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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona|Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Yavapai_County,_Arizona|Yavapai County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Yavapai_County,_Arizona|Yavapai County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Yavapai County, Arizona ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| state = Arizona
 
| state = Arizona
 
| state_map = Arizona.png  
 
| state_map = Arizona.png  
| founded year = 1864
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| founded year = 1852
| founded date = December 21
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| founded date = One of the original four counties
 
| seat wl = Prescott
 
| seat wl = Prescott
 
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| building address = 120 South Cortez Street,<br>Prescott, AZ 86303
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| building address = Yavapai County Courthouse<br> 1015 Fair Street <br> Prescott, Az 86301 <br> Phone: 520-639-8110
 
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{{Wikipedia|Yavapai County, Arizona}}
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai County Arizona] <br>1015 Fair Street <br>Prescott, Az 86301 <br>Phone: 520-639-8110  
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[[http://www.yavapai.us/%7CYavapai County Arizona]]<br> 120 South Cortez St<br> Prescott, Az 86301 <br> Phone: 520-639-8110  
  
Clerk Superio Court has marriage, divorce probate and court records<br>County Recorder has land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Yavapai County, Arizona p. 57. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Clerk Superio Court has marriage, divorce probate and court records<br> County Recorder has land records <ref>Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;amp  10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Yavapai County, Arizona p. 57. </ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*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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*Until 1821 -[[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]] 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.  
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*In 1821 -[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]]; obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries]] 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.<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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*18 Aug 1846 - During the war with [[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]], the US took control of Santa Fe and proclaimed sovereignty over the land that later became the [[New Mexico Genealogy|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]  
*4 July 1848 - In the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, [[Mexico]] ceded part of present day [[Arizona]], including all of present day Yavapai 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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*4 July 1848 - In the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, [[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]]ceded part of present day [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]], including all of present day Yavapai 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 &lt;a [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].  
*9 Jan 1852 - New Mexico redefined the boundaries of previous counties and created new ones to cover all the land within its territory. Land in present day Yavapai County was then part of [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro County]], [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]], [[Santa Ana County, New Mexico|Santa Ana (extinct)]], and [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]] counties.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292</ref> <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 292</ref> Look for records in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico Socorro County], [http://www.bernco.gov/ Bernalillo], and [http://www.co.valencia.nm.us/ Valencia] counties.
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*9 Jan 1852 - New Mexico redefined the boundaries of previous counties and created new ones to cover all the land within its territory. Land in present day Yavapai County was then part of [[Socorro County, New Mexico]] [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy|Bernalillo]], [[Santa Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Santa Ana (extinct)] and [[Valencia County, New Mexico Genealogy|Valencia]] counties.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292</ref> <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 292</ref> Look for records in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico Socorro County], [http://www.bernco.gov/ Bernalillo], and [http://www.co.valencia.nm.us/ Valencia] counties.  
*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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*24 Feb 1863 - The US created the [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] Territory from the western half of [[New Mexico Genealogy|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]
  
'''21 December 1864''' - Yavapai County was created as an original county of Arizona.<ref>Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25</ref> '''County seat:''' Prescott <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> It is named for the Yavapai Indians. Look for records in [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai County].
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'''21 December 1864''' - Yavapai County was created as an original county of Arizona.<ref>Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25</ref> '''County seat:''' Prescott <ref>&amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> It is named for the Yavapai Indians. Look for records in [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai County].  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*14 Feb 1871 - Arizona created [[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa County]] from land in [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County]].<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1871, 6th assy./ pp. 53-54</ref> This county named for the Maricopa Indians. Look for records in [http://www.maricopa.gov/ Maricopa] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.  
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*14 Feb 1871 - Arizona created [Maricopa County, Arizona Genealogy|Maricopa County] from land in [[Yavapai_County,_Arizona|Yavapai County]].<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1871, 6th assy./ pp. 53-54</ref> This county named for the Maricopa Indians. Look for records in [http://www.maricopa.gov/ Maricopa]and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.  
*14 Feb 1879 - Arizona created [[Apache County, Arizona|Apache County]] from land in [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County]].<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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*14 Feb 1879 - Arizona created [[Apache County, Arizona Genealogy|Apache County]] from land in [[Yavapai_County,_Arizona|Yavapai County]].<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.  
*19 Feb 1891 - Arizona created [[Coconino County, Arizona|Coconino County]] from land in [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County]].<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1891, 16th assy./ pp. 26-34</ref> This county named for the Coconino Indians. Look for records in [http://www.coconino.az.gov/ Coconino] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.
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*19 Feb 1891 - Arizona created [[Coconino County, Arizona Genealogy|Coconino County]] from land in [[Yavapai_County,_Arizona|Yavapai County]].<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1891, 16th assy./ pp. 26-34</ref> This county named for the Coconino Indians. Look for records in [http://www.coconino.az.gov/ Coconino] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.
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See [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona|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.  
  
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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For animated maps illustrating Arizona county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/arizona/ Rotating Formation Arizona County Boundary Maps] (1852-1993) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
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For a list of record loss in Arizona counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arizona/az-counties.html#courthouse Arizona Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Coconino County, Arizona|Coconino, Arizona]]  
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*[[Coconino County, Arizona Genealogy|Coconino, Arizona]]  
*[[Gila County, Arizona|Gila, Arizona]]  
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*[[Gila County, Arizona Genealogy|Gila, Arizona]]  
*[[La Paz County, Arizona|La Paz, Arizona]]  
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*[[La Paz County, Arizona Genealogy|La Paz, Arizona]]  
*[[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa, Arizona]]  
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*[[Maricopa County, Arizona Genealogy|Maricopa, Arizona]]  
*[[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave, Arizona]]
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*[[Mohave County, Arizona Genealogy|Mohave, Arizona]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=13 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>
 
  
 
The [http://sharlot.org/archives/gene/cemetery/index.html Yavapai County Cemetery Database] is an accumulation of a cemetery project which began in 1989 by the Northern Arizona Genealogy Society and housed on the Sharlot Hall Museum Archives website at:&nbsp;http://sharlot.org/archives/gene/cemetery/index.html<br>  
 
The [http://sharlot.org/archives/gene/cemetery/index.html Yavapai County Cemetery Database] is an accumulation of a cemetery project which began in 1989 by the Northern Arizona Genealogy Society and housed on the Sharlot Hall Museum Archives website at:&nbsp;http://sharlot.org/archives/gene/cemetery/index.html<br>  
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[http://www.interment.net/data/us/az/yavapai/presnat/index.htm Prescott National Cemetery]: 3,195 Veterans Administration burial records are included.&nbsp; Does not include all burials in the cemetery, only those provided by the VA.  
 
[http://www.interment.net/data/us/az/yavapai/presnat/index.htm Prescott National Cemetery]: 3,195 Veterans Administration burial records are included.&nbsp; Does not include all burials in the cemetery, only those provided by the VA.  
  
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*[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=8 Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>
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*[http://billiongraves.com/ BillionGraves.com] - Provides photos and GPS locations of grave markers.
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List] - Cemeteries &amp; funeral homes
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cemeteries/ Rootsweb]
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*[http://www.usgenweb.com/ UsGenweb.org]
  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158578 Ferguson-Morrell Cemetery, Prescott]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158578 Ferguson-Morrell Cemetery, Prescott]  
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=QtA78RmWg5MC Arizona Daily Journal-Miner] - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1900-1902  
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=QtA78RmWg5MC Arizona Daily Journal-Miner]] - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1900-1902  
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1paMEeroeoQC Arizona Journal-Miner] - Google News Archive; covers 1903-1912  
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*http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1paMEeroeoQC Arizona Journal-Miner]; - Google News Archive; covers 1903-1912  
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1_W9tMSvGuwC Arizona Miner] - Google News Archive; covers 1866-1871  
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*http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1_W9tMSvGuwC Arizona Miner] - Google News Archive; covers 1866-1871  
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=cOfwuRB03ygC Arizona Weekly Journal-Miner] - Google News Archive; covers 1893-1900  
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=cOfwuRB03ygC Arizona Weekly Journal-Miner] - Google News Archive; covers 1893-1900  
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=xckinRaLORAC Arizona Weekly Miner] - Google News Archive; covers 1877
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=xckinRaLORAC Arizona Weekly Miner] - Google News Archive; covers 1877
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''''' Birth Records '''''
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*1909 - 1917 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60001 Arizona Select Births and Christenings 1909-1917] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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''''' Marriage Records '''''
  
 
4,374 marriages are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
 
4,374 marriages are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
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*1864 - 1982 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7847 Arizona Marriage Collection 1864-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1888 - 1908 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60236 Arizona Select Marriages 1888-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index
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''''' Death Records '''''
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*1910 - 1911 and 1933 - 1994 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60002 Arizona Select Deaths and Burials 1910-1911 and 1933-1994];at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aznags/ Northern Arizona Genealogical Society-]&nbsp;Our Society is a general genealogical society covering the counties of Yavapai and Coconino Arizona.&nbsp; Prescott is the county seat for Yavapai County and Flagstaff is the county seat for Coconino County.<br>  
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[http://nags.weebly.com/ Northern Arizona Genealogical Society] Our Society is a general genealogical society covering the counties of Yavapai and Coconino Arizona. Prescott is the county seat for Yavapai County and Flagstaff is the county seat for Coconino County.<br>  
  
'''Camp Verde Historical Society''' <br>435 South Main <br>Camp Verde, AZ 86322 <br>Telephone 928-567-9560 <br>Hours 11-3 Sat. &amp; Tues <br>  
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'''Camp Verde Historical Society''' <br> 435 South Main <br> Camp Verde, AZ 86322 <br> Telephone 928-567-9560 <br> Hours 11-3 Sat. &amp; Tues <br>  
  
'''Verde Historical Society'''<br>One N. Willard St. <br>Cottonwood, AZ 86326 <br>Telephone 928-634-2868 <br>Hours 9-12 Wed.; Fri.-Sun. 11-3<br>  
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'''Verde Historical Society'''<br> One N. Willard St. <br> Cottonwood, AZ 86326 <br> Telephone 928-634-2868 <br> Hours 9-12 Wed.; Fri.-Sun. 11-3<br>  
  
[http://www.jeromehistoricalsociety.com/ Jerome Historical Society ]<br>200 Main Street <br>Jerome, Arizona 86331 <br>(928) 634-5477&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;Hours 9-4:30 daily  
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[http://www.jeromehistoricalsociety.com/ Jerome Historical Society]<br> 200 Main Street <br> Jerome, Arizona 86331 <br> (928) 634-5477 <br> Hours 9-4:30 daily  
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'''Sharlot Hall Museum Library and Archives'''[http://www.sharlot.org/archives/index.html] 115 S. McCormick St Prescott, Arizona 928-445-3122 ex 14 Hours Wed - Fri Noon - 4 Saturday 10 - 2
  
 
== Family History Centers  ==
 
== Family History Centers  ==
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[[Bagdad Arizona Family History Center|'''Bagdad Arizona''']] <br> Community Dr<br>Bagdad, Yavapai, Arizona, United States<br> Telephone: 928-633-2073<br>
  
[[Bagdad Arizona Family History Center|'''Bagdad Arizona''']]<br>Community Dr<br>Bagdad, Yavapai, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-633-2073<br>  
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[[Cottonwood Arizona Family History Center|'''Cottonwood Arizona''']] <br>1377 Hombre Dr<br> Cottonwood, Yavapai, Arizona, United States<br> Telephone: 928-649-0116<br>  
  
[[Cottonwood Arizona Family History Center|'''Cottonwood Arizona''']]<br>1377 Hombre Dr<br>Cottonwood, Yavapai, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-649-0116<br>  
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[[Prescott Arizona Family History Center|'''Prescott Arizona''']] <br> 1001 Ruth St<br> Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States<br> Telephone: 928-778-2311<br>  
  
[[Prescott Arizona Family History Center|'''Prescott Arizona''' ]]<br>1001 Ruth St<br>Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-778-2311<br>
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[[Spring Valley Arizona Family History Center|'''Spring Valley Arizona''']]<br>HWY 69 (2 mi from Cordes Jct)<br> Spring Valley, Yavapai, Arizona, United States<br> Telephone: 928-632-7168<br>  
 
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[[Spring Valley Arizona Family History Center|'''Spring Valley Arizona''']]<br>HWY 69 (2 mi from Dordis Jct)<br>Spring Valley, Yavapai, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-632-7168<br>  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Yavapai|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Yavapai/ Yavapai County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Yavapai/ Yavapai County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Yavapai County, Arizona ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

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Yavapai County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Yavapai County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded One of the original four counties, 1852
County Seat Prescott
Courthouse
Address Yavapai County Courthouse
1015 Fair Street
Prescott, Az 86301
Phone: 520-639-8110

Contents

County Courthouse

[County Arizona]
120 South Cortez St
Prescott, Az 86301
Phone: 520-639-8110

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

History

Yavapai County was one of four original counties created by Arizona Territory. It originally covered over 65,000 square miles in size and is believed to be the largest county ever created in the lower 48 States.

Yavapai County came to be known as the “Mother of Counties” because Apache, Coconino, Gila, and Navajo counties were carved from it, plus parts of Greenlee, Graham, Mohave, Maricopa, and Pinal. Today, Yavapai County is 8,125 square miles in size – approximately the same size as the state of Massachusetts!

Yavapai County was also home to Arizona’s first territorial capital, with the provisional seat of the territorial government being established in the Chino Valley area in 1864 and then several months later moved to Prescott. In 1867, the territorial capital was moved to Tucson and ten years later returned to Prescott. In 1889 the capital was moved to Phoenix, where it remains to this day.

Parent County

21 December 1864 - Yavapai County was created as an original county of Arizona.[7] County seat: Prescott [8] It is named for the Yavapai Indians. Look for records in Yavapai County.

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.

For animated maps illustrating Arizona county boundary changes, Rotating Formation Arizona County Boundary Maps (1852-1993) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Arizona counties see: Arizona Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Abra Congress Glen Oaks Minnehaha South Fort
Arcosanti Congress Junction Goodwin Mint Spring Valley
Ash Fork Copperopolis Grand View Nelson Stanton
Audley Cordes Granite Dells Oak Creek Stringfield
Aultman Cordes Junction Granite Siding Oak Knoll Village Sycamore
Cordes Lakes Groom Creek Ocotillo Tapco
Big Park Cornville Hawkins Octave Tres Rios
Big Reef Mill Cottonwood Hecla Packer Tutt
Black Canyon City Crookton Highland Park Page Springs Venezia
Blue Hills Farms Hillside Paulden Verde Village
Bradshaw City Dandrea Hooper Peeples Valley Wagoner
Bridgeport Date Perkinsville Walker
Briggs Del Rio Humbug Pica Walnut Grove
Bumble Bee Dewey Iron Springs Piedmont West Sedona
Burro John Dewey-Humboldt Pinaveta Whipple
Diamond Valley Jordan Meadows Poland Junction Wilhoit
Casa Rosa Drake Juniper Heights Ponderosa Park Williamson
Castle Canyon Dugas Kirkland Potato Patch Willow Spring
Mesa East Fort Kirkland Junction
Wood Trap
Castle Hot Springs Entro Lake Montezuma Prescott Valley Yampai
Cedar Mill Flores Lancaster Red Rock Yarnell
Chino Valley Flower Pot Lapham Rimrock Yava

Forbing Park Lehman Mill Rock Springs Yavapai Hills
Clear Creek Fort Misery
Sand Mill
Cleator Fort Whipple McGuireville Seligman
Clemenceau Gillette Middle Verde Skull Valley
Columbia Glen Ilah Miller Valley Smelter city



Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

The Yavapai County Cemetery Database is an accumulation of a cemetery project which began in 1989 by the Northern Arizona Genealogy Society and housed on the Sharlot Hall Museum Archives website at: http://sharlot.org/archives/gene/cemetery/index.html

Prescott National Cemetery: 3,195 Veterans Administration burial records are included.  Does not include all burials in the cemetery, only those provided by the VA.

Census

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Bagdad

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records

Marriage Records

4,374 marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Death Records

Societies and Libraries

Northern Arizona Genealogical Society Our Society is a general genealogical society covering the counties of Yavapai and Coconino Arizona. Prescott is the county seat for Yavapai County and Flagstaff is the county seat for Coconino County.

Camp Verde Historical Society
435 South Main
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Telephone 928-567-9560
Hours 11-3 Sat. & Tues

Verde Historical Society
One N. Willard St.
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Telephone 928-634-2868
Hours 9-12 Wed.; Fri.-Sun. 11-3

Jerome Historical Society
200 Main Street
Jerome, Arizona 86331
(928) 634-5477
Hours 9-4:30 daily

Sharlot Hall Museum Library and Archives[1] 115 S. McCormick St Prescott, Arizona 928-445-3122 ex 14 Hours Wed - Fri Noon - 4 Saturday 10 - 2

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center. Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Bagdad Arizona
Community Dr
Bagdad, Yavapai, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-633-2073

Cottonwood Arizona
1377 Hombre Dr
Cottonwood, Yavapai, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-649-0116

Prescott Arizona
1001 Ruth St
Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-778-2311

Spring Valley Arizona
HWY 69 (2 mi from Cordes Jct)
Spring Valley, Yavapai, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-632-7168

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&amp;amp;amp 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Yavapai County, Arizona p. 57.
  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. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292
  5. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 292
  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. Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25
  8. &amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  9. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1871, 6th assy./ pp. 53-54
  10. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1879, 10th assy./ pp. 96-97
  11. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1891, 16th assy./ pp. 26-34

 

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