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Guide to '''Baca County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Baca County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|organized=  1889 April 16
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|county seat= Springfield
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|parent county= [[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas ]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Bent County, Colorado Genealogy|Bent]]
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|county2= [[Cimarron County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Cimarron (OK)]]
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|county3= [[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas]]
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|county4= [[Morton County, Kansas Genealogy|Morton (KS)]]
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|county5= [[Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy|Prowers]]
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|county6= [[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy|Stanton (KS)]]
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|county7= [[Texas County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Texas (OK)]]
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Baca County
 
| county_map = Colorado Baca County.png
 
| state = Colorado
 
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| founded year = 1852
 
| founded date = January 9
 
| seat = Springfield
 
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| building address = Baca County Courthouse<br>741 Main Street<br>Springfield, CO 81073-1548<br>Phone 719.523.4372 <br>[http://www.springfieldcolorado.com/bacacountygov.html '''Baca County Website'''] }}
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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The County was named for a pioneer and Colorado territorial legislator Felipe Baca. The County has Springfield as it's seat and the County was created April 16, 1889. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, "Baca County, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/baca/ 6/27/2017.</ref>
  
County Clerk has marriage and&nbsp;land records from 1889. District Court has divorce, probate and court<br>records&nbsp;from 1910<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97, Baca County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Baca}}
  
== Historical Facts  ==
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'''Baca County Courthouse'''<br>741 Main Street<br>Springfield, CO 81073-1548<br>Phone 719.523.4372 <br>[http://www.springfieldcolorado.com/bacacountygov.html Baca County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1889. <br>District Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1910<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97, Baca County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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=== Baca 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), Baca County, Colorado. Page 97 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Colorado Office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Baca County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Baca County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Baca County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Baca County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Baca County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1863
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1889
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1863
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1910
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1889
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1910
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Baca County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Baca County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Baca County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Baca}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Baca County was created from [[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas ]] County on 16 April 1889.
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*'''County seat:''' Springfield<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>
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*'''Before 1861''' the extreme western edge of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
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*'''1852:''' On January 9 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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*'''1860:''' On 1 February 1860, it became part of [[Mora County, Colorado Genealogy|Mora County]].<ref name="Dollarhide" />
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*'''1861:''' On 28 February 1861, it was transferred to [[Colorado Genealogy|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 [[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy|Huerfano County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.</ref> Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation, see [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]].
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==== County Seat  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Baca}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Baca County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baca_County,_Colorado, accessed May 12, 2017.</ref>
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campo,_Colorado Campo]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pritchett,_Colorado Pritchett]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfield,_Colorado Springfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Buttes,_Colorado Two Buttes]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilas,_Colorado Vilas]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walsh,_Colorado Walsh]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deora,_Colorado Deora]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycan,_Colorado Lycan]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utleyville,_Colorado Utleyville]</div>
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Baca}}
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Baca}}
  
Springfield <ref name="HBG" />
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Baca}}
  
*'''Before 1861''' the extreme western edge of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Baca}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Baca}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Baca County, Colorado''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</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=245&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cobaca COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/baca.htm#cemeteries COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/baca.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=5&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Baca%20County%2C%20CO%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|741261|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetary+Baca+County%2C+Colorado&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
:*'''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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:*'''1 February 1860''' it became part of [[Mora County, Colorado|Mora County]].<ref name="Dollarhide" />
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
:*'''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 [[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.</ref>
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=245 Findagrave.com]
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* [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery&country=United+States&state=Colorado&county=Baca&search_text= Billion Graves]
  
*'''16 April 1889 ''' Baca County was created from [[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas ]]County.
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Baca}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baca_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |1479
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|1900 |759
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|1910 |2516
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|1920 |8721
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|1930 |10570
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|1940 |6207
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|1950 |7964
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|1960 |6310
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|1970 |5674
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|1980 |5419
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|1990 |4556
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|2000 |4517
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|2010 |3788
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====State and Territory Census Records====
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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>
  
[[Image:Cobaca.jpg|right|500px|Cobaca.jpg]]  
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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
  
*[[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]]
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=== Church Records ===
*[[Cimarron County, Oklahoma|Cimarron County, Oklahoma]]
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{{CO Church Intro|Baca}}
*[[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]]
 
*[[Morton County, Kansas|Morton County, Kansas]]
 
*[[Prowers County, Colorado|Prowers]]
 
*[[Stanton County, Kansas|Stanton County, Kansas]]
 
*[[Texas County, Oklahoma|Texas County, Oklahoma]]
 
*[[Union County, New Mexico|Union County, New Mexico]]
 
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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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>
  
=== Resources  ===
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Bible Records ====
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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.
  
==== Biography  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Business Records and Commerce ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Baca}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Church Records ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Baca}}
  
{{CO Church Intro}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Baca}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
  
==== Court Records ====
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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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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*'''1862-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3313 Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index only<br>
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For more information see [[Colorado Land and Property]]<br>
  
==== Directories  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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''Online County Histories''<br>
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*''Baca County.'' 1983. By Baca County Historical Society. Lubbock, Tex : Specialty Publishing Company. Online at: {{FSbook|10977463}}; {{WorldCat|423891317|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|Baca}}
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[[Image:Cobaca.jpg|right|250px]]<br>
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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>
  
==== Gazetteers  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Baca}}
  
==== History  ====
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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>
  
===== Local History =====
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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>
  
{{CO History Intro}}
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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>
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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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>
  
{{CO Land Intro}} <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>
 +
*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5442 Colorado Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com/] — ($), index<br>
  
==== Maps  ====
+
''Vietnam War''<br>
 +
*'''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>
  
==== Military ====
+
For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
+
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{CO Naturalization Intro|Baca}}
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''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''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>
 +
*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<br>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
+
=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{CO Newspapers Intro|Baca}}
 +
''Colorado Newspapers Online''
 +
*[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
 +
*[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
 +
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Colorado newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
 +
*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
  
{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Adams}} <br>
+
''Colorado Newspaper Catalogs''
 +
*[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
  
==== Obituaries  ====
 
  
==== Periodicals  ====
+
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{CO Obituaries Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Probate ====
+
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{CO Other Records Intro|Baca}}
  
{{CO Probate Intro}}
+
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{CO Periodicals Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Public Records ====
+
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{CO Probate Intro|Baca}}
  
===== School Records =====
+
'''Online Records
 +
*'''1875 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
==== Repositories  ====
+
=== School Records ===
 +
{{CO Schools Intro|Baca}}
  
===== Archives  =====
+
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{CO Tax Intro|Baca}}
  
===== Courthouse  =====
+
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{CO Vital Intro|Baca}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
+
==== Birth ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Baca}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
+
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>
  
===== Libraries  =====
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==== Marriage ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Baca}}
 +
''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''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>
 +
*'''1853-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org] - Index and images<br>
 +
*'''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] ($), Index and images<br>
 +
*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
  
Baca County Public Library<br>1260 Main Street<br>Springfield, CO 81073<br>Phone: (719) 523-6962<br>
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==== Death ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Baca}}
  
===== Museums  =====
+
Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
  
===== Societies  =====
+
==== Divorce ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Baca}}
  
Baca County Historical Society<br>901 Santa Fe Dr.<br>Springfield, CO 81073<br>  
+
''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''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>
 +
*'''1900-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2043439|Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images of original index<br>
  
==== Taxation ====
+
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Baca}}
  
{{CO Tax Intro}}
+
=== Archives ===
 +
{{CO Archives Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
+
{{CO Archives}}
  
{{CO Vital Intro}}  
+
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
===== Birth  =====
+
*[[La Junta Colorado Family History Center]]
  
===== Marriage  =====
+
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{CO Libraries Intro|Baca}}
  
===== Death  =====
+
'''Baca County Public Library'''<br>1260 Main Street<br>Springfield, CO 81073<br>Phone: (719) 523-6962
  
===== Divorce =====
+
=== Museums ===
 +
{{CO Museums Intro|Baca}}
 +
== Societies ==
 +
{{CO Societies Intro|Baca}}
 +
'''Baca County Historical Society'''<br>901 Santa Fe Dr.<br>Springfield, CO 81073
  
=== Places  ===
+
'''Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society, Inc.''' <br>P.O. Box 1407<br>Pueblo, CO 81002<br>[http://www.secogensoc.org/ Website]
  
== Websites ==
+
== Websites ==
 +
{{CO Websites Intro|Baca}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~cobaca/ Baca County COGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~cobaca/ Baca County COGenWeb]
*{{FHL|205250|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205250|Colorado|Baca}}- 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/Baca/ Baca County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Baca/ Baca County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Baca}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
{{reflist}} {{Colorado|Colorado}}  
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{{reflist}}
  
[[Category:Baca_County,_Colorado]]
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{{Colorado|Colorado}}
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Latest revision as of 19:35, 23 August 2017

United States
Colorado
Baca County

Guide to Baca 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: Springfield
Organized: 1889 April 16
Parent County(s): Las Animas [1]
Neighboring Counties
Bent  • Cimarron (OK)  • Las Animas  • Morton (KS)  • Prowers  • Stanton (KS)  • Texas (OK)  • Union (NM)
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Location Map
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County Information

Description

The County was named for a pioneer and Colorado territorial legislator Felipe Baca. The County has Springfield as it's seat and the County was created April 16, 1889. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Baca County Courthouse
741 Main Street
Springfield, CO 81073-1548
Phone 719.523.4372
Baca County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1889.
District Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1910[3]

Baca 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
1863 1889 1863 1910 1889 1910 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[11]

Towns
  • Pritchett
  • Unincorporated communites


    History Timeline

    Resources

    Bible Records

    Biographies

    Business, Commerce, and Occupations

    Cemeteries

    Cemeteries of Baca 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.[12] See links listed below.

    Historical populations
    Census Pop.  %±
    1890 1,479
    1900 759 −48.7%
    1910 2,516 231.5%
    1920 8,721 246.6%
    1930 10,570 21.2%
    1940 6,207 −41.3%
    1950 7,964 28.3%
    1960 6,310 −20.8%
    1970 5,674 −10.1%
    1980 5,419 −4.5%
    1990 4,556 −15.9%
    2000 4,517 −0.9%
    2010 3,788 −16.1%
    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.[13] 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

    Online County Histories

    Maps and Gazetteers

    Cobaca.jpg

    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

    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. [14]

    Marriage

    Online Records

    Death

    Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [14]

    Divorce

    Online Records

    Research Facilities

    Archives

    The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Baca 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

    Baca County Public Library
    1260 Main Street
    Springfield, CO 81073
    Phone: (719) 523-6962

    Museums

    Societies

    Baca County Historical Society
    901 Santa Fe Dr.
    Springfield, CO 81073

    Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1407
    Pueblo, CO 81002
    Website

    Websites

    Research Guides

    References

    1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
    2. Genealogy Trails History Group, "Baca County, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/baca/ 6/27/2017.
    3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97, Baca 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), Baca County, Colorado. Page 97 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Colorado Office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.
    5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
    6. 6.0 6.1 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, 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.
    11. Wikipedia contributors, "Baca County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baca_County,_Colorado, accessed May 12, 2017.
    12. 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.
    13. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
    14. 14.0 14.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov