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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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}}<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}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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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.
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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  ===
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
  
[[Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records]]{{·}} [[Arizona Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Mesa Family History Center]]{{·}} [[University of Arizona Libraries]] {{·}} [[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  ===
 
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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.
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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.
 
*'''[[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>  
 
*'''[[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>  
 
*'''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).
 
*'''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).
 
=== Research Tools  ===
 
 
*[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.''
 
*[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>
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/arizonagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Arizona]
 
*[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
 
  
 
==== Wiki Articles on Arizona topics linking to FamilySearch Historical Record Collections  ====
 
==== Wiki Articles on Arizona topics linking to FamilySearch Historical Record Collections  ====
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=== Obtain additional help  ===
 
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*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Arizona Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
 
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Arizona Topics
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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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Wiki Articles on Arizona topics linking to FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

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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).