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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[San_Miguel_County,_Colorado|San Miguel County]]'' <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''San Miguel County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.sanmiguelcounty.org/ San Miguel County Courthouse]<br>333 W Colorado Ave; <br>Telluride, CO 81435-0548; <br>Phone: 970.728.3954 <br>  
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Formerly Ouray County, Name changed to San Miguel 2 Mar 1883 <br>County Clerk has marriage and&nbsp; land records from 1883; <br>Clerk District has divorce, probate and court records from 1883 <br>some birth and burial records were destroyed in a file so files are incomplete<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Miguel County, Colorado. Page 101 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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|county seat= Telluride
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|parent county= Original county<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Dolores County, Colorado Genealogy|Dolores]]
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|county4= [[San Juan County, Colorado Genealogy|San Juan]]
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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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The County was named for San Miguel River. The County has Telluride as its seat and the County was created March 2, 1883. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, "San Miguel, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/sanmiguel/ 7/06/2017.</ref>
  
'''1861--'''San Miguel County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. It was formerly part of Ouray County, but its names changed to San Miguel 2 March 1883. '''County seat:''' Telluride <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''San Miguel County Courthouse'''<br>333 W Colorado Ave<br>Telluride, CO 81435-0548<br>Phone: 970.728.3954<br>[http://www.sanmiguelcounty.org/ San Miguel County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1883; <br>Clerk District has divorce, probate and court records from 1883; some birth and burial records were destroyed in a fire so files are incomplete<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Miguel County, Colorado. Page 101 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== San Miguel 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), San Miguel 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" | '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[San Miguel County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[San Miguel County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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A fire destroyed some records and some files are incomplete.  
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=== Record Loss ===
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A fire destroyed some records and some files are incomplete.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|San Miguel}}
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*'''1861--'''San Miguel County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.
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*'''1883--'''It was formerly part of Ouray County, but its names changed to San Miguel 2 March 1883.
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*'''County seat:''' Telluride<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>
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*[[Dolores County, Colorado|Dolores]]  
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=== Populated Places ===
*[[Montrose County, Colorado|Montrose]]  
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|San Miguel}}
*[[Ouray County, Colorado|Ouray]]
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The following are locations in San Miguel County, Colorado:
*[[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan]]
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{{populated places
*[[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan County, Utah]]
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== Resources  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|San Miguel}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|San Miguel}}
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/oap/san_miguel.htm San Miguel&nbsp;County Old Age Pension Records] 1934. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the San Miguel County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of San Miguel 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=297&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://theusgenweb.org/co/sanmiguel/cemetery.htm COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/sanmiguel.htm COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/sanmiguel.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=57&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22San%20Miguel%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|666835|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=cemeteries+San+Miguel+County%2C+Colorado&qt=results_page WorldCat]
  
*Name of Applicant
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*Date and Amount of pension payment
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
*Any adjustments to the pension
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*Person's age
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=297 Findagrave.com]
*Town nearest to where they lived
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
*Other Actions done by the County <br>
 
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|San Miguel}}
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Miguel_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |2909
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|1900 |5379
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|1910 |4700
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|1920 |5281
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|1930 |2184
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|1940 |3664
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|1950 |2693
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|1960 |2944
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|1970 |1949
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|1980 |3192
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|1990 |3653
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|2000 |6594
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|2010 |7359
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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>
  
==== Maps  ====
 
  
==== Military  ====
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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
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Presbyterian Church''<br>
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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>
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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.
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
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'''1934''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search San Miguel County Old Age Pension Records] 1934. An Index compiled from the official record of the applications granted by the San Miguel County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Name of Applicant
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*Date and Amount of pension payment
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*Any adjustments to the pension
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*Person's age
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*Town nearest to where they lived
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*Other Actions done by the County
  
San Miguel Library District # 1/Telluride<br>100 W. Pacific Ave<br>Telluride, CO 81435<br>Telephone: 970-728-4519<br>Website http://www.telluridelibrary.org/
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|San Miguel}}
  
San Miguel Library District # 2/Norwood Pl<br>1110 Lucerne Street<br>Norwood, CO 81423<br>Telephone: 970-327-4833<br>
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|San Miguel}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|San Miguel}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|San Miguel}}
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+San+Miguel|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|San Miguel}}
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''Online Land Records''<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>
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|San Miguel}}
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{{CO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{CO San Miguel 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>
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|San Miguel}}
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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>
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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>
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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>
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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>
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''World War I''<br>
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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>
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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>
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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/] — ($), index<br>
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*'''1966 & 1968''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Vietnam War Casualties - June-December 1966 & January-December 1968] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Vietnam Deaths<br>
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For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|San Miguel}}
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1868-1990''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61194 Colorado, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($); 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>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|San Miguel}}
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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] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Colorado newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Colorado Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{CO Obituaries Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{CO Other Records Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{CO Periodicals Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CO Probate Intro|San Miguel}}'''Online Records
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*'''1875–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{CO Schools Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{CO Tax Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|San Miguel}}
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]
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==== Birth ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|San Miguel}}
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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>
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==== Marriage ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|San Miguel}}
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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>
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==== Death ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|San Miguel}}
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
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==== Divorce ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|San Miguel}}
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''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>
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*'''1900-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2043439|Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images of original index<br>
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{CO Research Facilities Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{CO Archives Intro|San Miguel}}
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{{CO Archives}}<br>'''1885-1906''' San Miguel Teacher Exams <br>'''1934''' San Miguel County Old Age Pension
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Silverton Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Montrose Colorado Family History Center]]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{CO Libraries Intro|San Miguel}}
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'''San Miguel Library District # 1/Telluride'''<br>100 W. Pacific Ave<br>Telluride, CO 81435<br>Telephone: 970-728-4519<br>[http://www.telluridelibrary.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''San Miguel Library District # 2/Norwood'''<br>1110 Lucerne Street<br>Norwood, CO 81423<br>Telephone: 970-327-4833<br>[http://library.public-libraries.org/Colorado/Norwood/SanMiguelLibraryDistrict2NorwoodPublicLibrary.html Website]
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=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|San Miguel}}
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|San Miguel}}
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|San Miguel}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205476|Colorado|San%20Miguel}}- 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
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/San_Miguel/ San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/San_Miguel/ San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|San Miguel}}
  
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Latest revision as of 21:50, 18 October 2017

United States
Colorado
San Miguel County


Guide to San Miguel 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: Telluride
Organized: November 1, 1861
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Dolores  • Montrose  • Ouray  • San Juan  • San Juan (UT)
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoSanMiguelCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado San Miguel County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for San Miguel River. The County has Telluride as its seat and the County was created March 2, 1883. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

San Miguel County Courthouse
333 W Colorado Ave
Telluride, CO 81435-0548
Phone: 970.728.3954
San Miguel County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1883;
Clerk District has divorce, probate and court records from 1883; some birth and burial records were destroyed in a fire so files are incomplete[3]

San Miguel 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
1900 1883 1907 1883 1883 1883 1860
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

A fire destroyed some records and some files are incomplete.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in San Miguel County, Colorado:

Towns
Unincorporated communites
Ghost towns


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of San Miguel 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.[6] See links listed below.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 2,909
1900 5,379 84.9%
1910 4,700 −12.6%
1920 5,281 12.4%
1930 2,184 −58.6%
1940 3,664 67.8%
1950 2,693 −26.5%
1960 2,944 9.3%
1970 1,949 −33.8%
1980 3,192 63.8%
1990 3,653 14.4%
2000 6,594 80.5%
2010 7,359 11.6%
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.[7] 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.

1934 San Miguel County Old Age Pension Records 1934. An Index compiled from the official record of the applications granted by the San Miguel County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Date and Amount of pension payment
  • Any adjustments to the pension
  • Person's age
  • Town nearest to where they lived
  • Other Actions done by the County

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

Maps and Gazetteers

Montrose CountyOuray CountySan Juan CountyDolores CountySan Juan CountyCO SAN MIGUEL.JPG
About this image
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

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. [8]

Marriage

Online Records

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [8]

Divorce

Online Records

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for San Miguel 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
1885-1906 San Miguel Teacher Exams
1934 San Miguel County Old Age Pension

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

San Miguel Library District # 1/Telluride
100 W. Pacific Ave
Telluride, CO 81435
Telephone: 970-728-4519
Website

San Miguel Library District # 2/Norwood
1110 Lucerne Street
Norwood, CO 81423
Telephone: 970-327-4833
Website

Museums

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, "San Miguel, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/sanmiguel/ 7/06/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Miguel County, Colorado. Page 101 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Miguel 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 (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.
  7. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov