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Special Collections
Explore rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and other unique archival materials, with a focus on Arizona, the Southwest, and the U.S./Mexico Borderlands. Includes papers for prominent UA scientists such as Andrew E. Douglass, Edward T. Hall, Pierre Lecomte du Nouy, Homer L. Shantz, and George E.P. Smith.

University of Arizona Yearbooks
Browse digitized yearbooks from 1903-2005 are available in the campus repository.

Tucson Arizona Family History Center
Access a large collection of genealogical records, as well as books, magazines, software, and classes about genealogy. 

Vital Records
Find birth and death certificates, adoptions and other records kept by the Arizona Office of Vital Records.

Pima County Genealogy Society
Find local cemetery information, connect with others searching for similar surnames, or request research services

Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates
Access PDF copies of birth and death certificates that are public record from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Includes births that occurred at least 75 years ago and deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago. 

Arizona Historical Society
Explore the world's largest collection of Arizona history artifacts, documents, and photographs.

Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Find public records such as assessment rolls, voter registries, land records, and pre-WWII marriage licenses and court records.


Many newspapers contained birth notices, death notices and obituaries.

Other resources

Pima County Public Library
Access genealogy databases and resources with your public library card.

Ellis Island Records
Explore extensive immigration records and passenger lists, as well as genealogy tips.

Family Search
Search genealogy records collected by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (requires setting up a free account). 

RootsWeb Message Board
Connect with other family researchers through one of the largest online genealogy communities. Includes options to search by name and location or browse by topic.