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{{Colorado-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Colorado|Colorado]]&nbsp;&gt; Kit Carson County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Kit_Carson_County,_Colorado|Kit Carson County]]''  
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Guide to '''Kit Carson County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Kit Carson County
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| county_map = Colorado Kit Carson County.png
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| state = Colorado
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| founded year = 1889
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| founded date = April 11
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| seat = Burlington
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| building image =
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| building address = Kit Carson County Courthouse<br>251 16th St<br>Burlington, CO 80807-0249<br>Phone: 719.346.8638<br>[http://www.kitcarsoncounty.org/ '''Kit Carson County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History  ==
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County Clerk has marriage and land&nbsp;records from 1889<br>and bu<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1339691576691_130" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1339691576691_959" />rial records from 1902; Clerk District Court has <br>birth, death, divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kit Carson County, Colorado. Page 99 {{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 ==
  
*'''1889--'''Kit Carson County was created 11 April 1889 from [[Elbert County, Colorado|Elbert]] County. '''County seat:'' Burlington <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%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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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>'''[[Kit Carson County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Kit Carson County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Kit Carson County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Kit Carson County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Kit Carson County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Kit Carson County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Kit Carson County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Kit Carson County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Kit Carson County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== County Seat ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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Burlington <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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'''1889--'''Kit Carson County was created 11 April 1889 from [[Elbert County, Colorado|Elbert]] County.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Yuma County, Colorado|Yuma]]
 
*[[Yuma County, Colorado|Yuma]]
  
== 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  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/oap/kit_carson.html Kit Carson&nbsp;County Old Age Pension Records] 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Kit Carson County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:  
 
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/oap/kit_carson.html Kit Carson&nbsp;County Old Age Pension Records] 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Kit Carson County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:  
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*Other Actions done by the County <br>
 
*Other Actions done by the County <br>
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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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}}
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{CO Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Kit Carson}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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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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===== Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Burlington Colorado Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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*Burlington Public Library<br>321 14th Street<br>Burlington, CO 80807<br>Telephone: 719-346-8109<br>Website [http://www.burlingtoncolo.com/LIBRARY.HTM www.burlingtoncolo.com/LIBRARY.HTM]<br>
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*Stratton Public Library<br>331 New York<br>Stratton, CO 80836<br>Telephone: 719-348-5922<br>Website [http://stratton.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus stratton.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus] <br>
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*Flagler Community Library<br>311 Main Ave<br>Flagler, CO 80815<br>Telephone: 719-765-4310<br>Website [http://flagler.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus flagler.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus]
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===== Museums  =====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== 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 =====
  
Burlington Public Library<br>321 14th Street<br>Burlington, CO 80807<br>Telephone: 719-346-8109<br>Website [http://www.burlingtoncolo.com/LIBRARY.HTM www.burlingtoncolo.com/LIBRARY.HTM]
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===== Marriage  =====
  
<br>Stratton Public Library<br>331 New York<br>Stratton, CO 80836<br>Telephone: 719-348-5922<br>Website [http://stratton.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus stratton.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus]
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===== Death  =====
  
<br>Flagler Community Library<br>311 Main Ave<br>Flagler, CO 80815<br>Telephone: 719-765-4310<br>Website [http://flagler.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus flagler.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus]
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===== Divorce =====
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center<br>1200 N 15th St<br>Burlington, Kit Carson, Colorado, United States<br>Phone: 719-346-7984 <br>This is not a mailing address. 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=205377&subject_disp=Colorado%2C+Kit+Carson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Kit+Carson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Kit_Carson/ Kit Carson County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Kit_Carson/ Kit Carson County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Kit Carson County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Kit Carson County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Kit Carson County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 11, 1889
County Seat Burlington
Courthouse
Address Kit Carson County Courthouse
251 16th St
Burlington, CO 80807-0249
Phone: 719.346.8638
Kit Carson County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1889
and burial records from 1902; Clerk District Court has
birth, death, divorce, probate and court records[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
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*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Burlington [2]

Parent County

1889--Kit Carson County was created 11 April 1889 from Elbert County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Court Records

Kit Carson County Old Age Pension Records 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Kit Carson County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Date and Amount of pension payment
  • Any adjustments to the pension
  • Person's age
  • Town nearest to where they lived
  • Other Actions done by the County

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

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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 Kit Carson 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
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

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.


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
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Web Sites

References

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