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County Clerk has marriage records from 1878 and land records from 1876; <br>Clerk District Court has divorce and probate records; County Court has court<br>records; San Juan Basin Health Department has birth, death and burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Plata County, Colorado. Page 99 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has marriage records from 1878 and land records from 1876; <br>Clerk District Court has divorce and probate records; County Court has court<br>records; San Juan Basin Health Department has birth, death and burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Plata County, Colorado. Page 99 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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== Historical Facts  ==
 
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
  
 
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==== County Seat  ====
 
==== County Seat  ====
Durango <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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Durango <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
'''1874--'''La Plata County was created 10 February 1874 from [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]] and [[Lake County, Colorado|Lake]] Counties.  
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'''1874--'''La Plata County was created 10 February 1874 from [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]] and [[Lake County, Colorado|Lake]] Counties.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
*[[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]]  
 
*[[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]]  
*&nbsp;[[Dolores County, Colorado|Dolores]]  
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*[[Dolores County, Colorado|Dolores]]  
 
*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]]  
 
*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]]  
 
*[[Montezuma County, Colorado|Montezuma]]  
 
*[[Montezuma County, Colorado|Montezuma]]  
 
*[[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan]]  
 
*[[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan]]  
 
*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan County, New Mexico]]
 
*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan County, New Mexico]]
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
 
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57148&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Allison Tiffany] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57155&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274& Animas] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57170&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Bayfield] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2332433&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Bondad] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57232&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Crestview Memorial Garden] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57253&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Elco] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2230026&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Family] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=457111&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Florida] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57327&CScn=hesperus&CScntry=4&CSst=7& Greenmount] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57325&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Hay Gulch] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57326&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Hermosa] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57327&CScn=hesperus&CScntry=4&CSst=7& Hesperus] *I[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2198696&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& gnacio East] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2152882&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Ignacio West] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57373&CScn=kline& Kline] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57375&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& La Boca] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=581093&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& La Posta] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57417&CScn=marvel&CScntry=4&CSst=7& Marvel] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57474&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Ouray Memorial] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=581112&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=21& Oxford] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2271651 Redmesa]&nbsp; [http://coloradogravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=368 2] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57550&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=21& Shreck] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57579&CScn=thompson&CScntry=4&CSst=7& Thompson]&nbsp;*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2153427&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=21& Three Rivers] *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57581&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=21& Tiffany]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57148&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Allison Tiffany]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57155&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274& Animas]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57170&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Bayfield]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2332433&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Bondad]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57232&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Crestview Memorial Garden]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57253&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Elco]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2230026&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Family]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=457111&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Florida]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57327&CScn=hesperus&CScntry=4&CSst=7& Greenmount]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57325&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Hay Gulch]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57326&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Hermosa]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57327&CScn=hesperus&CScntry=4&CSst=7& Hesperus]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2198696&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Ignacio East]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2152882&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Ignacio West]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57373&CScn=kline& Kline]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57375&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& La Boca]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=581093&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& La Posta]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57417&CScn=marvel&CScntry=4&CSst=7& Marvel]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57474&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=1& Ouray Memorial]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=581112&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=21& Oxford]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2271651&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=21& Redmesa]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57550&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=21& Shreck]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57579&CScn=thompson&CScntry=4&CSst=7& Thompson]&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2153427&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=21& Three Rivers]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57581&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=274&CSsr=21& Tiffany]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''  
  
 
*Allison  
 
*Allison  
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*Pine River  
 
*Pine River  
 
*Redmesa
 
*Redmesa
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==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
===== Local History =====
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===== Local History =====
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{{CO History Intro}}
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{CO Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|La Plata}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Durango Colorado Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Durango Colorado Family History Center]]  
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===== Libraries  =====
 
===== Libraries  =====
  
*Pine River Public Library District/Bayfield<br>395 Center Drive<br>Bayfield, CO 81122<br>Phone: (970) 884-2222<br>Website [http://www.lmpl.org/ http://www.lmpl.org/]  
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*Pine River Public Library District/Bayfield<br>395 Center Drive<br>Bayfield, CO 81122<br>Phone: (970) 884-2222<br>Website [http://www.lmpl.org/ http://www.lmpl.org/]<br>
  
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*Durango Public Library<br>1188 E Second Ave<br>Durango, CO 81301<br>Phone: (970) 375-3380<br>Website [http://www.durangopubliclibrary.org/ www.durangopubliclibrary.org/]<br>
*Durango Public Library<br>1188 E Second Ave<br>Durango, CO 81301<br>Phone: (970) 375-3380<br>Website [http://www.durangopubliclibrary.org/ www.durangopubliclibrary.org/]  
 
  
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*Ignacio Library District<br>470 Goddard Ave<br>Ignacio, CO 81137<br>Phone: (970) 563-9287<br>Website [http://ignaciolibrary.com/ ignaciolibrary.com/]
 
*Ignacio Library District<br>470 Goddard Ave<br>Ignacio, CO 81137<br>Phone: (970) 563-9287<br>Website [http://ignaciolibrary.com/ ignaciolibrary.com/]
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===== Museums  =====
 
===== Museums  =====
  
 
===== Societies  =====
 
===== Societies  =====
  
==== Taxation ====
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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]]'''&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1291229777500_87" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1291229777500_866" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1291229777500_480" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1291229777500_545" />  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1291229777500_87" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1291229777500_866" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1291229777500_480" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1291229777500_545" />  
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===== Birth  =====
  
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
===== Divorce =====
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=== Places ===
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=== Places ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+La+Plata|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} *[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/La_Plata/ La Plata County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+La+Plata|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/La_Plata/ La Plata County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 22:12, 16 July 2013

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

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La Plata County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting La Plata County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 10, 1874
County Seat Durango
Courthouse
Address La Plata County Courthouse
1060 E 2nd Ave
Durango, CO 81301-5157
Phone: 970.382.6219
La Plata County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1878 and land records from 1876;
Clerk District Court has divorce and probate records; County Court has court
records; San Juan Basin Health Department has birth, death and burial 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

Durango [2]

Parent County

Colaplata.jpg

1874--La Plata County was created 10 February 1874 from Conejos and Lake Counties.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Allison
  • Durango
  • Kline
  • Pine River
  • Redmesa

Court Records

An Index of the WPA Employment Case Files between 1935 and 1942 was compiled from the official record of the Colorado Department of Public Welfare, La Plata County Office. The information contained in the record generally shows:

  • Name of the applicant
  • Date of the filing
  • Case number
  • Name(s) and location of next of kin
  • Date applicant accepted for employment
  • Military service dates
  • General work experience record and qualifications

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 La Plata 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
  • Pine River Public Library District/Bayfield
    395 Center Drive
    Bayfield, CO 81122
    Phone: (970) 884-2222
    Website http://www.lmpl.org/
  • Ignacio Library District
    470 Goddard Ave
    Ignacio, CO 81137
    Phone: (970) 563-9287
    Website ignaciolibrary.com/
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

Populated Places

Cities and Towns (* incorporated)

Allison

Bayfield *
• Bondad
• Breen
• Carbon
• Junction
Cascade
• Columbus
Durango* (county seat)
• Falfa
• Florida
• Gem-Village
• Grandview
Hermosa [2]
Hesperus
Ignacio* [2]
Kline
• La Boca
• La Plata
• La Posta
• Loma Linda
Marvel
• Mayday
• Oxford
• Pinon Acres
Redmesa
• Rockwood
• Tacoma
• Tiffany
• Trimble
• Vallecito

Web Sites

References

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