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Guide to '''Pinal County, Arizona ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:AZ_ORP.png|Arizona Online Genealogy Records}}{{Wikipedia|Pinal County, Arizona}}  
 
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{{Wikipedia|Pinal County, Arizona}}&nbsp;
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=== County Information  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Pinal 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  ===
  
 
[http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Pinal County Courthouse]<br>100 N Florence<br> Florence, AZ 85232 <br>Phone: 520-868-6000  
 
[http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Pinal County Courthouse]<br>100 N Florence<br> Florence, AZ 85232 <br>Phone: 520-868-6000  
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Clerk Superior Court has marriage, probate and court records from 1875<br>and divorce records from 1883; County Recorder has land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pinal County, Arizona p. 56. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Clerk Superior Court has marriage, probate and court records from 1875<br>and divorce records from 1883; County Recorder has land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pinal 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  ===
  
 
==== 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>  
 
*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.  
*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]].<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A</ref> The land south of the Gila River in present day Maricopa County Arizona was not ceded, it remained in control of Mexico. Land in present day Pinal County was split between the US and Mexico. 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]].<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A</ref> The land south of the Gila River in present day Maricopa County Arizona was not ceded, it remained in control of Mexico. Land in present day Pinal County was split between the US and Mexico. 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].  
*9 Jan 1852 - New Mexico redefined the boundaries of previous counties and created new ones to cover all the land within its territory. The north part of present day Pinal County was then in [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro County]].<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>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 County].
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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. The north part of present day Pinal County was then in [[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy|Socorro County]].<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>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 County].  
*30 Dec 1853 - The [[United States]] bought the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_Purchase Gadsden Purchase] from [[Mexico]]. It contained land south of the Gila River in Arizona, including the south part of present day Pinal County.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 10, pp. 1031-1037; Van Zandt, 11, 29, 162</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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*30 Dec 1853 - The [[United States]] bought the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_Purchase Gadsden Purchase] from [[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]]. It contained land south of the Gila River in Arizona, including the south part of present day Pinal County.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 10, pp. 1031-1037; Van Zandt, 11, 29, 162</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 Aug 1854 - The land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase was officially added to [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 10, ch. 245[1854]/p. 575; Van Zandt, 162; Walker and Bufkin, 21-22</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].
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*4 Aug 1854 - The land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase was officially added to [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 10, ch. 245[1854]/p. 575; Van Zandt, 162; Walker and Bufkin, 21-22</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].  
*3 Feb 1855 - [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Dona Ana County]] gained all the land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1854, 4th assy. /p. 57</ref> This included the south part of present day Pinal County. Look for records in [http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/ Dona Ana County].
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*3 Feb 1855 - [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Dona Ana County]] gained all the land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1854, 4th assy. /p. 57</ref> This included the south part of present day Pinal County. Look for records in [http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/ Dona Ana County].  
*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]  
*10 Nov 1864 - Arizona created two counties: [[Pima County, Arizona|Pima]] and [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]] counties.<ref>Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25</ref> These counties named for Indian tribes. Look for records in [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima] and[http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.
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*10 Nov 1864 - Arizona created two counties: [[Pima County, Arizona Genealogy|Pima]] and [[Yavapai County, Arizona Genealogy|Yavapai]] counties.<ref>Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25</ref> These counties named for Indian tribes. Look for records in [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima] and[http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.  
*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> <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</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 Genealogy|Yavapai County]].<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1871, 6th assy./ pp. 53-54</ref> <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> This county named for the Maricopa Indians. Look for records in [http://www.maricopa.gov/ Maricopa] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.
  
'''1 Feb 1875''' - Arizona created [[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal County]] from lands in [[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa]] and [[Pima County, Arizona|Pima]] counties.<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1875, 8th assy./ pp. 19-20</ref> '''County seat:''' Florence <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> This county named for the Pinal mountains. Look for records in [http://www.maricopa.gov/ Maricopa], [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima], and [http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Pinal] counties.
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'''1 Feb 1875''' - Arizona created [[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal County]] from lands in [[Maricopa County, Arizona Genealogy|Maricopa]] and [[Pima County, Arizona Genealogy|Pima]] counties.<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1875, 8th assy./ pp. 19-20</ref> '''County seat:''' Florence <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> This county named for the Pinal mountains. Look for records in [http://www.maricopa.gov/ Maricopa], [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima], and [http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Pinal] counties.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*9 Feb 1877 - Arizona expanded [[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal County]] by adding a small area of land that had been separated from main body of [[Pima County, Arizona|Pima County]].<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1877, 9th assy./ pp. 108-109</ref> Look for records in [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima] and [http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Pinal] counties
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*9 Feb 1877 - Arizona expanded [[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal County]] by adding a small area of land that had been separated from main body of [[Pima County, Arizona Genealogy|Pima County]].<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1877, 9th assy./ pp. 108-109</ref> Look for records in [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima] and [http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Pinal] counties
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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.
  
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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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Gila County, Arizona|Gila County, Arizona]]  
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*[[Gila County, Arizona Genealogy|Gila County, Arizona]]  
*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham County, Arizona]]  
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*[[Graham County, Arizona Genealogy|Graham County, Arizona]]  
*[[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa County, Arizona]]  
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*[[Maricopa County, Arizona Genealogy|Maricopa County, Arizona]]  
*[[Pima County, Arizona|Pima County, Arizona]]
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*[[Pima County, Arizona Genealogy|Pima County, Arizona]]
  
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=11 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>  
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{{AZ Cemeteries Intro|Pinal}}
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*[https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=5&GScnty=179&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azpinal/cemeteries.htm AZGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/az/pinal/cemetery.html AZGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arizona/pinal.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=11 Arizona Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pinal+Arizona&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=5&CScnty=179 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Arizona&county=Pinal&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.apcrp.org/Cemetery%20Page.htm Arizona Pioneer & Cemetery Research Project]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Arizona-cemetery-records.htm Arizona Cemetery Records]
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The following web sites may have additional information on Pinal  County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/AZ/index.htm Interment.net] Arizona cemetery records by County.
  
 
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==== Church  ====
 
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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{{AZ Church Intro}} LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
 
*Coolidge  
 
*Coolidge  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{AZ Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AZ History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Azpinal.png|thumb|right|300px|Azpinal.png]]
  
 
==== 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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{AZ Newspaper abstracts|Pinal}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{AZ Probate Intro|Pinal}}
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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 $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{AZ Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*1,521 marriages from 15 Nov 1874 to 19 Apr 1916 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
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{{AZ Vital Intro}}
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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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*'''1874-1916''' - 1,521 marriages from 15 Nov 1874 to 19 Apr 1916 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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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/az/pinal/webbbs_config.pl Pinal County, Arizona Obituary Collection] From GenealogyBuff.com ~ Free. Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the Apache Junction and Gold Canyon areas
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/az/pinal/webbbs_config.pl Pinal County, Arizona Obituary Collection] From GenealogyBuff.com ~ Free. Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the Apache Junction and Gold Canyon areas
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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  ===
  
 
[http://www.cgvhs.org/ Casa Grande Valley Historical Society]<br>110 W. Florence Blvd.<br>Casa Grande, AZ 85222<br>Telephone 520-836-2223<br>Hours 1-5 M-Sat.  
 
[http://www.cgvhs.org/ Casa Grande Valley Historical Society]<br>110 W. Florence Blvd.<br>Casa Grande, AZ 85222<br>Telephone 520-836-2223<br>Hours 1-5 M-Sat.  
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'''Superior Historical Society'''<br>300 Main Street<br>Superior, AZ 85273<br>Telephone 520-689-5752<br>Hours 10-2 Weds., Thurs., Sat.; 11-3 Sun.<br>  
 
'''Superior Historical Society'''<br>300 Main Street<br>Superior, AZ 85273<br>Telephone 520-689-5752<br>Hours 10-2 Weds., Thurs., Sat.; 11-3 Sun.<br>  
  
== Family History Centers  ==
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=== Family History Centers  ===
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br>[[Casa Grande Arizona Family History Center|'''Casa Grande Arizona''']]<br>1555 N Colorado Dr<br>Casa Grande, Pinal, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 520-836-7519<br>  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br>[[Casa Grande Arizona Family History Center|'''Casa Grande Arizona''']]<br>1555 N Colorado Dr<br>Casa Grande, Pinal, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 520-836-7519<br>  
  
 
[[San Manuel 1st Arizona Family History Center|'''San Manuel 1st Arizona''']]<br>1002 N McNab Pkwy<br>San Manuel, Pinal, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 520-385-4855<br>  
 
[[San Manuel 1st Arizona Family History Center|'''San Manuel 1st Arizona''']]<br>1002 N McNab Pkwy<br>San Manuel, Pinal, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 520-385-4855<br>  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arizona/pinal-county/ Pinal 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/Pinal/ Pinal County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Pinal/ Pinal County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Latest revision as of 18:56, 3 April 2017

United States
Arizona
Pinal County

Guide to Pinal 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: Pinal County, Arizona
Pinal County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Pinal County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 1, 1875
County Seat Florence
Courthouse
ArizonaPinalCourthouse.jpg
Address Pinal County

Superior Court Administration
971 Jason Lopez Circle
Building A
Florence, AZ 85132


County Information

Pinal County, Arizona Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1875 1860 1875 1875

County Courthouse

Pinal County Courthouse
100 N Florence
Florence, AZ 85232
Phone: 520-868-6000

Clerk Superior Court has marriage, probate and court records from 1875
and divorce records from 1883; County Recorder has land records [2]

History

Parent County

1 Feb 1875 - Arizona created Pinal County from lands in Maricopa and Pima counties.[15] County seat: Florence [14] This county named for the Pinal mountains. Look for records in Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal 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

Adamsville Chiapuk Jackrabbit House Parsons Grove Smelter Town
Ak Chin Chuichu Kearny Picacho Snaketown
Ak-Chin Village Cochran Kelvin Price Sombrero Butte
Apache Junction Coolidge Kohatk Queen Valley Sonora
Arizola Cooper Creek La Palma Randolph South Santan
Arizona City Cottonwood Laguna Ray Stanfield
Avra Dudleyville Magma Ray Junction Stotonic
Bapchule Eleven Mile Corner Mammoth Red Rock Superior
Barkerville Eloy Maricopa Reymert Sweetwater
Blackwater Enid Maricopa Wells Riverside Tat Momoli
Bon Florence Nariska Sacate Tiger
Branaman Florence Junction North Komelik Sacaton Toltec
Burns Fordville North Mammoth Sacaton Flats Troy
Cactus Forest Friendly Corners Oak Wells San Manuel Vaiva Vo
Campo Bonito Gold Camp Olberg Santa Cruz Valley Farms
Casa Blanca Hayden Junction Oracle Santan Wymola
Casa del Oro Heaton Oracle Junction Shopishk Youngberg
Casa Grande Highjinks Palm Springs Sif Vaya























Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Pinal, Arizona online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Arizona Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites may have additional information on Pinal County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Pinal 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

  • Coolidge
  • Ray
  • Superior

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Pinal 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 Pinal 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, Pinal - 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

Casa Grande Valley Historical Society
110 W. Florence Blvd.
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
Telephone 520-836-2223
Hours 1-5 M-Sat.

Coolidge Historical Society
161 West Harding Avenue
P.O. Box 1186
Coolidge, Arizona 85228
Telephone 520-723-7186
Hours Sunday 1:00 P.M. –
4:00 P.M. and by request

Pinal County Historical Society
715 S. Main Street
Florence, AZ 85232
Telephone 520-868-4382
Hours 11-4 Tues.-Sat.; 12-4 Sun

Oracle Historical Society
825 E. Mt. Lemmon Rd.
Oracle, AZ 85623
Telephone 520-896-9609
Hours 1-5 Sat. & Sun.

Superior Historical Society
300 Main Street
Superior, AZ 85273
Telephone 520-689-5752
Hours 10-2 Weds., Thurs., Sat.; 11-3 Sun.

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
Casa Grande Arizona
1555 N Colorado Dr
Casa Grande, Pinal, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 520-836-7519

San Manuel 1st Arizona
1002 N McNab Pkwy
San Manuel, Pinal, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 520-385-4855

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), Pinal 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. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292
  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. 10, pp. 1031-1037; Van Zandt, 11, 29, 162
  9. U.S. Stat., vol. 10, ch. 245[1854]/p. 575; Van Zandt, 162; Walker and Bufkin, 21-22
  10. N.M. Terr. Laws 1854, 4th assy. /p. 57
  11. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162
  12. Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25
  13. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1871, 6th assy./ pp. 53-54
  14. 14.0 14.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  15. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1875, 8th assy./ pp. 19-20
  16. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1877, 9th assy./ pp. 108-109