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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Las_Animas_County,_Colorado|Las Animas County]]''
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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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Guide to '''Las Animas 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
  
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|organized= 9 February 1866
| county = Las Animas County
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|county seat= Trinidad
| county_map = Colorado Las Animas County.png
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|parent county= [[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy|Huerfano]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
| state = Colorado
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|county1= [[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy|Baca]]
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|county2= [[Bent County, Colorado Genealogy|Bent]]
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|county3= [[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy|Colfax (NM)]]
| founded year = 1852
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|county4= [[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla]]
| founded date = January 9
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|county5= [[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy|Huerfano]]
| seat = Trinidad
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|county6= [[Otero County, Colorado Genealogy|Otero]]
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|county7= [[Pueblo County, Colorado Genealogy|Pueblo]]
| building address = Las Animas County Courthouse<br>200 E 1st St<br>Trinidad, CO 81082<br>Phone: 719.846.3314<br>[http://www.lasanimascounty.net/ '''Las Animas County Website'''] }}
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|county8= [[Union County, New Mexico Genealogy|Union (NM)]]</br><center>[[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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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>  
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|county location in state= [[Image: Colorado Las Animas County.png|185x185px]]
 
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== Historical Facts  ==
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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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== County Information ==
  
Las Animas is the largest of the 64 counties in Colorado.  
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=== Description ===
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Las Animas is the largest of the 64 counties in Colorado. 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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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Las Animas}}
  
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'''Las Animas County Courthouse'''<br>200 E 1st St<br>Trinidad, CO 81082<br>Phone: 719.846.3314<br>[http://www.lasanimascounty.net/ Las Animas County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1887, land records from 1883 and military discharge 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><br>
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Birth records exist for the city of Trinidad 1893-1907<ref name="red book">''The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources''. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 93.</ref>
  
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=== Las Animas 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), Las Animas 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="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Las Animas County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Las Animas County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Las Animas County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Las Animas County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Las Animas County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Las Animas County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1893
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1888
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
 
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==== County Seat  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
Trinidad<ref name="HBG" />
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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Las Animas}}
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*'''1866 '''Las Animas was created 9 February 1866 from [[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy|Huerfano]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Trinidad<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>
  
 
*'''Before 1861''' this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
 
*'''Before 1861''' this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
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:*'''1852 January 9''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>
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:*'''1860 February 1''' it became part of [[Mora County, Colorado Genealogy|Mora County]].<ref name="Dollarhide" />
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:*'''1861 February 28''' it was transferred to [[Colorado, United States Genealogy|Colorado]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> <ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref> (1 Nov 1861 [[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy|Huerfano County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.</ref>
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]].
  
:*'''9 January 1852''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>
 
  
:*'''1 February 1860''' it became part of [[Mora County, Colorado|Mora County]].<ref name="Dollarhide" />
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:*'''28 February 1861''' it was transferred to [[Colorado]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> <ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref> (1 Nov 1861 [[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.</ref>  
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Las Animas}}
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The following are locations in Las Animas County, Colorado:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Las Animas County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las Animas_County,_Colorado, accessed 31 May 2017.</ref>
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad,_Colorado Trinidad]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Aguilar,_Colorado Aguilar]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Branson,_Colorado Branson]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Cokedale,_Colorado Cokedale]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Kim,_Colorado Kim]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Starkville,_Colorado Starkville]</div>
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* Abeyta
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* Andrix
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barela,_Colorado Barela]
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* Beshoar
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Boncarbo,_Colorado Boncarbo]
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* Cordova Plaza
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Delhi,_Colorado Delhi]
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* Engleville
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Earl,_Colorado Earl]
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* Gulnare
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* Houghton
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* Medina Plaza
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Model,_Colorado Model]
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* Monument Park
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* Parras Plaza
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* Patterson Crossing
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* Reilly Canyon
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby,_Colorado Rugby]
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* San Miguel
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* Simpson
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* Tercio
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* Tijeras
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* Tobe
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Thatcher,_Colorado Thatcher]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torres,_Colorado Torres]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Trinchera,_Colorado Trinchera]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Tyrone,_Colorado Tyrone]
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* Valleroso
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* Velasquez Plaza
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* Vigil
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Villegreen,_Colorado Villegreen]
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* Walts Corner
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/El_Moro,_Colorado El Moro]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Hoehne,_Colorado Hoehne]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Jansen,_Colorado Jansen]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Lynn,_Colorado Lynn]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Segundo,_Colorado Segundo]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Stonewall_Gap,_Colorado Stonewall Gap]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Valdez,_Colorado Valdez]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Weston,_Colorado Weston]
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* Zamara</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abeyta,_Colorado Abeyta]
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* Berwind
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beshoar,_Colorado Beshoar]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowen,_Colorado Bowen]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Brodhead,_Colorado Brodhead]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Delagua,_Colorado Delagua (Del Agua)]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Ludlow,_Colorado Ludlow]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Madrid,_Colorado Madrid]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Morley,_Colorado Morley]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primero,_Colorado Primero]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/Sopris,_Colorado Sopris]
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* Tabaco
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tercio,_Colorado Tercio]</div>
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Las Animas}}
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*'''1866 '''Las Animas was created 9 February 1866 from [[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]] County.
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Las Animas}}
  
*[[Baca County, Colorado|Baca]]
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=== Bible Records ===
*[[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]]
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{{CO Bible Intro|Las Animas}}
*[[Colfax County, New Mexico|Colfax County, New Mexico]]
 
*[[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]]
 
*[[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]]
 
*[[Otero County, Colorado|Otero]]
 
*[[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]]
 
*[[Union County, New Mexico|Union County, New Mexico]]
 
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Las Animas}}
  
=== Resources  ===
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Las Animas}}
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Las Animas}}
  
==== Biography  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Las Animas 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://www.roadsofthepast.com/ COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/lasanimas.htm#cemeteries COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/lasanimas.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=36&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Las%20Animas%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/co/Las_Animas.htm CO Internment]
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* {{FHL|611509|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3A+cemetery+Las+Animas+County%2C+Colorado&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=276 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Colorado&cemetery_county=LasAnimas&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.colorado-cemeteries.com/Colorado-Cemeteries.html Colorado Cemeteries by County]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=9567&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=54&stateAbbv=&stateName= Cemeteries in or near LasAnimas County by EPodunk]
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Las Animas}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Animas_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1870 |4276
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|1880 |8903
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|1890 |17208
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|1900 |21842
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|1910 |33643
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|1920 |38975
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|1930 |36008
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|1940 |32369
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|1950 |25902
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|1960 |19983
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|1970 |15744
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|1980 |14897
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|1990 |13765
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|2000 |15207
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|2010 |15507
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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>
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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
  
===== Search by Cemetery Name  =====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Las Animas}}
  
[[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Aguilar Cemetery]], Aguilar Community Cemetery, [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Albertson Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Andrix Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Barela Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Bloom Cemetery]], [[Branson, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemerteries|Branson Community Cemetery,]] [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Burro Canyon Cemetery]], [[Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemeteries|Carpios Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Cedar Hill Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Cejita Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Chicosa Cemetery]], [[Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemeteries|Cordova Cemetery]], [[Branson, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemerteries|Crespin Cemetery]],[[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Edenview Cemetery]], [[Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemeteries|Gallegos Cemetery]], [[Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemeteries|Garcia Cemetery]],[[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Hicks Cemetery]], [[Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemeteries|Jansen Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Jarosa Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Johnson Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Kim Cemetery]], Knights of Pythias Cemetery, [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Leyba Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Los Hermanos Penitentes Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Lucero Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Martinez Cemetery]], [[Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemeteries|Masonic Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Mestas Cemetery]], [[Branson, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemerteries|Mountain View Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Nola Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Pacheco Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Parker Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Pleasant View Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Plum Valley Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Prince Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Rivera Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Robb Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Romero Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Saint Anthony Cemetery]], Saint Anthony Cemetery, [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Saint Pius Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|San Juan Cemetery]], San Juan Cemetery, [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Scott Cemetery]],&nbsp; [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Simpson Cemetery]], [[Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemeteries|Starkville Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Tapia Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Tercio Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Thorp Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Tijeras Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Trinchera Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Trujillo Creek&nbsp;Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Valdea Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Valdez Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Vigil Cemetery]], [[Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemeteries|Vigil Cemetery]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Wilcox Cemetery]].
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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>
  
<br>
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=== Court Records ===
 +
{{CO Court Intro|Las Animas}}
  
===== Search be Cemetery Location  =====
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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.
  
[[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Abeyta]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Aguilar]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Andrix]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Barela]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Beshoar]], Boncarbo, [[Branson, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemerteries|Branson]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Burro Canyon]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Cokedale]], Cordova Plaza, Delhi, [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Earl]], El Moro, [[Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemeteries|Engleville]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Gulnare]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Hoehne]], Houghton, [[Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemeteries|Jansen]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Kim]], Ludlow, Lynn, Medina Plaza, Model, Monument Park, Parras Plaza, [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Patterson Crossing]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Reilly Canyon]], Rugby, [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|San Luis]], San Miguel, [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Segundo]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Simpson]], Sopris, [[Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemeteries|Starkville]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Stonewall]], Stonewall Gap, [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Tercio]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Thatcher]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Tijeras]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Tobe]], Torres, [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Trinchera]], [[Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, Cemeteries|Trinidad,]] Tyrone, Valdez, [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Northern County cemeteries|Vallorso]], Velasquez Plaza, Vigil, [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Villegreen]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Eastern county cemeteries|Walts Corner]],&nbsp;[[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Weston]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado, Western county cemeteries|Whiskey Canyon]], Zamara <br>  
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Las Animas}}
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'''Online Directories'''<br>
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*'''1892-1935'' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images, Trinidad City Directories, various dates<br>
  
===== Other Cemetery Websites =====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Las Animas}}
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/lasanimas.htm Gen Web Archives].&nbsp; Listed Cemeteries for Las Animas County.
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
*[http://www.roadsofthepast.com/las_animas_cemeteries Gen Web].&nbsp; Listed Cemeteries for Las Animas County.&nbsp;
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Las Animas}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
 +
{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Las Animas}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Las Animas}}
  
==== Church Records  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Las Animas}}
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Las Animas}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
  
==== Directories  ====
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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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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*'''1862-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3313 Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index only<br>
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For more information see [[Colorado Land and Property]]<br>
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|Las Animas}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
  
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|Las Animas}}
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{{CO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{CO La Animas County}}}}
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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>
  
==== History  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|Las Animas}}
  
===== Local History =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Las Animas}}
  
{{CO History Intro}}
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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>
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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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>
  
{{CO Land Intro}}
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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>
  
==== Maps  ====
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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>
  
==== Military  ====
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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/ Ancestry.com] — ($), index<br>
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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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>
  
==== Newspapers ====
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For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
  
{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Las Animas}}
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|Las Animas}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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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>
  
==== Periodicals  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Las Animas}}
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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
  
==== Probate  ====
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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
  
{{CO Probate Intro}} <br>
 
  
==== Public Records  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{CO Obituaries Intro|Las Animas}}
  
===== School Records =====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{CO Other Records Intro|Las Animas}}
  
==== Repositories  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{CO Periodicals Intro|Las Animas}}
  
===== Archives  =====
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=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{CO Probate Intro|Las Animas}}
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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*'''1875–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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=== School Records ===
 +
{{CO Schools Intro|Las Animas}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{CO Tax Intro|Las Animas}}
  
===== Libraries  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|Las Animas}}
  
*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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==== Birth ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Las Animas}}
  
*Aguilar Public Library<br>146 W. Main Street<br>Aguilar, CO 81020<br>Telephone: 719-941-4426
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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>
  
===== Museums  =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Las Animas}}
  
===== Societies  =====
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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>
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Death ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Las Animas}}
  
{{CO Tax Intro}}
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Las Animas}}
  
{{CO Vital Intro}}  
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''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''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>
  
===== Birth  =====
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Las Animas}}
  
===== Marriage  =====
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=== Archives ===
 +
{{CO Archives Intro|Las Animas}}
  
===== Death  =====
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{{CO Archives}} <br> Las Animas County Naturalizations 1878 - 1906 <br>Las Animas County Old Age Pensions 1933 - 1936
  
===== Divorce =====
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
=== Places  ===
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*[[Rye Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Raton New Mexico Family History Center]]
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*[[Alamosa Colorado Family History Center]]
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Libraries ===
 +
{{CO Libraries Intro|Las Animas}}
  
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<br>  
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'''Trinidad/Carnegie Public Library'''<br>202 N Animas Street Trinidad, CO 81082<br>Telephone: 719-846-6841<br>[http://www.carnegiepubliclibrary.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Aguilar Public Library'''<br>146 W. Main Street<br>Aguilar, CO 81020<br>Telephone: 719-941-4426<br>[http://aguilarco.com/aguilar-public-library/ Website]
  
===== Ghost Towns  =====
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=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|Las Animas}}
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|Las Animas}}
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'''Trinidad History Society and Museum'''<br> 312 E Main St.<br> Trinidad CO 81082-2713
  
Berwind, Del Agua, Morley, Primero, Tabaco
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'''Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 1407<br> 100 E. Abriendo<br> Pueblo, CO 81004-4290<br>E-mail:[mailto:secogensoc@gmail.com secogensoc@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.secogensoc.org/ Website]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|Las Animas}}
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Las+Animas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205396|Colorado|Las%20Animas}}- 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
*A website with photos of the little town of [http://www.sangres.com/colorado/lasanimas/kim.htm Kim]  
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*A website with photos of the little town of [http://www.sangres.com/colorado/lasanimas/kim.htm Kim]
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Las_Animas/ Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Las_Animas/ Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Las Animas}}
  
<references /> {{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Las_Animas_County,_Colorado]]
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{{Colorado|Colorado}}
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[[Category:Las_Animas_County,_Colorado]][[Category:Colorado_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 21:13, 13 February 2018

United States
Colorado
Las Animas County

Guide to Las Animas 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: Trinidad
Organized: 9 February 1866
Parent County(s): Huerfano [1]
Neighboring Counties
Baca  • Bent  • Colfax (NM)  • Costilla  • Huerfano  • Otero  • Pueblo  • Union (NM)
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoLasAnimasCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado Las Animas County.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

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

County Courthouse

Las Animas County Courthouse
200 E 1st St
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: 719.846.3314
Las Animas County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1887, land records from 1883 and military discharge records from 1918;
County Health Department has birth and death records.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records[2]
Birth records exist for the city of Trinidad 1893-1907[3]

Las Animas 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 1887 1893 1866 1888 1866 1860


Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • Before 1861 this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.


Populated Places

The following are locations in Las Animas County, Colorado:[11]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
  • Medina Plaza
  • Model
  • Monument Park
  • Parras Plaza
  • Patterson Crossing
  • Reilly Canyon
  • Rugby
  • San Miguel
  • Simpson
  • Tercio
  • Tijeras
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Las Animas 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.[12] See links listed below.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 4,276
1880 8,903 108.2%
1890 17,208 93.3%
1900 21,842 26.9%
1910 33,643 54.0%
1920 38,975 15.8%
1930 36,008 −7.6%
1940 32,369 −10.1%
1950 25,902 −20.0%
1960 19,983 −22.9%
1970 15,744 −21.2%
1980 14,897 −5.4%
1990 13,765 −7.6%
2000 15,207 10.5%
2010 15,507 2.0%
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.[13] 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

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.

Directories

Online 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

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


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.


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.

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. [14]

Marriage

Online Records

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [14]

Divorce

Online Records

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Las Animas 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
Las Animas County Naturalizations 1878 - 1906
Las Animas County Old Age Pensions 1933 - 1936

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

Trinidad/Carnegie Public Library
202 N Animas Street Trinidad, CO 81082
Telephone: 719-846-6841
Website

Aguilar Public Library
146 W. Main Street
Aguilar, CO 81020
Telephone: 719-941-4426
Website

Museums

Societies

Trinidad History Society and Museum
312 E Main St.
Trinidad CO 81082-2713

Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society
PO Box 1407
100 E. Abriendo
Pueblo, CO 81004-4290
E-mail:secogensoc@gmail.com
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 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.
  3. The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 93.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Las Animas 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. 6.0 6.1 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.
  7. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  9. 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.
  10. Handybook, 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.
  11. Wikipedia contributors, "Las Animas County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las Animas_County,_Colorado, accessed 31 May 2017.
  12. 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.
  13. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov