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Guide to '''Baca County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Baca County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Baca County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Baca County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Baca County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Baca County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Baca County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Before 1861''' the extreme western edge of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
 
*'''Before 1861''' the extreme western edge of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
  
:*'''9 January 1852''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>  
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:*'''9 January 1852''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>  
:*'''1 February 1860''' it became part of [[Mora County, Colorado|Mora County]].<ref name="Dollarhide" />  
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:*'''1 February 1860''' it became part of [[Mora County, Colorado Genealogy|Mora County]].<ref name="Dollarhide" />  
:*'''28 February 1861''' it was transferred to [[Colorado]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> <ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref> (1 Nov 1861 [[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.</ref>  
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:*'''28 February 1861''' it was transferred to [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> <ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref> (1 Nov 1861 [[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy|Huerfano County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.</ref>  
::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]].
  
*'''16 April 1889 ''' Baca County was created from [[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas ]]County.
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*'''16 April 1889 ''' Baca County was created from [[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas ]]County.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]]  
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[[Image:Cobaca.jpg|right|500px|Cobaca.jpg]]
*[[Cimarron County, Oklahoma|Cimarron County, Oklahoma]]  
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*[[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]]  
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*[[Bent County, Colorado Genealogy|Bent]]  
*[[Morton County, Kansas|Morton County, Kansas]]  
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*[[Cimarron County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Cimarron County, Oklahoma]]  
*[[Prowers County, Colorado|Prowers]]  
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*[[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas]]  
*[[Stanton County, Kansas|Stanton County, Kansas]]  
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*[[Morton County, Kansas Genealogy|Morton County, Kansas]]  
*[[Texas County, Oklahoma|Texas County, Oklahoma]]  
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*[[Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy|Prowers]]  
*[[Union County, New Mexico|Union County, New Mexico]]
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*[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy|Stanton County, Kansas]]  
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*[[Texas County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Texas County, Oklahoma]]  
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*[[Union County, New Mexico Genealogy|Union County, New Mexico]]
  
 
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==== Biography  ====
 
 
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
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*[[La Junta Colorado Family History Center]]
  
 
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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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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Baca/ Baca County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 03:32, 6 February 2015

United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Baca County

Guide to Baca County, Colorado ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Baca County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Baca County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 9, 1852
County Seat Springfield
Courthouse
Address Baca County Courthouse
741 Main Street
Springfield, CO 81073-1548
Phone 719.523.4372
Baca County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1889. District Court has divorce, probate and court
records from 1910[1]

Historical Facts

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

County Seat

Springfield [1]

Parent County

  • Before 1861 the extreme western edge of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 16 April 1889 Baca County was created from Las Animas County.

Neighboring Counties

Cobaca.jpg

Record Loss

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

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.

Court Records

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Local History

Local histories are available for Baca County, Colorado Genealogy. 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 Baca County, Colorado Genealogy 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 Baca County, Colorado Genealogy 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

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. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Libraries

Baca County Public Library
1260 Main Street
Springfield, CO 81073
Phone: (719) 523-6962

Museums
Societies

Baca County Historical Society
901 Santa Fe Dr.
Springfield, CO 81073

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. [8]

Marriage
Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [8]

Divorce

Places

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97, Baca County, Colorado. 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 92.
  3. 3.0 3.1 William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  4. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  6. Adrian B. Ettlinger, AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL CD-ROM no. 4903.
  7. Handybook, 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov

 

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