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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Rio Grande County'''
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Guide to '''Rio Grande County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Rio Grande County
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| county_map = Colorado Rio Grande County.png
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| state = Colorado
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| state_map = Colorado.png
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| latd =
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| longd =
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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 image =
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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'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History  ==
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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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== Historical Facts  ==
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== County Seat  ====
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Del Norte<ref name="HBG" />
 
==== 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.
  
'''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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:*'''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]].
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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*'''1874 ''' Rio Grande County was created 10 February 1874 from [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]] and [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]] Counties.
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]] | [[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]] | [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]] | [[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]] | [[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]]
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Biography ====
  
*[[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]]
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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
*[[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]]
 
*[[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]]
 
*[[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]]
 
*[[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]]
 
 
 
== Resources ==
 
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=10657 Monte Vista County, Colorado] BillionGraves
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Directories ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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===== Local History  =====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== School Records ====
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==== Public Records  ====
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===== School Records =====
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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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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Archives  =====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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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.
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===== Libraries  =====
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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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===== Museums  =====
  
[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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===== Societies  =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Death  =====
  
'''[[Colorado_Vital_Records_Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
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===== Divorce  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Places ===
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[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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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Rio Grande|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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Revision as of 21:09, 22 May 2013

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

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Rio Grande County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Rio Grande County
Location in the state of Colorado
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]

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

Del Norte[1]

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.

Neighboring Counties

Alamosa | Archuleta | Conejos | Mineral | Saguache

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Rio Grande 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

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public 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.

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse
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.
Libraries

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

Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Web Sites

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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