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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''San Juan County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''San Juan County'''  
  
=== County Courthouse  ===
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Guide to '''San Juan County, Colorado ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.sanjuancountycolorado.us/ San Juan County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 466; <br>Silverton, CO 81433-0466<br>Phone 970.387.5671&nbsp;<br>
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County Treasurer has birth records from 1880 and death records from 1901;<br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1880, military records from 1941 and land records;<br>Clerk District court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 101, San Juan County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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{{Infobox U.S. County  
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| county = San Juan County
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| county_map = Colorado San Juan County.png
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| state = Colorado
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| founded year = 1852
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| founded date = January 9
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| seat = Silverton
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| building address = San Juan County Courthouse<br>PO Box 466<br>Silverton, CO 81433-0466<br>Phone: 970.387.5671<br>[http://www.sanjuancountycolorado.us/ '''San Juan County Website'''] }}  
  
=== Brief History ===
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== County Courthouse ==
  
==== Parent County ====
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County Treasurer has birth records from 1880 and death records from 1901;<br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1880, military records from 1941 and land records;<br>Clerk District court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 101, San Juan County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
*'''Before 1861''' the extreme east-central edge of this modern Colorado county on the east side of the {{wpd|Continental Divide}} was in New Mexico.
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== Historical Facts  ==
  
:*'''9 January 1852''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>  
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:*'''28 February 1861''' it was transferred to [[Colorado]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> <ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref> (1 Nov 1861 [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.</ref>  
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:*'''7 November 1861''' the name was changed from [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe County]] to [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos County]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Guadalupe County, Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_County,_Colorado_Territory (accessed 23 June 2012).</ref>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Juan County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Juan County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Juan County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Juan County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Juan County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Juan County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1901-1907 <ref name="red book">''The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources''. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 94.</ref>*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1871 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1902-1907 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center><br></center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1876 <ref name="red book" /><br></center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1876<br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[San Juan County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[San Juan County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[San Juan County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''1876 ''' San Juan County was created 31 January 1876 from [[La Plata County, Colorado|La Plata ]]County. '''County seat:''' Silverton.<ref name="HBG" />
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==== County Seat  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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Silverton<ref name="HBG" />
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Parent County ====
  
=== Places / Localities  ===
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*'''Before 1861''' the extreme east-central edge of this modern Colorado county on the east side of the {{wpd|Continental Divide}} was in New Mexico.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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:*'''9 January 1852''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>
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:*'''28 February 1861''' it was transferred to [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> <ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref> (1 Nov 1861 [[Guadalupe County, Colorado Genealogy|Guadalupe County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.</ref>
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:*'''7 November 1861''' the name was changed from [[Guadalupe County, Colorado Genealogy|Guadalupe County]] to [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos County]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Guadalupe County, Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_County,_Colorado_Territory (accessed 23 June 2012).</ref>
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]].
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*'''1876 ''' San Juan County was created 31 January 1876 from [[La Plata County, Colorado Genealogy|La Plata ]]County.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dolores County, Colorado|Dolores]]  
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[[Image:Cosanjuan.jpg|right|400px|Cosanjuan.jpg]]
*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]]  
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*[[La Plata County, Colorado|La Plata]]  
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*[[Dolores County, Colorado Genealogy|Dolores]]  
*[[Montezuma County, Colorado|Montezuma]]  
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*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado Genealogy|Hinsdale]]  
*[[Ouray County, Colorado|Ouray]]  
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*[[La Plata County, Colorado Genealogy|La Plata]]  
*[[San Miguel County, Colorado|San Miguel]]
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*[[Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy|Montezuma]]  
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*[[Ouray County, Colorado Genealogy|Ouray]]  
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*[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy|San Miguel]]
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==== Census  ====
 
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{{Census|Colorado}}  
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{{Census|Colorado}}
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*1885 {{RecordSearch|1807096|Colorado State Census, 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
  
 
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==== History  ====
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{{CO History Intro}}
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
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{{CO Land Intro}}
  
 
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|San+Juan}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Probate ====
  
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
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{{CO Archives}}
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Silverton Colorado Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
  
 
Silverton Public Library<br>1117 Reese<br>Silverton, CO 81433<br>Telephone: 970-387-5770<br>Website http://silvertonpl.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus<br>  
 
Silverton Public Library<br>1117 Reese<br>Silverton, CO 81433<br>Telephone: 970-387-5770<br>Website http://silvertonpl.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus<br>  
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San Juan County Historical Society<br>1569 Greene Street<br>Silverton, CO 81433<br>Telephone 970-387-5838<br>Website http://www.silvertonhistoricsociety.org/<br>  
 
San Juan County Historical Society<br>1569 Greene Street<br>Silverton, CO 81433<br>Telephone 970-387-5838<br>Website http://www.silvertonhistoricsociety.org/<br>  
  
==== Family History Center ====
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==== Taxation ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
*[[Silverton Colorado Family History Center]]
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
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Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. <ref name="registrar">Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov</ref><br>
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*1853 - 2006 {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*1900 - 1939 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1859 - 1900 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4364 Colorado Marriages, 1859-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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Guide to San Juan County, Colorado ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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San Juan County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting San Juan County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 9, 1852
County Seat Silverton
Courthouse
Address San Juan County Courthouse
PO Box 466
Silverton, CO 81433-0466
Phone: 970.387.5671
San Juan County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Treasurer has birth records from 1880 and death records from 1901;
County Clerk has marriage records from 1880, military records from 1941 and land records;
Clerk District court has divorce, probate and court records.[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1901-1907 [2]*
1871 [2]*
1902-1907 [2]*

1876 [2]
1876
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Silverton[1]

Parent County

  • Before 1861 the extreme east-central edge of this modern Colorado county on the east side of the Continental Divide was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 1876 San Juan County was created 31 January 1876 from La Plata County.

Neighboring Counties

Cosanjuan.jpg

Record Loss

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Local History

Local histories are available for San Juan 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 San Juan 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

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for San Juan County, Colorado Genealogy in this online database Archives Search. For a full list of online holdings, click here.
(Statewide)
Civilian Conservation Corps Enrollments 1936 - 1942
Divorce Index 1880 - 1939
Horseshoers 1897 - 1920
Mine Accidents, Non - fatal 1883 - 1900
Vietnam Deaths 1966, 1968

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Libraries

Silverton Public Library
1117 Reese
Silverton, CO 81433
Telephone: 970-387-5770
Website http://silvertonpl.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus

Museums
Societies

San Juan County Historical Society
1569 Greene Street
Silverton, CO 81433
Telephone 970-387-5838
Website http://www.silvertonhistoricsociety.org/

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

Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. [9]

Marriage
Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [9]

Divorce

Places

Web Sites


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 101, San Juan County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 94.
  3. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  4. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  6. Adrian B. Ettlinger, AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL CD-ROM no. 4903.
  7. Handybook, 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Guadalupe County, Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_County,_Colorado_Territory (accessed 23 June 2012).
  9. 9.0 9.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov

 

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