Join us on Saturday, March 7 at 10 am for Finding Your Civil War Ancestors, a step-by-step guide for your research on Union and Confederate ancestors. J. Mark Lowe, Certified Genealogist, will introduce resources such as compiled military service records and pension records to assist your journey through Civil War records.
At noon, Mark will teach a second workshop. The second session, Using that Brick Wall as a Foundation, will focus on resources and techniques to further progress work on those ancestors that stump your research. Using genealogical research skills, learn how to overcome those difficult branches on the family tree and keep your research from going down the wrong path.
J. Mark Lowe, CG, CGL, FUGA, is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer, specializing in original records of Kentucky and Tennessee and manuscripts throughout the South. He serves as Course Coordinator of Research in the South for the Institute of Genealogy and Historic Research at Samford University and for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. He also serves as Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance. Mark has worked on several genealogical television series, including African American Lives 2, UnXplained Events, and Who Do You Think You Are? He is a former President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. In 2007, Mark received the Grahame T. Smallwood Jr. Award for his outstanding service to the APG.
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- Census images online by Ancestry.com (available in library only)
- Census images, local, and family histories by Heritage Quest [Library Access] [Home Access]
- Fayetteville Public Library Obituary Records, 1868–2011 [Click here to Access]
- Fayetteville Public Library School Records [Click here to Access]
- Fayetteville Public Library Land Records [Click here to Access]
- Washington County Land Record Search, 1834-1991
- Washington County Marriage Record Search 1845-1941
- Complete Arkansas census records from 1830-1940.
- Fayetteville newspapers containing obituaries from 1867-present.
- Early Washington County marriage, probate and will Records.
Available print resources
- Indices of early Washington County records.
- Complete set of “Flashback”, the publication of the Washington County Historical Society, with a comprehensive index.
- An extensive surname book collection and folders containing information about family histories.
- General genealogy resources which include passenger lists, immigration records, Native American research, DAR and SAR records, cemetery records and military records.
*All collection materials are for reference purposes and must be used while in the library.