Lake County, Colorado
Genealogy, History & Facts
Lake County, Colorado Facts
When was Lake County, CO Created?
Lake County was established on November 1, 1861.
Lake County, CO Vital Records
Where can find Lake County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lake 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 Lake 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.
Lake County, CO Census Records
What Lake County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lake County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Lake Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Lake Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Lake Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Lake County, CO Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Lake County, CO?
A list of Lake County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Colorado Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Colorado Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Colorado State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Leadville Heritage Museum Association, 102 E 9th St, PO Box 962, Leadville, Colorado 80461
- Lake County, Colorado Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Lake County, Colorado Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Lake County (usgwarchives.net)
Lake County, CO Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Lake County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Lake 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 Lake 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.
- Lake County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 112 W 5th St, Leadville, CO 80461
- Phone: (719) 486-1410
- Lake County Clerk & Recorder
- Marriage Records: 1869
- Land Records: 1861?
- Lake County Clerk of Courts
- Probate Records: 1861?
- Court Records: 1861?
- Lake County Public Health Agency
- Birth / Death Records: 1891–1906 / 1881–1903; at City clerk, Leadville.
Where can I connect with other Lake County, CO Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Lake County, CO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Lake County.