Pitkin County, Colorado

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

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Pitkin County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Pitkin County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 23, 1881
County Seat Aspen
Courthouse
Address Pitkin County Courthouse
530 E Main St #101
Aspen, Co 81611-1993
Phone: 970.920.5180
Pitkin County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has birth, marriage and death records
from 1890 & land reords from 1883; Clerk of Courts has probate 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

Aspen [2]

Parent County

1881--Pitkin County was created 23 February 1881 from Gunnison County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Local histories are available for Pitkin 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 Pitkin County, Colorado 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.

Colorado State Archives has put the Pitkin County Probate Index for the years 1881-1953 on-line.

Public Records

School Records

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries

Pitkin County Library
120 N Mill Street
Aspen, CO 81611
Telehone 970-429-1900
Website http://www.pitcolib.org/page_1

Museums
Societies

Aspen Historical Society
620 West Bleeker St.
Aspen, Colorado 81611
Telephone: 970-925-3721
Website http://www.aspenhistorysociety.com/home.html

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.

Colorado State Archives has put the Pitkin County Inheritance Tax Records Index for the years 1938-1956 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

Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the Pitkin County Divorce Records for the period 5/7/1931 to 10/23/1964 on-line.

Places

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Phitkin 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).