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United StatesGotoarrow.pngColoradoGotoarrow.pngSedgwick County

Guide to Sedgwick County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Sedgwick County, Colorado
Map of Colorado highlighting Sedgwick County
Location in the state of Colorado
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Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Founded April 9, 1889
County Seat Julesburg
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Address Sedgwick County Courthouse
315 Cedar St
PO Box 50
Julesburg, CO 80737-0003
Phone: 970.474.3346
Sedgwick County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1889;
Clerk District Court has divorce. probate and court records[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
1897-1906 [2]*
1889 [2]*
1897-1907 [2]*

*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Julesburg [3]

Parent County

  • 1889--Sedgwick County was created 9 April 1889 from Logan County.

Neighboring Counties


Record Loss




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

Church Records

Court Records




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.



Naturalization and Citizenship


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Sedgwick County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:




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



The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Sedgwick County, Colorado Genealogy in this online database Archives Search. For a full list of online holdings, click here.
1880-1939 Divorce Index
1883-1900 Mine Accidents, Non - fatal
1897-1920 Horseshoers
1936-1942 Civilian Conservation Corps Enrollments
1966-1968 Vietnam Deaths

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Julesburg Public Library
320 Cedar Street
Julesburg, CO 80737
Telephone: 970-474-2608
Website http://jpl.ipac.dynixasp.com/#FOCUS


Sedgwick County Genealogy Society
P. O. Box 86
Julesburg, CO 80737
Website http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cosedgwi/society.htm?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185


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 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. [4]


Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [4]



Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sedgwick County, Colorado. Page 101 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 94.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov