The Arkansas History Commission in Little Rock, in cooperation with the Genealogical Society of Utah, has recently completed the microfilming of sixty three new rolls of Mississippi County records at the courthouses in Osceola and Blytheville. The filming is part of an ongoing cooperative project began in 1976 that has microfilmed county records from each of Arkansas’s seventy-five counties. 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.
Included in this filming are Mississippi County marriage records dating from 1921 to 1951, Chancery Court records dating from 1865 to 1941, wills dating from 1926 to 1952, as well as deed records dating from 1888 to 1910. This material will be added to the early Mississippi County marriages, deeds, tax, and probate records already in the History Commission’s collection. Camera operators are now filming in White County. For additional information on the Arkansas History Commission’s collections, visit its website at www.ark-ives.com or call 501.682.6900.