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

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Rio Blanco County, Colorado
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Map of Colorado highlighting Rio Blanco County
Location in the state of Colorado
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Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 25, 1889
County Seat Meeker
Courthouse
Address Rio Blanco County Courthouse
PO Box I
Meeker, CO 81641-1067
Phone: 970.878.5068
Rio Blanco County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has birth and death records from 1898,
marriage and land recordsc from 1897;
Clerk Distric Court has divorce, probate and court records[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1889-1907 [2]*
1883 [2]*
1892-1903 [2]*
1889
1889 [2]
1889 [2]
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Meeker [3]

Parent County

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  • 1889--Rio Blanco was created 25 March 1889 from Summit County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Rio Blanco County, Colorado census records online, see: Colorado Census.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Meeker

Court Records

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Local History

Local histories are available for Rio Blanco County, Colorado. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Colorado Local Histories.

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 Rio Blanco County, Colorado newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

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.

Repositories

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Rio Blanco County, Colorado in this online database Archives Search. For a full list of online holdings, click here.
(Statewide)
Civilian Conservation Corps Enrollments 1936 - 1942
Divorce Index 1880 - 1939
Horseshoers 1897 - 1920
Mine Accidents, Non - fatal 1883 - 1900
Vietnam Deaths 1966, 1968

Rio Blanco Burial Permits & Removals 1917 - 1951

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
  • Rangely Regional Library District
    109 E Main Street
    Rangely, CO 81648
    Telephone 970- 675-8811
Museums
Societies


Rio Blanco County Historical Society and White River Museum

565 Park Street
Meeker, CO 81641
Telephone 970-878-9982

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 Catalog/frameset_fhlc.asp 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.

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), Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Page 101 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 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

 

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