Arizona Territorial Census Records Now Available Online!

A significant group of valuable Arizona historical record collections, provided through a partnership with the Arizona State Archives and Ancestry.com, are now available on-line and free to residents of the State of Arizona through Ancestry.com.  This includes the Arizona territorial census records covering the years from 1864 through 1882.

All Arizona records are available at azlibrary.gov and can be found on the Doing Research at the Archives page or directly at https://www.azlibrary.gov/arm/research-archives/archives-resources/ancestry-arizona.

This access requires a free Ancestry.com Arizona account. To set up your account you simply go to the web page and enter your five digit Arizona zip code in the space at the bottom of the page.  Once your account is established researchers gain unlimited access to Arizona records that are a part of the State Archives of Arizona’s extensive holdings.

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Congratulations Chris!

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Chris Seggerman, Genealogy Researcher was recognized at today’s meeting of the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records Advisory Board meeting for rising to the occasion and ensuring a smooth transition of the genealogy collection to the Polly Rosenbaum History and Archives Building. Pictured left to right: Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Chris Seggerman, Library Advisory Board Chairman Brenda Brown.

To learn about the genealogy resources at the Polly Rosenbaum History and Archives:

http://www.azlibrary.gov/arm/research-archives/genealogy-and-family-history (this link no longer works as we no longer have a separate genealogy collection. However, you can click HERE to see what genealogy material we still have in our catalog.)

To learn more about the advisory board:

http://www.azlibrary.gov/about/boards-and-commissions/advisory-board  (link still works, however the Advisory Board Of The Arizona State Library, Archives And Public Records was repealed effective August 9, 2017).

Genealogy: How to Get Started

Our wonderful staff who work in the Genealogy collection have years of experience helping others with their genealogy. Chris Seggerman gives us his tips and tricks for getting started on finding your ancestors in “Genealogy: How to Get Started”. It is the first in a series of helpful guides we have on our Genealogy page on this blog, along with other useful resources for family history research.

Birth Records

Arizona Dept. of Health Services – Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Records is a database of birth  and death certificate images that date are older than 75 years (birth) and fifty years (death) from the current year.  http://genealogy.az.gov/

For assistance locating family member records also consult the State Library of Arizona’s  Genealogy Collection.

For more current birth records you will need to visit the ADHS Office of Vital Records. Thier website contains information on how to request a certified copy of birth and or death records. http://azdhs.gov/vital-records/