According to Arkansas law, only those that live in the state of Arkansas can make copies of public records.The idea is that only residents of the state should be allowed access to information in the state in an effort to reduce abuse and dissemination of these records outside of the state.One, by visiting one of their offices that are located throughout the State or two, through their express service using an outside company.
Before 1914, births were not required to be recorded.Some births were recorded after 1914 from prior years, but these records are in limited numbers.Under NH statutory requirements and applicable administrative rules, certain older records are open to the public while other, more recent records, are only available when the applicant has a direct and tangible interest in the record.In accordance with RSA 1 in order to have access to a record an applicant shall have "direct and tangible interest" in the requested record.This expanded facility also houses a well-appointed research room.
The research room allows access to New Hampshire genealogical records dating back to 1640, as well as state archival records.
So although the original Arkansas public records law states that only residents can access the records, federal ruling has stated that anyone from any state is still allowed to access these records upon request.
Check with the current government law to help you decide if it is possible for you to retrieve the data you need.
Many local genealogists volunteer their time to assist you in locating your family histories.
As always, a photo ID is required to obtain certified copies of vital records.
There are only a limited number of Arkansas death records from that date.