Chaffee County, Colorado Genealogical Resources

Chaffee County, Colorado, was named after Jerome B. Chaffee, and it was formed in 1879 from Lake County, Colorado.

 

Most information and sources from the Burials of Chaffee County, Colorado manuscript can be found online at:
Chaffee County -
Colorado Archives - US GenWeb Project page

Colorado State Archives and Public Records
1313 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203

Colorado Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 9671
Denver, CO 80209

Colorado Historical Society Colorado Heritage Center
1300 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

Chaffee County Court House County Clerk and Recorder
142 Crestone Avenue
Salida , CO 81201
719-539-4004
(Marriage and Land Records. Very few early death and birth records pre 1915, not complete)

Chaffee County Court House County Court
142 Crestone Avenue
Salida , CO 81201
719-539-6031
(Indexes of Wills and Probates)

Chaffee County Court House District Court
142 Crestone Avenue
Salida , CO 81201
719-539-2561

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Salida , Colorado Resources

Salida Town Hall
Salida Clerk
124 E Street
Salida , CO 81201
719-539-2311
(Birth and death certificates after 1915, a few before that date, but not complete)

Salida Regional Library
405 E Street
Salida , CO 81201
719-539-4826
Jeff Donalan, Director
(Books on local history, City Directories, area newspapers and Chaffee census on microfilm)

Lewis & Glenn Funeral Home - Fairview Cemetery
P. O. Box 925
203 E. Sackett Street
Salida , CO 81201
719-539-3831

Mountain Mail - Newspaper
125 E 2nd Street
Salida , CO 81201
719-539-6691
(Can not do research. Letters to Editor requesting genealogical information from readers are published if query is under 500 words or less.)

Salida Museum c/o Salida Chamber of Commerce
406 West Rainbow Blvd
Salida , CO 81201
(Some early coroner's records, GAR records, knowledgeable staff)

Salida Chamber of Commerce
406 W. Rainbow Blvd.
Salida , CO 81201
719-539-2068
(Brochures and maps of area)

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Buena Vista, Colorado Resources

Buena Vista Town Hall
Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211
719-395-8643
(Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Birth and death certificates after 1915, a few before that date, but not complete)

Buena Vista Public Library
131 Linderman Avenue
Buena Vista, CO 81211
719-395-8700
bvbooks@chaffee.net
(Local History books, area newspapers and Chaffee census on microfilm)

Buena Vista Heritage Museum
P. O. Box 1414
Buena Vista, CO 81211
719-395-8458
(June to Labor Day only)
(1885 Assessment Roll Book, Teacher class ledgers (1895-1910), Some family histories, knowledgeable staff)

Runyan Mortuary
316 W. Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211
719-395-2961
(Recent records only)

Chaffee County Times - Newspaper
P. O. Box 2048
Buena Vista, CO 81211
719-395-8621
(Can not do research. Letters to Editor requesting genealogical information from readers are published if query is under 500 words or less.)

Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 2021
343 U S. Hwy. 24 N
Buena Vista, CO 81211
719-395-6612
(Brochures and maps of area)

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Poncha Springs, Colorado Resources

Poncha Springs Town Hall
Poncha Springs, CO 81242
719-539-6882

Crossroads of the Rockies Visitor Center
U S Hwy. 50 & 285
Poncha Springs, CO 81242
719-529-2768
719-539-7055
719-539-6882
(Brochures and maps of area)

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Also Available To Answer Chaffee County Queries

Donna Nevens
130 East 10th Street
Salida , CO 81201
719-539-2882
E-Mail address dnevens@chaffee.net

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