A new genealogy research center opened last month at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building, 1901 W. Madison St. Researchers now have one-stop access to a portfolio of resources, including unique Arizona materials, online genealogical sources and expert staff for support.
The collection accessible at the State Archives Genealogy Center includes early newspapers from most Arizona communities, a comprehensive physical map collection documenting historic Arizona development, assessment rolls with lists of taxable persons and their property, coroner or Justice Court records, and much, much more.
Researchers also will have free access to two Web based databases: Ancestry and HeritageQuest.
In related news, the Arizona State Library recently added FamilySearch.org, the website for FamilySearch International, a nationally recognized nonprofit family history organization, to make more genealogy research material available online for statewide access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The initiative will make thousands of historical books of genealogical importance freely accessible online for family history researchers worldwide.
The center is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except state holidays. For more information, visit www.azlibrary.gov/arm/research-archives.