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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Saguache County'''  
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Guide to '''Saguache County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
Saguache County Courthouse<br> 501 4th Street; PO Box 655; <br>Saguache, CO 81149-0176;<br>Phone: 719.655.2512
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|organized=  29 December 1866
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|county seat= Saguache
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|parent county= [[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Alamosa County, Colorado Genealogy|Alamosa]]
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|county2= [[Chaffee County, Colorado Genealogy|Chaffee]]
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|county3= [[Custer County, Colorado Genealogy|Custer]]
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|county4= [[Fremont County, Colorado Genealogy|Fremont]]
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|county5= [[Gunnison County, Colorado Genealogy|Gunnison]]
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|county6= [[Hinsdale County, Colorado Genealogy|Hinsdale]]
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|county7= [[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy|Huerfano]]
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|county8= [[Mineral County, Colorado Genealogy|Mineral]]
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|county9= [[Rio Grande County, Colorado Genealogy|Rio Grande]]</br><center>[[Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
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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=== Description ===
  
Saguache County Courthouse is located in the county seat which is in the Town of Saguache, Colorado 81149.  
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The County has Saguache as it's seat and the County was created December 29, 1866. The County is located in the south central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, "Saguache, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/saguache/ 7/06/2017.</ref>
  
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.
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Saguache}}
  
The mailing address for Saguache County Courthouse is: &nbsp;PO Box 655, Saguache CO &nbsp; 81149  
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'''Saguache County Courthouse'''<br> 501 4th Street<br>PO Box 655<br>Saguache, CO 81149-0176<br>Phone: 719.655.2512<br>Administration phone: 719-655-2231.
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<br>[http://www.saguachecounty.net/index.php Saguache County Website]<br><br>
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'''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.''
  
Administration phone number: &nbsp;719-655-2231.  
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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>
  
=== Brief History ===
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=== Saguache County, Colorado Record Dates ===
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{{CO Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Saguache County, Colorado. Page 101 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 94.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1894
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1874
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1874
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Saguache County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Saguache County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Saguache County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Saguache}}
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*'''1866''' Saguache County was created 29 December 1866 from [[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Saguache<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
 
*'''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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:*'''1852 January 9''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico Genealogy|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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:*'''1861 February 28''' it was transferred to [[Colorado Genealogy|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 Genealogy|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 Genealogy|Taos County]].
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Saguache}}
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The following are locations in Saguache County, Colorado:
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonanza,_Colorado Bonanza]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center,_Colorado Center]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestone,_Colorado Crestone]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moffat,_Colorado Moffat]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguache,_Colorado Saguache]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Garita,_Colorado La Garita]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Grove,_Colorado Villa Grove]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sargents,_Colorado Sargents]</div>
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Saguache}}
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Saguache}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Saguache}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Saguache}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Saguache}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Saguache}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Saguache County, Colorado''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=7&GScnty=295&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.cogenweb.com/saguache/main_saguache_cemeteries.php COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/saguache.htm COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/saguache.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=55&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Saguache%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|571349|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=cemeteries+Saguache+County%2C+Colorado&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=295 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Saguache}}
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguache_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1870 |304 
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|1880 |1973
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|1890 |3313
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|1900 |3853
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|1910 |4160
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|1920 |4638
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|1930 |6250
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|1940 |6173
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|1950 |5664
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|1960 |4473
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|1970 |3827
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|1980 |3935
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|1990 |4619
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|2000 |5917
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|2010 |6108
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====State and Territory Census Records====
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Colorado was included in the 1860 Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories Censuses
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Colorado Territory Census
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*'''1885''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807096 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6837 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images<br>
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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The 1880 Census was the first Federal Census for Colorado after it became a state in 1876.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Colorado Census]].<br>
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*'''1860-1940''' Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=378&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Colorado%22%20%2Bsubject%3ACensus FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Saguache}}
  
:*'''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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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
:*'''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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''Presbyterian Church''<br>
::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
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*'''1743-1970''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61048 U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1743-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
  
*'''1866''' Saguache County was created 29 December 1866 from [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]] County. '''County seat:''' Saguache.<ref name="HBG" />
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Saguache}}
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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Numerous records are available at [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Archives]. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select.  The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Saguache}}
  
=== Places / Localities ===
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Saguache}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Saguache}}
  
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 1 stop light". &nbsp;The populated places for Saguache County are:
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Saguache}}
  
[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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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Saguache}}
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center,_Colorado Center]
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Saguache}}
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestone,_Colorado Crestone]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Saguache}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
  
[http://www.saguache.org/towns/la_garita/index.html La Garita]<br>  
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado DPA Land Records] - Index only; Choose ''Record Type,'' and search either "Land Patents" or "Land Records."<br>
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
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*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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*'''1862-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3313 Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index only<br>
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For more information see [[Colorado Land and Property]]<br>
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moffat,_Colorado Moffat]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|Saguache}}
  
[http://www.saguachetourism.com/ Saguache - county seat]
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''Online County Histories''
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*''The People of El Valle : a History of the Spanish Colonials in the San Luis Valley.'' c1997. By Olibama Lopez-Tushar. Pueblo, Colorado : El Escritorio. Online at: {{FSbook|3999712}}; {{WorldCat|38827331|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
[http://www.city-data.com/poverty/poverty-Sargent-Colorado.html Sargent]  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|Saguache}}
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{{CO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{CO Saguache County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties<br>
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Grove,_Colorado Villa Grove]
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|Saguache}}
  
and then Saguache County proper with residents unaffilated with a township.
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Saguache}}
  
Saguache County is a rural, remote, ranching, agricultural, filled with scattered small 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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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Colorado. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Colorado Military Records|Colorado Military Records]].<br>
  
Hwy 285 and Hwy 17 provide access to this county. &nbsp;  
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''All Veterans''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Veterans Grave Registration Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Military - Grave<br>
  
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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''Civil War''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Civil War Casualties Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Civil War Casualty<br>
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*'''1861-1865''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Volunteers Transcript of Record Index (1861-1865)] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Transcript of Record<br>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
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*'''1898''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Volunteers in the Spanish American War, 1898] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Span-Am War Soldiers<br>
  
*[[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]]
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''World War I''<br>
*[[Chaffee County, Colorado|Chaffee]]  
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*'''1916-1919''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Denver War Risk Insurance Applicants, 1916-1919] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, War Risk Insurance<br>
*[[Custer County, Colorado|Custer]]  
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*'''1917-1922''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives World War I Civilian Service Questionnaires, 1917-1922] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, WWI Questionnaire<br>
*[[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]]
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5442 Colorado Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com/] — ($), index<br>
*[[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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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*'''1966 & 1968''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Vietnam War Casualties - June-December 1966 & January-December 1968] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Vietnam Deaths<br>
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
  
There are two cemeteries close to the Town of Saguache. &nbsp;They are:
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|Saguache}}
  
[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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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1868-1990''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61194 Colorado, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($); Index and images<br>
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*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<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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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Saguache}}
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''Colorado Newspapers Online''
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co Colorado Online Historical Newspapers online] - in the [https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection] by the Colorado State Library
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Colorado/Default.aspx?category=38&ldf=2 Colorado Newspapers] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($)
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/colorado GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/colorado/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Colorado newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
  
==== Census  ====
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''Colorado Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
{{Census|Colorado}}
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[http://sag.stparchive.com/ Saguache Crescent Website] - 316 4th Street, PO Box 195, Saguache, CO 81149; 719.655.2620 Publisher: Dean Coombs. This website is a link to the Saguache Cresent newspaper archive. For more information either call or send mail to PO Box listed above.<br>
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[http://crestoneeagle.com/ Crestone Eagle Website] - 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] - 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 Website] - 2205 State Ave., Alamosa, CO 81101; 719-589-2553; Fax: 719-589-6573
  
==== Church Records  ====
 
  
==== Court Records  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{CO Obituaries Intro|Saguache}}
  
==== History  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{CO Other Records Intro|Saguache}}
  
The following website provides local histories for Saguache County. [http://www.saguachetourism.com/history/ &nbsp;Click here]
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=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{CO Periodicals Intro|Saguache}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CO Probate Intro|Saguache}}''Online Records
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*'''1875–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== School Records ===
 +
{{CO Schools Intro|Saguache}}
  
==== Military Records ====
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=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{CO Tax Intro|Saguache}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
+
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{CO Vital Intro|Saguache}}
  
There are three current [2012] newspapers in circulation within Saguache County. &nbsp;They are:
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]
  
#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;There is no email or internet connection with Saguache Crescent. &nbsp;Either call or send mail to PO Box listed above.
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==== Birth ====
#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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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Saguache}}
#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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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>
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Saguache}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1809-2011''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]<br>
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*'''1853-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1862-2006''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61366 Colorado, County Marriages and State Indexes, 1862-2006] at [http://http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Saguache}}
  
Saguache County records are housed in different departments.  
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
  
Land and Homestead records can be located in the Saguache County Assessor's office.
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Saguache}}
  
Birth, Marriage, Death, lien records are recorded in the Saguache County Clerk's office.  
+
''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''1851-1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60927 Colorado, Divorce Index, 1851-1985] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($); Index only<br>
 +
*'''1900-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2043439|Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images of original index<br>
  
Property and tax records could be found in the Saguache County Treasurer's office.
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Saguache}}
  
Saguache County department information can be found at [http://www.saguachecounty.net/ this site].
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=== Archives ===
 +
{{CO Archives Intro|Saguache}}
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
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{{CO Archives}}<br>'''1894-1914''' Saguache County Teacher Certificate Registers (Certificates of Like Grade) <br>'''1915-1926''' Saguache County Poor Records <br>'''1923-1925''' Saguache County Burial Records
  
=== Repositories  ===
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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*[[Salida Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[West Cliffe Colorado Family History Center]]
  
Northern Saguache County Public Library
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=== Libraries ===
 +
{{CO Libraries Intro|Saguache}}
  
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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'''Saguache Branch - Northern Saguache County Public Library District'''<br>702 Pitkin<br>PO Box 448<br>Saguache, CO 81149<br>Phone: 719-655-2551<br> [http://nscld.colibraries.org/saguache-public-library/ Website]<br><br>'''Baca Grande Branch - Saguache County Public Library District'''<br>67487 County Rd. T<br>Crestone, CO<br>Phone: 719-256-4100<br> [http://nscld.colibraries.org/baca-grande-library/ Website]
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|Saguache}}
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== Societies ==
 +
{{CO Societies Intro|Saguache}}
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'''San Luis Valley Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 982<br>Alamosa, CO 81101
  
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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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|Saguache}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205472|Colorado|Saguache}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
=== References  ===
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Saguache}}
  
<references /> {{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Saguache_County,_Colorado]] [[Category:Colorado_counties]]
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{{Colorado|Colorado}}
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[[Category:Saguache_County,_Colorado]] [[Category:Colorado_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 19:48, 16 October 2017

United States
Colorado
Saguache County

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

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County Facts
County seat: Saguache
Organized: 29 December 1866
Parent County(s): Costilla [1]
Neighboring Counties
Alamosa  • Chaffee  • Custer  • Fremont  • Gunnison  • Hinsdale  • Huerfano  • Mineral  • Rio Grande
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoSaguacheCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado Saguache County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

The County has Saguache as it's seat and the County was created December 29, 1866. The County is located in the south central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Saguache County Courthouse
501 4th Street
PO Box 655
Saguache, CO 81149-0176
Phone: 719.655.2512
Administration phone: 719-655-2231.
Saguache County Website

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.[3]

Saguache County, Colorado Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1894 1874 1872 1866 1874 1866 1860
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.


Populated Places

The following are locations in Saguache County, Colorado:

Towns
Unincorporated communites


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Saguache County, Colorado online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Colorado Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

In 1860, present-day Colorado was enumerated in the Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories. Colorado Territory was created in 1861 and was enumerated as such in the 1870 Census. A state census was taken in 1885 for Colorado.[11] See links listed below.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 304
1880 1,973 549.0%
1890 3,313 67.9%
1900 3,853 16.3%
1910 4,160 8.0%
1920 4,638 11.5%
1930 6,250 34.8%
1940 6,173 −1.2%
1950 5,664 −8.2%
1960 4,473 −21.0%
1970 3,827 −14.4%
1980 3,935 2.8%
1990 4,619 17.4%
2000 5,917 28.1%
2010 6,108 3.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State and Territory Census Records

Federal Census Records

The 1880 Census was the first Federal Census for Colorado after it became a state in 1876.[12] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Colorado Census.

  • 1860-1940 Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at FamilySearch.org — index/images

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Colorado denominations, view the Colorado Church Records wiki page.

Online Church Records
Presbyterian Church

Court Records

Numerous records are available at Colorado Archives. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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.


Online Land Records

For more information see Colorado Land and Property

Local Histories

Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

Gunnison CountyChaffee CountyFremont CountyCuster CountyCostilla CountyAlamosa CountyRio Grande CountyMineral CountyHuerfano CountyHinsdale CountyCO SAGUACHE.JPG
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Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Colorado. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Colorado Military Records.

All Veterans

Civil War

Spanish-American War (1898)

World War I

Vietnam War

For further information see Colorado Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Records

Newspapers

For more information, see Colorado Newspapers.

Colorado Newspapers Online

Colorado Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Saguache Crescent Website - 316 4th Street, PO Box 195, Saguache, CO 81149; 719.655.2620 Publisher: Dean Coombs. This website is a link to the Saguache Cresent newspaper archive. For more information either call or send mail to PO Box listed above.
Crestone Eagle Website - 180 W Galena Ave, Crestone, CO 81131; 719.256.4956 Publisher: Kizzen Laki
Center-Post Dispatch on-line - 835 1st Avenue, Monte Vista, CO 81144; 719.852.3531 • Fax: 719-852-3387 Publisher: Valley Publishing
Alamosa News, Valley Courier Website - 2205 State Ave., Alamosa, CO 81101; 719-589-2553; Fax: 719-589-6573


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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.

Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

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. [13]

Marriage

Online Records

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [13]

Divorce

Online Records

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Saguache 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
1894-1914 Saguache County Teacher Certificate Registers (Certificates of Like Grade)
1915-1926 Saguache County Poor Records
1923-1925 Saguache County Burial Records

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Saguache Branch - Northern Saguache County Public Library District
702 Pitkin
PO Box 448
Saguache, CO 81149
Phone: 719-655-2551
Website

Baca Grande Branch - Saguache County Public Library District
67487 County Rd. T
Crestone, CO
Phone: 719-256-4100
Website

Museums

Societies

San Luis Valley Historical Society
PO Box 982
Alamosa, CO 81101

Websites

  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, "Saguache, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/saguache/ 7/06/2017.
  3. 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.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Saguache County, Colorado. Page 101 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 94.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. 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.
  7. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  9. 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.
  10. Handybook, 98, Costilla County, Colorado.
  11. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 51-54; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 86. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  12. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov