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Guide to '''Arapahoe County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us/ Araphaoe – Arapahoe County Courthouse]<br>5334 S Prince Street <br>Littleton, CO 80166-0001 <br>Phone: 303.795.4200  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Arapahoe County
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| state = Colorado
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| founded year = 1861
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| founded date = November 1
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| seat = Littleton
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| building address = Araphaoe – Arapahoe County Courthouse<br>5334 S Prince Street <br>Littleton, CO 80166-0001 <br>Phone: 303.795.4200 <br>[http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us/ '''Arapahoe County Website'''] }}
  
&nbsp;<br>First formed in 1855 as Territorial County. See Kansas 1860 for census records) <br>County Clerk&nbsp;has marriage and land records from 1902 burial records to 1941; County Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alraphoe County, Colorado. Page 97{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== County Courthouse ==
 
 
== Quick Facts ==
 
  
==== Parent County ====
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<br>First formed in 1855 as Territorial County. See Kansas 1860 for census records.<br>County Clerk&nbsp;has marriage and land records from 1902 burial records to 1941; County Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alraphoe County, Colorado. Page 97{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1855--'''Arapahoe County was created as an original county in Kansas Territory.
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== Historical Facts  ==
  
'''1 November 1861:''' Arapahoe County was created as an original county in Colorado Territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Littleton <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Arapahoe County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Arapahoe County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Arapahoe County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== County Seat ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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Littleton <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==== Parent County ====
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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'''1855:''' Arapahoe County was created as an original county in Kansas Territory.<br> '''1 November 1861:''' Arapahoe County was created as an original county in Colorado Territory.<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Jefferson County, Colorado|Jefferson]]  
 
*[[Jefferson County, Colorado|Jefferson]]  
 
*[[Lincoln County, Colorado|Lincoln&nbsp;]]  
 
*[[Lincoln County, Colorado|Lincoln&nbsp;]]  
*[[Washington County, Colorado|Washington]]
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*[[Washington County, Colorado|Washington]] <br>
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Biography ====
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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The Colorado Genealogical Society's [http://history.denverlibrary.org/research/census_arapahoe/index.html 1885 Colorado State Census - Arapahoe County] &nbsp;&nbsp; PDF&nbsp;File with every name indexed  
 
The Colorado Genealogical Society's [http://history.denverlibrary.org/research/census_arapahoe/index.html 1885 Colorado State Census - Arapahoe County] &nbsp;&nbsp; PDF&nbsp;File with every name indexed  
  
==== Church History and Records  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{CO Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*Other Actions done by the County <br>
 
*Other Actions done by the County <br>
  
==== Land ====
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==== Directories ====
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==== History  ====
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{{CO History Intro}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.littletongov.org/history/biographies/default.asp Biographies] of Prominent Families of Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado.
  
[http://www.littletongov.org/history/biographies/default.asp Biographies] of Prominent Families of Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado.  
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*[http://www.littletongov.org/history/genhist.asp Early History] of Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado.
  
[http://www.littletongov.org/history/genhist.asp Early History] of Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado.
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{CO Land Intro}} <br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Adams}} <br>
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==== Poor Records  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/hrd/index.htm Colorado State Archives] web site has Arapahoe county Probate cases 1902-1937.
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/hrd/index.htm Colorado State Archives] web site has Arapahoe county Probate cases 1902-1937.
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Seach]]'''
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===== School Records =====
  
==== Voting Registers  ====
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===== Voting Registers  =====
  
 
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/voter_registrations/arapahoe_index.html Arapahoe County Voter Registrations] index (1893-1905) is one of many [http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/online.htm On-Line Indexes] of the Colorado State Archives.  
 
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/voter_registrations/arapahoe_index.html Arapahoe County Voter Registrations] index (1893-1905) is one of many [http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/online.htm On-Line Indexes] of the Colorado State Archives.  
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Aurora Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Littleton Colorado Family History Center]]<br>
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===== Libraries  =====
  
Arapahoe Library District<br>12855 E. Adam Aircraft Circle<br>Englewood, CO 80112<br>Telephone: 303-798-2444<br>Website http://www.arapahoelibraries.org/ [http://www.arapahoelibraries.org/ www.arapahoelibraries.org/]<br>  
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*Arapahoe Library District<br>12855 E. Adam Aircraft Circle<br>Englewood, CO 80112<br>Telephone: 303-798-2444<br>Website http://www.arapahoelibraries.org/ [http://www.arapahoelibraries.org/ www.arapahoelibraries.org/]<br>
  
Aurora Public Library<br>14949 E Alameda Parkway<br>Aurora, CO 80012<br>Telephone: 303-739-6640<br>Website[http://www.auroragov.org/AuroraGov/Departments/LibraryAndCulturalServices/LibraryServices/index.htm www.auroragov.org/AuroraGov/Departments/LibraryAndCulturalServices/LibraryServices/index.htm]<br>  
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*Aurora Public Library<br>14949 E Alameda Parkway<br>Aurora, CO 80012<br>Telephone: 303-739-6640<br>Website[http://www.auroragov.org/AuroraGov/Departments/LibraryAndCulturalServices/LibraryServices/index.htm www.auroragov.org/AuroraGov/Departments/LibraryAndCulturalServices/LibraryServices/index.htm]<br>
  
Englewood Public Library<br>1000 Englewood Parkway<br>Englewood, CO 80110<br>Telehone: 303-762-2572<br>Website[http://www.englewoodgov.org/Index.aspx?page=451 www.englewoodgov.org/Index.aspx]  
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*Englewood Public Library<br>1000 Englewood Parkway<br>Englewood, CO 80110<br>Telehone: 303-762-2572<br>Website[http://www.englewoodgov.org/Index.aspx?page=451 www.englewoodgov.org/Index.aspx]
  
Littleton/Bemis Public Library<br>6014 S. Datura St.<br>Littleton, CO 80120<br>Telephone: 303-795-3961<br>Website[http://www.littletongov.org/BEMIS/ www.littletongov.org/BEMIS/]<br>  
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*Littleton/Bemis Public Library<br>6014 S. Datura St.<br>Littleton, CO 80120<br>Telephone: 303-795-3961<br>Website[http://www.littletongov.org/BEMIS/ www.littletongov.org/BEMIS/]<br>
  
Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 2074<br>Centennial, CO 80161-2074<br>Website [http://www.columbinegenealogy.com/index.htm http://www.columbinegenealogy.com/index.htm]<br>
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Sheridan Historical Society<br>4101 S. Federal Blvd.<br>Sheridan, CO 80110-5399<br>Website http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coshs/index.html<br>
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Aurora Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 31732<br>Aurora, CO 80041-0732<br>Website http://www.freewebs.com/auroragenealogysociety/<br>  
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*Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 2074<br>Centennial, CO 80161-2074<br>Website [http://www.columbinegenealogy.com/index.htm http://www.columbinegenealogy.com/index.htm]<br>
  
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*Sheridan Historical Society<br>4101 S. Federal Blvd.<br>Sheridan, CO 80110-5399<br>Website http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coshs/index.html<br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*Aurora Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 31732<br>Aurora, CO 80041-0732<br>Website http://www.freewebs.com/auroragenealogysociety/<br>
*[[Aurora Colorado Family History Center]]  
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*[[Littleton Colorado Family History Center]]
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==== Taxation ====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Seach]]'''
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=== Places  ===
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
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Guide to Arapahoe County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Arapahoe County, Colorado
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Map of Colorado highlighting Arapahoe County
Location in the state of Colorado
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Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 1, 1861
County Seat Littleton
Courthouse
Address Araphaoe – Arapahoe County Courthouse
5334 S Prince Street
Littleton, CO 80166-0001
Phone: 303.795.4200
Arapahoe County Website


County Courthouse


First formed in 1855 as Territorial County. See Kansas 1860 for census records.
County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1902 burial records to 1941; County Court has divorce, probate and court records[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
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*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Littleton [2]

Parent County

1855: Arapahoe County was created as an original county in Kansas Territory.
1 November 1861: Arapahoe County was created as an original county in Colorado Territory.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Arapahoe County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.

The Colorado Genealogical Society's 1885 Colorado State Census - Arapahoe County    PDF File with every name indexed

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Colorado denominations, view the Colorado Church Records wiki page.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Englewood

Court Records

Arapahoe County Old Age Pension Records 1933-1936. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Arapahoe County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Date and Amount of pension payment
  • Any adjustments to the pension
  • Person's age
  • Town nearest to where they lived
  • Other Actions done by the County

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Template:CO History Intro

  • Biographies of Prominent Families of Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Colorado Land and Property for additional information about early Colorado land grants.

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where current records are also housed.


Maps

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Arapahoe County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Poor Records

Colorado State Archives has put an Index to the Arapahoe County Poor Hospital Records for 1895-1899 on-line.

Probate

Probate records have been kept by the county courts. Colorado probate records include bonds, affidavits, letters, claims, appraisals, fee accounts, minutes, judgments, dockets, calendars, case files, and wills. The Family History Library does not have copies of probate records from Colorado.

You may obtain copies of documents from the clerk's office in the county courthouse.


Colorado State Archives web site has Arapahoe county Probate cases 1902-1937.

Public Records

School Records
Voting Registers

Arapahoe County Voter Registrations index (1893-1905) is one of many On-Line Indexes of the Colorado State Archives.

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Colorado tax records complement land records and can be used as supplements to censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records. To find tax records in the FamilySearch Catalog, do a Place Search for the county.


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Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Vital Records Section Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Colorado.

Colorado Vital Records Seach

Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alraphoe County, Colorado. Page 97At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).