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Arizona, U.S., Voter Registrations, 1866-19551,141,349
Arizona, U.S., Territorial Census Records, 1864-188285,038
Arizona, U.S., Compiled Census Index, 1831-188032,716
Arizona and New Mexico Territories Census, Late 1800s12,097
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U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-19704,530,454
Web: Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2016Free1,826,275
Arizona, U.S., Death Records, 1887-19601,324,352
Arizona, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1865-19721,272,390
Arizona, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1880-19351,082,041
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U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-194754,143,185
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 194213,337,153
U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-18652,049,383
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Sorted by Arizona Immigration & Emigration
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U.S., Border Crossings from Mexico to U.S., 1895-19645,878,587
Arizona, U.S., Naturalization Records, 1909-199181,162
Arizona, U.S., Arriving Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes, 1958-19628,164
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There are no Newspapers & Periodicals collections unique to Arizona
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There are no Pictures collections unique to Arizona
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Sorted by Arizona Directories & Member Lists
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Arizona, U.S., 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, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1803-199537,549
Arizona, U.S., State 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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Sorted by Arizona Stories, Memories & Histories
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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, U.S., Obituary Index to Arizona Newspapers, 1993-1994277,636
Arizona, U.S., Naturalization Records, 1909-199181,162
U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-194754,143,185
Arizona, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1880-19351,082,041
Arizona, U.S., Death Records, 1887-19601,324,352

Famous People

Help and Advice

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Arizona Census Research

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.

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.

 

Arizona Research Resources

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.