Graves & Genealogy
Graves Registration Program
The International Headquarters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has instituted a graves registration program. The intent of this program is to register all the confederate veterans’ graves wherever they may located. This is an exhaustive process which requires proof that any particular grave actually contains the remains of a Confederate Soldier. It is particularly difficult in the Arizona Territory because there are very few “Native Sons.” However, Camp 1202 has implemented the program within the Pima County area and it remains ongoing.
As a consequence of the Graves Registration Program several graves have been located which did not have proper markers or were not marked at all. Camp 1202 has acquired, through the Veterans Administration, and had installed new VA markers for the unmarked graves. We have the distinction of having installed the first VA markers in “The Old Pueblo.”
There are many free resources for genealogical information and there are many more for a subscription fee.
This is free however it will also lead you to ancestry.com in the form of a joint site. RootsWeb does a great job on family trees and is part of the WorldConnect project. It has many free data bases.
This is a free site. It allows you to search several government data bases.
There is a subscription fee for annual membership or monthly subscription fee. Frequently they offer a 14 day free trial but you must give them a credit card which they will bill at the end of the 14 day period. You must cancel within the time period or get a bill for the annual rate. This is a great site for Census records and military records which are extracted from official files.
By subscription of $60 annually. Excellent for original documents including “Muster Rolls”. There is a free trial membership that grants limited access (membership button on home page).
Free data base where you can obtain copies of your or a parents military records. You can also request military medals, awards, and decorations be provided to you.
The 128-volume War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Compiled by the U.S. War Department in the 1880s, the Official Records, or OR as they have come to be known.
Search specific counties of interest e.g. “Southampton County Virginia”
Search specific military units e.g. “3rd VA Infantry Regiment”
State Department of Health
P.O. Box 3887
Phoenix, AZ 85030
Arizona State Genealogy Library
Department of Library, Archives, and Public Records
1700 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Genealogical & Historical Societies
Arizona Society of Genealogists
6565 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85715
Arizona State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 42075
Tucson, AZ 85733-2075
Family History Society of Arizona
P.O. Box 5566
Glendale, AZ 85312
Genealogical Society of Arizona
P.O. Box 27237
Tempe, AZ 85282