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El Paso County, Colorado
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El Paso County, Colorado Facts

When was El Paso County, CO Created?
El Paso County was established on November 1, 1861.

What is the County Seat of El Paso County, CO?
The County Seat is located in Colorado Springs and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to El Paso County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Douglas CountyElbert County and east, Lincoln CountyCrowley CountyPueblo CountyFremont CountyTeller County.

El Paso County, CO Vital Records

Where can find El Paso County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
El Paso 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 El Paso 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.

El Paso County, CO Census Records

What El Paso County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for El Paso County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

El Paso Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. El Paso Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. El Paso Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

El Paso County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

El Paso County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

El Paso County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the El Paso County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of El Paso 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 El Paso 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 El Paso County, CO Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

El Paso Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

El Paso Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

El Paso Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

El Paso Co. CO Census Records

El Paso Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

El Paso Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

El Paso Co. CO General and History Websites

El Paso Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

El Paso Co. CO Military Records

El Paso Co. CO Schools & Directories