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Genealogy Resources

Arizona Genealogy Resources

  • Arizona Biographical Database. Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. The entries in our biographical database refer to persons in our collection of books, newspaper articles, periodicals, obituaries and vertical files. This is not a complete listing of the names of people who appear in our records nor does this list include all of the records in which an individual may appear. This list is being constantly updated.

  • Arizona Births and Christenings, 1909-1917 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Arizona – 27,483 records after 27 Apr 2010.

  • Arizona, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865. Confederate service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Arizona. The records include a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, Union prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 109, War Department Collection of Confederate Records and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M318. Index courtesy of Fold3. FamilySearch.

  • Arizona Death and Burials, 1910-1911; 1933-1994 – Name index to death and burial records from the state of Arizona. FamilySearch.

  • Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951 – Imaged Records -Published images and index of Arizona death certificates. The certificates are arranged in chronological order within each county. FamilySearch.

  • Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates. Birth (1887-1934) and Death (1887-1959) Arizona Department of Health Services.
  • Arizona GenWeb Project.

  • Arizona, Maricopa County Probate Records, 1870-1930. This collection contains images of the probate case files from the Maricopa County Superior Court. FamilySearch.

  • Arizona Marriages 1888-1908 - Name index to marriage records from the state of Arizona - 75,094 records as of 27 April, 2010.  FamilySearch.

  • Arizona Memory Project. The Arizona Memory Project is an online effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions. This initiative provides the opportunity to view some of the best examples of government documents, photographs, maps, and objects that chronicle Arizona's past and present.

  • Arizona, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War, 1861-1863.
  • Arizona State Genealogical Society. Mission Statement: To collect, preserve, and publish genealogical and historical data, to provide a common gathering place for genealogical purposes, and to assist members in genealogical research.
  • Arizona WPA Pioneer Interviews. by Jean Carhart. Biographical Sketches & Pioneer Interviews. This collection covers the names, birth dates, birth locations and other genealogy-specific data, as well as the stories of hardship, Indian raids, outlaws and courage.

  • Casa Grande Newspaper Archives, 1912-2007, courtesy of the Casa Grande Public Library, just outside of Phoenix.
  • 1883 Pensioners on the Roll. Arizona Territory. List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 - Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, and the Date of Original Allowance, United States Pension Bureau Senate - Executive Document 84, Parts 1-5. This list is taken from the official Pension Roll of 1883, the major genealogical source for Civil War and War of 1812 pensioners. Pensioners are listed by post office address, and in no apparent order after that.
  • 1860-1993 Arizona Obituary Card Index. Microfilm of card index at the Mesa Family History Center, Mesa, Arizona. Organized in alphabetical order by the name of the decease person. Includes over 100,000 name entries. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1993, 39 rolls, beginning with FHL film #1877927.
  • The 1864 Census of the Territory of Arizona. Historical Records Survey, Division of Women's and Professional Projects, Works Progress Administration, 1938. Extracts from the census. Microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973, 1 roll, FHL film #897437.
  • 1864 Territorial (Federal) Census of Arizona. Microfilm of the original records at the Arizona Department of Libraries, Archives and Public Records in Phoenix, Arizona. The results were used in forming judicial districts and for the election of members to the territorial legislature and other offices. Includes a person's name, age, sex, marital status, where born, how long a local resident, citizenship status, occupation, residence of all married individuals, and value of personal and real estates. Filmed by the Department, 1997.
  • Western States Marriage Record Index.  For more than two decades, the BYU-Idaho (formerly known as Ricks College) Arthur Porter Special Collections area in Rexburg, Idaho has been extracting early marriage records from counties in the western part of the United States. Virtually all of the pre-1900 marriages are included in the index for Arizona , Idaho and Nevada . Many counties for those same states have been extracted into the 1930's and some, much later. A significant number of marriages from selected counties in California , western Colorado , Montana , Oregon , Utah , eastern Washington , and Wyoming are also included.