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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Navajo County, Arizona|Navajo County]]''
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Guide to '''Navajo 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|Navajo County, Arizona}} {{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Navajo County
 
| county = Navajo County
 
| county_map = Az-navajo.png
 
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| founded date = March 21
 
| founded date = March 21
 
| seat wl = Holbrook
 
| seat wl = Holbrook
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| building image = ArizonaNavajoCourthouse.jpg
 
| building address = 100 East Carter<br>
 
| building address = 100 East Carter<br>
 
P.O. Box 668<br>
 
P.O. Box 668<br>
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Navajo_County,_Arizona|Navajo County]]''
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=== County Information  ===
  
{{Wikipedia|Navajo County, Arizona}}  
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==== Navajo 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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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1893
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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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}}  
 
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 ===
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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 -&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 -&nbsp;[[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|archives]] in Mexico City.  
*In 1846 - [[New Mexico]] Territory was setup, it included land that later would become Arizona.  
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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].
*In 1852 - New Mexico Territory created counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including land that became Arizona. Land in present-day Navajo County, Arizona was once part of [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos]], [[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> Records during this period may have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.  
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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 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].  
*In 1863 -&nbsp; Arizona Territory was created from the western half of New Mexico territory. All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory. One of those counties was [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai county]] which covered the land that later became Navajo county.
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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 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.  
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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]
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*14 February 1879 - Apache County was created from [[Yavapai County, Arizona Genealogy|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.
  
21 March '''1895''' - Navajo County was created &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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'''21 March 1895''' - Arizona created [[Navajo County, Arizona|Navajo County]] from the west half of [[Apache County, Arizona Genealogy|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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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
See [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] showing dates the jurisdictions were created and where. This will help in determining what jurisdiction your ancestor lived in and where the records are now located.
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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.  
  
=== 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.
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==== Record Loss ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
=== Places/Localities  ===
 
=== Places/Localities  ===
  
=== Populated Places ===
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==== Populated Places ====
  
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| Buzzard Gulch  
 
| Buzzard Gulch  
| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Navajo%2C+Holbrook|subject|disp=Holbrook}} [[Holbrook, Arizona]]
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Navajo%2C+Holbrook|subject|disp=Holbrook}}  
 
| Mishongnovi  
 
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| Sevenmile  
 
| Sevenmile  
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| Dilkon  
 
| Dilkon  
 
| Kayenta  
 
| Kayenta  
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| [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinedale,_Arizona Pinedale]
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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*[[Apache County, Arizona Genealogy|Apache, Arizona]]  
 
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*[[Coconino County, Arizona Genealogy|Coconino, Arizona]]  
*[[Apache County, Arizona|Apache, Arizona]]  
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*[[Gila County, Arizona Genealogy|Gila, Arizona]]  
*[[Coconino County, Arizona|Coconino, Arizona]]  
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*[[Graham County, Arizona Genealogy|Graham, Arizona]]  
*[[Gila County, Arizona|Gila, Arizona]]  
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*[[San Juan County, Utah Genealogy|San Juan County, Utah]]
*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham, Arizona]]  
 
*[[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan County, Utah]]
 
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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*Great Register of Navajo County, Arizona Territory. Navajo County [Ariz.]: County Recorder, 1800. {{WorldCat|71332919}}
 
*Great Register of Navajo County, Arizona Territory. Navajo County [Ariz.]: County Recorder, 1800. {{WorldCat|71332919}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
*[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=10 Cemeteries in Navajo County Arizona] at Arizona Gravestones<br>  
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*[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=8 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=5&CScnty=177 Cemeteries in Navajo County Arizona] at Find a Grave
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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 Online'''
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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" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=5&GScnty=177&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=205850&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Arizona%2C%20Navajo%22 FamilySearch]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=5&CScnty=177 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aznavajo/research.html AZGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Navajo+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=Navajo&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/az/navajo/cemetery.html AZGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/arizona/navajo.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=10 Arizone Gravestons]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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=== Census ===
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==== Census ====
  
 
{{Census|Arizona}}  
 
{{Census|Arizona}}  
  
=== Church ===
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{{AZ Church Intro}} LDS Ward and Branch Records: Clay Springs, Heber, Holbrook, Joseph City, Lakeside, Linden, Pinedale, Showlow, Shumway, Snowflake, Taylor, Winslow and Woodruff .
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records: Clay Springs, Heber, Holbrook, Joseph City, Lakeside, Linden, Pinedale, Showlow, Shumway, Snowflake, Taylor, Winslow and Woodruff .
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==== Court ====
  
=== Court  ===
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==== Land ====
  
=== Land ===
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{{AZ Land}}
  
 
[http://www.thecountyrecorder.com/Search.aspx 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<br>  
 
[http://www.thecountyrecorder.com/Search.aspx 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<br>  
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&nbsp;&nbsp; Navajo County AZ Recorders Office<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; PO Box 668<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; 100 E Code Talkers Dr<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Holbrook AZ 86025<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Phone: 928-524-4190<br>  
 
&nbsp;&nbsp; Navajo County AZ Recorders Office<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; PO Box 668<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; 100 E Code Talkers Dr<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Holbrook AZ 86025<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Phone: 928-524-4190<br>  
  
=== Local Histories  ===
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{{AZ History}}
  
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1874479 Journal of May Louise Hunt Larsen] of Snowflake AZ. Journal kept between 1894 and 1943.  
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1874479 Journal of May Louise Hunt Larsen] of Snowflake AZ. Journal kept between 1894 and 1943.  
  
=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Aznavajo.png|thumb|right|300px]]
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==== Military ====
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===== Civil War =====
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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|Navajo}}
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==== Probate ====
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{{AZ Probate Intro|Navajo}}
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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 $
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==== Taxation ====
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{{AZ Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records ====
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{{AZ Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth Records =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''<br>
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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  =====
  
=== Military  ===
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''<br>
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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*'''1895-1912''' - Arellano, Fay Louise Smith. Arizona Territorial Marriages. Navajo County, 1895-1912. Mesa, AZ: Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, 2001. {{WorldCat|49016868}}<br>
  
=== Probate  ===
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*'''1895-1912''' - 393 marriages from 13 May 1895 to 15 Feb 1912 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
  
=== Taxation  ===
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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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*'''1871-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|2185173|Arizona, County Marriages, 1871–1964}} at [http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] — index and browse images, incomplete
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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 $
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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===== Death Records  =====
  
Arellano, Fay Louise Smith. Arizona Territorial Marriages. Navajo County, 1895-1912. Mesa, AZ: Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, 2001. {{WorldCat|49016868}}<br>  
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''<br>  
  
393 marriages from 13 May 1895 to 15 Feb 1912 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage 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 $
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
 
[http://www.ci.holbrook.az.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B04CEB7A5-721C-4972-A0EB-2B020AD4EC50%7D Navajo County Genealogical Society ]<br>P.O. Box 473 &gt;br. Holbrook, AZ 86025 <br>Telephone 928-524-6558<br>Hours 8-5 daily<br>  
 
[http://www.ci.holbrook.az.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B04CEB7A5-721C-4972-A0EB-2B020AD4EC50%7D Navajo County Genealogical Society ]<br>P.O. Box 473 &gt;br. Holbrook, AZ 86025 <br>Telephone 928-524-6558<br>Hours 8-5 daily<br>  
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=== Family History Centers  ===
 
=== Family History Centers  ===
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br>  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br>  
  
 
[[Holbrook Arizona Family History Center|'''Holbrook Arizona''']]<br>1127 Helen Ave<br>Holbrook, Navajo, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-524-6663<br>  
 
[[Holbrook Arizona Family History Center|'''Holbrook Arizona''']]<br>1127 Helen Ave<br>Holbrook, Navajo, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-524-6663<br>  
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[[Woodruff Arizona Family History Center|'''Woodruff Arizona''']]<br>Main St &amp; 1st St<br>Woodruff, Navajo, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-524-2798<br>  
 
[[Woodruff Arizona Family History Center|'''Woodruff Arizona''']]<br>Main St &amp; 1st St<br>Woodruff, Navajo, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-524-2798<br>  
  
These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries  
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These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries
  
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===
  
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aznavajo/ USGenWeb for Navajo county Arizona] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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United States Gotoarrow.png Arizona Gotoarrow.png Navajo County

Guide to Navajo 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: Navajo County, Arizona
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
ArizonaNavajoCourthouse.jpg
Address 100 East Carter

P.O. Box 668
Holbrook, AZ 86025


County Information

Navajo County, Arizona Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1893 1895

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 [2]

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.[10] County seat: Holbrook [11] 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.

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

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 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


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com FamilySearch 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 Navajo 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: Clay Springs, Heber, Holbrook, Joseph City, Lakeside, Linden, Pinedale, Showlow, Shumway, Snowflake, Taylor, Winslow and Woodruff .

Court

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.

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

Local histories are available for Navajo 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.

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

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 Navajo 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, Navajo - 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

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage Records

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

  • 1895-1912 - Arellano, Fay Louise Smith. Arizona Territorial Marriages. Navajo County, 1895-1912. Mesa, AZ: Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, 2001. WorldCat 49016868
Death Records

Online Death Indexes and Records

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

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

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