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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
County Clerk has marriage, land and some death&nbsp;records 1889;<br>District Court has divoce and court&nbsp;recors.&nbsp; County Court has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Prowers 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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County Clerk has marriage, land and some death&nbsp;records 1889;<br>District Court has divoce and court&nbsp;records.&nbsp; County Court has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Prowers County, Colorado. Page 100 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
 
 
 
{{Wikipedia|Prowers County, Colorado}}
 
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1891-1907 <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>*<br></center>  
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Prowers County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Prowers County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== County Seat  ====
 
==== County Seat  ====
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Lamar <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
 
Lamar <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''11 April 1889:''' Prowers County was created from [[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]] County.  
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[[Image:Coprowers.jpg|right|400px|Coprowers.jpg]] '''11 April 1889:''' Prowers County was created from [[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]] County.  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
==== Bible Records ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
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*Compilation of cemetery records including index from four cemeteries near Lamar, Prowers, Colorado {{FHL|297006|item}}
  
==== Biography ====
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===== Sources for Prowers County Cemeteries =====
  
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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*Find-a-Grave.com, [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=290 Prowers County Cemeteries]
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*USGenWeb Colorado [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/prowers.html Tombstone Transcription Project for Prowers County]. Many or perhaps most of the gravestone photos associated with this site are copyrighted by the photographer. They may not be used for another site (like Ancestry.com, for example) without the permission of the photographer. Additionally, several of the links to cemeteries associated with this page are broken (update 1/2014).
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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===== Cemeteries in or near the town of Lamar =====
  
*Compilation of cemetery records including index from four cemeteries near Lamar, Prowers, Colorado {{FHL|297006|item}}
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*Riverside Cemetery
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}  
 
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
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*Bent and Prowers Counties (Colorado) directories {{FHL|1128068|item}}<br>  
 
*Bent and Prowers Counties (Colorado) directories {{FHL|1128068|item}}<br>  
 
*Polk's Lamar (Prowers County, Colorado) city directory: including Prowers County residents and ranchers {{FHL|205307|item}}<br>
 
*Polk's Lamar (Prowers County, Colorado) city directory: including Prowers County residents and ranchers {{FHL|205307|item}}<br>
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
==== History  ====
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==== Local History  ====
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{{CO History Intro}}
  
===== Local History  =====
 
 
*Prowers County history {{FHL|710483|item}}
 
*Prowers County history {{FHL|710483|item}}
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{CO Land Intro}}
  
 
*The homestead years: Prowers County, Colorado {{FHL|963841|item}}
 
*The homestead years: Prowers County, Colorado {{FHL|963841|item}}
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*Prowers County, Colorado land ownership map, 1889 {{FHL|1137715|item}}
 
*Prowers County, Colorado land ownership map, 1889 {{FHL|1137715|item}}
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Prowers}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
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*Inventory of the county archives of Colorado, no. 50, Prowers County (Lamar) {{FHL|197920|item}}
 
*Inventory of the county archives of Colorado, no. 50, Prowers County (Lamar) {{FHL|197920|item}}
===== Courthouse  =====
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{{CO Archives}}<br><br>
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Prowers County Old Age Pensions 1933 - 1936
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|FamilySearch Centers]] are branches of the [[Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research. <br> <br>
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[[La Junta Colorado Family History Center]]<br>
 
===== Libraries  =====
 
===== Libraries  =====
  
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*[http://www.lamar.lib.co.us/ Lamar Public Library]<br>102 East Parmenter St<br>Lamar, CO 81052<br>Telephone 719-336-4632<br>
 
*[http://www.lamar.lib.co.us/ Lamar Public Library]<br>102 East Parmenter St<br>Lamar, CO 81052<br>Telephone 719-336-4632<br>
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===== Museums  =====
 
===== Museums  =====
  
 
*[http://www.bigtimbersmuseum.org/ Big Timbers Museum]<br>Prowers County Historical Society<br>7515 U.S. Hwy 50<br>P. O. Box 929<br>Lamar, CO 81052<br>Telephone 719-336-2472<br>
 
*[http://www.bigtimbersmuseum.org/ Big Timbers Museum]<br>Prowers County Historical Society<br>7515 U.S. Hwy 50<br>P. O. Box 929<br>Lamar, CO 81052<br>Telephone 719-336-2472<br>
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===== Societies  =====
 
===== Societies  =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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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><br>
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
===== Divorce =====
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" /><br>
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=== Places ===
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/co/prowers.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/co/prowers.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/co/prowers.htm USGenWeb Archives] (backup site)  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/co/prowers.htm USGenWeb Archives] (backup site)  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 04:52, 19 July 2014

United States Gotoarrow-kelly.png Colorado Gotoarrow-kelly.png Prowers County

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

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Prowers County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Prowers County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 11, 1889
County Seat Lamar
Courthouse
Address Prowers County Courthouse
300 S Main Street
Lamar, CO 81052-2857
Phone: 719.336.4337
Prowers County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage, land and some death records 1889;
District Court has divoce and court records.  County Court has probate records.[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1891-1907 [2]*
1889 [2]*
1891-1907 [2]*
1889
1889
1889
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Lamar [3]

Parent County

Coprowers.jpg
11 April 1889: Prowers County was created from Bent County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Compilation of cemetery records including index from four cemeteries near Lamar, Prowers, Colorado FHL Collection
Sources for Prowers County Cemeteries
  • Find-a-Grave.com, Prowers County Cemeteries
  • USGenWeb Colorado Tombstone Transcription Project for Prowers County. Many or perhaps most of the gravestone photos associated with this site are copyrighted by the photographer. They may not be used for another site (like Ancestry.com, for example) without the permission of the photographer. Additionally, several of the links to cemeteries associated with this page are broken (update 1/2014).
Cemeteries in or near the town of Lamar
  • Riverside Cemetery

Census

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

  • Bent and Prowers Counties (Colorado) directories FHL Collection
  • Polk's Lamar (Prowers County, Colorado) city directory: including Prowers County residents and ranchers FHL Collection

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Local History

Template:CO History Intro

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.


Maps

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

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.


Public Records

School Records

Colorado State Archives Index to the Prowers County Amache School Teachers and Personnel for the period 1942-1945. This is an Index to the records of the teachers who were approved and hired at the Center.

Repositories

Archives
  • Inventory of the county archives of Colorado, no. 50, Prowers County (Lamar) FHL Collection

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Prowers 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

Prowers County Old Age Pensions 1933 - 1936

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

La Junta Colorado Family History Center

Libraries
  • Holly Public Library
    302 South Main Street
    Holly, CO 81047
    Telehone 719-537-6520
Museums
  • Big Timbers Museum
    Prowers County Historical Society
    7515 U.S. Hwy 50
    P. O. Box 929
    Lamar, CO 81052
    Telephone 719-336-2472
Societies

Taxation

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.

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. [4]

Marriage
Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [4]

Divorce

Places

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Prowers County, Colorado. Page 100 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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.
  3. WorldCat 50140092FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov