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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Saguache County'''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Saguache County'''  
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Guide to '''Saguache 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 = Saguache County
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| county_map = Colorado Saguache County.png
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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 = Saguache
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| building address = Saguache County Courthouse<br> 501 4th Street<br>PO Box 655<br>Saguache, CO 81149-0176<br>Phone: 719.655.2512  }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Saguache County Courthouse<br> 501 4th St; PO Box 655; <br>Saguache, CO 81149-0176;<br>Phone: 719.655.2512
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'''Note: '''&nbsp;''Use the PO Box information to connect with county courthouse. &nbsp;This is a rural agricultural county and PO Box is needed for a majority of the residences and businesses in this area.''
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1874.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 101, Saguache  County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1874.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 101, Saguache  County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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The courthouse's physical address is 501 4th Street, Saguache CO and this two story building is on the south-west corner of 4th Street and Christy Avenue. As this is a rural community, mail delivery is picked up at the local post office.  
 
The courthouse's physical address is 501 4th Street, Saguache CO and this two story building is on the south-west corner of 4th Street and Christy Avenue. As this is a rural community, mail delivery is picked up at the local post office.  
  
The mailing address for Saguache County Courthouse is: &nbsp;PO Box 655, Saguache CO &nbsp; 81149  
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The mailing address for Saguache County Courthouse is: PO Box 655, Saguache CO &nbsp; 81149  
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Administration phone number: 719-655-2231.
  
Administration phone number: &nbsp;719-655-2231.
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== Historical Facts  ==
  
=== Brief History  ===
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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>'''[[Saguache County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Saguache County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Saguache County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Saguache County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Saguache County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Saguache County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Saguache County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Saguache County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Saguache County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== County Seat  ====
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Saguache<ref name="HBG" />
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
*'''Before 1861''' the southern one-third of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
 
*'''Before 1861''' the southern one-third of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
  
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
 
::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
  
*'''1866''' Saguache County was created 29 December 1866 from [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]] County. '''County seat:''' Saguache.<ref name="HBG" />
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*'''1866''' Saguache County was created 29 December 1866 from [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]] County.  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]]
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*[[Chaffee County, Colorado|Chaffee]]
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*[[Custer County, Colorado|Custer]]
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*[[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]]
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*[[Gunnison County, Colorado|Gunnison]]
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*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]]
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*[[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]]
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*[[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]]
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*[[Rio Grande County, Colorado|Rio Grande]]
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
=== Places / Localities ===
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==== Biography ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
  
The byline for Saguache County causes smiles. &nbsp;A 2010 Saguache County commerative throw had these words woven into the coverlet &nbsp;which says it all: "1000 miles, 8 towns, and not one stop light". &nbsp;The populated places for Saguache County are:
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[https://www.google.com/#hl=en&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=Bonanza+Colorado&oq=Bonanza+Colorado&aq=f&aqi=g3g-v7&aql=&gs_l=hp.3..0l3j0i15l7.1332.4711.1.5630.16.16.0.0. Bonanza]  
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Hillside+cemetery+colorado&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Hillside+cemetery&hnear=0x874014749b1856b7:0xc75483314990a7ff,Colorado&cid=5595322332323604839 Hillside Cemetery]
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center,_Colorado Center]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=295 Chicago Cemetery]
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestone,_Colorado Crestone]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
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==== Church Records  ====
  
[http://www.saguache.org/towns/la_garita/index.html La Garita]<br>
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==== Court Records  ====
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moffat,_Colorado Moffat]
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==== Directories  ====
  
[http://www.saguachetourism.com/ Saguache - county seat]
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
  
[http://www.city-data.com/poverty/poverty-Sargent-Colorado.html Sargent]
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Grove,_Colorado Villa Grove]
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
and then Saguache County proper with residents unaffilated with a township.
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
Saguache County is a rural, remote, agricultural, and ranching communities surrounded by the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains to the east and the rolling San Juan range to the west. &nbsp;
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==== History  ====
  
Hwy 285 and Hwy 17 provide access to this county. &nbsp;
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===== Local History  =====
  
The nearest commercial airport is at Alamosa, Alamosa County, Colorado, which lies 52 miles south of the county. &nbsp;The airport is very small and is served by Great Lakes Airline.  
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*http://www.saguachetourism.com/history/
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
*[[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]]
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==== Maps  ====
*[[Chaffee County, Colorado|Chaffee]]
 
*[[Custer County, Colorado|Custer]]
 
*[[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]]
 
*[[Gunnison County, Colorado|Gunnison]]
 
*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]]
 
*[[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]]
 
*[[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]]
 
*[[Rio Grande County, Colorado|Rio Grande]]
 
  
=== Resources ===
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==== Military ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
There are two cemeteries close to the Town of Saguache. &nbsp;They are:
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Hillside+cemetery+colorado&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Hillside+cemetery&hnear=0x874014749b1856b7:0xc75483314990a7ff,Colorado&cid=5595322332323604839 Hillside Cemetery]&nbsp;and [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=295 Chicago Cemetery]
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*Saguache Crescent - 316 4th Street, PO Box 195, Saguache, CO 81149; 719.655.2620 Publisher: Dean Coombs. There is no email or internet connection with Saguache Crescent. Either call or send mail to PO Box listed above.<br>
  
This particular website will help you connect with various cemeteries throughout Saguache County towns and areas. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=295 Click here]
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*[http://crestoneeagle.com/ Crestone Eagle connection Crestone Eagle]- 180 W Galena Ave, Crestone, CO 81131; 719.256.4956 Publisher: Kizzen Laki <br>
  
==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.centerpostdispatch.com/v2_main_page.php Center Post Dispatch on-line Center Post Dispatch] - 835 1st Avenue, Monte Vista, CO 81144; 719.852.3531 • Fax: 719-852-3387 Publisher: Valley Publishing <br>
  
{{Census|Colorado}}
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*[http://www.alamosanews.com/v2_main_page.php Alamosa News Valley Courier]<br>
  
==== Church Records ====
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==== Obituaries ====
  
==== Court Records ====
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==== Periodicals ====
  
==== History ====
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==== Probate ====
  
The following website provides local histories for Saguache County. [http://www.saguachetourism.com/history/ &nbsp;Click here]
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==== Public Records  ====
  
==== Land and Property ====
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===== School Records =====
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Repositories ====
  
==== Military Records ====
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===== Archives =====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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===== Courthouse =====
  
There are three current [2012] newspapers in circulation within Saguache County. &nbsp;They are:
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
#Saguache Crescent - 316 4th Street, PO Box 195, Saguache CO &nbsp; 81149 &nbsp; 719.655.2620 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Publisher: &nbsp;Dean Coombs. &nbsp;
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===== Libraries  =====
#Crestone Eagle - 180 W Galena Ave, Crestone CO &nbsp; 81131 &nbsp; 719.256.4956 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Publisher: &nbsp;Kizzen Laki &nbsp;[http://crestoneeagle.com/ Crestone Eagle connection]
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*Northern Saguache County Public Library
#Center Post Dispatch - 835 1st Avenue, Monte Vista CO &nbsp; 81144 &nbsp; 719.852.3531&nbsp;• Fax: 719-852-3387 &nbsp; Publisher: &nbsp;Valley Publishing &nbsp;[http://www.centerpostdispatch.com/v2_main_page.php Center Post Dispatch on-line]
 
  
Another newspaper that serves the area is based out of Alamosa, Alamosa County, Colorado. &nbsp;That newspaper is [http://www.alamosanews.com/v2_main_page.php Valley Courier].
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*Saguache Branch<br>Baca Grande Branch<br>702 Pitkin Street<br>Saguache CO 81149Crestone CO<br>Telephone: (719) 655-2551<br>Website http://saguache.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus
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===== Museums  =====
  
==== Probate Records ====
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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  =====
  
Saguache County records are housed in different departments.
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===== Divorce  =====
  
Land and Homestead records can be located in the Saguache County Assessor's office.
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=== Places ===
  
Birth, Marriage, Death, lien records are recorded in the Saguache County Clerk's office.
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
Property and tax records could be found in the Saguache County Treasurer's office.  
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*[https://www.google.com/#hl=en&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=Bonanza+Colorado&oq=Bonanza+Colorado&aq=f&aqi=g3g-v7&aql=&gs_l=hp.3..0l3j0i15l7.1332.4711.1.5630.16.16.0.0. Bonanza]
  
Saguache County department information can be found at [http://www.saguachecounty.net/ this site].
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center,_Colorado Center]  
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestone,_Colorado Crestone]
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*[http://www.saguache.org/towns/la_garita/index.html La Garita]<br>
  
=== Repositories  ===
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moffat,_Colorado Moffat]
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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*[http://www.saguachetourism.com/ Saguache - county seat]
  
Northern Saguache County Public Library
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*[http://www.city-data.com/poverty/poverty-Sargent-Colorado.html Sargent]
  
Saguache Branch<br>Baca Grande Branch<br>702 Pitkin Street<br>Saguache CO 81149Crestone CO<br>Telephone: (719) 655-2551<br>Website http://saguache.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Grove,_Colorado Villa Grove]
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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and then Saguache County proper with residents unaffilated with a township.
  
Saguache County is part of a larger area known as San Luis Valley - the world's largest alpine valley which incompasses six counties. The Family History Center that serves Saguache County is located in Alamosa, Colorado at the LDS church building known locally as Third and Richardson.
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== Web Sites  ==
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Saguache|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
<references /> {{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}  
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<references /> {{Colorado|Colorado}}  
  
 
[[Category:Saguache_County,_Colorado]] [[Category:Colorado_counties]]
 
[[Category:Saguache_County,_Colorado]] [[Category:Colorado_counties]]

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

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Saguache County, Colorado
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Facts
Founded January 9, 1852
County Seat Saguache
Courthouse
Address Saguache County Courthouse
501 4th Street
PO Box 655
Saguache, CO 81149-0176
Phone: 719.655.2512


County Courthouse

Note:  Use the PO Box information to connect with county courthouse.  This is a rural agricultural county and PO Box is needed for a majority of the residences and businesses in this area.


County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1874.[1]

Saguache County Courthouse is located in the county seat which is in the Town of Saguache, Colorado 81149.

The courthouse's physical address is 501 4th Street, Saguache CO and this two story building is on the south-west corner of 4th Street and Christy Avenue. As this is a rural community, mail delivery is picked up at the local post office.

The mailing address for Saguache County Courthouse is: PO Box 655, Saguache CO   81149

Administration phone number: 719-655-2231.

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

Saguache[1]

Parent County

  • Before 1861 the southern one-third of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 1866 Saguache County was created 29 December 1866 from Costilla County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Saguache 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

  • Saguache Crescent - 316 4th Street, PO Box 195, Saguache, CO 81149; 719.655.2620 Publisher: Dean Coombs. There is no email or internet connection with Saguache Crescent. Either call or send mail to PO Box listed above.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

School Records

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
  • Northern Saguache County Public Library
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Populated Places

and then Saguache County proper with residents unaffilated with a township.

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 101, Saguache 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, 98, Costilla County, Colorado.