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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Colorado|Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] Prowers County''
  
== History and Tidbits  ==
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Guide to '''Prowers County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
=== Cities  ===
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{{CODC}}
  
=== Unincorporated Communities  ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Prowers County
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| county_map = Colorado Prowers County.png
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| state = Colorado
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| founded year = 1889
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| founded date = April 11
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| seat = Lamar
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| building address = Prowers County Courthouse<br>300 S Main Street<br>Lamar, CO 81052-2857<br>Phone: 719.336.4337<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Prowers-County-Colorado-Courts.htm '''Prowers County Website'''] }}
  
=== County Government Site ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
== Neighboring Counties  ==
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County Clerk has marriage, land and some death&nbsp;records 1889;<br>District Court has divoce and court&nbsp;recors.&nbsp; County Court has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Prowers County, Colorado. Page 100 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== Resources ==
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=== Quick Facts ===
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Prowers County, Colorado}}
  
== Genealogy and History Websites ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/wwcod/amache_teachers_1942-1945.htm Colorado State Archives] has an Index to the Prowers County Amache School Teachers and Personnel for the period 1942-1945.&nbsp; This is an Index to the records of the teachers who were approved and hired at the Center. [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Colorado%2C_Prowers_County_Amache_School_Teachers_and_Personnel_Index%2C_1942-1945 Read more].  
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Prowers County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Prowers County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== County Seat  ====
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Lamar <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
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==== Parent County  ====
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[[Image:Coprowers.jpg|right|400px]]
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'''11 April 1889:''' Prowers County was created from [[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]] County.
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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*[[Baca County, Colorado|Baca]]
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*[[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]]
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*[[Greeley County, Kansas|Greeley County, Kansas]]
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*[[Hamilton County, Kansas|Hamilton County, Kansas]]
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*[[Kiowa County, Colorado|Kiowa]]
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*[[Stanton County, Kansas|Stanton County, Kansas]]
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Compilation of cemetery records including index from four cemeteries near Lamar, Prowers, Colorado {{FHL|297006|item}}
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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*Bent and Prowers Counties (Colorado) directories {{FHL|1128068|item}}<br>  
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*Polk's Lamar (Prowers County, Colorado) city directory: including Prowers County residents and ranchers {{FHL|205307|item}}<br>
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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===== Local History  =====
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{{CO History Intro}}
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*Prowers County history {{FHL|710483|item}}
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{CO Land Intro}}
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*The homestead years: Prowers County, Colorado {{FHL|963841|item}}
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==== Maps  ====
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*Prowers County, Colorado land ownership map, 1889 {{FHL|1137715|item}}
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==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Prowers}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate ====
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
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[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/wwcod/amache_teachers_1942-1945.htm Colorado State Archives] Index to the Prowers County Amache School Teachers and Personnel for the period 1942-1945. This is an Index to the records of the teachers who were approved and hired at the Center.
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Archives  =====
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*Inventory of the county archives of Colorado, no. 50, Prowers County (Lamar) {{FHL|197920|item}}
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===== Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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===== Libraries  =====
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*Holly Public Library<br>302 South Main Street<br>Holly, CO 81047<br>Telehone 719-537-6520<br>
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*[http://www.lamar.lib.co.us/ Lamar Public Library]<br>102 East Parmenter St<br>Lamar, CO 81052<br>Telephone 719-336-4632<br>
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===== Museums  =====
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*[http://www.bigtimbersmuseum.org/ Big Timbers Museum]<br>Prowers County Historical Society<br>7515 U.S. Hwy 50<br>P. O. Box 929<br>Lamar, CO 81052<br>Telephone 719-336-2472<br>
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===== Societies  =====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Death  =====
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===== Divorce =====
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=== Places ===
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coprowtp/ Prowers County CO Trails to the Past]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Prowers/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/co/prowers.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/co/prowers.htm USGenWeb Archives] (backup site)
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*{{FHL|205454|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
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United States Gotoarrow-kelly.png Colorado Gotoarrow-kelly.png Prowers County

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

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Prowers County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Prowers County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 11, 1889
County Seat Lamar
Courthouse
Address Prowers County Courthouse
300 S Main Street
Lamar, CO 81052-2857
Phone: 719.336.4337
Prowers County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage, land and some death records 1889;
District Court has divoce and court recors.  County Court has probate records.[1]

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Prowers County, Colorado

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

Lamar [2]

Parent County

Coprowers.jpg

11 April 1889: Prowers County was created from Bent County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

  • Compilation of cemetery records including index from four cemeteries near Lamar, Prowers, Colorado FHL Collection

Census

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

  • Bent and Prowers Counties (Colorado) directories FHL Collection
  • Polk's Lamar (Prowers County, Colorado) city directory: including Prowers County residents and ranchers FHL Collection

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Local histories are available for Prowers 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 Prowers 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.

Public Records

School Records

Colorado State Archives Index to the Prowers County Amache School Teachers and Personnel for the period 1942-1945. This is an Index to the records of the teachers who were approved and hired at the Center.

Repositories

Archives
  • Inventory of the county archives of Colorado, no. 50, Prowers County (Lamar) FHL Collection
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
  • Holly Public Library
    302 South Main Street
    Holly, CO 81047
    Telehone 719-537-6520
Museums
  • Big Timbers Museum
    Prowers County Historical Society
    7515 U.S. Hwy 50
    P. O. Box 929
    Lamar, CO 81052
    Telephone 719-336-2472
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), Prowers County, Colorado. Page 100 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)