Pitkin County, Colorado Genealogy
Guide to Pitkin County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Pitkin County, Colorado|
Location in the state of Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
|Founded||February 23, 1881|
|Address|| Pitkin County Courthouse|
530 E Main St #101
Aspen, Co 81611-1993
Pitkin County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 Historical Facts
- 2.1 County Seat
- 2.2 Parent County
- 2.3 Neighboring Counties
- 2.4 Record Loss
- 2.5 Resources
- 2.5.1 Bible Records
- 2.5.2 Biography
- 2.5.3 Business Records and Commerce
- 2.5.4 Cemeteries
- 2.5.5 Census
- 2.5.6 Church Records
- 2.5.7 Court Records
- 2.5.8 Directories
- 2.5.9 Emigration and Immigration
- 2.5.10 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 2.5.11 Gazetteers
- 2.5.12 Genealogy
- 2.5.13 History
- 2.5.14 Land and Property
- 2.5.15 Maps
- 2.5.16 Military
- 2.5.17 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 2.5.18 Newspapers
- 2.5.19 Obituaries
- 2.5.20 Periodicals
- 2.5.21 Probate
- 2.5.22 Public Records
- 2.5.23 Repositories
- 2.5.24 Taxation
- 2.5.25 Vital Records
- 2.6 Places
- 3 Web Sites
- 4 References
County Clerk Recorder has birth, marriage and death records
from 1890 & land reords from 1883; Clerk of Courts has probate records
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
1881--Pitkin County was created 23 February 1881 from Gunnison County.
Business Records and Commerce
For tips on accessing Pitkin County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Land and Property
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.
Naturalization and Citizenship
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pitkin County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
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.
Colorado State Archives has put the Pitkin County Probate Index for the years 1881-1953 on-line.
Family History Centers
Pitkin County Library
120 N Mill Street
Aspen, CO 81611
Aspen Historical Society
620 West Bleeker St.
Aspen, Colorado 81611
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.
Colorado State Archives has put the Pitkin County Inheritance Tax Records Index for the years 1938-1956 on-line.
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 State Archives has put a name only Index to the Pitkin County Divorce Records for the period 5/7/1931 to 10/23/1964 on-line.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Phitkin County, Colorado. Page 100 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).