Hinsdale County, Colorado Genealogy

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Hinsdale County Courthouse
317 N Henson Street
Lake City, CO 81235-0277

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1875
County Court has divorce, probate and court records.[1]

Brief History

Parent County

  • Before 1861 the central part of this modern Colorado county east of the Continental Divide was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 1874 Hinsdale County was created 10 February 1874 from Conejos County. County seat: Lake City.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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

Church Records

Court Records


Land and Property


Military Records


Probate Records


Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Hinsdale Library District/Lake City
221 Silver Street
Lake City, CO 81235
Telephone: 970-944-2615

Hinsdale County Historical Society
Post Office Box 353
130 North Silver Street
Lake City, CO 81235
Telelphone: 970-944-2050
Web Site http://www.lakecitymuseum.com/Welcome.html

Family History Centers


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 99, Hinsdale County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  3. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  5. Adrian B. Ettlinger, AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL CD-ROM no. 4903.
  6. Handybook, 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Guadalupe County, Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_County,_Colorado_Territory (accessed 23 June 2012).