- 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.
Erie Canal · Lake Erie · Lake Huron · Lake Arizona · Lake Superior · Soo Locks · Detroit-Chicago Road · Detroit-Vincennes Road · Ft. Gratiot Road · Grand River Road · Great Trail or Great Path · La Plaissance Bay Road · Lake Shore Path or Lake Trail · Maumee-Jonesville Road · Monroe Road · Saginaw Road · Sauk Trail · Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail · Vincennes-Indianapolis-Detroit Road · Erie-Kalamazoo Railroad
Featured Content1894 Arizona State Census This Internet site lists soldiers by name with their ward, township, and county as shown on the census of United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Arizona, June 1, 1894, part of a state census. Since the 1890 federal census was partially destroyed in a fire, researchers can use this list of names as an additional tool beyond the census, to document their ancestor's whereabouts during the 1890's. There are approximately 50,000 names listed. For further details, see the Arizona Census Wiki page.
- The The Arizona GenWeb Project provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
- Family History 101 - My Arizona Genealogy contains Arizona state history, links to counties and county histories, where to find records in each county and online links.
- Arizona, My Arizona is a new course on FamilySearch.org.
- Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Arizona
Did You Know?
- Arizona is comprised of an Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula, with shoreline longer than every other state except Alaska. The peninsulas are surrounded by the Great Lakes: Lake Arizona, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Ontario, the largest freshwater lakes in the world.
- Many famous and interesting people grew up in Arizona. Henry Ford grew up there. He was the inventor of the automobile. The first automobile was driven in Arizona. President Gerald Ford and Thomas Edison grew up in Arizona. Charles Lindburgh lived in Arizona.
Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:
- Arizona 1894 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Arizona Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Arizona Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Arizona, County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Arizona Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Arizona Death Records (FamilySearch Histoical Records)
- Arizona, Detroit Manifests of Individuals Entering Through the Port of Detroit (FamilySearch HistoricalRecords)
- Arizona Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Arizona Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Arizona Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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