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Arizona History

Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912. It was previously part of the territory of Alta California in New Spain before being passed down to independent Mexico and later ceded to the United States after the Mexican–American War. The southernmost portion of the state was acquired in 1853 through the Gadsden Purchase.

Before the modern era, Arizona was home to numerous Native American Tribes. Hohokam, Mogollon and Ancestral Puebloan cultures were among the many that flourished throughout the entire state before the arrival of Marcos de Niza, a Spanish Franciscan, in 1539. He explored parts of the state and made contact with native inhabitants, probably the Sobaipuri. The expedition of Spanish explorer Coronado entered the area in 1540–1542 during its search for Cíbola. Father Kino was the next European in the region. A member of the Society of Jesus, he led the development of a chain of missions and converted many of the Indians to Christianity in the Pimería Alta (now southern Arizona and northern Sonora) in the 1690s and early 18th century. Spain founded presidios ("fortified towns") at Tubac in 1752 and Tucson in 1775. When Mexico achieved its independence from Spain in 1821, what is now Arizona became part of the Territory of Nueva California, also known as Alta California.

Arizona Genealogy Records Online

Arizona Census Records

Arizona Military Records

Arizona Obituaries

Arizona Vital Records

Arizona Counties

County Name Date Formed County seat
Apache County 1879 St. Johns
Cochise County 1881 Bisbee
Coconino County 1891 Flagstaff
Gila County 1881 Globe
Graham County 1881 Safford
Greenlee County 1909 Clifton
La Paz County 1983 Parker
Maricopa County 1871 Phoenix
Mohave County 1864 Kingman
Navajo County 1895 Holbrook
Pima County 1864 Tucson
Pinal County 1875 Florence
Santa Cruz County 1899 Nogales
Yavapai County 1864 Prescott
Yuma County 1864 Yuma

Genealogical Research In Arizona

Arizona State Archives
1901 W Madison St
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Phone: 602-926-3720
The Arizona State Archives collections include: Tax rolls, brands, coroner records, voting registers, prisoners, court marriage licenses, wills, probate cases, civil and criminal cases, Arizona agency records, 32,000 Arizona maps, and 180,000 photographs.

Arizona State Lbrary
1700 West Washington Street Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-926-3870, or Toll Free: 1-800-228-4710 (Arizona only)
The Arizona State Library collection includes immigration and naturalization books and indexes, published material from all states for vital records, courts, wills, and county histories, published material for some international nations, major genealogical periodicals for several states, and Internet sites such as Ancestry, and Heritage Quest Online.

Arizona Historical Society 949 E. 2nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
The Arizona Historical Society Library has a Mexican and an early Arizona collection, Colorado River topics, manuscripts 1860-present, oral histories, maps, and photos.

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