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Our focus is on Little River County; her parent counties: Hempstead and Sevier, and border counties: Howard & Miller

Society News

LRCGS is currently uploading it's headstone photograph collection to findagrave. Watch our progress HERE!!

We are compiling a database of Little River, Sevier, Howard, Hempstead & other surrounding county surnames. If you would like yours included, please send your name, email, and surnames (along with name of head, birth and death date) to Terri Buster

Meetings are held at 6pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Cossatot U. of A., Ashdown, Arkansas.

Genealogy Research Room

Picture of Ashdown Public Library

The LRCGS genealogy research room is located in the Ashdown Public Library. We presently have a microfilm reader-printer and a wonderful collection of census and Little River County newspapers on film.

Our library is steadily growing and we have many Arkansas (and other state) genealogy resources. A copier is available at the library, should you wish to make paper copies.

Ashdown Public Library

160 E. Commerce

Ashdown, Arkansas


Little River County Genealogy Society

Join Us

Annual membership in the Little River County Genealogical Society includes the online LRCGS Journal and free queries posted in the journal. The journal is published annually in January.

Annual dues are $20 for a household membership (for example, husband and wife), and $15 for a single membership. Membership is based on the calendar year, January 1 through December 31.

Queries are limited to 50 words each.

Please download the membership form, complete and send with your annual dues to:

LRCGS, INC. c/o Wynell Choate

P.O. Box 288

Ashdown Arkansas 71822

LRCGS 2015 Board Members

  • President ~ Vynn Stuart
  • Vice President ~ Roxie Jones
  • Secretary ~ Donna Neff
  • Treasurer ~ Wynell Choate
  • Parliamentarian ~ Vyvian Spigner

LRCGS Journal

Published annually, each issue of the LRCGS Journal spotlights a different aspect of Little River County history. Previous spotlights have included Wilton, Peytonville, and Pine Prairie. Additionally, issues contain pictures, news articles, family histories, and research helps.

If you are interested in receiving the LRCGS Journal, please see the membership section for more details.

Historical and Genealogical societies may send an e-mail to the journal editor to inquire about an exchange program.

  • Editor: Journal/Web/Publications ~ Terri Buster

  • Look-up Requests

    Look-ups are free with the exception of any copying fees.

    Available Resources:

    • Cemetery
    • Newspaper Archives
    • Census
    • Little River County Court House Documents


    • One request per e-mail
    • Be specific with your request. Please supply full names, birth and death dates and any other known information to help narrow the research.
    • Send requests to one of the following volunteers:

      History & Genealogy in the News

        Family Search World-Wide Indexing Project
        Give Back!

      For More Information
      contact ~ Terri Buster