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Costilla County, Colorado
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Costilla County, Colorado Facts
When was Costilla County, CO Created?
Costilla County was established on November 1, 1861.
Costilla County, CO Vital Records
Where can find Costilla County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Costilla County vital records can be found at the Colorado Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Colorado for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Costilla County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Colorado Birth Certificate, Marriage Verification, Divorce Verification, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
Costilla County, CO Census Records
What Costilla County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Costilla County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Costilla Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Costilla Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Costilla Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Costilla County, CO Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Costilla County, CO?
A list of Costilla County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Colorado Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Colorado Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Colorado State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Ft. Garland Heritage Association, 29477 Hwy. 159, Fort Garland, CO 81133; 719-379-3512
- Costilla County, Colorado Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Costilla County (usgwarchives.net)
Costilla County, CO Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Costilla County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Costilla County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Colorado courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Colorado residents.
The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Costilla County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Colorado Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Costilla County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 400 Gaspar Street, San Luis, CO 81152
- Phone: (719) 672-3301
- Costilla County Clerk & Recorder
- Marriage Records: 1863
- Land Records: 1861
- Costilla County Clerk of Courts
- Probate Records: 1876
- Court Records: 1876
- Costilla County Public Health Agency
- Birth / Death Records: 1902–07 ; Alamosa County, Lorton, and Miracle Mortuary.
Where can I connect with other Costilla County, CO Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Costilla County, CO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Costilla County.