Guide to Cochise County, Arizona ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records. The County was named from the legendary Chiricahua Apache war chief Cochise. The County has Bisbee as its seat and the County was created February 1, The County is located in the southeast area of the state.
Clerk Superior Court has marriage divorce, probate and court records County Records has land records . We are open from 8 a. Monday through Friday, except for government holidays.
Many of our older records are stored in an upstairs Archives Section. There may be a wait of up to an hour when asked to retrieve these records so please be prepared for this.
The Clerk of the Superior Court officially maintains all civil, domestic, criminal, juvenile and probate records. The Clerk takes and transcribes all court minutes for all court proceedings; is the Registrar of Probate matters; issues and records marriage s. The second major duty concerns elections since the County Recorder is also the registrar of voters for the county.
This involves maintaining the county register, conducting early voting, verifying petition atures, lists for political parties and candidates, and jury lists.
The County is comprised of 6, square miles, with the City of Bisbee serving as the County seat since See also 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 a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county: . Church records and the information they provide vary ificantly 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. David, San Pedro and Whitewater. List of Churches and Church Parishes.
Justice Court No. Haskell Ave. Records are available for you to research in person, free of charge at the courthouse in Bisbee.
Our records index is available electronically, for certain case types, dating back to Arrivals at Ajo are interfiled with those from Lukeville and Sonoyta Sonoita on rolls 1 and 2 in four record series: 1 index to manifests of aliens admitted for permanent residence, Jan. Series 1, 3, and 4 are alphabetically arranged. Series 2 is chronologically arranged, but is indexed by Series 1.
Arrivals at Aros Ranch, Feb. Arrivals at Lochiel, July-Dec. Arrivals at Lukeville are interfiled with those from Ajo and Sonoyta Sonoita on rolls 1 and 2 in four record series: 1 index to manifests of aliens admitted for permanent residence, Jan.
Arrivals at Naco, July Juneare on rolls 1 through 5. A, Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Naco, Arizona, 18 rolls - "Reproduces overindex cards and related manifests in four record series: 1 index to statistical manifests, nonstatistical manifests, and agricultural laborer manifests all interfiled; 2 statistical manifests, May June ; 3 manifests of aliens admitted for permanent residence, July ca. Series 2 is chronologically arranged but is indexed by Series 1. Arrivals at Nogales, Sept.
M, Index and Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Nogales, Arizona, 74 rolls - "Reproduces overmanifests and related index cards of alien arrivals in four record series: 1 index to statistical manifests interfiled with nonstatistical manifests, ca. M, Manifests and Alien Arrivals at San Luis, Arizona, July 24, December 2 rolls - "Reproduces over 7, records of arrival manifests in two alphabetically-arranged record series: 1 aliens admitted for permanent residence and 2 aliens admitted for temporary visits.
Series 1, 3, and 4 are alphabetically-arranged; series 2 is chronologically-arranged but indexed by series 1; and series 5 is unarranged.
Arrivals at Sonoyta Sonoita are interfiled with those from Ajo and Lukeville on rolls 1 and 2 in four record series: 1 index to manifests of aliens admitted for permanent residence, Jan. 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. The Cochise County Recorder has records of land transactions going back to the founding of the county in Records from to the present can be searched online.
If you visit the offices, there is no charge to search, except for copies. Most of the land in Arizona was originally obtained from the US federal government by a patent.
These General Land Office Records are available and searchable free of charge. The minimum information needed for a search is the state where the land is located and the name of the person receiving the patent. Surveys and Land Status Records can also be searched here.
Local histories are available for Cochise 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 section Arizona Local Histories. Images of America: Willcox. Arcadia Publishing, Schultz, Vernon B.
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From to during the territorial period, probate records of Arizona were kept by the probate courts of New Mexico. Then untilthe 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. The Cochise County Historical Journal.
Selection of Research Guides ". Vital Records consist of birthsadoptions, marriagesdivorces, 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 Servicesthe county clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.
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