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Arizona Historical Records Available Online To State Residents

The Arizona Secretary of State‘s office has announced that valuable historical records from the state’s collections are now available online and free to state residents. This was done through a partnership with the Arizona State Archives and Ancestry.com.
The new online data includes the Arizona territorial census records from 1864 through 1882. Arizona residents can access the data by creating a free account on Ancestry.com.
Those records provide information such as name, place of residence, age, ethnic background and occupation of more than 85,000 Arizona residents of  the time.

The online records also now include: school census records, marriage records, wills and probate records and early state prison records.

Deputy State Archivist Dennis Preisler said “This partnership allows historians, demographers, sociologists, students of Arizona history and genealogists access to over three million names in ten separate record collections.”

Naomi Gingold is the weekend morning host at KJZZ. When’s she’s not in the studio, she’s out reporting stories in the Valley.