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''[[United_States|United States]] [[File:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''[[Arizona, United States Genealogy|Arizona]]'''{{AZ-sidebar}}
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Guide to '''Arizona ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== Arizona Information ==
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The western half of New Mexico territory was removed and became the new Arizona territory on 24 February 1863. The northwest corner of Arizona was removed and given to Nevada on 18 January 1867. After nearly 50 years of being a territory, Arizona became the last of the contiguous forty-eight states in the Union on 14 February 1912.<ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Arizona" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona (accessed 15 March 2016). </ref> It is know officially as "The Grand Canyon State," but was referred to informally as "the Baby State" until Alaska became the next state in 1959.
  
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{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to Arizona, <br>the Grand Canyon State{{/p}}[[Image:{{GrandCanyonAZ}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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<h3>Getting Started with Arizona Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Arizona research.
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*[[How to Find Arizona Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Arizona Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Arizona Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Arizona Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
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*[[Step-by-Step Arizona Research 1900--Present|Arizona Step-by-Step Research, 1910--present]]
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*[[Step-by-Step Arizona Research, 1850-1910|Arizona Step-by-Step Research, 1850-1910]]
  
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<h3>Arizona Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Arizona research.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arizona/ Boundary Changes for Arizona Counties]
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*[[Arizona Archives and Libraries|Arizona Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azgenweb/ AZGenWeb]
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Arizona.
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== Arizona Clickable Map ==
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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
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:[http://www.arizonaguide.com/ Official Guide of the Arizona Office of Tourism]{{AZDCleft}}
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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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== Did You Know?  ==
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[[Image:Arizona.png|right|150px|Arizona.png]] [[Image:Arizona flag.png|right|150px|Arizona flag.png]]
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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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*'''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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*'''[[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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== Counties  ==
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*[[Apache County, Arizona|Apache]]
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*[[Cochise County, Arizona|Cochise]]
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*[[Coconino County, Arizona|Coconino]]
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*[[Gila County, Arizona|Gila]]
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*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham]]
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*[[Greenlee County, Arizona|Greenlee]]
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*[[La Paz County, Arizona|La Paz]]
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*[[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa]]
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*[[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave]]
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*[[Navajo County, Arizona|Navajo]]
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*[[Pima County, Arizona|Pima]]
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*[[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal]]
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*[[Santa Cruz County, Arizona|Santa Cruz]]
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*[[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]]
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*[[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma]]
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*[[Apache County, Arizona Genealogy|Apache]]
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*[[Cochise County, Arizona Genealogy|Cochise]]
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*[[Coconino County, Arizona Genealogy|Coconino]]
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*[[Gila County, Arizona Genealogy|Gila]]
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::::*[[Mohave County, Arizona Genealogy|Mohave]]
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::::*[[Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy|Navajo]]
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::::*[[Santa Cruz County, Arizona Genealogy|Santa Cruz]]
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::::*[[Yavapai County, Arizona Genealogy|Yavapai]]
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo&nbsp;NM]]{{·}} [[Castle Dome County, Arizona|Castle 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]]{{·}} [[San Juan County, New Mexico|San&nbsp;Juan&nbsp;NM]] {{·}} [[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 Creation Dates and Parent Counties|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.
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*[[Castle Dome County, Arizona Genealogy|Castle Dome AZ]]
[[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.
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*[[Dona Ana County, Arizona Genealogy|Doña Ana AZ]]
 
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== Societies  ==
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::*[[Ewell County, Arizona Genealogy|Ewell AZ]]
 
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::*[[Lincoln County, Nevada Genealogy|Lincoln NV]]
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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* See [[Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona]] which shows when counties were created, maps, and where their records are now located.  
*[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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*See also [[Arizona County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]]
*[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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== Arizona Migration Routes ==
 
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==== Wiki Articles on Arizona topics linking to FamilySearch Historical Record Collections ====
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*[[Arizona Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|&nbsp;Arizona Births and Christening (FamilySearch Historical Records)&nbsp;]]
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*[[Arizona Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arizona Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Arizona Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arizona Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records) &nbsp; &nbsp;]] &nbsp;
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*[[Arizona Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arizona Mariages, (FamilySearch Historical Records) &nbsp;]]
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*[[Arizona, Maricopa County Probate Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arizona, Maricopa County Probate Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records) &nbsp;]]&nbsp;
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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)]]
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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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*Garate, Donald T. "Arizona (Never Arizonac). [http://www.nps.gov/tuma/historyculture/upload/Arizonac%20Article.pdf Link to online book]
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*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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=== Obtain additional help  ===
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== FamilySearch Resources ==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/10?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Arizona Family History Center locator map]
  
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]  
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== Additional Resources ==
*[https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaGenealogy Join a Facebook Group]  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/az/ Cyndi's List] - Arizona genealogy sites on the internet
*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Arizona Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ariz/ Arizona Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Arizona
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/arizona-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Arizona
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/arizona-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Arizona genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/arizona-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Arizona
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Arizona.pdf Arizona Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
  
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*[[Indians of Arizona|American Indians]]
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*[[Arizona Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Arizona Bible Records|Bible Records]]
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*[[Arizona Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Arizona Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Arizona Census|Census]]
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*[[Arizona Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Arizona Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Arizona Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Arizona Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Arizona Ethnic Groups|Ethnic Groups]]
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*[[Arizona Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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*[[Arizona Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[Arizona History|History]]
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*[[Arizona Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Arizona Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Arizona Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[Arizona Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[Arizona Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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*[[Arizona Online Collections|Online Collections]]
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*[[Arizona School records|School Records]]
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*[[Arizona Birth, Marriage and Death Records|Vital Records]]
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*[[Arizona Voting Registers|Voting Registers]]
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*[[Arizona State-wide Websites|Websites]]
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*[[Arizona For Further Reading|For Further Reading]]
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Arizona Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Arizona Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
Moderator

The FamilySearch moderator for Arizona is James Tanner.

Guide to Arizona ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Arizona Information

The western half of New Mexico territory was removed and became the new Arizona territory on 24 February 1863. The northwest corner of Arizona was removed and given to Nevada on 18 January 1867. After nearly 50 years of being a territory, Arizona became the last of the contiguous forty-eight states in the Union on 14 February 1912.[1] It is know officially as "The Grand Canyon State," but was referred to informally as "the Baby State" until Alaska became the next state in 1959.

Getting Started

Getting Started with Arizona Research

Links to articles on getting started with Arizona research.

Arizona Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Arizona research.

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Arizona Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

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Counties


Other counties which might have records of Arizona residents

Arizona Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Arizona" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona (accessed 15 March 2016).