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The Biographical Database contains brief biographical entries and genealogies for more than 5000 individuals who lived in Tempe. Museum staff and volunteers are continuing research to include information on all families that arrived in Tempe before 1920, as well as anyone who has played an important role in the community, right up to the present. These database records are based on federal census records, newspaper articles, obituaries, church records, cemetery records, city directories, family papers, and interviews with living family members.

Just a few of the biographies are available on-line at this time: