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Guide to '''Arizona ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== Arizona Information ==
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Arizona territory was created on 24 February 1863 from the western half of New Mexico territory. Later, the northwest corner of Arizona was removed and given to Nevada on 18 January 1867. After nearly 50 years of being a territory, Arizona became the last of the contiguous forty-eight states in the Union on 14 February 1912.<ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Arizona" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona (accessed 15 March 2016). </ref> It is know officially as "The Grand Canyon State," but was referred to informally as "the Baby State" until Alaska became a state in 1959.  There are 15 counties in Arizona and the capital is Phoenix.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 1 Nov 2016.</ref>
  
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== Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Arizona Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Arizona research.
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*[[Arizona Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
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*[[How to Find Arizona Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Arizona Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Arizona Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Step-by-Step Arizona Research, 1850-1910|Arizona Step-by-Step Research, 1850-1910]]
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*[[Step-by-Step Arizona Research 1900--Present|Arizona Step-by-Step Research, 1910--present]]
  
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<h3>Arizona Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Arizona research.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arizona/ Boundary Changes for Arizona Counties]
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*[[Arizona Archives and Libraries|Arizona Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azgenweb/ AZGenWeb]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Arizona.
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: left; width: 74%"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to Arizona, <br>the Grand Canyon State{{/p}}[[Image:{{GrandCanyonAZ}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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== Arizona Clickable Map ==
*There are 21 [[Indians of Arizona|Indian reservations]] in Arizona.
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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
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*[[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona|Early records]] in Spain, Mexico, New Mexico.
 
*U.S. territory after [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican War 1846-1848]].  
 
*1853 {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} added land south of the {{wpd|Gila River}} for [[Butterfield Overland Mail]] and [[Southern Pacific Railroad]] routes.
 
  
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== Counties ==
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*[[Apache County, Arizona Genealogy|Apache]]
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*[[Cochise County, Arizona Genealogy|Cochise]]
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*[[Coconino County, Arizona Genealogy|Coconino]]
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*[[Gila County, Arizona Genealogy|Gila]]
  
=== Counties  ===
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*[[Graham County, Arizona Genealogy|Graham]]
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*[[Greenlee County, Arizona Genealogy|Greenlee]]
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*[[La Paz County, Arizona Genealogy|La Paz]]
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*[[Maricopa County, Arizona Genealogy|Maricopa]]
  
*[[Apache County, Arizona|Apache]]
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*[[Cochise County, Arizona|Cochise]]
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*[[Mohave County, Arizona Genealogy|Mohave]]  
*[[Coconino County, Arizona|Coconino]]
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*[[Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy|Navajo]]  
*[[Gila County, Arizona|Gila]]
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*[[Pima County, Arizona Genealogy|Pima]]  
*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham]]
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*[[Pinal County, Arizona Genealogy|Pinal]]
*[[Greenlee County, Arizona|Greenlee]]
 
*[[La Paz County, Arizona|La Paz]]
 
*[[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa]]
 
*[[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave]]  
 
*[[Navajo County, Arizona|Navajo]]  
 
*[[Pima County, Arizona|Pima]]  
 
*[[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal]]
 
*[[Santa Cruz County, Arizona|Santa Cruz]]
 
*[[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]]
 
*[[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma]]
 
  
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*[[Santa Cruz County, Arizona Genealogy|Santa Cruz]]
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*[[Yavapai County, Arizona Genealogy|Yavapai]]
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*[[Yuma County, Arizona Genealogy|Yuma]]
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'''Extinct and former counties which might have records for your Arizona ancestors:'''
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*[[Arizona County, New Mexico (Extinct)|Arizona county NM]]
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*[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy|Bernalillo NM]]
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*[[Castle Dome County, Arizona Genealogy|Castle Dome AZ]]
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*[[Dona Ana County, Arizona Genealogy|Doña Ana AZ]]
  
:[[Arizona County, New Mexico (Extinct)|Arizona County NM]]{{·}} [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo NM]]{{·}} [[Castle Dome County, Arizona|Castle Dome]] {{·}} [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Doña Ana NM]] {{·}} [[Ewell County, Arizona|Ewell]]{{·}} [[Mesilla County, Arizona|Mesilla]]{{·}} [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute AZ]]{{·}} [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba NM]]{{·}} [[Rio Virgin County, Utah|Rio Virgin UT]]{{·}} [[San Juan County, New Mexico (Extinct)|San&nbsp;Juan&nbsp;NM&nbsp;(extinct)]] {{·}} [[Santa Ana County, New Mexico|Santa&nbsp;Ana&nbsp;NM]]{{·}} [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro&nbsp;NM]]{{·}} [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos&nbsp;NM]]{{·}} [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia&nbsp;NM]]
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*[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Doña Ana NM]]
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*[[Ewell County, Arizona Genealogy|Ewell AZ]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Nevada Genealogy|Lincoln NV]]
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*[[Mesilla County, Arizona Genealogy|Mesilla AZ]]
  
*[[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] shows when counties were created, maps, and where their records are now located.
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*[[Nye County, Nevada Genealogy|Nye NV]]
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*[[Pah-Ute County, Arizona Genealogy|Pah-Ute AZ]]
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*[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy|Rio Arriba NM]]
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*[[Rio Virgin County, Utah Genealogy|Rio Virgin UT]]
  
=== Major Repositories  ===
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*[[Santa Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Santa Ana NM]]
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*[[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy|Socorro NM]]
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*[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos NM]]
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*[[Valencia County, New Mexico Genealogy|Valencia NM]]
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*See [[Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona]] which shows when counties were created, maps, and where their records are now located.
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*See also [[Arizona County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]]
  
[[Arizona Archives and Libraries]] {{·}} [[National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside)]] {{·}} [[Mesa Family History Center]] {{·}} [[Family History Library]]
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== Arizona Migration Routes  ==
  
=== Migration Routes  ===
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[[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]]{{·}} [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]{{·}} [[Southern Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Texas and Pacific Railway]]
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*[[Colorado River]]
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*[[Little Colorado River]]
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*[[Gila River]]
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*[[Beale Wagon Road]]
  
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*[[Butterfield Overland Mail]]
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*[[Honeymoon Trail]]
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*[[Juan Bautista de Anza Trail]]
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*[[Old Spanish Trail]]
  
*'''[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Gretna Greens]].''' When an '''eloping''' Arizona couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Clark County, Nevada|Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada]], or [[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma, Yuma, Arizona]].<ref name="Eakle1">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).</ref>
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*'''Prison Records.''' Arizona Department of Corrections has a searchable online database of [http://www.azcorrections.gov/inmate_datasearch/Index_Minh.aspx 100 years of Inmate Admissions] (1872 - 1972).
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*[[Route 66]]
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*[[Atlantic and Pacific Railroad]]
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*[[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]
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*[[Southern Pacific Railroad]]
  
==== Wiki Articles on Arizona topics linking to FamilySearch Historical Record Collections  ====
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*[[Arizona Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|&nbsp;Arizona Births and Christening (FamilySearch Historical Records)&nbsp;]]
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== FamilySearch Resources ==
*[[Arizona Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arizona Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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FamilySearch resources that can assist you in searching for your family.<br>
*[[Arizona Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arizona Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records) &nbsp; &nbsp;]] &nbsp;
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
*[[Arizona Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arizona Mariages, (FamilySearch Historical Records) &nbsp;]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/10?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
*[[Arizona, Maricopa County Probate Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arizona, Maricopa County Probate Case Files (FamilySearch Historical Records) &nbsp;]]&nbsp;
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*{{RecordSearch|2311973|Current Obituaries}} — index for 2001 - 2014
*[[Arizona Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arizona Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Arizona Family History Centers] - locator map
  
=== Obtain additional help  ===
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== Additional Resources ==
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/az/ Cyndi's List] - Arizona genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ariz/ Arizona Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Arizona
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/arizona-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Arizona
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/arizona-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Arizona genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/arizona-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Arizona
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Arizona.pdf Arizona Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
  
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]&nbsp;
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== References ==
*[https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaGenealogy?fref=ts Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
 
*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Arizona Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
 
  
=== Help with the Arizona Wiki pages  ===
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Arizona Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Arizona Background
Ethnicity
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The FamilySearch moderator for Arizona is James Tanner.

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Arizona

Guide to Arizona ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Arizona Information

Arizona territory was created on 24 February 1863 from the western half of New Mexico territory. Later, the northwest corner of Arizona was removed and given to Nevada on 18 January 1867. After nearly 50 years of being a territory, Arizona became the last of the contiguous forty-eight states in the Union on 14 February 1912.[1] It is know officially as "The Grand Canyon State," but was referred to informally as "the Baby State" until Alaska became a state in 1959. There are 15 counties in Arizona and the capital is Phoenix.[2]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Arizona Research

Links to articles on getting started with Arizona research.

Arizona Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Arizona research.

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Arizona Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Cochise CountySanta Cruz CountyPima CountyYuma CountyMaricopa CountyPinal CountyGraham CountyGila CountyLa PazYavapai CountyGreenlee CountyApache CountyNavajo CountyCoconino CountyMohave CountyArizona-county-map.gif

Counties


Extinct and former counties which might have records for your Arizona ancestors:


Arizona Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

FamilySearch resources that can assist you in searching for your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Arizona" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 1 Nov 2016.