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{{Colorado-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Colorado|Colorado]]&nbsp;&gt; Summit County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Summit_County,_Colorado|Summit County]]'' <br>  
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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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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Summit County
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| county_map = Colorado Summit County.png
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| state = Colorado
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| state_map = Colorado.png
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| founded year = 1861
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| founded date = November 1
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| seat = Breckenridge
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| building image =
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| building address = Summit County Courthouse<br>208 E Lincoln St<br>PO Box 68<br>Breckenridge, CO 80424-0068<br>Phone: 970.453.2561<br>[http://www.co.summit.co.us/ '''Summit County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History  ==
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County Clerk has marriage and land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Summit County, Colorado. Page 101 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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== Historical Facts ==
  
'''1861--'''Summit County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Breckenridge <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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{| width="100%" border="2" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Summit County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Summit County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Summit County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Summit County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Summit County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Summit County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1892-1896 <ref name="red book">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.</ref>*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1862 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1892-1905 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center><br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1861<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1861<br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Summit County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Summit County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Summit County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== County Seat ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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Breckenridge <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==== Parent County ====
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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[[Image:Cosummit.jpg|right|400px|Cosummit.jpg]] '''1861--'''Summit County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Park County, Colorado|Park]]
 
*[[Park County, Colorado|Park]]
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
  
==== Court ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Directories  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy ====
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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  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Summit}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== 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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{{CO Archives}}<br><br>
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Summit County Probate Cases/Record 1877 - 1916
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|FamilySearch Centers]] are branches of the [[Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research. <br>
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*[[Frisco Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Eagle Valley Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Aspen Colorado Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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Summit County Library<br>0037 County Road 1005<br>Frisco, CO 80443<br>Telehone: 970-668-5555<br>Website http://www.co.summit.co.us/LIBRARY/
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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Summit Historical Society<br>403 La Bonte St.<br>Dillon, CO 80435<br>Telephone 970-468-2207<br>Mailing address<br>PO Box 745<br>Breckenridge, CO 80424 <br>Website http://www.summithistorical.org/content/home<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth =====
  
Summit County Library<br>0037 County Road 1005<br>Frisco, CO 80443<br>Telehone: 970-668-5555<br>Website http://www.co.summit.co.us/LIBRARY/  
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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><br>
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===== Marriage  =====
  
Summit Historical Society<br>403 La Bonte St.<br>Dillon, CO 80435<br>Telephone 970-468-2207<br>Mailing address<br>PO Box 745<br>Breckenridge, CO 80424 <br>Website http://www.summithistorical.org/content/home<br>
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===== Death  =====
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" /><br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Divorce  =====
*[[Frisco Colorado Family History Center]]
 
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 02:04, 19 April 2014

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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
1892-1896 [2]*
1862 [2]*
1892-1905 [2]*

1861
1861
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Breckenridge [3]

Parent County

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

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Local History

Template:CO History Intro

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 Summit 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

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Summit 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

Summit County Probate Cases/Record 1877 - 1916

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

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

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. [4]

Marriage
Death

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

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. 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