Arizona Genealogy

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*There are 21 [[Indians of Arizona|Indian reservations]] in Arizona.  
 
*There are 21 [[Indians of Arizona|Indian reservations]] in Arizona.  
 
*Spanish {{wpd|conquistador|conquistadors}} arrived in 1539, but Hispanic settlement was sparse until after 1840.  
 
*Spanish {{wpd|conquistador|conquistadors}} arrived in 1539, but Hispanic settlement was sparse until after 1840.  
*Early records may also have been sent to archives in Spain, Mexico, or New Mexico.  
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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.  
*The northern 70% became U.S. territory after the Mexican-American War 1846-1848.  
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*AZ's northern 70% became U.S. territory after the [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican-American War 1846-1848]].  
*In 1853 the Gadsden Purchase added AZ south of the 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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*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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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

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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]

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.

Societies

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

 Research Tools

 

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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