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Costilla County, Colorado
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Costilla County, Colorado Facts

When was Costilla County, CO Created?
Costilla County was established on November 1, 1861.

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

What counties are adjacent to Costilla County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Huerfano CountyLas Animas CountyColfax County, New Mexico, Taos County, New Mexico, Conejos CountyAlamosa County.

Costilla County, CO Vital Records

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

Costilla County, CO Census Records

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

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

Costilla County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Costilla County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Costilla County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Costilla County Courthouse?

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

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

Costilla Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Costilla Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Costilla Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Costilla Co. CO Census Records

Costilla Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Costilla Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Costilla Co. CO General and History Websites

Costilla Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Costilla Co. CO Military Records

Costilla Co. CO Schools & Directories