Custer County, Colorado Genealogy

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Custer_County,_Colorado|Custer County]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Custer_County,_Colorado|Custer County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Custer County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Custer County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
 
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== Quick Facts  ==
 
== Quick Facts  ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Custer County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Custer County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Custer County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== County Seat  ====
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Westcliffe<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
 
::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
  
*'''1877 '''Custer County was created 9 March 1877 from [[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont ]]County. '''County seat:''' Westcliffe.<ref name="HBG" />
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*'''1877 '''Custer County was created 9 March 1877 from [[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont ]]County. <br>
 
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*[[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]]
 
*[[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]]
  
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
 
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{{Census|Colorado}}  
 
{{Census|Colorado}}  
  
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==== Court Records  ====
 
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==== Land and Property ====
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==== History  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/wills/1custer.html Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the Custer County Will Records for the years 1887-1966 on-line.  
 
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/wills/1custer.html Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the Custer County Will Records for the years 1887-1966 on-line.  
  
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[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/schools/census/custer_co-dist3.html Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the Pupil Register for District #3 for the years 1891-1896 on-line.&nbsp; The index gives the name of the pupil, date, and birth place.  
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[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/schools/census/custer_co-dist3.html Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the Pupil Register for District #3 for the years 1891-1896 on-line.&nbsp; The index gives the name of the pupil, date, and birth place.
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Center]]
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*[[West Cliffe Colorado Family History Center]] (Silvercliff)<br><br>
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*West Custer County Library District<br>209 Main Street<br>Westcliffe, CO 81252<br>Phone: (719) 783-9138<br>[http://westcliffe.colibraries.org/gallery/library-images westcliffe.colibraries.org/gallery/library-images] <br>
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*Wetmore Community Library<br>95 County Road 393<br>Wetmore, CO 81253<br>Phone: (719) 784-6669<br>[http://wetmore.colibraries.org/ http://wetmore.colibraries.org]<br>
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
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West Custer County Library District<br>209 Main Street<br>Westcliffe, CO 81252<br>Phone: (719) 783-9138<br>[http://westcliffe.colibraries.org/gallery/library-images westcliffe.colibraries.org/gallery/library-images]
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<br>Wetmore Community Library<br>95 County Road 393<br>Wetmore, CO 81253<br>Phone: (719) 784-6669<br>[http://wetmore.colibraries.org/ http://wetmore.colibraries.org]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Center]]
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*[[West Cliffe Colorado Family History Center]] (Silvercliff)<br><br>
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==

Revision as of 18:27, 18 May 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Custer County

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

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Custer County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Custer 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 Westcliffe
Courthouse
Address Custer County Courthouse
205 S 6th St PO Box 150
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Phone: 719.783.0441
Custer County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and burial records[1]

Quick Facts

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

Westcliffe[1]

Parent County

  • Before 1861 the southern quarter of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 1877 Custer County was created 9 March 1877 from Fremont County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Custer 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

Land and Property

Maps

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Colorado State Archives has put an Index to the Custer County Will Records for the years 1887-1966 on-line.

Public Records

School Records

Colorado State Archives has put an Index to the Pupil Register for District #3 for the years 1891-1896 on-line.  The index gives the name of the pupil, date, and birth place.

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Colorado State Archives has put the Custer County Inheritance Tax Records Index for the years 1907-1946 on-line.

Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 98, Custer County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  5. 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.
  6. Handybook, 98, Fremont County, Colorado.