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  • Maricopa County, Arizona —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 1, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Maricopa Indian Tribal Lands [Pima and Yavapai Counties].
    Established:  14-Feb-1871
    County Seat:  Phoenix, Arizona

    County history - Maricopa County is named in honor of The Maricopa, or Piipaash, Native American ethnic group who live in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and Gila River Indian Community.

    Maricopa Courthouse
    Capitol history - The building was created as part of an effort to demonstrate that the Arizona Territory was ready for statehood. The Capitol broke ground in 1898, and opened in 1901.
             In 1918 and 1938, additions were added on the west side of the building, which followed the same architecture and brought the total square footage from the original 40,000 to a final 123,000.
             It was home to the Legislature until 1960, when the current house and senate buildings were constructed, and the Governor's Office until 1974, when the executive tower was built. Presently, the now "old" Capitol building serves as a museum.

    Arizona State Capitol

    GHLL Maricopa County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Maricopa County, AZ Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Czech and Slovak Genealogical Society / Phoenix, AZ)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Family History Society of Arizona / Phoenix, AZ)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (West Valley Genealogical Society / Youngtown, AZ)
         Maricopa County Historical Society
         21 North Frontier Street
         Wickenburg, Arizona 85390-1417

    8. US/AZGenWeb site - Maricopa County Archives
    9. US/AZGenWeb - Maricopa County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Maricopa County Clerk, 201 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             La Paz County (west), Yuma County (west), Pima County (south), Pinal County
             (southeast), Gila County (east), Yavapai County (north).

        City of Avondale - a city in Maricopa County, adjacent to Phoenix.
        Maricopa County - Postcards from 1945 into the 1960s
        Mesa Regional Family History Center - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Kingfisher County Oklahoma.
    Census Information Maricopa County:
  • 1880 Federal Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Maricopa county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Mohave County, Arizona —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 11, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Apache County.
    Established:  21-Dec-1864
    County Seat:  Holbrooke, Arizona

    County history - Mohave County is named in honor of an indigenous Arizona Indian tribe

    Mohave Courthouse
    GHLL Mohave County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Mohave County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Mohave County, AZ Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lake Havasu Genealogical Society / Lake Havasu, AZ)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Mohave County Historical Society and Museum / Kingman, AZ)
    7. US/AZGenWeb site - Mohave County Archives
    8. US/AZGenWeb - Mohave County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Mohave County Clerk, 401 East Spring Street, Kingman, AZ 86401-0003.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Washington County, Utah (north), Kane County, Utah (northeast), Coconino County
             (east), Yavapai County (east), La Paz County (south), San Bernardino County,
                California
    (southwest), Clark County, Nevada (west), Lincoln County, Nevada
             (northwest).

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    Census Information:
  • 1870 Federal Census
  • 1900 Federal Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Navajo County, Arizona —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 20, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Apache County.
    Established:  21-Mar-1895
    County Seat:  Holbrooke, Arizona

    County history - Navajo County is named in honor of the Navajo Indian Tribe. In English, the initial name for the area was "Navajo Indian Reservation" governed since 1923 by the "Navajo Tribal Council." On April 15, 1969, the official name on the seal used by the government was changed to "Navajo Nation," stating that from that day on "all correspondence, stationary, letterheads of the Navajo Tribe use the designation 'Navajo Nation' to locate the tribe." In 1994, a proposal to change the official designation from "Navajo" to "DinÈ" was rejected by the council. They said the name "DinÈ" represented the time of suffering before the Long Walk, and that Navajo is the appropriate designation for the future.



    Navajo Courthouse
    GHLL Navajo County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Navajo County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Navajo County, AZ Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Navajo County Bits & Bytes Society
          P.O. Box 1403
          Winslow, AZ 86047
          Email:  Oconnell@cybertrails.com

    5. US/AZGenWeb site - Navajo County Archives
    6. US/AZGenWeb - Navajo County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Navajo County Clerk, P.O. Box 668, Holbrook, AZ 86025.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Apache County (east), Graham County (south), Gila County (southwest), Coconino
                County
    (west), San Juan County, Utah (north.

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Pima County, Arizona —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Arizona Territory [an original county].
    Established:  09-Nov-1864
    County Seat:  Tucson, Arizona

    County history - Pima County is named in honor of the Pima American Indian tribe which was indigenous to the area.

    Pima Courthouse
    GHLL Pima County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Pima County, AZ Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Green Valley Genealogical Society / Green Valley, AZ)
    7. US/AZGenWeb site - Pima County Archives
    8. US/AZGenWeb - Pima County Genealogy & History
    9. Pima County Vital Records - Pima County Health Department, 3950 S. Country Club Rd., Tucson, AZ 85701-1707.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Yuma County (west), Maricopa County (north), Pinal County (north), Graham County
             (northeast), Cochise County (east), Santa Cruz County (southeast), Altar, Sonora,
             Mexico (south), Caborca, Sonora, Mexico (south), Plutarco El"as Calles, Sonora,
             Mexico (south), S"ric, Sonora, Mexico (south).

        Pima County - Mission San Xavier del Bac

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    Census Information:
  • 1880 Federal Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Pinal County, Arizona —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 2, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Maricopa and Pima Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1875
    County Seat:  Florence, Arizona

    County history - Pinal County name is derived from Pinal Mountain range (named from the Spanish for stand of pines) and the Pinal Indian people (a band of Coyotero Apaches) who lived there.

    Pinal Courthouse
    GHLL Pinal County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Pinal County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Pinal County, AZ Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Superstition Mountain Museum / Apache Junction, AZ)
         Genealogy Society of Pinal County
         c/o Statutory Agent, Nancy Wofford
         1107 East 10th Street
         Casa Grande, AZ 85222

    6. US/AZGenWeb site - Pinal County Archives
    7. US/AZGenWeb - Pinal County Genealogy & History
    8. Pinal County Vital Records - Pinal County Clerk, P.O. Box 827, Florence, AZ 85232-0827.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Maricopa County (west and north), Gila County (north), Graham County (east),
             Pima County (south).

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Santa Cruz County, Arizona —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 28, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Pima County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1899
    County Seat:  Nogales, Arizona

    County history - Santa Cruz County is named after the Santa Cruz River which was named in the late 1600s by Father Kino. Santa Cruz means "holy cross" in Spanish.

    Santa Cruz Courthouse
    GHLL SantaCruz County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - SantaCruz County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - SantaCruz County, AZ Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Pimeria Alta Historical Society & Museum / Nogales, AZ)
    6. US/AZGenWeb site - SantaCruz County Archives
    7. US/AZGenWeb - SantaCruz County Genealogy & History
    8. Santa Cruz County Vital Records - Santa Cruz County Clerk, P.O. Box 1265, Nogales, AZ 85628-1265.
               Note:  ome county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Pima County (west and north), Cochise County (east), Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
             (south), Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (south), S·ric, Sonora, Mexico (southwest).

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Yavapai County, Arizona —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 4, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Arizona Territory [an original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1864
    County Seat:  Prescott, Arizona

    County history - Yavapai County is named in honor of the Yavapai people, who were the principal inhabitants at the time that this area was annexed by the United States. Yavapai are an indigenous people in Arizona. Historically, the Yavapai were divided into four geographical bands that considered themselves separate peoples: the Tolkapaya, or Western Yavapai, the YavapÈ, or Northwestern Yavapai, the Kwevkapaya, or Southeastern Yavapai, and Wipukpa, or Northeastern Yavapai - Verde Valley Yavapai.

    Yavapai Courthouse
    GHLL Yavapai County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Yavapai County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Yavapai County, AZ Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Jermone Historical Society / Jermone, AZ)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Northern Arizona Genealogical Society / Prescott, AZ)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Sharlot Hall Museum / Prescott, AZ)
    8. US/AZGenWeb site - Yavapai County Archives
    9. US/AZGenWeb - Yavapai County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Clerk of Superior Court, Prescott, AZ 86301-3803.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Mohave County (west), La Paz County (southwest), Maricopa County (south),
             Gila County (east), Coconino County (north/northeast).

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    Census Information:
  • 1870 Federal Census
  • 1880 Federal Census
  • 1820 Federal Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Yuma County, Arizona —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 20, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Arizona Territory [original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1864
    County Seat:  Arizona City, Arizona

    County history - Yuma County is named in honor of the Yuma Indian Tribe.

    Yuma Courthouse
    GHLL Yuma County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Yuma County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Yuma County, AZ Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genealogical Society of Yuma, Arizona / Yuma, AZ)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Rio Colorado Division of the Arizona Historical Society / Yuma, AZ)
    7. US/AZGenWeb site - Yuma County Archives
    8. US/AZGenWeb - Yuma County Genealogy & History
    9. Yuma County Vital Records - Clerk of the Court, 198 South Main Street, Yuma, AZ 85364.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             La Paz County (north), Maricopa County (northeast), Pima County (east), State of
                Baja California, Mexico
    (west), State of Sonora, Mexico (south), Imperial County,
                California
    (west), Riverside County, California (west/northwest), San Bernardino
                County, California
    (northwest).

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    Census Information:
  • 1870 Federal Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.



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