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

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Summit County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Summit County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 1, 1861
County Seat Breckenridge
Courthouse
Address Summit County Courthouse
208 E Lincoln St
PO Box 68
Breckenridge, CO 80424-0068
Phone: 970.453.2561
Summit County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land 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

Breckenridge [2]

Parent County

1861--Summit County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Summit 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

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

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

Summit County Library
0037 County Road 1005
Frisco, CO 80443
Telehone: 970-668-5555
Website http://www.co.summit.co.us/LIBRARY/

Museums
Societies

Summit Historical Society
403 La Bonte St.
Dillon, CO 80435
Telephone 970-468-2207
Mailing address
PO Box 745
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Website http://www.summithistorical.org/content/home

Taxation

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
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Summit 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).
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