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Guide to '''Huerfano County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Guide to '''Huerfano County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
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|organized=  1 November 1861
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|county seat= Walsenburg
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|parent county= Original county<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Alamosa County, Colorado Genealogy|Alamosa]]
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|county2= [[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla]]
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|county3= [[Custer County, Colorado Genealogy|Custer]]
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|county4= [[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas]]
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|county5= [[Pueblo County, Colorado Genealogy|Pueblo]]
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|county6= [[Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy|Saguache]]</br><center>[[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Huerfano County
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Huerfano}}
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| founded year = 1852
 
| founded date = January 9
 
| seat = Walsenburg
 
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| building address = Huerfano County Courthouse<br>401 Main St #204<br>Walsenburg, CO 81089-2034<br>Phone: 719.738.2380<br>[http://www.huerfano.us/ '''Huerfano County Website'''] }}  
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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'''Huerfano County Courthouse'''<br>401 Main St #204<br>Walsenburg, CO 81089-2034<br>Phone: 719.738.2380<br>[http://www.huerfano.us/ Huerfano County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records; <br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and Court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 99, Huerfano County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
County Clerk has marriage and land records; <br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and Court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 99, Huerfano County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== Huerfano County, Colorado Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1875 <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="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1902 1906 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1861<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1861<br></center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Huerfano County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Huerfano County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Huerfano County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]</center>
  
== History  ==
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Early death records are in the courthouse basement.<ref name="red book" />
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Huerfano}}
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*'''Parent County;''' Huerfano County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.
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*'''County seat:''' Walsenburg<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
  
 
*'''Before 1861''' this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
 
*'''Before 1861''' this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
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:*'''1852 January 9''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>
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:*'''1860 February 1''' it became part of [[Mora County, Colorado Genealogy|Mora County]].<ref name="Dollarhide" />
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:*'''1861 February 28''' it was transferred to [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> <ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref> (1 Nov 1861 [[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano County]]).<ref name="HBG" />
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]].
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Huerfano}}
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The following are locations in Huerfano County, Colorado:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Huerfano County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huerfano_County,_Colorado, accessed 28 May 2017.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walsenburg,_Colorado Walsenburg]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Veta,_Colorado La Veta]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuchara,_Colorado Cuchara]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farista,_Colorado Farista]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardner,_Colorado Gardner]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badito,_Colorado Badito]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calumet,_Colorado Calumet]
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*Navajo Ranch
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Huerfano}}
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Huerfano}}
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A multitude of resources on Huerfano county can be found at the [http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/resource.htm ''Huerfano, Colorado Resources Page''] created by Karen Mitchell.
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Huerfano}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Huerfano}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Huerfano}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Huerfano}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Huerfano County, Colorado''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=7&GScnty=268&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://cogenweb.com/ COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/huerfano.htm#cemeteries COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/huerfano.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=28&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Huerfano%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|528936|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=cemetery+Huerfano+County%2C+Colorado&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=268 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Huerfano}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huerfano_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1870 |2250
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|1880 |4124
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|1890 |6882
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|1900 |8395
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|1910 |13320
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|1920 |16879
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|1930 |17062
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|1940 |16088
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|1950 |10549
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|1960 |7867
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|1970 |6590 
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|1980 |6440
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|1990 |6009
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|2000 |7862
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|2010 |6711
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====State and Territory Census Records====
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*'''1860-1940''' Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=378&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Colorado%22%20%2Bsubject%3ACensus FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1885''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807096 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6837 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images<br>
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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The 1880 Census was the first Federal Census for Colorado after it became a state in 1876.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Colorado Census]].<br>
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Huerfano}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Presbyterian Church''<br>
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*'''1743-1970''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61048 U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1743-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Huerfano}}
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Numerous records are available at [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Archives]. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type.  Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select.  The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Huerfano}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Huerfano}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Huerfano}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Huerfano}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Huerfano}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Huerfano}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Huerfano}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado DPA Land Records] - Index only; Choose ''Record Type,'' and search either "Land Patents" or "Land Records."<br>
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
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*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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*'''1862-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3313 Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index only<br>
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For more information see [[Colorado Land and Property]]<br>
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|Huerfano}}
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{{CO History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|Huerfano}}
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[[Image:Cohuerfano.jpg|right|240px]]<br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties<br>
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|Huerfano}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Huerfano}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Colorado. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Colorado Military Records|Colorado Military Records]].<br>
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''All Veterans''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Veterans Grave Registration Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Military - Grave<br>
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''Civil War''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Civil War Casualties Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Civil War Casualty<br>
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*'''1861-1865''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Volunteers Transcript of Record Index (1861-1865)] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Transcript of Record<br>
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''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
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*'''1898''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Volunteers in the Spanish American War, 1898] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Span-Am War Soldiers<br>
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''World War I''<br>
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*'''1916-1919''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Denver War Risk Insurance Applicants, 1916-1919] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, War Risk Insurance<br>
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*'''1917-1922''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives World War I Civilian Service Questionnaires, 1917-1922] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, WWI Questionnaire<br>
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5442 Colorado Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com/] — ($), index<br>
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*'''1966 & 1968''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Vietnam War Casualties - June-December 1966 & January-December 1968] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Vietnam Deaths<br>
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For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|Huerfano}}
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1868-1990''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61194 Colorado, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($); Index and images<br>
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*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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''Colorado Newspapers Online''
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co Colorado Online Historical Newspapers online] - in the [https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection] by the Colorado State Library
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Colorado/Default.aspx?category=38&ldf=2 Colorado Newspapers] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($)
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/colorado GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/colorado/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Colorado newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Colorado Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
:*'''9 January 1852''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Huerfano}}
:*'''1 February 1860''' it became part of [[Mora County, Colorado|Mora County]].<ref name="Dollarhide" />
 
:*'''28 February 1861''' it was transferred to [[Colorado]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> <ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref> (1 Nov 1861 [[Huerfano_County,_Colorado|Huerfano County]]).<ref name="HBG" />
 
::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
 
  
'''1861 '''Huerfano County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Walsenburg.<ref name="HBG" />
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{CO Obituaries Intro|Huerfano}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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Abstracts of Obituaries in Pueblo, Huerfano, and Las Animas Counties can be found in the [http://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo/obits/obitindex.html Tri-County Obituary Project]
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{CO Other Records Intro|Huerfano}}
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''''Poor Records'''''<br>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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'''1916-1923''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] has put the Huerfano County Poor Record Index on-line for 1916-1923.
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{CO Periodicals Intro|Huerfano}}
  
*[[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]]
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=== Probate Records ===
*[[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]]
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{{CO Probate Intro|Huerfano}}
*[[Custer County, Colorado|Custer]]
 
*[[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]]
 
*[[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]]
 
*[[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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'''Online Records
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*'''1875–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{CO Schools Intro|Huerfano}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{CO Tax Intro|Huerfano}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}
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[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] has put the Huerfano County Inheritance Tax Records Index for 1910-1940 on-line.
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|Huerfano}}
  
==== Court  ====
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Huerfano}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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>
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Huerfano}}
  
==== Military  ====
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1809-2011''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]<br>
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*'''1853-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1862-2006''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61366 Colorado, County Marriages and State Indexes, 1862-2006] at [http://http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Huerfano}}
  
==== Poor Records  ====
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/poorrecords/huerfano.htm Colorado State Archives] has put the Huerfano County Poor Record Index on-line for 1916-1923
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==== Divorce ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Huerfano}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1851-1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60927 Colorado, Divorce Index, 1851-1985] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($); Index only<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2043439|Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images of original index<br>
  
==== Taxation  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Huerfano}}
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/inh_tax/huerfano/index.html Colorado&nbsp;State Archives] has put the Huerfano County Inheritance Tax Records Index for 1910-1940 on-line.
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=== Archives ===
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{{CO Archives Intro|Huerfano}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{CO Archives}}
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
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'''1873''' Huerfano County Tax List<br>'''1910-1946''' Huerfano County Inheritance Tax <br>'''1913-1915, 1919''' Huerfano County School Census <br>'''1916-1923''' Huerfano County Poor Records
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
Spanish Peaks Library District<br>323 N Main Street<br>Walsenburg, CO 81089<br>Phone: (719) 738-2774<br>Website [http://www.spld.org/ www.spld.org/]  
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*[[Rye Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Pueblo Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[West Cliffe Colorado Family History Center]]
  
<br>La Veta Regional Library District<br>310 South Main Street<br>La Veta, CO 81055<br>Phone: (719) 742-3572<br>Website [http://www.lavetalibrary.org/ www.lavetalibrary.org/] <br>
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=== Libraries ===
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{{CO Libraries Intro|Huerfano}}
  
Huerfano County Historical Society<br>PO Box 977<br>La Veta, CO 81055<br>  
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Spanish Peaks Library District<br>323 N Main Street<br>Walsenburg, CO 81089<br>Phone: (719) 738-2774<br>[http://www.spld.org/ Spanish Peaks Library Dist. website]<br><br>
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La Veta Regional Library District<br>310 South Main Street<br>La Veta, CO 81055<br>Phone: (719) 742-3572<br>[http://www.lavetalibrary.org/ La Veta Regional Library District website]
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|Huerfano}}
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|Huerfano}}
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'''Huerfano County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 977<br>La Veta, CO 81055<br>[http://www.huerfanohistory.org/ Website]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 1407<br>100 E. Abriendo<br>Pueblo, CO 81004-4290<br>E-mail:[mailto:secogensoc@gmail.com secogensoc@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.secogensoc.org/ Website]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|Huerfano}}
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Huerfano|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205358|Colorado|Huerfano}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Huerfano/ Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Huerfano/ Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/colorado-genealogy/huerfano-county/huerfano-genealogy.htm Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (New Horizons Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Huerfano}}
  
<references /> {{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Huerfano_County,_Colorado]]
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{{Colorado|Colorado}}
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Latest revision as of 23:32, 20 June 2017

United States
Colorado
Huerfano Genealogy

Guide to Huerfano County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Walsenburg
Organized: 1 November 1861
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Alamosa  • Costilla  • Custer  • Las Animas  • Pueblo  • Saguache
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoHuerfanoCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado Huerfano County.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Huerfano County Courthouse
401 Main St #204
Walsenburg, CO 81089-2034
Phone: 719.738.2380
Huerfano County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and Court records[2]

Huerfano County, Colorado Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
*
1875 [3]*
1902 1906 [3]*
1861
1861
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Early death records are in the courthouse basement.[3]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • Before 1861 this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.


Populated Places

The following are locations in Huerfano County, Colorado:[9]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites


History Timeline

Resources

A multitude of resources on Huerfano county can be found at the Huerfano, Colorado Resources Page created by Karen Mitchell.

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Huerfano County, Colorado online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Colorado Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

In 1860, present-day Colorado was enumerated in the Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories. Colorado Territory was created in 1861 and was enumerated as such in the 1870 Census. A state census was taken in 1885 for Colorado.[10] See links listed below.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 2,250
1880 4,124 83.3%
1890 6,882 66.9%
1900 8,395 22.0%
1910 13,320 58.7%
1920 16,879 26.7%
1930 17,062 1.1%
1940 16,088 −5.7%
1950 10,549 −34.4%
1960 7,867 −25.4%
1970 6,590 −16.2%
1980 6,440 −2.3%
1990 6,009 −6.7%
2000 7,862 30.8%
2010 6,711 −14.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State and Territory Census Records


Federal Census Records

The 1880 Census was the first Federal Census for Colorado after it became a state in 1876.[11] For links to Federal Census indexes, 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.

Online Church Records
Presbyterian Church

Court Records

Numerous records are available at Colorado Archives. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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.


Online Land Records

For more information see Colorado Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Colorado Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers

Cohuerfano.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Colorado. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Colorado Military Records.

All Veterans

Civil War

Spanish-American War (1898)

World War I

Vietnam War

For further information see Colorado Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Records

Newspapers

Colorado Newspapers Online

Colorado Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

For more information see Colorado Newspapers.

Obituaries

Abstracts of Obituaries in Pueblo, Huerfano, and Las Animas Counties can be found in the Tri-County Obituary Project

Other Records

Poor Records

1916-1923 Colorado State Archives has put the Huerfano County Poor Record Index on-line for 1916-1923.

Periodicals

Probate Records

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.


Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

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 Huerfano County Inheritance Tax Records Index for 1910-1940 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. [12]

Marriage

Online Records

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [12]

Divorce

Online Records

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Huerfano 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

1873 Huerfano County Tax List
1910-1946 Huerfano County Inheritance Tax
1913-1915, 1919 Huerfano County School Census
1916-1923 Huerfano County Poor Records

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Spanish Peaks Library District
323 N Main Street
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Phone: (719) 738-2774
Spanish Peaks Library Dist. website

La Veta Regional Library District
310 South Main Street
La Veta, CO 81055
Phone: (719) 742-3572
La Veta Regional Library District website

Museums

Societies

Huerfano County Historical Society
PO Box 977
La Veta, CO 81055
Website

Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society
PO Box 1407
100 E. Abriendo
Pueblo, CO 81004-4290
E-mail:secogensoc@gmail.com
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 99, Huerfano County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. 5.0 5.1 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.
  6. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  8. 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.
  9. Wikipedia contributors, "Huerfano County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huerfano_County,_Colorado, accessed 28 May 2017.
  10. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 51-54; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 86. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  11. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov