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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Colorado|Colorado]]&nbsp;&gt; Washington County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Washington_County,_Colorado|Washington County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Washington 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 = Washington County
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| county_map = Colorado Washington County.png
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| state = Colorado
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| state_map = Colorado.png
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| founded year = 1887
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| founded date = February 9
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| seat = Akron
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| building image =
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| building address = Washington County Courthouse<br>150 Ash Ave<br>PO Box L<br>Akron, CO 80720<br>Phone: 970.453.2561<br>[http://www.co.washington.co.us/ '''Washington County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History  ==
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Co Clk has marriage, land and military records from 1887;<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington 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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== Historical Facts  ==
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| align="center" width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</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>*<br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Washington County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Washington County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Washington County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== County Seat  ====
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'''County seat:''' Akron <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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[[Image:Cowashington.jpg|400px|right]]
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*'''1887--'''Washington County was created 9 February 1887 from [[Arapahoe County, Colorado|Arapahoe]] and [[Weld County, Colorado|Weld]] Counties.
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
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*[[Adams County, Colorado|Adams]]
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*[[Arapahoe County, Colorado|Arapahoe]]
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*[[Elbert County, Colorado|Elbert]]
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*[[Kit Carson County, Colorado|Kit Carson]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Colorado|Lincoln]]
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*[[Logan County, Colorado|Logan]]
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*[[Morgan County, Colorado|Morgan]]
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*[[Yuma County, Colorado|Yuma]]
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Biography ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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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  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Washington}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals ====
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==== Probate ====
  
==== Probate ====
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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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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===== Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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Akron Public LibraryAkron Public Library<br>302 Main Ave<br>Akron, CO 80720<br>Telephone: 970-345-6818<br>Website http://akron.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Death =====
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===== Divorce =====
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=== Places ===
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*Family History Library Catalog for this county.
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Washington/ Washington County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==  
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== References  ==
  
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<references />{{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}
  
 
[[Category:Washington_County,_Colorado]]
 
[[Category:Washington_County,_Colorado]]

Revision as of 21:51, 16 July 2013

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

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Washington County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 9, 1887
County Seat Akron
Courthouse
Address Washington County Courthouse
150 Ash Ave
PO Box L
Akron, CO 80720
Phone: 970.453.2561
Washington County Website


County Courthouse

Co Clk has marriage, land and military records from 1887;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court 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

County seat: Akron [2]

Parent County

Cowashington.jpg
  • 1887--Washington County was created 9 February 1887 from Arapahoe and Weld Counties.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Washington 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

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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.


Maps

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Washington 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
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries

Akron Public LibraryAkron Public Library
302 Main Ave
Akron, CO 80720
Telephone: 970-345-6818
Website http://akron.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus

Museums
Societies

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
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Web Sites

References

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