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Huerfano County was founded on November 1, 1861 as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado. The county was named for Huerfano Butte, a solitary volcanic plug. Huerfano is a Spanish word meaningorphan..
Places adjoining Huerfano County happen to be Pueblo County (northeast), Las Animas County (southwest), Costilla County (southwest), Alamosa County (west), Custer County (northwest), Saguache County (northwest).
Cities and towns to be found in Huerfano County include Badito, Calumet, Cuchara, Farista, Gardner, La Veta, Navajo Ranch, Walsenburg
Huerfano 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 Huerfano 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.
Huerfano 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.
Huerfano Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Huerfano Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Huerfano Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.
A list of Huerfano County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Genealogist often forget the benefits of Huerfano 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 Huerfano 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.
The below facts denotes what birth, marriage, death, property, probate, and courtroom records are located in Huerfano County. The years suggested below tend to be the first widely known records for this particular county.
The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Huerfano 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 Huerfano County genealogy or family history associated sites.