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Guide to Park County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Fairplay
Organized: November 1, 1861
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Chaffee  • Clear Creek  • Douglas  • Fremont  • Jefferson  • Lake  • Summit  • Teller
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoParkCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Park County Courthouse
501 Main Street
Fairplay, CO 80440
Phone: 719.836.2771
Park County Website

County Clerk has marriage records 1893 and land records;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records[2]

Park County, Colorado Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Marriage Court Land Probate Census
1892-1908 [3]*
1876 [3]*
1899-1907 [3]*
1861
1861
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]


Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Park County, Colorado:[4]

Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Park County, Colorado online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Colorado Cemeteries for more information

Courtesy of the Local Historical Archives of Park County, Colorado:

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 447
1880 3,970 788.1%
1890 3,548 −10.6%
1900 2,998 −15.5%
1910 2,492 −16.9%
1920 1,977 −20.7%
1930 2,052 3.8%
1940 3,272 59.5%
1950 1,870 −42.8%
1960 1,822 −2.6%
1970 2,185 19.9%
1980 5,333 144.1%
1990 7,174 34.5%
2000 14,523 102.4%
2010 16,206 11.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

In 1860, present-day Colorado was enumerated in the Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories. Colorado Territory was created in 1861 and was enumerated as such in the 1870 Census. A state census was taken in 1885 for Colorado.[5] See links listed below.

State and Territory Census Records[edit | edit source]


Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

The 1880 Census was the first Federal Census for Colorado after it became a state in 1876.[6] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Colorado Census.


Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Colorado denominations, view the Colorado Church Records wiki page.

Online Church Records
Presbyterian Church

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Numerous records are available at Colorado Archives. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Colorado Land and Property for additional information about early Colorado land grants.

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where current records are also housed.


Online Land Records

For more information see Colorado Land and Property

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Template:CO History Intro

Courtesy of The Park County Historic Preservation Advisory Committee and the Park County Local History Archives:

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Copark.jpg


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

These collections are unique to Colorado. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Colorado Military Records.

All Veterans

Civil War

Spanish-American War (1898)

World War I

Vietnam War

For further information see Colorado Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Colorado Newspapers Online

Colorado Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Courtesy of Park County Historical Archives:

For more information, see Colorado Newspapers.


Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records have been kept by the county courts. Colorado probate records include bonds, affidavits, letters, claims, appraisals, fee accounts, minutes, judgments, dockets, calendars, case files, and wills. The Family History Library does not have copies of probate records from Colorado.

You may obtain copies of documents from the clerk's office in the county courthouse.

Online Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Colorado tax records complement land records and can be used as supplements to censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records. To find tax records in the FamilySearch Catalog, do a Place Search for the county.


Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Vital Records Section Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Colorado.

Colorado State Archives, Historical Records Index

Birth[edit | edit source]

Template:CO Vital Records - Birth Intro

Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. [7]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Template:CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro

Online Records

Death[edit | edit source]

Template:CO Vital Records - Death Intro

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [7]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Template:CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro

Online Records

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Park County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Colorado Archives and Libraries.

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Park County, Colorado Genealogy in this online database Archives Search. For a full list of online holdings, click here.
(Statewide)
1880-1939 Divorce Index
1883-1900 Mine Accidents, Non - fatal
1897-1920 Horseshoers
1936-1942 Civilian Conservation Corps Enrollments
1966-1968 Vietnam Deaths
1895-1926 & 1959-1976 Park County Will Record
1918-1959 Park County School Board Oaths
1957-1974 Park County Divorce Record

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Park County. For state-wide library facilities, see Colorado Archives and Libraries.

Park County Public Library
418 Main Street
Fairplay, CO 80440
Telephone: 719-836-4299
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Park County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Colorado Societies.

Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Inc.
PO Box 150382
Lakewood, CO 80215-0382
Telephone: 303-935-9192
E-mail:foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com
Website

Park County Historical Society
PO BOx 43
Bailey, CO 80421
Telephone: 303-838-8241
E-mail:karenchristenson@msn.com
Website

South Park Historical Society
100 4th St.
Fairplay CO 80440

Slovenian Genealogy Society
Colorado Chapter
837 Swiggler Road
Jefferson, CO 90456-9732

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Park County, Colorado. Page 100 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 3.03.13.23.3 The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 93.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Park County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_County,_Colorado, accessed 18 May 2017.
  5. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 51-54; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 86. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  6. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
  7. 7.07.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov