Our Most Popular ADHS Website

February 14th, 2013 by Will Humble Leave a reply »

Guess which one of our ADHS Websites consistently has the most hits.  Our influenza pages during flu season?  Medical marijuana during our rulemaking?  Questions about WIC eligibility?  Nope.  It’s our Genealogy website.  The site has had more than 5,100,000 queries in the last 2 years.

Our Vital Records team has been keeping data on birth and death certificates since 1855.  A few years ago, our easy to use Genealogy website was put together so folks can do research on their family history.   The data on the site includes AZ births before 1938 and deaths before 1963.  The public records statute says that birth certificates need to be at least 75 years old and death certificates 50 years ago in order to be loaded on the site.  The information was extracted from photo reproductions of the original certificates by volunteers from the Mesa Regional Family History Center.

We don’t have a budget top maintain the site… but we recently put up a feature so that folks can donate funds to the ADHS Public Genealogy Website for future enhancements.


1 comment

  1. Charles Perdue says:

    Dear Will,
    Excellent Article Will, unfortunately there is no button to share the article using Facebook, Twitter, etc …) I Know Medical Marijuana Has Been Helping Disabled People Including Myself a Veteran, the Last Four Semesters since I’ve Gotten My Card I Have Gotten Nine A’s and 1 B. Not only has MMJ improved my academics, it has also given me a passion in life to go out and do things and be productive. Two of my card holding friends unfortunately had cancer, after using medical marijuana their cancer is in remission or gone completely. You are being a patriot and a leader, standing up to the lobbyists, Big Pharm and any other opposing entity who will stop at nothing to keep hemp and marijuana illegal for all purposes. Having my card, I have realized that I smoke about 50% less than I had previously. I think you would be totally detrimental to the state and to patients of Arizona to have such a high number of dispensaries planned. Allowing patients to cultivate is not only a cost-effective and convenient way to acquire the medication they need, which is by prescription in completely legal in the state eyes. I know that your reputation has improved since the beginning of the medical marijuana legislation, by considering other debilitating ailments, diseases, and mental ailments. I will continue to support you and your mission as long as you fight for card carrying patients who risk losing jobs, who legally carry firearms, and continued to research and understand the complexities and handling of medical marijuana as medicine. Currently the state allows 12 plants to be grown, the vagueness of the amount and type of plan you have is still up for debate while I stay under the limit. Marijuana grows into stages, vegetative and flowering. Male marijuana plants are useless for medicine and cause cultivators to waste time and money when they have to destroy the plan and start over. In the flowering stage, several plants can stress, causing them to hermaphrodite or turn into a male plant. I thought 12 plants was more than sufficient, but after several years of experimenting with the horticulture and knowing people who have a card, I’ve come to realize that the insufficient amount of 12 plants only reason a patient with 2 to 5 plants that are possibly medical grade. I hope you can do some more research into this topic as I have interviewed, researched, and practiced several ways to overcome this problem. I know you do what you can in representing the large amount of disabled patients, doing your best is showing, but we need some better roles for the patients. Even with the’s SNAP program, I know several people who cannot afford to even get a card. Not only is that a problem for them, but the state suffers as well as they lose money. Please help us to come to more understandable and acceptable rules and regulations, when common sense is applied everyone benefits from it. I want to thank you for your time and consideration and I hope the best for you and yours.

    Charles Perdue

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