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Summit County, Colorado
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Summit County, Colorado Facts

When was Summit County, CO Created?
Summit County was established on November 1, 1861.

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

What counties are adjacent to Summit County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Grand CountyClear Creek CountyPark CountyLake CountyEagle County.

Summit County, CO Vital Records

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

Summit County, CO Census Records

What Summit County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Summit County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Summit Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Summit Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Summit Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Summit County, CO Societies and Family History Resources

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

Summit County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Summit County Courthouse

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

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

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

Summit Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Summit Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Summit Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Summit Co. CO Census Records

Summit Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Summit Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Summit Co. CO General and History Websites

Summit Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Summit Co. CO Military Records

Summit Co. CO Schools & Directories