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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Navajo_County,_Arizona|Navajo County]]''
 
  
 
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=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
'''1895--'''Navajo County was created 21 March 1895&nbsp;from [[Apache County, Arizona|Apache]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Holbrook <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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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>
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*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.
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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].
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*4 July 1848 - In the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, [[Mexico]] ceded part of present day [[Arizona]], including all of present day Navajo 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].
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*In 1852 - New Mexico Territory created counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including all the land that later became Arizona. The land covered by present-day Navajo 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>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> 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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*14 February 1879 - Apache County was created from [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]] County.<ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} {{FHL|1049485|item}}''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref> <ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1879, 10th assy./ pp. 96-97</ref> This county named for the Apache Indians. Look for records in [http://www.co.apache.az.us/ Apache] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.
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'''21 March 1895''' - Arizona created [[Navajo_County,_Arizona|Navajo County]] from the west half of [[Apache County, Arizona|Apache County]].<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1895, 18th assy./ pp. 96-105</ref> '''County seat:''' Holbrook <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> This county named for the Navajo Indians. Look for records in [http://www.co.apache.az.us/ Apache] and [http://www.navajocountyaz.gov/ Navajo] counties.
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
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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 (old) Spain, or to Mexico City.
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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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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 Navajo County, Arizona was once part of [[Taos County, Arizona|Taos]], [[Rio Arriba County, Arizona|Rio Arriba]], [[Santa Ana County, Arizona|Santa Ana]], [[Valencia County, Arizona|Valencia]], and [[Socorro County, Arizona|Socorro]] counties of New Mexico. When Arizona was created in 1863, these former counties were dissolved within Arizona's borders and eventually new counties were created.
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If an ancestor lived in what is now Navajo County, Arizona between 1852 and 1863, first check for records in Navajo 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.  
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
*[[Apache County, Arizona|Apache]]  
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*[[Apache County, Arizona|Apache, Arizona]]  
*[[Coconino County, Arizona|Coconino]]  
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*[[Coconino County, Arizona|Coconino, Arizona]]  
*[[Gila County, Arizona|Gila]]  
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*[[Gila County, Arizona|Gila, Arizona]]  
*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham]]  
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*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham, Arizona]]  
 
*[[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan County, Utah]]
 
*[[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan County, Utah]]
  
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=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===
  
*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://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aznavajo/ USGenWeb for Navajo county Arizona] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
 
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Navajo|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Navajo|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Navajo/ Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Navajo/ Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)

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Navajo County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Navajo County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 21, 1895
County Seat Holbrook
Courthouse
Address 100 East Carter

P.O. Box 668
Holbrook, AZ 86025

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Navajo County, Arizona

Contents

County Courthouse

Navajo County Arizona
P O Box 668
Holbrook, Az 86025-0668
Phone: 520-524-4000

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

History

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

Parent County

21 March 1895 - Arizona created Navajo County from the west half of Apache County.[9] County seat: Holbrook [10] This county named for the Navajo Indians. Look for records in Apache and Navajo 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

Allens Camp East Fork Keams Canyon Pinetop Smoke Signal
Aponi-vi First Mesa Kokopnyama Pintop-Lakeside Snowflake
Aripine Goodwater Kykotsmovi Pink Arrow Sponseller
Arntz Grasshopper Kykotsmovi Village Pinon Sunset City (hist.)
Baby Rocks Greasewood Lake of the Woods Pivahn-hon-kya-pi Sun Valley
Bacavi Hano Lakeside Polacca Taylor
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
Burton Hibbard Manila Second Mesa Tsegi
Buzzard Gulch Holbrook Holbrook, Arizona Mishongnovi Sevenmile Twin Buttes
Castle Butte Hotevilla Mumurva Shongopovi Walpi
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
Cibecue Creek Jeddito Oraibi Sichomovi Winslow
Clay Springs Joseph City Overgaard Silver Creek Woodruff
Clearview Heights Kawaika-A Penzance Sipaulovi Zeniff
Dilkon Kayenta Pinedale

























Neighboring Counties

Resources

  • Great Register of Navajo County, Arizona Territory. Navajo County [Ariz.]: County Recorder, 1800. WorldCat 71332919

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records: Clay Springs, Heber, Holbrook, Joseph City, Lakeside, Linden, Pinedale, Showlow, Shumway, Snowflake, Taylor, Winslow and Woodruff .

Court

Land

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
   Phone: 928-524-4190

Local Histories

Journal of May Louise Hunt Larsen of Snowflake AZ. Journal kept between 1894 and 1943.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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
Telephone 928-524-6558
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

Introduction to Family History Centers

Holbrook Arizona
1127 Helen Ave
Holbrook, Navajo, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-524-6663

Polacca Arizona
State Route 264
Polacca, Navajo, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 520-737-2505

Show Low Arizona
1401 W Deuce of Clubs
Show Low, Navajo, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-537-2331

Snowflake Arizona
284 W 1st N
Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-536-7430

Winslow Arizona
205 W Lee St
Winslow, Navajo, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-289-5496

Woodruff Arizona
Main St & 1st St
Woodruff, Navajo, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-524-2798

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), Navajo County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  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. 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.
  5. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  6. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162
  7. WorldCat 50140092 FHL CollectionHandybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  8. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1879, 10th assy./ pp. 96-97
  9. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1895, 18th assy./ pp. 96-105
  10. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).