Arizona Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Arizona Births and Christenings, 1909-1917Arizona Marriages, 1888-1908, and Arizona Deaths and Burials, 1910-1911; 1933-1994.
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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1888 through 1994.

Record Description

Digital database of information transcribed from original records.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.


Locality Births and Christenings, 1909-1917 Marriages, 1888-1908 Deaths and Burials, 1910-1911; 1993-1994
Apache 257 2 0
Arizona 7,485 14,848 7,955
Cochise 3,550 26,987 459
Coconino 643 3 0
Gila 1,726 2 0
Graham 970 1,265 0
Greenlee 2,187 1 0
Maricopa 5,303 15,422 1,554
Mohave 177 5 0
Navajo 769 6 0
Pima 1,721 5,796 0
Pinal 387 3 0
Santa Cruz 503 0 0
Yavapai 1,215 10,729 200
Yuma 590 25 0
Total 27,483 75,094 10,168



How to Use the Record

Use this file to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Depending on the time period and place there may not be a surname listed in the original records. When that happened, the indexer often assigned a surname based on the father's surname which may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth/christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout Arizona. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing to accomplish its program of identifying the ancestry of mankind.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of information available on those who were born, married, or died in Arizona.

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Related Wiki Articles

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Contributions to This Article

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Sources of Information for This Collection

"Arizona Births and Christenings, 1909-1917" database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Arizona.

"Arizona Marriages, 1888-1908" database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Arizona.

"Arizona Deaths and Burials, 1910-1911; 1933-1994" database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Arizona.

Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from the record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the Wiki Article: How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • Arizona Birth and Christenings,1909-1917, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: January 7, 2011), Birth of John Albert Anderson, 26 Dec 1910, Ash Fork, Yavapai, Arizona, film number 2021724.
  • Arizona Marriages, 1888-1908, From FamilySearch Internet www.familysearch.org: January 7, 2011, Marriage of Myra Bohannon, 3 May 1916, Cochise County Arizona, film number 1992654
  • Arizona Death and Burials, 1910-1911; 1933-1944, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: January 7,2011), Death of Robert Lawrence Wilcox, 30 Jan 1917, Douglas, Cochise, Arizona. film number 2241190