Arizona, United States Genealogy
Guide to Arizona ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
|Arizona Wiki Topics|
|Local Research Resources|
The FamilySearch moderator for Arizona is James Tanner.
the Grand Canyon State
|How to Find Information about Arizona Ancestors|
Counties[edit | edit source]
- La Paz
- Santa Cruz
- Other counties which might have records for Arizona residents
- Castle Dome AZ · Doña Ana AZ · Ewell AZ · Lincoln NV ·
Mesilla AZ · Nye NV · Pah-Ute AZ · Rio Virgin UT
- Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona shows when counties were created, maps, and where their records are now located.
- See also Arizona County Creation Dates and Parent Counties
Major Repositories[edit | edit source]
State Archives · State Library · Mesa Arizona FamilySearch Library · Arizona Historical Society · Arizona State University Library · Northern Arizona University Library · University of Arizona Special Collections · Phoenix Public Library · Pima County Public Library · West Valley Genealogical Society · Bancroft Library · Family History Library · Southwest Museum Braun Research Library · National Archives at Riverside
Migration Routes[edit | edit source]
Colorado River · Little Colorado River · Gila River · Beale Wagon Road · Butterfield Overland Mail · Honeymoon Trail · Juan Bautista de Anza Trail · Old Spanish Trail · Route 66 · Atlantic and Pacific Railroad · Santa Fe Railway · Southern Pacific Railroad · Texas and Pacific Railway
Did You Know?[edit | edit source]
- There are 21 Indian reservations in Arizona.
- Explored 1540; few setters until 1840.
- Early records in Spain, Mexico, New Mexico.
- U.S. territory after Mexican War 1846-1848.
- 1853 Gadsden Purchase added land south of the Gila River for Butterfield Overland Mail and Southern Pacific Railroad routes.
- Gretna Greens. When an eloping Arizona couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, or Yuma, Yuma, Arizona.
- Prison Records. Arizona Department of Corrections has a searchable online database of 100 years of Inmate Admissions (1872 - 1972).
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- Arizona Births and Christening (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Arizona Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records
- Arizona Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Arizona Mariages, (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Arizona, Maricopa County Probate Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Arizona Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records
Obtain additional help[edit | edit source]
Research Tools[edit | edit source]
- Arizona Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Arizona Genealogy - Guide to Ancestry information on ordering vital records, city and government links, history and facts of
counties, printable genealogy forms, list of archives and societies, genealogical terms, and lookup volunteers
- Rotating Formation Arizona County Boundary Maps and Atlases
- Arizona Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- The American Civil War
- David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
- Arizona Genealogy extensive directory of Arizona genealogy records
Help with the Arizona Wiki pages[edit | edit source]
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need willing volunteers. You can help:
- Expand county articles
- Check links on pages
- ...and more
References[edit | edit source]
- Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in Genealogy Blog at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).