Arizona Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  




Project 9: U.S.—Arizona

Explore research in Arizona.


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Goal 1: Learn about Arizona research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Arizona ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Arizona research strategies.
    FS—Basic Arizona Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Arizona research on Ancestry.
    AC—Arizona Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Arizona research.
    AC—Arizona State Research Guide
  4. Use the Arizona Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Arizona Record Finder




Goal 2: Learn about Arizona archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arizona archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arizona archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Arizona Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Arizona Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Arizona state archives.
  3. Explore records from the Arizona State Archives collection.
  4. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Arizona.
  5. Explore the Arizona Memory Project site
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for Arizona genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  7. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Arizona city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arizona city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arizona Directories
  2. Explore Arizona city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Arizona city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Arizona historical directories by county.


Goal 3: Learn about Arizona vital and census records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arizona vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arizona vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Arizona Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: Arizona Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Arizona Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Arizona vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Arizona birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Arizona birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Explore additional links for arizona vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Arizona birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Arizona marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Explore links for Arizona marriage records.
  2. Explore the Western States Historical Marriage Records Index.
  3. Explore additional links for Arizona marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  4. Find additional resources for Arizona obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore additional links for Arizona death records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Arizona obituaries.

C. Explore Arizona census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Arizona censuses in this article.
    FS—Arizona Census
  2. Learn about Arizona census records.
    Census Records for Arizona
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Arizona state and county census records.
  4. Explore additional links for Arizona census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Arizona census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Learn about Arizona voting registers in this article.
    FS—Arizona Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about Arizona church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arizona church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Arizona church records in this article.
    FS—Arizona Church Records
  2. Learn about Arizona church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Arizona Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for Arizona church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Arizona cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Arizona cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Arizona Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Arizona cemetery records.
  3. Search for Arizona cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Arizona cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Arizona cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  9. See additional cemetery resources on the arizona Linkpendium site.


Goal 5: Learn about Arizona emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arizona emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arizona emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arizona Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Arizona migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arizona Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Arizona immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about Arizona military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arizona military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to Arizona military records.
    Arizona Military Records
  2. Learn about Arizona military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arizona Military Records
  3. Explore Arizona military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore additional links for Arizona military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Arizona military records on the Linkpendium site.
  6. Explore Arizona military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Arizona probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arizona probate and land records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arizona probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Arizona Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Arizona Probate Records
  2. Learn about Arizona land and property records.
    FS—Arizona Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Arizona land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Arizona Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for Arizona land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about Arizona court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arizona court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arizona Court Records
  2. Learn about Arizona court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Arizona Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Arizona maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arizona maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arizona maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arizona Maps
  2. Learn about Arizona maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Arizona Maps
  3. Learn about Arizona gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arizona Gazetteers

B. Explore Arizona maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Arizona maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Arizona.
  3. Explore historical Arizona maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore old Arizona maps on the Sharlot.org site.
  5. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Arizona maps.





Goal 9: Learn about Arizona newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arizona newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arizona newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arizona Newspapers
  2. Learn about researching historical Arizona newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
    Research Free Historical Arizona Newspapers—8:26
  3. Learn about Arizona newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Arizona Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Arizona newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Arizona historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Arizona newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Arizona newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Arizona newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Arizona newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. Explore additional links for Arizona newspapers and obituaries records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  7. See additional arizona newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site (scroll down).


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Arizona research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


Goal 11: Search records from Arizona.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Arizona County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Arizona.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Arizona Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Arizona research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Arizona Genealogy page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the U.S. West Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  3. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Arizona.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Arizona research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Arizona research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Arizona research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Arizona research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Arizona research.

C. Learn about Arizona genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Arizona in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arizona Societies
  2. Explore the Arizona State Genealogical Society site.
  3. Explore the Arizona Historical Society site.
  4. Explore Arizona genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.






Arizona Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Apache        L Cochise    A    L Coconino    A    L Gila    A    L Graham    A    L Greenlee    L
La Paz    L Maricopa    A    L Mohave    L Navajo    A    L Pima    A    L Pinal    A    L
Santa Cruz    A    L Yavapi    A    L Yuma    A    L