On Monday, July 13, Congressman Paul Gosar visited the Yavapai County Records Management and Research Center located at 918 Prosser Lane. What he discovered was a wealth of information about Yavapai County all available to the public at no charge. The office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and the only cost to visitors are for copies made.
Some of the things anyone visiting the Research Center can find include property deeds recorded before 1973, which can be helpful when researching a properties history or the effects of the nuclear testing that took place in Nevada and the resulting Downwinders case.
Other documents include Mining claims back to the 1800’s, recorded land records, Board of Supervisor meeting minutes from 1864-1980, and samples of brands that were kept as the official record of ownership, just to name a few. There are many books that you can look through of old maps and the staff working there is very helpful and knowledgeable about Yavapai County and its history.
If you are looking for information about Yavapai County and its fascinating history the Yavapai County Records Management and Research Center is where you need to go.