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Guide to '''Gila 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|Gila County, Arizona}}
 
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Globe, AZ 85501<br>
 
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{{Arizona-stub}} [[United States|United States]] &gt; [[Arizona|Arizona]] &gt; Gila County
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Gila 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" | '''[[Gila County, Arizona Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gila County, Arizona Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gila County, Arizona Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gila County, Arizona Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Gila County, Arizona Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gila County, Arizona Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1882
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=== County Courthouse&nbsp; ===
  
{{Wikipedia|Gila County, Arizona}}  
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[http://www.gilacountyaz.gov/index.html Gila County Courthouse]<br>1400 East Ash Street <br>Globe, AZ 85501-1414 <br>Phone: 520-425-3231 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gila 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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County Clerk has marriage records from 1881<br>divorce, probate and court records from&nbsp;1914<br>County Recorder has land records
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==== Description ====
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The County was named from a Spanish contraction of Hah-quah-sa-eel, a Yuma word meaning "running water which is salty". The County has Globe as it's seat and the County was created February 8, 1881. The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Gila, Arizona ," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gila_County,_Arizona 7/10/2017.</ref>
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=== History  ===
  
 
Gila County is located northeast of Maricopa and Pinal Counties in Arizona.&nbsp; It contains some of the early settlements in Arizona going back to the 1870s. Gila County is named for the Gila River that flows through portions of the southern part of the county.&nbsp;<ref>See Barnes, Will C., and Byrd H. Granger. Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1960, p. 94. {{WorldCat|479862}}</ref>  
 
Gila County is located northeast of Maricopa and Pinal Counties in Arizona.&nbsp; It contains some of the early settlements in Arizona going back to the 1870s. Gila County is named for the Gila River that flows through portions of the southern part of the county.&nbsp;<ref>See Barnes, Will C., and Byrd H. Granger. Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1960, p. 94. {{WorldCat|479862}}</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1881--'''Gila County was created 8 February 1881&nbsp;from [[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa]] and [[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Globe <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 Genealogy|Mexico]] obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.
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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/about-the-archives New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].
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*4 July 1848 - In the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, [[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]] ceded part of present day [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]], including all of Gila 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/about-the-archives New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].
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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 boundary of [[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy|Socorro County]] was stretched across present day [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] to the California border.<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> Land in present-day Gila County, Arizona was once part of [[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy|Socorro]] county 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 County].
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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/about-the-archives New Mexico State Records Center and Archives]
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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.
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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> 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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*1 Feb 1875 - Arizona created [[Pinal County, Arizona Genealogy|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> 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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'''8 February 1881''' - Gila County was created from lands in [[Maricopa County, Arizona Genealogy|Maricopa]] and [[Pinal County, Arizona Genealogy|Pinal]] Counties.<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1881, 11th assy. pp. 14-17</ref>&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Globe <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> This county named for the Gila River. Look for records in the [http://www.gilacountyaz.gov/ Gila], [http://www.maricopa.gov/ Maricopa], and [http://pinalcountyaz.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Pinal] counties.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*08 Feb 1881 Gila County was created by the Arizona Territorial Legislature from parts of Maricopa County and Pinal County. (Ariz. Terr. Laws 1881, 11th assy./ pp. 14-17)
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*12 Mar 1885 Gila County exchanged property with adjacent [[Graham County, Arizona Genealogy|Graham County]].<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1885, 13th assy. p. 215</ref> Look for records in [http://www.gilacountyaz.gov/ Gila] and [http://www.graham.az.gov/ Graham] counties.
*12 Mar 1885 Gila County exchanged property with adjacent Graham County. (Ariz. Terr. Laws 1885, 13th assy./ p. 215)
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*21 Mar 1889 Gila County added a portion of [[Yavapai County, Arizona Genealogy|Yavapai County]].<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1889, 15th assy. pp. 49-52</ref> Look for records in [http://www.gilacountyaz.gov/ Gila] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.
*21 Mar 1889 Gila County added a portion of Yavapai County. (Ariz. Terr. Laws 1889, 15th assy./ pp. 49-52)
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*19 Mar 1891 Gila County gained additional land from [[Yavapai County, Arizona Genealogy|Yavapai County]].<ref>Arizona Territorial Laws 1891, 16th assy. pp. 102-103</ref> <ref>[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/AZ_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, The Newberry Library, Chicago]. Viewed on 11 November 2011.</ref> Look for records in [http://www.gilacountyaz.gov/ Gila] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.
*19 Mar 1891 Gila County gained additional land from Yavapai County. (Ariz. Terr. Laws 1891, 16th assy./ pp. 102-103)<ref>[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/AZ_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, The Newberry Library, Chicago]. Viewed on 11 November 2011.</ref>
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See also [[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  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Coconino County, Arizona|Coconino]]
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*[[Coconino County, Arizona Genealogy|Coconino County, Arizona]]  
*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham]]  
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*[[Graham County, Arizona Genealogy|Graham County, Arizona]]  
*[[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa]]  
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*[[Maricopa County, Arizona Genealogy|Maricopa County, Arizona]]  
*[[Navajo County, Arizona|Navajo]]  
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*[[Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy|Navajo County, Arizona]]  
*[[Pinal County, Arizona|Pinal]]  
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*[[Pinal County, Arizona Genealogy|Pinal County, Arizona]]  
*[[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai]]
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*[[Yavapai County, Arizona Genealogy|Yavapai County, Arizona]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=4 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>  
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{{AZ Cemeteries Intro|Gila}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Gila, Arizona''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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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=171&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azgila/cemeteries.htm AZGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/az/gila/cemetery.html AZGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arizona/gila.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=4 Arizona Gravestons]
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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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*{{FHL|822626|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Gila+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=171 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=Gila&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 Gila 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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{{Census|Arizona}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records:&nbsp;Globe, Hayden, Miami, Nephi and Pine.  
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{{AZ Church Intro}} LDS Ward and Branch Records:&nbsp;Globe, Hayden, Miami, Nephi and Pine.  
  
 
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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:Azgila.png|thumb|right|300px|Azgila.png]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1854310|Arizona Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
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{{AZ Newspaper abstracts|Gila}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{AZ Probate Intro|Gila}}
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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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{{AZ Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*Many early marriages 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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''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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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''<br>
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*Many early marriages 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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*'''1871-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|2185173|Arizona, County Marriages, 1871–1964}} at [http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] — index and browse images, incomplete
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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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''Online Death Indexes and Records''<br>
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/az/gila/webbbs_config.pl Gila County, Arizona Obituary and Death Notices Collection] From GenealogyBuff.com ~ Free. This collection is from Various Funeral Homes in the Payson, Globe, Miami, Winkelman, Hayden, and Dudleyville areas.
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/az/gila/webbbs_config.pl Gila County, Arizona Obituary and Death Notices Collection] From GenealogyBuff.com ~ Free. This collection is from Various Funeral Homes in the Payson, Globe, Miami, Winkelman, Hayden, and Dudleyville 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  ===
  
 
'''Arizona Cornish Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1<br>Claypool, Arizona 85532<br>Contact: Mrs Linda Carnahan<br>Telephone: 925-473-2071<br>E-Mail: lyddy@cableone.net<br>  
 
'''Arizona Cornish Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1<br>Claypool, Arizona 85532<br>Contact: Mrs Linda Carnahan<br>Telephone: 925-473-2071<br>E-Mail: lyddy@cableone.net<br>  
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'''Gila County Historical Society '''<br>1330 N. Broad St.<br>Globe, AZ 85502 <br>Telephone 928-425-7385 <br>Hours 10-4 M-F; 11-3 Sat.<br><br>  
 
'''Gila County Historical Society '''<br>1330 N. Broad St.<br>Globe, AZ 85502 <br>Telephone 928-425-7385 <br>Hours 10-4 M-F; 11-3 Sat.<br><br>  
  
== Family History Centers  ==
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=== Family History Centers  ===
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Introduction_to_LDS_Family_History_Centers Introduction to Family History Centers<br>][[Globe Arizona Family History Center|<br>]]  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br>[[Globe Arizona Family History Center|<br>]]  
  
 
[[Globe Arizona Family History Center|'''Globe Arizona''']]<br>1701 Ensign St<br>Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-425-9570<br>  
 
[[Globe Arizona Family History Center|'''Globe Arizona''']]<br>1701 Ensign St<br>Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-425-9570<br>  
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These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>  
  
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== Web Sites ==
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=== Websites ===
  
*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.genealogyinc.com/arizona/gila-county/ Gila County, AZ History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Gila|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azgila/ Gila County AZGenWeb]. Has info on Cemeteries, Funeral Homes, Military, Vitals, Towns, Schools, Obituaries, Newspapers, Misc., Marriages, &amp; Death.  
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*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Gila|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Gila/ Gila County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Gila/ Gila County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 20:01, 23 August 2017

United States
Arizona
Gila County

Guide to Gila 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: Gila County, Arizona
Gila County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Gila County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 8, 1881
County Seat Globe
Courthouse
ArizonaGilaCourthouse.jpg
Address 1400 E. Ash Street

Globe, AZ 85501
928-425-3231


County Information

Gila County, Arizona Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1882 1860 1881 1912

County Courthouse 

Gila County Courthouse
1400 East Ash Street
Globe, AZ 85501-1414
Phone: 520-425-3231 [2]

County Clerk has marriage records from 1881
divorce, probate and court records from 1914
County Recorder has land records

Description

The County was named from a Spanish contraction of Hah-quah-sa-eel, a Yuma word meaning "running water which is salty". The County has Globe as it's seat and the County was created February 8, 1881. The County is located in the central area of the state.[3]

History

Gila County is located northeast of Maricopa and Pinal Counties in Arizona.  It contains some of the early settlements in Arizona going back to the 1870s. Gila County is named for the Gila River that flows through portions of the southern part of the county. [4]

Payson is the largest town today, its name came from a situation where the town needed a post office and a congressman was reported to have said that if they named the town Payson they would get a post office. The second town that took up the dare was Payson, Utah.

Other towns include Pine, Roosevelt, and Claypool. Defunct localities include 'Motel Point' where a motel once stood just yards northeast of the present-day Roosevelt Dam.

Parent County

8 February 1881 - Gila County was created from lands in Maricopa and Pinal Counties.[14]  County seat: Globe [15] This county named for the Gila River. Look for records in the Gila, Maricopa, and Pinal counties.

Boundary Changes

See also 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

Aztec Lodge Coffeepot Grapevine Payson Seneca
Bear Canyon Junction Coolidge Dam Hayden Peridot Spurlock
Bellevue Copper Hill Inspiration Pinal Star Valley
Burch Cutter Jakes Corner Pine Strawberry
Canyon Day Dagger Kohls Ranch Punkin Center Sun Valley
Carrizo Dehorn Little Acres Radium Tonto Basin
Cedar Creek Fort Apache Junction Lower Miami Rocky Junction Tonto Village
Central Heights Fort McDonald McMillianville Roosevelt Top-of-the-world
Christmas Gallups Miami Rose Creek Lodge Washington
Christopher Creek Gisela Miami Gardens Rye Willow
Chrysotile Globe Midland City San Carlos Winkelman
Claypool Government Hill Mountain Meadow Sawmill Young
















Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Gila, 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 Gila County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Gila 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: Globe, Hayden, Miami, Nephi and Pine.

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 Gila 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 Gila 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, Gila - 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

Death Records

Online Death Indexes and Records

Societies and Libraries

Arizona Cornish Society
P.O. Box 1
Claypool, Arizona 85532
Contact: Mrs Linda Carnahan
Telephone: 925-473-2071
E-Mail: lyddy@cableone.net

Northern Gila County Historical Society
PO Box 2532
Payson, AZ 85547
Telephone 928-474-3483

Gila County Historical Society
1330 N. Broad St.
Globe, AZ 85502
Telephone 928-425-7385
Hours 10-4 M-F; 11-3 Sat.

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

Globe Arizona
1701 Ensign St
Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-425-9570

Payson Arizona
913 N Ponderosa St
Payson, Gila, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-468-0249

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


Websites

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), Gila County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Gila, Arizona ," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gila_County,_Arizona 7/10/2017.
  4. See Barnes, Will C., and Byrd H. Granger. Arizona Place Names. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1960, p. 94. WorldCat 479862
  5. Williams 108-110
  6. U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A
  7. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292
  8. 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.
  9. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  10. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162
  11. Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25
  12. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1871, 6th assy./ pp. 53-54
  13. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1875, 8th assy./ pp. 19-20
  14. Arizona Territorial Laws 1881, 11th assy. pp. 14-17
  15. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  16. Arizona Territorial Laws 1885, 13th assy. p. 215
  17. Arizona Territorial Laws 1889, 15th assy. pp. 49-52
  18. Arizona Territorial Laws 1891, 16th assy. pp. 102-103
  19. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, The Newberry Library, Chicago. Viewed on 11 November 2011.