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Our Colorado genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Colorado, including:

  • Aspen Historical Society at Aspen, Colorado
    Newspaper indexes, city directories & phone books, marriage records, cemetery records containing transcriptions for four Pitkin County cemeteries, naturalization records, over 10,000 images, newspapers for Pitkin County
  • Colorado State Archives
    Census records, Colorado Veterans’ Grave Registration, Colorado Civil War volunteers, birth certificates after 1900, marriages and divorces (1975-present), penitentiary inmates, corrections records, WWI and WWII Council of Defense records, Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees, city directories, business incorporations, court records
  • National Archives at Denver
    Records from 1847 to 1990s, including paper documents, photographs, maps, drawings on homesteading, mining, Indian agencies, railroads, dam construction and other reclamation projects, national parks and forests, naturalizations, home front during World War II, proceedings of territorial courts
  • Denver Public Library (DPL)
    Number one public library in the U.S., serving over 500,000 people each year with a genealogy collection is consistently ranked among the top 10 public library genealogy collections in the country

  • Colorado Historical Society, Stephen H. Hart Library
    30,000 books, many manuscripts including personal papers and diaries, thousands of maps, various microfilmed newspapers, 750,000 photographs, US Censuses (1870-1930) on microfilm, city directories, biographical reference and vertical files
  • Colorado Heritage Center
  • Bemis Public Library
    South-suburban library with holdings including the films of the 1885 Colorado state census
  • Jefferson County Public Library
    Has best genealogical holdings in the Jefferson County Library system, including the films of the 1885 Colorado state census

Our genealogists can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Colorado include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1872
  • Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1907 to the present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1860
  • State, territorial, and colonial censuses were recorded in 1860, 1866, 1885, and 1885
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were by the county courts (except in Denver which has its own probate court)
  • Churches kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods that contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Military records
  • Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts since 1877
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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