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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''San Juan County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''San Juan County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = San Juan County
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| county_map = Colorado San Juan County.png
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| state = Colorado
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| state_map = Colorado.png
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| founded year = 1852
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| founded date = January 9
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| seat = Silverton
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| building address = San Juan County Courthouse<br>PO Box 466<br>Silverton, CO 81433-0466<br>Phone: 970.387.5671<br>[http://www.sanjuancountycolorado.us/ '''San Juan County Website'''] }}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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== County Courthouse ==
  
*'''1876--'''San Juan County was created 31 January 1876 from [[La Plata County, Colorado|La Plata ]]County. '''County seat:''' Silverton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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County Treasurer has birth records from 1880 and death records from 1901;<br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1880, military records from 1941 and land records;<br>Clerk District court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 101, San Juan County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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== Historical Facts ==
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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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>'''[[San Juan County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Juan County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Juan County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Juan County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Juan County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Juan County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[San Juan County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[San Juan County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[San Juan County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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== Places / Localities ==
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==== County Seat  ====
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Silverton<ref name="HBG" />
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==== Parent County ====
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*'''Before 1861''' the extreme east-central edge of this modern Colorado county on the east side of the {{wpd|Continental Divide}} was in New Mexico.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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:*'''9 January 1852''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>
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:*'''28 February 1861''' it was transferred to [[Colorado]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> <ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref> (1 Nov 1861 [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.</ref>
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:*'''7 November 1861''' the name was changed from [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe County]] to [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos County]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Guadalupe County, Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_County,_Colorado_Territory (accessed 23 June 2012).</ref>
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
  
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*'''1876 ''' San Juan County was created 31 January 1876 from [[La Plata County, Colorado|La Plata ]]County.
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
*[[Dolores County, Colorado|Dolores]]  
 
*[[Dolores County, Colorado|Dolores]]  
 
*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]]  
 
*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]]  
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*[[San Miguel County, Colorado|San Miguel]]
 
*[[San Miguel County, Colorado|San Miguel]]
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Directories ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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===== Local History =====
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{{CO History Intro}}
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{CO Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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==== Newspapers ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Newspapers ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|San Juan}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate ====
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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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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*[[Silverton Colorado Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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Silverton Public Library<br>1117 Reese<br>Silverton, CO 81433<br>Telephone: 970-387-5770<br>Website http://silvertonpl.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus<br>
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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San Juan County Historical Society<br>1569 Greene Street<br>Silverton, CO 81433<br>Telephone 970-387-5838<br>Website http://www.silvertonhistoricsociety.org/<br>
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==== Taxation ====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
  
Silverton Public Library<br>1117 Reese<br>Silverton, CO 81433<br>Telephone: 970-387-5770<br>Website http://silvertonpl.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus<br>
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Death  =====
  
San Juan County Historical Society<br>1569 Greene Street<br>Silverton, CO 81433<br>Telephone 970-387-5838<br>Website http://www.silvertonhistoricsociety.org/<br>
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===== Divorce =====
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center<br>723 Greene St # B358<br>Silverton, San Juan, Colorado, United States<br>Telephone 970-387-0162 <br>This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>Contact Center for open hours as they vary. <br>
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=== Places ===
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205474&subject_disp=Colorado%2C+San+Juan&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Silverton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/San_Juan/ San Juan County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Guide to San Juan County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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San Juan County, Colorado
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Location in the state of Colorado
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Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 9, 1852
County Seat Silverton
Courthouse
Address San Juan County Courthouse
PO Box 466
Silverton, CO 81433-0466
Phone: 970.387.5671
San Juan County Website


County Courthouse

County Treasurer has birth records from 1880 and death records from 1901;
County Clerk has marriage records from 1880, military records from 1941 and land records;
Clerk District court has divorce, probate and court records.[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
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*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Silverton[1]

Parent County

  • Before 1861 the extreme east-central edge of this modern Colorado county on the east side of the Continental Divide was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 1876 San Juan County was created 31 January 1876 from La Plata County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing San Juan 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

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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 San Juan County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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

Silverton Public Library
1117 Reese
Silverton, CO 81433
Telephone: 970-387-5770
Website http://silvertonpl.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus

Museums
Societies

San Juan County Historical Society
1569 Greene Street
Silverton, CO 81433
Telephone 970-387-5838
Website http://www.silvertonhistoricsociety.org/

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.

Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Web Sites


References

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