San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy

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United StatesGotoarrow.pngColoradoGotoarrow.pngSan Miguel County

County Courthouse

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

Formerly Ouray County, Name changed to San Miguel 2 Mar 1883
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 file so files are incomplete[1]


Parent County

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 [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

A fire destroyed some records and some files are incomplete.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.



San Miguel 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:

  • 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


Local Histories






Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Societies and Libraries

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

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).