African American Resources for Colorado

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Introduction

A list of resources for researching African American ancestors that lived in Colorado.

Online Resources

Record Collections

Lists of Sources

Research Strategy

History

  • Black Settlers of the Pikes Peak Region, 1850-1899. - Colorado Springs, Colo.: Negro Historical Association of Colorado Springs, 1986. - 34 p. : ill., ports.F782.P63 B58 1986
  • Westward Soul. [compiled and edited by Fray Marcos Purdue and Paul W. Stewart, in association with the research staff of the Black American West Foundation Museum]. - Historic centennial bicentennial ed. - Denver: Black American West Foundation, 1976 - . - ill. E185.93 C6 P87 FHL book 978.8 L532p

Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census Records

  • Colorado State Census, 1885 - lists name, race, gender, age, relationship to head of household, marital status, occupation, and nativity.

Church Records

Denver

  • Zion Baptist Church (1865-) History
  • Shorter AME African Methodist Episcopal Church (1868-) History

Emancipation Records

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Land and Property

Plantation

Oral Histories

Other Records

Military Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Reconstruction Records

Freedman’s Bank

Freedmen's Bureau

School Records

Slavery Records

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Voting Registers

Archives and Libraries

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Denver Public Library: Genealogy, African American & Western History Resources
2401 Welton St
Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (720) 865-2115
Website: Blair-Caldwell Library

Societies

References