Arizona Fast Facts and Key Resources

Arizona Fast Facts and Key Resources

Learn more about the Grand Canyon State.

? Statehood: 1912

? US territory status: part of New Mexico Territory in 1850; became Arizona Territory in 1863

? First extant federal census: 1870

? Statewide birth and death records begin: 1909

? Statewide marriage records: none

? Counties: 4 in 1864; 14 in 1909; 15 since 1983

? Contact for vital records:

? Office of Vital Records

Box 3887 Phoenix, AZ 85030 (888) 816-5907 <azdhs.gov/vitalrcd>

? Web sites

? Arizona Biographical Database

<www.lib.az.us/bio>

? Arizona Cemeteries

<www.rootsweb.com/~azcemete/azcemeteries.html>

? Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board

<www.azgab.org>

? Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates

<genealogy.az.gov>.

? Arizona GenWeb Project

<www.rootsweb.com/~azgenweb>

? Arizona Newspaper Project

<www.lib.az.us/anp>.

? Arizona Pioneers Home Resident Index

<www.sharlot.org/archives/gene/aph>

? Colorado Plateau Digital Archives

<www.nau.edu/library/speccoll>

? Cyndi’s List: Arizona

<www.cyndislist.com/az.htm>

? Family History Society of Arizona

<www.fhsa.org>

? Historic Cemeteries of Arizona

<www.azhistcemeteries.org/azcems.htm>

? Historic Maps and Aerial Views

<www.sharlot.org/archives/maps>

? Mexico/Arizona Biographical Survey

<www.mexicoarizona.com>

? Resources

? Arizona Death Records, 3 volumes (Arizona State Genealogical Society, out of print)

? Arizona Place Names by Will C. Barnes and Byrd H. Granger (University of Arizona Press)

? Arizona: A History by Thomas E. Sheridan (University of Arizona Press)

? The Family Tree Resource Book for Genealogists edited by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack and Erin Nevius (Family Tree Books)

? Frontier Military Posts of Arizona by Ray Brandes (D.S. King, out of print)

? Ghost Towns of Arizona by James E. Sherman (University of Oklahoma Press)

? Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in Arizona (Arizona Historical Records Survey, out of print)

? Historical Atlas of Arizona by Henry P. Walker and Don Bufkin (University of Oklahoma Press)

? Portrait and Biographical Record of Arizona (Chapman Publishing, out of print)

? Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in New Mexico and Colorado by John R. and Christine Van Ness (Sunflower University Press, out of print).

? Who’s Who in Arizona by Jo Conners (Higginson Books)

? Organizations & Archives

? Arizona Historical Society

949 E. Second St., Tucson, AZ 85719, (520) 617-1158, <www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org>

? Arizona State Genealogical Society

Box 42075, Tucson, AZ 85733, (520) 275-2747, <www.rootsweb.com/~asgs>

? Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

Genealogy Collection, Law and Research Library, 1700 W. Washington St., Third Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85007, (602) 542-3942, <www.1ib.az.us>

? Arizona State University Library

Box 871006, Tempe, AZ 85287, (480)965-6164, <www.asu.edu/lib>

? Mesa Regional Family History Center

41 S. Hobson, Mesa, AZ 85204, (480) 964-1200, <www.mesarfhc.org>

? Northern Arizona University, Cline Library

Box 6022, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, (928) 523-6802, <www.nau.edu/cline>

? University of Arizona Library

1510 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, (520) 621-2101, <www.library.arizona.edu>
 
From the April 2006 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

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