Yuma County, Arizona

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Revision as of 23:36, 9 October 2011

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Yuma County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Yuma County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 21, 1864
County Seat Yuma
Courthouse
Address 250 West 2nd Street, Suite B
Yuma, Arizona 85364

Contents

History

Yuma County, Arizona is in the far southwest corner of the state. Principal communities include Yuma and Somerton. It extended to Parker in the north until the 1970s when the northern half of the county split off to form La Paz County.

For some County maintained records in the area now in La Paz County, many of the records will be found in Yuma, that city being the county seat.

Parent County

1864--Yuma County was created 21 December 1864 as an original county.  County seat: Yuma [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Some environmental damage has occurred to many of the historical registers.  Meldew and mold have taken its toll on the readability of some of the books and case file contents.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Araby Fishers Landing Kinter Palomas Tacna
Asher Fortuna Kofa Quartzite Tyson
Aztec Fortuna Foothills Laguna Roll Wellton
Blaisdell Gadsden Ligurta San Dionysio (hist.) Yuma
Colfred Growler Mohawk San Luis Yuma Indian Homestead
Dateland Horn Noah Somerton
Dome Hyder Norton Steam
Engesser Junction Kim Owl Stoval












Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

 Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Yuma

Court

Yuma County (Arizona). County Recorder, (Main Author), Powers of attorney (Yuma County, Arizona), Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2002.

Film Notes
=== Note ===
=== Location ===
=== Film ===
Index to grantor, v. 1, 1863-1882, 1889, 1904
FHL US/CAN Film
FHL 2320096 Item 3
Index to grantor, 1865-1915, 1921, 1934, 1952
FHL US/CAN Film
FHL 2320096 Item 5
Index to grantor, 1910-1969
FHL US/CAN Film
FHL 2320096 Item 6
Index to grantee, v. 1, 1863-1881, 1889, 1904
FHL US/CAN Film
FHL 2320096 Item 4
Index to grantee, 1910-1969
FHL US/CAN Film
FHL 2320096 Item 7
Powers of attorney, v. C-D (p. 1-271), 1934-1945
FHL US/CAN Film
FHL 2320096 Items 8 - 9
Powers of attorney, v. D (cont. p. 270-end) 1945-1948
FHL US/CAN Film
FHL 2293272 Item 1






























Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

695 marriages from 2 Apr 1864 to 17 Mar 1902 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.  Some of the early marriage volumes are difficult to read and the writing is hard to decipher due to environmental damage.

Societies and Libraries

Genealogical Society of Yuma Arizona
P.O. Box 2905
Yuma, AZ  85366-2905

Arizona Historical Society Rio Colorado Division
240 Madison Avenue
Yuma, Arizona 85364
520-782-1841

Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History Centers

Yuma Arizona
4300 W 16th St
Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-782-6364

This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.


Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).