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Cemetery records, such as tombstone and sexton’s records, have value in that they may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or, occasionally, a birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.

Locating Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from Arizona cemeteries. This collection is described in Arizona Genealogy. An important compilation of inscriptions from small cemeteries throughout the state is:

  • Arizona Death Records: An Index Compiled from Mortuary, Cemetery, and Church Records. Three Volumes. Tucson, Arizona: Arizona State Genealogical Society, 1976-82. (Family History Library book 979.1 V3a; fiche 6019995-97.)

Online[edit | edit source]

The following have significant cemetery listings for Arizona State:

  • Findagrave.com Search for names at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
    • This site frequently has tombstone images.
    • List of cemeteries statewide for cemeteries in their database
        • Go to Find A Grave Home page, click Search for a cemetery, select the state ( Arizona), then select from the county list, and press Search.
      • Click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.

Family History Library Collection[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Several periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from Arizona cemeteries. These are referenced in the "Places" portion of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), described in Arizona Periodicals.

For records on related record types, see Arizona Funeral Homes, Arizona Obituaries, and Arizona Vital Records.

Websites[edit | edit source]

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