Fort Smith Genealogy Indexes

Fort Smith Cemetery Index 

This index includes individuals buried in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The information was taken from interment records from the following cemeteries: Calvary (Catholic)–to 1991; Forest Park–1910-1988; Rose Lawn & Holy Cross–1930-1991; U.S. National Cemetery–to 1990; Washington Cemetery–1943-1996; Woodlawn Memorial Park–1959-1989. This index is a result of hard work by many volunteers and the library extends sincere thanks to all involved.

Fort Smith City Birth Records 

The source of this index is the official “Record of Report of Births Filed With the City Clerk of Fort Smith Arkansas”. Births were first recorded with the City of Fort Smith in 1881, and continued to be recorded at the city level until 1965. Many local births were never recorded with the city. The period currently covered by this index is 1881-1921.

Fort Smith City Death Records 

The source of these records is the official “Record of Report of Deaths Filed With the City Clerk of Fort Smith Arkansas”. Deaths were first recorded with the City of Fort Smith in 1881, and continued to be recorded at the city level until 1965. Many local deaths were never recorded with the city. These records are in the process of being indexed, and will be updated periodically. The period currently covered by this index is 1881-1924.

Sebastian County Marriage Records 

This index includes individuals married in Sebastian County (Fort Smith and Greenwood) from years 1863-June 14, 2001. The years of 1847 and 1861 are included as well. Source Information provided by the Sebastian County Clerk’s marriage records. These records will be updated periodically.