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Arizona

Quick Facts

  • 1909 – Arizona began statewide recording of births and deaths in July 1909, though marriage records are still recorded only in the county clerk of the superior court’s office where the marriage occurred.
  • 1912 Arizona became a state.

Federal Population schedules

Mortality Schedules

  • 1870 (Mahave through Yuma counties only), 1880 (index available).

The 1860 federal census contains that portion of the state below the Gala River (as Arizona County) that was enumerated as part of the New Mexico Territory. People who resided in Pah-Ute County in 1870 were enumerated as part of the Pah-Ute County, Nevada, and possibly part of Washington County, Utah.

Territorial and State

Both the 1864 and 1866 territorial censuses are available as well. Original and duplicates of the 1864 territorial census, in addition to being on microfilm, are housed in the Arizona State Archives, which also holds microfilm copies of the 1882 state census available for Cochise, Gila, Graham, Maricopa, Mohave, Pina, Yahapai, and Yuma counties. Several Territorial censuses are indexed at ancestry.com.

Arizona County Map

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Arizona Specific Research Links

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