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Guide to '''Logan County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
[http://www.logancountyco.gov/ Logan County Courthouse]<br>315 Main Street;<br>Sterling, CO 80751-4349; <br>Phone. 970.522.1544
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|organized=  February 25,  1887
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|county seat= Sterling
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|parent county= [[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy|Weld]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Cheyenne County, Nebraska Genealogy|Cheyenne (NE)]]
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|county2= [[Kimball County, Nebraska Genealogy|Kimball (NE)]]
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|county3= [[Morgan County, Colorado Genealogy|Morgan]]
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|county4= [[Phillips County, Colorado Genealogy|Phillips]]
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|county5= [[Sedgwick County, Colorado Genealogy|Sedgwick]]
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|county6= [[Washington County, Colorado Genealogy|Washington]]
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|county7= [[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy|Weld]]
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|county8= [[Yuma County, Colorado Genealogy|Yuma]]</br><center>[[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
County Clerk Recorder has marriage records from 1887 <br>and military records from 1914; County Healther Department<br>has birth and death; County&nbsp;Assessor has land records&nbsp;from 1875;<br>District Court has probate, naturalization and&nbsp;divorce&nbsp;records;<br>County Court has court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Logan County, Colorado. Page 100 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Description ===
  
== History  ==
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The County was named for John A. Logan. The County has Sterling as it's seat and the County was created February 25, 1887. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Logan, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_County,_Colorado 7/03/2017.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Logan}}
  
*'''1887--'''Logan County was created 25 February 1887 from [[Weld County, Colorado|Weld]] County. '''County seat:''' Sterling <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''Logan County Courthouse'''<br>315 Main Street<br>Sterling, CO 80751-4349<br>Phone: 970.522.1544<br>[http://www.logancountyco.gov/ Logan County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk Recorder has marriage records from 1887 and military records from 1914; <br>County Health Department has birth and death; <br>County Assessor has land records from 1875;<br>District Court has probate, naturalization and divorce records;<br>County Court has court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Logan County, Colorado. Page 100 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Logan 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), Logan County, Colorado. Page 100 {{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; Colorado Office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1863
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1863
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1875
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Logan County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Logan County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Logan County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Logan}}
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*'''1887--'''Logan County was created 25 February 1887 from [[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy|Weld]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Sterling<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>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
  
*[[Cheyenne County, Nebraska|Cheyenne County, Nebraska]]
 
*[[Kimball County, Nebraska|Kimball County, Nebraska]]
 
*[[Morgan County, Colorado|Morgan]]
 
*[[Phillips County, Colorado|Phillips]]
 
*[[Sedgwick County, Colorado|Sedgwick]]
 
*[[Washington County, Colorado|Washington]]
 
*[[Weld County, Colorado|Weld]]
 
*[[Yuma County, Colorado|Yuma]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Logan}}
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The following are locations in Logan County, Colorado:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Logan County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_County,_Colorado, accessed 22 May 2017.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterling,_Colorado Sterling]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crook,_Colorado Crook]
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Riverside Cemetary<br>18611 U S Hwy 6<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-522-2907
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Logan}}
  
Sunset Memorial Gardens<br>163339 County Road 41<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-522-0931
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Logan}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Logan}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Logan}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Logan}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Logan}}
  
County and Disctrict Court, ISP and Probation Officer<br>110 W. Riverview Road<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Logan County, Colorado''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=7&GScnty=278&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://cogenweb.com/lincoln/ COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/logan.htm#cems COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/logan.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=38&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Logan%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|520857|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=cemeteries+Logan+County%2C+Colorado&qt=results_page WorldCat]
  
Phone Numbers:<br>County Court: 970-522-1572<br>District Court: 970-522-6565<br>ISP and Probation Officer:970-522-4303
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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=278 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
  
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*Riverside Cemetary<br>18611 U S Hwy 6<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-522-2907
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*Sunset Memorial Gardens<br>163339 County Road 41<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-522-0931
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Logan}}
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |3070
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|1900 |3292
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|1910 |9549
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|1920 |18427
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|1930 |19946
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|1940 |18370
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|1950 |17187
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|1960 |20302
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|1970 |18852
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|1980 |19800
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|1990 |17567
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|2000 |20504
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|2010 |22709
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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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6837 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images<br>
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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The 1880 Census was the first Federal Census for Colorado after it became a state in 1876.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Colorado Census]].<br>
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*'''1860-1940''' Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=378&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Colorado%22%20%2Bsubject%3ACensus FamilySearch.org] — index/images
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Logan}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Presbyterian Church''<br>
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*'''1743-1970''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61048 U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1743-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
  
Journal Advocate<br>504 N. 3rd St.<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-522-1990<br>
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Logan}}
  
South Platte Sentinel<br>111 Poplar St.<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-522-8148<br>
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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.
  
==== Probate  ====
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County and Disctrict Court, ISP and Probation Officer<br>110 W. Riverview Road<br>Sterling, CO 80751
  
==== Taxation  ====
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Phone Numbers:<br>County Court: 970-522-1572<br>District Court: 970-522-6565<br>ISP and Probation Officer:970-522-4303
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/inh_tax/logan/index.html Colorado State Archives] has put the Logan County Inheritance Tax Records Index for the years 1913-1942 on-line.
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Logan}}
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'''Online Directories'''<br>
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*'''1911''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images, Sterling City Directory<br>
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Logan}}
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Logan}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Logan}}
  
Sterling Public Library<br>420 North Fifth Street<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>Telephone: 970-522-2023<br>http://www.sterlingcolo.com/?page_id=122<br>
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Logan}}
  
Fleming Community Library (School/Public<br>506 Fremont Avenue<br>Fleming, CO 80728<br>Telephone: 970-265-2046
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Logan}}
  
Northeastern Junior College Monahan Library<br>100 College Avenue<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-521-6612<br>http://njc.edu/library
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Logan}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
  
Logan County Genealogical Society<br>753 Taylor St.<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>  
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado DPA Land Records] - Index only; Choose ''Record Type,'' and search either "Land Patents" or "Land Records."<br>
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
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*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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*'''1862-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3313 Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index only<br>
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For more information see [[Colorado Land and Property]]<br>
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|Logan}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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''Online County Histories''
*[[Sterling Colorado Family History Center]]<br><br>
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*''A Brief History of Logan County, Colorado : with Reminiscences by Pioneers.'' 1928. By Emma Burke Conklin. [Colorado?] : E.B. Conklin. Online at:  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27985 Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|427303186|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|Logan}}
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[[Image:Cologan.jpg|right|325px]]<br>
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Logan County, Colorado Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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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>
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Logan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|Logan}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Logan}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Colorado. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Colorado Military Records|Colorado Military Records]].<br>
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''All Veterans''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Veterans Grave Registration Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Military - Grave<br>
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''Civil War''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Civil War Casualties Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Civil War Casualty<br>
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*'''1861-1865''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Volunteers Transcript of Record Index (1861-1865)] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Transcript of Record<br>
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''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
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*'''1898''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Volunteers in the Spanish American War, 1898] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Span-Am War Soldiers<br>
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''World War I''<br>
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*'''1916-1919''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Denver War Risk Insurance Applicants, 1916-1919] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, War Risk Insurance<br>
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*'''1917-1922''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives World War I Civilian Service Questionnaires, 1917-1922] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, WWI Questionnaire<br>
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5442 Colorado Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com/] — ($), index<br>
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*'''1966 & 1968''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Vietnam War Casualties - June-December 1966 & January-December 1968] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Vietnam Deaths<br>
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For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|Logan}}
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1868-1990''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61194 Colorado, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($); Index and images<br>
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*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Logan}}
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''Colorado Newspapers Online''
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co Colorado Online Historical Newspapers online] - in the [https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection] by the Colorado State Library
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Colorado/Default.aspx?category=38&ldf=2 Colorado Newspapers] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($)
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/colorado GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/colorado/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Colorado newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Colorado Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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*Journal Advocate<br>504 N. 3rd St.<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-522-1990
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*South Platte Sentinel<br>111 Poplar St.<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-522-8148
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{CO Obituaries Intro|Logan}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{CO Other Records Intro|Logan}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{CO Periodicals Intro|Logan}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CO Probate Intro|Logan}}'''Online Records
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*'''1875–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{CO Schools Intro|Logan}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{CO Tax Intro|Logan}}
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'''1913-1942''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] has put the Logan County Inheritance Tax Records Index for the years 1913-1942 on-line.
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|Logan}}
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]
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==== Birth ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Logan}}
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Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. <ref name="registrar">Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov</ref>
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==== Marriage ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Logan}}
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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://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] ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
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==== Death ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Logan}}
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
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==== Divorce ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Logan}}
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1851-1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60927 Colorado, Divorce Index, 1851-1985] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($); Index only<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2043439|Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images of original index<br>
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Logan}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{CO Archives Intro|Logan}}
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{{CO Archives}}<br>
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'''1913-1942''' Logan County Inheritance Tax<br>
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'''1915-1920''' Logan County School Census
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Sterling Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Sidney Nebraska Family History Center]]
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*[[Fort Morgan Colorado Family History Center]]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{CO Libraries Intro|Logan}}
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'''Sterling Public Library'''<br>420 North Fifth Street<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>Telephone: 970-522-2023<br>[http://www.sterlingcolo.com/?page_id=122 Webpage]<br><br>
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'''Fleming Community Library (School/Public)'''<br>506 Fremont Avenue<br>Fleming, CO 80728<br>Telephone: 970-265-2046<br><br>
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'''Northeastern Junior College Monahan Library'''<br>100 College Avenue<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-521-6612<br> [http://njc.edu/library Website]
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|}
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=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|Logan}}
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|Logan}}
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'''Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society'''<br>114 N. Chicago St.<br>Lincoln, Colorado 62656<br>Telephone: 217-732-3200<br>E-mail: [mailto:lcghs1@hotmail.com lcghs1@hotmail.com]<br>[http://www.logancoil-genhist.org/About/contact.htm Website]
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|Logan}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205406|Colorado|Logan}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Logan/ Logan County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Logan/ Logan County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Logan}}
  
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 01:36, 16 August 2017

United States
Colorado
Logan County

Guide to Logan 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: Sterling
Organized: February 25, 1887
Parent County(s): Weld [1]
Neighboring Counties
Cheyenne (NE)  • Kimball (NE)  • Morgan  • Phillips  • Sedgwick  • Washington  • Weld  • Yuma
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoLoganCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado Logan County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for John A. Logan. The County has Sterling as it's seat and the County was created February 25, 1887. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Logan County Courthouse
315 Main Street
Sterling, CO 80751-4349
Phone: 970.522.1544
Logan County Website

County Clerk Recorder has marriage records from 1887 and military records from 1914;
County Health Department has birth and death;
County Assessor has land records from 1875;
District Court has probate, naturalization and divorce records;
County Court has court records[3]

Logan 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
1863 1887 1863 1887 1875 1887 1860
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes


Populated Places

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

Cities
Towns
Census-designated places


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Logan 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
  • Riverside Cemetary
    18611 U S Hwy 6
    Sterling, CO 80751
    970-522-2907
  • Sunset Memorial Gardens
    163339 County Road 41
    Sterling, CO 80751
    970-522-0931

Census Records

In 1860, present-day Colorado was enumerated in the Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories. Colorado Territory was created in 1861 and was enumerated as such in the 1870 Census. A state census was taken in 1885 for Colorado.[7] See links listed below.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 3,070
1900 3,292 7.2%
1910 9,549 190.1%
1920 18,427 93.0%
1930 19,946 8.2%
1940 18,370 −7.9%
1950 17,187 −6.4%
1960 20,302 18.1%
1970 18,852 −7.1%
1980 19,800 5.0%
1990 17,567 −11.3%
2000 20,504 16.7%
2010 22,709 10.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State and Territory Census Records

Federal Census Records

The 1880 Census was the first Federal Census for Colorado after it became a state in 1876.[8] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Colorado Census.

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

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Colorado denominations, view the Colorado Church Records wiki page.

Online Church Records
Presbyterian Church

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.

County and Disctrict Court, ISP and Probation Officer
110 W. Riverview Road
Sterling, CO 80751

Phone Numbers:
County Court: 970-522-1572
District Court: 970-522-6565
ISP and Probation Officer:970-522-4303

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

Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

Cologan.jpg

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
  • Journal Advocate
    504 N. 3rd St.
    Sterling, CO 80751
    970-522-1990
  • South Platte Sentinel
    111 Poplar St.
    Sterling, CO 80751
    970-522-8148


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Probate records have been kept by the county courts. Colorado probate records include bonds, affidavits, letters, claims, appraisals, fee accounts, minutes, judgments, dockets, calendars, case files, and wills. The Family History Library does not have copies of probate records from Colorado.

You may obtain copies of documents from the clerk's office in the county courthouse.

Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

Colorado tax records complement land records and can be used as supplements to censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records. To find tax records in the FamilySearch Catalog, do a Place Search for the county.


1913-1942 Colorado State Archives has put the Logan County Inheritance Tax Records Index for the years 1913-1942 on-line.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Vital Records Section Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Colorado.

Colorado Vital Records Search

Birth

Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. [9]

Marriage

Online Records

Death

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

Divorce

Online Records

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Logan 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
1913-1942 Logan County Inheritance Tax
1915-1920 Logan County School Census

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

Sterling Public Library
420 North Fifth Street
Sterling, CO 80751
Telephone: 970-522-2023
Webpage

Fleming Community Library (School/Public)
506 Fremont Avenue
Fleming, CO 80728
Telephone: 970-265-2046

Northeastern Junior College Monahan Library
100 College Avenue
Sterling, CO 80751
970-521-6612
Website

Museums

Societies

Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society
114 N. Chicago St.
Lincoln, Colorado 62656
Telephone: 217-732-3200
E-mail: lcghs1@hotmail.com
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Logan, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_County,_Colorado 7/03/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Logan County, Colorado. Page 100 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Logan County, Colorado. Page 100 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; Colorado Office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Logan County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_County,_Colorado, accessed 22 May 2017.
  7. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 51-54; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 86. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov