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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Garfield_County,_Colorado|Garfield County]]''  
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Guide to '''Garfield County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death record, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Garfield County
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| county_map = Colorado Garfield County.png
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| state = Colorado
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| founded year = 1883
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| founded date = February 10
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| seat = Glenwood Springs
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| building address = Garfield County Courthouse<br>109 8th St Ste 200<br>Glenwood Springs, CO 81601<br>Phone: 970.945.5004<br>[http://www.garfield-county.com/ '''Garfield County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History  ==
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1883<br>and military records from 1910; District Court has divorce, probate<br>and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Garfield County, Colorado. Page 98 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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== Historical Facts ==
  
*'''1883--'''Garfield County was created 10 February 1883 from [[Summit County, Colorado|Summit]] County. '''County seat:''' Glenwood Springs <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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{| width="100%" border="2" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"
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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>'''[[Garfield County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Garfield County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Garfield County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Garfield County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Garfield County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Garfield County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1893-1909 <ref name="red book">''The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources''. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 92.</ref>*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1884 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1883-1889 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1883<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1883 <ref name="red book" /><br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1883 <ref name="red book" /><br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Garfield County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Garfield County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Garfield County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== County Seat ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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Glenwood Springs <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==== Parent County ====
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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[[Image:Cogarfield.jpg|right|500px|Cogarfield.jpg]] '''1883--'''Garfield County was created 10 February 1883 from [[Summit County, Colorado|Summit]] County.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan County, Utah]]
 
*[[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan County, Utah]]
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
  
==== Court ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Divorce  ====
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{{CO Church Intro}}
  
The Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the [http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/divorce/1garfield.htm Garfield County Divorce Records] for the period 7/26/1906 to 3/17/1916 on-line.
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==== Court Records ====
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==== Directories  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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===== Local History  =====
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{{CO History Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{CO Land Intro}} <br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Adams}} <br>
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Archives  =====
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{{CO Archives}}<br> Garfield County Divorce Record 1906 - 1916<br>Garfield County Inheritance Tax 1909 - 1919, 1926 - 1942
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|FamilySearch Centers]] are branches of the [[Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research. <br>
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*[[Glenwood Springs Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Rifle Colorado Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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Garfield Co Public Library District<br>796 Megan Avenue<br>Telephone: 970- 625-4270<br>Website [http://www.garfieldlibraries.org/GCLD/index.aspx www.garfieldlibraries.org/GCLD/index.aspx]<br>
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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Frontier Historical Society<br>1001 Colorado Avenue<br>Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 81601<br>Telephone 970-945-4448<br>Website http://www.glenwoodhistory.com/
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
 
Colorado State Archives has put the [http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/inh_tax/garfield/index.html Garfield Inheritance Tax Records Index] for 1909-1919 &amp; 1926-1942 on-line.  
 
Colorado State Archives has put the [http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/inh_tax/garfield/index.html Garfield Inheritance Tax Records Index] for 1909-1919 &amp; 1926-1942 on-line.  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth =====
  
Garfield Co Public Library District<br>796 Megan Avenue<br>Telephone: 970- 625-4270<br>Website [http://www.garfieldlibraries.org/GCLD/index.aspx www.garfieldlibraries.org/GCLD/index.aspx]<br>
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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><br>  
  
Frontier Historical Society<br>1001 Colorado Avenue<br>Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 81601<br>Telephone 970-945-4448<br>Website http://www.glenwoodhistory.com/  
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" /><br>  
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===== Divorce  =====
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The Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the [http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/divorce/1garfield.htm Garfield County Divorce Records] for the period 7/26/1906 to 3/17/1916 on-line.
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Centers<br><u>Glenwood Springs Colorado<br></u>409 29th St<br>Glenwood Springs, Garfield, Colorado, United States<br>Telephone: 970-945-5704<br><u>Rifle Colorado</u><br>1400 Birch<br>Rifle, Garfield, Colorado, United States<br>Telephone: 970-625-1883<br>These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>Contact Center for open hours as they vary.<br>
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=== Places ===
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205334&subject_disp=Colorado%2C+Garfield&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Garfield|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Garfield/ Garfield County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Garfield/ Garfield County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Garfield_County,_Colorado]]
 
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Revision as of 04:53, 19 July 2014

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

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Garfield County, Colorado
Map
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.
Facts
Founded February 10, 1883
County Seat Glenwood Springs
Courthouse
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
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1893-1909 [2]*
1884 [2]*
1883-1889 [2]*
1883
1883 [2]
1883 [2]
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Glenwood Springs [3]

Parent County

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

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

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

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 Garfield County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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.


Public Records

School Records

Repositories

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Garfield 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
Garfield County Divorce Record 1906 - 1916
Garfield County Inheritance Tax 1909 - 1919, 1926 - 1942

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

Libraries

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

Museums
Societies

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

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.


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

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. [4]

Marriage
Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [4]

Divorce

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.

Places

Web Sites

References

  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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 92.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov