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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]''  '''Prowers County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Prowers County'''<br>
  
Guide to '''Prowers County, Colorado ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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Guide to '''Prowers County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| state = Colorado
 
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| founded year = 1889
 
| founded date = April 11
 
| seat = Lamar
 
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| building address = Prowers County Courthouse<br>300 S Main Street<br>Lamar, CO 81052-2857<br>Phone: 719.336.4337<br>[http://www.prowerscounty.net/index.php '''Prowers County Website'''] }}
 
  
=== County Courthouse  ===
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|organized=  April 11,  1889
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|county seat= Lamar
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|parent county= [[Bent County, Colorado Genealogy|Bent]] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy|Baca]]
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|county2= [[Bent County, Colorado Genealogy|Bent]]
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|county3= [[Greeley County, Kansas Genealogy|Greeley (KS)]]
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|county4= [[Hamilton County, Kansas Genealogy|Hamilton (KS)]]
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|county5= [[Kiowa County, Colorado Genealogy|Kiowa]]
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== County Information ==
  
County Clerk has marriage, land and some death&nbsp;records 1889;<br>District Court has divoce and court&nbsp;records.&nbsp; County Court has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Prowers County, Colorado. Page 100 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Prowers}}
  
=== Historical Facts  ===
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'''Prowers County Courthouse'''<br>300 S Main Street<br>Lamar, CO 81052-2857<br>Phone: 719.336.4337<br>[http://www.prowerscounty.net/index.php Prowers County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage, land and some death&nbsp;records 1889;<br>District Court has divoce and court&nbsp;records.&nbsp; <br>County Court has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Prowers County, Colorado. Page 100 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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=== Prowers County, Colorado Record Dates  ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Probate Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1891-1907 <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" |<center>1891-1907 <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>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1889 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1889 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1891-1907 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1891-1907 <ref name="red book" />*<br></center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1889<br></center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1889<br></center>  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1889<br></center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1889<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1889<br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Prowers County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Prowers County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Prowers County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Prowers County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Prowers County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
 
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==== County Seat  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
Lamar <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Prowers}}
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*'''1889 April 11''' Prowers County was created from [[Bent County, Colorado Genealogy|Bent]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Lamar<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
  
'''1889 April 11''' Prowers County was created from [[Bent County, Colorado Genealogy|Bent]] County.
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
 
[[Image:Coprowers.jpg|300px|Coprowers.jpg]]
 
 
 
*[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy|Baca]]
 
*[[Bent County, Colorado Genealogy|Bent]]
 
*[[Greeley County, Kansas Genealogy|Greeley County, Kansas]]
 
*[[Hamilton County, Kansas Genealogy|Hamilton County, Kansas]]
 
*[[Kiowa County, Colorado Genealogy|Kiowa]]
 
*[[Stanton County, Kansas Genealogy|Stanton County, Kansas]]
 
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
 
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Prowers}}
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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The following are locations in Prowers County, Colorado:
  
=== Resources  ===
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Prowers}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Prowers}}
  
*Compilation of cemetery records including index from four cemeteries near Lamar, Prowers, Colorado {{FHL|297006|item}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Prowers}}
  
'''Sources for Prowers County Cemeteries'''
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Prowers}}
  
*Find-a-Grave.com, [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=290 Prowers County Cemeteries]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
*USGenWeb Colorado [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/prowers.html Tombstone Transcription Project for Prowers County]. Many or perhaps most of the gravestone photos associated with this site are copyrighted by the photographer. They may not be used for another site (like Ancestry.com, for example) without the permission of the photographer. Additionally, several of the links to cemeteries associated with this page are broken (update 1/2014).
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Prowers}}
  
'''Cemeteries in or near the town of Lamar'''
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Prowers}}
  
*Riverside Cemetery
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Prowers County, Colorado''' online and in print</center>
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=7&GScnty=290&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|388724|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=290 Findagrave.com]
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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=290&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coprowtp/cemeteries.htm COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/prowers.htm#cemeteries COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/prowers.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=50&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Prowers%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coprowtp/cemeteries.htm COGenWeb]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=cemeteries+Prowers+County%2C+Colorado&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|388724|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=cemeteries+Prowers+County%2C+Colorado&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/prowers.htm#cemeteries COGenWeb Archives]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=290 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/prowers.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=50&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Prowers%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Colorado Cemeteries|Colorado Cemeteries]] for more information.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Colorado Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*Compilation of cemetery records including index from four cemeteries near Lamar, Prowers, Colorado {{FHL|297006|item}}
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'''Sources for Prowers County Cemeteries
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*Find-a-Grave.com, [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=290 Prowers County Cemeteries]
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*USGenWeb Colorado [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/prowers.html Tombstone Transcription Project for Prowers County]. Many or perhaps most of the gravestone photos associated with this site are copyrighted by the photographer. They may not be used for another site (like Ancestry.com, for example) without the permission of the photographer. Additionally, several of the links to cemeteries associated with this page are broken (update 1/2014).
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'''Cemeteries in or near the town of Lamar
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*Riverside Cemetery
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Prowers}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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{{Census|Colorado}}
  
 
*'''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 ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Prowers}}
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Prowers}}
  
 
Numerous records are available at [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search 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.
 
Numerous records are available at [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search 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.
  
==== Directories ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Prowers}}
  
*Bent and Prowers Counties (Colorado) directories {{FHL|1128068|item}}<br>
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*Bent and Prowers Counties (Colorado) directories {{FHL|1128068|item}}
*Polk's Lamar (Prowers County, Colorado) city directory: including Prowers County residents and ranchers {{FHL|205307|item}}<br>
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*Polk's Lamar (Prowers County, Colorado) city directory: including Prowers County residents and ranchers {{FHL|205307|item}}
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Prowers}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Prowers}}
  
==== Local History ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Prowers}}
  
{{CO History Intro}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Prowers}}
  
*Prowers County history {{FHL|710483|item}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Prowers}}
  
==== Land and Property ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
 
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{{CO Land Intro|Prowers}}
{{CO Land Intro}}  
 
  
 
*The homestead years: Prowers County, Colorado {{FHL|963841|item}}
 
*The homestead years: Prowers County, Colorado {{FHL|963841|item}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|Prowers}}
  
*'''1889''' Prowers County, Colorado land ownership map, 1889 {{FHL|1137715|item}}
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{{CO History Intro}}
  
==== Military  ====
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*Prowers County history {{FHL|710483|item}}
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|Prowers}}
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[[Image:Coprowers.jpg|300px|Coprowers.jpg]]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*'''1889''' Prowers County, Colorado land ownership map, 1889 {{FHL|1137715|item}}
  
{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Prowers}}  
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|Prowers}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Prowers}}
  
==== Periodicals  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|Prowers}}
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Prowers}}
  
{{CO Probate Intro}}
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Prowers}}
'''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 '''$'''<br>
 
  
==== Public Records  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{CO Obituaries Intro|Prowers}}
  
===== School Records =====
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=== Other Records ===
 
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{{CO Other Records Intro|Prowers}}
'''1942-1945''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] Index to the Prowers County Amache School Teachers and Personnel for the period 1942-1945. This is an Index to the records of the teachers who were approved and hired at the Center.
 
  
==== Repositories  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{CO Periodicals Intro|Prowers}}
  
===== Archives  =====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CO Probate Intro|Prowers}}
  
*Inventory of the county archives of Colorado, no. 50, Prowers County (Lamar) {{FHL|197920|item}}
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'''Online Records
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*'''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 '''$'''
  
{{CO Archives}}<br><br> '''1933-1936''' Prowers County Old Age Pensions
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=== School Records ===
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{{CO Schools Intro|Prowers}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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'''1942-1945''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] Index to the Prowers County Amache School Teachers and Personnel for the period 1942-1945. This is an Index to the records of the teachers who were approved and hired at the Center.
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{CO Tax Intro|Prowers}}
  
*[[La Junta Colorado Family History Center]]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|Prowers}}
  
===== Libraries  =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Prowers}}
  
*Holly Public Library<br>302 South Main Street<br>Holly, CO 81047<br>Telehone 719-537-6520<br>[http://www.hollytownshiplibrary.org/ Holly Public Library] website
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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>
  
*Lamar Public Library<br>102 East Parmenter St<br>Lamar, CO 81052<br>Telephone 719-336-4632<br>[http://lamarlibrary.colibraries.org/ Lamar Public Library] website
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==== Marriage ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Prowers}}
  
===== Museums  =====
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*'''1853-2006''' {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1859-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4364 Colorado Marriages, 1859-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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*'''1864-1995''' {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1900-1939''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
  
*Big Timbers Museum <br>Prowers County Historical Society<br>7515 U.S. Hwy 50<br>P. O. Box 929<br>Lamar, CO 81052<br>Telephone 719-336-2472<br>[http://www.bigtimbersmuseum.org/ Big Timbers Museum] website<br>
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==== Death ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Prowers}}
  
===== Societies  =====
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
  
'''Prowers County Genealogical Society'''<br>407 E. Olive Street<br>Lamar, CO 81052<br>Telephone: 719-336-4072<br>[http://prowerscountygenealogicalsociety.weebly.com/ Website]<br>
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==== Divorce ====
Hours:  Tuesday - Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m<br><br>
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{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Prowers}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Prowers}}
  
{{CO Tax Intro}}  
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=== Archives ===
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{{CO Archives Intro|Prowers}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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*Inventory of the county archives of Colorado, no. 50, Prowers County (Lamar) {{FHL|197920|item}}
  
{{CO Vital Intro}}  
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{{CO Archives}}<br><br> '''1933-1936''' Prowers County Old Age Pensions
  
===== Birth  =====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
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><br>
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*[[La Junta Colorado Family History Center]]
  
===== Marriage  =====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{CO Libraries Intro|Prowers}}
  
*'''1853-2006''' {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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'''Holly Public Library'''<br>302 South Main Street<br>Holly, CO 81047<br>Telehone 719-537-6520<br>[http://www.hollytownshiplibrary.org/ Website]<br><br>
*'''1859-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4364 Colorado Marriages, 1859-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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'''Lamar Public Library'''<br>102 East Parmenter St<br>Lamar, CO 81052<br>Telephone 719-336-4632<br>[http://lamarlibrary.colibraries.org/ Website]
*'''1864-1995''' {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1900-1939''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
 
  
===== Death  =====
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=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|Prowers}}
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'''Big Timbers Museum'''<br>Prowers County Historical Society<br>7515 U.S. Hwy 50<br>P. O. Box 929<br>Lamar, CO 81052<br>Telephone 719-336-2472<br>[http://www.bigtimbersmuseum.org/ Website]
  
Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" /><br>
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|Prowers}}
  
===== Divorce =====
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'''Prowers County Genealogical Society'''<br>407 E. Olive Street<br>Lamar, CO 81052<br>Telephone: 719-336-4072<br>[http://prowerscountygenealogicalsociety.weebly.com/ Website]<br>Hours:  Tuesday - Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
  
=== Places  ===
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|Prowers}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coprowtp/ Prowers County CO Trails to the Past]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Prowers/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/co/prowers.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/co/prowers.htm USGenWeb Archives] (backup site)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205454|Colorado|Prowers}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coprowtp/ Prowers County CO Trails to the Past]
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== Research Guides ==
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Prowers/ Linkpendium]
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Prowers}}
*[http://usgwarchives.net/co/prowers.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/co/prowers.htm USGenWeb Archives] (backup site)
 
*{{FHL|205454|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
  
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Guide to Prowers County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Lamar
Organized: April 11, 1889
Parent County(s): Bent [1]
Neighboring Counties
Baca  • Bent  • Greeley (KS)  • Hamilton (KS)  • Kiowa  • Stanton (KS)
See County Maps
Courthouse
Colorado Prowers County.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Prowers County Courthouse
300 S Main Street
Lamar, CO 81052-2857
Phone: 719.336.4337
Prowers County Website

County Clerk has marriage, land and some death records 1889;
District Court has divoce and court records. 
County Court has probate records.[2]

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

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1891-1907 [3]*
1889 [3]*
1891-1907 [3]*
1889
1889
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1889 April 11 Prowers County was created from Bent County.
  • County seat: Lamar[1]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Prowers County, Colorado:

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 Prowers 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
  • Compilation of cemetery records including index from four cemeteries near Lamar, Prowers, Colorado FHL Collection

Sources for Prowers County Cemeteries

  • Find-a-Grave.com, Prowers County Cemeteries
  • USGenWeb Colorado Tombstone Transcription Project for Prowers County. Many or perhaps most of the gravestone photos associated with this site are copyrighted by the photographer. They may not be used for another site (like Ancestry.com, for example) without the permission of the photographer. Additionally, several of the links to cemeteries associated with this page are broken (update 1/2014).

Cemeteries in or near the town of Lamar

  • Riverside Cemetery

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.[4] See links listed below.

For tips on accessing Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, 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.

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.

Directories[edit | edit source]

  • Bent and Prowers Counties (Colorado) directories FHL Collection
  • Polk's Lamar (Prowers County, Colorado) city directory: including Prowers County residents and ranchers FHL Collection

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.


Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For more information, see Colorado Newspapers.


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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]

1942-1945 Colorado State Archives Index to the Prowers County Amache School Teachers and Personnel for the period 1942-1945. This is an Index to the records of the teachers who were approved and hired at the Center.

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.


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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Template:CO Vital Records - Birth Intro

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. [5]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Template:CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro

Death[edit | edit source]

Template:CO Vital Records - Death Intro

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [5]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Template:CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

  • Inventory of the county archives of Colorado, no. 50, Prowers County (Lamar) FHL Collection

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Prowers 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

1933-1936 Prowers County Old Age Pensions

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]

Holly Public Library
302 South Main Street
Holly, CO 81047
Telehone 719-537-6520
Website

Lamar Public Library
102 East Parmenter St
Lamar, CO 81052
Telephone 719-336-4632
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Big Timbers Museum
Prowers County Historical Society
7515 U.S. Hwy 50
P. O. Box 929
Lamar, CO 81052
Telephone 719-336-2472
Website

Societies[edit | edit source]

Prowers County Genealogical Society
407 E. Olive Street
Lamar, CO 81052
Telephone: 719-336-4072
Website
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Prowers County, Colorado. Page 100 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov