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Rio Grande County, Colorado
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Rio Grande County, Colorado Facts

When was Rio Grande County, CO Created?
Rio Grande County was established on February 10, 1874 from Costilla County and Conejos County.

What is the County Seat of Rio Grande County, CO?
The County Seat is located in Del Norte and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Rio Grande County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Carbon County, Wyoming, Jackson CountyGrand CountyEagle CountyGarfield CountyRio Blanco CountyMoffat County.

Rio Grande County, CO Vital Records

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

Rio Grande County, CO Census Records

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

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

Rio Grande County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Rio Grande County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Rio Grande County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Rio Grande County Courthouse?

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

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

Rio Grande Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Rio Grande Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Rio Grande Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Rio Grande Co. CO Census Records

Rio Grande Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Rio Grande Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Rio Grande Co. CO General and History Websites

Rio Grande Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Rio Grande Co. CO Military Records

Rio Grande Co. CO Schools & Directories