Greenlee County, Arizona Genealogy

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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>  
 
*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>  
 
*In 1821 -&nbsp;[[Mexico]] obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.  
 
*In 1821 -&nbsp;[[Mexico]] obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.  
*In 1846 - [[New Mexico]] Territory was setup, it 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 created counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including land that became Arizona. Land in present-day Greenlee County, Arizona was once part of [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]] and [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Doña Ana]] 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> Records during this period may have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.  
 
*In 1852 - New Mexico Territory created counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including land that became Arizona. Land in present-day Greenlee County, Arizona was once part of [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]] and [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Doña Ana]] 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> Records during this period may have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.  
 
*In 1854 -&nbsp; the {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} land south of the Gila River, bought from Mexico. It including land that later became part of Greenlee County. This land was given to the already existing [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Doña Ana County]], of New Mexico. Records of this period may have been sent to the Doña Ana County, New Mexico courthouse.  
 
*In 1854 -&nbsp; the {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} land south of the Gila River, bought from Mexico. It including land that later became part of Greenlee County. This land was given to the already existing [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Doña Ana County]], of New Mexico. Records of this period may have been sent to the Doña Ana County, New Mexico courthouse.  
 
*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.
 
*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.
  
10 March '''1909''' - Greenlee County was created&nbsp;from [[Graham County, Arizona|Graham]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Clifton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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10 March '''1909''' - Greenlee County was created&nbsp;from [[Graham County, Arizona|Graham]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Clifton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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Greenlee County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Greenlee County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 10, 1909
County Seat Clifton
Courthouse
Address P.O. Box 1296

223 5th Street
Clifton, AZ 85533
Phone: (928) 865-3872
Cell: (928) 451-1092
Fax: (928) 865-5358

Wikipedia
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Contents

County Courthouse 

Greenlee County Courthouse
P O Box 908
Clifton, Az 85533
Phone:520-865-2972

Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce,
probate and court records from 1911
County Recorder has land records [1]

Parent County

  • Until 1821 -  New Spain controlled land that later would become Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • In 1821 - Mexico obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City.
  • 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.[2] Look for records in the National Archives and Records Administration, the Mexico Archives and the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.
  • In 1852 - New Mexico Territory created counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including land that became Arizona. Land in present-day Greenlee County, Arizona was once part of Socorro and Doña Ana counties of New Mexico.[3] [4] Records during this period may have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.
  • In 1854 -  the Gadsden Purchase land south of the Gila River, bought from Mexico. It including land that later became part of Greenlee County. This land was given to the already existing Doña Ana County, of New Mexico. Records of this period may have been sent to the Doña Ana County, New Mexico courthouse.
  • In 1863 -  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.

10 March 1909 - Greenlee County was created from Graham County. County seat: Clifton [5]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Apache Grove Clifton Granville Sheldon Strayhorse
Blue Duncan Guthrie Sprucedale Three Way
Blue Vista East Plantsite Hannagan Meadow Spur Cross Whispering Pines
Carlton Vista Fox Morenci Stargo York
Cleaveland Franklin Plantsite







Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries 

Franklin Cemetery, Greenlee County, Arizona

 Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

Census

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


Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Clifton
  • Duncan
  • Franklin
  • Morenci
  • York

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Greenlee County Historical Society
315 Chase Creek
P.O. Box 1125
Clifton, AZ 85533
Telephone 928-865-3115
Hours 2-4:30 T, Th, Sat.

Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History Centers

Clifton Arizona
112 Riverside Dr
Clifton, Greenlee, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-865-1562

Duncan Arizona
Fairgrounds Rd & Clifton Hwy
Duncan, Greenlee, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-359-2348

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), Greenlee County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Williams 108-110
  3. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  4. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).