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Custer County Courthouse
205 S 6th St; PO Box 150
Westcliffe, CO 81252;
County Clerk has marriage and burial records
- Before 1861 the southern quarter of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
- 9 January 1852 it was created part of Taos County in New Mexico Territory. 
- 1 February 1860 it became part of Mora County.
- 28 February 1861 it was transferred to Colorado  (1 Nov 1861 Fremont County).
- Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
Places / Localities
For tips on accessing Custer County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.
Church History and Records
Land and Property
Colorado State Archives has put an Index to the Custer County Will Records for the years 1887-1966 on-line.
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.
Colorado State Archives has put the Custer County Inheritance Tax Records Index for the years 1907-1946 on-line.
Societies, Libraries and Museums
West Custer County Library District
209 Main Street
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Phone: (719) 783-9138
Wetmore Community Library
95 County Road 393
Wetmore, CO 81253
Phone: (719) 784-6669
Family History Center
- Custer County COGenWeb
- Family History Library Catalog
- Custer County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 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.
- ↑ 2.0 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.
- ↑ Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
- ↑ Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
- ↑ 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.
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