Arizona, Birth Certificates - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Arizona, Birth Certificates, 1855-1926
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|Flag of Arizona|
|Location of Arizona|
|Arizona Department of Library, Archives and Public Records|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection consists of a name index to select birth certificates acquired from the Arizona Department of Library, Archives and Public Records Management Division in Phoenix. The collection is arranged by year and by county name. It covers the years 1855 to 1926.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Child’s name
- Child's birth date and place of birth
- Child’s gender and race
- Full name of mother
- Full name of father
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate date of birth
- The place where the birth occurred
- The names of the child's parents
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
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.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add the new information to your records
- Use the information to find the person in other records
- Analyze the entry to see if if provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
- Try searching by surname only
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname to identify possible relatives
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Arizona.
- Arizona Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research: 1850-1910 | 1900-Present
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
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