Arizona Archives, Societies & Publications

It is a good idea to familiarize personally with just about any repository in Arizona that you simply might travel to by communicating with to the best suited archive or library in advance.

Most, if not all, Arizona repositories have written and published content that present its collections as well as research policy.

Arizona archives and historical organizations usually have On-line sites that provide equivalent details. Several also contain down loadable data for some or parts of their collections.

List of Arizona Archives

List of Arizona Libraries & Museums

List of Arizona Historical & Genealogical Societies

For almost every state there is a state genealogical society, a state genealogical council, or both.

In addition to their own work, Arizona groups many times help coordinate the efforts of local societies throughout the Arizona.

Their unique publications, newsletters and quarterlies, supplement those created through the area societies.

Regional and State Societies

County, Township and City Societies

Religious and Ethnic Societies

  • Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, 7739 East Broadway, Suite 195, Tucson, AZ 85710
  • Black Family History Society, P.O. Box 1515, Gilbert, AZ 85299-1515
  • Hispanic Family History Society, 3607 S. Kenneth Place, Tempe, AZ 85282
  • Polish Genealogical Interest Group of Arizona, 2015 E. Redmon Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283

Arizona Newspapers & Publications

Arizona Genealogical publications (magazines, newsletters, periodicals, books, etc.) contain all types of invaluable information about specific ancestors, whole lineages and families, places in time, and about all sorts of genealogical records and repositories.


Newspapers from Arizona and other states nearby are on microfilm at the Arizona Historical Society. Many newspapers are also on microfilm at the Arizona State Archives.


Genealogical journals provide you with plenty of sources of information and facts, they are generally overlooked by genealogy and family history researchers and genealogist in looking around for family history.

Many regional and county genealogical and/or historical societies produce periodicals which have records relating to the region or vicinity they operate.

Frequently these publications have articles involving records that are not obtainable somewhere else.

  • Arizona Highways (published by Arizona Department of Transportation)
  • Journal of Arizona History (published by Arizona Historical Society)
  • Copper State Journal (Arizona State Genealogical Society) is the major genealogical publication in the state