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Saguache County, Colorado

Saguache County

Saguache County was founded on December 29, 1866 from Lake County and Costilla County. The county was named after the Ute language word meaning "blue earth" or "water at blue earth".

The Saguache County Seat is situated in Saguache and the county government website is

Places adjoining Saguache County happen to be Chaffee County (north), Fremont County (northeast), Custer County (east), Huerfano County, Rio Grande County (south), Alamosa County (south), Mineral County (southwest), Hinsdale County (southwest), Gunnison County (northwest).

Cities and towns to be found in Saguache County include Bonanza, Center, Crestone, La Garita, Moffat, Saguache, Villa Grove, Sargeants

Saguache 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 Saguache 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.

Saguache 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.

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

Saguache County Society and Family History Resources

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

Saguache County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often forget the benefits of Saguache 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 Saguache 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 Saguache County. The years suggested below tend to be the first widely known records for this particular county.

  • Saguache County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 501 Christy Ave, Saguache, CO 81149
    • Phone: (719) 655-2512
  • Saguache 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: 1869 
    • Land Records: 1866?
  • Saguache County Clerk of Courts
    • Probate Records: 1866? 
    • Court Records: 1866? 
  • Saguache County Public Health Agency
    • Birth / Death Records: 1894–1908 / 1872–1907 

Saguache County Links

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources related to Saguache 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 Saguache County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Saguache Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Saguache Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Saguache Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Saguache Co. CO Census Records

Saguache Co. CO Cemeteries & Graveyards

Saguache Co. CO Church & Bible Records

Saguache Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Saguache Co. CO General and History Websites

Saguache Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Saguache Co. CO Military Records

Saguache Co. CO Schools & Directories

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