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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 ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded year = 1861
 
| founded date = November 1
 
| seat = Breckenridge
 
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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  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
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>  
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|organized=  November 1,  1861
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|county seat= Breckenridge
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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= [[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy|Clear Creek]]
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|county2= [[Eagle County, Colorado Genealogy|Eagle]]
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|county3= [[Grand County, Colorado Genealogy|Grand]]
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|county4= [[Lake County, Colorado Genealogy|Lake]]
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|county5= [[Park County, Colorado Genealogy|Park]]</br><center>[[Summit County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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The County was named for the many mountain summits in the county. The County has Breckenridge as its seat and the County was created November 1, 1861. The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, "Summit, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/summit/ 7/06/2017.</ref>
  
'''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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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Summit}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''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]<br><br>
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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>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Summit 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>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" | '''[[Summit County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Summit County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Summit County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Summit County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Summit County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Summit County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Summit County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1892
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1862
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1892
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Summit County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Summit County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Summit County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Summit}}
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*'''1861--'''Summit County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.
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*'''County seat:''' Breckenridge<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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*[[Clear Creek County, Colorado|Clear Creek]]  
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=== Populated Places ===
*[[Eagle County, Colorado|Eagle]]  
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Summit}}
*[[Grand County, Colorado|Grand]]  
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The following are locations in Summit County, Colorado:
*[[Lake County, Colorado|Lake]]
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Summit County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summit_County,_Colorado, accessed 25 January 2018.</ref>
*[[Park County, Colorado|Park]]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_River,_Colorado Blue River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breckenridge,_Colorado Breckenridge]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dillon,_Colorado Dillon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisco,_Colorado Frisco]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montezuma,_Colorado Montezuma]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverthorne,_Colorado Silverthorne]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper_Mountain,_Colorado Copper Mountain]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heeney,_Colorado Heeney]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystone,_Colorado Keystone]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyersville,_Colorado Dyersville]
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*Parkville</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger,_Colorado Tiger]</div>
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== Resources  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Summit}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Summit}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Summit}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Summit}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Summit}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Summit}}
  
==== Land  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Summit 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://cogenweb.com/summit/ COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/summit.htm COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/summit.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=59&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Summit%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/co/Summit.htm CO Internment]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|624556|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3A+cemetery+Summit+County%2C+Colorado&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=299 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Colorado&cemetery_county=Summit&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.colorado-cemeteries.com/Colorado-Cemeteries.html Colorado Cemeteries by County]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=9711&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=2&stateAbbv=&stateName= Cemeteries in or near Summit County by EPodunk]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Colorado Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Maps  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Summit}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summit_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1870 |258
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|1880 |5459
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|1890 |1906
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|1900 |2744
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|1910 |2003
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|1920 |1724
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|1930 |987
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|1940 |1754
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|1950 |1135
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|1960 |2073
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|1970 |2665
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|1980 |8848
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|1990 |12281
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|2000 |23548
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|2010 |27994
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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>
  
==== Military  ====
 
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Summit}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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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>
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Summit}}
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
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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.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Summit}}
  
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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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Summit}}
  
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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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Summit}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Summit}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Summit}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Summit}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Summit}}
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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|Summit}}
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''Online County Histories''
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*''Summit : a Gold Rush History of Summit County, Colorado.'' c1980. By Mary Ellen Gilliland. Silverthorne, Colorado : M.E. Gilliland. Online at: [https://archive.org/details/summitgoldrushhi00gill Internet Archive]; {{WorldCat|866254875|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|Summit}}
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{{CO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{CO Summit 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|Summit}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Summit}}
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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/ Ancestry.com] — ($), index<br>
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*'''1966 & 1968''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Vietnam War Casualties - June-December 1966 & January-December 1968] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Vietnam Deaths<br>
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For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|Summit}}
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1868-1990''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61194 Colorado, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($); 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|Summit}}
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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] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Colorado newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Colorado Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{CO Obituaries Intro|Summit}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{CO Other Records Intro|Summit}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{CO Periodicals Intro|Summit}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CO Probate Intro|Summit}}'''Online Records
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*'''1875–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{CO Schools Intro|Summit}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{CO Tax Intro|Summit}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|Summit}}
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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|Summit}}
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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|Summit}}
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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|Summit}}
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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|Summit}}
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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|Summit}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{CO Archives Intro|Summit}}
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{{CO Archives}}<br>'''1877-1916''' Summit County Probate Cases/Record
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Frisco Colorado Family History Center]]
 
*[[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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{{CO Libraries Intro|Summit}}
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'''Summit County Library'''<br>0037 County Road 1005<br>Frisco, CO 80443<br>Telephone: 970-668-5555<br>[http://summitcountylibraries.org/ Website]
  
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=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|Summit}}
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|Summit}}
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'''Summit Historical Society'''<br>Rutledge Historic Collections Room <br>PO Box 143<br>403 La Bonte St.<br>Dillon, CO 80435<br>Telephone: 970-468-2207<br>[http://www.summithistorical.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Summit Historical Society'''<br>Mather Archive Room<br>PO Box 745<br>309 N Main<br>Breckenridge, CO 80424<br><br>
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'''Frisco Historical Society'''<br>120 Main St.<br> Frisco, CO 80443<br>Telephone: 970-668-342<br><br>
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|}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|Summit}}
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Summit|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205481|Colorado|Summit}}- 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/Summit/ Summit County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Summit/ Summit County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Summit}}
  
<references />{{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Summit_County,_Colorado]]
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[[Category:Summit_County,_Colorado]] [[Category:Colorado_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 23:15, 15 February 2018

United States
Colorado
Summit County


Guide to Summit 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: Breckenridge
Organized: November 1, 1861
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Clear Creek  • Eagle  • Grand  • Lake  • Park
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoSummitCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado Summit County.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for the many mountain summits in the county. The County has Breckenridge as its seat and the County was created November 1, 1861. The County is located in the central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Summit County Courthouse
208 E Lincoln St
PO Box 68
Breckenridge, CO 80424-0068
Phone: 970.453.2561
Summit County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records [3]

Summit 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
1892 1862 1892 1861 1861 1861 1860
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in Summit County, Colorado: [6]

Towns
Census-designated places
Ghost towns
  • Parkville

  • History Timeline

    Resources

    Bible Records

    Biographies

    Business, Commerce, and Occupations

    Cemeteries

    Cemeteries of Summit 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.[7] See links listed below.

    Historical populations
    Census Pop.  %±
    1870 258
    1880 5,459 2015.9%
    1890 1,906 −65.1%
    1900 2,744 44.0%
    1910 2,003 −27.0%
    1920 1,724 −13.9%
    1930 987 −42.7%
    1940 1,754 77.7%
    1950 1,135 −35.3%
    1960 2,073 82.6%
    1970 2,665 28.6%
    1980 8,848 232.0%
    1990 12,281 38.8%
    2000 23,548 91.7%
    2010 27,994 18.9%
    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.[8] 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.

    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

    Online County Histories

    Maps and Gazetteers

    Routt CountyJefferson CountyPark CountyLake CountyPitkin CountyBoulder CountyGilpin CountyClear Creek CountyGrand CountyEagle CountyCO SUMMIT.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. [9]

    Marriage

    Online Records

    Death

    Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [9]

    Divorce

    Online Records

    Research Facilities

    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
    1877-1916 Summit County Probate Cases/Record

    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

    Summit County Library
    0037 County Road 1005
    Frisco, CO 80443
    Telephone: 970-668-5555
    Website

    Museums

    Societies

    Summit Historical Society
    Rutledge Historic Collections Room
    PO Box 143
    403 La Bonte St.
    Dillon, CO 80435
    Telephone: 970-468-2207
    Website

    Summit Historical Society
    Mather Archive Room
    PO Box 745
    309 N Main
    Breckenridge, CO 80424

    Frisco Historical Society
    120 Main St.
    Frisco, CO 80443
    Telephone: 970-668-342

    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, "Summit, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/summit/ 7/06/2017.
    3. 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.
    4. 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. Wikipedia contributors, "Summit County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summit_County,_Colorado, accessed 25 January 2018.
    7. 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.
    8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
    9. 9.0 9.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov