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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Chaffee_County,_Colorado|Chaffee Counthy]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Chaffee County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Chaffee County
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| county_map = Colorado Chaffee County.png
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| state = Colorado
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| founded year = 1861
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| founded date = November 1
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| seat = Salida
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| building address = Chaffee County Courthouse<br>132 Crestone Ave<br>PO Box 699<br>Salida, CO 81201-1566<br>Phone 719.539.6913<br>[http://www.chaffeecounty.org/'''Chaffee County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History ==
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County Clerk has marriage and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chaffee County, Colorado. Page 97{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Historical Facts ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Chaffee County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Chaffee County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Chaffee County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Chaffee County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Chaffee County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Chaffee County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Chaffee County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Chaffee County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Chaffee County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== County Seat  ====
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Salida
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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'''1 November 1861:'''Chaffee County was created as an original county. It was formally known as Lake County (while Lake County was known as Carbonate County) for a brief period before the name was changed to Chaffee on 10 February 1879.
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*[[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]]
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*[[Gunnison County, Colorado|Gunnison]]
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*[[Lake County, Colorado|Lake]]
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*[[Park County, Colorado|Park]]
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*[[Pitkin County, Colorado|Pitkin]]
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*[[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]]
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Biography ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
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==== Church Records ====
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{{CO Church Intro}}
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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===== Local History =====
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{{CO History Intro}}
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{CO Land Intro}} <br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Adams}} <br>
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate ====
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Archives  =====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Salida Colorado Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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*Buena Vista Public Library<br>131 Linderman Avenue<br>Buena Vista, CO 81211<br>Phone: (719) 395-8700<br>[http://www2.youseemore.com/buenavista/default.asp? www2.youseemore.com/buenavista/default.asp] br&gt;
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*Salida Regional Library<br>405 E Street<br>Salida, CO 81201<br>Phone: (719) 539-4826<br>[http://www.salidalibrary.org/ www.salidalibrary.org/]
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth =====
  
== Web Sites ==
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===== Marriage =====
  
*Family History Library Catalog for this county.
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===== Divorce =====
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=== Places  ===
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cochaff2/ Chaffee County Trails To The Past]
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*[http://cogenweb.com/chaffee/ Chaffee County COGenWeb]
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*{{FHL|205270|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Chaffee/ Chaffee County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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{{reflist}} {{Colorado|Colorado}}
  
 
[[Category:Chaffee_County,_Colorado]]
 
[[Category:Chaffee_County,_Colorado]]

Revision as of 22:39, 11 June 2013

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Guide to Chaffee County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Chaffee County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Chaffee County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 1, 1861
County Seat Salida
Courthouse
Address Chaffee County Courthouse
132 Crestone Ave
PO Box 699
Salida, CO 81201-1566
Phone 719.539.6913
Chaffee County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
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*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Salida

Parent County

1 November 1861:Chaffee County was created as an original county. It was formally known as Lake County (while Lake County was known as Carbonate County) for a brief period before the name was changed to Chaffee on 10 February 1879.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Chaffee County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.

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.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Template:CO History Intro

Land and Property

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.


Maps

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Chaffee County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

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.


Public Records

School Records

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

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
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chaffee County, Colorado. Page 97At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.