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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Rio Grande County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Rio Grande County
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| state = Colorado
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| founded year = 1852
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| founded date = January 9
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| seat = Del Norte
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| building address = Rio Grande County Courthouse<br>925 6th<br>PO Box 160<br>Del Norte, CO 81132-0160<br>Phone: 719.657.2744<br>[http://www.riograndecounty.org/ '''Rio Grande County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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County Clerk Recorder has marriage records from 1876 <br>and land records from 1874; Clerk County Court has <br>divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 101, Rio Grande County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Brief History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1874--'''Rio Grande County was created 10 February 1874 from [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]] and [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]] Counties.
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*'''Before 1861''' this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
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:*'''9 January 1852''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>
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:*'''28 February 1861''' it was transferred to [[Colorado]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> <ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref> (1 Nov 1861 [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.</ref>
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:*'''7 November 1861''' the name was changed from [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe County]] to [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos County]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Guadalupe County, Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_County,_Colorado_Territory (accessed 23 June 2012).</ref>
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
  
'''County seat:''' Del Norte <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''1874 ''' Rio Grande County was created 10 February 1874 from [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]] and [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Del Norte.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]]  
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[[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]] | [[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]] | [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]] | [[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]] | [[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]]  
*[[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]]  
 
*[[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]]  
 
*[[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]]  
 
*[[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=10657 Monte Vista County, Colorado] BillionGraves
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
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{{Census|Colorado}}
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==== Church Records ====
  
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==== Land ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
 
==== School Records  ====
 
==== School Records  ====
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/schools/teachcerts/rio_grande.HTM Colorado State Archives] put has an Index&nbsp;of Rio Grande County teacher certificate applications for the years 1874-1893&nbsp;on-line. Index gives only the name and the date.&nbsp;
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[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/schools/teachcerts/rio_grande.HTM Colorado State Archives] put has an Index&amp;nbsp;of Rio Grande County teacher certificate applications for the years 1874-1893&amp;nbsp;on-line. Index gives only the name and the date.  
  
 
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Repositories ===
  
Carnegie Public Library<br>120 Jefferson Street<br>Monte Vista, CO 81144<br>Telephone 719-852-3931<br>Website http://www.montevistalibrary.org/6601.html <br>
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==== Societies and Libraries  ====
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center<br>100 San Francisco Creek Dr<br>Del Norte, Rio Grande, Colorado, United States<br>Telephone: 719-657-2853 <br>This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>Contact Center for open hours as they vary.
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Carnegie Public Library<br>120 Jefferson Street<br>Monte Vista, CO 81144<br>Telephone 719-852-3931<br>Website http://www.montevistalibrary.org/6601.html <br>  
  
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205466&subject_disp=Colorado%2C+Rio+Grande&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*Introduction to LDS Family History Centers<br>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center<br>100 San Francisco Creek Dr<br>Del Norte, Rio Grande, Colorado, United States<br>Telephone: 719-657-2853 <br>This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>Contact Center for open hours as they vary.
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Rio_Grande/ Rio Grande County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
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Revision as of 02:34, 22 February 2013

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Rio Grande County, Colorado
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 9, 1852
County Seat Del Norte
Courthouse
Address Rio Grande County Courthouse
925 6th
PO Box 160
Del Norte, CO 81132-0160
Phone: 719.657.2744
Rio Grande County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has marriage records from 1876
and land records from 1874; Clerk County Court has
divorce, probate and court records.[1]

Brief History

Parent County

  • Before 1861 this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 1874 Rio Grande County was created 10 February 1874 from Conejos and Costilla Counties. County seat: Del Norte.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Alamosa | Archuleta | Conejos | Mineral | Saguache

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Court Records

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

School Records

Colorado State Archives put has an Index&nbsp;of Rio Grande County teacher certificate applications for the years 1874-1893&nbsp;on-line. Index gives only the name and the date.

Taxation

Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Repositories

Societies and Libraries

Carnegie Public Library
120 Jefferson Street
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Telephone 719-852-3931
Website http://www.montevistalibrary.org/6601.html

Family History Centers

  • Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center
    100 San Francisco Creek Dr
    Del Norte, Rio Grande, Colorado, United States
    Telephone: 719-657-2853
    This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
    Contact Center for open hours as they vary.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 101, Rio Grande County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  3. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  5. Adrian B. Ettlinger, AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL CD-ROM no. 4903.
  6. Handybook, 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Guadalupe County, Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_County,_Colorado_Territory (accessed 23 June 2012).
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