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Bradley County Lookups

We always welcome additional lookup volunteers!

Please be kind and limit your requests to one or two names per lookup. Don't overwhelm the volunteers by asking for "every listing of the Smith surname". These folks are being very generous with their time. Please remember to thank the volunteers who do lookups for you.

-  Union Hill Cemetery Look-Ups. Contact Beverly DuBose at
"I live right next door to the cemetery and have already compiled alot of information that I am willing to share."

-  Lookups in ALL Bradley County censuses. Contact Terri Buster at

-  Lookups of Obituaries published in the Eagle Democrat since about April 1984. I will be glad to look up and share these with anyone. Send request to Mary Barrett at Send E-mail address (free). Contact Mary for snail mail.

-  Lookups in the Ingalls area. Contact Loritta Johnson at

-  Lookups of Bradley County Marriages. Contact Peggy Quimby Bowman at

-  Lookups in the 1850, 1860, 1870 or 1880 Bradley County census. PLEASE NOTE:   You must know the township or page number for the family you are seeking. Contact Robert McClain at

-  Lookups in Bradley County, Arkansas, Cemetery Records, Published by Bradley County Extension Homemakers Council, 1983. Contact Robert McClain at

-  Lookups in the book Civil War Soldiers of Bradley County, AR by Jann Woodard. Contact Melissa Jones at

-  Lookups in the book Old Times Not Forgotten: A History of Drew County (contains many connections to Bradley County families) by Rebecca De-Armond Huskey. Contact Melissa Jones at

-  Lookups in the official records for the Hickory Springs Cemetery. Contact Peggy Quimby Bowman at

-  Lookups in the official records for the Holly Springs Cemetery. Contact Baker Peebles at

-  Lookups in Bradley County Roots (PLEASE NOTE:  if you need a copy of an entire article, please visit the Bradley County Roots page for more information on how to order).

Death (and birth) certificates have been issued in Arkansas since 1914. Keep in mind that compliance wasn't 100% until decades later; some people didn't register these events with the state even after Arkansas made it a requirement to do so. You can obtain birth or death certificates by writing to:
                Arkansas Department of Health
                Division of Vital Records
                4815 West Markham Street
                Slot 44
                Little Rock, AR 72205
They charge $12.00 per certificate, whether they find your person or not, so try to find out if the death certificate exists before you write to them. Several people on the mailing list have state-wide Arkansas Death Record Index books, so let us know who you're looking for and I'm sure one of us can help.
NOTE: The Ark. Dept. of Health web site says this:

"Arkansas Statute 20-18-305 does not allow public release of death records, which are less than 50 years old. The law does permit release to specific persons who are related to the registrant and to his/her designated representatives, to academic research groups, and to persons who can demonstrate a right to the record."

They do not say exactly which relatives may request a death certificate, so it might be worth calling them to ask.

Please also note that the published Arkansas Death Record Index books only go up to 1948. The advice to have someone do a lookup in the death record index books is simply because compliance was not 100% in the early years, and many people who died between 1914-1948 are missing from the index.

If you are interested in purchasing the Arkansas Death Indexes they can be ordered here:

There are four books that comprise the statewide death record index published thus far (1914-1948).
Note that there are also regional volumes for sale, if you are not interested in death records statewide.     

If you have access to Bradley County records or books of any kind and would like to be a lookup volunteer, please e-mail Barbara Logan at

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