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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado|Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Teller County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Teller County'''
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Guide to '''Teller 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 = Teller County
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| county_map = Colorado Teller County.png
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| state = Colorado
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| founded year = 1899
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| founded date = March 23
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| seat = Cripple Creek
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| building image = ColoradoTellerCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Teller County Courthouse<br>101 W Bennett Ave<br>Cripple Creek, CO 80813-0959<br>Phone: 719.689.2951<br>[http://www.co.teller.co.us/ '''Teller County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.co.teller.co.us/ Teller County Courthouse]<br>101 W Bennett Ave; <br>Cripple Creek, CO 80813-0959<br>Phone: 719.689.2951 <br>
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County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage and land records from 1899<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Teller County, Colorado. Page 101 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage and land record from 1899<br>Clerk District Court has divoce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Teller 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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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
=== Quick 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>'''[[Teller County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Teller County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Teller County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Teller County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Teller County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Teller County, Colorado#Probate Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1904 <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>&nbsp;1899 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1902-1908 <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>1899<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1899<br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Teller County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Teller County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Teller County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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{{Wikipedia|Teller County, Colorado}}
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==== County Seat  ====
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Cripple Creek <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''23 March 1899:''' Teller County was created from [[El Paso County, Colorado|El Paso ]]County. '''County seat:''' Cripple Creek <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1899 March 23:''' Teller County was created from [[El Paso County, Colorado Genealogy|El Paso ]]County.
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Image:Coteller.jpg|300px|Coteller.jpg]]
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[[Douglas County, Colorado Genealogy|Douglas]]
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*[[El Paso County, Colorado Genealogy|El Paso]]
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*[[Fremont County, Colorado Genealogy|Fremont]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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*[[Park County, Colorado Genealogy|Park]]
  
 
==== 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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*[http://www.tombstone-inscriptions.ppgs.org/Tellerindex.htm Tombstone Inscriptions of Teller County, Colorado], is a publication completed in 2002 by members of the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society. It includes information on all known burial sites in the county, maps, sexton records where available, and inscriptions. Because so many burials in the Cripple Creek mining district County are unmarked, it also includes known information on miners' deaths, prostitutes' deaths, indexes of extant mortuary books, and more.<br>
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{| width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
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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=300&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|647021|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=300 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cogenweb.com/teller/ COGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetary+Teller+County%2C+Colorado&qt=advanced&dblist=638 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/teller.htm COGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/teller.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://coloradogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=60 Colorado Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Teller%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  ====
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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  ====
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==== 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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==== Gazetteers  ====
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{{CO History Intro}}
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{CO Land Intro}}
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==== Maps  ====
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==== Military ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Teller}}
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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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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*'''1894-1971''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] has put the Teller County Will Records Index for the years 1894-1971 online.
  
*[[Douglas County, Colorado|Douglas]]
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==== Public Records  ====
*[[El Paso County, Colorado|El Paso]]
 
*[[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Colorado|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Park County, Colorado|Park]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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===== School Records =====
  
=== Archives and Libraries ===
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==== Repositories ====
  
*Southern Teller County School/Public Lib Dist<br>410 B Street<br>Cripple Creek, CO 80813<br>Telephone: 719-689-2800<br>
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===== Archives  =====
  
*Rampart Library District/Woodland Park/Florissant<br>218 E. Midland<br>Woodland Park, CO 80863<br>Telephone: 719-687-9281<br>Website http://rampart.colibraries.org/<br>
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{{CO Archives}}<br><br>'''1894-1971''' Teller County Wills <br>'''1917-1936''' Teller County Inheritance Tax
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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===== Family History Centers =====
  
=== Census  ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}
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*[[Colorado Springs Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Fountain Colorado Family History Center]]
  
=== Church History and Records ===
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===== Libraries =====
  
==== Court Records  ====
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*Southern Teller County School/Public Lib Dist<br>410 B Street<br>Cripple Creek, CO 80813<br>Telephone: 719-689-2800<br>
  
=== History  ===
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*Rampart Library District/Woodland Park/Florissant<br>218 E. Midland<br>Woodland Park, CO 80863<br>Telephone: 719-687-9281<br>Website: [http://rampart.colibraries.org/ Rampart Library District]<br>
  
==== Land ====
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===== Museums =====
  
=== Maps  ===
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[http://cripplecreekmuseum.com/ Cripple Creek District Museum], P.O. Box 1210, Cripple Creek, CO 80813; (719) 689-2634; street address: 510 Bennett Dr., Cripple Creek. Holds early mortuary books, extensive family files, more.
  
=== Military History and Records ===
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===== Societies =====
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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'''Ute Pass Historical Society'''<br>222 East Midland Ave.<br>Woodland Park, CO 80863<br>PO Box 6875<br>Woodland Park, CO 80866<br>Telephone: 719) 686-7512<br>[http://www.utepasshistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
=== Probate Records ===
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==== Taxation ====
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/wills/teller.html Colorado State Archives] has put the Teller County Will Records Index for the years 1894-1971 on-line.
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
=== Taxation  ===
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[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] has put the Teller County Inheritance Tax Records Index for&nbsp;1917-1936 online.
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/inh_tax/teller.htm Colorado State Archives] has put the Teller County Inheritance Tax Records Index for&nbsp;1917-1936 on-line
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==== 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, Libraries and Museums ==
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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>
  
*Ute Pass Historical Society<br>222 East Midland Ave.<br>Woodland Park, CO 80863<br>Mailing Address<br>P.O. Box 6875<br>Woodland Park, CO 80866<br>Telephone 719) 686-7512<br>Website http://www.utepasshistoricalsociety.org/
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===== Marriage  =====
  
==== Family History Centers<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 '''$'''
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*'''1864-1995''' {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1900-1939''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Teller/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/co/teller.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/co/teller.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/co/teller.htm USGenWeb Archives] Backup site  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/co/teller.htm USGenWeb Archives] Backup site  
*{{FHL|205484|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|205484|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Teller County

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

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Teller County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Teller County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 23, 1899
County Seat Cripple Creek
Courthouse
ColoradoTellerCourthouse.jpg
Address Teller County Courthouse
101 W Bennett Ave
Cripple Creek, CO 80813-0959
Phone: 719.689.2951
Teller County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1899
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1904 [2]*
 1899 [2]*
1902-1908 [2]*

1899
1899
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Cripple Creek [3]

Parent County

  • 1899 March 23: Teller County was created from El Paso County.

Neighboring Counties

Coteller.jpg

Record Loss

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

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Tombstone Inscriptions of Teller County, Colorado, is a publication completed in 2002 by members of the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society. It includes information on all known burial sites in the county, maps, sexton records where available, and inscriptions. Because so many burials in the Cripple Creek mining district County are unmarked, it also includes known information on miners' deaths, prostitutes' deaths, indexes of extant mortuary books, and more.


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 Teller 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 Teller 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 Teller 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 Teller 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

1894-1971 Teller County Wills
1917-1936 Teller County Inheritance Tax

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
  • Southern Teller County School/Public Lib Dist
    410 B Street
    Cripple Creek, CO 80813
    Telephone: 719-689-2800
  • Rampart Library District/Woodland Park/Florissant
    218 E. Midland
    Woodland Park, CO 80863
    Telephone: 719-687-9281
    Website: Rampart Library District
Museums

Cripple Creek District Museum, P.O. Box 1210, Cripple Creek, CO 80813; (719) 689-2634; street address: 510 Bennett Dr., Cripple Creek. Holds early mortuary books, extensive family files, more.

Societies

Ute Pass Historical Society
222 East Midland Ave.
Woodland Park, CO 80863
PO Box 6875
Woodland Park, CO 80866
Telephone: 719) 686-7512
Website

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.


Colorado State Archives has put the Teller County Inheritance Tax Records Index for 1917-1936 online.

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

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Teller 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