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County Courthouse

San Juan County Courthouse
PO Box 466;
Silverton, CO 81433-0466
Phone 970.387.5671 

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]

Brief History

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. County seat: Silverton.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church Records

Court Records

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Repositories

Societies and Libraries

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

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

Family History Center

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. 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.
  3. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  5. 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.
  6. Handybook, 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.
  7. 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).

 

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