Research in Arizona Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

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It is smart to familiarize oneself with just about any repository in Arizona that you simply might check out by getting in contact with to the appropriate archive or library before you proceed.

A lot of, if not all, Arizona repositories include printed resources that show its collections and also research policy.

Arizona archives and historical agencies also provide On-line websites that provide comparable resources. Several also include down-loadable databases for some or parts within their collections.

Arizona Archives

Arizona Museums

Arizona Libraries

Arizona Periodicals

Genealogical publications will offer you various sources of information, they can be overlooked by genealogy and family history researchers and genealogist in looking for family history. A good number of regional and county genealogical and/or historical societies produce periodicals that have records referring to the region or vicinity they support. Sometimes these publications provide articles concerning records that aren’t offered someplace else.

  • Arizona Highways (published by Arizona Department of Transportation)
  • Journal of Arizona History (published by Arizona Historical Society)
  • Copper State Journal (Arizona State Genealogical Society) is the major genealogical publication in the state

Arizona Historical & Genealogical Societies

For pretty much every single Arizona there exists a Arizona genealogical society, a Arizona genealogical council, or both. Along with their own work, Arizona-level groups quite often help coordinate the efforts of local societies from the Arizona. Their publications, newsletters and quarterlies, supplement those provided by the local societies

County, Township and City

Religious and Ethnic

  • Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, 7739 East Broadway, Suite 195, Tucson, AZ 85710
  • Black Family History Society, P.O. Box 1515, Gilbert, AZ 85299-1515
  • Hispanic Family History Society, 3607 S. Kenneth Place, Tempe, AZ 85282
  • Polish Genealogical Interest Group of Arizona, 2015 E. Redmon Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283

Research in Arizona Newspapers & Publications

Arizona Genealogical publications (magazines, newsletters, periodicals, books, etc.) contain all sorts of invaluable information about specific ancestors, complete lineages and families, places in time, and regarding all kinds of genealogical records and repositories. They allow you to uncover a abundance of facts about your ancestors from many historical newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals. These different types of sources can regularly supplement public records and supply information and facts that is not documented someplace else. Here, you can study more about your ancestor’s potential every day activities by putting them in the circumstance of their time.

Newspapers from Arizona and other states nearby are on microfilm at the Arizona Historical Society. Many newspapers are also on microfilm at the Arizona State Archives. There is also an effort involving several national organizations that is currently in the process of putting newspapers on microfilm. It is called the Arizona Newspaper Project and it is based out of the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records. There are 1,520 identified newspapers so far, but 136 of them have no known issues still in existence. The website for the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records has a complete Arizona Newspaper Project list.

Books

Newspapers – Arizona newspapers can offer all kinds of clues about historical occasions, local history, court and legal notices, obituaries, and much more.