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Hand and keyboard.jpg Arizona
Online Records

Navajo County, Arizona
Map of Arizona highlighting Navajo County
Location in the state of Arizona
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arizona
Location of Arizona in the U.S.
Founded March 21, 1895
County Seat Holbrook
Address 100 East Carter

P.O. Box 668
Holbrook, AZ 86025

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Navajo County, Arizona

County Courthouse

Navajo County Arizona
P O Box 668
Holbrook, Az 86025-0668
Phone: 520-524-4000

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


Udall, Don T. Udall Family Papers. 1946. Correspondence, family history manuscripts, photographs, and a "Record of Protests" ledger relating to Don Udall's service as Navajo County Superior Court Judge, and his family and genealogy. Correspondence, from his service as Judge, deals with routine matters such as employment, juvenile correction, adoptions, divorce, petitions for release from jury duty, assistance in obtaining probation, and state and local politics. There are manuscripts about the Udall and Patterson families as well as a history of the Holbrook Lions Club. There is a photograph of Don Udall. The alphabetical "Record of Protests" ledger lists protests over import duty rates for goods imported from Mexico; it gives name, type of material imported, means of transport into the country, and statement of resolution, 1923-1959. WorldCat 43080690

Parent County

  • 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.
  • In 1846 - New Mexico Territory was setup, it included land that later would become Arizona.
  • In 1852 - New Mexico Territory created counties that stretched east and west from the Texas border to the California border, including land that became Arizona. Land in present-day Navajo County, Arizona was once part of Taos, Rio Arriba, Santa Ana, Bernalillo, Valencia, and Socorro counties of New Mexico.[2] [3] Records during this period may have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.
  • In 1863 -  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. One of those counties was Yavapai county which covered the land that later became Navajo county.

21 March 1895 - Navajo County was created  from Apache County. County seat: Holbrook [4]

Boundary Changes

See Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona showing dates the jurisdictions were created and where. This will help in determining what jurisdiction your ancestor lived in and where the records are now located.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Allens Camp East Fork Keams Canyon Pinetop Smoke Signal
Aponi-vi First Mesa Kokopnyama Pintop-Lakeside Snowflake
Aripine Goodwater Kykotsmovi Pink Arrow Sponseller
Arntz Grasshopper Kykotsmovi Village Pinon Sunset City (hist.)
Baby Rocks Greasewood Lake of the Woods Pivahn-hon-kya-pi Sun Valley
Bacavi Hano Lakeside Polacca Taylor
Bell Hard Rocks Linden Rosedale Heights Tees Toh
Betatakin Overlook Headquarters Low Mountain Saint Joseph Tewa
Brigham City (hist.) Heber Mahtson-pi Seba Dalkai Toreva
Burton Hibbard Manila Second Mesa Tsegi
Buzzard Gulch Holbrook Holbrook, Arizona Mishongnovi Sevenmile Twin Buttes
Castle Butte Hotevilla Mumurva Shongopovi Walpi
Cedar Springs Hotevilla-Bacavi Na Ah Tee Shonto Wepo Village
Chakpahu Huk Ovi Navajo Gospel Mission Show Low West Winslow
Chilchinbito Indian Pine Nesuftanga Shumway White Cone
Cibecue Indian Wells Old Shongopavi (hist.) Shungopavi Whiteriver
Cibecue Creek Jeddito Oraibi Sichomovi Winslow
Clay Springs Joseph City Overgaard Silver Creek Woodruff
Clearview Heights Kawaika-A Penzance Sipaulovi Zeniff
Dilkon Kayenta Pinedale

Neighboring Counties


  • Great Register of Navajo County, Arizona Territory. Navajo County [Ariz.]: County Recorder, 1800. WorldCat 71332919



For tips on accessing Navajo County, Arizona Genealogy census records online, see: Arizona Census.


LDS Ward and Branch Records: Clay Springs, Heber, Holbrook, Joseph City, Lakeside, Linden, Pinedale, Showlow, Shumway, Snowflake, Taylor, Winslow and Woodruff .



Recorded documents can be search online. Searchable documents exist starting in 1989. Unofficial images are available starting in 1995. To search for older documents requires a visit to

   Navajo County AZ Recorders Office
   PO Box 668
   100 E Code Talkers Dr
   Holbrook AZ 86025
   Phone: 928-524-4190

Local Histories

Journal of May Louise Hunt Larsen of Snowflake AZ. Journal kept between 1894 and 1943.






Vital Records

Arellano, Fay Louise Smith. Arizona Territorial Marriages. Navajo County, 1895-1912. Mesa, AZ: Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, 2001. WorldCat 49016868

393 marriages from 13 May 1895 to 15 Feb 1912 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Navajo County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 473 >br. Holbrook, AZ 86025
Telephone 928-524-6558
Hours 8-5 daily

Show Low Historical Society
541 E. Deuce of Clubs St.
Show Low, AZ 85902
Telephone 928-532-7115 Hours 1-5 Tues.-Fri.; 10-2 Sat., April 15-Oct. 20

Family History Centers

Introduction to Family History Centers

Holbrook Arizona
1127 Helen Ave
Holbrook, Navajo, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-524-6663

Polacca Arizona
State Route 264
Polacca, Navajo, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 520-737-2505

Show Low Arizona
1401 W Deuce of Clubs
Show Low, Navajo, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-537-2331

Snowflake Arizona
284 W 1st N
Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-536-7430

Winslow Arizona
205 W Lee St
Winslow, Navajo, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-289-5496

Woodruff Arizona
Main St & 1st St
Woodruff, Navajo, Arizona, United States
Telephone: 928-524-2798

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

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Navajo County, Arizona p. 56. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 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.
  3. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).