Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930
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|Flag of Arizona|
|Location of Arizona|
|Record Type||Birth Records|
|Arizona Department of Lilbraries, Archives and Public Records|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains birth certificates and indexes recorded in various counties in the state of Arizona. It covers the years 1855 to 1930. The collection was acquired from the Arizona Department of Library, Archives and Public Records Management Division, Phoenix.
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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
- Child's place of birth
- Child’s gender
- Full name of mother
- Full name of father
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- Approximate date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on 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 any new information to your records
- Search for the family in census records
- Search for vital records, such as marriage and death on the state and county level
- Search for church records
- Search for land and property records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you 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
- How to Find United States Birth Records
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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.
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