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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Rio Grande County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Rio Grande County'''  
  
=== County Courthouse  ===
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Guide to '''Rio Grande 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 = Rio Grande 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 = Del Norte
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| building image = ColoradoRioGrandeCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Rio Grande County Courthouse<br>925 6th<br>PO Box 160<br>Del Norte, CO 81132-0160<br>Phone: 719.657.2744<br>[http://www.riograndecounty.org/ '''Rio Grande County Website'''] }}
  
[http://www.riograndecounty.org/ Rio Grande County Courthouse]<br>925 6th; PO Box 160; <br>Del Norte, CO 81132-0160; <br>Phone: 719.657.2744
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== County Courthouse ==
  
 
County Clerk Recorder has marriage records from 1876 <br>and land records from 1874; Clerk County Court has <br>divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 101, Rio Grande County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk Recorder has marriage records from 1876 <br>and land records from 1874; Clerk County Court has <br>divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 101, Rio Grande County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
=== Brief History ===
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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>'''[[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Probate Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1898-1907 <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 94.</ref>*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1874 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1902-1907 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1874<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1874<br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Rio Grande County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== County Seat ====
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Del Norte<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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*'''Before 1861''' this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
 
*'''Before 1861''' this modern Colorado county 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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*'''1874 ''' Rio Grande County was created 10 February 1874 from [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos]] and [[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla]] Counties.
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*'''1874 ''' Rio Grande County was created 10 February 1874 from [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]] and [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Del Norte.<ref name="HBG" />
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[[Image:Coriogrande.jpg|300px|Coriogrande.jpg]]  
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[[Alamosa County, Colorado Genealogy|Alamosa]]
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*[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy|Archuleta]]
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*[[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos]]
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*[[Mineral County, Colorado Genealogy|Mineral]]
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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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=== Resources ===
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
[[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]] | [[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]] | [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]] | [[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]] | [[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]]
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==== Biography  ====
  
=== Resources ===
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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=10657 Monte Vista County, Colorado] BillionGraves
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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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=7&GScnty=293&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|205466|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=293 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cogenweb.com/riogrande/cemeteries.htm COGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Rio+Grande+County%2C+Colorado+cemeteries&qt=results_page  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/riogrande.htm COGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/riogrande.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=53&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%22Rio%20Grande%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}}  
 
{{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
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== 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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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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===== Local History  =====
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{{CO History Intro}}
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{CO Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military Records ====
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==== Military ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Rio+Grande}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
==== School 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>
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/schools/teachcerts/rio_grande.HTM Colorado State Archives] put has an Index&amp;nbsp;of Rio Grande County teacher certificate applications for the years 1874-1893&amp;nbsp;on-line. Index gives only the name and the date.  
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==== Public Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
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'''1874-1893''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] put has an Index&nbsp;of Rio Grande County teacher certificate applications for the years 1874-1893&nbsp;on-line. Index gives only the name and the date.
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===== Archives  =====
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{{CO&nbsp;Archives}}&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;<br> <br>
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'''1874-1893''' Rio Grande County Teacher Certificate Applications <br>'''1874-1921''' Rio Grande Probate Cases <br>'''1917-1918''' Rio Grande School Census #22 <br>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Alamosa Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Manassa Colorado Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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Carnegie Public Library<br>120 Jefferson Street<br>Monte Vista, CO 81144<br>Telephone 719-852-3931<br>[http://www.montevistalibrary.org/6601.html Carnegie Public Library] website<br>
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'''Rio Grande County Historical Society'''<br>580 Oak St.<br>Del Norte 81132-2210<br>[http://www.museumtrail.org/rio-grande-county-museum.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Monte Vista Historical Society Museum'''<br> 110 Jefferson St<br> Monte Vista, CO 81144<br>Telephone: 719-849-0974<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]]'''  
  
=== Repositories ===
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===== Birth  =====
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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>
  
==== Societies and Libraries ====
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===== Divorce =====
  
Carnegie Public Library<br>120 Jefferson Street<br>Monte Vista, CO 81144<br>Telephone 719-852-3931<br>Website http://www.montevistalibrary.org/6601.html <br>
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==== Family History Centers ====
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== Web Sites ==
  
*Introduction to LDS Family History Centers<br>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center<br>100 San Francisco Creek Dr<br>Del Norte, Rio Grande, Colorado, United States<br>Telephone: 719-657-2853 <br>This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>Contact Center for open hours as they vary.
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Rio Grande|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
=== References  ===
 
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[[Category:Rio_Grande_County,_Colorado]] [[Category:Colorado_counties]]

Latest revision as of 19:20, 27 January 2017

United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Rio Grande County

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

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Rio Grande County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Rio Grande 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 Del Norte
Courthouse
ColoradoRioGrandeCourthouse.jpg
Address Rio Grande County Courthouse
925 6th
PO Box 160
Del Norte, CO 81132-0160
Phone: 719.657.2744
Rio Grande County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has marriage records from 1876
and land records from 1874; Clerk County Court has
divorce, probate and court records.[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1898-1907 [2]*
1874 [2]*
1902-1907 [2]*

1874
1874
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Del Norte[1]

Parent County

  • Before 1861 this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 1874 Rio Grande County was created 10 February 1874 from Conejos and Costilla Counties.

Neighboring Counties

Coriogrande.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 WorldCat Billion Graves
COGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Colorado Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Colorado Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Rio Grande 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.

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Local histories are available for Rio Grande 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 Rio Grande 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

1874-1893 Colorado State Archives put has an Index of Rio Grande County teacher certificate applications for the years 1874-1893 on-line. Index gives only the name and the date.

Repositories

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Rio Grande 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<br><br>

1874-1893 Rio Grande County Teacher Certificate Applications
1874-1921 Rio Grande Probate Cases
1917-1918 Rio Grande School Census #22

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

Carnegie Public Library
120 Jefferson Street
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Telephone 719-852-3931
Carnegie Public Library website

Museums
Societies

Rio Grande County Historical Society
580 Oak St.
Del Norte 81132-2210
Website

Monte Vista Historical Society Museum
110 Jefferson St
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Telephone: 719-849-0974

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. [9]

Marriage
Death

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

Divorce

Places

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 101, Rio Grande 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 94.
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