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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[San Miguel County, Colorado|San Miguel County]]'' <br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''San Miguel County'''<br>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''San Miguel County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.sanmiguelcounty.org/ San Miguel County Courthouse]<br>333 W Colorado Ave; <br>Telluride, CO 81435-0548; <br>Phone: 970.728.3954 <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
Formerly Ouray County, Name changed to San Miguel 2 Mar 1883 <br>County Clerk has marriage and&nbsp; land records from 1883; <br>Clerk District has divorce, probate and court records from 1883 <br>some birth and burial records were destroyed in a file so files are incomplete<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Miguel County, Colorado. Page 101 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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|county seat= Telluride
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|parent county= Original county<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Dolores County, Colorado Genealogy|Dolores]]
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|county2= [[Montrose County, Colorado Genealogy|Montrose]]
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|county3= [[Ouray County, Colorado Genealogy|Ouray]]
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|county4= [[San Juan County, Colorado Genealogy|San Juan]]
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|county5= [[San Juan County, Utah Genealogy|San Juan (UT)]]</br><center>[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''San Miguel County Courthouse'''<br>333 W Colorado Ave<br>Telluride, CO 81435-0548<br>Phone: 970.728.3954<br>[http://www.sanmiguelcounty.org/ San Miguel County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1883; <br>Clerk District has divorce, probate and court records from 1883; some birth and burial records were destroyed in a fire so files are incomplete<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Miguel County, Colorado. Page 101 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1861--'''San Miguel County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. It was formerly part of Ouray County, but its names changed to San Miguel 2 March 1883. '''County seat:''' Telluride <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== San Miguel County, Colorado Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1900-1907 <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="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1883 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1907-1920 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1883<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1883<br></center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[San Miguel County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[San Miguel County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[San Miguel County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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A fire destroyed some records and some files are incomplete.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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A fire destroyed some records and some files are incomplete.
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|San Miguel}}
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*'''1861--'''San Miguel County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.
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*'''1883--'''It was formerly part of Ouray County, but its names changed to San Miguel 2 March 1883.
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*'''County seat:''' Telluride<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|San Miguel}}
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The following are locations in San Miguel County, Colorado:
  
*[[Dolores County, Colorado|Dolores]]
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=== History Timeline ===
*[[Montrose County, Colorado|Montrose]]
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|San Miguel}}
*[[Ouray County, Colorado|Ouray]]
 
*[[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan]]
 
*[[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan County, Utah]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|San Miguel}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Court  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of San Miguel County, Colorado''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=7&GScnty=297&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://theusgenweb.org/co/sanmiguel/cemetery.htm COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/sanmiguel.htm COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/sanmiguel.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=57&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22San%20Miguel%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|666835|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=cemeteries+San+Miguel+County%2C+Colorado&qt=results_page WorldCat]
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/oap/san_miguel.htm San Miguel&nbsp;County Old Age Pension Records] 1934. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the San Miguel County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=297 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
  
*Name of Applicant
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*Date and Amount of pension payment
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Colorado Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
*Any adjustments to the pension
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*Person's age
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&nbsp;
*Town nearest to where they lived
 
*Other Actions done by the County <br>
 
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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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
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Probate ====
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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.
  
==== Taxation  ====
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'''1934''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search San Miguel County Old Age Pension Records] 1934. An Index compiled from the official record of the applications granted by the San Miguel County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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*Name of Applicant
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*Date and Amount of pension payment
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*Any adjustments to the pension
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*Person's age
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*Town nearest to where they lived
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*Other Actions done by the County
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|San Miguel}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|San Miguel}}
  
San Miguel Library District # 1/Telluride<br>100 W. Pacific Ave<br>Telluride, CO 81435<br>Telephone: 970-728-4519<br>Website http://www.telluridelibrary.org/
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|San Miguel}}
  
San Miguel Library District # 2/Norwood Pl<br>1110 Lucerne Street<br>Norwood, CO 81423<br>Telephone: 970-327-4833<br>
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|San Miguel}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|San Miguel}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|San Miguel}}
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+San+Miguel|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|San Miguel}}
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{{CO History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|San Miguel}}
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[[Image:Cosanmiguel.jpg|300px|Cosanmiguel.jpg]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|San Miguel}}
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|San+Miguel}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{CO Obituaries Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{CO Other Records Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{CO Periodicals Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CO Probate Intro|San Miguel}}
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'''Online Records
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*'''1875–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{CO Schools Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{CO Tax Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|San Miguel}}
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]
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==== Birth ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|San Miguel}}
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Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. <ref name="registrar">Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov</ref>
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==== Marriage ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|San Miguel}}
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*'''1853-2006''' {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1859-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4364 Colorado Marriages, 1859-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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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{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|San Miguel}}
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
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==== Divorce ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|San Miguel}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{CO Research Facilities Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{CO Archives Intro|San Miguel}}
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{{CO Archives}}<br><br>'''1885-1906''' San Miguel Teacher Exams <br>'''1934''' San Miguel County Old Age Pension
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Silverton Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Montrose Colorado Family History Center]]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{CO Libraries Intro|San Miguel}}
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'''San Miguel Library District # 1/Telluride'''<br>100 W. Pacific Ave<br>Telluride, CO 81435<br>Telephone: 970-728-4519<br>[http://www.telluridelibrary.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''San Miguel Library District # 2/Norwood'''<br>1110 Lucerne Street<br>Norwood, CO 81423<br>Telephone: 970-327-4833<br>[http://library.public-libraries.org/Colorado/Norwood/SanMiguelLibraryDistrict2NorwoodPublicLibrary.html Website]
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=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|San Miguel}}
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|San Miguel}}
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|San Miguel}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205476|Colorado|San%20Miguel}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/San_Miguel/ San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/San_Miguel/ San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|San Miguel}}
  
<references />{{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:San_Miguel_County,_Colorado]]
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{{Colorado|Colorado}}
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[[Category:San_Miguel_County,_Colorado]] [[Category:Colorado_Counties]]

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United StatesGotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png San Miguel County

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

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County Facts
County seat: Telluride
Organized: November 1, 1861
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Dolores  • Montrose  • Ouray  • San Juan  • San Juan (UT)
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoSanMiguelCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado San Miguel County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

San Miguel County Courthouse
333 W Colorado Ave
Telluride, CO 81435-0548
Phone: 970.728.3954
San Miguel County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1883;
Clerk District has divorce, probate and court records from 1883; some birth and burial records were destroyed in a fire so files are incomplete[2]

San Miguel County, Colorado Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1900-1907 [3]*
1883 [3]*
1907-1920 [3]*
1883
1883
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

A fire destroyed some records and some files are incomplete.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Boundary Changes

  • 1861--San Miguel County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.
  • 1883--It was formerly part of Ouray County, but its names changed to San Miguel 2 March 1883.
  • County seat: Telluride[1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in San Miguel County, Colorado:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of San Miguel County, Colorado online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Colorado Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

For tips on accessing San Miguel 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.

1934 San Miguel County Old Age Pension Records 1934. An Index compiled from the official record of the applications granted by the San Miguel 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, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Colorado Land and Property for additional information about early Colorado land grants.

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where current records are also housed.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Colorado Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers

Cosanmiguel.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

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


Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

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


Vital Records

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

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

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

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for San Miguel 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

1885-1906 San Miguel Teacher Exams
1934 San Miguel 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.

Libraries

San Miguel Library District # 1/Telluride
100 W. Pacific Ave
Telluride, CO 81435
Telephone: 970-728-4519
Website

San Miguel Library District # 2/Norwood
1110 Lucerne Street
Norwood, CO 81423
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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Miguel County, Colorado. Page 101 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov