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Montezuma County, Colorado Facts

When was Montezuma County, CO Created?
Montezuma County was established on April 16, 1889 from La Plata County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Montezuma County, CO?
Bordering Counties are San Juan CountyLa Plata CountySan Juan County, New Mexico, Apache County, Arizona, San Juan County, Utah.

Montezuma County, CO Vital Records

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

Montezuma County, CO Census Records

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

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

Montezuma County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Montezuma County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Montezuma County Courthouse

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

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

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

Montezuma Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Montezuma Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Montezuma Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Montezuma Co. CO Census Records

Montezuma Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Montezuma Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montezuma Co. CO General and History Websites

Montezuma Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Montezuma Co. CO Military Records

Montezuma Co. CO Schools & Directories