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Izard County, Arkansas
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Izard County, Arkansas Facts

When was Izard County, AR Created?
Izard County was established on October 27, 1825 and was formed from Independence County and Fulton County.

What is the County Seat of Izard County, AR?
The County Seat is located in Melbourne (the county seat was originally located at Liberty, moved to Mount Olive in 1836, Mount Vernon in the 1940s, and finally settled at Melbourne in 1875) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Izard County, AR?
Bordering Counties are Fulton CountySharp CountyIndependence CountyStone CountyBaxter County.

Izard County, AR Vital Records

Where can find Izard County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Izard County vital records can be found at the Arkansas Deptartment of Health has Birth & Death records since February 1, 1914, Marriage Records since January 1917 and Divorce Records since January 1923. You may go to the Izard County health department to obtain a Birth or Death certificates which can be issued while you wait. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Arkansas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Izard County BirthMarriageDivorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Izard Co. Birth CertificatesMarriage CertificatesDivorce CertificatesDeath Certificates  to mail.

Izard County, AR Census Records

What Izard County, AR census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Izard County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940.

Izard Co. Slave Schedules can be acquired for 1850 & 1860. Izard Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Izard Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Izard Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You’ll find free online and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Arkansas Census Records Research Guide

Izard County, AR Courthouse and Government Records

Izard County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Izard County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Izard County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Arkansas courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Arkansas residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Izard County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Arkansas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

All County Offices Records are located in the Courthouse at County Courthouse, Melbourne 72556; 870-368-4328, unless otherwise noted.

Izard County, AR Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Izard County, AR?
A list of Izard County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Arkansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Izard County, AR Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Izard County, AR?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Izard County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is merely a list which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

Izard Co. AR Books, Newspapers & Publications

Izard Co. AR Cemeteries & Church Records

Izard Co. AR Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Izard Co. AR General and History Websites

Izard Co. AR Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Izard Co. AR Military Records