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:''This article is about the southwestern U.S. state. For other uses, see [[Arizona (disambiguation)]].'' <br><br>
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: left; width: 74%"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to Arizona, <br>the Grand Canyon State{{/p}}[[Image:{{GrandCanyonAZ}}]]
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{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to Arizona, <br>the Grand Canyon State{{/p}}[[Image:{{GrandCanyonAZ}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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*There are 21 [[Indians of Arizona|Indian reservations]] in Arizona.
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'''1. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Death Records|Death Information]]'''
*{{wpd|Francisco Vásquez de Coronado|Explored}} 1540; few setters until 1840.
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*[[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona|Early records]] in Spain, Mexico, New Mexico.
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*U.S. territory after [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican War 1846-1848]].
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*1853 {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} added land south of the {{wpd|Gila River}} for [[Butterfield Overland Mail]] and [[Southern Pacific Railroad]] routes.
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=== Counties  ===
 
=== Counties  ===
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*[[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma]]
 
*[[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma]]
  
'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Arizona County, New Mexico (Extinct)|Arizona&nbsp;County&nbsp;NM]]{{·}} [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo&nbsp;NM]]{{·}} [[Castle Dome County, Arizona|Castle&nbsp;Dome]]{{·}} [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Doña&nbsp;Ana&nbsp;NM]]{{·}} [[Ewell County, Arizona|Ewell]]{{·}} [[Mesilla County, Arizona|Mesilla]]{{·}} [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute]]{{·}} [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio&nbsp;Arriba&nbsp;NM]]{{·}} [[Rio Virgin County, Utah|Rio&nbsp;Virgin&nbsp;UT]]{{·}} [[San Juan County, New Mexico (Extinct)|San&nbsp;Juan&nbsp;NM&nbsp;(extinct)]] {{·}} [[Santa Ana County, New Mexico|Santa&nbsp;Ana&nbsp;NM]]{{·}} [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro&nbsp;NM]]{{·}} [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos&nbsp;NM]]{{·}} [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia&nbsp;NM]]  
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:[[Arizona County, New Mexico (Extinct)|Arizona County NM]]{{·}} [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo NM]]{{·}} [[Castle Dome County, Arizona|Castle Dome]] {{·}} [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Doña Ana NM]] {{·}} [[Ewell County, Arizona|Ewell]]{{·}} [[Mesilla County, Arizona|Mesilla]]{{·}} [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute AZ]]{{·}} [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba NM]]{{·}} [[Rio Virgin County, Utah|Rio Virgin UT]]{{·}} [[San Juan County, New Mexico (Extinct)|San&nbsp;Juan&nbsp;NM&nbsp;(extinct)]] {{·}} [[Santa Ana County, New Mexico|Santa&nbsp;Ana&nbsp;NM]]{{·}} [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro&nbsp;NM]]{{·}} [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos&nbsp;NM]]{{·}} [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia&nbsp;NM]]
  
 
*[[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] shows when counties were created, maps, and where their records are now located.
 
*[[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] shows when counties were created, maps, and where their records are now located.
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=== Major Repositories  ===
 
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[[Arizona State Archives]]{{·}} [[Arizona Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Mesa Family History Center]]{{·}} [[National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside)]]{{·}} [[Family History Library]]  
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[[Arizona Archives and Libraries]] {{·}} [[National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside)]] {{·}} [[Mesa Family History Center]] {{·}} [[Family History Library]]  
  
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
=== 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]]{{·}} [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]{{·}} [[Southern Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Texas and Pacific Railway]]  
 
[[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]]{{·}} [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]{{·}} [[Southern Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Texas and Pacific Railway]]  
 
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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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*There are 21 [[Indians of Arizona|Indian reservations]] in Arizona.  
 
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*{{wpd|Francisco Vásquez de Coronado|Explored}} 1540; few setters until 1840.  
*'''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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*[[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona|Early records]] in Spain, Mexico, New Mexico.  
*'''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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*U.S. territory after [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican War 1846-1848]].  
*'''[[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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*1853 {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} added land south of the {{wpd|Gila River}} for [[Butterfield Overland Mail]] and [[Southern Pacific Railroad]] routes.  
 
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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  ==
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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).
 
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See [[Arizona Genealogical Societies]] for a listing of the currently active genealogical societies in Arizona.
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/arizona/story_of_arizona.htm Robinson, William Henry. The Story of Arizona. Phoenix, Ariz: Berryhill Co, 1919.] ''AccessGenealogy.com scan of the entire book.''  
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*[http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/9661 McClintock, James H., Mormon Settlement in Arizona, A Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert], Phoenix, Ariz: Printing and binding by the Manufacturing Stationers, 1921.''The entire book on Project Gutenburg.''<br>
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Arizona.pdf BYU Research Outline for Arizona]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/arizonagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Arizona]
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*[http://azgenweb.org/counties.htm US&nbsp;Gen Web Clickable Map of Arizona Counties]&nbsp;&nbsp; --&nbsp; Clicking on a county takes you to the County US&nbsp;Gen Web Site
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*George S. Tanner. Mormon Settlements in Arizona. J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, 1970. The Mormon Settlements in Arizona Collection (1857-1986) is a collection of primary sources relating to the Mormon colonization efforts along the Little Colorado River and the surrounding area. The major part of the collection consists of materials collected by George S. Tanner. Included are photocopied or transcribed diaries, histories, correspondence, financial records, biographies and autobiographies, and clippings from and about the Arizona settlements.
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*{{WorldCat|639677965}} [http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/UU_EAD&CISOPTR=1586 Collection Inventory]<br>
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==== Wiki Articles on Arizona topics linking to FamilySearch Historical Record Collections  ====
 
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*[[Arizona Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arizona Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Arizona Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arizona Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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*Barnes, Will C. Arizona Place Names. Tucson, Arizona: The University of Arizona Press, 1988, pp. 26-27 {{WorldCat|479862}}
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*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
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*[https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaGenealogy?fref=ts Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
*Garate, Donald T. "Arizona (Never Arizonac). [http://www.nps.gov/tuma/historyculture/upload/Arizonac%20Article.pdf Link to online book]  
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*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Arizona Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
*Granger, Byrd Howell. Arizona’s Names: X Marks the Place. Tucson, Arizona: Falconer Pub. Co., 1983, pp. 30-31.
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*Thompson, Clay. "A Sorry State of Affairs When Views Change." The Aizona Republic, February 25, 2007, p. B10.
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*[[Indians of Arizona|American Indians]]
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*[[Arizona Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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Arizona Topics
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For the annual Expo in Mesa, AZ see Family History Expos.
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United States Gotoarrow.png Arizona

Welcome to Arizona,
the Grand Canyon State

Grand Canyon from Hermit's Rest.
   How to Find Information about Arizona Ancestors

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information





Apache CountyNavajo CountyCoconino CountyMohave CountyLa Paz CountyYavapai CountyYuma CountyPima CountyMaricopa CountyPinal CountyGila CountySanta Cruz CountyGraham CountyGreenlee CountyCochise CountyArizona-county-map.gif


Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties:
Arizona County NM · Bernalillo NM · Castle Dome  · Doña Ana NM  · Ewell · Mesilla · Pah-Ute AZ · Rio Arriba NM · Rio Virgin UT · San Juan NM (extinct)  · Santa Ana NM · Socorro NM · Taos NM · Valencia NM

Major Repositories

Arizona Archives and Libraries  · National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside)  · Mesa Family History Center  · 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

Did You Know?

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References

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  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).