Arizona Census

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Availability

1860 Federal Census--Arizona was included in the New Mexico census for 1860. The 1860 residents' names are published along with those listed in the 1864 and 1870 census enumerations (Family History Library book 979.1 X2pa; film 934829) . 1860 United States Census—A free Internet index and images to the 1860 United States Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1860, birthplace, occupation, other family members, whether married or single, and neighbors.



1880 United States Census– A Free Internet Index and Images to the US Census can be viewed on the Family Search Record Pilot – Pilot Site. This index includes an every name index to population schedules listing inhabitants. It includes the full name, race, sex, age, birth month (if born during the previous year), relationship to head of household, whether married, single or divorced, whether married during the previous year, country or state of birth of each person and his parent’s, occupation and street address and house number.

1900 Federal Census - A free Internet index and images to the 1900 United States Census can be viewed on the  FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site. Important additions to this census are month and year of birth of each household member, number of years married for each married person, number of children born to each mother and the number of those still living, year of immigration, and number of years in the United States.

Historical Background

1848-1853--Mexico ceded the portion of Arizona north of the Gila River to the United States. This became part of New Mexico Territory in 1850.  In 1853, The Gadsden Purchase added the area south of Gila.

1863-1866--Arizona was organized as a separate territory.  The first four counties were organized in 1864.  In 1866, the northwestern part of Arizona Territory was transferred to the new state of Nevada.

1912--Arizona became a state.

Indexes

1864, 1866, 1867, and 1869 Territorial Indexes--The Family History Library has indexes for these territorial censuses.

1870-1880 Indexes--Statewide indexes exist for 1860 through 1880 for mortality schedules.

  • Arizona 1860 Mortality Schedule, (Family History Library book 979.1 X22jm 1860)
  • Arizona 1870 Mortality Schedule, (Family History Library book 979.1 X2a 1870)
  • Arizona 1880 Mortality Schedule, (Family History Library book 979.1 X2a 1880)

Special Censuses

Mortality Schedules

1860-1880 Mortality Schedules-- Mortality schedules are available for Arizona. 

Territorial Censuses

1864, 1866, 1867, 1869, 1871, 1872, and 1882 Territorial censuses--Territorial censuses are available at the Department of Libraries, Archives and Public Records, although they are not all complete. The Family History Library has indexes for 1864, 1866, 1867, and 1869.

Web Sites

Ancestry:  http://www.ancestry.com

Heritage Quest Online:  http://www.heritagequestonline.com

Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records: http://www.lib.az.us/

Mortality Schedules:  http://mortalityschedules.com/

References

Arizona Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.