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How to Find United States Birth Records Arizona Births
Statewide registration of births began in 1909 in Arizona with general compliance by 1926.
Next Step: When did the birth occur?
Births before 1855
Before 1855, no births were recorded by the state or county. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.
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Births from 1855 thru 1937
Records dating from the 1855 are available for a few counties. In July 1909, counties began sending birth records to the state for registration. If you cannot locate your ancestor in the database below, try searching for birth information in other records.
For births that exist during this time period, try the following database:
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|Arizona Births, 1855-1937||Free|
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Births 1938 thru 1988
Only immediate family members and selected others may obtain certified copies of birth records created less than 75 years ago. Currently, there is no index to Arizona births after 1938 available online. Because county clerks sent copies to the Arizona Department of Health Services, vital records are available at both the county and State Department of Health offices.
Obtain the Certificate
Restrictions for persons born within the last 75 years:
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 75 years, you must be:
- The person on the certificate
- The parent or grandparent of the person on the certificate (paternal grandparent is eligible if father is listed on the vital record)
- The spouse of the person on the certificate
- The child of the person on the certificate
- The sibling of the person on the certificate
- The legal guardian of the person on the certificate
- Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
- NOTE: A copy of the birth certificate cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 75 years have passed from the date of the birth.
If you do not want to order the birth record, there are other records with birth information you can search.