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Yavapai County, Arizona

Yavapai County was established on  December 21, 1864.

The Yavapai County Seat is situated in Prescott plus the county government website is

Areas neighboring Yavapai County actually are Mohave CountyLa Paz CountyMaricopa CountyGila CountyCoconino County (north/northeast).

Yavapai 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 Yavapai 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.

Yavapai County does have Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 187018801890 (fragment, see below), 1900191019201930 and 1940.

Yavapai Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Yavapai Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Yavapai Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You’ll find free online and also printable census forms to aid with your research.

Yavapai County Society and Family History Resources

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

Yavapai County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist frequently fail to notice the benefits of Yavapai 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 Yavapai 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.

  • Yavapai County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 120 S Cortez St, Prescott, AZ 86303
    • Phone: (928) 777-3064
  • Yavapai County Clerk of Superior Court
    • Marriage and Divorce Records: 1865
    • Probate Records: 1864
    • Court Records: 1865
  • Yavapai County Recorder
    • Land Records: 1864

Yavapai County Links

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

Yavapai Co. AZ Books, Newspapers & Publications

Yavapai Co. AZ Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Yavapai Co. AZ Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Yavapai Co. AZ Census Records

Yavapai Co. AZ Cemeteries & Church Records

Yavapai Co. AZ Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Yavapai Co. AZ General and History Websites

Yavapai Co. AZ Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Yavapai Co. AZ Military Records

Yavapai Co. AZ Schools & Directories