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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona|Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Greenlee_County,_Arizona|Greenlee County]]''
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Guide to '''Greenlee County Arizona genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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*Up 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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*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>  
*From 1821 until 1846 -&nbsp;[[Mexico]] had jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Residents living on {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} land south of the Gila River were part of Mexico until 1854. Some 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]] 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.  
*From 1846 to 1863 - [[New Mexico]] Territory included land that later would become Arizona.  
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*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].
*In 1852 - New Mexico Territory set up counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including land that became Arizona. Present-day Greenlee County, Arizona was once part of [[Socorro County, Arizona|Socorro]] and [[Dona Ana County, Arizona|Doña Ana]] 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> Some records during this period may have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.  
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*4 July 1848 - In the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, [[Mexico]] ceded part of present day [[Arizona]], including all of Greenlee County.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration], the Mexico [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|Archives]] and the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].  
*In 1854 -&nbsp; the {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} added former Mexican land, including part of what became Greenlee County, to the already existing [[Dona Ana County, Arizona|Doña Ana County]], of New Mexico. Some records from 1854 to 1863 may have been sent to the Doña Ana County, New Mexico courthouse.  
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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. Land in present-day Greenlee County, Arizona was once part of [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]] and [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Doña Ana]] 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> <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> Look for records in [http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/ Dona Ana] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico Socorro] counties.  
*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.
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*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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*10 Nov 1864 - Arizona created [[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> Both of 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 1879 - Arizona created [[Apache County, Arizona|Apache County]] from land in [[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County]].<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1879, 10th assy./ pp. 96-97</ref> This county named for the Apache Indians. Look for records in [http://www.co.apache.az.us/ Apache] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.  
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*10 Mar 1881- Arizona created [[Graham County, Arizona|Graham County]] from lands in [[Apache County, Arizona|Apache]] and [[Pima County, Arizona|Pima]] counties. <ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1881, 11th assy./ pp. 155-157</ref> This county named for Mount Graham, the highest peak in the area. Look for records in [http://www.graham.az.gov/Graham_CMS/default.aspx Graham], [http://www.co.apache.az.us/ Apache] and [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima] counties.
  
'''1909--'''Greenlee County was created 10 March 1909&nbsp;from [[Graham County, Arizona|Graham]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Clifton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''10 March 1909''' - Greenlee County was created from [[Graham County, Arizona|Graham County]]<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1909, 25th assy./ pp. 43-56</ref> '''County seat:''' Clifton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> This county named for an early Arizona pioneer. Look for records in [http://www.graham.az.gov/Graham_CMS/default.aspx Graham] and [http://www.co.greenlee.az.us/ Greenlee] counties.
  
 
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*[[Apache County, Arizona|Apache]]  
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*[[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron County, New Mexico]]  
*[[Cochise County, Arizona|Cochise]]
 
*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham]]
 
 
*[[Grant County, New Mexico|Grant County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[Grant County, New Mexico|Grant County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[Hidalgo County, New Mexico|Hidalgo County, New Mexico]]
 
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[[Clifton Arizona Family History Center|'''Clifton Arizona''']]<br>112 Riverside Dr<br>Clifton, Greenlee, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-865-1562<br>  
 
[[Clifton Arizona Family History Center|'''Clifton Arizona''']]<br>112 Riverside Dr<br>Clifton, Greenlee, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-865-1562<br>  

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Guide to Greenlee County Arizona genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Greenlee County, Arizona
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Location in the state of Arizona
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Facts
Founded March 10, 1909
County Seat Clifton
Courthouse
Address P.O. Box 1296

223 5th Street
Clifton, AZ 85533
Phone: (928) 865-3872
Cell: (928) 451-1092
Fax: (928) 865-5358


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

County Courthouse 

Greenlee County Courthouse
P O Box 908
Clifton, Az 85533
Phone:520-865-2972

Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce,
probate and court records from 1911
County Recorder has land records [1]

Parent County

10 March 1909 - Greenlee County was created from Graham County[11] County seat: Clifton [12] This county named for an early Arizona pioneer. Look for records in Graham and Greenlee 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.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Apache Grove Clifton Granville Sheldon Strayhorse
Blue Duncan Guthrie Sprucedale Three Way
Blue Vista East Plantsite Hannagan Meadow Spur Cross Whispering Pines
Carlton Vista Fox Morenci Stargo York
Cleaveland Franklin Plantsite







Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries 

Franklin Cemetery, Greenlee County, Arizona

 Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

Census

For tips on accessing Greenlee 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

  • Clifton
  • Duncan
  • Franklin
  • Morenci
  • York

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 Greenlee 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

Military

Newspapers

Finding More Arizona Newspapers

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

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Greenlee County Historical Society
315 Chase Creek
P.O. Box 1125
Clifton, AZ 85533
Telephone 928-865-3115
Hours 2-4:30 T, Th, Sat.

Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History Centers

Clifton Arizona
112 Riverside Dr
Clifton, Greenlee, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-865-1562

Duncan Arizona
Fairgrounds Rd & Clifton Hwy
Duncan, Greenlee, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-359-2348

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), Greenlee County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Williams 108-110
  3. U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A
  4. 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.
  5. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  6. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292
  7. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162
  8. Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25
  9. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1879, 10th assy./ pp. 96-97
  10. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1881, 11th assy./ pp. 155-157
  11. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1909, 25th assy./ pp. 43-56
  12. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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