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Guide to El Paso County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|El Paso County, Colorado|
Location in the state of Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
|Founded||November 1, 1861|
|County Seat||Colorado Springs|
|Address|| El Paso County Courthouse|
]27 E. Vermijo Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208
El Paso County Website
County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1861
and military discharge records from 1919; Clerk District
Court has divorce and probate records; County Court
has Court Records
1 November 1861: El Paso County was createdas an original county. In 1859 it was formed from old Arapahoe County in the territory of Kansas. El Paso county was created by the Colorado legislature, and was one of Colorado's original 17 counties. It includes approximately 2130 square miles and has a mountainous western side changing to high plains in the east. The altitude ranges from mountain heights of 14,110 feet (4301 m) at the summit of Pikes Peak to 5,095 feet (1569 m) on the plains. County seat: Colorado Springs 
Places / Localities
Archives and Libraries
- Manitou Springs Public Library
701 Manitou Ave
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Telephone: (719) 685-5206
- Pikes Peak Library District
20 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Telephone: (719) 531-6333
Security Public Library
715 Aspen Drive
Security, CO 80911
Telephone: (719) 391-3191
Colorado Springs City Cemetery Page - Includes a burial search (requires registration)
Evergreen Cemetery 1005 S. Hancock Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
Office Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. - Noon | Phone: (719) 578-6646 | Fax: (719) 578-6077
Fairview Cemetery 1000 S. 26th Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
Office Hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday by appointment | Phone: (719) 578-6638
Gate hours for visitation: Summer (Mid April through Mid October) 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Winter (Mid October through Mid April) 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum (BillionGraves) in Colorado Springs is a smaller cemetery, on Fountain Blvd along with two funeral homes.
For tips on accessing El Paso County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.
Church History and Records
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- Colorado Springs
El Paso County Old Age Pension Records 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the El Paso County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:
- Name of Applicant
- Date and Amount of pension payment
- Any adjustments to the pension
- Person's age
- Town nearest to where they lived
- Other Actions done by the County
The Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the El Paso County Divorce Records for the period 1903 to 1941 on-line.
Land and Property
Military History and Records
Societies, Libraries and Museums
- Old Colorado City Historical Society
1 South 24th Street
Colorado Springs.Colorado 80904
- Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1262
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
Family History centers
- Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
- Calhan Colorado Family History Center
- Colorado Springs Colorado Family History Center
- Colorado Springs Colorado East Family History Center
- Colorado Springs Colorado North Family History Center
- Fountain Colorado Family History Center (Colorado Springs)
- USGenWeb Archives
- USGenWeb Archives backup site
- Family History Library Catalog
- El Paso County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
43rd Regiment - The Forty-third Regiment of Indiana Volunteers: An Historic Sketch of Its Career and Services by William E. McLean (Terre Haute, Ind.: C. W. Brown, 1903) 79th Regiment - History of the Seventy-ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War of eighteen sixty-one in the United States by George W. Parker (Indianapolis, Ind.: Hollenbeck Press, 1899) 81st Regiment - History of the Eighty-First Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the Great War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865 by George W. Morris (Louisville, Ky.: Franklin Printing Co., 1901) 88th Regiment - Roster of the Surviving Members of the Eighty-eighth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Corrected to August 1st, 1889 by Allan H. Dougall (Fort Wayne, Ind.: n.pub., 1889) 99th Regiment - New History of the 99th Indiana Infantry by D. R. Lucas (Rockford, Ill.: Horner Printing, 1900) Indiana Commission on Public Records (Indianapolis, Indiana). Indiana Legion, 1861–1865, Index of Soldiers. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. (On 5 Family History Library films beginning with 1571078). This card index was prepared by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) and is at the Indiana State Archives. The Indiana Legion was a Civil War state militia. The index cards provide the soldier’s name, regiment, duration of enlistment, dates of enrollment and mustering in, county, age, physical description, and date and location of discharge.
The following records are at the Indiana State Archives:McKennon RollMcKennon Roll
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