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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Archuleta County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Archuleta County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Archuleta County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.archuletacounty.org/ Archuleta County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;PO Box 1507 <br>Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-1507; <br>Phone 970.264.5633<br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
County Clerk has marriage and death records from 1886<br>and land records from 1885; Clerk District Court has divorce, <br>probate, court and adoption records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97, Archuleta County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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|organized=  14 April 1885
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|county seat= Pagosa Springs
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|parent county= [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos]] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos]]
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|county2= [[Hinsdale County, Colorado Genealogy|Hinsdale]]
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|county3= [[La Plata County, Colorado Genealogy|La Plata]]
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|county4= [[Mineral County, Colorado Genealogy|Mineral]]
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|county5= [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy|Rio Arriba (NM)]]
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|county6= [[Rio Grande County, Colorado Genealogy|Rio Grande]]
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|county7= [[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Juan (NM)]]</br><center>[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
== Quick Facts  ==
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Archuleta}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Archuleta County Courthouse'''<br>PO Box 1507 <br>Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-1507 <br>Phone: 970.264.5633<br>[http://www.archuletacounty.org/ Archuleta County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and death records from 1886 and land records from 1885;<br> Clerk District Court has divorce, probate, court and adoption records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97,  Archuleta County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
*'''Before 1861''' the extreme southeast tip of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
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=== Archuleta County, Colorado Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1892 -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 92.</ref>*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1886 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1900 -1907 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1886 <ref name="red book" /><br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1886 <ref name="red book" /><br></center>
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:*'''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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=== Record Loss ===
:*'''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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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
*'''14 April 1885:''' Archuleta County was created from [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]] County.; '''County seat: '''Pagosa Springs.<ref name="HBG" />
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Archuleta}}
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*'''Before 1861:''' Before 1861, the extreme southeast tip of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
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*'''1852:''' On 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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*'''1861:''' On 28 February 1861, it was transferred to the newly created [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado Territory]]<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> Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation, see [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]].
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*'''1861:''' On 1 Nov 1861, the Colorado Assembly created [[Guadalupe County, Colorado Genealogy|Guadalupe County]]<ref>''Handybook'', 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.</ref>
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*'''1861:''' On 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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*'''Parent County:''' On 14 April 1885, Archuleta County was created from [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos County]]
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*'''County seat:''' Pagosa Springs<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Archuleta}}
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The following are locations in Archuleta County, Colorado:
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Archuleta}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Archuleta}}
  
*[[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]]
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=== Bible Records ===
*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]]
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{{CO Bible Intro|Archuleta}}
*[[La Plata County, Colorado|La Plata]]
 
*[[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]]
 
*[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba County, New Mexico]]
 
*[[Rio Grande County, Colorado|Rio Grande]]
 
*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan County, New Mexico]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Archuleta}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Archuleta}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Archuleta}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Archuleta County, Colorado''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=7&GScnty=244&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://cogenweb.com/archuleta/cemeteries/cemeteries.htm COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/archuleta.htm#cemeteries COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/archuleta.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=4&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Archuleta%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|553508|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3A+cemetary+Archuleta+County%2C+Colorado&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
==== Church History and Records  ====
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=244 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Colorado&county=Archuleta# Billion Graves]
  
==== Court Records  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Colorado Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Archuleta}}
  
==== History  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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*'''1860-1940''' Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=378&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Colorado%22%20%2Bsubject%3ACensus FamilySearch.org] — index/images
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Archuleta}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Archuleta}}
  
==== Probate ====
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Numerous records are available at [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Archives]. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select.  The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Archuleta}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Archuleta}}
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Archuleta}}
  
[http://pagosa.colibraries.org/ &nbsp;Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library] Document<br>Upper San Juan Library District<br>811 San Juan Street<br>Pagosa Springs, CO 81147<br>Telephone: (970) 264-2209<br>[http://www.pagosamuseum.org/acgs.htm Archuleta County Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 1611<br>Pagosa Springs, Co 81147<br>[http://www.pagosamuseum.org/ San Juan Historical Society]<br>P. O. Box 1711<br>Pagosa Springs, CO 81147<br><br>
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Archuleta}}
  
==== &nbsp;Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|Archuleta}}
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{{CO History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|Archuleta}}
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[[Image:Coarchuleta.jpg|300px|Coarchuleta.jpg]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Archuleta}}
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'''Online Newspapers
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*'''1890-1900''' - ''Pagosa Springs News'' online at [http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection] - free.<ref name="colo">Colorado Online Historical Newspapers, https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co, accessed 19 July 2013.</ref>
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Adams}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{CO Obituaries Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{CO Other Records Intro|Archuleta}}
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'''''Public Records'''''<br>
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Numerous records are available at [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Archives]. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type.  Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{CO Periodicals Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CO Probate Intro|Archuleta}}
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'''Online Records
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*'''1875 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{CO Schools Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{CO Tax Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|Archuleta}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Archuleta}}
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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>
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==== Marriage ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Archuleta}}
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*'''1864-1995''' {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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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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==== Death ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Archuleta}}
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
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==== Divorce ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Archuleta}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Archuleta}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{CO Archives Intro|Archuleta}}
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{{CO Archives}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Pagosa Springs Colorado Branch Family History Center]]
 
*[[Pagosa Springs Colorado Branch Family History Center]]
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{CO Libraries Intro|Archuleta}}
  
*[http://cogenweb.com/archuleta/index.htm Archuleta County COGenWeb]  
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'''Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library'''<br>Upper San Juan Library District<br>811 San Juan Street<br>Pagosa Springs, CO 81147<br>Telephone: (970) 264-2209<br>[http://pagosa.colibraries.org/ Website]
*{{FHL|205247|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|Archuleta}}
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|Archuleta}}
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'''Archuleta County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1611<br>Pagosa Springs, Co 81147
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'''San Juan Historical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 1711<br>Pagosa Springs, CO 81147<br>[http://www.pagosamuseum.org/ Website]
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|Archuleta}}
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*[http://cogenweb.com/archuleta/index.htm Archuleta County COGenWeb]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205247|Colorado|Archuleta}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Archuleta/ Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Archuleta/ Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Archuleta}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
{{reflist}} {{Colorado|Colorado}}  
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[[Category:Archuleta_County,_Colorado]]
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[[Category:Archuleta_County,_Colorado]][[Category:Colorado_Counties]]

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United StatesGotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Archuleta County

Guide to Archuleta County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Pagosa Springs
Organized: 14 April 1885
Parent County(s): Conejos [1]
Neighboring Counties
Conejos  • Hinsdale  • La Plata  • Mineral  • Rio Arriba (NM)  • Rio Grande  • San Juan (NM)
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoArchuletaCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption
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County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Archuleta County Courthouse
PO Box 1507
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-1507
Phone: 970.264.5633
Archuleta County Website

County Clerk has marriage and death records from 1886 and land records from 1885;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate, court and adoption records.[2]

Archuleta County, Colorado Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1892 -1907 [3]*
1886 [3]*
1900 -1907 [3]*
1886 [3]
1886 [3]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in Archuleta County, Colorado:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Archuleta County, Colorado online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Colorado Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

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

  • 1860-1940 Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at FamilySearch.org — index/images

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Colorado denominations, view the Colorado Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Numerous records are available at Colorado Archives. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Archuleta 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Online Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Other Records

Public Records

Numerous records are available at Colorado Archives. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.

Periodicals

Probate Records

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.


Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

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 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. [11]

Marriage

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [11]

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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

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.

Libraries

Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library
Upper San Juan Library District
811 San Juan Street
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Telephone: (970) 264-2209
Website

Museums

Societies

Archuleta County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1611
Pagosa Springs, Co 81147

San Juan Historical Society
P. O. Box 1711
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97, Archuleta County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 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 92.
  4. 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.
  5. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  7. 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.
  8. Handybook, 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.
  9. 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).
  10. Colorado Online Historical Newspapers, https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co, accessed 19 July 2013.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov