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Rio Grande County, CO Vital Records
Where can find Rio Grande County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Rio Grande 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 Rio Grande 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.
Rio Grande County, CO Census Records
What Rio Grande County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Rio Grande County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Rio Grande Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Rio Grande Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1880. Rio Grande Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Rio Grande County, CO Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Rio Grande County, CO?
A list of Rio Grande 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)
- Monte Vista Historical Society Museum, 110 Jefferson St, Monte Vista, CO 81144; Phone:(719) 849-0974
- Rio Grande County Historical Society, 580 Oak St., Del Norte CO 81132-2210
- Rio Grande County, Colorado Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Rio Grande County, Colorado Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Rio Grande County (usgwarchives.net)
Rio Grande County, CO Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Rio Grande County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Rio Grande 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 Rio Grande 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.
- Rio Grande County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 925 6th St, Del Norte, CO 81132
- Phone: (719) 657-3394
- Rio Grande County Clerk & Recorder
- Marriage Records: 1874
- Land Records: 1874
- Rio Grande County Clerk of Courts
- Probate Records: 1874
- Court Records: 1874
- Rio Grande County Public Health Agency
- Birth / Death Records: 1898–1907 / 1902–07 ;
Where can I connect with other Rio Grande County, CO Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Rio Grande County, CO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Rio Grande County.