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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Saguache County'''
  
== Saguache County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Saguache County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Saguache County Courthouse is located in the county seat, Saguache Colorado 81149. &nbsp;
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{{CODC}}
  
The courthouse 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. &nbsp;As this is a rural community, mail delivery is picked up at the local post office. &nbsp;
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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  }}
  
The mailing address for Saguache County Courthouse is: &nbsp;PO Box 655, Saguache CO &nbsp; 81149
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== County Courthouse ==
  
Administration phone number: &nbsp;719-655-2231.&nbsp;
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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.''
  
== History  ==
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==== Parent County ====
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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>
  
*'''1866--'''Saguache County was created 29 December 1866 from [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]] County. '''County seat:''' Saguache <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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Saguache County Courthouse is located in the county seat which is in the Town of Saguache, Colorado 81149.  
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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The mailing address for Saguache County Courthouse is: PO Box 655, Saguache CO &nbsp; 81149
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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Administration phone number: 719-655-2231.
  
==== Populated Places ====
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== Historical Facts ==
  
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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| 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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[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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==== County Seat  ====
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Saguache<ref name="HBG" />
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==== Parent County  ====
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*'''Before 1861''' the southern one-third of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center,_Colorado Center]  
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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 [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 98, Costilla County, Colorado.</ref>
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestone,_Colorado Crestone]  
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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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[[Image:Cosagueche.jpg|right|400px]]
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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]]
  
[http://www.saguache.org/towns/la_garita/index.html La Garita]<br>
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==== Record Loss  ====
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moffat,_Colorado Moffat]
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=== Resources  ===
  
[http://www.saguachetourism.com/ Saguache - county seat]
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
[http://www.city-data.com/poverty/poverty-Sargent-Colorado.html Sargent]
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==== Biography  ====
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Grove,_Colorado Villa Grove]
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
and then Saguache County proper with residents unaffilated with a township.
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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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]
  
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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=295 Chicago Cemetery]
  
Hwy 285 and Hwy 17 provides access to this county. &nbsp;
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
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==== Church Records  ====
  
The nearest commercial airport is at Alamosa, Alamosa County, Colorado, which lies 52 miles south of the county.
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==== Court Records  ====
  
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==== Directories  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
*[[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]]
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
*[[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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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Census ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Church ====
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===== Local History =====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{CO History Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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*http://www.saguachetourism.com/history/
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
The following website provides local histories for Saguache County. [http://www.saguachetourism.com/history/ &nbsp;Click here]
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{{CO Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
There are three current [2012] newspapers in circulation within Saguache County. &nbsp;They are:
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Saguache}}
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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>
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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>
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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>
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*[http://www.alamosanews.com/v2_main_page.php Alamosa News Valley Courier]<br>
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
#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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==== Probate ====
#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]
 
#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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{{CO Probate Intro}}
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Public Records ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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===== School Records  =====
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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]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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*Northern Saguache County Public Library
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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  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Saguache County records are housed in different departments. &nbsp;
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
  
Land and Homestead records can be located in the Saguache County Assessor's office.
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
  
Birth, Marriage, Death, lien records are recorded in the Saguache County Clerk's office.
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===== Birth =====
  
Property and tax records could be found in the Saguache County Treasurer's office.
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===== Marriage  =====
  
Saguache County department information can be found at [http://www.saguachecounty.net/ this site].
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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 ===
  
Saguache County Public Library<br>702 Pitkin Street<br>Saguache CO 81149<br>Telephone: (719) 655-2551<br>Website http://saguache.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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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 is part of a larger area known as San Luis Valley - the world's largest alpine valley which incompasses six counties. &nbsp;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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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center,_Colorado Center]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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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>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moffat,_Colorado Moffat]
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*[http://www.saguachetourism.com/ Saguache - county seat]
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*[http://www.city-data.com/poverty/poverty-Sargent-Colorado.html Sargent]  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Grove,_Colorado Villa Grove]  
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and then Saguache County proper with residents unaffilated with a township.
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Saguache|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Saguache|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Saguache/ Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
<references />
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<references /> {{Colorado|Colorado}}  
{{Colorado|Colorado}}
 
  
[[Category:Saguache_County,_Colorado]]
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[[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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Map of Colorado highlighting Saguache County
Location in the state of Colorado
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Location of Colorado in the U.S.
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

Cosagueche.jpg

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

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 Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • 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

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

Repositories

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

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.