Arizona, United States Genealogy

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This article is about the southwestern U.S. state. For other uses, see Arizona (disambiguation).

Arizona Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Arizona Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
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The FamilySearch moderator for Arizona is James Tanner.

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Welcome to Arizona,
the Grand Canyon State

Grand Canyon from Hermit's Rest.
Most unique genealogical features:
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Online Records





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Counties

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

Major Repositories

Arizona State Archives · Arizona Historical Society · Mesa Family History Center · National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside) · 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

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Did You Know?

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Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Arizona
  • 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]

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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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