Mohave County, Arizona Genealogy
|Mohave County, Arizona|
Location in the state of Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
|Founded||November 9, 1864|
|Address|| 401 E. Spring Street|
P.O. Box 7000
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 Places/Localities
- 3 Resources
- 4 Societies and Libraries
- 5 Family History Centers
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Mohave County Courthouse
401 East Spring St
Kingman, Az 86041
Clerk Superior Court has marriage recrods from 1888,
Divorce, Probate and Court Records from 1850
County Records land records 
Mohave County is located in the northwest corner of Arizona, the county seat is Kingman, and it also contains the somewhat newer 'river city' known as Bullhead City, which is across the Colorado River from Laughlin, Nevada. Hoover Dam is also partly included in the county due to it being built to dam the Colorado River to create Lake Mead. The word 'Mohave' is a variant spelling of 'Mojave'.
- Until 1821 - New Spain controlled land that later would become Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
- In 1821 - Mexico obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become Arizona. Records of this period may have been sent to 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. Look for records in the National Archives and Records Administration, the Mexico Archives and the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.
- 4 July 1848 - In the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, Mexico ceded part of present day Arizona. This included all the land in present day Mohave County. Look for records in the National Archives and Records Administration, the Mexico Archives and the 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 Mohave County, Arizona was once part of Taos, Rio Arriba, Santa Ana, Bernalillo, Valencia, and Socorro counties of New Mexico.   Look for records in Dona Ana County, Socorro County, Bernalillo, Rio Arriba, Taos, and Valencia counties.
- 24 Feb 1863 - The US created the Arizona Territory from the western half of New Mexico Territory. All previous counties were discontinued for this new territory. Look for records in the Arizona State Library and New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
- 22 December 1865 - the northern part of Mohave County was removed by Arizona to create Pah-Ute County.
- 5 May 1866 - a large portion of Pah-Ute county and a smaller portion of Mohave county was given to Nevada by the US government.
- 18 February 1871 - The remainder of Pah-Ute County was restored to Mohave County.
- 6 Mar 1883 - part of Yavapai County north of the Colorado River and west of Kanab Wash was transferred to Mohave County.
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.
- Clark County, Nevada
- Coconino, Arizona
- Kane County, Utah
- La Paz, Arizona
- Lincoln County, Nevada
- San Bernardino County, California
- Washington County, Utah
- Yavapai, Arizona
- Beaver Dam Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Arizona
- Chloride Cemetery in Mohave, Arizona. Short distance east of US 93 northwest of Kingman
- Desert Lawn Cemetery in Mohave Valley, Arizona. (Mohave Valley along SR-68, is strung out for more than fifteen miles along that highway, just northwest of Kingman).
- Littlefield Cemetery in Littlefield, Arizona. At interchange of I-15 and County Road 91 (road not named on freeway signs but may be the old US-91 highway).
For tips on accessing Mohave County, Arizona Genealogy census records online, see: Arizona Census.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- Mt. Trumbull
Recorded Land Records from 1 January 1970 to the present may be search online.
All Recorded Land Records may be searched at
700 W. Beale Street
Kingman, AZ 86402-0070
Mohave County Miner (Mineral Park, A.T. [Ariz.]) 1882-1918 is availble for free Online viewing.
395 marriages from 1 Jun 1866 to 26 Jun 1907 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.
Societies and Libraries
Lake Havasu Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 953
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405-0953
Mohave County Genealogical Society
400 W. Beale St
Kingman, AZ 86401
Family History Centers
3180 Rutherford St
Kingman, Mohave, Arizona, United States
Lake Havasu City Arizona
504 N Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, Mohave, Arizona, United States
These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
- AZGenWeb Mohave County project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Mohave County, Arizona Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mohave County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- Williams 108-110
- U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A
- 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.
- Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
- N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 292
- U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Howell Code, Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy., ch. 2/ pp. 24-25