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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Kit_Carson_County,_Colorado|Kit Carson Count]]'' <br>
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Guide to '''Kit Carson County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
| founded year = 1889
 
| founded date = April 11
 
| seat = Burlington
 
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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  ==
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|organized= April 11,  1889
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|county seat= Burlington
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|parent county= [[Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy|Elbert]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Cheyenne County, Colorado Genealogy|Cheyenne]]
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|county2= [[Cheyenne County, Kansas Genealogy|Cheyenne (KS)]]
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|county3= [[Lincoln County, Colorado Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county4= [[Sherman County, Kansas Genealogy|Sherman (KS)]]
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|county5= [[Wallace County, Kansas Genealogy|Wallace (KS)]]
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|county6= [[Washington County, Colorado Genealogy|Washington]]
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|county7= [[Yuma County, Colorado Genealogy|Yuma]]</br><center>[[Kit Carson County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:ColoradoKitCarsonCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Colorado Kit Carson County.png|185x185px]]
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<br>[[Image:Kit Carson County Carousel.jpg|thumb|center|250px|<center>Kit Carson County Carousel</center>]]
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== County Information ==
  
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>
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=== Description ===
  
== History ==
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The County was named for Kit Carson. The County has Burlington as it's seat and the County was created April 11, 1889. The County is located in the east central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, "Kit Carson, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/kitcarson/ 6/29/2017.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Kit Carson}}
  
*'''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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'''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]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1889 and burial records from 1902; <br>Clerk District Court has 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>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Kit Carson County, Colorado Record Dates  ===
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{{CO Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''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}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 93.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kit Carson County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kit Carson County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kit Carson County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kit Carson County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kit Carson County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kit Carson County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kit Carson County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1893
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1889
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1892
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1889
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1889
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1889
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*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]]'''</center>
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Kit Carson}}
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*'''1889--'''Kit Carson County was created 11 April 1889 from [[Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy|Elbert]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Burlington<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>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Kit Carson}}
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The following are locations in Kit Carson County, Colorado:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Kit Carson County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit Carson_County,_Colorado, accessed 28 May 2017.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burlington,_Colorado Burlington]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethune,_Colorado Bethune]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagler,_Colorado Flagler]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratton,_Colorado Stratton]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vona,_Colorado Vona]</div>
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*[[Cheyenne County, Colorado|Cheyenne]]
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* [http://www.burlingtoncolo.com/ Burlington]
*[[Cheyenne County, Kansas|Cheyenne County, Kansas]]
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* [http://flaglercolorado.com/ Flagler]
*[[Lincoln County, Colorado|Lincoln]]
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* [http://www.strattoncolorado.com/ Stratton]
*[[Sherman County, Kansas|Sherman County, Kansas]]  
 
*[[Wallace County, Kansas|Wallace County, Kansas]]  
 
*[[Washington County, Colorado|Washington]]
 
*[[Yuma County, Colorado|Yuma]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Kit Carson}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Kit Carson}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Kit Carson}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Kit Carson}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Kit Carson}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Kit Carson}}
  
[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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Kit Carson 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=272&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://cogenweb.com/kitcarson/Cemeteries.htm COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/kitcarson.htm#cemetery COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/kitcarson.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=32&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Kit%20Carson%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|205377|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Kit+Carson+County%2C+Colorado+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
  
*Name of Applicant
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*Date and Amount of pension payment
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
*Any adjustments to the pension
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*Person's age
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=272 Findagrave.com]
*Town nearest to where they lived
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
*Other Actions done by the County <br>
 
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Kit Carson}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit_Carson_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |2472
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|1900 |1580
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|1910 |7483
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|1920 |8915
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|1930 |9725
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|1940 |7512
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|1950 |8600
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|1960 |6957
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|1970 |7530
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|1980 |7599
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|1990 |7140
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|2000 |8011
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|2010 |8270
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====State and Territory Census Records====
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Colorado was included in the 1860 Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories Censuses
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Colorado Territory Census
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*'''1885''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807096 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [https://www.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>
  
==== Maps  ====
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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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*'''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
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Kit Carson}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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>
  
==== Probate  ====
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'''1910-1946''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60767 U.S., Dutch Christian Reformed Church Membership Records, 1856-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Elpis Christian Reformed Church in Vona, 1910-1946<br>
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Kit Carson}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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.
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
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[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search 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:
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Name of Applicant
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*Date and Amount of pension payment
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*Any adjustments to the pension
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*Person's age
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*Town nearest to where they lived
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*Other Actions done by the County
  
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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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Kit Carson}}
  
<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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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Kit Carson}}
  
<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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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Kit Carson}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Kit Carson}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Kit Carson}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Kit Carson}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Kit Carson}}
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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|Kit Carson}}
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''Online County Histories''
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*''Bonny, Colorado : a High Plains Ghost Town.'' 1995. By Velma Bonny Jacobs, Alice Mae Barnhart Jacober, and Dr. Andy Gibbons. Greeley, Colorado : J. & B. Fortune. Online at: {{FSbook|1021743}}; {{WorldCat|866712948|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|Kit Carson}}
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[[Image:Cokitcarson.jpg|right|245px]]<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|Kit Carson}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Kit Carson}}
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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/] — ($), index<br>
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*'''1966 & 1968''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Vietnam War Casualties - June-December 1966 & January-December 1968] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Vietnam Deaths<br>
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For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|Kit Carson}}
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1868-1990''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61194 Colorado, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($); Index and images<br>
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*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Kit Carson}}
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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
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Digital images of the Kit Carson County Record (1910-1912) can be found at&nbsp;
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[http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection]
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{CO Obituaries Intro|Kit Carson}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{CO Other Records Intro|Kit Carson}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{CO Periodicals Intro|Kit Carson}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CO Probate Intro|Kit Carson}}
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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 '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{CO Schools Intro|Kit Carson}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{CO Tax Intro|Kit Carson}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|Kit Carson}}
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]
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==== Birth ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Kit Carson}}
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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>
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==== Marriage ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Kit Carson}}
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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://www.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] ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
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==== Death ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Kit Carson}}
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
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==== Divorce ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Kit Carson}}
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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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images of original index<br>
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Kit Carson}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{CO Archives Intro|Kit Carson}}
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{{CO Archives}} <br>
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'''1892-1907''' Kit Carson County Birth Report Register <br>'''1893-1907''' Kit Carson County Death Register <br>'''1913-1939''' Kit Carson County Land Registration Receipts <br>'''1933-1936''' Kit Carson County Old Age Pension
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Burlington Colorado Family History Center]]
 
*[[Burlington Colorado Family History Center]]
  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{CO Libraries Intro|Kit Carson}}
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Burlington Public Library<br>321 14th Street<br>Burlington, CO 80807<br>Telephone: 719-346-8109<br>[http://www.burlingtoncolo.com/LIBRARY.HTM Website]<br><br>
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Stratton Public Library<br>331 New York<br>Stratton, CO 80836<br>Telephone: 719-348-5922<br>[http://stratton.colibraries.org/ Website]<br><br>
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Flagler Community Library<br>311 Main Ave<br>Flagler, CO 80815<br>Telephone: 719-765-4310<br>[http://library.public-libraries.org/Colorado/Flagler/FlaglerCommunityLibrary.html  Website]<br><br>
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|}
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=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|Kit Carson}}
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|Kit Carson}}
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'''Kit Carson Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 375<br>Kit Carson, Co  80825<br>Telephone: 719-962-3248<br>Fax: 719-962-3248<br>[http://www.kitcarsoncolorado.com/organizations/historicalsociety/index.html Website]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|Kit Carson}}
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Kit+Carson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205377|Colorado|Kit%20Carson}}- 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/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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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Kit Carson}}
  
<references />{{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Kit_Carson_County,_Colorado]]
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{{Colorado|Colorado}}
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Latest revision as of 20:39, 23 August 2017

United States
Colorado
Kit Carson County

Guide to Kit Carson 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: Burlington
Organized: April 11, 1889
Parent County(s): Elbert [1]
Neighboring Counties
Cheyenne  • Cheyenne (KS)  • Lincoln  • Sherman (KS)  • Wallace (KS)  • Washington  • Yuma
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Courthouse
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Location Map
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Adoption
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County Information

Description

The County was named for Kit Carson. The County has Burlington as it's seat and the County was created April 11, 1889. The County is located in the east central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Kit Carson County Courthouse
251 16th St
Burlington, CO 80807-0249
Phone: 719.346.8638
Kit Carson County Website

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[3]

Kit Carson County, Colorado Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1893 1889 1892 1889 1889 1889 1860
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in Kit Carson County, Colorado:[6]

Cities
Towns


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Kit Carson 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.[7] See links listed below.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 2,472
1900 1,580 −36.1%
1910 7,483 373.6%
1920 8,915 19.1%
1930 9,725 9.1%
1940 7,512 −22.8%
1950 8,600 14.5%
1960 6,957 −19.1%
1970 7,530 8.2%
1980 7,599 0.9%
1990 7,140 −6.0%
2000 8,011 12.2%
2010 8,270 3.2%
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.[8] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Colorado Census.

  • 1860-1940 Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at FamilySearch.org — index/images

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

1910-1946 - U.S., Dutch Christian Reformed Church Membership Records, 1856-1970 at Ancestry — ($); Index and images; Elpis Christian Reformed Church in Vona, 1910-1946

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.

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, 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

Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

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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

For more information, see Colorado 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

Digital images of the Kit Carson County Record (1910-1912) can be found at  Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection


Obituaries

Other Records

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.


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. [9]

Marriage

Online Records

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [9]

Divorce

Online Records

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Kit Carson 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
1892-1907 Kit Carson County Birth Report Register
1893-1907 Kit Carson County Death Register
1913-1939 Kit Carson County Land Registration Receipts
1933-1936 Kit Carson County Old Age Pension

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

Burlington Public Library
321 14th Street
Burlington, CO 80807
Telephone: 719-346-8109
Website

Stratton Public Library
331 New York
Stratton, CO 80836
Telephone: 719-348-5922
Website

Flagler Community Library
311 Main Ave
Flagler, CO 80815
Telephone: 719-765-4310
Website

Museums

Societies

Kit Carson Historical Society
PO Box 375
Kit Carson, Co 80825
Telephone: 719-962-3248
Fax: 719-962-3248
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, "Kit Carson, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/kitcarson/ 6/29/2017.
  3. 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.
  4. 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; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 93.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Kit Carson County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit Carson_County,_Colorado, accessed 28 May 2017.
  7. 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.
  8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov