Teller County, Colorado Genealogy
Guide to Teller County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Teller County, Colorado|
Location in the state of Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
|Founded||March 23, 1899|
|County Seat||Cripple Creek|
|Address|| Teller County Courthouse|
101 W Bennett Ave
Cripple Creek, CO 80813-0959
Teller County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 Quick Facts
- 3 Historical Facts
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 Bible Records
- 4.2 Biography
- 4.3 Business Records and Commerce
- 4.4 Cemeteries
- 4.5 Census
- 4.6 Church Records
- 4.7 Court Records
- 4.8 Directories
- 4.9 Emigration and Immigration
- 4.10 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 4.11 Gazetteers
- 4.12 Genealogy
- 4.13 History
- 4.14 Land and Property
- 4.15 Maps
- 4.16 Military
- 4.17 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 4.18 Newspapers
- 4.19 Obituaries
- 4.20 Periodicals
- 4.21 Probate
- 4.22 Public Records
- 4.23 Repositories
- 4.24 Taxation
- 4.25 Vital Records
- 5 Places
- 6 Websites
- 7 References
County Clerk has marriage and land record from 1899
Clerk District Court has divoce, probate and court records
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
Cripple Creek 
- 23 March 1899: Teller County was created from El Paso County.
Business Records and Commerce
- Tombstone Inscriptions of Teller County, Colorado, is a publication completed in 2002 by members of the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society. It includes information on all known burial sites in the county, maps, sexton records where available, and inscriptions. Because so many burials in the Cripple Creek mining district County are unmarked, it also includes known information on miners' deaths, prostitutes' deaths, indexes of extant mortuary books, and more.
For tips on accessing Teller County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
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 Teller 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.
Colorado State Archives has put the Teller County Will Records Index for the years 1894-1971 on-line.
Family History Centers
- Southern Teller County School/Public Lib Dist
410 B Street
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
- Rampart Library District/Woodland Park/Florissant
218 E. Midland
Woodland Park, CO 80863
- Ute Pass Historical Society
222 East Midland Ave.
Woodland Park, CO 80863
P.O. Box 6875
Woodland Park, CO 80866
Telephone 719) 686-7512
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.
Colorado State Archives has put the Teller County Inheritance Tax Records Index for 1917-1936 on-line
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.
- Teller County CO Trails to the Past
- USGenWeb Archives
- USGenWeb Archives Backup site
- Family History Library Catalog