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Guide to '''Chaffee County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Chaffee County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1884-1907<ref name="red book">''The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources''. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 92.</ref>*<br></center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1866 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1884 -1907<ref name="red book" />*<br></center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1879 <ref name="red book" /><br></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]]'''
 
| 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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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== 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.  
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[[Image:Cochaffee.jpg|right|400px|Cochaffee.jpg]] '''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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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
 
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===== Local History  =====
 
===== Local History  =====
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
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==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
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'''Online Newspapers'''
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*'''1881-1894''' - ''Buena Vista Herald'' online at [http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection] - free.<ref name="colo" />
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*'''1883-1892''' - ''Buena Vista Democrat'' 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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*'''1885-1886''' - ''Buena Vista Herald'' online at [http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection] - free.<ref name="colo" />
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*'''1892-1895''' - ''Colorado Democrat'' online at [http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection] - free.<ref name="colo" />
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*'''1895-1926''' - ''Chaffee County Republican'' online at [http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection] - free.<ref name="colo" />
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*'''1902-1922''' - ''Chaffee County Democrat'' online at [http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection] - free.<ref name="colo" />
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*'''1904-1907''' - ''Colorado Republican'' online at [http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection] - free.<ref name="colo" />
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
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==== Periodicals  ====
 
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==== Probate ====
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
 
 
 
==== Public Records ====
 
  
===== School Records  =====
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==== Repositories  ====
 
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===== Archives  =====
 
===== Archives  =====
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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{{CO Archives}}<br><br> Chaffee County Probates 1878 - 1979<br>Chaffee County Teacher Certificate Register 1879 - 1889<br>
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|FamilySearch Centers]] are branches of the [[Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research. <br> 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
 
*[[Salida Colorado Family History Center]]
 
*[[Salida Colorado Family History Center]]
  
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===== Societies =====
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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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><br>
  
 
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== Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cochaff2/ Chaffee County Trails To The Past]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cochaff2/ Chaffee County Trails To The Past]  
 
*[http://cogenweb.com/chaffee/ Chaffee County COGenWeb]  
 
*[http://cogenweb.com/chaffee/ Chaffee County COGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Chaffee/ Chaffee County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Chaffee/ Chaffee County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

Revision as of 04:52, 19 July 2014

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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
1884-1907[2]*
1866 [2]*
1884 -1907[2]*
1879
1879 [2]
1879 [2]
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Salida

Parent County

Cochaffee.jpg
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

Online 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.


Repositories

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Chaffee 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

Chaffee County Probates 1878 - 1979
Chaffee County Teacher Certificate Register 1879 - 1889

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

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

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. [4]

Marriage
Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [4]

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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 92.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Colorado Online Historical Newspapers, https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co, accessed 19 July 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov