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The certificates cover deaths from 1870 to 1951.
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
== Image Visibility  ==
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The collection consists of images and an index of Arizona death certificates for the years 1870 to 1951. The certificates are arranged in chronological order within each county. Each death certificate was created on a pre-printed form.
  
Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images associated with its historic record collections online available for all FamilySearch.org patrons. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The images for the Arizona Deaths collection are available through the Family History Library, your local [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center], and to members of FamilySearch's supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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=== Image Visibility  ===
  
== Record Description  ==
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. These images can be viewed online by members of the supporting organization(s), at a [https://familysearch.org/locations/ Family History Center] near you, or the [[Family History Library]].
  
This Collection will include records from 1870-1951<br>
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For additional information about image restrictions, please see the [[Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]] page.
  
Each death certificate was created on a pre-printed form.
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== What Can These Records Tell Me?==
  
For an alphabetical list of records currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1534450/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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The records usually include the following:  
 
 
Statewide registration of vital statistics began in 1909 and&nbsp;the state achieved 90 percent compliance 1926. Some earlier records for 1887 to 1909 consist of deaths recorded by the individual counties where the death occurred. The counties that participated sent copies to the Arizona Department of Health Services, and the records are available at both places. The Office of Vital Records is responsible for maintaining and issuing certified copies of vital records, including death certificates for deaths that occurred in Arizona. The Office of Vital Records officially began recording birth and death events in July, 1909. However, it maintains a sampling of death records, from 1877, from other sources.
 
 
 
The certificates cover deaths from 1870-1951.&nbsp;
 
 
 
Death certificates were created to record deaths in Arizona in compliance with state law.
 
 
 
Information pertaining to death is reliable; including death, name of the attending physician or attending medical professional, name and address of the funeral home used, and the exact date and place of burial. Other information is dependent upon the reliability of the informant.
 
 
 
=== Citations for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamnilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
 
 
 
{{Collection citation
 
| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Arizona Department of Health Services. Arizona Deaths certificates. Arizona Department of Library and Archives, Phoenix, Arizona.<!--bibdescend--> }}
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
Key genealogical facts found in all death certificates include:
 
 
 
[[Image:Arizona Death Certificate DGS 4204513 914.jpg|thumb|right|Arizona Death Certificate DGS 4204513 914.jpg]]
 
  
 
*Death certificate number  
 
*Death certificate number  
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*Cemetery and burial place
 
*Cemetery and burial place
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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== Collection Content ==
 
 
'''To search this collection using the index:'''
 
 
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
 
 
 
Name indexes to deaths make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
 
 
Be sure and view the image after finding your ancestor. There may be more information on the actual record.
 
 
 
'''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "First two letters of surname" category<br>⇒ Select the "Surname, Given Name with Death Year" category which takes you to the images<br>
 
 
 
If you don't find your ancestor, consider selecting the "Illegible Surname" category and see if you can locate them.
 
 
 
'''When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:'''
 
 
 
*The place where the death occurred
 
*The name of the person at the time of death
 
*The approximate death date
 
 
 
Compare the information in the death record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
 
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
 
 
 
'''For example:'''
 
 
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
 
*The name of the informant may be a relative.
 
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
 
 
'''If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:'''
 
 
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
 
 
'''Keep in mind:'''
 
 
 
*The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
  
For a summary of this information see the wiki article [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Statewide registration of vital statistics began in 1909 and the state achieved 90 percent compliance 1926. Some earlier records for 1887 to 1909 consist of deaths recorded by the individual counties where the death occurred. The counties that participated sent copies to the Arizona Department of Health Services, and the records are available at both places. The Office of Vital Records is responsible for maintaining and issuing certified copies of vital records, including death certificates for deaths that occurred in Arizona. The Office of Vital Records officially began recording birth and death events in July, 1909. However, it maintains a sampling of death records, from 1877, from other sources.
  
== Known Issues with This Collection ==
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The approximate date of death
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*The place where the death occurred
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*The names of other family members and their relationships
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Arizona Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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=== Search the Index ===
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== Related Websites  ==
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1534450 Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
*[http://genealogy.az.gov/ Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates]
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/arizona/index.html Online Arizona Death Records and Indexes]
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*Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members
*[http://death-records.net/ Death Records Search]. A guide for finding death records on the internet.
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*In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the [[#Citing This Collection|Citing This Collection]] section. It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log. This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found.  Family search wiki has a  [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf Example Research Log] that you can download and use
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*Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records
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*Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records
 +
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
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*Repeat this process with additional family member’s records to find more generations of the family
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well 
  
*[[Arizona|Arizona]]
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== Citing This Collection ==
*[[Arizona Birth, Marriage and Death Records|Arizona Birth, Marriage and Death Records]]
 
*[[Arizona Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arizona Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[United States, How to Use Death Records|United States, How to Use Death Records]]
 
  
== Conributions to This Article  ==
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
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;Collection Citation:
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"Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. Citing Arizona Department of Health Services. Department of Library and Archives, Phoenix, Arizona.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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{{Record_Citation}}
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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{{Image_Citation}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Arizona, United States
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Location of Arizona
Record Description
Record Type Death
Collection years 1870-1951
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of images and an index of Arizona death certificates for the years 1870 to 1951. The certificates are arranged in chronological order within each county. Each death certificate was created on a pre-printed form.

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. These images can be viewed online by members of the supporting organization(s), at a Family History Center near you, or the Family History Library.

For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The records usually include the following:

  • Death certificate number
  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Birth date of deceased
  • Birthplace of deceased
  • Parents' names and their birthplace
  • Physician's statement
  • Cemetery and burial place

Collection Content

Statewide registration of vital statistics began in 1909 and the state achieved 90 percent compliance 1926. Some earlier records for 1887 to 1909 consist of deaths recorded by the individual counties where the death occurred. The counties that participated sent copies to the Arizona Department of Health Services, and the records are available at both places. The Office of Vital Records is responsible for maintaining and issuing certified copies of vital records, including death certificates for deaths that occurred in Arizona. The Office of Vital Records officially began recording birth and death events in July, 1909. However, it maintains a sampling of death records, from 1877, from other sources.

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death
  • The place where the death occurred
  • The names of other family members and their relationships

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

  • Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members
  • In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the Citing This Collection section. It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log. This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found. Family search wiki has a Example Research Log that you can download and use
  • Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records
  • Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • Repeat this process with additional family member’s records to find more generations of the family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Arizona Department of Health Services. Department of Library and Archives, Phoenix, Arizona.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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