Welcome to the Madison County Genealogocial & Historical Society Website!

We welcome everyone interested in Madison County, Arkansas history & genealogy to the official site of the society. The Society hopes that this website will be of use to researchers who live away from Madison County by providing information about our resources and material available at our research library.

MCGHS Facebook Group Page

Click on the Facebook logo above to be taken to our Facebook page. Our Society's Facebook group page has hundreds of old photos posted. Note: Simply click on the "Join Group" button, and answer two simple questions to be able to join the facebook group.

Also, there is a second facebook group page entitled "Madison County, Arkansas School Pictures." To find that page, type "Madison County, Arkansas, School Pictures in the search box. The page should appear in the search results. Click on it, and follow the same process to join that group.

It has been a long time coming, but we are sure that you will agree that the wait was well worth it. The price by mail or ordering from our website is $30.00 plus $5.00 for postage. The book is 324 pages long; and has over 630 photos which have names. It has a full-name index. The cost of this book is $30 if picked up at the Society office on N. Gaskill St.

To order now, click on the Publications tab at the top of this page or click on the The Alabam Cemetery Book above the book picture to place your order either on line or by mail.

Volume 42, Fall 2023, Issue 3 of Madison County Musings released

The Fall issue of the Madison County Musings was mailed on September 20th. The cover features a photograph of the Anderson Lumber Company, c. 1908, which was located near Pettigrew and was owned by Carroll Ward Anderson and his sons, Walter and Elbert. The photograph serves as an introduction to a reprinted article from the Arkansas Gazette, published on May 16, 1937 about Carroll Ward Anderson and his 75 year relationship with the Gazette which he started reading when he was a boy during the Civil War.

This is the 167th issue of the Musings since the founding of the society and contains pages 117 - 173 of Volume 42.

Table of Contents - Musings, Volume 42, No. 3, Fall, 2023

Page No. article title author
117 Changes in Membership, Effective 2024 Musings Staff
118 New Book Now Available: Alabam Cemetery Joy Russell and Dorothy Dyer
119 C. W. Anderson has read Gazette for 75 Years Reprint from The Arkansas Gazette, 1937.
122 Ozark Customs, Part 2 Otto Ernest Rayburn, c. 1959 from The Madison County Record
126 Hard Trials/Tribulations of an Old Confederate Soldier Part II By George T. Maddox
135 Madison County Teachers list, Part 2; Baber, J.C. - Blevins, Clyde Musings Staff
145 Delayed Birth Certificate Applications Madison County - for people born 1891, Part 8 Parts 1 & 2 were published by the Musings Staff in Vol. 41, No. 1 & 2. Part 3 in Summer 2022; Part 4 in Fall 2022. Part 5 in Winter 2023, Part 6 in Spring, 2023, Part 7 in Summer, 2023.
151 Cody and Kingman Post Offices from The Springdale News, October 21, 1898
154 List of Legal Voters in Madison County, Arkansas August 1867 Joy Russell
164 Madison County Land Patents, Part 108 First private land owners of Madison County - from Federal Land Office

Check out updates to new society publications by clicking on "Society News" at the bottom of the website menu on the right. You can view the table of contents of all four of the latest issues of the Madison County Musings.

Placing Orders On-Line

You may place orders on line using the secure services of PayPal. Back issues of The Musings and our many other publications and books can be ordered by simply selecting the "Add to Cart" buttons found below each publication. Simply go to our Publications page by selecting "Publications" from the top of this page or select one of the books from the menu at the right. Your order will be sent by U.S. Mail.

If you do not want to place your order on line, click on the link below, print the order form, enter the items you wish to order, enclose your personal check or money order, and mail to the society at the address on the order form.

You can view a list of books for sale by clicking on the link below.

Originally published by Gloria Sisk in 1986 as part of the state and county Sesquicentennial celebration, this interesting book contains interviews with Madison County Residents and lots of historical information, 258 pages, indexed. This book has been out of print for years so get your copy while our supply lasts. The cost of this book is $15 if picked up at the Society office on N. Gaskill St.

You may also click on the Publications tab at the top of this page to place your order either on line or by mail. Cost by mail is $19.

Drakes Creek Area Cemeteries - Now Available!!

  1. The 12th book about Madison County Cemeteries is now available and ready for shipping.
  2. To view the cemeteries enumerated in this new volume and ordering information, click here.

Our Smith Family: The Descendants of Simeon Peter Smith I, Madison County Arkansas

  1. Also contains allied family information on the Lee, Weaver & Williams families;
  2. 246 pages, 23 photos; full name index; price is $25.00 (plus $4.50 if mailed. For Ordering information, click here.

When the Presbyterians Came to Kingston

We now have reprinted the book "When The Presbyterians Came to Kingston: Kingston Community Church 1917-1951", by Abby Burnett with Ellen Compton and John D. Little. It is 261 pages long and has 108 photos in it. The cost is $29.50 which includes shipping and handling.

"This book covers the history, construction and operation of the large two-storied Presbyterian Church and adjoining school which was built on Community Hill in Kingston in the mid-1920's. The first graduating class was in 1925. Later a hospital was operated in conjunction with this Church and other social programs were offered to the people of the area which would not have otherwise been available. Many of the available programs were supported by the Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church (especially the Brick Church) in New York state. The book presents the many factors that led to the closing of the school and the destruction of the two-storied Presbyterian Church in the 1940's."

Click on the Publications tab at the top of this page to place your order either on line or by mail.

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