Otero County, Colorado Genealogy
Guide to Otero County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Otero County, Colorado|
Location in the state of Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
|Founded||January 9, 1852|
|County Seat||La Junta|
|Address|| Otero County Courthouse|
13 W 3rd St
La Junta, CO 81050-0000
Otero County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 Quick Facts
- 3 Historical Facts
- 4 Resources
- 5 Census
- 5.1 Church Records
- 5.2 Court Records
- 5.3 Directories
- 5.4 Emigration and Immigration
- 5.5 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 5.6 Gazetteers
- 5.7 Genealogy
- 5.8 History
- 5.9 Land and Property
- 5.10 Maps
- 5.11 Military
- 5.12 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 5.13 Newspapers
- 5.14 Obituaries
- 5.15 Periodicals
- 5.16 Probate
- 5.17 Public Records
- 5.18 Repositories
- 5.19 Taxation
- 5.20 Vital Records
- 6 Places
- 7 Websites
- 8 References
County Clerk has marriage records from 1892 and land records 1889
Clerk County Court has divorce and probate recors; Clerk District Court
has court records
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
- Before 1861 the southern 2/3rds of this modern Colorado county were in New Mexico.
- 9 January 1852 it was created part of Taos County in New Mexico Territory. 
- 1 February 1860 it became part of Mora County.
- 28 February 1861 it was transferred to Colorado  (1 Nov 1861 Huerfano County).
- Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
25 March 1889: Otero County was created from Bent County.
Business Records and Commerce
- Otero County Cemeteries - Otero County Genealogy and History
- Otero County Cemeteries - USGenWeb Archives
- Otero County Cemeteries - List, Findagrave
- Otero County Cemeteries - Map, Findagrave
For tips on accessing Otero County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Land and Property
Family Maps of Otero County, Colorado Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
Naturalization and Citizenship
Family History Centers
- Otero County CO Trails to the Past
- Orero County CO GenWeb
- Otero County CO GenWeb Archives
- Orero County CO Rootsweb
- Otero County CO Linkpendium
- Otero County CO Genealogy and History
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 100, Otero County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
- Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
- Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
- Adrian B. Ettlinger, AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL CD-ROM no. 4903.
- Handybook, 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.