Mesa, Arizona

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General Information

Mesa, Arizona Home Page The official website.
Mesa Historical Museum

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Mesa Arizona

Archives and Libraries

City of Mesa Public Library
Mesa, Arizona Regional Family History Center See also Mesa Family History Center
Mesa Community College Elsner Library

For a list of all of the public libraries in Arizona, see


City of Mesa Cemetery - burials provided by the cemetery office to the Mesa Regional Family History Center (burials complete through February 2008)

City of Mesa Cemetery on Find-A-Grave

Mesa Family History Center (Mesa, Arizona) Mesa cemetery records, combined surname index volumes one, two and three FHL 979.173/M1 V32

Cemetery and sexton records of Mesa, Arizona, Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957 FHL 2424

Mesa, Arizona, city cemetery markers, as of November 1992, gathered and compiled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mesa, Arizona Central Stake Young Women, Mesa, Arizona : s.n., 1995 FHL 979.173/M1 V3

Church Directories

Tri-stake directory Maricopa, Mesa, Phoenix - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stake and ward officers, general membership, Phoenix, Arizona? : s.n., 195? FHL 979.173 K24

Church Records

You will find additional records by doing a place search in The Family History Library Catalog for "Arizona, Maricopa, Mesa."

Arizona (Mesa) temple baptisms for the dead (1927-1974) and heir indexes (1927-1959)
Sealings for the dead, couples and children (includes some living spouses and children), 1942-1970; heir index, 1944-1972
Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1911; record of members, 1906-1938


R. L. Polk and Company, Mesa - Tempe (Maricopa County, Arizona) city directory including Chandler and Gilbert, contains buyers' guide and a complete classified business directory, Dallas, Texas : R.L. Polk & Co., 1965- FHL 979.173 E4pa

Funeral Homes - Indexes


History - Indexes


Bibliography on the History of Mesa

References to call numbers are those in the Mesa Public Library:

75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee History of Lehi, 1877-1952. Mesa, Arizona: Mesa Tribune Printers, 1952. [979.173 SE82S]

Christmas Stories from Mesa's Past. Mesa, Ariz.: Mesa Historical Museum, 1995. [394.2663 C464M]

City of Mesa Original Townsite Historic Building Survey, 3 volumes. Tempe, AZ: Woodward Architectural Group, 1993. [720.979173 C498c]

City of Mesa Temple, Evergreen and Escobedo Neighborhood Historic Building Survey, 4 volumes. Tucson, AZ: Architecture Co., 1997. [720.979173 C498m]

Cox, Maxwell B. Mesa's Historic Real Estate Directory. Mesa, Ariz.: Mesa Southwest Museum, 1981. [917.9173 M56MC]

Crismon, Charles H. Who is Mesa. Mesa, AZ: Crismon, 1988. [920.0979173 C868

Diamond Jubilee Pageant. Mesa, AZ: Diamond Jubilee Steering Committee, 1953. [979.173 D541d]

Donaldson, Marion. Desert Village. Mesa, AZ: Sun Valley shopper, 1952. [979.173 D714]

Front Page. Mesa, AZ: Mesa Tribune, 1978. [979.173 F928]

Horton, Arthur Gotzian. An Economic, Political and Social Survey of Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun. Tempe, AZ: Southside Progress, 1941. [979.173 H789

Laird, Linda. Mesa Historical Survey. Mesa, AZ: Mesa Parks and Recreation Dept, 1984. [979.173 L144]

Mead, Tray C. Mesa: Beneath the Shadows of the Superstitions. Northridge, CA: Windsor Publications, 1988. [979.173 M4 61]

Melvin, Holland. A History of Mesa. Tucson, AZ: Melvin, 1933. [979.173 M498H]

Merrill, W. Earl. One Hundred Echoes from Mesa's Past. Mesa, AZ: Merrill, 1975. [979. 173 M552p]

Merrill, W. Earl. One Hundred Footprints on Forgotten Trails. Mesa, AZ: Merrill, 1978. [979.173 M552t]

Merrill, W. Earl. One Hundred Steps Down Mesa's Past. Mesa, AZ: Merrill, 1970. [979.173M552o]

Merrill, W. Earl. One Hundred Yesterdays. Mesa, AZ: Lofgreen, 1972. [979.173 M552]

Mesa (Ariz.) Fire Dept. Yesterday and Today, 2 volumes. Mesa, AZ: Mesa Fire Dept, 1981-1989. [629.92]

Mesa at War, 1941-1945. Mesa, AZ: Mesa Historical Society, 1997. [979.173 M56w 1997]

Mesa Centennial, 1878-1978. Mesa, Az: Hogue Printing, 1978. [979.173 M56]

Otis, Reta Reed. Mesa, Desert to Oasis. Mesa, Ariz: Mesa Historical Society, 1996. [979.173 OT4M]

Our Town. Mesa, AZ: Mesa Unified School District. 1947-. [979.173 OU7] 2-6th ed.

West Second Street Historical District. Mesa, AZ: s.n. 1994- [917.9173 W52w 1997]