Certificates available online to the public online free of charge for births that occurred at least 75 years ago and deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago in Arizona.
A division of the Arizona Secretary of State, the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records’ branches are the Director’s Office, Archives and Records Management, State Library of Arizona, Library Development, Arizona Talking Book Library and the Arizona Capitol Museum.
The State Archives, located in the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building, collects, preserves and makes available to the public and all branches of government, permanent public records, historical manuscripts, photographs and other materials that contribute to the understanding of Arizona history.
The collections of greatest interest to genealogists in DAZL are the Arizona Digital Newspaper Program, Arizona Memory Project, and the Arizona Almanac.
SEARCH over 50 Arizona historical newspapers.
BROWSE or search by newspaper, time period and county.
View a list of currently available newspapers
WHERE IN ARIZONA?
View a clickable map of Arizona newspaper collections and search by county.
Read about the Arizona Digital Newspaper Program sponsors.
ABOUT ARIZONA DIGITAL NEWSPAPER PROGRAM
Read about Arizona Digital Newspaper Program and download policy documents.
Under the auspices of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, Arizona Memory Project provides access primary sources in dozens of Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions.
The Arizona Historical Society was founded by the territorial legislature on November 7, 1864. The Society is Arizona’s oldest cultural institution, fulfills its mission “to collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate the history of Arizona and the West as it pertains to Arizona.”
Primary sources collections of great depth on Arizona and the Southwest, Borderlands, and the University of Arizona Archives.
The Arizona Collection has been an integral part of the University Libraries for many years. Although no official beginning date exists, the origin of the present collection can be traced back to 1917, when Thomas J. Cookson, the College Librarian, began building a small Southwestern Collection. In 1943, the primary focus shifted to materials about Arizona. In 1985, the Collection became part of the Archives and Special Collections department.
The Collection contains materials in all formats. Its strengths include over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts and personal papers; oral histories; a book collection of over 30,000 titles; and more than 500,000 photographic prints and negatives.
This portal provides free access to over 960,000 resources from universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, historical societies, government agencies, counties, and municipalities in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Montana, Hawaii, and other parts of the U.S. West. Search digital collections here. Search finding aids here.
Other Arizona Resources
- Arizona Bigger Cities http://www.city-data.com/city/Arizona.htm
- Netstate: Arizona http://www.netstate.com/states/intro/az_intro.htm
- A Guide to the Fifty States: Arizona http://www.theus50.com/arizona/
- WorldAtlas.com Arizona
- Learning Network: Arizona http://www.infoplease.com/us-states/arizona.html
- 50 states.com–Arizona http://www.50states.com/arizona.htm
- National Register of Historic Places–Arizona
- Chronicling America–Arizona
- Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe Arizona 1892 City Directory at Distant Cousin
- Arizona Cemetery Records at Interment.net