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Hinsdale County, Colorado
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Hinsdale County, Colorado Facts

When was Hinsdale County, CO Created?
Hinsdale County was established on March 9, 1877 from Lake CountyConejos County, and Costilla County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Hinsdale County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Gunnison CountySaguache CountyMineral CountyArchuletal CountyLa Plata CountySan Juan CountyOuray County.

Hinsdale County, CO Vital Records

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

Hinsdale County, CO Census Records

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

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

Hinsdale County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Hinsdale County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Hinsdale County Courthouse

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

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

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

Hinsdale Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Hinsdale Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Hinsdale Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Hinsdale Co. CO Census Records

Hinsdale Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Hinsdale Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hinsdale Co. CO General and History Websites

Hinsdale Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hinsdale Co. CO Military Records

Hinsdale Co. CO Schools & Directories