African American Resources for Colorado

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

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

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Record Collections

Lists of Sources

Research Strategy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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

Church Records[edit | edit source]


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

Emancipation Records[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Plantation[edit | edit source]

Oral Histories[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Reconstruction Records[edit | edit source]

Freedman’s Bank[edit | edit source]

Freedmen's Bureau[edit | edit source]

School Records[edit | edit source]

Slavery Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]