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Maricopa County, Arizona

Maricopa County was established on February 14, 1871 from parts of Pima County and Yavapai County.

The Maricopa County Seat is situated in Phoenix plus the county government website is

Areas neighboring Maricopa County actually are La Paz CountyYuma CountyPima CountyPinal CountyGila CountyYavapai County.

Maricopa 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 Maricopa 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.

Maricopa County does have Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 18801890 (fragment, see below), 1900191019201930 and 1940.

Maricopa Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Maricopa Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1880. Maricopa Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You’ll find free online and also printable census forms to aid with your research.

Maricopa County Society and Family History Resources

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

Maricopa County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist frequently fail to notice the benefits of Maricopa 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 Maricopa 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.

  • Maricopa County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 201 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
    • Phone: (602) 506-3730
  • Maricopa County Clerk of Superior Court
    • Marriage and Divorce Records: 1871
    • Probate Records: 1871
    • Court Records: 1878
  • Maricopa County Recorder
    • Land Records: 1871

Maricopa County Links

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

Maricopa Co. AZ Books, Newspapers & Publications

Maricopa Co. AZ Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Maricopa Co. AZ Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Maricopa Co. AZ Census Records

Maricopa Co. AZ Cemeteries & Church Records

Maricopa Co. AZ Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Maricopa Co. AZ General and History Websites

Maricopa Co. AZ Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Maricopa Co. AZ Military Records

Maricopa Co. AZ Schools & Directories