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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Mineral County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Mineral County'''  
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Guide to '''Mineral 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 = Mineral County
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| state = Colorado
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| founded year = 1852
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| founded date = January 9
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| seat = Creede
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| building address = Mineral County Courthouse<br>1201 N Main St<br>PO Box 70<br>Creede, CO 81130<br>Phone: 719.658.2440<br>[http://www.mineralcountycolorado.com/ '''Mineral County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.mineralcountycolorado.com/ Mineral County Courthouse; ]<br>1201 N Main St; PO Box 70; <br>Creede, CO 81130;<br>Phone: 719.658.2440
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1893 and military records from 1945;<br>District Court has divorce; <br>Probate Court and naturalization records;<br>County Assessor has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 100, Mineral County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Colorado#Probate Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1896-1909 <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 93.</ref>*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1891 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1896-1907 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1893<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1893<br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Mineral County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Mineral County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Mineral County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1893 and military records from 1945;<br>District Court has divorce; <br>Probate Court and naturalization records;<br>County Assessor has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 100, Mineral County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== County Seat  ====
  
=== Brief History  ===
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Creede<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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*'''Before 1861''' the northeastern part of this modern Colorado county east of the {{wpd|Continental Divide}} was in New Mexico.
 
*'''Before 1861''' the northeastern part of this modern Colorado county east of the {{wpd|Continental Divide}} was in New Mexico.
  
:*'''9 January 1852''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>  
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:*'''1852 January 9''' it was created part of [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]] in [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="Dollarhide">William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52.  {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmahgp/cohis.htm Brief County Histories (New Mexico)] in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).</ref>  
:*'''28 February 1861''' it was transferred to [[Colorado]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).</ref> <ref name="Animap">Adrian B. Ettlinger, ''AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database'' (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. {{WorldCat|263846425|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1474888|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 4903}}.</ref> (1 Nov 1861 [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.</ref>  
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:*'''1861 February 28''' 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 [[Guadalupe County, Colorado Genealogy|Guadalupe County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.</ref>  
:*'''7 November 1861''' the name was changed from [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe County]] to [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos County]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Guadalupe County, Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_County,_Colorado_Territory (accessed 23 June 2012).</ref>  
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:*'''1861 November 7''' the name was changed from [[Guadalupe County, Colorado Genealogy|Guadalupe County]] to [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos County]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Guadalupe County, Colorado Territory" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_County,_Colorado_Territory (accessed 23 June 2012).</ref>  
::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos County]].
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::Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos County]].
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*'''1893 ''' Mineral County was created 27 March 1893 from [[Hinsdale County, Colorado Genealogy|Hinsdale]] County.
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Image:Comineral.jpg|300px|Comineral.jpg]]
  
*'''1893 ''' Mineral County was created 27 March 1893 from [[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]] County. '''County seat:''' Creede.<ref name="HBG" />
 
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy|Archuleta]]
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*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado Genealogy|Hinsdale]]
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*[[Rio Grande County, Colorado Genealogy|Rio Grande]]
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*[[Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy|Saguache]]
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
=== Places / Localities  ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
*[[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]]
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==== Biography  ====
*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]]
 
*[[Rio Grande County, Colorado|Rio Grande]]
 
*[[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]]
 
  
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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
 
{{Census|Colorado}}  
 
{{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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==== Court Records  ====
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/oap/mineral.html Mineral&nbsp;County Old Age Pension Records] 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Mineral County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:  
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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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[Numerous records are available at [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Mineral County Old Age Pension Records] 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Mineral County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:  
  
 
*Name of Applicant  
 
*Name of Applicant  
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*Town nearest to where they lived  
 
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*Other Actions done by the County <br>
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{{CO History Intro}}
  
 
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{{CO Land Intro}}
  
 
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Mineral}}
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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 '''$'''<br>
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{{CO Archives}}<br><br>'''1894-1970''' Mineral County Probate<br>'''1935-1936''' Mineral County Old Age Pension <br>
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Silverton Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Pagosa Springs Colorado Branch Family History Center]]
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Mineral County School/Regional Public Library<br>380 La Garita Ave<br>Creede, CO 81130<br>Telephone:719-658-2313
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Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. <ref name="registrar">Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov</ref><br>
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*'''1853-2006''' {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1859-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4364 Colorado Marriages, 1859-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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 '''$'''
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" /><br>
  
Mineral County School/Regional Public Library<br>380 La Garita Ave<br>Creede, CO 81130<br>Telephone:719-658-2313
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Mineral|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
<references /> {{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}} [[Category:Colorado counties
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[[Category:Mineral_County,_Colorado]]
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[[Category:Colorado_counties]] [[Category:Mineral_County,_Colorado]]

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United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Mineral County

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

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Mineral County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Mineral 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 Creede
Courthouse
ColoradoMineralCourthouse.jpg
Address Mineral County Courthouse
1201 N Main St
PO Box 70
Creede, CO 81130
Phone: 719.658.2440
Mineral County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1893 and military records from 1945;
District Court has divorce;
Probate Court and naturalization records;
County Assessor has land records.[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1896-1909 [2]*
1891 [2]*
1896-1907 [2]*

1893
1893
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Creede[1]

Parent County

  • Before 1861 the northeastern part of this modern Colorado county east of the Continental Divide was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 1893 Mineral County was created 27 March 1893 from Hinsdale County.

Neighboring Counties

Comineral.jpg


Record Loss

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

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

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

Census

For tips on accessing Mineral 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

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.

[Numerous records are available at Mineral County Old Age Pension Records 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Mineral County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Date and Amount of pension payment
  • Any adjustments to the pension
  • Person's age
  • Town nearest to where they lived
  • Other Actions done by the County

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Local histories are available for Mineral 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 Mineral County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Probate records have been kept by the county courts. Colorado probate records include bonds, affidavits, letters, claims, appraisals, fee accounts, minutes, judgments, dockets, calendars, case files, and wills. The Family History Library does not have copies of probate records from Colorado.

You may obtain copies of documents from the clerk's office in the county courthouse.


Online Records

Public Records

School Records

Repositories

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Mineral 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

1894-1970 Mineral County Probate
1935-1936 Mineral County Old Age Pension

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

Mineral County School/Regional Public Library
380 La Garita Ave
Creede, CO 81130
Telephone:719-658-2313

Museums
Societies

Taxation

Colorado tax records complement land records and can be used as supplements to censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records. To find tax records in the FamilySearch Catalog, do a Place Search for the county.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Vital Records Section Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Colorado.

Birth

Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. [9]

Marriage
Death

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

Divorce

Places

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 100, Mineral County, Colorado. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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 93.
  3. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  4. Brief County Histories (New Mexico) in RootsWeb (accessed 21 June 2012).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).
  6. Adrian B. Ettlinger, AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1861 map. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL CD-ROM no. 4903.
  7. Handybook, 97, Conejos County, Colorado, and 99, Guadalupe County, Colorado.
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Guadalupe County, Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_County,_Colorado_Territory (accessed 23 June 2012).
  9. 9.0 9.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov