Free Online Arkansas Death Records and Indexes

Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians, and archivists (as well as the largest of them all – FamilySearch), a great number of indexes to death collections have been provided for free online. These searchable indexes provide specific death information, and sometimes scanned images of the actual death certificates themselves. These free online collections have hundreds of millions of records in them in total.

There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include death information that is not included in the lists below. For example, newspapers and obituaries have death info, but most times obituary indexes include the date of the obituary but not the date of death. To find out which types of other records may include death information, please see: 

The lists below are specific death indexes and record collections that are available for free online for the state.

Note: Some of the links listed below take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. Near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. To take full advantage, please make sure that you are logged in to FamilySearch. The results may be different if you are signed in, rather than not.

NoteI have included links to Free Ancestry records and indexes. You do not need a subscription, but you do need an Ancestry account. Without a subscription, you can view indexes. If there is an image associated with a record, in most cases you will need a subscription, but the index does include very usable information.

(Updated October 2023)

Arkansas Death Records


For all Free Arkansas Collection Links in 24 Genealogy Categories, go to the By Location Page, click on Arkansas, and then click on the category of interest.

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One reply on “Free Online Arkansas Death Records and Indexes”

I am struggling trying to locate the burial place for a relative named Seth Harrison Henry. He last lived near Aplin, Arkansas in 1930 as far as I know.. We have 0 record of him after this. He was born in 1856. Was married twice. Last marriage was to Elizabeth Ellison, then they divorced and she became Elizabeth Danner. Don Henry, my father in law, asked me to see what I can find. I need some ideas. Thanks

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