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==== Church Records  ====
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
*Colorado Springs
*Colorado Springs
===== Lutheran =====
*Records of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png El Paso County

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

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Online Records

El Paso County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting El Paso County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Founded November 1, 1861
County Seat Colorado Springs
Address El Paso County Courthouse
 ]27 E. Vermijo Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208
El Paso County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1861
and military discharge records from 1919; Clerk District
Court has divorce and probate records; County Court
has Court Records[1]

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: El Paso, Colorado

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records

*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Colorado Springs [2]

Parent County

1 November 1861: El Paso County was created as an original county. In 1859 it was formed from old Arapahoe County in the territory of Kansas. El Paso county was created by the Colorado legislature, and was one of Colorado's original 17 counties. 

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business Records and Commerce


  • Evergreen Cemetery 1005 S. Hancock Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
    Office Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. - Noon | Phone: (719) 578-6646 | Fax: (719) 578-6077
  • Fairview Cemetery 1000 S. 26th Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
    Office Hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday by appointment | Phone: (719) 578-6638
    Gate hours for visitation: Summer (Mid April through Mid October) 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Winter (Mid October through Mid April) 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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

Church Records

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Colorado Springs
  • Records of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

El Paso County Old Age Pension Records 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the El Paso County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Date and Amount of pension payment
  • Any adjustments to the pension
  • Person's age
  • Town nearest to where they lived
  • Other Actions done by the County


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups




Local History

Land and Property



Naturalization and Citizenship





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


Family History Centers


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


The Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the El Paso County Divorce Records for the period 1903 to 1941 on-line.


Populated Places

Calhan | Colorado Springs | Fountain | Green Mountain Falls | Manitou Springs | Monument | Palmer Lake | Ramah



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), El Paso County, Colorado. Page 98 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
Unit Histories Available Online

43rd Regiment - The Forty-third Regiment of Indiana Volunteers: An Historic Sketch of Its Career and Services by William E. McLean (Terre Haute, Ind.: C. W. Brown, 1903) 79th Regiment - History of the Seventy-ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War of eighteen sixty-one in the United States by George W. Parker (Indianapolis, Ind.: Hollenbeck Press, 1899) 81st Regiment - History of the Eighty-First Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the Great War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865 by George W. Morris (Louisville, Ky.: Franklin Printing Co., 1901) 88th Regiment - Roster of the Surviving Members of the Eighty-eighth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Corrected to August 1st, 1889 by Allan H. Dougall (Fort Wayne, Ind.: n.pub., 1889) 99th Regiment - New History of the 99th Indiana Infantry by D. R. Lucas (Rockford, Ill.: Horner Printing, 1900) Indiana Commission on Public Records (Indianapolis, Indiana). Indiana Legion, 1861–1865, Index of Soldiers. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. (On 5 Family History Library films beginning with 1571078). This card index was prepared by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) and is at the Indiana State Archives. The Indiana Legion was a Civil War state militia. The index cards provide the soldier’s name, regiment, duration of enlistment, dates of enrollment and mustering in, county, age, physical description, and date and location of discharge.

The following records are at the Indiana State Archives:McKennon RollMcKennon Roll