Arizona, Mesa LDS Family History Center, Obituary Index - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Arizona, Mesa Family History Center, Obituary Index, 1959-2014
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|Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, |
|Flag of Arizona|
|Location of Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona|
|Location of Arizona|
|Mesa Family History Center, Arizona|
- 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 includes an index of Arizona obituaries that were previously hosted on the Mesa Family History Center's website which has now been decommissioned.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Given name
- Name of newspaper obituary appeared in
- Date obituary was published
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 death date
- The names of other relatives and associates
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]
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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
- Search for the death certificate
- If a birth date was provided in the obituary, search for a birth record
- The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members
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
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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