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

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Online Records

Grand County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Grand County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Founded February 2, 1874
County Seat Hot Sulphur Springs
Address Grand County Courthouse
308 Byers
PO Box 264
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
Ph. 970.725.3347
Grand County Website

County Courthouse

Local Rgister has birth and death records; County and
district court has divorce, probate and court records;
County Assessor has land records; County Clerk has
marriage records from 1874[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records

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

County Seat

Hot Sulphur Springs [2]

Parent County

1874--Grand County was created 2 February 1874 from Summit County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business Records and Commerce



For tips on accessing Grand 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 Grand 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

Grand County Library District
225 E Jasper Ave
Granby, CO 80446
Telephone: 970-887-9411
Website http://www.gcld.org/



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 State Archives has put the book Marriages of Grand County, Colorado - The First Hundred Years by Philip A. Wargo, Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado:author, 1991, on-line. It covers the period 1874 to 1974. It is searchable by an alphabetical index and provides the Bride's name, Groom's name, Date,  Book and Page.



Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grand County, Colorado. Page 99 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).