Arizona, United States Genealogy
- This article is about the southwestern U.S. state. For other uses, see Arizona (disambiguation).
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The FamilySearch moderator for Arizona is James Tanner.
the Grand Canyon State
- 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.
- La Paz
- Santa Cruz
Extinct or Renamed Counties: Arizona County NM · Bernalillo NM · Castle Dome · Doña Ana NM · Ewell · Mesilla · Pah-Ute · Rio Arriba NM · Rio Virgin UT · San Juan NM (extinct) · Santa Ana NM · Socorro NM · Taos NM · Valencia NM
- Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona shows when counties were created, maps, and where their records are now located.
Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records · Arizona Historical Society · Mesa Family History Center · University of Arizona Libraries · National Archives Pacific Region (Riverside) · Family History Library
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?
- American Indians. There are 21 reservations in the state. In addition to the Navajo—the largest tribe—important groups are the Mohave, Apache, Hopi, Paiute, Tohono O'odham, Ak-Chin, Yuma, Yavapai, Hualapai, and Havasupai. For more information see Indians of Arizona. Histories of Arizona Indians are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under ARIZONA - MINORITIES, as well as under ARIZONA - NATIVE RACES. Other records of American Indians are listed in the Subject Search of the Family History Library Catalog under the names of the tribes.
- Prison Records. Arizona Department of Corrections has a searchable online database of 100 years of Inmate Admissions (1872 - 1972).
- 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.
- Robinson, William Henry. The Story of Arizona. Phoenix, Ariz: Berryhill Co, 1919. AccessGenealogy.com scan of the entire book.
- McClintock, James H., Mormon Settlement in Arizona, A Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert, Phoenix, Ariz: Printing and binding by the Manufacturing Stationers, 1921.The entire book on Project Gutenburg.
- Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Arizona
- US Gen Web Clickable Map of Arizona Counties -- Clicking on a county takes you to the County US Gen Web Site
- 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 Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Obtain additional help
- Call or chat with an experienced researcher
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- Consult a Professional Genealogist
- 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).