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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Archuleta County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Archuleta County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.archuletacounty.org/ Archuleta County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;PO Box 1507 <br>Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-1507; <br>Phone 970.264.5633<br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
County Clerk has marriage and death records from 1886<br>and land records from 1885; Clerk District Court has divorce, <br>probate, court and adoption records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97, Archuleta County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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|organized=  14 April 1885
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|county seat= Pagosa Springs
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|parent county= [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos]]
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|county2= [[Hinsdale County, Colorado Genealogy|Hinsdale]]
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|county3= [[La Plata County, Colorado Genealogy|La Plata]]
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|county4= [[Mineral County, Colorado Genealogy|Mineral]]
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|county5= [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy|Rio Arriba (NM)]]
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|county6= [[Rio Grande County, Colorado Genealogy|Rio Grande]]
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|county7= [[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Juan (NM)]]</br><center>[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
== Quick Facts  ==
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=== Description ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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The County was named for J. M. Archuleta. The County has Pagosa Springs as its seat and the County was created April 14, 1885. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Archuleta, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archuleta_County,_Colorado 6/27/2017.</ref>
  
*'''Before 1861''' the extreme southeast tip of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Archuleta}}
  
:*'''9 January 1852''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>  
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'''Archuleta County Courthouse'''<br>PO Box 1507 <br>Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-1507 <br>Phone: 970.264.5633<br>[http://www.archuletacounty.org/ Archuleta County Website]<br><br>
:*'''28 February 1861''' it was transferred to [[Colorado]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> <ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref> (1 Nov 1861 [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.</ref>
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County Clerk has marriage and death records from 1886 and land records from 1885;<br> Clerk District Court has divorce, probate, court and adoption records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97,  Archuleta County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
:*'''7 November 1861''' the name was changed from [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe County]] to [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos County]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Guadalupe County, Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_County,_Colorado_Territory (accessed 23 June 2012).</ref>
 
::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
 
  
*'''14 April 1885:''' Archuleta County was created from [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]] County.; '''County seat: '''Pagosa Springs.<ref name="HBG" />
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=== Archuleta County, Colorado Record Dates  ===
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{{CO Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Archuleta County, Colorado. Page 97 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 92.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1892
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1886
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1886
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Archuleta}}
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*'''Parent County:''' On 14 April 1885, Archuleta County was created from [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos County]]
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*'''County seat:''' Pagosa Springs<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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*'''Before 1861:''' Before 1861, the extreme southeast tip of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
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*'''1852:''' On 9 January 1852, it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>
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*'''1861:''' On 28 February 1861, it was transferred to the newly created [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado Territory]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> <ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref> Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation, see [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]].
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*'''1861:''' On 1 Nov 1861, the Colorado Assembly created [[Guadalupe County, Colorado Genealogy|Guadalupe County]]<ref>''Handybook'', 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.</ref>
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*'''1861:''' On 7 November 1861, the name was changed from [[Guadalupe County, Colorado Genealogy|Guadalupe County]] to [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos County]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Guadalupe County, Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_County,_Colorado_Territory (accessed 23 June 2012).</ref>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
  
*[[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]]
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*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]]
 
*[[La Plata County, Colorado|La Plata]]
 
*[[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]]
 
*[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba County, New Mexico]]
 
*[[Rio Grande County, Colorado|Rio Grande]]
 
*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan County, New Mexico]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Archuleta}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Archuleta County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archuleta_County,_Colorado, accessed May 12, 2017.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagosa_Springs,_Colorado Pagosa_Springs]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Archuleta}}
  
==== Census  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Archuleta}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Archuleta}}
  
==== Church History and Records ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Archuleta}}
  
==== Court Records  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Archuleta}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Archuleta}}
  
==== History ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Archuleta County, Colorado''' online and in print</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=7&GScnty=244&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://cogenweb.com/archuleta/cemeteries/cemeteries.htm COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/archuleta.htm#cemeteries COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/archuleta.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=4&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Archuleta%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3A+cemetary+Archuleta+County%2C+Colorado&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
==== Maps  ====
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=244 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Colorado&county=Archuleta# Billion Graves]
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Archuleta}}
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archuleta_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |826
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|1900 |2117
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|1910 |3302
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|1920 |3590
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|1930 |3204
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|1940 |3806
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|1950 |3030
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|1960 |2629
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|1970 |2733
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|1980 |3664
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|1990 |5345
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|2000 |9898
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|2010 |12084
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Colorado was included in the 1860 Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories Censuses
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Colorado Territory Census
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*'''1885''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807096 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6837 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images<br>
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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The 1880 Census was the first Federal Census for Colorado after it became a state in 1876.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Colorado Census]].<br>
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*'''1860-1940''' Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=378&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Colorado%22%20%2Bsubject%3ACensus FamilySearch.org] — index/images
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Archuleta}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Presbyterian Church''<br>
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*'''1743-1970''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61048 U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1743-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Archuleta}}
  
[http://pagosa.colibraries.org/ &nbsp;Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library] Document<br>Upper San Juan Library District<br>811 San Juan Street<br>Pagosa Springs, CO 81147<br>Telephone: (970) 264-2209<br>[http://www.pagosamuseum.org/acgs.htm Archuleta County Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 1611<br>Pagosa Springs, Co 81147<br>[http://www.pagosamuseum.org/ San Juan Historical Society]<br>P. O. Box 1711<br>Pagosa Springs, CO 81147<br><br>
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Numerous records are available at [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Archives]. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.
  
==== &nbsp;Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Archuleta}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado DPA Land Records] - Index only; Choose ''Record Type,'' and search either "Land Patents" or "Land Records."<br>
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
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*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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*'''1862-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3313 Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index only<br>
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For more information see [[Colorado Land and Property]]<br>
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|Archuleta}}
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{{CO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{CO Archuleta County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties<br>
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Archuleta}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Colorado. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Colorado Military Records|Colorado Military Records]].<br>
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''All Veterans''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Veterans Grave Registration Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Military - Grave<br>
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''Civil War''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Civil War Casualties Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Civil War Casualty<br>
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*'''1861-1865''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Volunteers Transcript of Record Index (1861-1865)] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Transcript of Record<br>
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''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
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*'''1898''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Volunteers in the Spanish American War, 1898] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Span-Am War Soldiers<br>
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''World War I''<br>
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*'''1916-1919''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Denver War Risk Insurance Applicants, 1916-1919] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, War Risk Insurance<br>
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*'''1917-1922''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives World War I Civilian Service Questionnaires, 1917-1922] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, WWI Questionnaire<br>
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5442 Colorado Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com/] — ($), index<br>
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*'''1966 & 1968''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Vietnam War Casualties - June-December 1966 & January-December 1968] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Vietnam Deaths<br>
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For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|Archuleta}}
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1868-1990''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61194 Colorado, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($); Index and images<br>
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*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Archuleta}}
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''Colorado Newspapers Online''
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co Colorado Online Historical Newspapers online] - in the [https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection] by the Colorado State Library
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Colorado/Default.aspx?category=38&ldf=2 Colorado Newspapers] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($)
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/colorado GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/colorado/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Colorado newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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*'''1890-1900''' - ''Pagosa Springs News'' online at [http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection] - free.<ref name="colo">Colorado Online Historical Newspapers, https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co, accessed 19 July 2013.</ref>
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''Colorado Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{CO Obituaries Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{CO Other Records Intro|Archuleta}}
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'''''Public Records'''''<br>
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 +
Numerous records are available at [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Archives]. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select.  The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{CO Periodicals Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CO Probate Intro|Archuleta}}
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'''Online Records
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*'''1875 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{CO Schools Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{CO Tax Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|Archuleta}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Archuleta}}
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 +
Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. <ref name="registrar">Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov</ref>
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==== Marriage ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Archuleta}}
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1809-2011''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]<br>
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*'''1853-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1862-2006''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61366 Colorado, County Marriages and State Indexes, 1862-2006] at [http://http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
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==== Death ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Archuleta}}
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
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==== Divorce ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Archuleta}}
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1851-1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60927 Colorado, Divorce Index, 1851-1985] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($); Index only<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2043439|Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images of original index<br>
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{CO Archives Intro|Archuleta}}
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{{CO Archives}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Pagosa Springs Colorado Branch Family History Center]]
 
*[[Pagosa Springs Colorado Branch Family History Center]]
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{CO Libraries Intro|Archuleta}}
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 +
'''Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library'''<br>Upper San Juan Library District<br>811 San Juan Street<br>Pagosa Springs, CO 81147<br>Telephone: (970) 264-2209<br>[http://pagosa.colibraries.org/ Website]
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 +
=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|Archuleta}}
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|Archuleta}}
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'''Archuleta County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1611<br>Pagosa Springs, Co 81147
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 +
'''San Juan Historical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 1711<br>Pagosa Springs, CO 81147<br>[http://www.pagosamuseum.org/ Website]
  
*[http://cogenweb.com/archuleta/index.htm Archuleta County COGenWeb]  
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== Websites ==
*{{FHL|205247|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{CO Websites Intro|Archuleta}}
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*[http://cogenweb.com/archuleta/index.htm Archuleta County COGenWeb]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205247|Colorado|Archuleta}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Archuleta/ Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Archuleta/ Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Archuleta}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
{{reflist}} {{Colorado|Colorado}}  
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{{Colorado|Colorado}}
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Latest revision as of 21:50, 18 October 2017

United States
Colorado
Archuleta County

Guide to Archuleta County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Pagosa Springs
Organized: 14 April 1885
Parent County(s): Conejos [1]
Neighboring Counties
Conejos  • Hinsdale  • La Plata  • Mineral  • Rio Arriba (NM)  • Rio Grande  • San Juan (NM)
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoArchuletaCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado Archuleta County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for J. M. Archuleta. The County has Pagosa Springs as its seat and the County was created April 14, 1885. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Archuleta County Courthouse
PO Box 1507
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-1507
Phone: 970.264.5633
Archuleta County Website

County Clerk has marriage and death records from 1886 and land records from 1885;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate, court and adoption records.[3]

Archuleta County, Colorado Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1892 1886 1886 1886 1885 1886 1860

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes


Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[12]

Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Archuleta County, Colorado online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Colorado Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

In 1860, present-day Colorado was enumerated in the Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories. Colorado Territory was created in 1861 and was enumerated as such in the 1870 Census. A state census was taken in 1885 for Colorado.[13] See links listed below.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 826
1900 2,117 156.3%
1910 3,302 56.0%
1920 3,590 8.7%
1930 3,204 −10.8%
1940 3,806 18.8%
1950 3,030 −20.4%
1960 2,629 −13.2%
1970 2,733 4.0%
1980 3,664 34.1%
1990 5,345 45.9%
2000 9,898 85.2%
2010 12,084 22.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State and Territory Census Records

Federal Census Records

The 1880 Census was the first Federal Census for Colorado after it became a state in 1876.[14] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Colorado Census.

  • 1860-1940 Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at FamilySearch.org — index/images

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Colorado denominations, view the Colorado Church Records wiki page.

Online Church Records
Presbyterian Church

Court Records

Numerous records are available at Colorado Archives. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Colorado Land and Property for additional information about early Colorado land grants.

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where current records are also housed.


Online Land Records

For more information see Colorado Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

La Plata CountySan Juan CountyHinsdale CountyMineral CountySaguache CountyRio Grande CountyConejos CountyCO ARCHULETA.JPG
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Click a neighboring county
for more resources



Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Colorado. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Colorado Military Records.

All Veterans

Civil War

Spanish-American War (1898)

World War I

Vietnam War

For further information see Colorado Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Records

Newspapers

For more information, see Colorado Newspapers.

Colorado Newspapers Online

Colorado Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper


Obituaries

Other Records

Public Records

Numerous records are available at Colorado Archives. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.

Periodicals

Probate Records

Probate records have been kept by the county courts. Colorado probate records include bonds, affidavits, letters, claims, appraisals, fee accounts, minutes, judgments, dockets, calendars, case files, and wills. The Family History Library does not have copies of probate records from Colorado.

You may obtain copies of documents from the clerk's office in the county courthouse.


Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

Colorado tax records complement land records and can be used as supplements to censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records. To find tax records in the FamilySearch Catalog, do a Place Search for the county.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Vital Records Section Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Colorado.

Birth

Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. [16]

Marriage

Online Records

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [16]

Divorce

Online Records

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy in this online database Archives Search. For a full list of online holdings, click here.
(Statewide)
1880-1939 Divorce Index
1883-1900 Mine Accidents, Non - fatal
1897-1920 Horseshoers
1936-1942 Civilian Conservation Corps Enrollments
1966-1968 Vietnam Deaths

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library
Upper San Juan Library District
811 San Juan Street
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Telephone: (970) 264-2209
Website

Museums

Societies

Archuleta County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1611
Pagosa Springs, Co 81147

San Juan Historical Society
P. O. Box 1711
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Archuleta, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archuleta_County,_Colorado 6/27/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97, Archuleta County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Archuleta County, Colorado. Page 97 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 92.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  7. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  9. Adrian B. Ettlinger, AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL CD-ROM no. 4903.
  10. Handybook, 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.
  11. Wikipedia contributors, "Guadalupe County, Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_County,_Colorado_Territory (accessed 23 June 2012).
  12. Wikipedia contributors, "Archuleta County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archuleta_County,_Colorado, accessed May 12, 2017.
  13. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 51-54; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 86. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  14. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
  15. Colorado Online Historical Newspapers, https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co, accessed 19 July 2013.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov