Trace your Arizona ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide!
You’ll love this if:
- You’re getting started tracing your ancestors in Arizona
- You want new ideas and resources to get past a Arizona brick wall
- Your genealogy search is focused mainly on Arizona —you don’t need the full State Research Guides collection
Trace your Arizona ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:
- a how-to article detailing Arizona’s history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
- the best websites, books and other resources for Arizona research, handpicked by our editors and experts
- listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
- timeline of key events in the state’s history
- full-color map to put your research in geographical context
Here’s a sampling of the helpful tips you’ll get in the Arizona guide:
- In 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican-AmericanWar and Mexican rule for Arizona north of the Gila River, which then became part of New Mexico Territory. The Gadsden Purchase of 1853 added the rest of present-day Arizona.
- Arizona has no statewide marriage registration. Beginning in 1864, county recorders kept marriage and divorce records.
- The government took territorial censuses in 1864, 1866, 1867, 1869, 1871, 1872 and 1882. They’re available at the state archives, though not all are complete.
Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.