Arizona Research Tips and Strategies
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The FamilySearch moderator for Arizona is James Tanner.
Purpose of Research Tips and Strategies Wiki Page
Arizona Research Strategies
Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Arizona:
- Arizona Online Genealogy Records
- How to find Arizona Birth Records
- How to find Arizona Marriage Records
- How to find Arizona Death Records
Arizona Research Tips
These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Arizona.
- Birth information: Birth records in Arizona start on the county level in 1909 - although not all counties complied with the law. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
- Finding Parents: The State of Arizona began recording deaths in 1844. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search Arizona death records
- Look in all censuses: Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.
Arizona Record Finder
This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Arizona Record Finder.
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Further Arizona Research
- Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Arizona Record Finder.
- For online record collections, go to Arizona Online Genealogy Records.
- For more research on Arizona, including research at the county level, visit the Arizona page on the Research Wiki.
- Search all of the Arizona record collections at FamilySearch.