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Ouray County, Colorado Facts

Ouray County

When was Ouray County, CO Created?
Ouray County was established on Janurary 18, 1877 from Hinsdale County and Lake County.

What is the County Seat of Ouray County, CO?
The County Seat is located in Ouray and the county government website is http://ouraycountyco.gov/

What counties are adjacent to Ouray County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Montrose County, Gunnison County, Hinsdale County, San Juan County, San Miguel County.


Ouray County, CO Vital Records

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


Ouray County, CO Census Records

What Ouray County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Ouray County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Ouray County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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


Ouray County, CO Courthouse and Government Records


Ouray County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Ouray 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 Ouray 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.

  • Ouray County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 541 4th St, Ouray, CO 81427
    • Phone: (970) 325-4961
  • Ouray County Clerk & Recorder
    • Marriage Records: 1881 
    • Land Records: 1877?
  • Ouray County Clerk of Courts
    • Probate Records: 1877? 
    • Court Records: 1873
  • Ouray County Public Health Agency
    • Birth / Death Records: 1880–1907 / 1894 ; Vital statistics registrar, Ouray; also clerk and recorder’s office deaths, 1880–1907

Where can I connect with other Ouray County, CO Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

Ouray Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Ouray Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Ouray Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Ouray Co. CO Census Records

Ouray Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Ouray Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Ouray Co. CO General and History Websites

Ouray Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Ouray Co. CO Military Records

Ouray Co. CO Schools & Directories

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