Coconino County, Arizona

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==== Parent County  ====
 
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*Up until 1821 -  [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain.  
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*Until 1821 -&nbsp; [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>
*From 1821 until 1846 -&nbsp;[[Mexico]] had jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.  
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*In 1821 -&nbsp;[[Mexico]] obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.  
*From 1846 to 1863 - [[New Mexico]] Territory included land that later would become Arizona.  
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*18 Aug 1846 - During the war with [[Mexico]], the US took control of Santa Fe and proclaimed sovereignty over the land that later became the [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>Williams 108-110</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration], the Mexico [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|Archives]] and the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].  
*In 1852 - New Mexico Territory set up counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including all the land that became Arizona. Present-day Coconino County, Arizona was once part of [[Taos County, Arizona|Taos]], [[Rio Arriba County, Arizona|Rio Arriba]], [[Santa Ana County, Arizona|Santa Ana]], [[Bernalillo County, Arizona|Bernalillo]], [[Valencia County, Arizona|Valencia]], and [[Socorro County, Arizona|Socorro]] counties of New Mexico.<ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Some records during this period may have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.  
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*4 July 1848 - In the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, [[Mexico]] ceded part of present day [[Arizona]], including all of Coconino County.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration], the Mexico [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|Archives]] and the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].
*In 1863 -&nbsp; Arizona Territory was created from the western half of New Mexico territory. All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory.
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*9 Jan 1852 - New Mexico redefined the boundaries of previous counties and created new ones to cover all the land within its territory. The land covered by present-day Coconino County, Arizona was once part of [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos]], [[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan]] (1861-1862 only), [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba]], [[Santa Ana County, New Mexico|Santa Ana]], [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]], [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]], and [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]] counties of New Mexico.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292</ref> Look for records in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico Socorro], [http://www.bernco.gov/ Bernalillo], [http://www.rio-arriba.org/ Rio Arriba], [http://www.taoscounty.org/ Taos], and [http://www.co.valencia.nm.us/ Valencia] counties.  
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*24 Feb 1863 - The US created the [[Arizona]] Territory from the western half of [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162</ref> All previous counties were discontinued for this new territory. Look for records in the [http://www.azlibrary.gov/Default.aspx Arizona State Library] and [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives]
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*10 Nov 1864 - Arizona created [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County]].<ref>Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25</ref> This county named for the Yavapai Indians. Yavapai County covered land that later became Coconino County. Look for records in [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai County].
  
'''1891--'''Coconino County was created 19 February 1891&nbsp;from [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Flagstaff <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''19 February 1891''' - Coconino County was created &nbsp;from [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]] County. <ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1891, 16th assy./ pp. 26-34</ref> '''County seat:''' Flagstaff.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> This county named for the Coconino Indians. Look for records in [http://www.coconino.az.gov/ Coconino] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.
  
 
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See [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] showing dates the jurisdictions were created and maps. This will help in determining what jurisdiction your ancestor lived in and where the records are now located.
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
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*[[Gila County, Arizona|Gila County, Arizona]]  
 
*[[Gila County, Arizona|Gila County, Arizona]]  
*[[Kane County, Utah|Kane County, Utah]]
 
 
*[[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County, Arizona]]  
 
*[[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County, Arizona]]  
 
*[[Navajo County, Arizona|Navajo County, Arizona]]  
 
*[[Navajo County, Arizona|Navajo County, Arizona]]  
*[[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan County, Utah]]
 
 
*[[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County, Arizona]]
 
*[[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County, Arizona]]
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*[[Kane County, Utah|Kane County, Utah]]
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*[[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan County, Utah]]
  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/az/coconino/coconino.html USGenWeb project for Coconino County]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
 
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Coconino|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Coconino|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Coconino/ Coconino County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Coconino/ Coconino County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)

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Coconino County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Coconino County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 19, 1891
County Seat Flagstaff
Courthouse
Address 200 N. San Francisco St. (Courthouse)

Flagstaff AZ. 86001
(928) 679-7600

Wikipedia
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Contents

County Courthouse 

Coconino County Courthouse
Flagstaff Justice Court
100 East Birch Avenue
Flagstaff, Az 86001-4696

Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce court and probate records from 1891
County Recorder had land records.

Coconino County lies north of Phoenix and the county seat is Flagstaff. The city is so named on account of a flagpole raising by the first settlers of the area. Today Flagstaff is the largest community in the county. [1]

Parent County

19 February 1891 - Coconino County was created  from Yavapai County. [7] County seat: Flagstaff.[8] This county named for the Coconino Indians. Look for records in Coconino and Yavapai counties.

Boundary Changes

See Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona showing dates the jurisdictions were created and maps. This will help in determining what jurisdiction your ancestor lived in and where the records are now located.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Angell East Flagstaff Little Spring Pine Tank Tempe Camp
Apex Elden Pueblo Long Valley Pumpkin Center Tiis Holoni
Bellemont Flagstaff Lost Eden Quivero Tin House
Big Springs Fort Tuthill Lower Tillman Rare Metals Tolani Lake
Cameron Frazier Wells Maine Red Lake Tolchico
Campo Bonito Fredonia Mangum Springs Rimmy Jims Tonalea
Cane Grand Canyon Marble Canyon Riordan Tuba City
Canyon Diablo Grand Canyon Caverns Meteor City Robbers Roost Tusayan
Chalender Gray Mountain Moenave Rockledge Two Guns
Clints Well Happy Jack Moenkopi Rosewell Camp Valle
Coal Mine Mesa Hidden Springs Mission Moqui Ryan Vista Encantada
Coconino Indian Gardens Mormon Lake Sand Springs Wahweap
Cogdill Center Jacob Lake Mountainaire Sedona Willaha
Corva Kachina Village Munds Park Sereno Willow Springs
Cosnino Kaibito Navajo Mountain Mission Sereno Spring Williams
Cow Springs Lakeview North Rim Sherwood Forest Williams Junction
Coyote Basin Ranch LeChee One Mile Stoneman Lake Wingfield
Darling Lees Ferry Page Sunrise Winona
Daze Leupp Parks Sunshine Winslow West
Dennison Leupp Corner Pilgrim Playground Supai

























Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

 Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

Calvary Cemetery 201 W. University Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Phone: 928-220-2317. This is an older Catholic cemetery, founded in 1892 that is near the campus of Northern Arizona University.

Citizen's Cemetery 1300 N San Francisco St Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Phone: 928-774-6725. The largest cemetery in Flagstaff that is run by the city. It is on the east side of the campus of Northern Arizona University.

BillionGraves: Each cemetery has a Google map, photos, and headstone transcriptions of those photos in a searchable database.

Census

For tips on accessing Coconino County, Arizona census records online, see: Arizona Census.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Flagstaff
  • Fredonia
  • Tuba

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Many early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Arizona Historical Society
2340 N Ft. Valley Rd
Flagstaff 86001-1200

Sedona Genealogy Club
P.O. Box 4258
Sedona 86340

Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History Centers

Flagstaff Arizona
625 E Cherry Ave
Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-774-2930

Page Arizona
313 S Lake Powell Blvd
Page, Coconino, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-645-2328

Tuba City Arizona
21 W Moenavi
Tuba City, Coconino, Arizona, United States

These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coconino County, Arizona p. 56. ; .
  2. Williams 108-110
  3. U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A
  4. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292
  5. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162
  6. Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25
  7. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1891, 16th assy./ pp. 26-34
  8. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).