I don’t do a lot of research in Arizona, but I do have some family members who relocated there later in their lives. I knew that my second great-grandfather, Herman Leppin, died in Phoenix, but I didn’t have an exact date or death record. Fortunately, several years ago, the Arizona Department of Health has digitized and made available online, death certificates from 1861 to 1962 (as well as birth certificates from 1855-1937).
So back in 2010, I was able to obtain the death certificate for Herman through this website.
Arizona Department of Health Services, death certificate 1773 (1948), Herman Leppin; digital image, Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates (http://genealogy.az.gov : accessed April 8, 2010).
Every now and then, I run into other family members who moved to Arizona and this is the first place I look for birth and death records. Many thanks to the Arizona Department of Health for providing these records online.
Genealogy By the States is a theme created by Jim Sanders over at the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets blog.