Otero County, Colorado
Genealogy, History & Facts
Otero County, Colorado Facts
When was Otero County, CO Created?
Otero County was established on March 25, 1889 from Bent County.
Otero County, CO Vital Records
Where can find Otero County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Otero 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 Otero 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.
Otero County, CO Census Records
What Otero County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Otero County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Otero County, CO Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Otero County, CO?
A list of Otero 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)
- Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1407, 100 E. Abriendo, Pueblo, CO 81004-4290
- Otero County, Colorado Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Otero County, Colorado Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Otero County (usgwarchives.net)
Otero County, CO Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Otero County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Otero 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 Otero 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.
- Otero County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 13 W 3rd St, La Junta, CO 81050
- Phone: (719) 383-3020
- Otero County Clerk & Recorder
- Marriage Records: 1889
- Land Records: 1889
- Otero County Clerk of Courts
- Probate Records: 1889
- Court Records: 1889
- Otero County Health Department (Crowley County Branch)
- Birth / Death Records: 1889 / 1887–1907 ; at Vital statistics registrar, La Junta.
Where can I connect with other Otero County, CO Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Otero County, CO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Otero County.