Montrose County, Colorado Genealogy

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Montrose County Fore-Kin Trails Genealogical Society<br>P.O.Box 802<br>Montrose, CO. 81402<br>Telephone 970-240-1755<br>Website http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~comgc<br>The Society has opened Montrose Genealogy Center at 700 E. Main St., Suite 103,Montrose, CO. 81402. Their collection is extensive for Montrose County and includes historic newspapers, 1899-1939; courthouse land and probate records; books and pamphlets; surname and subject files<br>  
 
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Guide to Montrose County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Montrose County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Montrose County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 11, 1883
County Seat Montrose
Courthouse
Address Montrose County Courthouse
320 S 1st Street
Montrose, CO 81401
Phone: 970.249.3362
Montrose County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1907,
marriage records from 1883 and land records from 1882[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

Montrose [2]

Parent County

Comontrose.jpg
1883--Montrose County was created 11 February 1883 from Gunnison County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Montrose

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Local histories are available for Montrose 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 Montrose 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
  • Nucla Public Library
    544 Main Street
    Nucla, CO 81424
    Telephone 970-864-2166
Museums
Societies

Montrose County Fore-Kin Trails Genealogical Society
P.O.Box 802
Montrose, CO. 81402
Telephone 970-240-1755
Website http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~comgc
The Society has opened Montrose Genealogy Center at 700 E. Main St., Suite 103,Montrose, CO. 81402. Their collection is extensive for Montrose County and includes historic newspapers, 1899-1939; courthouse land and probate records; books and pamphlets; surname and subject files

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.


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), Montrose 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).