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|organized=  February 25,  1887
 
|organized=  February 25,  1887
 
|county seat= Sterling
 
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|parent county= [[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy|Weld]] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|parent county= [[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy|Weld]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
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|county1= [[Cheyenne County, Nebraska Genealogy|Cheyenne (NE)]]
 
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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
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The County was named for John A. Logan. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Logan, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_County,_Colorado 7/03/2017.</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
{{CO Courthouse Intro|Logan}}
 
{{CO Courthouse Intro|Logan}}
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=== Logan County, Colorado Record Dates  ===
 
=== Logan County, Colorado Record Dates  ===
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{{CO Records Intro}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Logan County, Colorado. Page 100 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 93; Colorado Office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.</ref></center>  
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1863
| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1887 <ref name="red book">''The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources''. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 93.</ref>*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1863
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1866<ref name="red book" /><br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1875
| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1887&nbsp; <ref name="red book" /><br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
 
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Logan County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Logan County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Logan County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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*'''1887--'''Logan County was created 25 February 1887 from [[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy|Weld]] County.
 
*'''1887--'''Logan County was created 25 February 1887 from [[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy|Weld]] County.
*'''County seat:''' Sterling<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*'''County seat:''' Sterling<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
 
{{CO Populated Places Intro|Logan}}
 
{{CO Populated Places Intro|Logan}}
The following are locations in Logan County, Colorado:
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://colorado.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,075,c,logan.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Logan County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_County,_Colorado, accessed 22 May 2017.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterling,_Colorado Sterling]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crook,_Colorado Crook]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleming,_Colorado Fleming]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iliff,_Colorado Iliff]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merino,_Colorado Merino]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peetz,_Colorado Peetz]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dailey,_Colorado Dailey]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard,_Colorado Willard]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atwood,_Colorado Atwood]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padroni,_Colorado Padroni]</div>
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=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=7&GScnty=278&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
* [http://cogenweb.com/lincoln/ COGenWeb]
 
 
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/logan.htm#cems COGenWeb Archives]
 
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/logan.htm#cems COGenWeb Archives]
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/logan.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/logan1.html Tombstone Project]
 
* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=38&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
 
* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=38&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Logan%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Logan%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/co/index.htm CO Internment]
 
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* {{FHL|520857|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
* {{FHL|520857|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=cemeteries+Logan+County%2C+Colorado&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3A+cemetery+Logan+County%2C+Colorado&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
  
 
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=278 Findagrave.com]
 
* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=278 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Colorado&cemetery_county=Logan&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
 
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*[http://www.colorado-cemeteries.com/Colorado-Cemeteries.html Colorado Cemeteries by County]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Colorado Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Colorado Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*Riverside Cemetary<br>18611 U S Hwy 6<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-522-2907
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*Sunset Memorial Gardens<br>163339 County Road 41<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-522-0931
 
  
 
=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Logan}}
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
|type = USA
 
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|2010 |22709
 
|2010 |22709
 
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{{CO Census Intro|Logan}}
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====State and Territory Census Records====
{{Census|Colorado}}
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Colorado was included in the 1860 Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories Censuses
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Colorado Territory Census
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*'''1885''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807096 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6837 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images<br>
  
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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The 1880 Census was the first Federal Census for Colorado after it became a state in 1876.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Colorado Census]].<br>
 
*'''1860-1940''' Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=378&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Colorado%22%20%2Bsubject%3ACensus FamilySearch.org] — index/images
 
*'''1860-1940''' Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=378&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Colorado%22%20%2Bsubject%3ACensus FamilySearch.org] — index/images
  
 
=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
 
{{CO Church Intro|Logan}}
 
{{CO Church Intro|Logan}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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*'''1692-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2353034|Colorado, Church Records, 1692-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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''Presbyterian Church''<br>
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*'''1743-1970''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61048 U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1743-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
  
 
=== Court Records ===
 
=== Court Records ===
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=== Directories ===
 
=== Directories ===
 
{{CO Directories Intro|Logan}}
 
{{CO Directories Intro|Logan}}
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'''Online Directories'''<br>
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*'''1911''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images, Sterling City Directory<br>
  
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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=== Land and Property Records ===
 
=== Land and Property Records ===
 
{{CO Land Intro|Logan}}
 
{{CO Land Intro|Logan}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado DPA Land Records] - Index only; Choose ''Record Type,'' and search either "Land Patents" or "Land Records."<br>
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
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*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1863-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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*'''1862-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3313 Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index only<br>
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For more information see [[Colorado Land and Property]]<br>
  
 
=== Local Histories ===
 
=== Local Histories ===
 
{{CO Histories Intro|Logan}}
 
{{CO Histories Intro|Logan}}
  
{{CO History Intro}}
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''Online County Histories''
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*''A Brief History of Logan County, Colorado : with Reminiscences by Pioneers.'' 1928. By Emma Burke Conklin. [Colorado?] : E.B. Conklin. Online at:  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27985 Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|427303186|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
{{CO Maps Intro|Logan}}
 
{{CO Maps Intro|Logan}}
[[Image:Cologan.jpg|right|325px]]<br>
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{{CO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{CO Logan County}}}}
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Logan County, Colorado Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/v3/search/ Family Maps of Logan County, Colorado Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties<br>
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties<br>
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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=== Military Records ===
 
=== Military Records ===
 
{{CO Military Intro|Logan}}
 
{{CO Military Intro|Logan}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Colorado. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Colorado Military Records|Colorado Military Records]].<br>
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''All Veterans''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Veterans Grave Registration Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Military - Grave<br>
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''Civil War''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Civil War Casualties Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Civil War Casualty<br>
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*'''1861-1865''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Volunteers Transcript of Record Index (1861-1865)] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Transcript of Record<br>
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''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
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*'''1898''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Volunteers in the Spanish American War, 1898] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Span-Am War Soldiers<br>
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''World War I''<br>
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*'''1916-1919''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Denver War Risk Insurance Applicants, 1916-1919] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, War Risk Insurance<br>
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*'''1917-1922''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives World War I Civilian Service Questionnaires, 1917-1922] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, WWI Questionnaire<br>
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5442 Colorado Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — ($), index<br>
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''World War II''
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2515885|Colorado, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*'''1966 & 1968''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Vietnam War Casualties - June-December 1966 & January-December 1968] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Vietnam Deaths<br>
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For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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''Online Records''<br>
 
''Online Records''<br>
 
*'''1868-1990''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61194 Colorado, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($); Index and images<br>
 
*'''1868-1990''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61194 Colorado, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($); Index and images<br>
*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<br>
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*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images; District Court records<br>
  
 
=== Newspapers ===
 
=== Newspapers ===
 
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Logan}}
 
''Colorado Newspapers Online''
 
''Colorado Newspapers Online''
 
*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co Colorado Online Historical Newspapers online] - in the [https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection] by the Colorado State Library
 
*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co Colorado Online Historical Newspapers online] - in the [https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection] by the Colorado State Library
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*South Platte Sentinel<br>111 Poplar St.<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-522-8148
 
*South Platte Sentinel<br>111 Poplar St.<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-522-8148
  
{{CO Newspapers Intro|Logan}}
 
  
 
=== Obituaries ===
 
=== Obituaries ===
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=== Probate Records ===
 
=== Probate Records ===
 
{{CO Probate Intro|Logan}}'''Online Records
 
{{CO Probate Intro|Logan}}'''Online Records
*'''1875–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1875–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
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==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Logan}}
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{{CO Birth Intro|Logan}}
  
 
Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. <ref name="registrar">Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov</ref>
 
Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. <ref name="registrar">Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov</ref>
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Logan}}
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{{CO Marriage Intro|Logan}}
  
 
''Online Records''<br>
 
''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1784-2007''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=colorado%2cco Colorado, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1809-2011''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]<br>
 
*'''1809-2011''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]<br>
*'''1853-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1853-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org] - Index and images<br>
 
*'''1862-2006''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61366 Colorado, County Marriages and State Indexes, 1862-2006] at [http://http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), Index and images<br>
 
*'''1862-2006''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61366 Colorado, County Marriages and State Indexes, 1862-2006] at [http://http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), Index and images<br>
*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
 
*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
 
*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Logan}}
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{{CO Death Intro|Logan}}
  
 
Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
 
Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
  
 
==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Logan}}
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{{CO Divorce Intro|Logan}}
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''1851-1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60927 Colorado, Divorce Index, 1851-1985] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($); Index only<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2043439|Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images of original index<br>
  
 
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'''Sterling Public Library'''<br>420 North Fifth Street<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>Telephone: 970-522-2023<br>[http://www.sterlingcolo.com/?page_id=122 Webpage]<br><br>
 
'''Sterling Public Library'''<br>420 North Fifth Street<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>Telephone: 970-522-2023<br>[http://www.sterlingcolo.com/?page_id=122 Webpage]<br><br>
 
'''Fleming Community Library (School/Public)'''<br>506 Fremont Avenue<br>Fleming, CO 80728<br>Telephone: 970-265-2046<br><br>
 
'''Fleming Community Library (School/Public)'''<br>506 Fremont Avenue<br>Fleming, CO 80728<br>Telephone: 970-265-2046<br><br>
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'''Northeastern Junior College Monahan Library'''<br>100 College Avenue<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-521-6612<br> [http://njc.edu/library Website]
 
'''Northeastern Junior College Monahan Library'''<br>100 College Avenue<br>Sterling, CO 80751<br>970-521-6612<br> [http://njc.edu/library Website]
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=== Museums ===
 
=== Museums ===

Revision as of 19:04, 15 May 2020

Guide to Logan County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Sterling
Organized: February 25, 1887
Parent County(s): Weld [1]
Neighboring Counties
Cheyenne (NE)  • Kimball (NE)  • Morgan  • Phillips  • Sedgwick  • Washington  • Weld  • Yuma
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoLoganCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado Logan County.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for John A. Logan. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Logan County Courthouse
315 Main Street
Sterling, CO 80751-4349
Phone: 970.522.1544
Logan County Website

County Clerk Recorder has marriage records from 1887 and military records from 1914;
County Health Department has birth and death;
County Assessor has land records from 1875;
District Court has probate, naturalization and divorce records;
County Court has court records[3]

Logan County, Colorado Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1863 1887 1863 1887 1875 1887 1860
Statewide registration for births in 1910 and deaths in 1910. General compliance by 1920.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]


Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Logan County, Colorado online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Colorado Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

In 1860, present-day Colorado was enumerated in the Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories. Colorado Territory was created in 1861 and was enumerated as such in the 1870 Census. A state census was taken in 1885 for Colorado.[7] See links listed below.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1890 3,070
1900 3,292 7.2%
1910 9,549 190.1%
1920 18,427 93.0%
1930 19,946 8.2%
1940 18,370 −7.9%
1950 17,187 −6.4%
1960 20,302 18.1%
1970 18,852 −7.1%
1980 19,800 5.0%
1990 17,567 −11.3%
2000 20,504 16.7%
2010 22,709 10.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State and Territory Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

The 1880 Census was the first Federal Census for Colorado after it became a state in 1876.[8] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Colorado Census.

  • 1860-1940 Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at FamilySearch.org — index/images

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Colorado denominations, view the Colorado Church Records wiki page.

Online Church Records

Presbyterian Church

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Numerous records are available at Colorado Archives. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.

County and Disctrict Court, ISP and Probation Officer
110 W. Riverview Road
Sterling, CO 80751

Phone Numbers:
County Court: 970-522-1572
District Court: 970-522-6565
ISP and Probation Officer:970-522-4303

Directories[edit | edit source]

Online Directories

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Colorado Land and Property for additional information about early Colorado land grants.

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where current records are also housed.


Online Land Records

For more information see Colorado Land and Property

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Kimball CountyCheyenne CountySedgwick CountyPhillips CountyYuma CountyWashington CountyMorgan CountyWeld CountyCO LOGAN.JPG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

These collections are unique to Colorado. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Colorado Military Records.

All Veterans

Civil War

Spanish-American War (1898)

World War I

World War II

Vietnam War

For further information see Colorado Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For more information, see Colorado Newspapers.

Colorado Newspapers Online

Colorado Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  • Journal Advocate
    504 N. 3rd St.
    Sterling, CO 80751
    970-522-1990
  • South Platte Sentinel
    111 Poplar St.
    Sterling, CO 80751
    970-522-8148


Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records have been kept by the county courts. Colorado probate records include bonds, affidavits, letters, claims, appraisals, fee accounts, minutes, judgments, dockets, calendars, case files, and wills. The Family History Library does not have copies of probate records from Colorado.

You may obtain copies of documents from the clerk's office in the county courthouse.

Online Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Colorado tax records complement land records and can be used as supplements to censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records. To find tax records in the FamilySearch Catalog, do a Place Search for the county.


1913-1942 Colorado State Archives has put the Logan County Inheritance Tax Records Index for the years 1913-1942 on-line.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Vital Records Section Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Colorado.

Colorado Vital Records Search

Birth[edit | edit source]

Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. [9]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Death[edit | edit source]

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [9]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Logan County, Colorado Genealogy in this online database Archives Search. For a full list of online holdings, click here.
(Statewide)
1880-1939 Divorce Index
1883-1900 Mine Accidents, Non - fatal
1897-1920 Horseshoers
1936-1942 Civilian Conservation Corps Enrollments
1966-1968 Vietnam Deaths
1913-1942 Logan County Inheritance Tax
1915-1920 Logan County School Census

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Sterling Public Library
420 North Fifth Street
Sterling, CO 80751
Telephone: 970-522-2023
Webpage

Fleming Community Library (School/Public)
506 Fremont Avenue
Fleming, CO 80728
Telephone: 970-265-2046

Northeastern Junior College Monahan Library
100 College Avenue
Sterling, CO 80751
970-521-6612
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society
114 N. Chicago St.
Lincoln, Colorado 62656
Telephone: 217-732-3200
E-mail: lcghs1@hotmail.com
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Logan, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_County,_Colorado 7/03/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Logan County, Colorado. Page 100 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Logan County, Colorado. Page 100 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 93; Colorado Office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Logan County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_County,_Colorado, accessed 22 May 2017.
  7. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 51-54; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 86. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov