Clear Creek County, Colorado
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Clear Creek County

Clear Creek County was founded on  November 1, 1861 from Territory of Colorado. The county was named for Clear Creek which originates in the county..

The Clear Creek County Seat is situated in Georgetown and the county government website is http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/

Places adjoining Clear Creek County happen to be Jefferson County (east), Gilpin County (northeast), Park County (south), Summit County (west), Grand County (northwest).

Cities and towns to be found in Clear Creek County include Downieville-Lawson-Dumont, Empire, Georgetown, Idaho Springs, Silver Plume, St. Mary's

Clear Creek 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 Clear Creek 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.

Clear Creek County includes Federal Census Schedules to guide in exploring your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Clear Creek County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Clear Creek County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Clear Creek County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often forget the benefits of Clear Creek County court, probate, and land documents as a source of family history and genealogy details. Buried away in Colorado courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the dreams and worries of many Colorado citizens. The chances are great that your potential ancestors and forefathers have left a detailed record of at least several aspects of their lives in the Clear Creek County court records. Even if your forebears is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Please make sure to contact the clerk's dept to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other facts before visiting or seeking information because of from time to time changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring private issues. A lot of employees will guide men and women in obtaining the materials, but it's up to the man or women to undertake the researching.

The below facts denotes what birth, marriage, death, property, probate, and courtroom records are located in Clear Creek County. The years suggested below tend to be the first widely known records for this particular county.

  • Clear Creek County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 405 Argentine St, Georgetown, CO 80476
    • Phone: (303) 569-3251
  • Clear Creek County Clerk & Recorder is responsible for recording deeds, marriage licenses, issuing passports, titling and registering automobiles, issuing driver's licenses, registering voters, administering elections and maintaining records for the Board of County Commissioners.
    • Marriage Records: 1864 
    • Land Records: 1859
  • Clear Creek County Clerk of Courts
    • Probate Records: 1861 
    • Court Records: 1861
  • Clear Creek County Public and Environmental Health
    • Birth / Death Records: 1902–07; In County Archives in Georgetown.

Clear Creek County Links

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Clear Creek County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own favorite Clear Creek County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Clear Creek Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Clear Creek Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Clear Creek Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Clear Creek Co. CO Census Records

Clear Creek Co. CO Cemeteries & Graveyards

Clear Creek Co. CO Church & Bible Records

Clear Creek Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Clear Creek Co. CO General and History Websites

Clear Creek Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Clear Creek Co. CO Military Records

Clear Creek Co. CO Schools & Directories

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