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Costilla County, Colorado

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The following volunteers have offered to do lookups in the materials or sources listed next to their name.
If you use their services please limit your request to one name, and be sure to give them a great big thanks!

Please help out and volunteer for this site, if you can.
We need transcriptions of cemeteries, old documents, old high school yearbook rosters
or any other documents pertaining to Costilla County that you may have.

Do you have some local history books that you could do an occasional lookup in?
How about posting Costilla County obituaries or local biographies on our GenConnect Boards?

Name of Volunteer Lookup Materials Available
Maria C. Martinez

Box 387
San Pablo, CO 81153
I can probably help just about any individual who is inquiring about their Hispanic roots here, I have over 35,000 names in my database and have compiled 3 genealogy books.

I can only do a few requests at a time and can't always get to your requests right away.

I have information on these 3 brothers from Siero, Spain to "La Culebra", and their descendants

1) Francisco Montes Vigil, listing over 5,400 people.

2) Domingo Montes Vigil, listing over 4,000 people.

3) Juan Montes Vigil, listing over 3,400 people.

I also have the 1860 census extracted and indexed.

Nuestra Senora de Los Dolores de Arroyo Hondo and the San Miguel de La Costilla Baptismal and Marriage Records. Which are also for sale $28.50 each +s/h.

Vigil Surname Book $50.00 +s/h.

Ballejos Surname Book $65.00 +s/h (Over 600 names and over 500 pages).

I also have Ballejos, Silva, Roybal, Manzanares and many other lines, mostly people who settled in Northern NM and San Luis de la Culebra, Conejos and from there made their way to Cuchara, Walsenburg and Trinidad.

I am also planning a book for the 150th celebration of the founding of San Luis de la Culebra (1851 - 2001) and surrounding villages in July 2001 which will include every founding family.
Felix O. Gonzales Jr.
(2/2007-need contact info)
Here is a list of the books I am willing to do lookups in ~
In the Days of Victorio, Recollections of a Warm Springs Apache, by Eve Ball, 1997, The University of Arizona Press

Roadside History of New Mexico, by Francis L. and Roberta B. Fugate, 1989, Mountain Press Publishing Hispanos

Historic Leaders of New Mexico, by Lynn I. Perrigo, 1985, Sunstone Press

The Apaches, by Jason Hook and Richard Hook, 1996, Osprey Military Messenger

The Alamo and the Texas War for Independence, by Albert A. Nofi1994, Dacapo Press

The Hispano Homeland
, by Richard L. Nostrand, 1992, University of Oklahoma Press

Indeh, an Apache Odyssey
, by Eve Ball, 1988, University of Oklahoma Press
Marta Norton
I do not live in Costilla County
"List of Pensioners on the Roll " January 1, 1883.

List of Sheriffs of Costilla County 1871-1986

Costilla County WWI Inductees

List of Wool Growers of the San Luis Valley 1886

1870 Military Roster at Fort Garland
Melvin McAllister Life in Hooper - history he wrote of the railroad town of Hooper. He can do lookups for Hooper only. In 1913 Hooper was carved out of Costilla County and became part of the newly created Alamosa County. This is an excellent book, with lots of details and photos and is available for sale as a book or on a CD-ROM in MS Word 7.0 format. You should probably have at least 64 mg of Ram on your computer to use the CD.
Headstone Hunter People willing to photograph gravestones in their local area.
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness People willing to do a lookup in their local area.

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