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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Eagle_County,_Colorado_Genealogy|Eagle County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Eagle 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
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| county = Eagle County
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| county_map = Colorado Eagle County.png
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| state = Colorado
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| founded year = 1882
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| founded date = February 11
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| seat = Eagle
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| building image = ColoradoEagleCourthouse.jpg
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| building address =  Eagle County Courthouse<br>500 Broadway<br>Eagle, CO 81631-0850<br>Phone: 970.328.8710<br>[http://cogenweb.com/eagle/ '''Eagle County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://cogenweb.com/eagle/ Eagle County&nbsp; Courthouse;] <br>500 Broadway; <br>Eagle, CO 81631-0850; <br>Phone. 970.328.8710
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County Clerk has birth and marriage records from 1883, <br>death and land records Clerk District Court&nbsp;has divorce, <br>probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Eagle County, Colorado. Page 98 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
&nbsp;County Clerk has birth and marriage records from 1883, <br>death and land records Clerk District Court&nbsp;has divorce, <br>probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Eagle County, Colorado. Page 98 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Historical Facts  ==
  
== History ==
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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>'''[[Eagle County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Eagle County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Eagle County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Eagle County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Eagle County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Eagle County, Colorado#Probate Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1894-1901 <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>1879 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1894-1901 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1883<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1883 <ref name="red book" /><br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1883 <ref name="red book" /><br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Eagle County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Eagle County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Eagle County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== County Seat ====
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'''County seat:''' Eagle <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1883--'''Eagle County was created 11 February 1883 from&nbsp;[[Summit County, Colorado|Summit ]]County. '''County seat:''' Eagle <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1883--'''Eagle County was created 11 February 1883 from&nbsp;[[Summit County, Colorado Genealogy|Summit ]]County.  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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[[Image:Cogarfield.jpg|300px|Cogarfield.jpg]]
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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*[[Garfield County, Colorado Genealogy|Garfield]]
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*[[Grand County, Colorado Genealogy|Grand]]
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*[[Lake County, Colorado Genealogy|Lake]]
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*[[Pitkin County, Colorado Genealogy|Pitkin]]
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*[[Routt County, Colorado Genealogy|Routt]]
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*[[Summit County, Colorado Genealogy|Summit]]
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
*[[Garfield County, Colorado|Garfield]]
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=== Resources  ===
*[[Grand County, Colorado|Grand]]
 
*[[Lake County, Colorado|Lake]]
 
*[[Pitkin County, Colorado|Pitkin]]
 
*[[Routt County, Colorado|Routt]]
 
*[[Summit County, Colorado|Summit]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Bible Records ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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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=259&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|205313|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=259 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cogenweb.com/eagle/cemeteries.htm COGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetary+Eagle+County%2C+Colorado&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/eagle.htm COGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/eagle.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=19&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%22Eagle%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Colorado Cemeteries|Colorado Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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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}}
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==== 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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==== Directories  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
  
==== Church ====
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===== Local History =====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{CO History Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{CO Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Adams}} <br>
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==== Obituaries  ====
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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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*'''1884-1935''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] has placed a probate index for Eagle County for the years 1884-1935 on-line.
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===== Archives  =====
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{{CO Archives}}
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'''1884-1935''' Eagle County Probate<br>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Eagle Valley Colorado Family History Center]] (Gypsum)
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===== Libraries  =====
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*Basalt Regional Library District<br>99 Midland Ave<br>Basalt, CO 81621<br>Phone: (970) 927-4311<br> [http://www.basaltrld.org/ Basalt Regional Library District] Website<br>
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*Eagle Valley Library District<br>600 Broadway<br>Eagle, CO 81631<br>Phone: (970) 328-8800<br> [http://www.evld.org/ Eagle Valley Library District] Website<br>
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*Vail Public Library<br>292 W Meadow Dr<br>Vail, CO 81657<br>Phone: (970) 479-2184<br> [http://www.vaillibrary.com/ Vail Public Library] Website<br>
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[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/probate/eagle_probate.htm Colorado State Archives]&nbsp;has placed&nbsp;a probate index for Eagle County for the years 1884-1935 on-line.
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'''Eagle County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 192<br>Eagle, Colorado 81631<br>E-mail:[mailto:lacy@evld.org lacy@evld.org]<br>[http://www.eaglecountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth =====
  
Basalt Regional Library District<br>99 Midland Ave<br>Basalt, CO 81621<br>Phone: (970) 927-4311<br>Website [http://www.basaltrld.org/ www.basaltrld.org/]
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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>
  
<br>Eagle Valley Library District<br>600 Broadway<br>Eagle, CO 81631<br>Phone: (970) 328-8800<br>Website [http://www.evld.org/ www.evld.org/]
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===== Marriage  =====
  
<br>Vail Public Library<br>292 W Meadow Dr<br>Vail, CO 81657<br>Phone: (970) 479-2184<br>Website [http://www.vaillibrary.com/ www.vaillibrary.com/]
 
  
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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 '''$'''
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*'''1864-1995''' {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1900-1939''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Death  =====
*[[Eagle Valley Colorado Family History Center]] (Gypsum)
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" /><br>
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===== Divorce  =====
  
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=== Places  ===
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Eagle|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Eagle|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Eagle/ Eagle County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Eagle/ Eagle County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />{{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}  
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<references />{{Colorado|Colorado}}  
  
 
[[Category:Eagle_County,_Colorado]]
 
[[Category:Eagle_County,_Colorado]]

Latest revision as of 19:53, 26 September 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.pngColoradoGotoarrow.pngEagle County

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

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Eagle County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Eagle County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 11, 1882
County Seat Eagle
Courthouse
ColoradoEagleCourthouse.jpg
Address Eagle County Courthouse
500 Broadway
Eagle, CO 81631-0850
Phone: 970.328.8710
Eagle County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and marriage records from 1883,
death and land records Clerk District Court has divorce,
probate and court records[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1894-1901 [2]*
1879 [2]*
1894-1901 [2]*
1883
1883 [2]
1883 [2]
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

County seat: Eagle [3]

Parent County

1883--Eagle County was created 11 February 1883 from Summit County.

Neighboring Counties

Cogarfield.jpg

Record Loss

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

Resources

Bible Records

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 Eagle 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

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Local histories are available for Eagle 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.

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

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Eagle 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

Repositories

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Eagle 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


1884-1935 Eagle County Probate

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
  • Vail Public Library
    292 W Meadow Dr
    Vail, CO 81657
    Phone: (970) 479-2184
    Vail Public Library Website
Museums
Societies

Eagle County Historical Society
PO Box 192
Eagle, Colorado 81631
E-mail:lacy@evld.org
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.

Colorado Vital Records Search

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. [4]

Marriage
Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [4]

Divorce

Places

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Eagle County, Colorado. Page 98 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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov