Montezuma County, Colorado

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Revision as of 22:03, 16 July 2013

United StatesGotoarrow.pngColoradoGotoarrow.pngMontezuma County

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

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Montezuma County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Montezuma County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 16, 1889
County Seat Cortez
Courthouse
Address Montezuma County Courthouse
109 W Main St Ste 302
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970.565.3728

Contents

County Courthouse

County District Court has divorce, probate and court records
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land 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

Cortez [2]

Parent County

Comontezuma.jpg

1889--Montezuma County was created 16 April 1889 from La Plata County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Cortez
  • Moncos

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Local histories are available for Montezuma County, Colorado. 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 Montezuma County, Colorado newspapers in online catalogs like:

Search current and archived obituaries published in The Cortez Journal (Cortez, Colorado) from September 1999 to the present.

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
  • Dolores Library District/Montezuma County
    1002 Railroad Ave
    Dolores, CO 81323
    Telephone: 970-882-4127
    Website www.doloreslibrary.org/
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 Family History Library Catalog, do a Place Search for the county.

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.

Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montezuma County, Colorado. Page 100 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).