Arizona Family History Societies

This section lists the state-wide associations from Black Family to Caledonian.  It then lists the county association of Lake Havasu giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide

County

Statewide

Black Family Genealogy and History Society

The association was established in 1991.  They now have a Chapter in Sun Lakes and meetings are held in the library of Oakwood Clubhouse.

Old Newsletters dating from 2005 to 2008 are available on the site.

Website:
http://www.bfghs.com

Caledonian Society of Arizona

Celtic Associations have celebrated Scottish culture and presented Scottish Highland Games since 1964.

They provide details of their events and have a section which is dedicated to the Highland Games.  

They also host The Glenmorangie Scottish Gathering and Highland Games and has done for more than half a century.  It is possible to purchase tickets to this event through their site.

It is also possible to peruse copies of their publication The Desert Highlander from February 2010 to January 2015.

Website:
http://www.arizonascots.com


County and other Societies

Lake Havasu Genealogical Society

Numerous resources, which include books, CD-ROMs, microfiche and microfilm are accessible in their library.  Documents include:

  • Biographies
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Indexes
  • Civil War Indexes
  • Genealogies
  • Military Records
  • Naturalisation Records
  • Vital Records

The archives do not just cover Arizona, but other states across the US.  Some archives also relate to England and Wales.

Numerous tapes can be borrowed from the Library to use at home.  Titles include:

  • Early American Witchcraft
  • Elusive Pioneer Ancestors - New England Connection to the West
  • Irish Fundamentals
  • Irish Property - Tax and Census Records
Website:
http://lhgs.weebly.com

Southern Arizona Genealogy Society

The association was established in 1976 as Green Valley Genealogical Society, its aim being to promote and encourage family history research by using educational programs and by exchanging genealogical data between members.

The society has a library where many resources are available, which include:

  • Bible Records
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Census Indexes
  • DAR Patriot Index
  • Family Histories
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • History Books
  • Immigrants
  • Tax Lists
  • Will Abstracts

Some of these resources relate to England and Wales.  A full list of publications is available on their site.

Numerous resources are also accessible at Sahuarita History Centre, which is run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  These include:

  • Buckinghamshire (England) Marriage Database
  • Census Indexes
  • Church Records
  • DAR Patriot Indexes
  • Early Ontario Settlers: A Source Book
  • Marriage Notices of the Whole United States 1785-1794
  • Red River Settlers
  • Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts to 1849

A surname database is on their site.  There is also a mailing list which has been established at RootsWeb.  The group also publishes the 'Past Tracks' Newsletter.

Website:
https://azsags.org/

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