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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Summit County''' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Summit 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 Clerk has marriage and land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Summit County, Colorado. Page 101 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has marriage and land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Summit County, Colorado. Page 101 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History ==
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== Historical Facts ==
  
==== Parent County ====
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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>'''[[Summit County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Summit County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Summit County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Summit County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Summit County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Summit County, Colorado#Probate Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1892-1896 <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>1862 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1892-1905 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center><br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1861<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1861<br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Summit County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Summit County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Summit County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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'''1861--'''Summit County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Breckenridge <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== County Seat  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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Breckenridge <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Parent County ====
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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'''1861--'''Summit County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Clear Creek County, Colorado|Clear Creek]]
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[[Image:Cosummit.jpg|300px|Cosummit.jpg]]  
*[[Eagle County, Colorado|Eagle]]
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*[[Grand County, Colorado|Grand]]
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*[[Lake County, Colorado|Lake]]
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*[[Park County, Colorado|Park]]
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== Resources  ==
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*[[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy|Clear Creek]]
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*[[Eagle County, Colorado Genealogy|Eagle]]
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*[[Grand County, Colorado Genealogy|Grand]]
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*[[Lake County, Colorado Genealogy|Lake]]
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*[[Park County, Colorado Genealogy|Park]]
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==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=7&GScnty=299&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|624556|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=299 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cogenweb.com/summit/ COGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=cemeteries+Summit+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/summit.htm COGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/summit.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=59&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%22Summit%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}  
 
{{Census|Colorado}}  
  
==== Church  ====
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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
  
==== Court ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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Numerous records are available at [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Archives]. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type.  Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select.  The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.
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==== Directories  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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{{CO History Intro}}
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{CO Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Summit}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1875–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''<br>
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==== Public Records ====
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===== Archives  =====
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{{CO Archives}}<br><br>'''1877-1916''' Summit County Probate Cases/Record
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Frisco Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Eagle Valley Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Aspen Colorado Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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Summit County Library<br>0037 County Road 1005<br>Frisco, CO 80443<br>Telehone: 970-668-5555<br>Website: [http://summitcountylibraries.org/ Summit Co. Library]
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===== Societies  =====
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Summit Historical Society<br>
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*Office:<br>403 La Bonte St.<br>Dillon, CO 80435<br>Telephone 970-468-2207<br><br>Mailing Address:<br>PO Box 143<br>Dillon, CO 80435 <br>Website: [http://www.summithistorical.org/ Summit Historical Soc.]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
 
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth =====
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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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===== Marriage  =====
  
Summit County Library<br>0037 County Road 1005<br>Frisco, CO 80443<br>Telehone: 970-668-5555<br>Website http://www.co.summit.co.us/LIBRARY/  
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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 '''$'''
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*'''1864-1995''' {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1900-1939''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
  
Summit Historical Society<br>403 La Bonte St.<br>Dillon, CO 80435<br>Telephone 970-468-2207<br>Mailing address<br>PO Box 745<br>Breckenridge, CO 80424 <br>Website http://www.summithistorical.org/content/home<br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" /><br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Divorce  =====
*[[Frisco Colorado Family History Center]]
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=== Places  ===
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Summit|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Summit|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Summit/ Summit County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Summit/ Summit County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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<references />{{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}  
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[[Category:Summit_County,_Colorado]]
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[[Category:Summit_County,_Colorado]] [[Category:Colorado_counties]]

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United StatesGotoarrow.pngColoradoGotoarrow.png Summit County

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

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Summit County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Summit County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 1, 1861
County Seat Breckenridge
Courthouse
Address Summit County Courthouse
208 E Lincoln St
PO Box 68
Breckenridge, CO 80424-0068
Phone: 970.453.2561
Summit County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records [1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1892-1896 [2]*
1862 [2]*
1892-1905 [2]*

1861
1861
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Breckenridge [3]

Parent County

1861--Summit County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.

Neighboring Counties

Cosummit.jpg

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 Summit 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 Summit 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 Summit County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

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


Online Records

Public Records

School Records

Repositories

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Summit 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

1877-1916 Summit County Probate Cases/Record

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

Summit County Library
0037 County Road 1005
Frisco, CO 80443
Telehone: 970-668-5555
Website: Summit Co. Library

Museums
Societies

Summit Historical Society

  • Office:
    403 La Bonte St.
    Dillon, CO 80435
    Telephone 970-468-2207

    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 143
    Dillon, CO 80435
    Website: Summit Historical Soc.

Taxation

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


Vital Records

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

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

Colorado Vital Records Search

Birth

Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. [4]

Marriage
Death

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

Divorce

Places

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Summit County, Colorado. Page 101 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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov