Adams County, Colorado Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1901--Adams County was created 15 April 1901 from Arapahoe County.  County seat: Brighton [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Aurora (city)
Bennett (town)
Brighton (city)
Commerce City (city)
Dupont
Eastlake
Federal Heights (city)
Henderson
Irondale
Northglenn (city)
Strasburg
Thornton (city)
Watkins
Welby
Westminster (city

Neighboring Counties

Arapahoe, Morgan, Weld, Boulder, Jefferson and Denver

Resources

Archives

Adams County ARCHIVES

Aurora Family History Center

950 Laredo St
Aurora, CO 80011
Brighton Family History Center

1454 Myrtle
Brighton, CO 80601

 Cemeteries

Bennett Cemetery
Black Cemetery
Eastlawn Memorial Gardens
Elmwood Cemetery
Fairview Cemetery
Highland Memorial Gardens
Mount Nebo Cemetery
Riverside Cemetery
Rose Hill Cemetery
Wesley Chapel Cemetery
Woolsey Cemetery

Census

Church

Court

Divorce

The Colorado State Archives has put a name only Index to the Adams County Divorce Records for the period 1904-1913 on-line. 

Land

Local Histories

Ancestry and Family History

Maps

Ancestry maps - Top cities by ethnic group

Historic maps of CO cities - Library of Congress
Historic maps of Colorado

Adams County Maps  http://www.co.adams.co.us/index.cfm?d=downloads&w=2

 

Military

American Battle Monuments Commission - Overseas cemeteries
Civil War Soldiers & Sailors database
Military records - National Archives
Nationwide grave locator - U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Search military records (historic)

Newspapers

Aurora Sentinel

Probate

Taxation

Colorado State Archives has put the Adams County Inheritance Tax Record Index for the years 1929-1943 on-line. Read more.

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).