Arizona Church Records

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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Arizona were the Roman Catholic, Latter-day Saint (Mormon), and Presbyterian Churches. An inventory that can help you find church records is ''Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations in Arizona'' (Phoenix, Arizona: Division of Professional and Service Projects, WPA, 1940; FHL book 979.1 K22a; film 908038; fiche 6051298).
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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in [[Portal:Arizona|Arizona]] were the Roman Catholic, Latter-day Saint (Mormon), and Presbyterian Churches. An inventory that can help you find church records is ''Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations in Arizona'' (Phoenix, Arizona: Division of Professional and Service Projects, WPA, 1940; FHL book 979.1 K22a; film 908038; fiche 6051298).  
  
The Family History Library has an extensive collection of LDS church records. The library has histories of local LDS congregations and an overview of Mormon colonization in James H. McClintock, ''Mormon Settlement in Arizona: A Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert'' (Phoenix, Arizona: Manufacturing Stationers, 1921; FHL book 979.1 K2m; film 1033844 item 10). The library also has histories of some of the Catholic missions of Arizona.
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The Family History Library has an extensive collection of LDS church records. The library has histories of local LDS congregations and an overview of Mormon colonization in James H. McClintock, ''Mormon Settlement in Arizona: A Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert'' (Phoenix, Arizona: Manufacturing Stationers, 1921; FHL book 979.1 K2m; film 1033844 item 10). The library also has histories of some of the Catholic missions of Arizona.  
  
Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located:
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Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located:  
  
=== Presbyterian ===
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=== Presbyterian ===
  
Presbyterian Historical Society<br>United Presbyterian Church in the United States<br>425 Lombard Street<br>Philadelphia, PA 19147<br>Telephone: 215-627-1852<br>Fax: 215-627-0509<br>Internet: &nbsp;http://www.history.pcusa.org/
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Presbyterian Historical Society<br>United Presbyterian Church in the United States<br>425 Lombard Street<br>Philadelphia, PA 19147<br>Telephone: 215-627-1852<br>Fax: 215-627-0509<br>Internet: &nbsp;http://www.history.pcusa.org/  
  
=== Roman Catholic ===
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=== Roman Catholic ===
  
Diocese of Tucson<br>111 South Church Avenue<br>P.O. Box 31<br>Tucson, AZ 85702<br>Telephone: 520-792-3410<br>Fax: 520-792-0291 <br>Internet: http://www.diocesetucson.org/
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Diocese of Tucson<br>111 South Church Avenue<br>P.O. Box 31<br>Tucson, AZ 85702<br>Telephone: 520-792-3410<br>Fax: 520-792-0291 <br>Internet: http://www.diocesetucson.org/  
  
Diocese of Phoenix<br>400 East Monroe<br>Phoenix, AZ 85004<br>Telephone: 602-257-0030<br>Fax: 602-258-3425 <br>Internet: http://www.diocesephoenix.org/
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Diocese of Phoenix<br>400 East Monroe<br>Phoenix, AZ 85004<br>Telephone: 602-257-0030<br>Fax: 602-258-3425 <br>Internet: http://www.diocesephoenix.org/  
  
The Arizona Historical Society at http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/&nbsp;houses early Spanish Catholic Church records in collections such as “Archivo General de la Nacion” and “Archivo Colegial Franscano of Queretaro, Mexico.”<br>
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The Arizona Historical Society at http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/&nbsp;houses early Spanish Catholic Church records in collections such as “Archivo General de la Nacion” and “Archivo Colegial Franscano of Queretaro, Mexico.”<br>  
  
=== Missions ===
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=== Missions ===
  
Missions were established by religious denominations to serve the Indians.
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Missions were established by religious denominations to serve the Indians.  
  
Calabazas&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Calabazas&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  
  
Bicuna
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Bicuna  
  
Guevavi
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Guevavi  
  
Purisima Concepcion
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Purisima Concepcion  
  
San Agustin de Tucson
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San Agustin de Tucson  
  
San Pedro y San Pueblo de
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San Pedro y San Pueblo de  
  
San Xavier del Bac
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San Xavier del Bac  
  
Sonoita
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Sonoita  
  
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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Arizona were the Roman Catholic, Latter-day Saint (Mormon), and Presbyterian Churches. An inventory that can help you find church records is Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations in Arizona (Phoenix, Arizona: Division of Professional and Service Projects, WPA, 1940; FHL book 979.1 K22a; film 908038; fiche 6051298).

The Family History Library has an extensive collection of LDS church records. The library has histories of local LDS congregations and an overview of Mormon colonization in James H. McClintock, Mormon Settlement in Arizona: A Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert (Phoenix, Arizona: Manufacturing Stationers, 1921; FHL book 979.1 K2m; film 1033844 item 10). The library also has histories of some of the Catholic missions of Arizona.

Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located:

Presbyterian

Presbyterian Historical Society
United Presbyterian Church in the United States
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone: 215-627-1852
Fax: 215-627-0509
Internet:  http://www.history.pcusa.org/

Roman Catholic

Diocese of Tucson
111 South Church Avenue
P.O. Box 31
Tucson, AZ 85702
Telephone: 520-792-3410
Fax: 520-792-0291
Internet: http://www.diocesetucson.org/

Diocese of Phoenix
400 East Monroe
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Telephone: 602-257-0030
Fax: 602-258-3425
Internet: http://www.diocesephoenix.org/

The Arizona Historical Society at http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/ houses early Spanish Catholic Church records in collections such as “Archivo General de la Nacion” and “Archivo Colegial Franscano of Queretaro, Mexico.”

Missions

Missions were established by religious denominations to serve the Indians.

Calabazas         

Bicuna

Guevavi

Purisima Concepcion

San Agustin de Tucson

San Pedro y San Pueblo de

San Xavier del Bac

Sonoita

Tumacacori