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Cochise County, Arizona

Cochise County was established on  January 3, 1881 from Pima County.

The Cochise County Seat is situated in Bisbee plus the county government website is

Areas neighboring Cochise County actually are Santa Cruz CountyPima CountyGraham CountyGreenlee CountyHidalgo County, New Mexico, Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Naco, Sonora, Mexico, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico.

Cochise County vital records can be found at the Arizona Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Arizona for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Cochise County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Arizona Birth Certificate and Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Cochise County does have Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1890 (fragment, see below), 1900191019201930 and 1940.

Cochise Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You’ll find free online and also printable census forms to aid with your research.

Cochise County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Cochise County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Cochise County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist frequently fail to notice the benefits of Cochise County court, probate, and land records as a useful resource of family history and genealogy details. Hidden away in Arizona courthouses and archives just about everywhere tend to be the aspirations and frustrations of the many Arizona people. The possibilities are excellent that your potential ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least some factors of their lives in the Cochise County court records. Even if your forebears is not brought up in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods which often can have lead to her or him appearing in court records.

  • Cochise County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 Quality Hill Rd, Bisbee, AZ 85603
    • Phone: (520) 803-3300
  • Cochise County Clerk of Superior Court
    • Marriage and Divorce Records: 1881
    • Probate Records: 1880
    • Court Records: 1881
  • Cochise County Recorder
    • Land Records: 1866

Cochise County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Cochise County. Feel free to furnish your own favorite Cochise County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Cochise Co. AZ Books, Newspapers & Publications

Cochise Co. AZ Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Cochise Co. AZ Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Cochise Co. AZ Census Records

Cochise Co. AZ Cemeteries & Church Records

Cochise Co. AZ Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Cochise Co. AZ General and History Websites

Cochise Co. AZ Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cochise Co. AZ Military Records

Cochise Co. AZ Schools & Directories