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|Santa Cruz County, Arizona|
Location in the state of Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
|Founded||March 15, 1899|
|Address|| 2150 N Congress Dr.|
Nogales, AZ 85621
Santa Cruz County Courthouse
2150 North Congress Drive
P O Box 1265
Nogales, AZ 85628-1265
Clerk Superior Court has marriage,
divorce, probate and Court Records from 1899,
military records 1888-1085
and adoption records from 1940 
Santa Cruz County lies directly south of Tucson and Pima Counties. The town of Nogales is a major border crossing between the United States and Mexico, and is part of a 'twin border city' situation. Nogales is also the county seat.
A river runs north out of Mexico towards Tucson, also named the Santa Cruz.
The historic Catholic mission near Tubac on I-19 is significant in the history of the area. However, any records that were produced when this was actively a community and an active parish are not kept there, but may be with the Diocese in Tucson. Other missions are also nearby, mainly San Xavier which is in Pima County closer to Tucson.
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 1855 the Gadsden Purchase was added to New Mexico Territory as part of Doña Ana county, including much of the land that became part of Arizona. Present-day Santa Cruz County, Arizona was once part of Doña Ana county in New Mexico. When Arizona was created in 1863, the former New Mexico counties were dissolved within Arizona's borders and eventually new counties were formed.
If an ancestor lived in what is now Santa Cruz County, Arizona between 1855 and 1863, first check for records in Santa Cruz 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.
|Agua Linda||Carmen||Kino Springs||Otero||Sotos Crossing (hist.)|
|Alto||Casa Piedra||Lochiel||Partridge (hist.)||Trench Camp|
|Calabasas||Hacienda Los Encino||Old Glory||Ruby||Washington Camp|
For tips on accessing Santa Cruz County, Arizona Genealogy census records online, see: Arizona Census.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
Many early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.
The Tumacacori National Historical Park has created a website with searchable Spanish Mission Records as well as an annotated bibliography of the Tohono O'odham (Papago Indians). Along with transcribed marriage records from the Cathedral of Culiacan in spanish, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
Societies and Libraries
Pimeria Alta Historical Society
136 North Grand Ave.
Nogales, AZ 85621
PO Box 2281
Nogales, AZ 85628
Hours 10-4 Thurs.-Sat
Family History Centers
621 W Green Pl
Nogales, Santa Cruz, Arizona, United States
This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Santa Cruz County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Santa Cruz 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.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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