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*[[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona|Early records]] may also have been sent to archives in Spain, Mexico, or New Mexico.  
 
*[[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona|Early records]] may also have been sent to archives in Spain, Mexico, or New Mexico.  
 
*AZ's northern 70% became U.S. territory after the [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican-American War 1846-1848]].  
 
*AZ's northern 70% became U.S. territory after the [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican-American War 1846-1848]].  
*In 1853 the {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} added AZ south of the {{wpd|Gila River}} to provide a snow-free route to California. Both the [[Butterfield Overland Mail]] and [[Southern Pacific Railroad]] used this land, and both fostered settlement.
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*The 1853 {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} added land to southern AZ. Both the [[Butterfield Overland Mail]] and [[Southern Pacific Railroad]] used this land, which fostered AZ settlement.
  
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:[http://www.arizonaguide.com/ Official Guide of the Arizona Office of Tourism]{{AZDCleft}}
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*Join the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arizona-Genealogy-Research-Community/139992052772767 Facebook] or [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community#North_America Skype] Genealogy Research Community!
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Arizona/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[http://www.azgenweb.org// The Arizona GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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*[http://arizonagravestones.org/ Arizona Gravestones Photo Project] has burial informaion and pictures of the gravestones of many burials in&nbsp; Arizona.
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*[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/arizona.shtml Arizona Blacksheep Ancestors] indexes of many sources to find your infamous Arizona ancestors.
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*[http://genealogy.az.gov/ Arizona Genealogy Birth &amp; Death Certificates] Now Available to the Public. Arizona state library, archives and public records. The certificate images provided are limited to Arizona: BIRTHS that occurred at least 75 years ago DEATHS that occurred at least 50 years ago
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== Did You Know? ==
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[[Image:Arizona.png|right|150px|Arizona.png]] [[Image:Arizona flag.png|right|150px|Arizona flag.png]]
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*'''American Indians.''' There are 21 reservations in the state. In addition to the Navajo—the largest tribe—important groups are the Mohave, Apache, Hopi, Paiute, Tohono O'odham, Ak-Chin, Yuma, Yavapai, Hualapai, and Havasupai. For more information see [[Indians of Arizona]]. Histories of Arizona Indians are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under ARIZONA - MINORITIES, as well as under ARIZONA - NATIVE RACES. Other records of American Indians are listed in the Subject Search of the Family History Library Catalog under the names of the tribes.<br>
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*'''Prison Records.''' Arizona Department of Corrections has a searchable online database of [http://www.azcorrections.gov/inmate_datasearch/Index_Minh.aspx 100 years of Inmate Admissions] (1872 - 1972).<br>
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*'''[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Gretna Greens]].''' When an '''eloping''' Arizona couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Clark County, Nevada|Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada]], or [[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma, Yuma, Arizona]].<ref name="Eakle1">Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in ''Genealogy Blog'' at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).</ref>
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[[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] showing dates the jurisdictions were created and maps. This will help in determining what jurisdiction your ancestor lived in and where the records are now located.  
 
[[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] showing dates the jurisdictions were created and maps. This will help in determining what jurisdiction your ancestor lived in and where the records are now located.  
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:[http://www.arizonaguide.com/ Official Guide of the Arizona Office of Tourism]{{AZDCleft}}
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*Join the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arizona-Genealogy-Research-Community/139992052772767 Facebook] or [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community#North_America Skype] Genealogy Research Community!
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Arizona/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[http://www.azgenweb.org// The Arizona GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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*[http://arizonagravestones.org/ Arizona Gravestones Photo Project] has burial informaion and pictures of the gravestones of many burials in&nbsp; Arizona.
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*[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/arizona.shtml Arizona Blacksheep Ancestors] indexes of many sources to find your infamous Arizona ancestors.
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*[http://genealogy.az.gov/ Arizona Genealogy Birth &amp; Death Certificates] Now Available to the Public. Arizona state library, archives and public records. The certificate images provided are limited to Arizona: BIRTHS that occurred at least 75 years ago DEATHS that occurred at least 50 years ago
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== Did You Know?  ==
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[[Image:Arizona.png|right|150px|Arizona.png]] [[Image:Arizona flag.png|right|150px|Arizona flag.png]]
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{{Wikipedia|Arizona}}
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*'''American Indians.''' There are 21 reservations in the state. In addition to the Navajo—the largest tribe—important groups are the Mohave, Apache, Hopi, Paiute, Tohono O'odham, Ak-Chin, Yuma, Yavapai, Hualapai, and Havasupai. For more information see [[Indians of Arizona]]. Histories of Arizona Indians are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under ARIZONA - MINORITIES, as well as under ARIZONA - NATIVE RACES. Other records of American Indians are listed in the Subject Search of the Family History Library Catalog under the names of the tribes.<br>
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*'''Prison Records.''' Arizona Department of Corrections has a searchable online database of [http://www.azcorrections.gov/inmate_datasearch/Index_Minh.aspx 100 years of Inmate Admissions] (1872 - 1972).<br>
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*'''[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Gretna Greens]].''' When an '''eloping''' Arizona couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Clark County, Nevada|Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada]], or [[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma, Yuma, Arizona]].<ref name="Eakle1">Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in ''Genealogy Blog'' at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).</ref>
  
 
== Societies  ==
 
== Societies  ==

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This article is about the southwestern U.S. state. For other uses, see Arizona (disambiguation).

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Welcome to Arizona,
the Grand Canyon State

Grand Canyon from Hermit's Rest.
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Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties:  Bernalillo NM · Castle Dome · Doña Ana NM · Ewell · Mesilla · Pah-Ute · Rio Arriba NM · Rio Virgin · San Juan NM  · Santa Ana NM · Socorro NM · Taos NM · Valencia NM

Arizona County Creation Dates and Parent Counties showing dates they were created or renamed and counties created from older counties. Details will assist you in determining which county would have the records you are seeking. Arizona currently has 15 counties.

Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona showing dates the jurisdictions were created and maps. This will help in determining what jurisdiction your ancestor lived in and where the records are now located.

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Official Guide of the Arizona Office of Tourism
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  • American Indians. There are 21 reservations in the state. In addition to the Navajo—the largest tribe—important groups are the Mohave, Apache, Hopi, Paiute, Tohono O'odham, Ak-Chin, Yuma, Yavapai, Hualapai, and Havasupai. For more information see Indians of Arizona. Histories of Arizona Indians are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under ARIZONA - MINORITIES, as well as under ARIZONA - NATIVE RACES. Other records of American Indians are listed in the Subject Search of the Family History Library Catalog under the names of the tribes.
  • Prison Records. Arizona Department of Corrections has a searchable online database of 100 years of Inmate Admissions (1872 - 1972).
  • Gretna Greens. When an eloping Arizona couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, or Yuma, Yuma, Arizona.[1]

Societies

See Arizona Genealogical Societies for a listing of the currently active genealogical societies in Arizona.

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Wiki Articles on Arizona topics linking to FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

Bibliography:

  • Barnes, Will C. Arizona Place Names. Tucson, Arizona: The University of Arizona Press, 1988, pp. 26-27 WorldCat 479862
  • Dean, Saxton, et al. Dictionary: Tohono O'odham/Pima to English, English to Tohono O'odham/Pima. Tucson, Arizona: The University of Arizona Press, 1983, p. 138
  • Garate, Donald T. "Arizona (Never Arizonac). Link to online book
  • Granger, Byrd Howell. Arizona’s Names: X Marks the Place. Tucson, Arizona: Falconer Pub. Co., 1983, pp. 30-31.
  • Thompson, Clay. "A Sorry State of Affairs When Views Change." The Aizona Republic, February 25, 2007, p. B10.

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