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Arizona, Voter Registrations, 1866-1955Updated1,141,349
Arizona, Territorial Census Records, 1864-188285,038
Arizona, Compiled Census Index, 1831-188032,716
Arizona and New Mexico Territories Census, Late 1800s12,097
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U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-19704,530,460
Web: Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011Free1,334,001
Arizona, County Marriage Records, 1865-19721,272,390
Arizona, Death Records, 1887-1960681,344
Arizona, Birth Certificates, 1880-1935528,136
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U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-194754,293,029
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 194215,293,445
U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-18652,049,383
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Border Crossings: From Mexico to U.S., 1895-19645,878,609
Arizona, Naturalization Records, 1909-199181,136
Arizona, Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes, 1958-19628,164
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Arizona, School Census Records, 1910-1917Free323,105
An Enduring Legacy26,448
Polk's Arizona and New Mexico pictorial state gazetteer and business directory: 1912-1913.1,796
Mormon settlement in Arizona : a record of peaceful conquest of the desert368
Directory of churches and religious organizations in Arizona106
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U.S., Homestead Records, 1863-1908107,521
Arizona, Wills and Probate Records, 1803-199537,409
Arizona, Prison Records, 1875-1929Free9,660
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Guide to public vital statistics records in Arizona77
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Polk's Arizona and New Mexico pictorial state gazetteer and business directory: 1912-1913.1,796
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An Enduring Legacy26,448
U.S., Women of the West, 1928Free4,669
Arizona History2,979
History of Arizona2,977
Who's Who in Arizona.824
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A Genealogical History

Arizona in brief

Statehood:  14 February 1912
Capital: Phoenix
Largest City: Phoenix
Counties: 15
State motto:  Ditat Deus (God Enriches)
State nickname: The Grand Canyon State
Neighboring states: Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, California


Navajo Reservation, Indian Trading Post, Cañon Diablo, Arizona, 26 March 1903

Interesting Facts

  • Arizona was the last of the 48 contiguous states to join the union in 1912 and is the sixth largest state in terms of area.
  • Most of Arizona was ceded to the U.S. after the Mexican-American War in 1848, and in 1853 the southern portion was acquired through the Gadsden Purchase.
  • Although most people think of desert when they think of Arizona, it is home to the largest stand of ponderosa pines in the world.
     

Featured Arizona Data Collections

Arizona, Voter Registrations, 1866-19551,141,349
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 194215,293,445
U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-194754,293,029
Arizona and New Mexico Territories Census, Late 1800s12,097
U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-19704,530,460

Famous People

Help and Advice

Resources

 

Arizona Census Research

2020欧洲杯在线网址Federal censuses for the state of Arizona began in 1870 and have continued every 10 years.

Portions of Arizona were included in the 1860 Federal census as Arizona County in New Mexico territory. Arizona territorial censuses were taken in 1864 and 1866. 

In 1882, a state census was taken for the counties of Cochise, Gila, Graham, Maricopa, Mohave, Pima, Yavapai, and Yuma. Voter registers help substitute for various other time periods for many counties.

 

Arizona Vital Records

Arizona began statewide recording of births and deaths in July 1909. These records are held at the Office of Vital Records. Marriage and divorce records are available from the Superior Court clerk of the county where the event occurred.

2020欧洲杯在线网址 Vital records in Arizona are restricted by law. Birth and death records are kept confidential for a range of years following the event. Records access requirements are noted on the web sites of the agencies which hold the record.

  • : Holds birth and death records from July 1907, and also maintains a collection of births from 1855 and deaths from 1877 based on other source records. 
  • : Copies of public birth and death records may be available on microfilm at the Archives, and staff can assist with research requests for record copies.
  • : The searchable Western States marriage records index includes several counties in Arizona. See the web site for a list of specific counties covered.

 

Arizona Research Resources

2020欧洲杯在线网址The organizations listed below provide information about Arizona history and genealogy. In addition to these state-level resources, many counties and towns maintain important genealogical collections in local libraries, genealogical societies, or historical societies, so check for a local resource when researching.

  • : The Resources section contains a useful list of links for Arizona researchers.
  • : Maintains a list of Arizona genealogy projects and contact information for local genealogy and historical societies.
  • : This digital archive contains documents and images focused on Arizona’s history. The collections cover many topics of interest to genealogists, including family records and photographs, oral histories, and documents such as deportation records from Cochise County.
  • : Regional repositories in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tempe, and Yuma house collections of maps, photographs, films, oral histories, books, and manuscripts relating to Arizona history.
  • : Links to county-level genealogy pages and research resources.
  • : Contains links to Arizona genealogy resources, including state and county-level websites; societies and organizations; and personal and miscellaneous web sites related to Arizona research.
  • :  This NARA facility maintains records from Federal agencies and courts in Arizona, including census, military, court, naturalization, and immigration records.
  • : The BLM administers Federal Land for public land states including Arizona, and maintains records of land patents which granted land from the Federal Government to individuals. Use the Land Patent Search to locate land grants by name. Many record images are available on the web site. See the FAQ for more information on how to locate and use land patents.
  • : Provides searchable online versions of selected Arizona newspapers.