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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Saguache County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Saguache County'''  
  
{{CODC}}  
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Guide to '''Saguache 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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| county = Saguache County  
 
| county = Saguache County  
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| state = Colorado
 
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| founded date = January 9
 
| founded date = January 9
 
| seat = Saguache  
 
| seat = Saguache  
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| building address = Saguache County Courthouse<br> 501 4th Street<br>PO Box 655<br>Saguache, CO 81149-0176<br>Phone: 719.655.2512  }}
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| building address = Saguache County Courthouse<br> 501 4th Street<br>PO Box 655<br>Saguache, CO 81149-0176<br>Phone: 719.655.2512<br>[http://www.saguachecounty.net/index.php Saguache County Website] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
'''Note: '''&nbsp;''Use the PO Box information to connect with county courthouse. &nbsp;This is a rural agricultural county and PO Box is needed for a majority of the residences and businesses in this area.''  
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'''Note: '''Use the PO Box information to connect with county courthouse. This is a rural agricultural county and PO Box is needed for a majority of the residences and businesses in this area.''  
  
 
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1874.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 101, Saguache  County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''1874''' County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1874.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 101, Saguache  County, Colorado. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
Saguache County Courthouse is located in the county seat which is in the Town of Saguache, Colorado 81149.  
 
Saguache County Courthouse is located in the county seat which is in the Town of Saguache, Colorado 81149.  
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The courthouse's physical address is 501 4th Street, Saguache CO and this two story building is on the south-west corner of 4th Street and Christy Avenue. As this is a rural community, mail delivery is picked up at the local post office.  
 
The courthouse's physical address is 501 4th Street, Saguache CO and this two story building is on the south-west corner of 4th Street and Christy Avenue. As this is a rural community, mail delivery is picked up at the local post office.  
  
The mailing address for Saguache County Courthouse is: &nbsp;PO Box 655, Saguache CO &nbsp; 81149
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The mailing address for Saguache County Courthouse is: PO Box 655, Saguache CO 81149
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Administration phone number: 719-655-2231.
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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>'''[[Saguache County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Saguache County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Saguache County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Saguache County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Saguache County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Saguache County, Colorado#Probate Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1894-1908 <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>1869 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1872-1907 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1866<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1866<br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Saguache County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Saguache County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Saguache County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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Administration phone number: &nbsp;719-655-2231.
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==== County Seat  ====
  
=== Brief History  ===
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Saguache<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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*'''Before 1861''' the southern one-third of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
 
*'''Before 1861''' the southern one-third of 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 [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 98, Costilla 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 [[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla County]]).<ref>''Handybook'', 98, Costilla County, Colorado.</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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*'''1866''' Saguache County was created 29 December 1866 from [[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla]] County.
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*'''1866''' Saguache County was created 29 December 1866 from [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]] County. '''County seat:''' Saguache.<ref name="HBG" />
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[[Image:Cosagueche.jpg|300px|Cosagueche.jpg]]  
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[[Alamosa County, Colorado Genealogy|Alamosa]]
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*[[Chaffee County, Colorado Genealogy|Chaffee]]
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*[[Custer County, Colorado Genealogy|Custer]]
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*[[Fremont County, Colorado Genealogy|Fremont]]
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*[[Gunnison County, Colorado Genealogy|Gunnison]]
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*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado Genealogy|Hinsdale]]
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*[[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy|Huerfano]]
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*[[Mineral County, Colorado Genealogy|Mineral]]
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*[[Rio Grande County, Colorado Genealogy|Rio Grande]]
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
=== Places / Localities ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Resources  ===
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==== 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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=7&GScnty=295&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|571349|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=295 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cogenweb.com/saguache/main_saguache_cemeteries.php COGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=cemeteries+Saguache+County%2C+Colorado&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/saguache.htm COGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/saguache.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=55&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%22Saguache%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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==== Census ====
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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  ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
The byline for Saguache County causes smiles. &nbsp;A 2010 Saguache County commerative throw had these words woven into the coverlet, &nbsp;which says it all: "1000 miles, 8 towns, and not 1 stop light". &nbsp;The populated places for Saguache County are:
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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.
  
[https://www.google.com/#hl=en&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=Bonanza+Colorado&oq=Bonanza+Colorado&aq=f&aqi=g3g-v7&aql=&gs_l=hp.3..0l3j0i15l7.1332.4711.1.5630.16.16.0.0. Bonanza]
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==== Directories  ====
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center,_Colorado Center]
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestone,_Colorado Crestone]
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
[http://www.saguache.org/towns/la_garita/index.html La Garita]<br>
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==== Local History  ====
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moffat,_Colorado Moffat]
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{{CO History Intro}}
  
[http://www.saguachetourism.com/ Saguache - county seat]
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
[http://www.city-data.com/poverty/poverty-Sargent-Colorado.html Sargent]
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{{CO Land Intro}}
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Grove,_Colorado Villa Grove]
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==== Maps  ====
  
and then Saguache County proper with residents unaffilated with a township.
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==== Military  ====
  
Saguache County is a rural, remote, ranching, agricultural, filled with scattered small communities surrounded by the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains to the east and the rolling San Juan range to the west. &nbsp;
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
Hwy 285 and Hwy 17 provide access to this county. &nbsp;
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
The nearest commercial airport is at Alamosa, Alamosa County, Colorado, which lies 52 miles south of the county. &nbsp;The airport is very small and is served by Great Lakes Airline.
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Saguache}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[http://sag.stparchive.com/ Saguache Crescent Website] - 316 4th Street, PO Box 195, Saguache, CO 81149; 719.655.2620 Publisher: Dean Coombs. This website is a link to the Saguache Cresent newspaper archive. For more information either call or send mail to PO Box listed above.<br>
  
*[[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]]
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*[http://crestoneeagle.com/ Crestone Eagle Website] - 180 W Galena Ave, Crestone, CO 81131; 719.256.4956 Publisher: Kizzen Laki <br>
*[[Chaffee County, Colorado|Chaffee]]
 
*[[Custer County, Colorado|Custer]]
 
*[[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]]
 
*[[Gunnison County, Colorado|Gunnison]]
 
*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]]
 
*[[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]]
 
*[[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]]
 
*[[Rio Grande County, Colorado|Rio Grande]]
 
  
=== Resources  ===
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*[http://www.centerpostdispatch.com/v2_main_page.php Center-Post Dispatch on-line] - 835 1st Avenue, Monte Vista, CO 81144; 719.852.3531 • Fax: 719-852-3387 Publisher: Valley Publishing <br>
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.alamosanews.com/v2_main_page.php Alamosa News, Valley Courier Website] - 2205 State Ave., Alamosa, CO 81101; 719-589-2553; Fax: 719-589-6573<br>
  
There are two cemeteries close to the Town of Saguache. &nbsp;They are:
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
[http://maps.google.com/maps/place?um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Hillside+cemetery+colorado&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Hillside+cemetery&hnear=0x874014749b1856b7:0xc75483314990a7ff,Colorado&cid=5595322332323604839 Hillside Cemetery]&nbsp;and [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=295 Chicago Cemetery]
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
This particular website will help you connect with various cemeteries throughout Saguache County towns and areas. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=295 Click here]
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==== Probate Records ====
  
==== Census  ====
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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>
  
{{Census|Colorado}}
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==== Public Records  ====
  
==== Church Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
  
==== Court Records ====
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==== Repositories ====
  
==== History ====
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===== Archives =====
  
The following website provides local histories for Saguache County. [http://www.saguachetourism.com/history/ &nbsp;Click here]
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{{CO Archives}} <br><br>'''1894-1914''' Saguache County Teacher Certificate Registers (Certificates of Like Grade) <br>'''1915-1926''' Saguache County Poor Records <br>'''1923-1925''' Saguache County Burial Records
  
==== Land and Property ====
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===== Family History Centers =====
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
==== Military Records  ====
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*[[Salida Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[West Cliffe Colorado Family History Center]]
  
==== Newspapers ====
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===== Libraries =====
  
There are three current [2012] newspapers in circulation within Saguache County. &nbsp;They are:  
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*Northern Saguache County Public Library District:<br><br>Saguache Branch<br>702 Pitkin<br>PO Box 448<br>Saguache, CO 81149<br>Phone: 719-655-2551<br> Website: [http://nscld.colibraries.org/saguache-public-library/ Saguache Public Library]<br><br>Baca Grande Branch<br>67487 County Rd. T<br>Crestone, CO<br>Phone: 719-256-4100<br>Website: [http://nscld.colibraries.org/baca-grande-library/ Baca Grande Library]
  
#Saguache Crescent - 316 4th Street, PO Box 195, Saguache CO &nbsp; 81149 &nbsp; 719.655.2620 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Publisher: &nbsp;Dean Coombs. &nbsp;There is no email or internet connection with Saguache Crescent. &nbsp;Either call or send mail to PO Box listed above.
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===== Museums  =====
#Crestone Eagle - 180 W Galena Ave, Crestone CO &nbsp; 81131 &nbsp; 719.256.4956 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Publisher: &nbsp;Kizzen Laki &nbsp;[http://crestoneeagle.com/ Crestone Eagle connection]
 
#Center Post Dispatch - 835 1st Avenue, Monte Vista CO &nbsp; 81144 &nbsp; 719.852.3531&nbsp;• Fax: 719-852-3387 &nbsp; Publisher: &nbsp;Valley Publishing &nbsp;[http://www.centerpostdispatch.com/v2_main_page.php Center Post Dispatch on-line]
 
  
Another newspaper that serves the area is based out of Alamosa, Alamosa County, Colorado. &nbsp;That newspaper is [http://www.alamosanews.com/v2_main_page.php Valley Courier].
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===== Societies  =====
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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'''San Luis Valley Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 982<br>Alamosa, CO 81101<br><br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Saguache County records are housed in different departments.
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
  
Land and Homestead records can be located in the Saguache County Assessor's office.
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
  
Birth, Marriage, Death, lien records are recorded in the Saguache County Clerk's office.
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===== Birth =====
  
Property and tax records could be found in the Saguache County Treasurer's office.  
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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>
  
Saguache County department information can be found at [http://www.saguachecounty.net/ this site].
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===== Marriage  =====
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
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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  =====
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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  ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
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*[http://saguache.org/towns/bonanza/index.html Bonanza]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center,_Colorado Center]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestone,_Colorado Crestone]
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*[http://www.saguache.org/towns/la_garita/index.html La Garita]<br>
  
=== Repositories  ===
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moffat,_Colorado Moffat]
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguache,_Colorado Saguache - county seat]
  
Northern Saguache County Public Library
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sargents,_Colorado Sargents]
  
Saguache Branch<br>Baca Grande Branch<br>702 Pitkin Street<br>Saguache CO 81149Crestone CO<br>Telephone: (719) 655-2551<br>Website http://saguache.ipac.dynixasp.com/#focus
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Grove,_Colorado Villa Grove]
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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and then Saguache County proper with residents unaffilated with a township.
  
Saguache County is part of a larger area known as San Luis Valley - the world's largest alpine valley which incompasses six counties. The Family History Center that serves Saguache County is located in Alamosa, Colorado at the LDS church building known locally as Third and Richardson.
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== Web Sites  ==
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Saguache|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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Saguache County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Saguache 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 Saguache
Courthouse
ColoradoSaguacheCourthouse.jpg
Address Saguache County Courthouse
501 4th Street
PO Box 655
Saguache, CO 81149-0176
Phone: 719.655.2512
Saguache County Website


County Courthouse

Note: Use the PO Box information to connect with county courthouse. This is a rural agricultural county and PO Box is needed for a majority of the residences and businesses in this area.


1874 County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1874.[1]

Saguache County Courthouse is located in the county seat which is in the Town of Saguache, Colorado 81149.

The courthouse's physical address is 501 4th Street, Saguache CO and this two story building is on the south-west corner of 4th Street and Christy Avenue. As this is a rural community, mail delivery is picked up at the local post office.

The mailing address for Saguache County Courthouse is: PO Box 655, Saguache CO 81149

Administration phone number: 719-655-2231.

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1894-1908 [2]*
1869 [2]*
1872-1907 [2]*

1866
1866
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Saguache[1]

Parent County

  • Before 1861 the southern one-third of this modern Colorado county was in New Mexico.
Look for pre-1861 records in New Mexico. For further explanation see Taos County.
  • 1866 Saguache County was created 29 December 1866 from Costilla County.

Neighboring Counties

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Record Loss

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

Resources

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 Saguache 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

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Local History

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

  • Saguache Crescent Website - 316 4th Street, PO Box 195, Saguache, CO 81149; 719.655.2620 Publisher: Dean Coombs. This website is a link to the Saguache Cresent newspaper archive. For more information either call or send mail to PO Box listed above.

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 Saguache 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

1894-1914 Saguache County Teacher Certificate Registers (Certificates of Like Grade)
1915-1926 Saguache County Poor Records
1923-1925 Saguache County Burial Records

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
  • Northern Saguache County Public Library District:

    Saguache Branch
    702 Pitkin
    PO Box 448
    Saguache, CO 81149
    Phone: 719-655-2551
    Website: Saguache Public Library

    Baca Grande Branch
    67487 County Rd. T
    Crestone, CO
    Phone: 719-256-4100
    Website: Baca Grande Library
Museums
Societies

San Luis Valley Historical Society
PO Box 982
Alamosa, CO 81101

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. [8]

Marriage
Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [8]

Divorce

Places

Populated Places

and then Saguache County proper with residents unaffilated with a township.

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 101, Saguache 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.
  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, 98, Costilla County, Colorado.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov