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

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Online Records

Moffat County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Moffat County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Founded February 27, 1911
County Seat Craig
Address Moffat County Courthouse
221 W Victory Way
Craig, CO 81625
Phone: 970.824.9109
Moffat County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage, land and military records from 1911;
Public Health Department has birth and death records;
County Court has divorce, probate and court records[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records

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

County Seat

Craig [2]

Parent County

  • 1911--Moffat County was created 27 February 1911 from Routt County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business Records and Commerce



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

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Craig

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups




Local History

Template:CO History Intro

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Colorado Land and Property for additional information about early Colorado land grants.

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where current records are also housed.



Naturalization and Citizenship


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




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

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

Public Records

School Records



The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Moffat County, Colorado Genealogy in this online database Archives Search. For a full list of online holdings, click here.
1880-1939 Divorce Index
1883-1900 Mine Accidents, Non - fatal
1897-1920 Horseshoers
1936-1942 Civilian Conservation Corps Enrollments
1966-1968 Vietnam Deaths

Moffat County Inheritance Tax 1920 - 1943

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.


Moffat County Library
570 Green Street
Craig CO 81625
Telephone 970-824-5116
Website http://www.moffat.lib.co.us/



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.

Colorado State Archives has put the Moffat County Inheritance Tax Records Index for the years 1920-1943 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 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. [3]


For marriages from 1911-1915 see Western States Marriage Index.


Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [3]



Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Moffett County, Colorado. Page 100 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov