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Lincoln County, Colorado
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Lincoln County, Colorado Facts

When was Lincoln County, CO Created?
Lincoln County was established on April 4, 1889 from Elbert County and Bent County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Lincoln County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Washington CountyKit Carson CountyCheyenne CountyCrowley CountyKiowa CountyElbert CountyEl Paso CountyArapahoe CountyPueblo County.

Lincoln County, CO Vital Records

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

Lincoln County, CO Census Records

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

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

Lincoln County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Lincoln County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Lincoln County Courthouse

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

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

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

Lincoln Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lincoln Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Lincoln Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Lincoln Co. CO Census Records

Lincoln Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Lincoln Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lincoln Co. CO General and History Websites

Lincoln Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lincoln Co. CO Military Records

Lincoln Co. CO Schools & Directories