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

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Fremont County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Fremont County
Location in the state of Colorado
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Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 1, 1861
County Seat Canon City
Courthouse
Address Fremont County Courthouse
615 Macon Rm 100
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: 719.276.7330
Fremont County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records;
Clerk district Court has divorce, probate and court 
records[1]

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

Canon City [2]

Parent County

1861--Fremont County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. It was created in 1859 from the old Arapahoe County in the territory of Kansas.

Neighboring Counties

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Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Fremont 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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Canon City

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Local histories are available for Fremont 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 Fremont County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

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.


Public Records

School Records

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
  • Canon City Public Library
    516 Macon Ave
    Canon City, CO 81212
    Phone: (719) 269-9020
    Website ccpl.lib.co.us/
  • Cotopaxi School/Community Library
    0345 County Road 12
    Cotopaxi, CO 81223
    Phone: (719) 942-4131
  • John C. Fremont Library District (Florence)
    130 Church Ave
    Florence, CO 81226
    Phone: (719) 784-4649
    Website www.florencecolibrary.org/
  • Fremont County Genealogy Society
    Canon City Public Library
    516 Macon Ave
    Canon City, CO 81218
Museums
Societies

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.


Colorado State Archives has put the Fremont County Inheritance Tax Records Index for 1913-1943 on-line.

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.

Colorado Vital Records Search

Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fremont County, Colorado. Page 98 ; .
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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