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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Baca County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Baca County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.springfieldcolorado.com/bacacountygov.html Baca County Courthouse]<br>741 Main Street<br>Springfield, CO 81073-1548<br>Phone 719.523.4372 <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
County Clerk has marriage and&nbsp;land records from 1889:<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court<br>records&nbsp;from 1910<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97, Baca County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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|organized=  1889 April 16
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|county seat= Springfield
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|parent county= [[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas ]]<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Bent County, Colorado Genealogy|Bent]]
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|county2= [[Cimarron County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Cimarron (OK)]]
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|county3= [[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas]]
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|county4= [[Morton County, Kansas Genealogy|Morton (KS)]]
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|county5= [[Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy|Prowers]]
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|county6= [[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy|Stanton (KS)]]
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|county7= [[Texas County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Texas (OK)]]
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|county8= [[Union County, New Mexico Genealogy|Union (NM)]]</br><center>[[Baca 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|Baca}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Baca County Courthouse'''<br>741 Main Street<br>Springfield, CO 81073-1548<br>Phone 719.523.4372 <br>[http://www.springfieldcolorado.com/bacacountygov.html Baca County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1889. <br>District Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1910<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97, Baca County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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=== Baca County, Colorado Record Dates  ===
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1889 <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>1889 <ref name="red book" /><br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1889 <ref name="red book" /><br></center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Baca}}
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*'''Before 1861''' the extreme western edge of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
 
*'''Before 1861''' the extreme western edge of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
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*'''1852:''' On January 9 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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*'''1860:''' On 1 February 1860, it became part of [[Mora County, Colorado Genealogy|Mora County]].<ref name="Dollarhide" />
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*'''1861:''' On 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 [[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy|Huerfano County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.</ref> Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation, see [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]].
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*'''Parent County:''' Baca County was created from [[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas ]] County on 16 April 1889.
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*'''County seat:''' Springfield<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Baca}}
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The following are locations in Baca County, Colorado:
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Baca}}
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Baca}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Baca}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Baca}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Baca}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Baca}}
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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 Baca 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=245&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cobaca COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/baca.htm#cemeteries COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/baca.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=5&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Baca%20County%2C%20CO%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|741261|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetary+Baca+County%2C+Colorado&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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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=245 Findagrave.com]
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* [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery&country=United+States&state=Colorado&county=Baca&search_text= Billion Graves]
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Baca}}
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{{Census|Colorado}}
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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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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Baca}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Baca}}
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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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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Baca}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Baca}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Baca}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Baca}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Baca}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Baca}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Baca}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|Baca}}
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{{CO History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|Baca}}
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[[Image:Cobaca.jpg|300px|Cobaca.jpg]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|Baca}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Baca}}
  
:*'''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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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
:*'''1 February 1860''' it became part of [[Mora County, Colorado|Mora County]].<ref name="Dollarhide" />
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|Baca}}
:*'''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 [[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.</ref>
 
::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
 
  
*'''16 April 1889 ''' Baca County was created from [[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas ]]County. '''County seat:''' Springfield <ref name="HBG" />
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Adams}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{CO Obituaries Intro|Baca}}
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Other Records ===
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{{CO Other Records Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{CO Periodicals Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CO Probate Intro|Baca}}
  
*[[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]]
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'''Online Records
*[[Cimarron County, Oklahoma|Cimarron County, Oklahoma]]
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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 '''$'''
*[[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]]  
 
*[[Morton County, Kansas|Morton County, Kansas]]
 
*[[Prowers County, Colorado|Prowers]]
 
*[[Stanton County, Kansas|Stanton County, Kansas]]
 
*[[Texas County, Oklahoma|Texas County, Oklahoma]]
 
*[[Union County, New Mexico|Union County, New Mexico]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== School Records ===
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{{CO Schools Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{CO Tax Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|Baca}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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==== Birth ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Church History and Records  ====
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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>
  
==== Court Records  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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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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*'''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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*'''1864-1995''' {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and 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 $
  
==== History  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{CO Archives Intro|Baca}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{CO Archives}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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*[[La Junta Colorado Family History Center]]
  
Baca County Public Library<br>1260 Main Street<br>Springfield, CO 81073<br>Phone: (719) 523-6962<br>
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=== Libraries ===
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{{CO Libraries Intro|Baca}}
  
Baca County Historical Society<br>901 Santa Fe Dr.<br>Springfield, CO 81073<br>  
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'''Baca County Public Library'''<br>1260 Main Street<br>Springfield, CO 81073<br>Phone: (719) 523-6962
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|Baca}}
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|Baca}}
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'''Baca County Historical Society'''<br>901 Santa Fe Dr.<br>Springfield, CO 81073
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society, Inc.''' <br>P.O. Box 1407<br>Pueblo, CO 81002<br>[http://www.secogensoc.org/ Website]
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|Baca}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~cobaca/ Baca County COGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~cobaca/ Baca County COGenWeb]
*{{FHL|205250|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205250|Colorado|Baca}}- 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/Baca/ Baca County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Baca/ Baca County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Baca}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
{{reflist}} {{Colorado|Colorado}}  
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[[Category:Baca_County,_Colorado]]
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{{Colorado|Colorado}}
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[[Category:Baca_County,_Colorado]][[Category:Colorado_Counties]]

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United StatesGotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Baca County

Guide to Baca 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: Springfield
Organized: 1889 April 16
Parent County(s): Las Animas [1]
Neighboring Counties
Bent  • Cimarron (OK)  • Las Animas  • Morton (KS)  • Prowers  • Stanton (KS)  • Texas (OK)  • Union (NM)
See County Maps
Location Map
Colorado Baca County.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Baca County Courthouse
741 Main Street
Springfield, CO 81073-1548
Phone 719.523.4372
Baca County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1889.
District Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1910[2]

Baca County, Colorado Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
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1889 [3]*
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1889 [3]
1889 [3]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • Before 1861 the extreme western edge of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
  • 1852: On January 9 1852, it was created part of Taos County in New Mexico Territory.[4] [5]
  • 1860: On 1 February 1860, it became part of Mora County.[4]
  • 1861: On 28 February 1861, it was transferred to Colorado[6] [7] (1 Nov 1861 Huerfano County).[8] Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation, see Taos County.
  • Parent County: Baca County was created from Las Animas County on 16 April 1889.
  • County seat: Springfield[1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in Baca County, Colorado:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Baca 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 Baca 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 Baca 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

Cobaca.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Other Records

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. [9]

Marriage

Death

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

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Baca 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

Baca County Public Library
1260 Main Street
Springfield, CO 81073
Phone: (719) 523-6962

Museums

Societies

Baca County Historical Society
901 Santa Fe Dr.
Springfield, CO 81073

Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 1407
Pueblo, CO 81002
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, Baca County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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 92.
  4. 4.0 4.1 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, 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov