Custer County, Colorado Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History ==
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[http://www.custercountygov.com/ Custer County Courthouse]<br>205 S 6th St; PO Box 150<br>Westcliffe, CO 81252; <br>Phone: 719.783.0441&nbsp;<br>
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County Clerk has marriage and burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 98, Custer County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Quick Facts ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created in 1911 from Bent and Otero counties
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*'''Before 1861''' the southern quarter of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
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:*'''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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:*'''1 February 1860''' it became part of [[Mora County, Colorado|Mora County]].<ref name="Dollarhide" />
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:*'''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 [[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 98, Fremont County, Colorado.</ref>
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
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*'''1877 '''Custer County was created 9 March 1877 from [[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont ]]County. '''County seat:''' Westcliffe.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
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*[[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]]
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*[[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]]
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*[[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]]
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*[[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]]
  
 
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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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==== School Records  ====
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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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
  
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205296&subject_disp=Colorado%2C+Custer&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog for this county].  
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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]  
*[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/online.htm Colorado State Archives] <br>
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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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==== Family History Center  ====
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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  ==
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*[http://cogenweb.com/custer/ Custer County COGenWeb]
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*{{FHL|205296|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Custer/ Custer County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Revision as of 20:16, 29 November 2012

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Online Records



Contents

County Courthouse

Custer County Courthouse
205 S 6th St; PO Box 150
Westcliffe, CO 81252;
Phone: 719.783.0441 

County Clerk has marriage and burial records[1]

Quick Facts

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. County seat: Westcliffe.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church History and Records

Court Records

Land and Property

History

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

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

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.

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

Societies, Libraries and Museums

West Custer County Library District
209 Main Street
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Phone: (719) 783-9138
westcliffe.colibraries.org/gallery/library-images


Wetmore Community Library
95 County Road 393
Wetmore, CO 81253
Phone: (719) 784-6669
http://wetmore.colibraries.org


Family History Center

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.