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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Apache County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Apache County'''  
  
{{AZDC}}  
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Guide to '''Apache County, Arizona ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.{{Click|Image:AZ_ORP.png|Arizona Online Genealogy Records}}{{Wikipedia|Apache County, Arizona}}{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
| county = Apache County
 
| county = Apache County
 
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| founded date = December 21
 
| founded date = December 21
 
| seat wl = St. Johns
 
| seat wl = St. Johns
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| building address = PO Box 667<br>
 
| building address = PO Box 667<br>
 
70 West 3rd South<br>
 
70 West 3rd South<br>
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{{Wikipedia|Apache County, Arizona}}  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Apache County, Arizona Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 13-28. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref> </center>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.co.apache.az.us/ Apache County Courthouse]<br>Clerk of The Court Apache County<br>P.O. Box 365<br>St. Johns, Arizona 85936<br>Phone: (928) 337-4364 <br>  
 
[http://www.co.apache.az.us/ Apache County Courthouse]<br>Clerk of The Court Apache County<br>P.O. Box 365<br>St. Johns, Arizona 85936<br>Phone: (928) 337-4364 <br>  
  
Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce probate and court frecords from 1879<br>County Recorder has land records from 1879 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Apache County, Arizona p. 56. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce probate and court records from 1879<br>County Recorder has land records from 1879 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Apache County, Arizona p. 56. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
14 Feb 1879 - '''Apache County''' was created from [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]]. County Seat: '''St. Johns, Arizona''' Area is 11,218 square miles (29,054.5 sq. km.)
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14 Feb 1879 - '''Apache County''' was created from [[Yavapai County, Arizona Genealogy|Yavapai]]. County Seat: '''St. Johns, Arizona''' Area is 11,218 square miles (29,054.5 sq. km.)  
  
== Parent County ==
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==== 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>  
 
*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>  
*In 1821 - [[Mexico]] obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Some 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. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.  
*In 1846 - 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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*In 1846 - 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 Apache 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 Apache 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].  
*13 Dec 1850 - The US created the [[New Mexico]] Territory from unorganized federal land.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 9, ch. 49[1850]/pp. 446-452; Baldwin, 117-137; Van Zandt, 28-29, 162-165</ref> This territory named after the Mexican State of New Mexico. Some counties were created, but they were small and covered land only in present day New Mexico. The land in the present day Arizona was at that time non-county land. Also the land south of the Gila River still belonged to [[Mexico]]. Look for records in 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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*13 Dec 1850 - The US created the [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory from unorganized federal land.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 9, ch. 49[1850]/pp. 446-452; Baldwin, 117-137; Van Zandt, 28-29, 162-165</ref> This territory named after the Mexican State of New Mexico. Some counties were created, but they were small and covered land only in present day New Mexico. The land in the present day Arizona was at that time non-county land. Also the land south of the Gila River still belonged to [[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]]. Look for records in 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].  
*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 Apache 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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*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 Apache County, Arizona was once part of [[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos]], [[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Juan]] (1861-1862 only), [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy|Rio Arriba]], [[Santa Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Santa Ana]], [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy|Bernalillo]], [[Valencia County, New Mexico Genealogy|Valencia]], and [[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy|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.  
*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/ Arizona State Library] and [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives]
  
'''14 February 1879:''' Apache County was created from [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]] County. '''County seat:''' St. Johns <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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'''14 February 1879:''' Apache County was created from [[Yavapai County, Arizona Genealogy|Yavapai]] County. '''County seat:''' St. Johns <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.
  
== Boundary Changes ==
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
*21 Mar 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> 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.  
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*21 Mar 1895 - Arizona created [[Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy|Navajo County]] from the west half of [[Apache County, Arizona|Apache County]].<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1895, 18th assy./ pp. 96-105</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.
  
Also 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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Also 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  ==
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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.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Record Loss ====
  
== Populated Places  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
You may wish to search for places in the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]. You can search for the more general term, such as "Arizona" and then add the county and town or city, such as "Arizona, Apache, St. Johns."  
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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You may wish to search for places in the [https://familysearch.org/catalog-search FamilySearch Catalog]. You can search for the more general term, such as "Arizona" and then add the county and town or city, such as "Arizona, Apache, St. Johns."  
  
 
A more complete list of place names with references can be found at [http://www.placenames.com/us/04001/ppl/ PlaceNames.com]. For a more exhaustive list of Arizona place names see Barnes, Will C., and Byrd H. Granger. Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1960. {{WorldCat|479862}}  
 
A more complete list of place names with references can be found at [http://www.placenames.com/us/04001/ppl/ PlaceNames.com]. For a more exhaustive list of Arizona place names see Barnes, Will C., and Byrd H. Granger. Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1960. {{WorldCat|479862}}  
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For links to the places, see the County Place Name list at the bottom of this page.  
 
For links to the places, see the County Place Name list at the bottom of this page.  
  
== Neighboring Counties ==
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham County, Arizona]]  
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*[[Graham County, Arizona Genealogy|Graham County, Arizona]]  
*[[Greenlee County, Arizona|Greenlee County, Arizona]]  
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*[[Greenlee County, Arizona Genealogy|Greenlee County, Arizona]]  
*[[Navajo County, Arizona|Navajo County, Arizona]]  
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*[[Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy|Navajo County, Arizona]]  
*[[Montezuma County, Colorado|Montezuma County, Colorado]]  
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*[[Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy|Montezuma County, Colorado]]  
*[[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron County, New Mexico]]  
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*[[Catron County, New Mexico Genealogy|Catron County, New Mexico]]  
*[[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola County, New Mexico]]  
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*[[Cibola County, New Mexico Genealogy|Cibola County, New Mexico]]  
*[[McKinley County, New Mexico|McKinley County, New Mexico]]  
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*[[McKinley County, New Mexico Genealogy|McKinley County, New Mexico]]  
*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan County, New Mexico]]  
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*[[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Juan County, New Mexico]]  
*[[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan County, Utah]]
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*[[San Juan County, Utah Genealogy|San Juan County, Utah]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Cemeteries ==
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=8 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>  
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*[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=8 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]  
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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]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=5&CScnty=168 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azapache/cemeteries.htm AZGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Apache+Arizona&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Arizona&county=Apache&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/az/apache/cemetery.html AZGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/arizona/apache.html Tombstone Project]
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== Census ==
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==== Census ====
  
 
{{Census|Arizona}}  
 
{{Census|Arizona}}  
  
== Church ==
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==== Church ====
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{{AZ Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records:&nbsp;Alpine, Amity, Cooley, Eagar, Greer, Nutrioso, Omer, St. Johns, Union and Vernon.  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records:&nbsp;Alpine, Amity, Cooley, Eagar, Greer, Nutrioso, Omer, St. Johns, Union and Vernon.  
  
== Court ==
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==== Court ====
  
 
The general trial courts in Arizona are the county Superior Courts. The contact information for the Superior Court is as follows:<br>  
 
The general trial courts in Arizona are the county Superior Courts. The contact information for the Superior Court is as follows:<br>  
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Apache County Superior Court<br>PO Box 667<br>70 West 3rd South<br>St. Johns, Az 85936-0667<br>Phone: (928) 337-7555<br>Fax: (928) 337-7586 <br>  
 
Apache County Superior Court<br>PO Box 667<br>70 West 3rd South<br>St. Johns, Az 85936-0667<br>Phone: (928) 337-7555<br>Fax: (928) 337-7586 <br>  
  
There is also an [http://www.co.apache.az.us/Departments/Superior/Superior.htm Apache County Superior Court Website]. The Superior Court handles all cases including general civil litigation, probate, conservatorships, guardianships, juvenile cases, divorces and criminal. <br>  
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There is also an [http://www.co.apache.az.us/superior-court/ Apache County Superior Court Website]. The Superior Court handles all cases including general civil litigation, probate, conservatorships, guardianships, juvenile cases, divorces and criminal. <br>  
  
 
The Family History Library has an Index to District Court papers, Apache County, Arizona [1881-1916] Vault US/CAN Film Number {{FHL | 2310860}}  
 
The Family History Library has an Index to District Court papers, Apache County, Arizona [1881-1916] Vault US/CAN Film Number {{FHL | 2310860}}  
  
== Land ==
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==== Land ====
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{{AZ Land}}
  
 
Land records from 1986 to the present are searchable online at the [http://www.co.apache.az.us/recorder/ Apache County Recorder's Office].  
 
Land records from 1986 to the present are searchable online at the [http://www.co.apache.az.us/recorder/ Apache County Recorder's Office].  
  
== Local Histories  ==
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{AZ History}}
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[[Image:Azapache.png|thumb|right|300px]]
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==== Military ====
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1854310|Arizona Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{AZ Newspaper abstracts|Apache}}
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==== Probate ====
  
== Maps  ==
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{{AZ Probate Intro|Apache}}
  
== Military  ==
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1803 – 1995''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9043 Arizona Wills and Probate Records 1803-1995] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
== Newspapers  ==
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==== Taxation ====
  
== Probate  ==
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{{AZ Tax Intro}}
  
== Taxation  ==
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==== Vital Records ====
  
== Vital Records  ==
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{{AZ Vital Intro}}
  
*1,728 marriages from 22 May 1879 to 16 Nov 1930 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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=====Birth Records=====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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*'''1871-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|2185173|Arizona, County Marriages, 1871–1964}} at [http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] — index and browse images, incomplete
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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 $
  
[http://www.wmonline.com/attract/apmuseum.htm Apache County Historical Society ]<br>180 W. Cleveland <br>St. Johns, AZ 85936 <br>Telephone 928-337-4737 <br>&nbsp;Hours 9-5 M-F <br>
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=====Marriage Records=====
  
White Mountain Historical Society <br>504 East Mohave St. <br>Springerville, AZ 85938 <br>Hours 11-2 Thurs.-Sat., June-Aug. <br>
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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 $
  
== Family History Centers ==
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*'''1871-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|2185173|Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index  and images
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br>
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*'''1879-1930''' - 1,728 marriages from 22 May 1879 to 16 Nov 1930 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage 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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*'''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 $
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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[http://www.wmonline.com/cities/APMUSEUM.HTM Apache County Historical Society ]<br>180 W. Cleveland <br>St. Johns, AZ 85936 <br>Telephone 928-337-4737 <br>&nbsp;Hours 9-5 M-F <br>
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[http://www.whitemountainhistory.org/Historical_Societies.html White Mountain Historical Society] <br>504 East Mohave St. <br>Springerville, AZ 85938 <br>Hours 11-2 Thurs.-Sat., June-Aug. <br>
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=== Family History Centers  ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
 
[[Chinle Arizona Family History Center|'''Chinle Arizona''']]<br>Highway 63<br>Chinle, Apache, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 520-871-4605<br>  
 
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[[St Johns Arizona Family History Center|'''St Johns Arizona''']]<br>50 North 1st West<br>St Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-337-2543<br>  
 
[[St Johns Arizona Family History Center|'''St Johns Arizona''']]<br>50 North 1st West<br>St Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-337-2543<br>  
  
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These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arizona/apache-county/ Apache County, AZ History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*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.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Apache/ Apache County,&nbsp;Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Apache/ Apache County,&nbsp;Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Apache County, Arizona ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

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Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Apache County, Arizona
Apache County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Apache 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 St. Johns
Courthouse
ArizonaApacheCourthouse.jpg
Address PO Box 667

70 West 3rd South
St. Johns, Az 85936-0667
Phone: (928) 337-7555
Fax: (928) 337-7586


County Information

Apache County, Arizona Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1879 1860 1879 1879

County Courthouse

Apache County Courthouse
Clerk of The Court Apache County
P.O. Box 365
St. Johns, Arizona 85936
Phone: (928) 337-4364

Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce probate and court records from 1879
County Recorder has land records from 1879 [2]

History

14 Feb 1879 - Apache County was created from Yavapai. County Seat: St. Johns, Arizona Area is 11,218 square miles (29,054.5 sq. km.)

Parent County

14 February 1879: Apache County was created from Yavapai County. County seat: St. Johns [9] [10] This county named for the Apache Indians. Look for records in Apache and Yavapai counties.

Boundary Changes

Also 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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

You may wish to search for places in the FamilySearch Catalog. You can search for the more general term, such as "Arizona" and then add the county and town or city, such as "Arizona, Apache, St. Johns."

A more complete list of place names with references can be found at PlaceNames.com. For a more exhaustive list of Arizona place names see Barnes, Will C., and Byrd H. Granger. Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1960. WorldCat 479862

For links to the places, see the County Place Name list at the bottom of this page.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
AZGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
AZGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Arizone Gravestons
Billion Graves
See Arizona Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Arizona denominations, view the Arizona Church Records wiki page.

LDS Ward and Branch Records: Alpine, Amity, Cooley, Eagar, Greer, Nutrioso, Omer, St. Johns, Union and Vernon.

Court

The general trial courts in Arizona are the county Superior Courts. The contact information for the Superior Court is as follows:

Apache County Superior Court
PO Box 667
70 West 3rd South
St. Johns, Az 85936-0667
Phone: (928) 337-7555
Fax: (928) 337-7586

There is also an Apache County Superior Court Website. The Superior Court handles all cases including general civil litigation, probate, conservatorships, guardianships, juvenile cases, divorces and criminal.

The Family History Library has an Index to District Court papers, Apache County, Arizona [1881-1916] Vault US/CAN Film Number FHL 2310860

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Arizona Land and Property for additional information about early Arizona land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Land records from 1986 to the present are searchable online at the Apache County Recorder's Office.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Apache County, Arizona Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Arizona Local Histories.

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Newspapers

Finding More Arizona Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Apache County, Arizona Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

From 1850 to 1864 during the territorial period, probate records of Arizona were kept by the probate courts of New Mexico. Then until 1912, the records were handled by county probate courts. Since then probate records, such as wills, claims, administrations, case files, and calendars are kept in the custody of the clerk of the superior court in the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Subjects Search for Arizona, Apache - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Arizona Department of Health Services , the county clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records


Societies and Libraries

Apache County Historical Society
180 W. Cleveland
St. Johns, AZ 85936
Telephone 928-337-4737
 Hours 9-5 M-F

White Mountain Historical Society
504 East Mohave St.
Springerville, AZ 85938
Hours 11-2 Thurs.-Sat., June-Aug.

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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.Introduction to Family History Centers

Chinle Arizona
Highway 63
Chinle, Apache, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 520-871-4605

Eagar Arizona
467 N Butler
Eagar, Apache, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-333-4100

St Johns Arizona
50 North 1st West
St Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-337-2543

These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 13-28. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Apache County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Williams 108-110
  4. U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A
  5. U.S. Stat., vol. 9, ch. 49[1850]/pp. 446-452; Baldwin, 117-137; Van Zandt, 28-29, 162-165
  6. 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.
  7. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  8. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162
  9. WorldCat 50140092 FHL CollectionHandybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  10. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1879, 10th assy./ pp. 96-97
  11. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1895, 18th assy./ pp. 96-105