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Guide to '''Greenlee 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|Greenlee County, Arizona}}  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| seat wl = Clifton
 
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| building address = P.O. Box 1296<br>
 
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{{Wikipedia|Greenlee County, Arizona}}  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Greenlee 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&nbsp;  ==
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=== County Courthouse&nbsp;  ===
  
 
[http://www.co.greenlee.az.us/ Greenlee County Courthouse]<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 908 <br>Clifton, Az 85533 <br>Phone:520-865-2972  
 
[http://www.co.greenlee.az.us/ Greenlee County Courthouse]<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 908 <br>Clifton, Az 85533 <br>Phone:520-865-2972  
  
Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and court records from 1911<br>County Recorder has land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greenlee County, Arizona p. 56. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and court records from 1911<br>County Recorder has land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greenlee County, Arizona p. 56. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The County has Clifton as its seat and the County was created March 10, 1909. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Greenlee, Arizona," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenlee_County,_Arizona 7/10/2017.</ref>
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=== History ===
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==== 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]], 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].
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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 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].  
*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.
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*9 Jan 1852 - [[New Mexico Genealogy|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 Genealogy|Socorro]] and [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|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.  
*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 [[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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*10 Nov 1864 - Arizona created [[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> Both of these counties named for Indian tribes. Look for records in [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima] and [http://www.yavapai.us/ Yavapai] counties.  
*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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*14 Feb 1879 - Arizona created [[Apache County, Arizona Genealogy|Apache County]] from land in [[Yavapai County, Arizona Genealogy|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.  
*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.
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*10 Mar 1881- Arizona created [[Graham County, Arizona Genealogy|Graham County]] from lands in [[Apache County, Arizona Genealogy|Apache]] and [[Pima County, Arizona Genealogy|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], [http://www.co.apache.az.us/ Apache] and [http://www.pima.gov/ Pima] counties.
  
'''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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'''10 March 1909''' - Greenlee County was created from [[Graham County, Arizona Genealogy|Graham County]]<ref>Ariz. Terr. Laws 1909, 25th assy./ pp. 43-56</ref> '''County seat:''' Clifton <ref>''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] and [http://www.co.greenlee.az.us/ Greenlee] counties.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== 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.
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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.
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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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Apache County, Arizona|Apache County, Arizona]]  
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*[[Apache County, Arizona Genealogy|Apache County, Arizona]]  
*[[Cochise County, Arizona|Cochise County, Arizona]]  
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*[[Cochise County, Arizona Genealogy|Cochise County, Arizona]]  
*[[Graham County, Arizona|Graham County, Arizona]]  
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*[[Graham County, Arizona Genealogy|Graham County, Arizona]]  
*[[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron County, New Mexico]]  
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*[[Catron County, New Mexico Genealogy|Catron County, New Mexico]]  
*[[Grant County, New Mexico|Grant County, New Mexico]]  
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*[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy|Grant County, New Mexico]]  
*[[Hidalgo County, New Mexico|Hidalgo County, New Mexico]]
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*[[Hidalgo County, New Mexico Genealogy|Hidalgo County, New Mexico]]
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
  
Franklin Cemetery, Greenlee County, Arizona  
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{{AZ Cemeteries Intro|Greenlee}}
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[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=6 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>  
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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=173&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azgreenl/ AZGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/az/greenlee/cemetery.html AZGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arizona/greenlee.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=6 Arizona Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3AGreenlee+County+Arizona+Cemetery&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=5&CScnty=173 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=Greenlee&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 Greenlee  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&nbsp;Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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{{AZ Church Intro}} LDS&nbsp;Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
  
 
*Clifton  
 
*Clifton  
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{{AZ Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AZ History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Azgreenlee.png|thumb|right|300px|Azgreenlee.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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{AZ Newspaper abstracts|Greenlee}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{AZ Probate Intro|Greenlee}}
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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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{AZ Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{AZ Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth Records  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''<br>
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*'''1909-1917''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60001 Arizona Select Births and Christenings 1909-1917] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''<br>
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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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*'''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://azmemory.lib.az.us/cdm4/index.php?CISOROOT=/grhsom&mode=repository Greenlee County Historical Society ]<br>315 Chase Creek<br>P.O. Box 1125<br>Clifton, AZ 85533 <br>Telephone 928-865-3115 <br>Hours 2-4:30 T, Th, Sat.  
 
[http://azmemory.lib.az.us/cdm4/index.php?CISOROOT=/grhsom&mode=repository Greenlee County Historical Society ]<br>315 Chase Creek<br>P.O. Box 1125<br>Clifton, AZ 85533 <br>Telephone 928-865-3115 <br>Hours 2-4:30 T, Th, Sat.  
  
== Family History Centers  ==
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=== Family History Centers  ===
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br><br>  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br><br>  
  
 
[[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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[[Duncan Arizona Family History Center|'''Duncan Arizona''' ]]<br>Fairgrounds Rd &amp; Clifton Hwy<br>Duncan, Greenlee, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-359-2348<br>  
 
[[Duncan Arizona Family History Center|'''Duncan Arizona''' ]]<br>Fairgrounds Rd &amp; Clifton Hwy<br>Duncan, Greenlee, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-359-2348<br>  
  
These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<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 ==
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=== Websites ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arizona/greenlee-county/ Greenlee 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.  
*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Graham|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+Greenlee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Greenlee/ Greenlee County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/Greenlee/ Greenlee County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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[[Category:Greenlee_County,_Arizona]]
 
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United States
Arizona
Greenlee County

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Greenlee County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting Greenlee County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 10, 1909
County Seat Clifton
Courthouse
ArizonaGreenleeCourthouse.jpg
Address P.O. Box 1296

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


County Information

Greenlee County, Arizona Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1911 1860 1911 1911

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 [2]

Description

The County has Clifton as its seat and the County was created March 10, 1909. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.[3]

History

Parent County

10 March 1909 - Greenlee County was created from Graham County[13] County seat: Clifton [14] 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.

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

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 

Cemeteries of Greenlee, 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 Greenlee County cemeteries.

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

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Military

Civil War

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

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, Greenlee - 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

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

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

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.

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), Greenlee County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Greenlee, Arizona," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenlee_County,_Arizona 7/10/2017.
  4. Williams 108-110
  5. U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A
  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. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292
  9. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56[1863]/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162
  10. Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25
  11. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1879, 10th assy./ pp. 96-97
  12. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1881, 11th assy./ pp. 155-157
  13. Ariz. Terr. Laws 1909, 25th assy./ pp. 43-56
  14. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).