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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Bent_County,_Colorado|Bent County]]'' <br>  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Bent_County,_Colorado|Bent County]]'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Bent County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Bent County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
 
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{{Wikipedia|Bent County, Colorado}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Bent County, Colorado}}  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Bent County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Bent County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Bent County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Bent County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Bent County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Bent County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== County Seat  ====
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Las Animas<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
 
::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
  
*'''11 February 1870: '''Bent County was created from [[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]] and Greenwood Counties. Greenwood County was abolished 1874. '''County seat:''' Las Animas.<ref name="HBG" />
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*'''11 February 1870: '''Bent County was created from [[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]] and Greenwood Counties. Greenwood County was abolished 1874.<br>  
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Prowers County, Colorado|Prowers]]
 
*[[Prowers County, Colorado|Prowers]]
  
== Resources ==
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==== Record Loss ====
  
=== Archives and Libraries ===
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=== Resources ===
  
*Las Animas-Bent County Library District<br>306 5th Street<br>Las Animas, CO 81054<br>Phone: (719) 456-0111
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
=== Census  ===
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==== Census  ====
  
 
{{Census|Colorado}}  
 
{{Census|Colorado}}  
  
=== Church History and Records ===
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
  
=== Court Records ===
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
=== Divorce ===
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==== Genealogy ====
  
The Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the [http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/divorce/1bent.htm Bent County Divorce Records] for the period 1907 to 1919 on-line.
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==== History  ====
  
=== Land and Property ===
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===== Local History =====
  
=== History ===
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==== Land and Property ====
  
=== Maps ===
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==== Maps ====
  
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
=== Military History and Records ===
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==== Military  ====
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
*[http://www.bcdemocratonline.com/ Bent County Democrat]<br>516 Carson Avenue<br>Las Animas, CO 81054
 
*[http://www.bcdemocratonline.com/ Bent County Democrat]<br>516 Carson Avenue<br>Las Animas, CO 81054
  
=== Probate Records ===
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==== Obituaries ====
  
=== Taxation ===
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==== Periodicals ====
  
=== Vital Records ===
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==== Probate ====
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
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==== Public Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Archives  =====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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*Las Animas-Bent County Library District<br>306 5th Street<br>Las Animas, CO 81054<br>Phone: (719) 456-0111
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===== Museums  =====
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
*Bent County Historical Society<br>305 St. Vrain Avenue<br>Las Animas, CO 81054<br>Telephone: (719) 456-2005<br>  
 
*Bent County Historical Society<br>305 St. Vrain Avenue<br>Las Animas, CO 81054<br>Telephone: (719) 456-2005<br>  
 
*[http://www.phsbc.info/phsbc.htm Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County]<br>PO Box 68 <br>Las Animas, Colorado 81054 <br>Phone: 719-456-6066
 
*[http://www.phsbc.info/phsbc.htm Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County]<br>PO Box 68 <br>Las Animas, Colorado 81054 <br>Phone: 719-456-6066
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Death  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Divorce  =====
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The Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the [http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/divorce/1bent.htm Bent County Divorce Records] for the period 1907 to 1919 on-line.
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=== Places ===
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==

Revision as of 21:23, 15 May 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Bent County

Guide to Bent County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Bent County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Bent 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 Las Animas
Courthouse
Address Bent County Courthouse
PO Box 350
Las Animas, CO 81054-0350
Phone 719.456.1353
Bent County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has marriage and land records
from 1888 and military discharge records; Nursing Service
has birth and death records; Combine Court has
divorce, probate and records[1]

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Bent County, Colorado

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
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*
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*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Las Animas[1]

Parent County

  • Before 1861 the southwestern quarter of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 11 February 1870: Bent County was created from Pueblo and Greenwood Counties. Greenwood County was abolished 1874.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

School Records

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
  • Las Animas-Bent County Library District
    306 5th Street
    Las Animas, CO 81054
    Phone: (719) 456-0111
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce

The Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the Bent County Divorce Records for the period 1907 to 1919 on-line.

Places

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 97, Bent County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  5. Adrian B. Ettlinger, AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL CD-ROM no. 4903.
  6. Handybook, 99, Huerfano County, Colorado.