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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.  
 
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*AZ's northern 70% became U.S. territory after the [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican-American War 1846-1848]].  
 
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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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*'''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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Revision as of 21:55, 10 January 2013

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.
Most unique genealogical features:



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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

Major Repositories

Arizona State Archives · Arizona Historical Society · Mesa Family History Center · National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside) · Family History Library

Migration Routes

Colorado River · Little Colorado River · Gila River · Beale Wagon Road · Butterfield Overland Mail · Honeymoon Trail · Juan Bautista de Anza Trail · Old Spanish Trail · Route 66 · Atlantic and Pacific Railroad · Santa Fe Railway · Southern Pacific Railroad · Texas and Pacific Railway

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Did You Know?

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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.

 Research Tools

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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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References

  1. 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).
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