Sunday, February 26, 2006

Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates

I wish all states were as helpful to genealogists as Arizona. Not only have they placed online indexes of their early Birth and Death Certificates, they've included images of the actual records (with the help of volunteers from the Mesa Regional Family History Center). Arizona has a 75-year waiting period for public access to birth records, and a 50-year period for records of death, so the former date from 1887 to 1930, the latter from 1878 to 1955. Records are displayed as PDF files, so you'll have to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.