Most family history periodicals publish transcriptions of local sources used in genealogical research. Information published in periodicals may include family histories, genealogies, historical background, maps, information about local records and archives, queries, census indexes, transcripts of family Bibles, church records, court records, cemetery records, land records, military records, obituaries, and wills. Often published by genealogical or historical societies, they typically focus on the records of a particular county, while a few may specialize in records of a particular ethnic group or religion. Among the periodicals at the Family History Library are:
A genealogical periodical helpful for Arizona research is Copper State Bulletin (formerly: Southern Arizona Genealogical Society Journal), 1965–. Published by the Arizona State Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 42075, Tucson, AZ 85733-2075. (Family History Library book 979.1 D25s). Internet: http://www.rootsweb.com/~asgs/
Once you locate an article in a periodical, check the Family History Library catalog and regional or local libraries for available copies.
Periodicals can be found on state, county and local levels. The Family History Library has many collected periodicals. These can be found by using a Place-name Search or a Title Search of the Family History Library catalog. Some periodicals may be found with a Keyword Search for the publishing society name. Societies may be also be found on state, county or local levels.