Arizona Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Arizona, United States
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Location of Arizona
Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials Index
Collection years 1910-1994
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What Is in This Collection?

This is an electronic index of deaths and burials for the years 1910 to 1911 and 1933 to 1994. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

These records usually contain the following:

  • Name
  • Birth date and place
  • Burial date and place
  • Age
  • Year of birth
  • Names of parents

The records may also contain:

  • Birthplaces of parents
  • Occupation
  • Race
  • Marital status

Sample Record

William Miles Arizona Deaths and Burials
Name William Miles
Gender Male
Burial Date 15 Feb 1911
Death Date 10 Feb 1911
Death Place Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona
Age 46
Birth Date 21 Jan 1865
Birthplace Indiana
Occupation Carpenter
Race White
Marital Status Single
Father's Name James H Miles
Father's Birthplace Ireland
Mother's Name Johauna McCue
Mother's Birthplace Ireland

Collection Contents

Coverage Table

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1909-1917 Marriages, 1888-1908 Deaths and Burials, 1910-1911; 1993-1994
Apache 257 2 0
Arizona 7,485 14,848 7,955
Cochise 3,550 26,987 459
Coconino 643 3 0
Gila 1,726 2 0
Graham 970 1,265 0
Greenlee 2,187 1 0
Maricopa 5,303 15,422 1,554
Mohave 177 5 0
Navajo 769 6 0
Pima 1,721 5,796 0
Pinal 387 3 0
Santa Cruz 503 0 0
Yavapai 1,215 10,729 200
Yuma 590 25 0
Total 27,483 75,094 10,168


For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of death.
  • The place where the death occurred.
  • The names of family members and their relationships.

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

  • Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
  • In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the Citing This Collection section. It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log. This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found. Family search wiki has a Example Research Log that you can download and use.
  • Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Based on marital status, search for marriage records or death records related to widow(er) status.
  • Repeat this process with additional family member’s records to find more generations of the family.
  • Use the occupation information to search for trade-related records.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.
  • Search the indexes and records of Arizona, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Arizona Archives and Libraries.

Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.


Collection citation:

"Arizona, Deaths and Burials, 1910-1911; 1933-1994." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Arizona Deaths and Burials, 1910-1911; 1933-1994.

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