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State Resources — Arizona

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

The state office has birth and death records since July 1909 and abstracts of records filed in counties before then.

Birth & Death Records

Call (602) 364-1300 for information on record lookup fees.
Write to:
Vital Records Section
Arizona Department of Health Services
P.O. Box 3887
Phoenix, AZ 85030-3887

Notes: Applicants must submit a copy of picture identification or have their request notarized.

Marriage & Divorce Records

Notes: These records are kept at the county level. Write to the Clerk of Superior Court in the county where the marriage license was issued.

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have maps and photos, state census records for 1820 (not complete), marriage licenses from 1700, newspapers, ship passenger records, assessment rolls, court cases (civil and criminal), and the Great Registry (list of mostly men, registered to vote in Arizona from 1912).

Call (602) 542-3942. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00, closed Saturday and Sunday.

Write to:
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
History and Archives Division
Dr. Melanie Sturgeon, Division Director
1700 W. Washington, 3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Web site:

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
Arizona Society of Genealogists
6565 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85715

  Arizona State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 42075
Tucson, AZ 85733-2075
  Publication: Copper State Bulletin

  Family History Society of Arizona
P.O. Box 5566
Glendale, AZ 85312
  Publication: Family Connections

  Genealogical Society of Arizona
P.O. Box 27237
Tempe, AZ 85282
  Publication: Genealogical Society of Arizona Quarterly
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