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Gunnison County, Colorado
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Gunnison County, Colorado Facts

When was Gunnison County, CO Created?
Gunnison County was established on March 9, 1877 from Lake County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Gunnison County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Pitkin CountyChaffee CountySaguache CountyHinsdale CountyOuray CountyDelta CountyMontrose CountyMesa County.

Gunnison County, CO Vital Records

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

Gunnison County, CO Census Records

What Gunnison County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Gunnison County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Gunnison County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Gunnison County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Gunnison County Courthouse

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

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

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

Gunnison Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Gunnison Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Gunnison Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Gunnison Co. CO Census Records

Gunnison Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Gunnison Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Gunnison Co. CO General and History Websites

Gunnison Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Gunnison Co. CO Military Records

Gunnison Co. CO Schools & Directories