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Payson, Gila, Arizona, 
United States
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Flag of Arizona
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Location of Payson, Gila, Arizona
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Location of Arizona
Record Description
Record Type Obituaries
Collection years 1948-2008
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes obituaries for the years 1948 to 2008, from newspapers in Payson, Arizona and the greater Phoenix area.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Obituaries

  • The name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Occupation and residence
  • Names of surviving family members
  • Cause of death
  • Date, place and time of funeral services or burial

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]

DGS Number Newspaper City Contents
101023137 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 1, Jul-Sep 1999
101023138 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 2, Sep-Nov 1999
101023139 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 003a, Dec 1999
101023140 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 003b, Jan-Feb 2000
101023141 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 004a, Feb-Mar 2000
101023142 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 004b, Mar-Apr 2000
101023143 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 5, Apr-Jun 2000
101023144 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 6, Jun-Jul 2000
101023145 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 7, Aug-Sep 2000
101023146 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 8, Oct-Nov 2000
101023147 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 9, Nov 2000-Jan 2001
101023148 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 10, Jan-Mar 2001
101023149 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 11, Mar-Apr 2001
101023150 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 12, Apr-Jun 2001
101023151 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 13, Jun-Aug 2001
101023152 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 14, Aug-Sep 2001
101023153 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 15, Oct-Nov 2001
101023154 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 16, Nov-Dec 2001
101023155 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 17, Jan-Feb 2002
101023156 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 18, Feb-Mar 2002
101023157 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 19, Mar-May 2002
101023158 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 20, May-Jun 2002
101023159 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 021a, Jul-Aug 2002
101023160 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 021b, Aug-Oct 2002
101023161 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 22, Oct-Nov 2002
101023162 Arizona Republic Phoenix v. 23, Dec 2002-Jan 2003
100743142 Arizona Republic Phoenix bk. 1-2 and various vols., 17 Apr 1948-Jan 2005
100743143 Arizona Republic Phoenix 4 Jun 1987-28 Feb 1999

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate death date
  • The names of other relatives and associates

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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  2. Click Search to show possible matches


View the Images[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next ?[edit | edit source]

  • Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search for the death certificate
  • If a birth date was provided in the obituary, search for a birth record
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members
  • Use the information found in the obituary to search for family members in census, vital, probate, and land records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Arizona.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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