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Gila County, Arizona

Gila County was established on February 8, 1881 from Parts of Maricopa County and Pinal County.

The Gila County Seat is situated in Globe plus the county government website is

Areas neighboring Gila County actually are Yavapai CountyMaricopa CountyPinal CountyGraham CountyNavajo County (east, northeast), Coconino County.

Gila 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 Gila 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.

Gila 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.

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

Gila County Society and Family History Resources

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

Gila County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist frequently fail to notice the benefits of Gila 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 Gila 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.

  • Gila County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 714 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541
    • Phone: (928) 474-3978
  • Gila County Clerk of Superior Court
    • Marriage and Divorce Records: 1889
    • Probate Records: 1881
    • Court Records: 1881
  • Gila County Recorder
    • Land Records: 1881

Gila County Links

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

Gila Co. AZ Books, Newspapers & Publications

Gila Co. AZ Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Gila Co. AZ Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Gila Co. AZ Census Records

Gila Co. AZ Cemeteries & Church Records

Gila Co. AZ Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Gila Co. AZ General and History Websites

Gila Co. AZ Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Gila Co. AZ Military Records

Gila Co. AZ Schools & Directories