A new online resource will interest many with Arkansas ancestry. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas is not designed for genealogy purposes. However, you can find a lot of information about the events that shaped the lives of your Arkansas forebears.
Quoting from the Encyclopedia's main page:
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas is a free, authoritative source of information about the rich history, geography, and culture of Arkansas. It will be updated regularly to ensure the people of Arkansas have an accurate and accessible resource to explore our heritage. It will also benefit people outside the state who are seeking information about Arkansas. We invite you to browse our text entries and media galleries to learn more about the people, places, events, legends, and lore of the 25th state. This site is a work in progress. We are continually adding new entries, photographs, maps, videos, and audio files, so check back frequently to see what's new.
I spent some time looking at the site and was impressed. It is professionally done and has many pictures and maps. I wish that I had Arkansas ancestry so that I could better appreciate some of the information that I found.
More than 2 million hits have been made to the site since it was established on May 2, including one from Malta and one from Antarctica.
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas is available at: http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net