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United StatesGotoarrow.pngColoradoGotoarrow.pngGarfield County

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

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Online Records

Garfield County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Garfield County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Founded February 10, 1883
County Seat Glenwood Springs
Address Garfield County Courthouse
109 8th St Ste 200
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970.945.5004
Garfield County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1883
and military records from 1910; District Court has divorce, probate
and court records[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records

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

County Seat

Glenwood Springs [2]

Parent County

1883--Garfield County was created 10 February 1883 from Summit County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business Records and Commerce



For tips on accessing Garfield 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


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups




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.



Naturalization and Citizenship


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Garfield County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:




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

Garfield Co Public Library District
796 Megan Avenue
Telephone: 970- 625-4270
Website www.garfieldlibraries.org/GCLD/index.aspx


Frontier Historical Society
1001 Colorado Avenue
Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 81601
Telephone 970-945-4448
Website http://www.glenwoodhistory.com/


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.

Colorado State Archives has put the Garfield Inheritance Tax Records Index for 1909-1919 & 1926-1942 on-line.

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 Garfield County Divorce Records for the period 7/26/1906 to 3/17/1916 on-line.


Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Garfield 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).