Yuma County, Arizona
Yuma County was established on December 21, 1864.
Yuma 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 Yuma 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.
Yuma County does have Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1870, 1880, 1890 (fragment, see below), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.
Yuma Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Yuma Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Yuma Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You’ll find free online and also printable census forms to aid with your research.
Yuma County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Yuma County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- Arizona Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Arizona State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Arizona Historical Society–Rio Colorado Division, Yuma, 140 Madison Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364; (928) 782-1841
- Genealogical Society of Yuma Arizona, P.O. Box 2905, Yuma, AZ 85366-2905
- Northern Arizona Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 695, Prescott, AZ 86302
- Quechan Tribal Museum, PO Box 1899 Yuma, Arizona 85366
- Yuma County Library District
- Yuma County, Arizona Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Yuma County, Arizona Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Yuma County (usgwarchives.net)
Yuma County Courthouse and Government Records
Genealogist frequently fail to notice the benefits of Yuma 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 Yuma 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.
- Yuma County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 168 S 2nd Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364
- Phone: (928) 817-4200
- Yuma County Clerk of Superior Court
- Marriage and Divorce Records: 1864
- Probate Records: 1864
- Court Records: 1864
- Yuma County Recorder
- Land Records: 1864
Yuma County Links
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Yuma County. Feel free to furnish your own favorite Yuma County genealogy or family history associated sites.