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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
County Clerk has marriage records from 1887,<br>land records&nbsp;from 1883 and military dischrage records from 1918;<br>County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 99, Las Animas County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1887,<br>land records&nbsp;from 1883 and military dischrage records from 1918;<br>County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 99, Las Animas County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History ==
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== Historical Facts ==
  
 
Las Animas takes its name from the Spanish name for the Purgatoire River that runs through the county. Originally the river was called "El Rio de las Animas Perdidas en Purgatorio", which means "River of the Lost Souls in Purgatory".  
 
Las Animas takes its name from the Spanish name for the Purgatoire River that runs through the county. Originally the river was called "El Rio de las Animas Perdidas en Purgatorio", which means "River of the Lost Souls in Purgatory".  
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Las Animas is the largest of the 64 counties in Colorado.  
 
Las Animas is the largest of the 64 counties in Colorado.  
  
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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]]
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===== Libraries  =====
 
===== Libraries  =====
*Trinidad/Carnegie Public Library<br>202 N Animas Street Trinidad, CO 81082<br>Telephone: 719-846-6841<br>Website &nbsp;http://www.carnegiepubliclibrary.org/<br>
 
  
*Aguilar Public Library<br>146 W. Main Street<br>Aguilar, CO 81020<br>Telephone: 719-941-4426  
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*Trinidad/Carnegie Public Library<br>202 N Animas Street Trinidad, CO 81082<br>Telephone: 719-846-6841<br>Website &nbsp;http://www.carnegiepubliclibrary.org/<br>
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*Aguilar Public Library<br>146 W. Main Street<br>Aguilar, CO 81020<br>Telephone: 719-941-4426
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===== Museums  =====
 
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Guide to Las Animas County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Las Animas County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Las Animas County
Location in the state of Colorado
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Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 9, 1852
County Seat Trinidad
Courthouse
Address Las Animas County Courthouse
200 E 1st St
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: 719.846.3314
Las Animas County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1887,
land records from 1883 and military dischrage records from 1918;
County Health Department has birth and death records.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records[1]

Historical Facts

Las Animas takes its name from the Spanish name for the Purgatoire River that runs through the county. Originally the river was called "El Rio de las Animas Perdidas en Purgatorio", which means "River of the Lost Souls in Purgatory".

Las Animas is the largest of the 64 counties in Colorado.


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

Trinidad[1]

Parent County

  • Before 1861 this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 1866 Las Animas was created 9 February 1866 from Huerfano County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Search by Cemetery Name

Aguilar Cemetery, Aguilar Community Cemetery, Albertson Cemetery, Andrix Cemetery, Barela Cemetery, Bloom Cemetery, Branson Community Cemetery, Burro Canyon Cemetery, Carpios Cemetery, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cejita Cemetery, Chicosa Cemetery, Cordova Cemetery, Crespin Cemetery,Edenview Cemetery, Gallegos Cemetery, Garcia Cemetery,Hicks Cemetery, Jansen Cemetery, Jarosa Cemetery, Johnson Cemetery, Kim Cemetery, Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Leyba Cemetery, Los Hermanos Penitentes Cemetery, Lucero Cemetery, Martinez Cemetery, Masonic Cemetery, Mestas Cemetery, Mountain View Cemetery, Nola Cemetery, Pacheco Cemetery, Parker Cemetery, Pleasant View Cemetery, Plum Valley Cemetery, Prince Cemetery, Rivera Cemetery, Robb Cemetery, Romero Cemetery, Saint Anthony Cemetery, Saint Anthony Cemetery, Saint Pius Cemetery, San Juan Cemetery, San Juan Cemetery, Scott CemeterySimpson Cemetery, Starkville Cemetery, Tapia Cemetery, Tercio Cemetery, Thorp Cemetery, Tijeras Cemetery, Trinchera Cemetery, Trujillo Creek Cemetery, Valdea Cemetery, Valdez Cemetery, Vigil Cemetery, Vigil Cemetery, Wilcox Cemetery.


Search be Cemetery Location

Abeyta, Aguilar, Andrix, Barela, Beshoar, Boncarbo, Branson, Burro Canyon, Cokedale, Cordova Plaza, Delhi, Earl, El Moro, Engleville, Gulnare, Hoehne, Houghton, Jansen, Kim, Ludlow, Lynn, Medina Plaza, Model, Monument Park, Parras Plaza, Patterson Crossing, Reilly Canyon, Rugby, San Luis, San Miguel, Segundo, Simpson, Sopris, Starkville, Stonewall, Stonewall Gap, Tercio, Thatcher, Tijeras, Tobe, Torres, Trinchera, Trinidad, Tyrone, Valdez, Vallorso, Velasquez Plaza, Vigil, Villegreen, Walts CornerWeston, Whiskey Canyon, Zamara

Other Cemetery Websites

Census

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

School Records

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
  • Aguilar Public Library
    146 W. Main Street
    Aguilar, CO 81020
    Telephone: 719-941-4426
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Populated Places

Abeyta, Aguilar, Andrix, Barela, Beshoar, Boncarbo, Branson, Cokedale, Cordova Plaza, Delhi, Earl, El Moro, Engleville, Gulnare, Hoehne, Houghton, Jansen, Kim, Ludlow, Lynn, Medina Plaza, Model, Monument Park, Parras Plaza, Patterson Crossing, Reilly Canyon, Rugby, San Miguel, Segundo, Simpson, Sopris, Starkville, Stonewall, Stonewall Gap, Tercio, Thatcher, Tijeras, Tobe, Torres, Trinchera, Trinidad, Tyrone, Valdez, Valleroso, Velasquez Plaza, Vigil, Villegreen, Walts Corner, Weston, Zamara

Ghost Towns

Berwind, Del Agua, Morley, Primero, Tabaco

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 99, Las Animas County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  3. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  5. Adrian B. Ettlinger, AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL CD-ROM no. 4903.
  6. Handybook, 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.
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