Search For Your Ancestors

San Miguel County, Colorado
Genealogy, History & Facts

San Miguel County, Colorado Facts

When was San Miguel County, CO Created?
San Miguel County was established on March 3, 1883 from San Juan County.

What is the County Seat of San Miguel County, CO?
The County Seat is located in Telluride and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to San Miguel County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Montrose CountyOuray CountySan Juan CountyDolores CountySan Juan County, Utah.

San Miguel County, CO Vital Records

Where can find San Miguel County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
San Miguel 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 San Miguel 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.

San Miguel County, CO Census Records

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

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

San Miguel County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

San Miguel County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

San Miguel County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the San Miguel County Courthouse?

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

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

San Miguel Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

San Miguel Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

San Miguel Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

San Miguel Co. CO Census Records

San Miguel Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

San Miguel Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

San Miguel Co. CO General and History Websites

San Miguel Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

San Miguel Co. CO Military Records

San Miguel Co. CO Schools & Directories