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Guide to '''Elbert County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
  
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Guide to '''Elbert County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
| founded year = 1874
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|organized=  February 2,  1874
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|county seat= Kiowa
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|parent county= [[Douglas County, Colorado Genealogy|Douglas]] and Greenwood <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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| building address = Elbert County Courthouse<br>215 Comanche Street<br>Kiowa, CO 80117-0037<br>Phone 303.621.3129<br>[http://www.elbertcounty-co.gov/ '''Elbert County Website'''] }}  
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Samuel H. Elbert. The County has Kiowa as it's seat and the County was created February 2, 1874. The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, "Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/elbert/ 6/28/2017.</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Elbert}}
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'''Elbert County Courthouse'''<br>215 Comanche Street<br>Kiowa, CO 80117-0037<br>Phone 303.621.3129<br>[http://www.elbertcounty-co.gov/ Elbert County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1893 and land records from 1874<br> Clerk of Combined Courts has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elbert County, Colorado. Page 98 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Elbert 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), Elbert County, Colorado. Page 98 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 92.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1894
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1893
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1874
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1874
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1874
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Elbert County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Elbert County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Elbert County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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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|Elbert}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Elbert County was created 2 February 1874 from [[Douglas County, Colorado Genealogy|Douglas]] and Greenwood Counties. Greenwood County was abolished in 1874.
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*'''County Seat:''' Kiowa <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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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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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Elbert}}
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The following are locations in Elbert County, Colorado:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Elbert County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E;bert_County,_Colorado, accessed 22 May 2017.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Elizabeth,_Colorado Elizabeth]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Kiowa,_Colorado Kiowa]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Simla,_Colorado Simla]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Agate,_Colorado Agate]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Fondis,_Colorado Fondis]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Matheson,_Colorado Matheson]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Elbert,_Colorado Elbert]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Ponderosa_Park,_Colorado Ponderosa Park]</div>
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See Also:
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Colorado#Elbert_County National Register of Historic Places listings in Elbert County, Colorado]
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Elbert}}
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Elbert}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Elbert}}
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Elbert}}
  
County Clerk has marriage records from 1893<br>and land records from 1874 Clerk of Combined <br>Courts has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elbert County, Colorado. Page 98 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Elbert}}
  
== Historical Facts  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Elbert}}
  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Elbert County, Colorado''' online and in print</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elbert County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elbert County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elbert County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</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=260&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elbert County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coelbert/cemeteries.html COGenWeb]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elbert County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/elbert.htm COGenWeb Archives]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Elbert County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/elbert.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=20&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Elbert%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
 
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>*<br></center>
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* {{FHL|466335|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Elbert+County%2C+Colorado+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center><br></center>
 
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Elbert County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Elbert County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Elbert County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=260 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Colorado Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Elbert}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbert_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1880 |1708
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|1890 |1856
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|1900 |3101
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|1910 |5331
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|1920 |6980
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|1930 |6580
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|1940 |5460
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|1950 |4477
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|1960 |3708
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|1970 |3903
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|1980 |6850
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|1990 |9646
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|2000 |19872
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|2010 |23086
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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>
  
==== County Seat  ====
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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
  
'''County seat:''' Kiowa <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Elbert}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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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>
  
'''1874--'''Elbert County was created 2 February 1874 from [[Douglas County, Colorado|Douglas]] and Greenwood Counties. Greenwood County was abolished in 1874.<br>  
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1907-1922''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Ebenezer in Kiawa, 1907-1922<br>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Elbert}}
  
*[[Arapahoe County, Colorado|Arapahoe]]
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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.
*[[Douglas County, Colorado|Douglas]]
 
*[[El Paso County, Colorado|El Paso]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Colorado|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Washington County, Colorado|Washington]]
 
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1933-1936''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Elbert County Old Age Pension Records] 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Elbert County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:
  
=== Resources  ===
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*Name of Applicant
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*Date and Amount of pension payment
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*Any adjustments to the pension
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*Person's age
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*Town nearest to where they lived
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*Other Actions done by the County
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Elbert}}
  
==== Biography ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Elbert}}
  
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Elbert}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Elbert}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Elbert}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Elbert}}
  
==== Church Records ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Elbert}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
  
{{CO Church Intro}}
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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>
  
==== Court Records  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|Elbert}}
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/oap/elbert.html Elbert&nbsp;County Old Age Pension Records] 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Elbert County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:  
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''Online County Histories''
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*''Western Pioneer Days : Biographies and Genealogies of Early Settlers with History of Elbert County, Colorado.'' c1974. Online at: {{FSbook|6493594}}; {{WorldCat|866174751|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
*Name of Applicant
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
*Date and Amount of pension payment
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{{CO Maps Intro|Elbert}}
*Any adjustments to the pension
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[[Image:Coelbert.jpg|right|225px]]<br>
*Person's age
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties<br>
*Town nearest to where they lived
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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>
*Other Actions done by the County <br>
 
  
==== Directories  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|Elbert}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Elbert}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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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>
  
==== Gazetteers  ====
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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>
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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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>
  
==== History  ====
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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>
  
===== Local History =====
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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>
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5442 Colorado Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com/] — ($), index<br>
  
{{CO History Intro}}
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*'''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>
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
  
{{CO Land Intro}} <br>
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|Elbert}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''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>
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*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<br>
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Elbert}}
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''Colorado Newspapers Online''
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*[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
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*[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
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Colorado newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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''Colorado Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[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
  
==== Newspapers  ====
 
  
{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Adams}} <br>
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{CO Obituaries Intro|Elbert}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{CO Other Records Intro|Elbert}}
  
==== Periodicals ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{CO Periodicals Intro|Elbert}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CO Probate Intro|Elbert}}
  
{{CO Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Records
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*'''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 '''$'''
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*'''1887-1966''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the Elbert County Will Record for the years 1887-1966 online.
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/wills/1elbert.html Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the Elbert County Will Record for the years 1887-1966 on-line
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=== School Records ===
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{{CO Schools Intro|Elbert}}
  
==== Public Records  ====
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[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the&nbsp;record of those students who achieved an eighth grade promotion&nbsp;for the years&nbsp;1918 - 1930 on-line.&nbsp; The Index shows the name, date, address, school name and district number.
  
===== School Records =====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{CO Tax Intro|Elbert}}
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/schools/elbert/index.htm Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the&nbsp;record of those students who achieved an eighth grade promotion&nbsp;for the years&nbsp;1918 - 1930 on-line.&nbsp; The Index shows the name, date, address, school name and district number.
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|Elbert}}
  
==== Repositories  ====
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]
  
===== Archives  =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Elbert}}
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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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>
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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Recent records are available only to close kindred. Identification is required for birth and death certificates. For Birth and Death Certificate information call the Elbert County Coroner at 303-646-5599 or 303-646-4127.
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Marriage ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Elbert}}
  
===== Libraries  =====
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''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>
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*'''1853-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org] - Index and images<br>
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*'''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] ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>'
  
Elbert County Library District<br>239 Main Street<br>Elizabeth, CO 80107<br>Telephone: 303- 646-3792<br>Website [http://www2.youseemore.com/ecld/Default.asp? www2.youseemore.com/ecld/Default.asp]<br>
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==== Death ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Elbert}}
  
===== Museums  =====
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
  
===== Societies  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Elbert}}
  
Elbert County Historical Society<br>515 Comanche Street (Highway 86)<br>PO Box 43<br>Kiowa, Colorado 80117<br>Website http://www.elbertcountymuseum.org/index.htm<br>
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All divorces and divorce records are handled by the Elbert County Courts, Colorado Judicial District 18. Please contact their office directly at 303 621-2131.
  
==== Taxation ====
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''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>
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*'''1900-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2043439|Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images of original index<br>
  
{{CO Tax Intro}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Elbert}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{CO Archives Intro|Elbert}}
  
{{CO Vital Intro}} a
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{{CO Archives}}
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
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'''1869-1906''' Elbert County Birth Index <br>'''1870-1910''' Elbert County Divorce <br>'''1887-1966''' Elbert County Wills <br>'''1918-1930''' Elbert County 8th Grade Promotions <br> '''1922-1941''' Elbert County Inheritance Proceedings  <br>'''1928-1938''' Elbert County Judges Docket <br>'''1933-1936''' Elbert County Old Age Pension
  
===== Birth  =====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
===== Marriage  =====
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*[[Parker Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Castle Rock Colorado Family History Center]]
  
===== Death  =====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{CO Libraries Intro|Elbert}}
  
===== Divorce =====
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Elbert County Library District<br>239 Main Street<br>Elizabeth, CO 80107<br>Telephone: 303- 646-3792<br> [http://pplibraries.org/ Elbert Co. Library Dist.] website
  
=== Places  ===
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=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|Elbert}}
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|Elbert}}
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'''Elbert County Historical Society'''<br>515 Comanche Street (Highway 86)<br>PO Box 43<br>Kiowa, Colorado 80117<br> [https://elbertcountymuseum.org/ Website]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|Elbert}}
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Elbert|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205326|Colorado|Elbert}}- 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/Elbert/ Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Elbert/ Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Elbert}}
  
<references />{{colorado|colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Elbert_County,_Colorado]]
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{{Colorado|Colorado}}
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Latest revision as of 19:59, 23 August 2017

United States
Colorado
Elbert County


Guide to Elbert 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: Kiowa
Organized: February 2, 1874
Parent County(s): Douglas and Greenwood [1]
Neighboring Counties
Arapahoe  • Douglas  • El Paso  • Lincoln  • Washington
See County Maps
Location Map
Colorado Elbert County.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

The County was named for Samuel H. Elbert. The County has Kiowa as it's seat and the County was created February 2, 1874. The County is located in the central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Elbert County Courthouse
215 Comanche Street
Kiowa, CO 80117-0037
Phone 303.621.3129
Elbert County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1893 and land records from 1874
Clerk of Combined Courts has divorce, probate and court records[3]

Elbert 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
1894 1893 1876 1874 1874 1874 1860
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in Elbert County, Colorado:[6]

Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places

See Also:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Elbert 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.[7] See links listed below.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 1,708
1890 1,856 8.7%
1900 3,101 67.1%
1910 5,331 71.9%
1920 6,980 30.9%
1930 6,580 −5.7%
1940 5,460 −17.0%
1950 4,477 −18.0%
1960 3,708 −17.2%
1970 3,903 5.3%
1980 6,850 75.5%
1990 9,646 40.8%
2000 19,872 106.0%
2010 23,086 16.2%
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.[8] 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

Lutheran 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.

1933-1936 Elbert County Old Age Pension Records 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Elbert 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

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

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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

Colorado State Archives has put an Index to the record of those students who achieved an eighth grade promotion for the years 1918 - 1930 on-line.  The Index shows the name, date, address, school name and district number.

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.

Colorado Vital Records Search

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. [9]

Recent records are available only to close kindred. Identification is required for birth and death certificates. For Birth and Death Certificate information call the Elbert County Coroner at 303-646-5599 or 303-646-4127.

Marriage

Online Records

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [9]

Divorce

All divorces and divorce records are handled by the Elbert County Courts, Colorado Judicial District 18. Please contact their office directly at 303 621-2131.

Online Records

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Elbert 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

1869-1906 Elbert County Birth Index
1870-1910 Elbert County Divorce
1887-1966 Elbert County Wills
1918-1930 Elbert County 8th Grade Promotions
1922-1941 Elbert County Inheritance Proceedings
1928-1938 Elbert County Judges Docket
1933-1936 Elbert County Old Age Pension

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

Elbert County Library District
239 Main Street
Elizabeth, CO 80107
Telephone: 303- 646-3792
Elbert Co. Library Dist. website

Museums

Societies

Elbert County Historical Society
515 Comanche Street (Highway 86)
PO Box 43
Kiowa, Colorado 80117
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, "Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/elbert/ 6/28/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elbert County, Colorado. Page 98 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elbert County, Colorado. Page 98 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 92.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Elbert County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E;bert_County,_Colorado, accessed 22 May 2017.
  7. 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.
  8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov