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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Cheyenne_County,_Colorado|Cheyenne County]]''
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Guide to '''Cheyenne County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
| founded year = 1889
 
| founded date = March 25
 
| seat = Cheyenne Wells
 
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| building address = Cheyenne County Courthouse<br>615 N 5 W; PO Box 567<br>Cheyenne Wells, Co 80810<br>Phone: 719.767.5685 <br>[http://www.cheyennecity.org/] }}
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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|organized=  March 25,  1889
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|county seat= Cheyenne Wells
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|parent county= [[Bent County, Colorado Genealogy|Bent]] and [[Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy|Elbert]] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Greeley County, Kansas Genealogy|Greeley (KS)]]
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|county2= [[Kiowa County, Colorado Genealogy|Kiowa]]
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|county3= [[Kit Carson County, Colorado Genealogy|Kit Carson]]
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|county4= [[Lincoln County, Colorado Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county5= [[Wallace County, Kansas Genealogy|Wallace (KS)]]</br><center>[[Cheyenne County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
Register has birth, death and burial records;<br>County Clerk&nbsp;has marriage from 1889<br>and&nbsp;land records from 1888; District Court <br>has divorce and probate records; <br>County Judge has court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cheyenne County, Colorado. Page 97{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
== Quick Facts  ==
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'''Cheyenne County Courthouse'''<br>615 N 5 W<br>PO Box 567<br>Cheyenne Wells, Co 80810<br>Phone: 719.767.5685 <br>[http://www.co.cheyenne.co.us// Cheyenne County Website]<br><br>
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Registrar has birth, death and burial records;<br>County Clerk has marriage from 1889 and land records from 1888;
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<br>District Court has divorce and probate records; <br>County Judge has court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cheyenne County, Colorado. Page 97{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Cheyenne 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" | '''[[Cheyenne County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cheyenne County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cheyenne County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cheyenne County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cheyenne County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cheyenne County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cheyenne County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1893-1907 <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>1889 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1893-1904 <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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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1889 <ref name="red book" /><br></center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Cheyenne County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Cheyenne County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Cheyenne County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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*'''25 March 1889:''' Cheyenne County was created from [[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]] and [[Elbert County, Colorado|Elbert]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Cheyenne Wells <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Cheyenne}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Cheyenne County was created from [[Bent County, Colorado Genealogy|Bent]] and [[Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy|Elbert]] Counties on 25 March 1889.
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*'''County seat:''' Cheyenne Wells<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cheyenne County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyenne_County%2C_Colorado, accessed May 16, 2017.</ref>
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Cheyenne}}
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyenne_Wells,_Colorado Cheyenne Wells]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit_Carson,_Colorado Kit Carson]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arapahoe,_Colorado Arapahoe]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Horse,_Colorado Wild Horse]</div>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
*[[Greeley County, Kansas|Greeley County, Kansas]]
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=== Bible Records ===
*[[Kiowa County, Colorado|Kiowa]]
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{{CO Bible Intro|Cheyenne}}
*[[Kit Carson County, Colorado|Kit Carson]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Colorado|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Wallace County, Kansas|Wallace County, Kansas]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Cheyenne 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=249&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.cogenweb.com/cheyenne/cemetery.htm COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/cheyenne.htm#cemeteries COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/cheyenne.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=9&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Cheyene%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|205274|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/wcpa/search?q=cheyenne+county+colorado&qt=spelling_suggestion 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=249 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery 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 ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyenne_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |534
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|1900 |501
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|1910 |3687
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|1920 |3746
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|1930 |3723
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|1940 |2964
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|1950 |3453
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|1960 |2389
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|1970 |2396
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|1980 |2153
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|1990 |2397  
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|2000 |2231
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|2010 |1836
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{{CO Census Intro|Cheyenne}}
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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
  
==== History  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Military ====
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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.
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
East Cheyenne County Library District<br>151 S. 1st West<br>Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810<br>Telephone: (719) 767-5138<br>[http://www.cwpl.org/ www.cwpl.org/]<br>
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
Kit Carson Historical Society<br>Kit Carson, CO 80825<br>Mailing Address:<br>P.O. BOX 107<br>Kit Carson, CO 80825<br>Telephone 719-962-3306<br>  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Cheyenne}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado DPA Land Records] - Index only; Choose ''Record Type,'' and search either "Land Patents" or "Land Records."<br>
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
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*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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*'''1862-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3313 Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index only<br>
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For more information see [[Colorado Land and Property]]<br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|Cheyenne}}
  
== Websites  ==
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{{CO History Intro}}
  
*[http://cogenweb.com/cheyenne/ Cheyenne County COGenWeb]  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
*{{FHL|205274|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{CO Maps Intro|Cheyenne}}
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[[Image:Cocheyenne.jpg|right|225px]]<br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties<br>
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|Cheyenne}}
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1868-1990''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61194 Colorado, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($); Index and images<br>
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*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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''Colorado Newspapers Online''
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co Colorado Online Historical Newspapers online] - in the [https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection] by the Colorado State Library
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Colorado/Default.aspx?category=38&ldf=2 Colorado Newspapers] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($)
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/colorado GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/colorado/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Colorado newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Colorado Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{CO Obituaries Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{CO Other Records Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{CO Periodicals Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CO Probate Intro|Cheyenne}}
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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|Cheyenne}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{CO Tax Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|Cheyenne}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Cheyenne}}
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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|Cheyenne}}
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*'''1809-2011''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]<br>
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*'''1853-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1862-2006''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61366 Colorado, County Marriages and State Indexes, 1862-2006] at [http://http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
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==== Death ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Cheyenne}}
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
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==== Divorce ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Cheyenne}}
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*'''1851-1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60927 Colorado, Divorce Index, 1851-1985] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($); Index only<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2043439|Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images of original index<br>
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Cheyenne}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{CO Archives Intro|Cheyenne}}
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{{CO Archives}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Burlington Colorado Family History Center|Burlington Colorado Family History Center]]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{CO Libraries Intro|Cheyenne}}
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East Cheyenne County Library District<br>151 S. 1st West<br>Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810<br>Telephone: (719) 767-5138<br>[http://www.eccld.org/ East Cheyenne Co. Library District]
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=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|Cheyenne}}
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|Cheyenne}}
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'''Kit Carson Historical Society'''<br>P.O. BOX 107<br>Kit Carson, CO 80825<br>Telephone Number: 719-962-3306<br>[http://www.kitcarsoncolorado.com/organizations/historicalsociety/index.html Website]
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|Cheyenne}}
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Latest revision as of 16:53, 22 May 2017

United States
Colorado
Cheyenne County

Guide to Cheyenne 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: Cheyenne Wells
Organized: March 25, 1889
Parent County(s): Bent and Elbert [1]
Neighboring Counties
Greeley (KS)  • Kiowa  • Kit Carson  • Lincoln  • Wallace (KS)
See County Maps
Courthouse
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Location Map
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Adoption
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County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Cheyenne County Courthouse
615 N 5 W
PO Box 567
Cheyenne Wells, Co 80810
Phone: 719.767.5685
Cheyenne County Website

Registrar has birth, death and burial records;
County Clerk has marriage from 1889 and land records from 1888;
District Court has divorce and probate records;
County Judge has court records[2]

Cheyenne County, Colorado Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1893-1907 [3]*
1889 [3]*
1893-1904 [3]*
1889 [3]
1889 [3]
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[4]

Towns
Unincorporated communites


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Cheyenne 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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 534
1900 501 −6.2%
1910 3,687 635.9%
1920 3,746 1.6%
1930 3,723 −0.6%
1940 2,964 −20.4%
1950 3,453 16.5%
1960 2,389 −30.8%
1970 2,396 0.3%
1980 2,153 −10.1%
1990 2,397 11.3%
2000 2,231 −6.9%
2010 1,836 −17.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Cheyenne 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.


Online Land Records

For more information see Colorado Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Cheyenne 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

Online Records

Newspapers

Colorado Newspapers Online

Colorado Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

For more information see Colorado Newspapers.

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. [5]

Marriage

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [5]

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Cheyenne 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

East Cheyenne County Library District
151 S. 1st West
Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810
Telephone: (719) 767-5138
East Cheyenne Co. Library District

Museums

Societies

Kit Carson Historical Society
P.O. BOX 107
Kit Carson, CO 80825
Telephone Number: 719-962-3306
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), Cheyenne County, Colorado. Page 97At 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. Wikipedia contributors, "Cheyenne County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyenne_County%2C_Colorado, accessed May 16, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov