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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Archuleta County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Archuleta County'''  
  
{{CODC}}  
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Guide to '''Archuleta County, Colorado ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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{{Click|Image:CO_ORP.png|Colorado Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County  
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
 
| county = Archuleta County  
 
| county = Archuleta County  
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| county_map = Colorado Archuleta County.png
 
| state = Colorado
 
| state = Colorado
 
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| founded date = January 9
 
| founded date = January 9
 
| seat = Pagosa Springs  
 
| seat = Pagosa Springs  
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| building image = ColoradoArchuletaCourthouse.jpg
| building address = Archuleta County Courthouse<br>PO Box 1507 <br>Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-1507 <br>Phone 970.264.5633<br>[http://www.archuletacounty.org/ ] }}  
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| building address = 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''' ] }}  
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
 
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>  
 
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>  
  
== Quick Facts  ==
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== Historical Facts ==
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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>'''[[Archuleta County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Archuleta County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Archuleta County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Archuleta County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Archuleta County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Archuleta County, Colorado#Probate Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <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="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1886 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1900 -1907 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1886<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1886 <ref name="red book" /><br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1886 <ref name="red book" /><br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Archuleta County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Archuleta County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Archuleta County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== County Seat  ====
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Pagosa Springs<ref name="HBG" />
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==== Local History  ====
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{{CO History Intro}}
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Image:Coarchuleta.jpg|300px|Coarchuleta.jpg]]
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*[[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos]]
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*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado Genealogy|Hinsdale]]
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*[[La Plata County, Colorado Genealogy|La Plata]]
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*[[Mineral County, Colorado Genealogy|Mineral]]
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*[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy|Rio Arriba County, New Mexico]]
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*[[Rio Grande County, Colorado Genealogy|Rio Grande]]
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*[[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Juan County, New Mexico]]
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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*'''Before 1861''' the extreme southeast tip of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
 
*'''Before 1861''' the extreme southeast tip of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
  
:*'''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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:*'''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>  
:*'''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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:*'''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>  
:*'''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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:*'''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>  
::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
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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]].
  
*'''14 April 1885:''' Archuleta County was created from [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]] County.; '''County seat: '''Pagosa Springs.<ref name="HBG" />
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:*'''14 April 1885:''' Archuleta County was created from [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos]]
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places ====
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== Resources ==
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
*[[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]]
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==== Biography  ====
*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]]
 
*[[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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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/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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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|553508|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=244 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cogenweb.com/archuleta/cemeteries/cemeteries.htm COGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3A+cemetary+Archuleta+County%2C+Colorado&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Colorado&county=Archuleta# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/archuleta.htm#cemeteries COGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/archuleta.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=4&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [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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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}  
 
{{Census|Colorado}}  
  
==== Church History and Records  ====
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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
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{{CO Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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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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==== Genealogy  ====
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
==== History  ====
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{{CO Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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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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==== Probate Records ====
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
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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 '''$'''<br>
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==== Public Records  ====
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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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{{CO Archives}}
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Pagosa Springs Colorado Branch Family History Center]]
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[http://pagosa.colibraries.org/ &nbsp;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>
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'''Archuleta County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1611<br>Pagosa Springs, Co 81147<br><br>
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'''San Juan Historical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 1711<br>Pagosa Springs, CO 81147<br>[http://www.pagosamuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
  
[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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==== &nbsp;Family History Centers<br> ====
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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>  
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Pagosa Springs Colorado Branch Family History Center]]
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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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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
 
*[http://cogenweb.com/archuleta/index.htm Archuleta County COGenWeb]  
 
*[http://cogenweb.com/archuleta/index.htm Archuleta County COGenWeb]  
*{{FHL|205247|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|205247|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[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)
  
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United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Archuleta County

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

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Archuleta County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Archuleta 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 Pagosa Springs
Courthouse
ColoradoArchuletaCourthouse.jpg
Address Archuleta County Courthouse
PO Box 1507
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-1507
Phone 970.264.5633
Archuleta County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and death records from 1886
and land records from 1885; Clerk District Court has divorce,
probate, court and adoption records.[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1892 -1907 [2]*
1886 [2]*
1900 -1907 [2]*
1886
1886 [2]
1886 [2]
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Pagosa Springs[1]

Local History

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.

Neighboring Counties

Coarchuleta.jpg

Parent County

  • Before 1861 the extreme southeast tip of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 14 April 1885: Archuleta County was created from Conejos

Record Loss

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

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
COGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
COGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Colorado Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Colorado Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

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

Online Newspapers

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

Obituaries

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

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.

School Records

Repositories

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. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Libraries

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

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

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 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. [10]

Marriage
Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [10]

Divorce

Places

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 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.
  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. Colorado Online Historical Newspapers, https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co, accessed 19 July 2013.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov