Thursday, May 04, 2006

Never Too Late to Reconnect (and AZ Vital Records)

Loved this piece in the May 3, 2006 issue of The Arizona Republic about siblings reuniting after 60 years. It really reaffirms Alex Haley's remark about our hunger to know our roots being marrow-deep. Sooner or later, every one of us feels the pull!

The article also includes a link to online Arizona birth and death certificates, including birth certificates for 1887-1930 and death certificates for 1878-1955. When you conduct a search, you're actually presented with a (.pdf) image of the document itself! If you'd like to experiment with it, try entering "Baron Goldwater" and take a peek at the death certificate of Barry Goldwater's father. If only all states would follow Arizona's lead!


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