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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[San Miguel County, Colorado|San Miguel County]]'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[San_Miguel_County,_Colorado|San Miguel County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''San Miguel County, Colorado ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.sanmiguelcounty.org/ San Miguel County Courthouse]<br>333 W Colorado Ave; <br>Telluride, CO 81435-0548; <br>Phone: 970.728.3954 <br>
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Formerly Ouray County, Name changed to San Miguel 2 Mar 1883 <br>County Clerk has marriage and&nbsp; land records from 1883; <br>Clerk District has divorce, probate and court records from 1883 <br>some birth and burial records were destroyed in a file so files are incomplete<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Miguel County, Colorado. Page 101 {{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 Miguel County
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| county_map = Colorado San Miguel County.png
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| state = Colorado
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| founded year = 1861
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| founded date = November 1
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| seat = Telluride
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| building address = San Miguel County Courthouse<br>333 W Colorado Ave<br>Telluride, CO 81435-0548<br>Phone: 970.728.3954<br>[http://www.sanmiguelcounty.org/ '''San Miguel County Website'''] }}  
  
== History ==
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== County Courthouse ==
  
==== Parent County ====
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Formerly Ouray County, Name changed to San Miguel 2 Mar 1883 <br>County Clerk has marriage and&nbsp; land records from 1883; <br>Clerk District has divorce, probate and court records from 1883 <br>some birth and burial records were destroyed in a fire so files are incomplete<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Miguel County, Colorado. Page 101 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1861--'''San Miguel County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. It was formerly part of Ouray County, but its names changed to San Miguel 2 March 1883. '''County seat:''' Telluride <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== Historical Facts  ==
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Miguel County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Miguel County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Miguel County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Miguel County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Miguel County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[San Miguel County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1900-1907 <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>1883 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1907-1920 <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>1883<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1883<br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[San Miguel County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[San Miguel County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== Record Loss ====
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==== County Seat ====
  
A fire destroyed some records and some files are incomplete.  
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Telluride <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==== Parent County ====
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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[[Image:Cosanmiguel.jpg|right|400px|Cosanmiguel.jpg]] '''1861--'''San Miguel County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. It was formerly part of Ouray County, but its names changed to San Miguel 2 March 1883.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dolores County, Colorado|Dolores]]  
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*[[Dolores County, Colorado Genealogy|Dolores]]  
*[[Montrose County, Colorado|Montrose]]  
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*[[Montrose County, Colorado Genealogy|Montrose]]  
*[[Ouray County, Colorado|Ouray]]  
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*[[Ouray County, Colorado Genealogy|Ouray]]  
*[[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan]]  
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*[[San Juan County, Colorado Genealogy|San Juan]]  
*[[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan County, Utah]]
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*[[San Juan County, Utah Genealogy|San Juan County, Utah]]
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
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A fire destroyed some records and some files are incomplete.
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
{{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
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/oap/san_miguel.htm San Miguel&nbsp;County Old Age Pension Records] 1934. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the San Miguel County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:  
 
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/oap/san_miguel.htm San Miguel&nbsp;County Old Age Pension Records] 1934. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the San Miguel County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:  
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*Other Actions done by the County <br>
 
*Other Actions done by the County <br>
  
==== Land ====
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==== Directories ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Local History  ====
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{{CO History Intro}}
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{CO Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|San+Miguel}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Archives  =====
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{{CO Archives}}<br><br>
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San Miguel County Old Age Pension 1934<br>
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San Miguel Teacher Exams 1885 - 1906
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Silverton Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Montrose Colorado Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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*San Miguel Library District # 1/Telluride<br>100 W. Pacific Ave<br>Telluride, CO 81435<br>Telephone: 970-728-4519<br>Website http://www.telluridelibrary.org/
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*San Miguel Library District # 2/Norwood Pl<br>1110 Lucerne Street<br>Norwood, CO 81423<br>Telephone: 970-327-4833<br>
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth =====
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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 $
  
San Miguel Library District # 1/Telluride<br>100 W. Pacific Ave<br>Telluride, CO 81435<br>Telephone: 970-728-4519<br>Website http://www.telluridelibrary.org/
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===== Death  =====
  
San Miguel Library District # 2/Norwood Pl<br>1110 Lucerne Street<br>Norwood, CO 81423<br>Telephone: 970-327-4833<br>
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" /><br>  
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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===== Divorce  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Places  ===
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+San+Miguel|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+San+Miguel|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/San_Miguel/ San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/San_Miguel/ San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:San_Miguel_County,_Colorado]] [[Category:Colorado_counties]]

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United StatesGotoarrow.pngColoradoGotoarrow.pngSan Miguel County

Guide to San Miguel 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 Miguel County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting San Miguel County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 1, 1861
County Seat Telluride
Courthouse
Address San Miguel County Courthouse
333 W Colorado Ave
Telluride, CO 81435-0548
Phone: 970.728.3954
San Miguel County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Formerly Ouray County, Name changed to San Miguel 2 Mar 1883
County Clerk has marriage and  land records from 1883;
Clerk District has divorce, probate and court records from 1883
some birth and burial records were destroyed in a fire so files are incomplete[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1900-1907 [2]*
1883 [2]*
1907-1920 [2]*

1883
1883
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Telluride [3]

Parent County

Cosanmiguel.jpg
1861--San Miguel County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. It was formerly part of Ouray County, but its names changed to San Miguel 2 March 1883.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

A fire destroyed some records and some files are incomplete.

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church Records

Court Records

San Miguel County Old Age Pension Records 1934. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the San Miguel County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Date and Amount of pension payment
  • Any adjustments to the pension
  • Person's age
  • Town nearest to where they lived
  • Other Actions done by the County

Directories

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Local History

Local histories are available for San Miguel 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 Miguel 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 Miguel 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

San Miguel County Old Age Pension 1934
San Miguel Teacher Exams 1885 - 1906

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
  • San Miguel Library District # 2/Norwood Pl
    1110 Lucerne Street
    Norwood, CO 81423
    Telephone: 970-327-4833
Museums
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 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.

Colorado Vital Records Search

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. [4]

Marriage
Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [4]

Divorce

Places

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Miguel County, Colorado. Page 101 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov

 

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