Genealogy and Family History

Plan Your Visit

Available at Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building, 1901 W Madison St, Phoenix, AZ 85009

Genealogical resources at the Arizona State Archives include but are not limited to:

  • Assessment Rolls containing lists of taxable persons and their property.
  • Brand Indexes and Books.
  • Coroner or Justice Court records detail inquests held for violent or suspicious deaths
  • Great Registers containing personal information required of those who registered to vote.
  • Records from the Territorial Prison.
  • Superior Court records including marriage licenses, wills, probate cases, and civil and criminal cases. 

Available at State Library of Arizona, 1700 W Washington St, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85007

  • Books and indexes to immigration and naturalization records;
  • Published material for all the states, e.g., vital records, court records, wills and probates, and county histories
  • Published material for some foreign countries
  • Genealogical periodicals for various states  
  • Complete runs of the scholarly genealogical periodicals: New England Historical and Genealogical Register and The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (beginning in 1847 and 1870 respectively)
  • Online resources (for in-Library use):