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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Colorado|Colorado]]&nbsp;&gt; Morgan County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Morgan_County,_Colorado|Morgan County]]'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Morgan County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Morgan County
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| county_map = Colorado Morgan County.png
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| state = Colorado
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| founded year = 1889
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| founded date = February 19
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| seat = Fort Morgan
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| building address = Morgan County Courthouse<br>PO Box 596<br>Fort Morgan, CO 80701-2307<br>Phone: 970.867.5616<br>[http://www.co.morgan.co.us/ '''Morgan County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History  ==
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County Clerk has marriage and land&nbsp;from 1889; <br>County Health Department has&nbsp;birth and death records&nbsp;from 1910<br>Clerk District Court has divorce and probate records&nbsp;from 1889; <br>County Court has court&nbsp;records from 1889<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morgan 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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==== Parent County ====
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== Historical Facts ==
  
'''1889--'''Morgan County was created 19 February 1889 from [[Weld|Weld]] County. '''County seat:''' Fort Morgan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Morgan County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Morgan County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Morgan County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Morgan County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Morgan County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Morgan County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>*<br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Morgan County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Morgan County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Morgan County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== County Seat ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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Fort Morgan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==== Parent County ====
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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'''1889--'''Morgan County was created 19 February 1889 from [[Weld County, Colorado|Weld]] County.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Washington_County,_Colorado|Washington]]
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*[[Adams County, Colorado|Adams&nbsp;]]
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*[[Logan County, Colorado|Logan&nbsp;]]
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*[[Washington County, Colorado|Washington&nbsp;]]
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*[[Weld County, Colorado|Weld]]
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
[[Logan_County,_Colorado|Logan]]
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=== Resources  ===
  
[[Weld_County,_Colorado|Weld]]
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
[[Adams_County,_Colorado|Adams]]
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==== Biography  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/mother_comp/morgan.htm Morgan&nbsp;County Mothers' Compensation Records] for 1935. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the&nbsp;Morgan County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:  
 
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/mother_comp/morgan.htm Morgan&nbsp;County Mothers' Compensation Records] for 1935. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the&nbsp;Morgan County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:  
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*Other Actions done by the County
 
*Other Actions done by the County
  
==== Land  ====
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[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/oap/morgan.html Morgan&nbsp;County Old Age Pension Records] 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Morgan County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:
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*Name of Applicant
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*Date and Amount of pension payment
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*Any adjustments to the pension
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*Person's age
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*Town nearest to where they lived
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*Other Actions done by the County <br>
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==== Directories  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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===== Local History =====
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{{CO History Intro}}
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{CO Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Morgan}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate ====
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Archives =====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Fort Morgan Colorado Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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East Morgan County Library District/Brush<br>500 Clayton Street<br>Brush, CO 80723<br>Telephone 970-842-4596<br>Website http://emcld.polarislibrary.com/Search/default.aspx?ctx=3.1033.0.0.2<br>
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Taxation ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Death  =====
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=== Places  ===
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205433&subject_disp=Colorado%2C+Morgan&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Morgan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Morgan/ Morgan County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Morgan_County,_Colorado]]
 
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Revision as of 23:04, 11 June 2013

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

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Morgan County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Morgan County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 19, 1889
County Seat Fort Morgan
Courthouse
Address Morgan County Courthouse
PO Box 596
Fort Morgan, CO 80701-2307
Phone: 970.867.5616
Morgan County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land from 1889;
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1910
Clerk District Court has divorce and probate records from 1889;
County Court has court records from 1889[1]


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
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*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Fort Morgan [2]

Parent County

1889--Morgan County was created 19 February 1889 from Weld County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Court Records

Morgan County Mothers' Compensation Records for 1935. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Morgan County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Date and Amount of Compensation payment
  • Any adjustments to the pension
  • Person's age
  • Town nearest to where they lived
  • Other Actions done by the County

Morgan County Old Age Pension Records 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Morgan County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Date and Amount of pension payment
  • Any adjustments to the pension
  • Person's age
  • Town nearest to where they lived
  • Other Actions done by the County

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

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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.


Maps

Family Maps of Morgan County, Colorado Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

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

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

East Morgan County Library District/Brush
500 Clayton Street
Brush, CO 80723
Telephone 970-842-4596
Website http://emcld.polarislibrary.com/Search/default.aspx?ctx=3.1033.0.0.2

Taxation

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.

Colorado Vital Records Search

Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morgan 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).
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