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Larimer County Genealogical Society<br>P. O. Box 270737<br>Fort Collins, Colorado 80527-0737<br>Website http://www.lcgsco.org/<br>  
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Revision as of 22:58, 11 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png ColoradoGotoarrow.png Larimer County

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

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Online Records

Larimer County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Larimer County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Founded November 1, 1861
County Seat Fort Collins
Address Larimer County Courthouse
200 W Oak Street
PO Box 1190
Fort Collins, CO 80522-1190
Phone: 970.498.7860
Larimer County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1862;
County Health Department has birth and death records[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records

*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Fort Collins [2]

Parent County

1861--Larimer County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business Records and Commerce



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

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fort Collins

Court Records

Larimer County Mothers' Compensation Records 1920-1933. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Larimer County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:

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


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups




Local History

Template:CO History Intro

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.



Naturalization and Citizenship


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:




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


Family History Centers
  • Estes Valley Public Library District
    335 E Elkhorn Ave
    Estes Park, CO 80517
    Phone: (970) 586-8116
    Website www.esteslibrary.org/
  • Fort Collins Regional Library District
    201 Peterson Street
    Fort Collins, CO 80524
    Phone: (970) 221-6740
  • Red Feather Mountain Library District
    71 Firehouse Lane
    Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
    Phone: (970) 881-2664
    Website redfeather.colibraries.org/

Larimer County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 270737
Fort Collins, Colorado 80527-0737
Website http://www.lcgsco.org/


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.



Web Sites


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