The Arkansas History Commission in Little Rock in cooperation with the Genealogical Society of Utah has just completed the microfilming of older Phillips County records at the courthouse in Helena. 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.
Including in this filming are Phillips County marriage records dating from 1921 to 1951, and deed records dating from 1886 to 1906. Also filmed were Monroe County Chancery Court records dating from 1865 to 1936.
These new rolls will be added to the Commission’s current collections of some 97 rolls of film for this county. For additional information on the History Commission’s collections, visit its website at www.ark-ives.com or call 501.682.6900.