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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Montezuma_County,_Colorado|Montezuma County]]''<br>
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Guide to '''Montezuma County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Montezuma 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=  April 16,  1889
| county = Montezuma County
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|county seat= Cortez
| county_map = Colorado Montezuma County.png
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|parent county= [[La Plata County, Colorado Genealogy|La Plata ]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
| state = Colorado
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|county1= [[Apache County, Arizona Genealogy|Apache (AZ)]]
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|county2= [[Dolores County, Colorado Genealogy|Dolores]]
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|county3= [[La Plata County, Colorado Genealogy|La Plata]]
| founded year = 1889
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|county4= [[San Juan County, Colorado Genealogy|San Juan]]
| founded date = April 16
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|county5= [[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Juan (NM)]]
| seat = Cortez
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|county6= [[San Juan County, Utah Genealogy|San Juan (UT)]]</br><center>[[Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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| building address = Montezuma County Courthouse<br>109 W Main St Ste 302<br>Cortez, CO 81321<br>Phone: 970.565.3728<br> }}
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Montezuma}}
  
County&nbsp;District Court has divorce, probate and court records<br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montezuma 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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'''Montezuma County Courthouse'''<br>109 W Main St Ste 302<br>Cortez, CO 81321<br>Phone: 970.565.3728<br>[http://montezumacounty.org/web/ Montezuma County Website]<br><br>
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County District Court has divorce, probate and court records<br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montezuma County, Colorado. Page 100 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== History ==
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=== Montezuma County, Colorado Record Dates ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1889 <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>*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1889<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1889<br></center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Montezuma County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Montezuma County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Montezuma County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
*'''1889--'''Montezuma County was created 16 April 1889 from [[La Plata County, Colorado|La Plata ]]County.
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*'''County seat:''' Cortez <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Montezuma}}
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*'''1889--'''Montezuma County was created 16 April 1889 from [[La Plata County, Colorado Genealogy|La Plata ]]County.
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*'''County seat:''' Cortez<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>
  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Montezuma}}
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The following are locations in Montezuma County, Colorado:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Montezuma County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montezuma_County,_Colorado, accessed  17 May 2017.</ref>
  
*[[Apache County, Arizona|Apache County, Arizona]]
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*[[Dolores County, Colorado|Dolores]]  
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*[[La Plata County, Colorado|La Plata]]
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*[[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan]]  
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortez,_Colorado Cortez]</div>
*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan County, New Mexico]]  
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolores,_Colorado Dolores]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arriola,_Colorado Arriola]
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== Resources  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Montezuma}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Montezuma}}
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57162&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Arriola]  
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=== Bible Records ===
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2353866&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Battlerock]  
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{{CO Bible Intro|Montezuma}}
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57207&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Cedar Grove]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1490238&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Cortez]  
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=== Biographies  ===
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1290453915468_831" />[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2320962&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Dolores]  
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Montezuma}}
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2296712&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Eaton]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57271&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Fairview]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1290454964203_41" />
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2248621&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Family]  
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Montezuma}}
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57308&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Goodman Point]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2359318&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Healy]  
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=== Cemeteries ===
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57384&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Lamb]  
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Montezuma}}
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57391&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Lebannon]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57566&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Lewis (Sunnyside)]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1993481&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& McElmo]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57422&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Memorial Garden]  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Montezuma County, Colorado''' online and in print</center>
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2235613&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Mitchell]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2130961&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Old Mormon]  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1963336&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Peoples]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1963336&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Riverside (Peoples)]  
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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=282&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57548&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Sheek]  
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* [http://www.cogenweb.com/montezuma/info/cemetery.html COGenWeb]
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1290454085328_761" />[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2358589&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Shilo]  
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/montezuma.htm COGenWeb Archives]
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2243486&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Simon Draw]  
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/montezuma.html Tombstone Project]
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=405940&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Summit Ridge]  
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=42&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57566&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Sunnyside]  
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Montezuma%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=405940&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Sunset Memorial Gardens (Summit Ridge)]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57572&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Sylvan]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1996197&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Towaoc]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57597&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Ute Mountain Tribal]  
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* {{FHL|542587|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=cemeteries+Montezuma+County%2C+Colorado&qt=results_page 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=282 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57162&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Arriola]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2353866&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Battlerock]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57207&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Cedar Grove]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1490238&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Cortez]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Delores-Cemetery-District/273995#& Dolores]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2296712&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Eaton]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57271&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Fairview]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1290454964203_41" />
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2248621&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Whitehorse Family]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57308&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Goodman Point]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57384&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Lamb]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57391&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Lebannon]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57566&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Lewis (Sunnyside)]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1993481&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& McElmo]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57422&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Memorial Garden]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2235613&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Mitchell]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2130961&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=1& Old Mormon]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1963336&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Peoples]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1963336&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Riverside (Peoples)]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57548&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Sheek]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2243486&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Simon Draw]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=405940&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Summit Ridge]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57566&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Sunnyside]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=405940&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Sunset Memorial Gardens (Summit Ridge)]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57572&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Sylvan]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1996197&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Towaoc]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57597&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Ute Mountain Tribal]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2297377&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Webber]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2297377&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=282&CSsr=21& Webber]
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|}
  
==== Census ====
+
=== Census Records ===
 +
{{Historical populations
 +
|type = USA
 +
|heading = Census
 +
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montezuma_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
 +
|1890 |1529
 +
|1900 |3058
 +
|1910 |5029
 +
|1920 |6260
 +
|1930 |7798
 +
|1940 |10463
 +
|1950 |9991
 +
|1960 |14014
 +
|1970 |12952
 +
|1980 |16510
 +
|1990 |18762
 +
|2000 |23830
 +
|2010 |25535
 +
}}
 +
{{CO Census Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
====State and Territory Census Records====
 +
*'''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
 +
*'''1885''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807096 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
 +
*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6837 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images<br>
  
{{Census|Colorado}}
 
  
==== Church  ====
+
==== Federal Census Records ====
 +
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>
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
 
  
*Cortez  
+
=== Church Records ===
 +
{{CO Church Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
'''Online Church Records'''<br>
 +
''Presbyterian Church''<br>
 +
*'''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>
 +
 
 +
LDS Ward and Branch Records
 +
 
 +
*Cortez
 
*Moncos
 
*Moncos
  
==== Court  ====
+
=== Court Records ===
 +
{{CO Court Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
=== Directories ===
 +
{{CO Directories Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 +
{{CO Emigration Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 +
{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 +
{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
=== Genealogies ===
 +
{{CO Genealogies Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
=== Guardianship ===
 +
{{CO Guardianship Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
=== Land and Property Records ===
 +
{{CO Land Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
''Online Land Records''<br>
 +
 
 +
*[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>
 +
*[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>
 +
*'''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>
 +
*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
 +
*'''1862-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3313 Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index only<br>
 +
For more information see [[Colorado Land and Property]]<br>
 +
 
 +
=== Local Histories ===
 +
{{CO Histories Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
{{CO History Intro}}
 +
 
 +
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 +
{{CO Maps Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
[[Image:Comontezuma.jpg|right|250px]]<br>
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties<br>
 +
*[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>
 +
 
 +
=== Migration ===
 +
{{CO Migration Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
=== Military Records ===
 +
{{CO Military Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
==== Online Collections ====
 +
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>
 +
 
 +
''All Veterans''<br>
 +
*[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>
 +
 
 +
''Civil War''<br>
 +
*[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>
 +
*'''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>
 +
 
 +
''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
 +
*'''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>
  
==== Land  ====
+
''World War I''<br>
 +
*'''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>
 +
*'''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>
 +
*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5442 Colorado Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com/] — ($), index<br>
  
==== Local Histories  ====
+
''Vietnam War''<br>
 +
*'''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>
  
==== Maps  ====
+
For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
  
==== Military  ====
+
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{CO Naturalization Intro|Montezuma}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
+
''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''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>
 +
*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<br>
  
Search current and archived [http://archive.cortezjournal.com/index_obituaries.asp obituaries] published in ''The Cortez Journal'' (Cortez, Colorado) from September 1999 to the present.
+
=== Newspapers ===
  
==== Probate  ====
+
''Colorado Newspapers Online''
 +
*[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
 +
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Colorado/Default.aspx?category=38&ldf=2 Colorado Newspapers] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($)
 +
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/colorado GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
 +
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/colorado/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
 +
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Colorado newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
 +
*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
  
==== Taxation  ====
+
''Colorado Newspaper Catalogs''
 +
*[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
  
==== Vital Records  ====
+
Search current and archived [http://obituaries.the-journal.com/obituaries/the-journal/ obituaries] published in ''The Cortez Journal'' (Cortez, Colorado) from September 1999 to the present.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
+
{{CO Newspapers Intro|Montezuma}}
  
Cortez Public Library<br>202 N. Park<br>Cortez, CO 81321<br>Telephone: 970-565-8117<br>Website [http://www.cityofcortez.com/government/public_library_0 www.cityofcortez.com/government/public_library_0]
+
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{CO Obituaries Intro|Montezuma}}
  
<br>Dolores Library District/Montezuma County<br>1002 Railroad Ave<br>Dolores, CO 81323<br>Telephone: 970-882-4127<br>Website [http://www.doloreslibrary.org/ www.doloreslibrary.org/]
+
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{CO Other Records Intro|Montezuma}}
  
<br>Mancos Public Library District<br>211 West First Street<br>Mancos, CO 81328<br>Telehone 970-533-7600<br>Website&nbsp; [http://mancoslibrary.org/ http://mancoslibrary.org/]
+
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{CO Periodicals Intro|Montezuma}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
+
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{CO Probate Intro|Montezuma}}'''Online Records
 +
*'''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 '''$'''
 +
 
 +
=== School Records ===
 +
{{CO Schools Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{CO Tax Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{CO Vital Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
==== Birth ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
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>
 +
 
 +
==== Marriage ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''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>
 +
*'''1853-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org] - Index and images<br>
 +
*'''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] ($), Index and images<br>
 +
*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
 +
*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
 +
 
 +
==== Death ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
 +
 
 +
==== Divorce ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
''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>
 +
*'''1900-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2043439|Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images of original index<br>
 +
 
 +
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
=== Archives ===
 +
{{CO Archives Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 
 +
{{CO Archives}}
 +
 
 +
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Cortez Colorado Family History Center]]
 
*[[Cortez Colorado Family History Center]]
 +
*[[Blanding Utah Family History Center]]
 +
 +
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{CO Libraries Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
 +
'''Cortez Public Library'''<br>202 N. Park<br>Cortez, CO 81321<br>Telephone: 970-565-8117<br>[http://www.cityofcortez.com/Index.aspx?NID=141 Website]<br><br>
 +
'''Dolores Library District/Montezuma County'''<br>1002 Railroad Ave<br>Dolores, CO 81323<br>Telephone: 970-882-4127<br>[http://www.doloreslibrary.org/ Website]<br><br>
 +
'''Mancos Public Library District'''<br>211 West First Street<br>Mancos, CO 81328<br>Telehone 970-533-7600<br>[http://mancoslibrary.org/ Website]
  
<br>
+
=== Museums ===
 +
{{CO Museums Intro|Montezuma}}
 +
== Societies ==
 +
{{CO Societies Intro|Montezuma}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
+
== Websites ==
 +
{{CO Websites Intro|Montezuma}}
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Montezuma|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
+
*{{FHL Place IDNum|205423|Colorado|Montezuma}}- 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/Montezuma/ Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Montezuma/ Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
+
== Research Guides ==
 +
{{CO Research Guides Intro|Montezuma}}
  
<references />{{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}
+
== References ==
 +
<references />
  
[[Category:Montezuma_County,_Colorado]]
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{{Colorado|Colorado}}
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[[Category:Montezuma_County,_Colorado]] [[Category:Colorado_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 14:37, 21 June 2017

United States
Colorado
Montezuma County

Guide to Montezuma 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: Cortez
Organized: April 16, 1889
Parent County(s): La Plata [1]
Neighboring Counties
Apache (AZ)  • Dolores  • La Plata  • San Juan  • San Juan (NM)  • San Juan (UT)
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoMontezumaCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado Montezuma County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Montezuma County Courthouse
109 W Main St Ste 302
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970.565.3728
Montezuma County Website

County District Court has divorce, probate and court records
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records[2]

Montezuma County, Colorado Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
*
1889 [3]*
*
1889
1889
*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 Montezuma County, Colorado:[5]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Montezuma 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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 1,529
1900 3,058 100.0%
1910 5,029 64.5%
1920 6,260 24.5%
1930 7,798 24.6%
1940 10,463 34.2%
1950 9,991 −4.5%
1960 14,014 40.3%
1970 12,952 −7.6%
1980 16,510 27.5%
1990 18,762 13.6%
2000 23,830 27.0%
2010 25,535 7.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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.[6] See links listed below.

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.[7] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Colorado Census.


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

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Cortez
  • Moncos

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

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

Local histories are available for Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Colorado Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers

Comontezuma.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

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

Search current and archived obituaries published in The Cortez Journal (Cortez, Colorado) from September 1999 to the present.

For more information see Colorado Newspapers.

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.


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. [8]

Marriage

Online Records

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [8]

Divorce

Online Records

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Montezuma 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

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

Cortez Public Library
202 N. Park
Cortez, CO 81321
Telephone: 970-565-8117
Website

Dolores Library District/Montezuma County
1002 Railroad Ave
Dolores, CO 81323
Telephone: 970-882-4127
Website

Mancos Public Library District
211 West First Street
Mancos, CO 81328
Telehone 970-533-7600
Website

Museums

Societies

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), Montezuma County, Colorado. Page 100 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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Montezuma County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montezuma_County,_Colorado, accessed 17 May 2017.
  6. 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.
  7. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov