Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society

Serving the Arkansas Counties of Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington

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"In Memory"
Judge William Henry Enfield
Jan 24, 1921 - Aug 23, 2010
The Enfield Room at the Bentonville Public Library houses the Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society Library and was named in honor of Judge Enfield

"In Memory"
John Allen Hickman
Apr 12, 1938 - Oct 2, 2011
Longtime NAGS Volunteer,  Board Member & Co-Editor of the Backtracker

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The Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society will meet Monday, April 28 at 6 PM at the Bentonville Public Library, 405 South Main.
Professional genealogist and our NAGS president Diane Giannini will present Tricks of the Trade - Having a Successful Research Experience. The lecture provides proven strategies that work so a person is prepared before beginning research.


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History of NAGS

The Backtracker©

A quarterly publication

Burial Permits

Cemeteries inventoried by NAGS

Confederate Pension Applications

Deeds of Benton County, Arkansas 

Obituary Index

Obituaries Death & Service Notices

Probate Index for Benton County

Publications offered for sale by NAGS



Southern Claims Commission

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  Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society
405 S. Main St., Bentonville, AR 72712


2013 Board

President-                  Diane Giannini
Past President -          Diane Giannini
Vice President -                                    
Secretary -                      Mary Wynne
Treasurer -                      Mike Powers
Backtracker Editor -     June Melton
Membership -                June Melton
Publicity -                  Linda Norman
Librarian -                 Mary Marquess
Web Site -                     Wilma Fields
Research -                  Cary Anderson
Special Laison -             Nancy Feroe

To join the Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society: Click here for a membership form

Annual dues are $15.00 and include a yearly subscription to our quarterly, The Backtracker. The quarterly consistently has 24+ pages and usually at least two family stories plus indexes to various local records. The Society meets on the 4th Monday of the month, 6:00 P.M., January through November, at the Bentonville Public Library, 405 South Main Street, Bentonville, AR, (479) 271-6820

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed
Telephone: (479) 271-6820
Volunteers of the Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society are normally available for assistance at the Enfield Genealogy Research Room at various hours Monday through Friday. Please refer to the Calendar for the hours volunteers are scheduled. Researchers who are planning to visit the library from out of state are encouraged to either e-mail or call in advance to ensure a member is available when you arrive. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests for assistance. Please e-mail at least two weeks in advance to make arrangements.

**FEE  based research inquiries can be sent to or mailed to:
Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society
405 S. Main St., Bentonville, AR 72712

Click here for a research request form or to view research rates

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