Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy
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See [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] showing dates the jurisdictions were created and
See [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] showing dates the jurisdictions were created and . This will help in determining what jurisdiction your ancestor lived in and where the records are now located.
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Revision as of 19:18, 2 January 2013
|Navajo County, Arizona|
Location in the state of Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
|Founded||March 21, 1895|
|Address|| 100 East Carter|
P.O. Box 668
Navajo County Arizona
P O Box 668
Holbrook, Az 86025-0668
Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce, probate
and court records, County Recorder has land records 
Udall, Don T. Udall Family Papers. 1946. Correspondence, family history manuscripts, photographs, and a "Record of Protests" ledger relating to Don Udall's service as Navajo County Superior Court Judge, and his family and genealogy. Correspondence, from his service as Judge, deals with routine matters such as employment, juvenile correction, adoptions, divorce, petitions for release from jury duty, assistance in obtaining probation, and state and local politics. There are manuscripts about the Udall and Patterson families as well as a history of the Holbrook Lions Club. There is a photograph of Don Udall. The alphabetical "Record of Protests" ledger lists protests over import duty rates for goods imported from Mexico; it gives name, type of material imported, means of transport into the country, and statement of resolution, 1923-1959. WorldCat 43080690
- 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.
- In 1846 - New Mexico Territory was setup, it included land that later would become Arizona.
- 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 Navajo County, Arizona was once part of Taos, Rio Arriba, Santa Ana, Bernalillo, Valencia, and Socorro counties of New Mexico.  Records during this period may have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.
- 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. One of those counties was Yavapai county which covered the land that later became Navajo county.
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.
|Allens Camp||East Fork||Keams Canyon||Pinetop||Smoke Signal|
|Arntz||Grasshopper||Kykotsmovi Village||Pinon||Sunset City (hist.)|
|Baby Rocks||Greasewood||Lake of the Woods||Pivahn-hon-kya-pi||Sun Valley|
|Bell||Hard Rocks||Linden||Rosedale Heights||Tees Toh|
|Betatakin Overlook||Headquarters||Low Mountain||Saint Joseph||Tewa|
|Brigham City (hist.)||Heber||Mahtson-pi||Seba Dalkai||Toreva|
|Buzzard Gulch||Holbrook Holbrook, Arizona||Mishongnovi||Sevenmile||Twin Buttes|
|Cedar Springs||Hotevilla-Bacavi||Na Ah Tee||Shonto||Wepo Village|
|Chakpahu||Huk Ovi||Navajo Gospel Mission||Show Low||West Winslow|
|Chilchinbito||Indian Pine||Nesuftanga||Shumway||White Cone|
|Cibecue||Indian Wells||Old Shongopavi (hist.)||Shungopavi||Whiteriver|
|Clay Springs||Joseph City||Overgaard||Silver Creek||Woodruff|
- Great Register of Navajo County, Arizona Territory. Navajo County [Ariz.]: County Recorder, 1800. WorldCat 71332919
- Cemeteries in Navajo County Arizona at Arizona Gravestones
- Cemeteries in Navajo County Arizona at Find a Grave
For tips on accessing Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy census records online, see: Arizona Census.
LDS Ward and Branch Records: Clay Springs, Heber, Holbrook, Joseph City, Lakeside, Linden, Pinedale, Showlow, Shumway, Snowflake, Taylor, Winslow and Woodruff .
Recorded documents can be search online. Searchable documents exist starting in 1989. Unofficial images are available starting in 1995. To search for older documents requires a visit to
Navajo County AZ Recorders Office
PO Box 668
100 E Code Talkers Dr
Holbrook AZ 86025
Journal of May Louise Hunt Larsen of Snowflake AZ. Journal kept between 1894 and 1943.
Arellano, Fay Louise Smith. Arizona Territorial Marriages. Navajo County, 1895-1912. Mesa, AZ: Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, 2001. WorldCat 49016868
393 marriages from 13 May 1895 to 15 Feb 1912 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.
Societies and Libraries
Navajo County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 473 >br. Holbrook, AZ 86025
Hours 8-5 daily
Show Low Historical Society
541 E. Deuce of Clubs St.
Show Low, AZ 85902
Telephone 928-532-7115 Hours 1-5 Tues.-Fri.; 10-2 Sat., April 15-Oct. 20
Family History Centers
1127 Helen Ave
Holbrook, Navajo, Arizona, United States
State Route 264
Polacca, Navajo, Arizona, United States
Show Low Arizona
1401 W Deuce of Clubs
Show Low, Navajo, Arizona, United States
284 W 1st N
Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States
205 W Lee St
Winslow, Navajo, Arizona, United States
Main St & 1st St
Woodruff, Navajo, Arizona, United States
These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries
- USGenWeb for Navajo county Arizona May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Navajo County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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