La Paz County, Arizona Genealogy

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Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce, probate and<br>court records County Recorder has land records&nbsp; Parent County <ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Paz County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.</ref>  
 
Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce, probate and<br>court records County Recorder has land records&nbsp; Parent County <ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Paz County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.</ref>  
  
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Arizona was part of [[New Spain]] until 1821, and then part of [[Mexico]] until 1846. Some records of early Arizona 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.
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Moreover, Arizona was part of the United States' [[New Mexico]] Territory from 1846 to 1863. In 1852 New Mexico Territory set up counties that stretched east and west including all the land that became part of Arizona. Present-day La Paz County, Arizona was once part of [[Socorro County, Arizona|Socorro County]], 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> When Arizona was created in 1863, these former counties were dissolved within Arizona's borders and eventually new counties were formed.
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If an ancestor lived in what is now La Paz County, Arizona between 1852 and 1863, first check for records in La Paz County. However, there is also a small chance that a few papers were recorded in a parent county's courthouse in Arizona (if any), or in the corresponding parent county in New Mexico.
  
 
'''1982--'''La Paz County was created 2 November 1982&nbsp;from [[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Parker <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1982--'''La Paz County was created 2 November 1982&nbsp;from [[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Parker <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Revision as of 02:15, 5 September 2012

La Paz County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting La Paz County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 2, 1982
County Seat Parker
Courthouse
Address 1316 Kofa Ave
Suite 607

Parker, AZ 85344

United States Gotoarrow.png Arizona Gotoarrow.png La Paz County

Wikipedia
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Contents

County Courthouse 

La Paz County Courthouse
1108 Joshua Avenue
Parker, AZ 85344-6477

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

Parent County

Arizona was part of New Spain until 1821, and then part of Mexico until 1846. Some records of early Arizona settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.

Moreover, Arizona was part of the United States' New Mexico Territory from 1846 to 1863. In 1852 New Mexico Territory set up counties that stretched east and west including all the land that became part of Arizona. Present-day La Paz County, Arizona was once part of Socorro County, New Mexico.[2] When Arizona was created in 1863, these former counties were dissolved within Arizona's borders and eventually new counties were formed.

If an ancestor lived in what is now La Paz County, Arizona between 1852 and 1863, first check for records in La Paz County. However, there is also a small chance that a few papers were recorded in a parent county's courthouse in Arizona (if any), or in the corresponding parent county in New Mexico.

1982--La Paz County was created 2 November 1982 from Yuma County.  County seat: Parker [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alamo Crossing (hist.) Cienega Springs Love Pioneer Swansea
Bluewater Desert Wells McVay Planet Utting
Bouse Ehrenberg Midway Plomosa Vicksburg
Brenda Harcuvar Olive City (hist.) Poston Vicksburg Junction
Bush Pit Hope Parker Quartzsite Wenden
Cibola La Paz (hist.) Parker Strip Salome









Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

 Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

 Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Parker Area Historical Society
1214 California Ave.
Parker, AZ 85344-1500
Telephone 928-669-8077
Hours 10-2 Thurs. & Fri.


Quartzsite Historical Society
161 W. Main St. Quartzsite, AZ 85346
Telephone 928-927-5229
Summer Hours: 9am - 11 am Thursdays
Winter Hours: November - March Wed-Sun 10am to 3pm


Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History Centers

Parker Arizona
1416 Riata Ave
Parker, La Paz, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 520-669-2700

Quartzsite Arizona
455 S Riggles Rd
Quartzsite, La Paz, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-927-9636

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), La Paz County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 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.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).