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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
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Otero County Genealogy & History, Colorado
Otero County is located in southeastern Colorado. Its county seat is La Junta. The Otero County Genealogy & History website contains a number of resources. Click the Genealogy tab in the menu bar to open a new page with links.

Cemetery Records & Information
Click the Cemetery Records & Information link to access the cemeteries page, which provides descriptive and location information and burials databases for some Otero County cemeteries. Click the surname letter to access the burial indexes. In most cases you will also find links to photographs of the gravestones.

Census Records & Information
This section of the website contains transcribed indexes to the 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses for Otero County. The database is an index to the names of the heads of household, and persons living in households with a different last name from that of the head. The data fields include name, age, birthplace, district, precinct, division, page, sheet, and notes.

School Records
This section contains transcriptions of yearbooks for La Junta High School from 1914 through 1920. The database includes a list of school faculty with the titles of courses they taught and the names and genders of students in the senior class.

Marriages Licenses, Ouray County, Colorado

Ouray County is located in southwestern Colorado. Its county seat is the city of Ouray. A marriage license database is available on the official website of Ouray County. Scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the index link. This chronological index contains nearly 4,000 records and covers 1877 through 2012. The data fields are the date of the license, groom's name, bride's name, and marriage date.


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