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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Park_County,_Colorado|Park County]]'' <br>
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Guide to '''Park County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
| founded year = 1861
 
| founded date = November 1
 
| seat = Fairplay
 
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| building address = Park County Courthouse<br>501 Main Street<br>Fairplay, CO 80440<br>Phone: 719.836.2771<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Park-County-Colorado-Courts.htm '''Park County Website'''] }}
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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|organized=  November 1,  1861
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|county seat= Fairplay
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|parent county= Original county<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Chaffee County, Colorado Genealogy|Chaffee]]
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|county2= [[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy|Clear Creek]]
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|county3= [[Douglas County, Colorado Genealogy|Douglas]]
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|county4= [[Fremont County, Colorado Genealogy|Fremont]]
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|county5= [[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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|county6= [[Lake County, Colorado Genealogy|Lake]]
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|county7= [[Summit County, Colorado Genealogy|Summit]]
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|county8= [[Teller County, Colorado Genealogy|Teller]]</br><center>[[Park County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
County Clerk has marriage records 1893 and land records;<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Park 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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=== Description ===
  
== History ==
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The County was named by early fur traders and trappers in the area. The County has Fairplay as it's seat and the County was created November 1, 1861. The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, "Park, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/park/ 7/05/2017.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Park}}
  
'''1861--'''Park County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Fairplay <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''Park County Courthouse'''<br>501 Main Street<br>Fairplay, CO 80440<br>Phone: 719.836.2771<br>[http://www.parkco.us/ Park County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage records 1893 and land records;<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Park County, Colorado. Page 100 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
Courtesy of The Park County Historic Preservation Advisory Committee and the Park County Local History Archives:  
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=== Park County, Colorado Record Dates  ===
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{{CO Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Park County, Colorado. Page 100 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 93.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1892
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1893
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1899
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Park County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Park County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Park County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Park}}
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*'''1861--'''Park County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. A small part of Jefferson County was annexed in 1903.<ref name="red book">''The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources''. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 93.</ref>
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*'''County seat:''' Fairplay<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Park}}
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The following are locations in Park County, Colorado:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Park County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_County,_Colorado, accessed  18 May 2017.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma,_Colorado Alma]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairplay,_Colorado Fairplay]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bailey,_Colorado Bailey]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Como,_Colorado Como]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant,_Colorado Grant]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartsel,_Colorado Hartsel]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson,_Colorado Jefferson]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_George,_Colorado Lake George]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawnee,_Colorado Shawnee]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarryall,_Colorado Tarryall]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guffey,_Colorado Guffey]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antero_Junction,_Colorado Antero Junction]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckskin_Joe,_Park_County,_Colorado Buckskin Joe (Also known as Laurette or Lauret)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garo,_Colorado Garo]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howbert,_Colorado Howbert]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarryall_(ghost_town),_Colorado Tarryall]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump,_Colorado Trump]</div>
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Park}}
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Park}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Park}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Park}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Park}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Park}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Park County, Colorado''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=7&GScnty=287&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://cogenweb.com/park/cem-1.htm COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/park.htm COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/park.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=47&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Park%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|580025|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=cemeteries+Park+County%2C+Colorado&qt=results_page8 WorldCat]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=287 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Colorado Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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Courtesy of the Local Historical Archives of Park County, Colorado:
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*[http://www.parkcoarchives.org/ Cemetery Surveys for this area]
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Park}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1870 |447
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|1880 |3970
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|1890 |3548
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|1900 |2998
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|1910 |2492
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|1920 |1977
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|1930 |2052
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|1940 |3272
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|1950 |1870
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|1960 |1822
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|1970 |2185
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|1980 |5333 
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|1990 |7174
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|2000 |14523
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|2010 |16206
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====State and Territory Census Records====
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Colorado was included in the 1860 Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories Censuses
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Colorado Territory Census
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*'''1885''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807096 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6837 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images<br>
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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The 1880 Census was the first Federal Census for Colorado after it became a state in 1876.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Colorado Census]].<br>
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*'''1860-1940''' Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=378&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Colorado%22%20%2Bsubject%3ACensus FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Park}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Presbyterian Church''<br>
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*'''1743-1970''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61048 U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1743-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Park}}
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Numerous records are available at [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Archives]. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type.  Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select.  The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Park}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Park}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Park}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Park}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Park}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Park}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Park}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado DPA Land Records] - Index only; Choose ''Record Type,'' and search either "Land Patents" or "Land Records."<br>
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
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*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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*'''1862-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3313 Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index only<br>
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For more information see [[Colorado Land and Property]]<br>
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|Park}}
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Courtesy of The Park County Historic Preservation Advisory Committee and the Park County Local History Archives:
  
 
*[http://www.parkcoarchives.org/ Oral Histories of the area by 64 individuals]
 
*[http://www.parkcoarchives.org/ Oral Histories of the area by 64 individuals]
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|Park}}
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[[Image:Copark.jpg|right|275px]]<br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties<br>
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|Park}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Park}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Colorado. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Colorado Military Records|Colorado Military Records]].<br>
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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''All Veterans''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Veterans Grave Registration Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Military - Grave<br>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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''Civil War''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Civil War Casualties Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Civil War Casualty<br>
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*'''1861-1865''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Volunteers Transcript of Record Index (1861-1865)] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Transcript of Record<br>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
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*'''1898''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Volunteers in the Spanish American War, 1898] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Span-Am War Soldiers<br>
  
*[[Chaffee County, Colorado|Chaffee]]
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''World War I''<br>
*[[Clear Creek County, Colorado|Clear Creek]]  
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*'''1916-1919''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Denver War Risk Insurance Applicants, 1916-1919] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, War Risk Insurance<br>
*[[Douglas County, Colorado|Douglas]]  
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*'''1917-1922''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives World War I Civilian Service Questionnaires, 1917-1922] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, WWI Questionnaire<br>
*[[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]]  
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5442 Colorado Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com/] — ($), index<br>
*[[Jefferson County, Colorado|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Lake County, Colorado|Lake]]  
 
*[[Summit County, Colorado|Summit]]  
 
*[[Teller County, Colorado|Teller]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*'''1966 & 1968''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Vietnam War Casualties - June-December 1966 & January-December 1968] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Vietnam Deaths<br>
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
  
Courtesy of the Local Historical Archives of Park County, Colorado:
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|Park}}
  
*[http://www.parkcoarchives.org/ Cemetery Surveys for this area]
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1868-1990''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61194 Colorado, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($); Index and images<br>
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*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Park}}
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''Colorado Newspapers Online''
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co Colorado Online Historical Newspapers online] - in the [https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection] by the Colorado State Library
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Colorado/Default.aspx?category=38&ldf=2 Colorado Newspapers] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($)
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/colorado GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/colorado/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Colorado newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Colorado Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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Courtesy of Park County Historical Archives:
  
==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.parkcoarchives.org/ An index to obituaries published in their newspapers covering 19th and 20th centuries].
  
{{Census|Colorado}}
 
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{CO Obituaries Intro|Park}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{CO Other Records Intro|Park}}
  
==== Divorce  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{CO Periodicals Intro|Park}}
  
The Colorado State Archives has put a name only index to the [http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/divorce/1park.htm Park County Divorce Records] for the period 7/30/1957 to 6/3/1974 on-line.  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CO Probate Intro|Park}}'''Online Records
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*'''1875–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1892-1925''' The Colorado State Archives has put the [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Park County Will Records Index] 1892-1925 online.
  
==== Land  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{CO Schools Intro|Park}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{CO Tax Intro|Park}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|Park}}
  
==== Military  ====
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Park}}
  
Courtesy of&nbsp;Park&nbsp;County Historical Archives:  
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Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. <ref name="registrar">Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov</ref>
  
*[http://www.parkcoarchives.org/ An index to obituaries published in their newspapers covering 19th and 20th centuries].&nbsp;
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==== Marriage ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Park}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1809-2011''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]<br>
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*'''1853-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1862-2006''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61366 Colorado, County Marriages and State Indexes, 1862-2006] at [http://http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1881-1950''' [http://www.parkcoarchives.org/Archives_Marriage_Records.pdf Marriage Records 1881-1950] - Donated by Lucille Brown through the Local Historical Archives, Park County, Colorado<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
  
The Colorado State Archives has put the [http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/wills/1park.html Park County Will Records Index (1892-1925)] on-line.
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==== Death ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Park}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Park}}
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1851-1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60927 Colorado, Divorce Index, 1851-1985] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($); Index only<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2043439|Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images of original index<br>
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*'''1957-1974''' The Colorado State Archives has put a name only index to the [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Park County Divorce Records] for the period 7/30/1957 to 6/3/1974 on-line.
  
Donated by Lucille Brown through the Local Historical Archives, Park County, Colorado
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Park}}
  
*[http://www.parkcoarchives.org/ Marriage Records 1881-1950]
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=== Archives ===
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{{CO Archives Intro|Park}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{CO Archives}}<br>
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'''1895-1926 &amp; 1959-1976''' Park County Will Record<br>
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'''1918-1959''' Park County School Board Oaths<br>
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'''1957-1974''' Park County Divorce Record
  
Park County Public Library<br>418 Main Street<br>Fairplay, CO 80440<br>Telephone: 719-836-4299<br>Website http://parkcounty.colibraries.org/ <br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Inc.<br>P.O. Box 150382<br>Lakewood, CO 80215-0382<br>Telephone: 303-935-9192<br>http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cofgs/index.html
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*[[Frisco Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Salida Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Aspen Colorado Family History Center]]
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{CO Libraries Intro|Park}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
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'''Park County Public Library'''<br>418 Main Street<br>Fairplay, CO 80440<br>Telephone: 719-836-4299<br>[http://parkcounty.colibraries.org/ Website]
  
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=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|Park}}
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|Park}}
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'''Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Inc.'''<br>PO Box 150382<br>Lakewood, CO 80215-0382<br>Telephone: 303-935-9192<br>E-mail:[mailto:foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com]<br>[http://www.foothillsgenealogy.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Park County Historical Society'''<br>PO BOx 43<br>Bailey, CO 80421<br>Telephone: 303-838-8241<br>E-mail:[mailto:karenchristenson@msn.com karenchristenson@msn.com]<br>[http://www.fairy-lamp.com/PCHS/PC_History_Main.html Website]<br>
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'''South Park Historical Society'''<br> 100 4th St.<br> Fairplay CO 80440<br><br>
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'''Slovenian Genealogy Society'''<br> Colorado Chapter<br>837 Swiggler Road<br> Jefferson, CO 90456-9732<br>
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|}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|Park}}
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Park|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205446|Colorado|Park}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Park/ Park County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Park/ Park County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Park}}
  
<references />{{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Park_County,_Colorado]]
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{{Colorado|Colorado}}
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Latest revision as of 20:38, 12 July 2017

United States
Colorado
Park County

Guide to Park County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Fairplay
Organized: November 1, 1861
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Chaffee  • Clear Creek  • Douglas  • Fremont  • Jefferson  • Lake  • Summit  • Teller
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoParkCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado Park County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named by early fur traders and trappers in the area. The County has Fairplay as it's seat and the County was created November 1, 1861. The County is located in the central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Park County Courthouse
501 Main Street
Fairplay, CO 80440
Phone: 719.836.2771
Park County Website

County Clerk has marriage records 1893 and land records;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records[3]

Park County, Colorado Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1892 1893 1899 1861 1861 1861 1860
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes


Populated Places

The following are locations in Park County, Colorado:[7]

Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Park County, Colorado online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Colorado Cemeteries for more information

Courtesy of the Local Historical Archives of Park County, Colorado:

Census Records

In 1860, present-day Colorado was enumerated in the Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories. Colorado Territory was created in 1861 and was enumerated as such in the 1870 Census. A state census was taken in 1885 for Colorado.[8] See links listed below.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 447
1880 3,970 788.1%
1890 3,548 −10.6%
1900 2,998 −15.5%
1910 2,492 −16.9%
1920 1,977 −20.7%
1930 2,052 3.8%
1940 3,272 59.5%
1950 1,870 −42.8%
1960 1,822 −2.6%
1970 2,185 19.9%
1980 5,333 144.1%
1990 7,174 34.5%
2000 14,523 102.4%
2010 16,206 11.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State and Territory Census Records

Federal Census Records

The 1880 Census was the first Federal Census for Colorado after it became a state in 1876.[9] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Colorado Census.

  • 1860-1940 Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at FamilySearch.org — index/images

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Colorado denominations, view the Colorado Church Records wiki page.

Online Church Records
Presbyterian Church

Court Records

Numerous records are available at Colorado Archives. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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.


Online Land Records

For more information see Colorado Land and Property

Local Histories

Courtesy of The Park County Historic Preservation Advisory Committee and the Park County Local History Archives:

Maps and Gazetteers

Copark.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Colorado. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Colorado Military Records.

All Veterans

Civil War

Spanish-American War (1898)

World War I

Vietnam War

For further information see Colorado Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Records

Newspapers

For more information see Colorado Newspapers. Colorado Newspapers Online

Colorado Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Courtesy of Park County Historical Archives:


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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.

Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. [10]

Marriage

Online Records

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [10]

Divorce

Online Records

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Park County, Colorado Genealogy in this online database Archives Search. For a full list of online holdings, click here.
(Statewide)
1880-1939 Divorce Index
1883-1900 Mine Accidents, Non - fatal
1897-1920 Horseshoers
1936-1942 Civilian Conservation Corps Enrollments
1966-1968 Vietnam Deaths
1895-1926 & 1959-1976 Park County Will Record
1918-1959 Park County School Board Oaths
1957-1974 Park County Divorce Record

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Park County Public Library
418 Main Street
Fairplay, CO 80440
Telephone: 719-836-4299
Website

Museums

Societies

Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Inc.
PO Box 150382
Lakewood, CO 80215-0382
Telephone: 303-935-9192
E-mail:foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com
Website

Park County Historical Society
PO BOx 43
Bailey, CO 80421
Telephone: 303-838-8241
E-mail:karenchristenson@msn.com
Website

South Park Historical Society
100 4th St.
Fairplay CO 80440

Slovenian Genealogy Society
Colorado Chapter
837 Swiggler Road
Jefferson, CO 90456-9732

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, "Park, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/park/ 7/05/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Park County, Colorado. Page 100 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Park County, Colorado. Page 100 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 93.
  5. The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 93.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Park County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_County,_Colorado, accessed 18 May 2017.
  8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 51-54; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 86. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  9. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov