records on 35mm microfilm. It also makes the information more accessible by placing the film at additional locations such as the Arkansas History Commission in Little Rock and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Included in this filming project are Cross County deed records from 1886 to 1900; loose probate packets dating from 1898 to 1930, containing documents from several hundred individual estates; and loose Chancery Court records dating from 1880 to 1949, which contain information relating to lawsuits, debts, estate disputes, and divorces.
This microfilm will be added to the Cross County records already in the History Commission’s collection. For additional information on the History Commission’s collections, visit its website at www.ark-ives.com or call 501-682-6900.