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Dolores County, Colorado
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Dolores County, Colorado Facts

When was Dolores County, CO Created?
Dolores County was established on February 19, 1881 from Ouray County.

What is the County Seat of Dolores County, CO?
The County Seat is located in Dove Creek and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Dolores County, CO?
Bordering Counties are San Miguel CountySan Juan CountyMontezuma CountySan Juan County, Utah.

Dolores County, CO Vital Records

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

Dolores County, CO Census Records

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

Dolores Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Dolores County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Dolores County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Dolores County Courthouse

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

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

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

Dolores Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Dolores Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Dolores Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Dolores Co. CO Census Records

Dolores Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Dolores Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Dolores Co. CO General and History Websites

Dolores Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Dolores Co. CO Military Records

Dolores Co. CO Schools & Directories