Arizona Compiled Genealogies
Mesa Regional Family History Center. Located at 41 S Hobson in Mesa (across the Street East of the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitor Center), a prime facility for Family History research, with 100+ computers,150 staff members to provide assistance, many classes on genealogy subjects, 120,000+ microfilms and 52,000 fiche with microfilm readers and printers, and over 20,000 books and publications.
Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. These must usually be searched in person. Some important collections for Arizona are:
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection. This collection consists of transcripts of a few Bible records, cemetery records, church records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills. It was microfilmed in 1971 at the DAR Library, Washington, DC, and is on FHL film 844408. Internet: http://www.dar.org/
Computer Pedigree Index. The Arizona State Genealogical Society is gathering and indexing pedigree charts on computer. Its original emphasis was families from the Tucson area, but anyone is welcome to participate. Internet: http://www.rootsweb.com/~asgs/
Family Group Records: Collected and Compiled by the Former Spanish-American Mission. This is a collection of family group sheets showing the ancestry of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the Southwest. It is on FHL Latin America films 940001-6.
The Family History Society of Arizona has a new Surname index that can be browsed. Users can add their own surnames. Index provides the following information, after which the user can e-mail the subscriber:
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Printing Your Family History
Pulling together a family history is without question one of the most rewarding activities you can do. The end product will provide a wonderful depository for family stories, traditions, and other memories. The fruits of your labors will be appreciated for years to come.
Brigham Young University's Print and Mail Production Center has consultants that can answer questions regarding formatting, layout, scanning photos, and can assist in the printing process.