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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Costilla County'''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Costilla County'''  
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Guide to '''Costilla County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Costilla County  
 
| county = Costilla County  
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| state = Colorado
 
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| seat = San Luis  
 
| seat = San Luis  
 
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| building address = Costilla County Courthouse<br>354 Main St PO Box 100<br>San Luis, CO 81152-0100<br>Phone: 719.672.3372<br>[http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Index.cfm?County_ID=34]  }}  
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| building address = Costilla County Courthouse<br>354 Main St PO Box 100<br>San Luis, CO 81152-0100<br>Phone: 719.672.3372<br>[http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Index.cfm?County_ID=34'''Costilla County Website''']  }}  
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1853;<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 98, Costilla County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1853;<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 98, Costilla County, Colorado. {{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>'''[[Costilla County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Costilla County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Costilla County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Costilla County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Costilla County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Costilla County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Costilla County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Costilla County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== County Seat  ====
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San Luis <ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
 
::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
  
*'''1 November 1861:''' Costilla County was created as an original county. '''County seat:''' San Luis.<ref name="HBG" />
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*'''1 November 1861:''' Costilla County was created as an original county.
 
 
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=== Places / Localities  ===
 
 
 
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*[[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]]  
 
*[[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]]  
 
*[[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos County, New Mexico]]
 
*[[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos County, New Mexico]]
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=== Resources  ===
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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{{CO Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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==== Court Records  ====
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{{CO History Intro}}
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
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{{CO Land Intro}} <br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Poor Records  ====
 
==== Poor Records  ====
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/poorrecords/costilla.html The Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the Costilla County Poor Records, 1890-1932 on-line.&nbsp; Read more about[[Costilla_County,_Colorado]]Poor Record Index 1890-1932. ]
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[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/poorrecords/costilla.html The Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the Costilla County Poor Records, 1890-1932 on-line.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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==== Probate ====
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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Costilla County Public Library<br>PO Box 351<br>418 Gasper Street<br>San Luis, CO 81152<br>Phone: (719) 672-3309<br>[http://www.costillacounty-co.gov/library.html www.costillacounty-co.gov/library.html]<br>
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
 
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1251411738251_410" />]]'''  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1251411738251_410" />]]'''  
  
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Costilla County Public Library<br>PO Box 351<br>418 Gasper Street<br>San Luis, CO 81152<br>Phone: (719) 672-3309<br>[http://www.costillacounty-co.gov/library.html www.costillacounty-co.gov/library.html]<br>
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===== Death  =====
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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Revision as of 22:43, 11 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Costilla County

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

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Costilla County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Costilla County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 9, 1852
County Seat San Luis
Courthouse
Address Costilla County Courthouse
354 Main St PO Box 100
San Luis, CO 81152-0100
Phone: 719.672.3372
Costilla County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1853;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court 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

San Luis [1]

Parent County

  • Before 1861 this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 1 November 1861: Costilla County was created as an original county.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Costilla 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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Barnum
  • Crestmoor (Denver)
  • Dale E.
  • Denver
  • Denver 1
  • Denver 2
  • Denver N.
  • East Dale

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 Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Poor Records

The Colorado State Archives has put an Index to the Costilla County Poor Records, 1890-1932 on-line.  

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

Costilla County Public Library
PO Box 351
418 Gasper Street
San Luis, CO 81152
Phone: (719) 672-3309
www.costillacounty-co.gov/library.html

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.

Colorado Vital Records Search

Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 98, Costilla County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 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.
  3. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  5. 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.