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Custer County, Colorado
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Custer County, Colorado Facts

When was Custer County, CO Created?
Custer County was established on  March 9, 1877 from Fremont County.

What is the County Seat of Custer County, CO?
The County Seat is located in Westcliffe and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Custer County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Fremont CountyPueblo CountyHuerfano CountySaguache County.

Custer County, CO Vital Records

Where can find Custer County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Custer 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 Custer County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Colorado Birth CertificateMarriage VerificationDivorce VerificationDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Custer County, CO Census Records

What Custer County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Custer County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Custer Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Custer Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1880. Custer Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Custer County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Custer County, CO?
A list of Custer County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Colorado Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Custer County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Custer County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Custer County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Custer 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 Custer 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.

Where can I connect with other Custer County, CO Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Custer County, CO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Custer County.

Custer Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Custer Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Custer Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Custer Co. CO Census Records

Custer Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Custer Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Custer Co. CO General and History Websites

Custer Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Custer Co. CO Military Records

Custer Co. CO Schools & Directories