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I do not believe several paragraphs discussing the origin of the word "Arizona" teaches our readers how to find ancestors who lived in Arizona. It is not within the scope of this wiki. Please consider replacing this with more genealogically related material.  DiltsGD 18:28, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

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I'll get to work on it.

James L. Tanner 03:28, 10 September 2012 (UTC)


The important things (like topics-links and county-links) are still "below the fold," and relatively unimportant things (like factual information which should probably be on other state pages) are above the fold. The purpose of the state page in NOT to divulge loads information, but rather to be a Table of Contents--a jumping-off point to the other pages--for the state. As a Table of Contents page for the state, there is something off-track if the Table of Contents page itself has a Table of Contents. The New York page shows an order of presentation that is closer to what we like to see on a state page. DiltsGD 17:32, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
David: I certainly agree. I think the concept of the "Portal" Wiki pages is still in transition. You are certainly welcome to make any changes you think would improve the presentation. Maybe when we "finish" the Utah Project, we could have an Arizona project?

Other Counties that might have records for Arizona residents

This used to be called Extinct and Renamed counties. Strictly speaking there are no renamed counties in Arizona and only one extinct county - Pah-Ute.

I have removed all the New Mexico counties that used to be in this list. They did cover land that would later be in Arizona. But they were never Arizona counties and were discontinued when US Arizona Territory of 1863 was created.

However, I did link in the four counties created by the unofficial meeting in Tucson in 1860 - Castle Dome, Ewell, Mesilla, and Dona Ana. That land was an Arizona Territory, just not the US Arizona Territory of 1863. It did become a Confederate territory. But more important, a government was established, which means that records might still exist, somewhere. I would feel more comfortable if this was an article by itself, but don't know where to put it so it doesn't get lost.

I also linked in the counties that covered the land in the northwest corner of Arizona Territory, the land that was given to Nevada - Pau-Ute, Rio Virgin, Lincoln and Nye. For about five years this land was contested by Arizona, Nevada and Utah. Records created in that area could have been recorded in anyone of those 4 counties. Again I don't feel comfortable with including counties outside of Arizona, but don't know how to fit all in this understanding.

The important thing to me is to point where records may be found. By including these counties, it does that. So I leave it that way, unless someone else has a better idea. Sabwoo 17:52, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

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