Pioneer Certificate

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Arizona Pioneer Descendant Certificate Project

The certificate honors direct and collateral descendants of pioneers who lived in the geographical area of what is now Arizona prior to statehood, February 14, 1912. Certificates will be awarded to a descendant who submits evidence acceptable to AzGAB of:

AZ sun      Ancestor's residence in the area

AZ sun      Applicant's relationship to the ancestor

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Upon approval of documentation, the names of the ancestor and the applicant will be printed on a certificate, suitable for framing.

All materials submitted as evidence become the property of AzGAB and will not be returned. Do not send original documents. Copies of the application and the supporting documents will be shared with in-state local genealogical societies, genealogical libraries and historical societies and made available to researchers.

Pioneer Descendant Application: PDF File

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A $15.00 fee is required for each ancestor. If application is made at the same time for another descendant of the same ancestor, a $10.00 fee and evidence of the relationship will be required for each descendant. For any additional descendants, complete copies of all documentation for the initial application must be submitted, along with the additional documents needed to link the additional descendant to the pioneer. If an application is not approved, the fee will be returned minus $5 for processing.


For a copy of the application and instructions, please contact:

Mary Martin - APDC Administrator
5619 E. Third Street
Tucson, AZ 85711-1418

P.O. Box 5641
Mesa, AZ 85211-5641

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