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Guide to '''La Paz 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|La Paz County, Arizona}} {{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = La Paz County
 
| county = La Paz County
 
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| founded date = November 2
 
| founded date = November 2
 
| seat wl = Parker
 
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| building address = 1316 Kofa Ave<br>Suite 607<br>
 
| building address = 1316 Kofa Ave<br>Suite 607<br>
 
Parker, AZ 85344
 
Parker, AZ 85344
 
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{{Wikipedia|La Paz County, Arizona}}  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== La Paz 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" | '''[[La Paz County, Arizona Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[La Paz County, Arizona Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[La Paz County, Arizona Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1983
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== County Courthouse&nbsp;  ==
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=== County Courthouse&nbsp;  ===
  
 
[http://www.co.la-paz.az.us/ La Paz County Courthouse]<br>1108 Joshua Avenue <br>Parker, AZ 85344-6477  
 
[http://www.co.la-paz.az.us/ La Paz County Courthouse]<br>1108 Joshua Avenue <br>Parker, AZ 85344-6477  
  
Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce, probate and<br>court records County Recorder has land records&nbsp; Parent County <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Paz 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, probate and<br>court records County Recorder has land records&nbsp; Parent County <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Paz 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 was named from the Spanish word for "the peace", and is taken from the early settlement (now ghost town) of La Paz along the Colorado River. The County has Parker as it's seat and the County was created January 1, 1983. The County is located in the west central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "La Paz, Arizona," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Paz_County,_Arizona 7/10/2017.</ref>
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=== History ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
 
*Until 1821 -&nbsp; [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>  
 
*Until 1821 -&nbsp; [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>  
*In 1821 -&nbsp;[[Mexico]] obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.  
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*In 1821 -&nbsp;[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]] obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.  
*18 Aug 1846 - During the war with [[Mexico]], the US took control of Santa Fe and proclaimed sovereignty over the land that later became the [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>Williams 108-110</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration], the Mexico [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|Archives]] and the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].
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*18 Aug 1846 - During the war with [[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]], the US took control of Santa Fe and proclaimed sovereignty over the land that later became the [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>Williams 108-110</ref> Look for records in the [http://www.archives.gov/ National Archives and Records Administration], the Mexico [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|Archives]] and the [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm New Mexico State Records Center and Archives].  
*4 July 1848 - In the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, [[Mexico]] ceded part of present day [[Arizona]], including all of present day La Paz 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 present day La Paz 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. The land in present day La Paz County was then in [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro County]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292</ref> <ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Look for records in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico Socorro County].
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*9 Jan 1852 - New Mexico redefined the boundaries of previous counties and created new ones to cover all the land within its territory. The land in present day La Paz County was then in [[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy|Socorro County]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292</ref> <ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Look for records in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico Socorro County].  
*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 - Yuma County was created as an original county of Arizona.<ref>Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25</ref> <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> This county named after the Yuma Indians. Look for records in [http://www.co.yuma.az.us/ Yuma County].
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*10 Nov 1864 - Yuma County was created as an original county of Arizona.<ref>Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25</ref> <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> This county named after the Yuma Indians. Look for records in [http://www.co.yuma.az.us/ Yuma County].
  
'''27 Apr 1983''' - Arizona created [[La Paz County, Arizona|La Paz County]] from the northern half of [[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma County]].<ref>Ariz. Laws 1983, 36th assy., ch. 291/pp. 1089-1094</ref> '''County seat:''' Parker Arizona.<ref name="HBG" /> This county named for the town of La Paz, Arizona. Look for records in [http://www.co.la-paz.az.us/ La Paz] and [http://www.co.yuma.az.us/ Yuma] counties.
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'''27 Apr 1983''' - Arizona created [[La Paz County, Arizona|La Paz County]] from the northern half of [[Yuma County, Arizona Genealogy|Yuma County]].<ref>Ariz. Laws 1983, 36th assy., ch. 291/pp. 1089-1094</ref> '''County seat:''' Parker Arizona.<ref name="HBG" /> This county named for the town of La Paz, Arizona. Look for records in [http://www.co.la-paz.az.us/ La Paz] and [http://www.co.yuma.az.us/ Yuma] 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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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Maricopa County, Arizona|Maricopa County, Arizona]]  
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*[[Maricopa County, Arizona Genealogy|Maricopa County, Arizona]]  
*[[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County, Arizona]]  
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*[[Mohave County, Arizona Genealogy|Mohave County, Arizona]]  
*[[Yavapai County, Arizona|Yavapai County, Arizona]]  
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*[[Yavapai County, Arizona Genealogy|Yavapai County, Arizona]]  
*[[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma County, Arizona]]
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*[[Yuma County, Arizona Genealogy|Yuma County, Arizona]]  
*[[Imperial County, California|Imperial County, California]]  
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*[[Imperial County, California Genealogy|Imperial County, California]]  
*[[Riverside County, California|Riverside County, California]]  
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*[[Riverside County, California Genealogy|Riverside County, California]]  
*[[San Bernardino County, California|San Bernardino County, California]]
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*[[San Bernardino County, California Genealogy|San Bernardino County, California]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{AZ Cemeteries Intro|La Paz}}
  
[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=7 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of La Paz, 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=174&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
  
[http://arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=7 &nbsp;Arizona Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project]<br>  
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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azlapaz/cemeteries.htm AZGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/az/lapaz/cemetery.html AZGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arizona/lapaz.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Arizonagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=7 Arizona Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*{{FHL|734271|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+La+Paz+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=174 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=LaPaz&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 La Paz  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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{{AZ Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
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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:Azlapaz.png|thumb|right|300px|Azlapaz.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|La+Paz}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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{{AZ Probate Intro|La Paz}}
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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  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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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*'''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  ===
  
 
Parker Area Historical Society <br>1214 California Ave. <br>Parker, AZ 85344-1500 <br>Telephone 928-669-8077 <br>Hours 10-2 Thurs. &amp; Fri.  
 
Parker Area Historical Society <br>1214 California Ave. <br>Parker, AZ 85344-1500 <br>Telephone 928-669-8077 <br>Hours 10-2 Thurs. &amp; Fri.  
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<br>[http://www.quartzsitemuseum.com/ Quartzsite Historical Society ]<br>161 W. Main St. Quartzsite, AZ 85346 <br>Telephone 928-927-5229 <br>Summer Hours: 9am - 11 am Thursdays <br>Winter Hours: November - March Wed-Sun 10am to 3pm <br><br><br>  
 
<br>[http://www.quartzsitemuseum.com/ Quartzsite Historical Society ]<br>161 W. Main St. Quartzsite, AZ 85346 <br>Telephone 928-927-5229 <br>Summer Hours: 9am - 11 am Thursdays <br>Winter Hours: November - March Wed-Sun 10am to 3pm <br><br><br>  
  
== Family History Centers  ==
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=== Family History Centers  ===
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]  
  
 
[[Parker Arizona Family History Center|'''Parker Arizona''']]<br>1416 Riata Ave<br>Parker, La Paz, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 520-669-2700<br>  
 
[[Parker Arizona Family History Center|'''Parker Arizona''']]<br>1416 Riata Ave<br>Parker, La Paz, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 520-669-2700<br>  
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[[Quartzsite Arizona Family History Center|'''Quartzsite Arizona''']]<br>455 S Riggles Rd<br>Quartzsite, La Paz, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-927-9636<br>  
 
[[Quartzsite Arizona Family History Center|'''Quartzsite Arizona''']]<br>455 S Riggles Rd<br>Quartzsite, La Paz, Arizona, United States<br>Telephone: 928-927-9636<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/lapaz-county/ La Paz 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+La+Paz|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Arizona%2C+La+Paz|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/La_Paz/ La Paz County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/La_Paz/ La Paz County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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=== References  ===
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:40, 23 August 2017

United States
Arizona
La Paz County

Guide to La Paz County, Arizona ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

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Wikipedia
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La Paz County, Arizona
Map
Map of Arizona highlighting La Paz County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 2, 1982
County Seat Parker
Courthouse
ArizonaLaPazCourthouse.jpg
Address 1316 Kofa Ave
Suite 607

Parker, AZ 85344


County Information

La Paz County, Arizona Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1983 1860 1983 1983

County Courthouse 

La Paz County Courthouse
1108 Joshua Avenue
Parker, AZ 85344-6477

Clerk Superior Court has marriage, divorce, probate and
court records County Recorder has land records  Parent County [2]

Description

The County was named from the Spanish word for "the peace", and is taken from the early settlement (now ghost town) of La Paz along the Colorado River. The County has Parker as it's seat and the County was created January 1, 1983. The County is located in the west central area of the state.[3]

History

Parent County

27 Apr 1983 - Arizona created La Paz County from the northern half of Yuma County.[12] County seat: Parker Arizona.[2] This county named for the town of La Paz, Arizona. Look for records in La Paz and Yuma 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

Alamo Crossing (hist.) Cienega Springs Love Pioneer Swansea
Bluewater Desert Wells McVay Planet Utting
Bouse Ehrenberg Midway Plomosa Vicksburg
Brenda Harcuvar Olive City (hist.) Poston Vicksburg Junction
Bush Pit Hope Parker Quartzsite Wenden
Cibola La Paz (hist.) Parker Strip Salome









Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of La Paz, 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 La Paz County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing La Paz 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.

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 La Paz 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 La Paz 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, La Paz - 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

Parker Area Historical Society
1214 California Ave.
Parker, AZ 85344-1500
Telephone 928-669-8077
Hours 10-2 Thurs. & Fri.


Quartzsite Historical Society
161 W. Main St. Quartzsite, AZ 85346
Telephone 928-927-5229
Summer Hours: 9am - 11 am Thursdays
Winter Hours: November - March Wed-Sun 10am to 3pm


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

Parker Arizona
1416 Riata Ave
Parker, La Paz, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 520-669-2700

Quartzsite Arizona
455 S Riggles Rd
Quartzsite, La Paz, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-927-9636

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. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Paz County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "La Paz, Arizona," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Paz_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. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292
  7. 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.
  8. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  12. Ariz. Laws 1983, 36th assy., ch. 291/pp. 1089-1094