Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy

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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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Elbert County, Colorado
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Location in the state of Colorado
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Facts
Founded February 2, 1874
County Seat Kiowa
Courthouse
Address Elbert County Courthouse
215 Comanche Street
Kiowa, CO 80117-0037
Phone 303.621.3129
Elbert County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1893
and land records from 1874 Clerk of Combined
Courts 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

County seat: Kiowa [2]

Parent County

1874--Elbert County was created 2 February 1874 from Douglas and Greenwood Counties. Greenwood County was abolished in 1874.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Court Records

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, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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.


Colorado State Archives has put an Index to the Elbert County Will Record for the years 1887-1966 on-line

Public 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.

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries

Elbert County Library District
239 Main Street
Elizabeth, CO 80107
Telephone: 303- 646-3792
Website www2.youseemore.com/ecld/Default.asp

Museums
Societies

Elbert County Historical Society
515 Comanche Street (Highway 86)
PO Box 43
Kiowa, Colorado 80117
Website http://www.elbertcountymuseum.org/index.htm

Taxation

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. a

Colorado Vital Records Search

Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Web Sites

References

  1. 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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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