- 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.
Colorado River · Little Colorado River · Gila River · Beale Wagon Road · Butterfield Overland Mail · Honeymoon Trail · Juan Bautista de Anza Trail · Old Spanish Trail · Route 66 · Atlantic and Pacific Railroad · Santa Fe Railway · Southern Pacific Railroad · Texas and Pacific Railway
- 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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