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Many archives and libraries have resources such as maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids to help you locate information about Arizona. They may have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories and biographies. Many have record-finding aids such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere in the state.
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{{TOC left}}These repositories preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in Arizona.  
  
To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Arizona counties, use the inventories of the Maricopa, Pima, and Santa Cruz county archives published by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. These inventories are available at the Family History Library.
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=== Wiki Articles on Major Repositories in Arizona ===
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[[National Archives at Riverside]]{{·}} [[Arizona State Archives|State Archives]]{{·}} [[State Library of Arizona|State Library]]{{·}} [[Arizona Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Arizona State University Library]]{{·}} [[Mesa FamilySearch Library]]{{·}} [[Northern Arizona University Cline Library|Northern Arizona University Library]]{{·}} [[Phoenix Public Library, Burton Barr Central Library|Phoenix Public Library]]{{·}} [[Pima County Public Library, Joel D. Valdez Main Library|Pima County Public Library]]{{·}} [[University of Arizona Special Collections]]{{·}} [[West Valley Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[Bancroft Library]]{{·}} [[Family History Library]]{{·}} [[Southwest Museum Braun Research Library]]
  
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=== Online Records  ===
  
== Online Records ==
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*[[Mountain West Digital Library]] from more than 50 universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, state agencies, and historical societies in '''Arizona''', Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and Hawaii.[[Image:NatlArchivesRiverside.jpg|thumb|right|280px|National Archives at Riverside (Perris, Calif.)]]
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=== National Repositories ===
  
==Libraries and Archives ==
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====[[National Archives at Riverside]]====
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23123 Cojaico Road <br>Perris, California 92570<br>Telephone: 951-956-2000 <br>Fax: 951-956-2029<br>E-mail: [mailto:riverside.archives@nara.gov riverside.archives@nara.gov]<br>Internet: https://www.archives.gov/frc/riverside<nowiki/>/
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:Has records of southern California, '''Arizona''' and Clark County, Nevada. California Indian enrollments, Asian immigrants, naturalizations, land records, Arizona taxes, sailors, all U.S. censuses, military post returns, Five Civilized Tribes, Revolutionary War, Civil War records, passenger arrival lists, Mexican and Canadian border crossings, passport applications.<ref name="NAPRR">[http://www.archives.gov/riverside/ Welcome to the National Archives at Riverside] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 30 October 2013).</ref> <ref>[http://www.archives.gov/riverside/genealogy.html Genealogy Research in Riverside] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 30 October 2013).</ref>
  
The following archives, libraries, and societies in [[Arizona|Arizona]] have collections or services to help genealogical researchers:
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=== Statewide Repositories  ===
  
*[http://www.archives.gov/pacific/riverside/ National Archives—Pacific Region (Riverside)]<br>The National Archives at Riverside has more than 38,000 cubic feet of archival holdings dating from about l850 to the l980s. In addition to textual records, there are architectural drawings, maps, and photographs. These holdings were created or received by the Federal courts and over 50 Federal agencies in Arizona, southern California, and Clark County, Nevada. Federal law requires that agencies transfer permanently valuable, noncurrent records to the National Archives.
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====[[Arizona State Archives|Arizona State Archives]]====
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1901 W Madison St<br>Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Telephone: 602-926-3720<br>Fax: 602-256-7982<br>E-mail:<ref>[https://www.azlibrary.gov/arizona-state-archives-reference-question Arizona State Archives Reference Question] in ''Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records'' (accessed 14 January 2015).</ref> &nbsp;[https://www.azlibrary.gov/arizona-state-archives-reference-question Arizona State Archives Reference Question] <br>Internet: [http://www.azlibrary.gov/arm/research-archives Research at the Archives] archival collections, maps, newspapers, Arizona collection, photographs, oral histories, genealogy, Arizona agencies, reproductions, and fees.  
  
*[http://www.lib.az.us/ Department of Libraries, Archives and Public Records]<br>The Arizona State Archives maintains collections from state, county and local government offices, boards and commissions as well as collections from private citizens and non-governmental groups. These records help document the official actions of state, county and local governments and the private lives and accomplishments of people and organizations in Arizona.
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:Tax rolls, brands, coroner records, voting registers, prisoners, court marriage licenses, wills, probate cases, civil and criminal cases, Arizona agency records, 32,000 Arizona maps, and 180,000 photographs. The '''Arizona Collection''' is a continuation of the territorial library. It now includes Arizona history, archeology, biographies, local histories, American Indians, city and county budgets, Arizona high school and college yearbooks, newspaper index, microfilms of missions and military outpost papers, Arizona periodicals, and biographical vertical files.<ref>[http://www.azlibrary.gov/arm/research-archives/arizona-collection Arizona Collection] in ''Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records'' (accessed 14 January 2015).</ref>
  
*[http://www.lib.az.us/is/genealogy/ Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, Genealogy Collection] The book and periodical sections of the Collection are the largest in Arizona and specific titles may be located by using the Library and Archives' online catalog. Additional access to CD-ROM's, premium online databases and through interlibrary loan.
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====[[State Library of Arizona|Arizona State Library]]====
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[[Image:AZ State Capitol Building 80731.JPG|thumb|right|280px|Arizona State Capitol and Library in Phoenix]]1700 West Washington Street<br>Suite 300<br>Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>Telephone: 602-926-3870, or Toll Free: 1-800-228-4710 (Arizona only)<br>Fax: 602-256-7984<br>E-mail: [https://www.azlibrary.gov/contact/State-Library-of-Arizona E-mail form] <br>Internet: [http://www.azlibrary.gov/sla State Library of Arizona] events, government info, legal resources, genealogy and family history, digital AZ library, visit the capitol, research centers, contact us.
  
*[http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/ Arizona Historical Society]<br>The Arizona Historical Society’s (AHS) Libraries & Archives Division collects, preserves, and makes available written, graphic and other material concerning Arizona’s history that is of enduring historical and research value. Manuscript collections are papers and records created or gathered by an individual, family or organization. The manuscript collections constitute the core of our research collection and range from the 1860s to the present.
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:This is '''''the&nbsp;''''' starting place for Arizona research.<ref name="DB">William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 15. {{WorldCat|39493985|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> This is primarily a book library—the largest one in Arizona. They also have census microfilms. Collection includes immigration and naturalization books and indexes, published material from all states for vital records, courts, wills, and county histories, published material for some international nations, major genealogical periodicals for several states, and Internet sites such as ''Ancestry'', and ''Heritage Quest Online''.<ref name="GFH">[http://www.azlibrary.gov/sla/genealogy-and-family-history Genealogy and Family History] in ''Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records'' (accessed 10 February 2015).</ref>
  
*[http://museums.asu.edu/ ASU Museums, Galleries & Collections]<br>ASU has a variety of collections that reflects much of ASU's and Arizona's history and culture. The Archaeological Research Institute hosts a collection of Arizona artifacts that have been discovered. ASU also has the Museum of Anthropology and the Luhrs Gallery which exhibits the collections of historical writings and manuscripts about Arizona.
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=== Regional Repositories ===
  
*[http://www.asu.edu/lib/archives/exhibits.htm Arizona State University, Archives and Special Collections] has produced several forms of online digital archives from the holdings of its seven research repositories.
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====[[Arizona Historical Society]]====
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949 E. 2nd Street<br>Tucson, AZ 85719<br>Telephones:<br>
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:*Central and Northern AZ Library Reference Desk 480-929-0292 ext.174
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:*Southern AZ and Rio Colorado Region Library Reference Desk 520-617-1157
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:*Historic Photographs 480-929-0292 ext. 131
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E-mail: [mailto:AHSTucson@azhs.gov AHSTucson@azhs.gov]<br>
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Internet: [http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/ Arizona Historical Society] visit AHS museums, education and programs, research collections, membership, publications, about, and events.
  
*[http://www.library.arizona.edu/search/digital-collections/alpha.html University of Arizona Library - Digital Collections] Alphabetical list of all Digital Collections.
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:Tucson Library and Archives, has a Mexican and an early Arizona collection, Colorado River topics, manuscripts 1860-present, oral histories, maps, and photos. Their excellent genealogical collection is run by one of America's most active historical societies.<ref name="DB" /> 
  
*[http://www.library.arizona.edu/speccoll/ University of Arizona Special Collections]<br>The University of Arizona Library Special Collections maintains collections of rare books and unique archival materials that make possible in-depth research on selected topics. The scope and diversity of Special Collections make it an important resource for the international academic community. Established in 1958 to house materials on Arizona, the Southwest, and the U.S./Mexico Borderlands, Special Collections now includes rare books, manuscript collections, photographs, and other materials in a wide variety of subject areas.
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[[Image:Asuhayden.jpg|thumb|right|280px|ASU Hayden Library in Tempe]]
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====[[Arizona State University Library]]====
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Luhrs Reading Room, Level 4<br>ASU Charles Hayden Library<br>300 E Orange Mall<br>P.O. Box 871006<br>Tempe, AZ 85281<br>Telephone: Luhrs Reading Room  480-965-4932<br>E-mail: [http://www.questionpoint.org/crs/servlet/org.oclc.admin.BuildForm;jsessionid=169703FA1E06A509302A3FA5A2CC54F2?&institution=13716&type=1&language=1&qphost=qpap03pxdu.prod.oclc.org E-mail a librarian]<br>Internet: [https://lib.asu.edu/hayden Hayden Library Info] building info, collections, computer access, contact us, FAQ, services, study rooms, hours, subject guides, news and events.
  
*[http://www.publiclibraries.com/arizona.htm Public Libraries in Arizona] County, City, and local Libraries for all of Arizona. Many have local histories and genealogies.
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:The '''Carl Hayden Archives''' and the ''Hayden Arizona Pioneer Biographical Index'' is a good place to look for early Arizona families.<ref name="DB" /> The '''Luhrs Reading Room''' has indexes, guides, databases, and personal reference assistance for researchers.<ref name="SpColl">[http://www.asu.edu/lib/archives/index.html Archives and Special Collections Reference Services] in ''ASU Libraries'' (accessed 12 February 2015).</ref> The '''Arizona Collection''' includes 8,000 feet of manuscripts; oral histories; 30,000 books; and 500,000 photos.<ref>[https://www.asu.edu/lib/archives/arizona.htm Arizona Collection] in ''ASU Libraries'' (accessed 15 February 2015).</ref> '''Special Collections''' houses rare books, manuscripts, and special interest collections such as the ''Laos Research Collection''.<ref>[https://www.asu.edu/lib/speccoll/ Special Collections] in ''ASU Libraries'' (accessed 15 February 2015).</ref>
  
== References  ==
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====[[Mesa FamilySearch Library]]====
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[[Image:Mesa Family History Building.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Mesa Family History Building]]41 South Hobson<br>Mesa, Arizona 85204<br>Telephone: 480-964-1200<br>E-mail: [mailto:admin@mesarfhc.org admin@mesafsl.org]<br>Internet: [http://mesarfhc.org/ Mesa FamilySearch Library]
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:One of the largest [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] in the world. The public is welcome. They have a good collection of 40,000 United States genealogy books, and an outstanding collection of U.S. federal censuses as part of their 81,000 microfilms.<ref name="DB" /> They also have 129 free guest computers with access to ''FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, Fold3, American Ancestors, World Vital Records'', and other popular family history websites. They offer over 90 classes and workshops per month.
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====Northern AZ Univ Cline Library====
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'''[[Northern Arizona University Cline Library]]'''<br>PO Box 6022<br>Bldg. 28 Knoles Drive<br>Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-6022<br>Telephone: 928-523-2173, or 800-247-3380 <br>
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E-mail: [http://library.nau.edu/research/message.html E-mail a librarian] form, or [mailto:librarians@nau.edu Research Help Services]. <br>Internet: [http://library.nau.edu/ Cline Library] research help, services, general information, Special Collections, catalog searches, articles and databases, quick search, newspapers, citation linker, and news.
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:Includes Arizona history, Arizona photographs, archives, and oral histories.<ref name="DB" />
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====Phoenix Pub Libr, Burton Barr Cntr Libr====
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'''[[Phoenix Public Library, Burton Barr Central Library]]'''<br>[[Image:Phoenix Central Library.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Phoenix Pulbic Library, B Barr Central Library]]1221 N. Central Ave.<br>
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Phoenix, AZ 85004<br>Telephone: 602-262-4636<br>E-mail: [http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/askus/Pages/Email-Us.aspx Ask Us Via Email] <br>Internet: [http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Locations/BurtonBarr Burton Barr Central Library] directions, events, hours, study rooms/rentals, and ask us.
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:Their Arizona history collection is a good place for genealogy research.<ref name="DB" />
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====Pima Co Pub Libr, Valdez Main Libr====
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'''[[Pima County Public Library, Joel D. Valdez Main Library]]'''201 N. Stone Ave<br>Tucson, AZ 85701<br>Telephone: 520-594-5500<br>E-mail: [https://www.library.pima.gov/contact-us/ Question for Ask a Librarian]<br>Internet: [http://www.library.pima.gov/locations/mai/ Joel Valdez Main Library] hours, location, news, blog, events, facilities, new titles, news, upcoming closures and events, and services.
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:The Arizona collection, and the Southern Arizona Genealogical Society collection are housed here.<ref name="DB" />
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[[Image:UAmainlibr 1008.jpg|thumb|right|280px|U of AZ Libraries Special Collections in Tucson]]
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====Univ of Arizona Special Collections====
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'''[[University of Arizona Special Collections]]'''<br>1510 E. University Blvd.<br>Tucson, AZ 85721<br>Telephone: 520-621-6423<br>E-mail: [http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/research-assistance Ask a research question].<br>Internet: [http://www.library.arizona.edu/speccoll/ University of Arizona Library, Special Collections] collections, services, exhibits, news and events, about, location and hours.
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:Materials on Arizona, Southwest American history, and the U.S./Mexico Borderlands, including rare books, manuscripts, and photographs.<ref name="DB" />
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====[[West Valley Genealogical Society]]====
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12222 N. 111th Ave<br>Youngstown, AZ 8536<br>Telephone: 623-933-4945<br>[mailto:info@azwvgs.org info@azwvgs.org]. <br>Internet: [http://www.azwvgs.org/default.asp West Valley Genealogical Society] calendar, events, membership, resources, store, about us, hours, subscriber databases, how-to classes, special interest groups, and research nights.
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:An active society with a good little library. Probably represents outside Arizona better because of retirees who contribute genealogies from all around the U.S.<ref name="DB" /> [[Image:Bancroft Library.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley in California]]
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=== Outside of Arizona Repositories  ===
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====[[Bancroft Library]] UC Berkeley====
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University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-6000 <br>Telephone: 510-642-6481 Reference desk<br>Fax: 510-642-7589<br>Internet:&nbsp;[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/info/ http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/info/]
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:Premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, religious and Utopian communities, and ethnic communities. They probably have more '''Arizona''' historical material than any repository in Arizona.<ref name="DB" /> <ref>[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/ Collections] in ''The Bancroft Library'' Internet site (accessed 26 October 2013).</ref> <ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 19 and 21.</ref>
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::The nearby '''Doe Library''' has a large collection of newspapers on microfilm.
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[[Image:Family History Library.jpg|thumb|right|265px|Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah]]
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==== Family History Library  ====
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'''[[Family History Library]]'''<br>35 N. West Temple St. <br>Salt Lake City, Utah 84150<br>Telephone: 801-240-6996 or 1-866-406-1830<br>E-mail: [mailto:https://familysearch.org/ask/help Ask help (Send a message)]<br>Internet: [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] Family Tree pedigrees, Memories photos, Search historical records, Genealogies, FamilySearch Catalog, and FamilySearch Wiki<br>
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:450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records. Many '''Arizona''' microfilms are also at branch '''''[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|FamilySearch Centers]]''''' in local LDS churches, and described in their online [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]].<ref name="DB1">Dollarhide and Bremer, 1.</ref>
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[[Image:SouthwestMuseum LosAngeles.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, California]]'''[[Southwest Museum Braun Research Library]]'''<br>PO Box 41558<br>234 Museum Dr<br>Highland Park, California 90065-5030<br>Telephone: 323-221-2164 ext. 256<br>E-mail: [mailto:rroom@theautry.org rroom@theautry.org]<br>Internet: http://theautry.org/plan-your-visit/hours-and-admission
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:Includes the Monk Library of Arizoniana, California and '''Arizona''' history, and records of southwest American Indians. This includes books and serials on tribal histories, government, and social life and customs of native peoples.<ref name="DB" />
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Archives and Libraries
These repositories preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in Arizona.

Wiki Articles on Major Repositories in Arizona

National Archives at Riverside · State Archives · State Library · Arizona Historical Society · Arizona State University Library · Mesa FamilySearch Library · Northern Arizona University Library · Phoenix Public Library · Pima County Public Library · University of Arizona Special Collections · West Valley Genealogical Society · Bancroft Library · Family History Library · Southwest Museum Braun Research Library

Online Records

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Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

  • Mountain West Digital Library from more than 50 universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, state agencies, and historical societies in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and Hawaii.
    National Archives at Riverside (Perris, Calif.)

National Repositories

National Archives at Riverside

23123 Cojaico Road
Perris, California 92570
Telephone: 951-956-2000
Fax: 951-956-2029
E-mail: riverside.archives@nara.gov
Internet: https://www.archives.gov/frc/riverside/

Has records of southern California, Arizona and Clark County, Nevada. California Indian enrollments, Asian immigrants, naturalizations, land records, Arizona taxes, sailors, all U.S. censuses, military post returns, Five Civilized Tribes, Revolutionary War, Civil War records, passenger arrival lists, Mexican and Canadian border crossings, passport applications.[1] [2]

Statewide Repositories

Arizona State Archives

1901 W Madison St
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Telephone: 602-926-3720
Fax: 602-256-7982
E-mail:[3]  Arizona State Archives Reference Question
Internet: Research at the Archives archival collections, maps, newspapers, Arizona collection, photographs, oral histories, genealogy, Arizona agencies, reproductions, and fees.

Tax rolls, brands, coroner records, voting registers, prisoners, court marriage licenses, wills, probate cases, civil and criminal cases, Arizona agency records, 32,000 Arizona maps, and 180,000 photographs. The Arizona Collection is a continuation of the territorial library. It now includes Arizona history, archeology, biographies, local histories, American Indians, city and county budgets, Arizona high school and college yearbooks, newspaper index, microfilms of missions and military outpost papers, Arizona periodicals, and biographical vertical files.[4]

Arizona State Library

Arizona State Capitol and Library in Phoenix
1700 West Washington Street
Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Telephone: 602-926-3870, or Toll Free: 1-800-228-4710 (Arizona only)
Fax: 602-256-7984
E-mail: E-mail form
Internet: State Library of Arizona events, government info, legal resources, genealogy and family history, digital AZ library, visit the capitol, research centers, contact us.
This is the  starting place for Arizona research.[5] This is primarily a book library—the largest one in Arizona. They also have census microfilms. Collection includes immigration and naturalization books and indexes, published material from all states for vital records, courts, wills, and county histories, published material for some international nations, major genealogical periodicals for several states, and Internet sites such as Ancestry, and Heritage Quest Online.[6]

Regional Repositories

Arizona Historical Society

949 E. 2nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
Telephones:

  • Central and Northern AZ Library Reference Desk 480-929-0292 ext.174
  • Southern AZ and Rio Colorado Region Library Reference Desk 520-617-1157
  • Historic Photographs 480-929-0292 ext. 131

E-mail: AHSTucson@azhs.gov
Internet: Arizona Historical Society visit AHS museums, education and programs, research collections, membership, publications, about, and events.

Tucson Library and Archives, has a Mexican and an early Arizona collection, Colorado River topics, manuscripts 1860-present, oral histories, maps, and photos. Their excellent genealogical collection is run by one of America's most active historical societies.[5]
ASU Hayden Library in Tempe

Arizona State University Library

Luhrs Reading Room, Level 4
ASU Charles Hayden Library
300 E Orange Mall
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85281
Telephone: Luhrs Reading Room 480-965-4932
E-mail: E-mail a librarian
Internet: Hayden Library Info building info, collections, computer access, contact us, FAQ, services, study rooms, hours, subject guides, news and events.

The Carl Hayden Archives and the Hayden Arizona Pioneer Biographical Index is a good place to look for early Arizona families.[5] The Luhrs Reading Room has indexes, guides, databases, and personal reference assistance for researchers.[7] The Arizona Collection includes 8,000 feet of manuscripts; oral histories; 30,000 books; and 500,000 photos.[8] Special Collections houses rare books, manuscripts, and special interest collections such as the Laos Research Collection.[9]

Mesa FamilySearch Library

Mesa Family History Building
41 South Hobson
Mesa, Arizona 85204
Telephone: 480-964-1200
E-mail: admin@mesafsl.org
Internet: Mesa FamilySearch Library
One of the largest Family History Centers in the world. The public is welcome. They have a good collection of 40,000 United States genealogy books, and an outstanding collection of U.S. federal censuses as part of their 81,000 microfilms.[5] They also have 129 free guest computers with access to FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, Fold3, American Ancestors, World Vital Records, and other popular family history websites. They offer over 90 classes and workshops per month.

Northern AZ Univ Cline Library

Northern Arizona University Cline Library
PO Box 6022
Bldg. 28 Knoles Drive
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-6022
Telephone: 928-523-2173, or 800-247-3380
E-mail: E-mail a librarian form, or Research Help Services.
Internet: Cline Library research help, services, general information, Special Collections, catalog searches, articles and databases, quick search, newspapers, citation linker, and news.

Includes Arizona history, Arizona photographs, archives, and oral histories.[5]

Phoenix Pub Libr, Burton Barr Cntr Libr

Phoenix Public Library, Burton Barr Central Library
Phoenix Pulbic Library, B Barr Central Library
1221 N. Central Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85004
Telephone: 602-262-4636
E-mail: Ask Us Via Email
Internet: Burton Barr Central Library directions, events, hours, study rooms/rentals, and ask us.

Their Arizona history collection is a good place for genealogy research.[5]

Pima Co Pub Libr, Valdez Main Libr

Pima County Public Library, Joel D. Valdez Main Library201 N. Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
Telephone: 520-594-5500
E-mail: Question for Ask a Librarian
Internet: Joel Valdez Main Library hours, location, news, blog, events, facilities, new titles, news, upcoming closures and events, and services.

The Arizona collection, and the Southern Arizona Genealogical Society collection are housed here.[5]
U of AZ Libraries Special Collections in Tucson

Univ of Arizona Special Collections

University of Arizona Special Collections
1510 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Telephone: 520-621-6423
E-mail: Ask a research question.
Internet: University of Arizona Library, Special Collections collections, services, exhibits, news and events, about, location and hours.

Materials on Arizona, Southwest American history, and the U.S./Mexico Borderlands, including rare books, manuscripts, and photographs.[5]

West Valley Genealogical Society

12222 N. 111th Ave
Youngstown, AZ 8536
Telephone: 623-933-4945
info@azwvgs.org.
Internet: West Valley Genealogical Society calendar, events, membership, resources, store, about us, hours, subscriber databases, how-to classes, special interest groups, and research nights.

An active society with a good little library. Probably represents outside Arizona better because of retirees who contribute genealogies from all around the U.S.[5]
Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley in California

Outside of Arizona Repositories

Bancroft Library UC Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Telephone: 510-642-6481 Reference desk
Fax: 510-642-7589
Internet: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/info/

Premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, religious and Utopian communities, and ethnic communities. They probably have more Arizona historical material than any repository in Arizona.[5] [10] [11]
The nearby Doe Library has a large collection of newspapers on microfilm.
Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

Family History Library

Family History Library
35 N. West Temple St.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
Telephone: 801-240-6996 or 1-866-406-1830
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Internet: FamilySearch Family Tree pedigrees, Memories photos, Search historical records, Genealogies, FamilySearch Catalog, and FamilySearch Wiki

450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records. Many Arizona microfilms are also at branch FamilySearch Centers in local LDS churches, and described in their online FamilySearch Catalog.[12]

Southwest Museum Braun Resrch Libr

Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, California
Southwest Museum Braun Research Library
PO Box 41558
234 Museum Dr
Highland Park, California 90065-5030
Telephone: 323-221-2164 ext. 256
E-mail: rroom@theautry.org
Internet: http://theautry.org/plan-your-visit/hours-and-admission
Includes the Monk Library of Arizoniana, California and Arizona history, and records of southwest American Indians. This includes books and serials on tribal histories, government, and social life and customs of native peoples.[5]

References

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  2. Genealogy Research in Riverside in National Archives (accessed 30 October 2013).
  3. Arizona State Archives Reference Question in Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (accessed 14 January 2015).
  4. Arizona Collection in Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (accessed 14 January 2015).
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 15. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  6. Genealogy and Family History in Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (accessed 10 February 2015).
  7. Archives and Special Collections Reference Services in ASU Libraries (accessed 12 February 2015).
  8. Arizona Collection in ASU Libraries (accessed 15 February 2015).
  9. Special Collections in ASU Libraries (accessed 15 February 2015).
  10. Collections in The Bancroft Library Internet site (accessed 26 October 2013).
  11. Dollarhide and Bremer, 19 and 21.
  12. Dollarhide and Bremer, 1.