Rio Blanco County, Colorado Genealogy

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==== County Seat  ====
 
==== County Seat  ====
Meeker <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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Meeker <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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*'''1889--'''Rio Blanco was created 25 March 1889 from [[Summit County, Colorado|Summit]] County.
 
*'''1889--'''Rio Blanco was created 25 March 1889 from [[Summit County, Colorado|Summit]] County.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Garfield County, Colorado|Garfield]]  
 
*[[Garfield County, Colorado|Garfield]]  
 
*[[Moffat County, Colorado|Moffat]]  
 
*[[Moffat County, Colorado|Moffat]]  
 
*[[Routt County, Colorado|Routt]]  
 
*[[Routt County, Colorado|Routt]]  
 
*[[Uintah County, Utah|Uintah County, Utah]]
 
*[[Uintah County, Utah|Uintah County, Utah]]
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*[http://www.mrld.lib.co.us/ Meeker Regional Library District]<br>200 Main Street<br>Meeker, CO 81641<br>Telephone 970-878-5911<br>  
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*Rangely Regional Library District<br>109 E Main Street<br>Rangely, CO 81648<br>Telephone 970- 675-8811<br>
  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coriobla/wrm.htm?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 <br>Rio Blanco County Historical Society and White River Museum]<br>565 Park Street<br>Meeker, CO 81641<br>Telephone 970-878-9982<br>  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coriobla/wrm.htm?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 <br>Rio Blanco County Historical Society and White River Museum]<br>565 Park Street<br>Meeker, CO 81641<br>Telephone 970-878-9982<br>  
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United StatesGotoarrow.pngColoradoGotoarrow.pngRio Blanco County

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

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Rio Blanco County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Rio Blanco County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 25, 1889
County Seat Meeker
Courthouse
Address Rio Blanco County Courthouse
PO Box I
Meeker, CO 81641-1067
Phone: 970.878.5068
Rio Blanco County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has birth and death records from 1898,
marriage and land recordsc from 1897;
Clerk Distric 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

Meeker [2]

Parent County

Corioblanco.jpg
  • 1889--Rio Blanco was created 25 March 1889 from Summit County.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Meeker

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Local histories are available for Rio Blanco 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 Rio Blanco 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
  • Rangely Regional Library District
    109 E Main Street
    Rangely, CO 81648
    Telephone 970- 675-8811
Museums
Societies


Rio Blanco County Historical Society and White River Museum

565 Park Street
Meeker, CO 81641
Telephone 970-878-9982

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), Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Page 101 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).