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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Ouray_County,_Colorado|Ouray County]]''<br>  
 
''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Ouray_County,_Colorado|Ouray County]]''<br>  
  
Guide to '''Ouray County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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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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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
*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>
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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>'''[[Ouray County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ouray County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ouray County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ouray County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ouray County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ouray County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Ouray County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Ouray County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Ouray County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== County Seat  ====
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Ouray <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Parent County ====
  
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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.
 
*19 Feb '''1881''' - OURAY county lost land to creation of DOLORES county. <ref>Colo. Laws 1881, 3d sess., pp. 92-96</ref>  
 
*19 Feb '''1881''' - OURAY county lost land to creation of DOLORES county. <ref>Colo. Laws 1881, 3d sess., pp. 92-96</ref>  
 
*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>  
 
*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>  
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
*[[Gunnison County, Colorado|Gunnison, Colorado]]  
 
*[[Gunnison County, Colorado|Gunnison, Colorado]]  
 
*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale, Colorado]]  
 
*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale, Colorado]]  
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*[[San Miguel County, Colorado|San Miguel, Colorado]]
 
*[[San Miguel County, Colorado|San Miguel, Colorado]]
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories  ====
  
{{Census|Colorado}}
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Maps ====
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===== Local History  =====
  
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
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==== 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  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/probate/ouray_probate.htm Colorado State Archives] has put the Ouray County Probate Index for the years 1878-1919 on-line. <br>
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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  =====
  
&nbsp;[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/probate/ouray_probate.htm Colorado State Archives] has put the Ouray County Probate Index for the years 1878-1919 on-line
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== 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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*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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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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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>
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
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===== Birth  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Marriage =====
  
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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===== Death  =====
  
<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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===== Divorce  =====
  
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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=== Places ===
 
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

Revision as of 16:58, 22 May 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

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

Ouray [2]

Parent County

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

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Land and Property

Maps

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

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

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

Public Records

School Records

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

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

Taxation

Vital Records

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), Ouray 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. Colo. Laws 1876, 1st sess., ch. 21, par. 385-392/pp. 207-209
  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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