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[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Arizona|Arizona]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Coconino County  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Coconino County
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| county_map = Az-coconino.png
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| state = Arizona
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| state_map = Arizona.png
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| founded year = 1891
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| founded date = February 19
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| seat wl = Flagstaff
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| building image =
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| building address = 200 N. San Francisco St. (Courthouse)<br>
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Flagstaff AZ. 86001<br>
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(928) 679-7600
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}}
  
Coconino County lies north of Phoenix and the county seat is Flagstaff, so named on account of a flagpole raising by the first settlers of the area. Today Flagstaff is the largest community in the county.  
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{{Wikipedia|Coconino County, Arizona}}
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== County Courthouse&nbsp;  ==
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[http://www.coconino.az.gov/ Coconino County Courthouse]<br>Flagstaff Justice Court<br>100 East Birch Avenue<br>Flagstaff, Az 86001-4696
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Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce court and probate records from 1891<br>County Recorder had land records.
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Coconino County lies north of Phoenix and the county seat is Flagstaff. The city is so named on account of a flagpole raising by the first settlers of the area. Today Flagstaff is the largest community in the county. <ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coconino County, Arizona p. 56. ; .</ref>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1891--'''Coconino County was created from Yavapai County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Flagstaff <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*Until 1821 -&nbsp; [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>
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*In 1821 -&nbsp;[[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 1846 - [[New Mexico]] Territory is setup, it included land that later would become Arizona.
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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 the land that later became Arizona. The land covered by present-day Coconino 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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*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 these counties was Yavapai County, which covered land that later became Coconino County. Records were sent to Yavapai County offices.
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19 February '''1891''' - Coconino County was created &nbsp;from [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Flagstaff <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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{| width="800" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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| Angell
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Coconino%2C+Flagstaff|subject|disp=East Flagstaff}}
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| Little Spring
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| Pine Tank
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| Tempe Camp
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|-
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| Apex
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| Elden Pueblo
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| Long Valley
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| Pumpkin Center
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| Tiis Holoni
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|-
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| Bellemont
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Coconino%2C+Flagstaff|subject|disp=Flagstaff}}
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| Lost Eden
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| Quivero
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| Tin House
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|-
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| Big Springs
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| Fort Tuthill
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| Lower Tillman
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| Rare Metals
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| Tolani Lake
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|-
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| Cameron
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| Frazier Wells
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| Maine
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| Red Lake
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| Tolchico
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|-
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| Campo Bonito
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Coconino%2C+Fredonia|subject|disp=Fredonia}}
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| Mangum Springs
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| Rimmy Jims
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| Tonalea
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|-
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| Cane
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| Grand Canyon
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Coconino%2C+Marble+Canyon|subject|disp=Marble Canyon}}
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| Riordan
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Coconino%2C+Tuba+City|subject|disp=Tuba City}}
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|-
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| Canyon Diablo
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| Grand Canyon Caverns
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| Meteor City
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| Robbers Roost
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| Tusayan
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|-
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| Chalender
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| Gray Mountain
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| Moenave
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| Rockledge
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Coconino%2C+Two+Guns|subject|disp=Two Guns}}
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|-
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| Clints Well
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| Happy Jack
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| Moenkopi
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| Rosewell Camp
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| Valle
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|-
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| Coal Mine Mesa
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Coconino%2C+Willow+Springs|subject|disp=Hidden Springs Mission}}
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| Moqui
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| Ryan
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| Vista Encantada
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| Coconino
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| Indian Gardens
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| Mormon Lake
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| Sand Springs
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| Wahweap
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| Cogdill Center
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| Jacob Lake
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| Mountainaire
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Coconino%2C+Sedona|subject|disp=Sedona}}
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| Willaha
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| Corva
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| Kachina Village
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| Munds Park
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| Sereno
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Coconino%2C+Willow+Springs|subject|disp=Willow Springs}}
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| Cosnino
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| Kaibito
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| Navajo Mountain Mission
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| Sereno Spring
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Coconino%2C+Williams|subject|disp=Williams}}
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| Cow Springs
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| Lakeview
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| North Rim
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| Sherwood Forest
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| Williams Junction
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| Coyote Basin Ranch
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| LeChee
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| One Mile
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| Stoneman Lake
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| Wingfield
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| Darling
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| {{FHL|Arizona%2C+Coconino%2C+Lees+Ferry|subject|disp=Lees Ferry}}
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| Page
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| Sunrise
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| Winona
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| Daze
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| Leupp
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| Parks
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| Sunshine
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| Winslow West
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| Dennison
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| Leupp Corner
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| Pilgrim Playground
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| Supai
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|}
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Gila County, Arizona|Gila County, Arizona]]
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*[[Kane County, Utah|Kane County, Utah]]
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*[[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County, Arizona]]
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*[[Navajo County, Arizona|Navajo County, Arizona]]
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*[[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan County, Utah]]
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*[[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County, Arizona]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=3 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>
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Calvary Cemetery 201 W. University Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Phone: 928-220-2317. This is an older Catholic cemetery, founded in 1892 that is near the campus of Northern Arizona University.
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Citizen's Cemetery 1300 N San Francisco St Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Phone: 928-774-6725. The largest cemetery in Flagstaff that is run by the city. It is on the east side of the campus of Northern Arizona University.
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BillionGraves: Each cemetery has a Google map, photos, and headstone transcriptions of those photos in a searchable database.
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159012 Lonely Dell Ranch Cemetery, Marble Canyon] (West of Page). More likely accessible from US 89A, on west side of Colorado River and north of a small airport (airstrip) in the area.
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=172 Mountain View Cemetery, Williams]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147506 Page Cemetery, Page]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147947 Pioneer Cemetery, Grand Canyon] Located entirely within the National Park area, it is on the entrance road going to the main tourist area. Only under a thousand feet or so from the edge of the canyon itself. Has about 100 headstones.
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Arizona}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
LDS Records
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
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*Flagstaff
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*Fredonia
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*Tuba
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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Many early marriages are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/ Arizona Historical Society]<br>2340 N Ft. Valley Rd<br>Flagstaff 86001-1200<br>
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Sedona Genealogy Club<br>P.O. Box 4258<br>Sedona 86340<br>
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== Family History Centers  ==
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br>
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[[Flagstaff Arizona Family History Center|'''Flagstaff Arizona''']]<br>625 E Cherry Ave<br>Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-774-2930<br>
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[[Page Arizona Family History Center|'''Page Arizona''']]<br>313 S Lake Powell Blvd<br>Page, Coconino, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-645-2328<br>
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[[Tuba City Arizona Family History Center|'''Tuba City Arizona''']]<br>21 W Moenavi<br>Tuba City, Coconino, Arizona, United States<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>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*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.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205784&subject_disp=Arizona%2C+Coconino&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Coconino|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Coconino/ Coconino County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Coconino_County,_Arizona]]
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<references />  
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Coconino County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Coconino County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 19, 1891
County Seat Flagstaff
Courthouse
Address 200 N. San Francisco St. (Courthouse)

Flagstaff AZ. 86001
(928) 679-7600


Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Coconino County, Arizona

County Courthouse 

Coconino County Courthouse
Flagstaff Justice Court
100 East Birch Avenue
Flagstaff, Az 86001-4696

Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce court and probate records from 1891
County Recorder had land records.

Coconino County lies north of Phoenix and the county seat is Flagstaff. The city is so named on account of a flagpole raising by the first settlers of the area. Today Flagstaff is the largest community in the county. [1]

Parent County

  • Until 1821 -  New Spain controlled land that later would become Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • In 1821 - Mexico obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City.
  • In 1846 - New Mexico Territory is setup, it included land that later would become Arizona.
  • In 1852 - New Mexico Territory created counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including the land that later became Arizona. The land covered by present-day Coconino County, Arizona was once part of Taos, Rio Arriba, Santa Ana, Bernalillo, Valencia, and Socorro counties of New Mexico.[2] [3] Records during this period may have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.
  • In 1863 -  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 these counties was Yavapai County, which covered land that later became Coconino County. Records were sent to Yavapai County offices.

19 February 1891 - Coconino County was created  from Yavapai County.  County seat: Flagstaff [4]

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.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Angell East Flagstaff Little Spring Pine Tank Tempe Camp
Apex Elden Pueblo Long Valley Pumpkin Center Tiis Holoni
Bellemont Flagstaff Lost Eden Quivero Tin House
Big Springs Fort Tuthill Lower Tillman Rare Metals Tolani Lake
Cameron Frazier Wells Maine Red Lake Tolchico
Campo Bonito Fredonia Mangum Springs Rimmy Jims Tonalea
Cane Grand Canyon Marble Canyon Riordan Tuba City
Canyon Diablo Grand Canyon Caverns Meteor City Robbers Roost Tusayan
Chalender Gray Mountain Moenave Rockledge Two Guns
Clints Well Happy Jack Moenkopi Rosewell Camp Valle
Coal Mine Mesa Hidden Springs Mission Moqui Ryan Vista Encantada
Coconino Indian Gardens Mormon Lake Sand Springs Wahweap
Cogdill Center Jacob Lake Mountainaire Sedona Willaha
Corva Kachina Village Munds Park Sereno Willow Springs
Cosnino Kaibito Navajo Mountain Mission Sereno Spring Williams
Cow Springs Lakeview North Rim Sherwood Forest Williams Junction
Coyote Basin Ranch LeChee One Mile Stoneman Lake Wingfield
Darling Lees Ferry Page Sunrise Winona
Daze Leupp Parks Sunshine Winslow West
Dennison Leupp Corner Pilgrim Playground Supai

























Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

 Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

Calvary Cemetery 201 W. University Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Phone: 928-220-2317. This is an older Catholic cemetery, founded in 1892 that is near the campus of Northern Arizona University.

Citizen's Cemetery 1300 N San Francisco St Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Phone: 928-774-6725. The largest cemetery in Flagstaff that is run by the city. It is on the east side of the campus of Northern Arizona University.

BillionGraves: Each cemetery has a Google map, photos, and headstone transcriptions of those photos in a searchable database.

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Flagstaff
  • Fredonia
  • Tuba

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Many early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Arizona Historical Society
2340 N Ft. Valley Rd
Flagstaff 86001-1200

Sedona Genealogy Club
P.O. Box 4258
Sedona 86340

Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History Centers

Flagstaff Arizona
625 E Cherry Ave
Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-774-2930

Page Arizona
313 S Lake Powell Blvd
Page, Coconino, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-645-2328

Tuba City Arizona
21 W Moenavi
Tuba City, Coconino, Arizona, United States

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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coconino County, Arizona p. 56. ; .
  2. 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.
  3. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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