Ouray County, Colorado Genealogy

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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
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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]


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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