Arizona Territorial Records are now Online and are Free to Arizona Residents

After some confusion about storing old records (see my earlier articles about that confusion by starting at, the Arizona State Archives has worked with to digitize family history records and make them available online for free to Arizona residents. Anyone in other states also can view the online records but must pay for the access on The available records include the Arizona territorial census records covering the years from 1864 through 1882. The records provide information such as name, place of residence, age, nativity, and occupation of over 85,000 Arizona residents between 1864 and 1882.

The online records are available free of charge to residents of the state at: This access requires a free Arizona account. To set up your account, simply go to the web page and enter your five digit Arizona zip code in the space at the bottom of the page.

The same records are also available to everyone at although a normal subscription is required for non-residents of Arizona.


Secretary of State Regan wanted to use the room in the library for a lounge. She eliminated the AZ books some were given to genealogical society. Probably some were just dumped.
Some were put in storage. They are no longer readily available.


    I wonder how the Secretary of State decided that a lounge in the library could possibly be more important than the state history! How do these people get to govern anyway


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