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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Ouray_County,_Colorado|Ouray County]]''<br>  
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Guide to '''Ouray 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 = Ouray County
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| state = Colorado
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| founded year = 1877
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| founded date = January 18
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| seat = Ouray
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| building address = Ouray County Courthouse<br>541 4th St<br>Ouray, CO 81427<br>Phone: 970.325.4961<br>[http://ouraycountyco.gov/ '''Ouray County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1881&nbsp; County&nbsp;Treasurer <br>has birth records from 1877 and death records from 1894;<br>Court Clerk has divorce, probate and Court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ouray County, Colorado. Page 100 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1877--'''Ouray county was created 18 January 1877 as Uncompahgre County from [[Hinsdale_County,_Colorado|Hinsdale]] and [[San_Juan_County,_Colorado|San Juan]] Counties. The name was changed to Ouray in 1883. '''County seat:''' Ouray <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*18 January '''1877''' - Ouray county (original, renamed) was created from [[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan County]]. <ref>Colo. Laws 1876, 1st sess., ch. 21, par. 385-392/pp. 207-209</ref> This is not quite the same county as the present day county of Ouray. '''County seat:''' Ouray <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*19 Feb '''1881''' - OURAY county lost land to creation of DOLORES county. <ref>Colo. Laws 1881, 3d sess., pp. 92-96</ref>
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*27 Feb '''1883''' - OURAY county lost land to creation of UNCOMPAHGRE County (extinct); OURAY County regained the lost portion three days later. <ref>Colo. Laws 1883, 4th sess., pp. 139-142</ref>
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*2 Mar '''1883''' - OURAY County was renamed SAN MIGUEL County and UNCOMPAHGRE County (extinct) was renamed OURAY County. OURAY County in effect regained the area it lost three days earlier to the creation of UNCOMPAHGRE County and lost all the territory that became SAN MIGUEL County. <ref>Colo. Laws 1883, 4th sess., sec. 1/p. 123</ref>
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
Hinsdale, Gunnison, Montrose, San Miguel and San Juan
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*[[Gunnison County, Colorado|Gunnison, Colorado]]
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*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale, Colorado]]
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*[[Montrose County, Colorado|Montrose, Colorado]]
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*[[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan, Colorado]]
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*[[San Miguel County, Colorado|San Miguel, Colorado]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Census  ====
 
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{{Census|Colorado}}
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Ouray Library District<br>320 6th Ave<br>Ouray, CO 81427<br>Telephone 970-325-4616<br>Website http://ouray.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus <br>
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<br>Ridgway Library District<br>300 Charles<br>Ridgway, CO 81432<br>Telephone 970-626-5252<br>Website http://www.youseemore.com/RIDGWAYPL/DEFAULT.ASP <br>
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Ouray County Historical Society<br>P. O. Box 151<br>Ouray, CO 81427<br>Telephone 970-325-4576<br>Website http://www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org/<br>
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205443&subject_disp=Colorado%2C+Ouray&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Ouray|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Ouray/ Ouray County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Revision as of 21:07, 19 April 2013

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

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Ouray County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Ouray County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 18, 1877
County Seat Ouray
Courthouse
Address Ouray County Courthouse
541 4th St
Ouray, CO 81427
Phone: 970.325.4961
Ouray County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1881  County Treasurer
has birth records from 1877 and death records from 1894;
Court Clerk has divorce, probate and Court records[1]

History

Parent County

  • 18 January 1877 - Ouray county (original, renamed) was created from San Juan County. [2] This is not quite the same county as the present day county of Ouray. County seat: Ouray [3]

Boundary Changes

  • 19 Feb 1881 - OURAY county lost land to creation of DOLORES county. [4]
  • 27 Feb 1883 - OURAY county lost land to creation of UNCOMPAHGRE County (extinct); OURAY County regained the lost portion three days later. [5]
  • 2 Mar 1883 - OURAY County was renamed SAN MIGUEL County and UNCOMPAHGRE County (extinct) was renamed OURAY County. OURAY County in effect regained the area it lost three days earlier to the creation of UNCOMPAHGRE County and lost all the territory that became SAN MIGUEL County. [6]

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

 Colorado State Archives has put the Ouray County Probate Index for the years 1878-1919 on-line

Taxation

Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Societies and Libraries

Ouray Library District
320 6th Ave
Ouray, CO 81427
Telephone 970-325-4616
Website http://ouray.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus


Ridgway Library District
300 Charles
Ridgway, CO 81432
Telephone 970-626-5252
Website http://www.youseemore.com/RIDGWAYPL/DEFAULT.ASP

Ouray County Historical Society
P. O. Box 151
Ouray, CO 81427
Telephone 970-325-4576
Website http://www.ouraycountyhistoricalsociety.org/

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ouray County, Colorado. Page 100 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Colo. Laws 1876, 1st sess., ch. 21, par. 385-392/pp. 207-209
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Colo. Laws 1881, 3d sess., pp. 92-96
  5. Colo. Laws 1883, 4th sess., pp. 139-142
  6. Colo. Laws 1883, 4th sess., sec. 1/p. 123
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