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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Clear Creek County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/ Clear Creek County Courthouse]<br>405 Argentine Street;<br>Georgetown, CO 80444-2000; <br>Phone: 303.679.2339
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
&nbsp;<br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1862<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clear Creek 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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|organized=  November 1,  1861
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|county seat= Georgetown
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|parent county= Original county<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy|Gilpin]]
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|county2= [[Grand County, Colorado Genealogy|Grand]]
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|county3= [[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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|county4= [[Park County, Colorado Genealogy|Park]]
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|county5= [[Summit County, Colorado Genealogy|Summit]]</br><center>[[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
== Quick Facts  ==
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=== Description ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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The County was named for Clerk Creek. The County has Georgetown as it's seat and the County was created November 1, 1861. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, "Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/clearcreek/ 6/27/2017.</ref>The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clear Creek, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_Creek_County,_Colorado 6/27/2017.</ref>
  
'''1 November 1861:'''Clear Creek County was created as an original county. '''County seat:''' Georgetown <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Clear Creek}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''Clear Creek County Courthouse'''<br>Clear Creek County Clerk / Recorder<br>P.O. Box 2000<br>405 Argentine Street<br>Georgetown, CO 80444-2000<br>Telephone: 303.679.2339<br>Fax: 303-679-2416<br>[http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/ Clear Creek County Website]<br>[https://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/index.aspx?nid=104 Clear Creek County Clerk and Recorder]<br>E-mail: [mailto:clerk@co.clear-creek.co.us clerk@co.clear-creek.co.us] <br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1862<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clear Creek County, Colorado. Page 97{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>
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'''Clear Creek and Jefferson County Vital Records'''<br>800 Jefferson County Parkway-Dakota Building<br>Golden, CO 80419<br>Telephone: 303.271.6450<br>Fax: 303.271.6451<br><br>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Clear Creek County, Colorado Record Dates ===
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{{CO Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clear Creek County, Colorado. Page 97 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 92.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1905
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1862
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1902
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1862
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Clear Creek County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Clear Creek County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Clear Creek County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Clear Creek}}
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*'''1861 November 1:''' Clear Creek County was created as an original county.
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*'''County seat:''' Georgetown<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
  
*[[Gilpin County, Colorado|Gilpin]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties
*[[Grand County, Colorado|Grand]]
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
*[[Jefferson County, Colorado|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Park County, Colorado|Park]]
 
*[[Summit County, Colorado|Summit]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*Clear Creek County has had no boundary changes since it was organized in 1861. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clear Creek County, Colorado," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_Creek_County,_Colorado (accessed 25 March 2014)</ref>
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
  
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}  
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Clear Creek }}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clear Creek  County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear Creek _County,_Colorado, accessed May 16, 2017.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idaho_Springs,_Colorado Idaho Springs]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgetown,_Colorado Georgetown]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downieville-Lawson-Dumont,_Colorado Downieville-Lawson-Dumont]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Hill,_Colorado Floyd Hill]</div>
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==== Church History and Records  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Clear Creek}}
  
==== Court Records  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Clear Creek}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Clear Creek}}
  
==== History ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Clear Creek}}
  
[http://everynameindex.com/ClearCreekBoulderValleysCO.html Every Name Index to History of Clear Creek and Boulder Valleys, Colorado]. Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2011, original text by O. L. Baskin, 1880, reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1971.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Clear Creek}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Clear Creek}}
  
==== Military  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Clear Creek County, Colorado''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=7&GScnty=250&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://stanwyck.com/CCGilpin/Resources.html#cemeteries COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/clearcreek.htm#cemeteries COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/clearcreek.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=10&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Clear%20Creek%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|472840|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Clear+Creek+County%2C+Colorado+Cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=250 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
  
==== Probate  ====
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&nbsp;
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/wills/1clear_creek.html Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the Clear Creek County Will Records for the years 1950 to 1964 on-line.  
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Clear Creek}}
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_Creek_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1870 |1596 
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|1880 |7823
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|1890 |7184
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|1900 |7082
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|1910 |5001
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|1920 |2891
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|1930 |2155
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|1940 |3784
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|1950 |3289
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|1960 |2793
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|1970 |4819
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|1980 |7308
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|1990 |7619
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|2000 |9322
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|2010 |9088
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====State and Territory Census Records====
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Colorado was included in the 1860 Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories Censuses
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Colorado Territory Census
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*'''1885''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807096 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6837 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images<br>
  
==== School Records ====
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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The 1880 Census was the first Federal Census for Colorado after it became a state in 1876.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Colorado Census]].<br>
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*'''1860-1940''' Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=378&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Colorado%22%20%2Bsubject%3ACensus FamilySearch.org] — index/images
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/schools/census/clearcreek5.htm Colorado State Archives] has put and index&nbsp; to the official records of the Clear Creek County Superintendent of Schools that are in the custody of the State Archives. This record is a hand written document identifying the students who were enrolled in School District #5 in 1874. This district generally encompasses what today is the Idaho Springs area. The information contained in the record generally shows the name of the student, date of the record, and where in the school district the child resided.<br>Taxation
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Clear Creek}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Presbyterian Church''<br>
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*'''1743-1970''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61048 U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1743-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
  
[[Colorado Vital Records Search|'''Colorado Vital Records Search''']]
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Clear Creek}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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Numerous records are available at [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Archives]. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type.  Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.
  
Clear Creek Library District
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Clear Creek}}
  
John Tomay Memorial Library<br>605 Sixth Street<br>Georgetown, CO 80444<br>Telephone: (303) 569-2620<br>[http://clearcreek.colibraries.org/ clearcreek.colibraries.org/]
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Clear Creek}}
  
Idaho Springs Public Library<br>219 14th Avenue<br>P.O. Box 1509<br>Idaho Springs, CO 80452<br>Telephone: 303-567-2020<br>[http://clearcreek.colibraries.org/IdahoSprings http://clearcreek.colibraries.org/IdahoSprings]
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Clear Creek}}
  
Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Inc.<br>P.O. Box 150382<br>Lakewood, CO 80215-0382<br>Telephone: 303-935-9192<br>http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cofgs/index.html
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Clear Creek}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Clear Creek}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Clear Creek}}
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Clear Creek}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
  
*[http://stanwyck.com/CCGilpin/ Clear Creek County COGenWeb]  
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado DPA Land Records] - Index only; Choose ''Record Type,'' and search either "Land Patents" or "Land Records."<br>
*{{FHL|205277|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Clear_Creek/ Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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*'''1862-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3313 Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index only<br>
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For more information see [[Colorado Land and Property]]<br>
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|Clear Creek}}
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*[http://everynameindex.com/ClearCreekBoulderValleysCO.html Every Name Index to History of Clear Creek and Boulder Valleys, Colorado]. Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2011, original text by O. L. Baskin, 1880, reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1971.
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''Online County Histories''
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*''History of Clear Creek and Boulder Valley, Colorado.'' 1880.  By Sanford Charles Gladden.  Chicago, Illinois : O.L. Baskin. Online at: {{FSbook|1147290}}, [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011725082?type%5B%5D=title&lookfor%5B%5D=A&filter%5B%5D=format%3ABook&sort=year&ft=ft Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/historyofclearcr00olba Internet Archive]; {{WorldCat|866071134|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|Clear Creek}}
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[[Image:Coclearcreek.jpg|right|225px]]<br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties<br>
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|Clear Creek}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Clear Creek}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Colorado. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Colorado Military Records|Colorado Military Records]].<br>
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''All Veterans''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Veterans Grave Registration Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Military - Grave<br>
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''Civil War''<br>
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*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Civil War Casualties Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Civil War Casualty<br>
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*'''1861-1865''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Volunteers Transcript of Record Index (1861-1865)] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Transcript of Record<br>
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''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
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*'''1898''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Volunteers in the Spanish American War, 1898] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Span-Am War Soldiers<br>
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''World War I''<br>
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*'''1916-1919''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Denver War Risk Insurance Applicants, 1916-1919] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, War Risk Insurance<br>
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*'''1917-1922''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives World War I Civilian Service Questionnaires, 1917-1922] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, WWI Questionnaire<br>
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5442 Colorado Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com/] — ($), index<br>
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*'''1966 & 1968''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Vietnam War Casualties - June-December 1966 & January-December 1968] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Vietnam Deaths<br>
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For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{CO Naturalization Intro|Clear Creek}}
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''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''1868-1990''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61194 Colorado, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($); Index and images<br>
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*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Clear Creek}}
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''Colorado Newspapers Online''
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co Colorado Online Historical Newspapers online] - in the [https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection] by the Colorado State Library
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Colorado/Default.aspx?category=38&ldf=2 Colorado Newspapers] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($)
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/colorado GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/colorado/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Colorado newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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*'''1872-1874''' - ''Daily Colorado Miner,'' Georgetown, online at [http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection] - free.<ref name="colo" />
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*'''1876-1880''' - ''Colorado Miner,'' Georgetown, online at [http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection] - free.<ref name="colo">Colorado Online Historical Newspapers, https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co, accessed 19 July 2013.</ref>
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*'''1877-1881''' - ''Georgetown Courier,'' online at [http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection] - free.<ref name="colo" />
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''Colorado Newspaper Catalogs''
 +
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{CO Obituaries Intro|Clear Creek}}
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 +
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{CO Other Records Intro|Clear Creek}}
 +
 
 +
'''''Public Records'''''<br>
 +
 
 +
For an excellent summary of the genealogical records available in Clear Creek County, see their website [http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/index.aspx?nid=228 here].
 +
 
 +
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{CO Periodicals Intro|Clear Creek}}
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 +
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{CO Probate Intro|Clear Creek}}
 +
 
 +
'''Online Records
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*'''1875–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1881-1964''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] has provided an Index to the Clear Creek County Will Records for the years 1881 to 1964 on-line.
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 +
=== School Records ===
 +
{{CO Schools Intro|Clear Creek}}
 +
 
 +
[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] has provided an index to the official records of the Clear Creek County Superintendent of Schools that are in the custody of the State Archives. This record is a hand written document identifying the students who were enrolled in School District #5 in 1874. This district generally encompasses what today is the Idaho Springs area. The information contained in the record generally shows the name of the student, date of the record, and where in the school district the child resided.
 +
 
 +
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{CO Tax Intro|Clear Creek}}
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=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{CO Vital Intro|Clear Creek}}
 +
 
 +
See also '''[[Colorado Vital Records]]'''
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 +
==== Birth ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Clear Creek}}
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 +
Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. <ref name="registrar">Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov</ref>
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 +
For in-state births from 1903 to present, certificates can be obtained from Jefferson County Vital Statistics office. For birth certificates before 1903 contact the county where the birth occurred or the State Health Department at (303) 756-4464.
 +
 
 +
If you are obtaining a birth certificate for a sibling, parent, grandparent, etc., you will need to show chain of relationship. Examples are: A sibling could provide their birth certificate to show same parents. If you are trying to get a grandparent's birth certificate you will need to show your birth certificate, plus your parent's birth certificate to show chain of relationship. If you have questions on this please call our office at 303-271-6450.
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==== Marriage ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Clear Creek}}
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 +
The earliest county marriage records are in the Clear Creek County Archives.<ref name="red book">''The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources.'' Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 92.</ref>*<br>
 +
 
 +
The Clear Creek County Recorder's office will search their indexes if you call or visit the office.
 +
 
 +
''Online Records''
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*'''1809-2011''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]<br>
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*'''1853-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1862-2006''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61366 Colorado, County Marriages and State Indexes, 1862-2006] at [http://http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1882-1905''' [http://web.archive.org/web/20110724032145/http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/Depts/Archives/archmarb.htm Marriage Licenses, 1882-1905] - an index of early marriage licenses
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*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
 +
 
 +
==== Death ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Clear Creek}}
 +
 
 +
Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
 +
 
 +
Certificates can be obtained from the Jefferson County Vital Statistics office.To obtain a recent death certificate, you must show a direct and tangible interest to the deceased. Relatives include wife, mother, father, child (if they are listed on the death certificate). If they are not listed on the death certificate they must show proof of relationship. This would include maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents, siblings if they can prove chain of relationship. If you have questions on this please call our office at 303-271-6450.
 +
 
 +
==== Divorce ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Clear Creek}}
 +
 
 +
All divorces and divorce records are handled by the Clear Creek County Courts, Colorado Judicial District 5. Please contact their office directly at 303-679-2339.
 +
 
 +
''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''1851-1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60927 Colorado, Divorce Index, 1851-1985] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($); Index only<br>
 +
*'''1900-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2043439|Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images of original index<br>
 +
 
 +
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Clear Creek}}
 +
 
 +
=== Archives ===
 +
{{CO Archives Intro|Clear Creek}}
 +
 
 +
{{CO Archives}}
 +
 
 +
'''1867-1906''' Clear Creek County Naturalization Records <br>'''1874'''      Clear Creek County School Census <br>'''1881-1947''' Clear Creek County Will Record <br>'''1933-1935''' Clear Creek County Old Age Pensions <br>'''1950-1964''' Clear Creek County Wills
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 +
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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 +
*[[Frisco Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Golden Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Arvada Colorado Family History Center]]
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 +
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{CO Libraries Intro|Clear Creek}}
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*[http://www2.youseemore.com/clearcreeklibrary/ Clear Creek Library District]
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*John Tomay Memorial Library<br>605 Sixth Street<br>Georgetown, CO 80444<br>Telephone: (303) 569-2620<br>[https://www.georgetown-colorado.org/business/john-tomay-memorial-library John Tomay Memorial Library]
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*Idaho Springs Public Library<br>219 14th Avenue<br>P.O. Box 1509<br>Idaho Springs, CO 80452<br>Telephone: 303-567-2020<br>[http://clearcreek.colibraries.org/IdahoSprings http://clearcreek.colibraries.org/IdahoSprings]
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 +
=== Museums ===
 +
{{CO Museums Intro|Clear Creek}}
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== Societies ==
 +
{{CO Societies Intro|Clear Creek}}
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 +
'''Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Inc.'''<br>P.O. Box 150382<br>Lakewood, CO 80215-0382<br>Telephone Number:303-935-9192<br>
 +
[http://foothillsgenealogy.org Website]
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|Clear Creek}}
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*[http://stanwyck.com/CCGilpin/ Clear Creek County COGenWeb]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205277|Colorado|Clear%20Creek}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Clear_Creek/ Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
  
== References ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Clear Creek}}
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 19:36, 23 August 2017

United States
Colorado
Clear Creek County

Guide to Clear Creek County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Georgetown
Organized: November 1, 1861
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Gilpin  • Grand  • Jefferson  • Park  • Summit
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoClearCreekCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado Clear Creek County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for Clerk Creek. The County has Georgetown as it's seat and the County was created November 1, 1861. [2]The County is located in the central area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Clear Creek County Courthouse
Clear Creek County Clerk / Recorder
P.O. Box 2000
405 Argentine Street
Georgetown, CO 80444-2000
Telephone: 303.679.2339
Fax: 303-679-2416
Clear Creek County Website
Clear Creek County Clerk and Recorder
E-mail: clerk@co.clear-creek.co.us

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1862[4]

Clear Creek and Jefferson County Vital Records
800 Jefferson County Parkway-Dakota Building
Golden, CO 80419
Telephone: 303.271.6450
Fax: 303.271.6451

Clear Creek County, Colorado Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1905 1862 1902 1861 1862 1861 1860
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • 1861 November 1: Clear Creek County was created as an original county.
  • County seat: Georgetown[6]
  • Clear Creek County has had no boundary changes since it was organized in 1861. [7]


Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[8]

Cities
Towns
Census-designated places


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Clear Creek County, Colorado online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Colorado Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

In 1860, present-day Colorado was enumerated in the Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories. Colorado Territory was created in 1861 and was enumerated as such in the 1870 Census. A state census was taken in 1885 for Colorado.[9] See links listed below.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 1,596
1880 7,823 390.2%
1890 7,184 −8.2%
1900 7,082 −1.4%
1910 5,001 −29.4%
1920 2,891 −42.2%
1930 2,155 −25.5%
1940 3,784 75.6%
1950 3,289 −13.1%
1960 2,793 −15.1%
1970 4,819 72.5%
1980 7,308 51.6%
1990 7,619 4.3%
2000 9,322 22.4%
2010 9,088 −2.5%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State and Territory Census Records

Federal Census Records

The 1880 Census was the first Federal Census for Colorado after it became a state in 1876.[10] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Colorado Census.

  • 1860-1940 Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at FamilySearch.org — index/images

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.

Online Church Records
Presbyterian Church

Court Records

Numerous records are available at Colorado Archives. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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.


Online Land Records

For more information see Colorado Land and Property

Local Histories

Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

Coclearcreek.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Colorado. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Colorado Military Records.

All Veterans

Civil War

Spanish-American War (1898)

World War I

Vietnam War

For further information see Colorado Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Records

Newspapers

For more information, see Colorado Newspapers.

Colorado Newspapers Online

Colorado Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper


Obituaries

Other Records

Public Records

For an excellent summary of the genealogical records available in Clear Creek County, see their website here.

Periodicals

Probate Records

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.


Online Records

School Records

Colorado State Archives has provided an index to the official records of the Clear Creek County Superintendent of Schools that are in the custody of the State Archives. This record is a hand written document identifying the students who were enrolled in School District #5 in 1874. This district generally encompasses what today is the Idaho Springs area. The information contained in the record generally shows the name of the student, date of the record, and where in the school district the child resided.

Tax Records

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.


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.

See also Colorado Vital Records

Birth

Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. [12]

For in-state births from 1903 to present, certificates can be obtained from Jefferson County Vital Statistics office. For birth certificates before 1903 contact the county where the birth occurred or the State Health Department at (303) 756-4464.

If you are obtaining a birth certificate for a sibling, parent, grandparent, etc., you will need to show chain of relationship. Examples are: A sibling could provide their birth certificate to show same parents. If you are trying to get a grandparent's birth certificate you will need to show your birth certificate, plus your parent's birth certificate to show chain of relationship. If you have questions on this please call our office at 303-271-6450.

Marriage

The earliest county marriage records are in the Clear Creek County Archives.[13]*

The Clear Creek County Recorder's office will search their indexes if you call or visit the office.

Online Records

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [12]

Certificates can be obtained from the Jefferson County Vital Statistics office.To obtain a recent death certificate, you must show a direct and tangible interest to the deceased. Relatives include wife, mother, father, child (if they are listed on the death certificate). If they are not listed on the death certificate they must show proof of relationship. This would include maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents, siblings if they can prove chain of relationship. If you have questions on this please call our office at 303-271-6450.

Divorce

All divorces and divorce records are handled by the Clear Creek County Courts, Colorado Judicial District 5. Please contact their office directly at 303-679-2339.

Online Records

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy in this online database Archives Search. For a full list of online holdings, click here.
(Statewide)
1880-1939 Divorce Index
1883-1900 Mine Accidents, Non - fatal
1897-1920 Horseshoers
1936-1942 Civilian Conservation Corps Enrollments
1966-1968 Vietnam Deaths

1867-1906 Clear Creek County Naturalization Records
1874 Clear Creek County School Census
1881-1947 Clear Creek County Will Record
1933-1935 Clear Creek County Old Age Pensions
1950-1964 Clear Creek County Wills

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Inc.
P.O. Box 150382
Lakewood, CO 80215-0382
Telephone Number:303-935-9192
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, "Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/clearcreek/ 6/27/2017.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Clear Creek, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_Creek_County,_Colorado 6/27/2017.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clear Creek County, Colorado. Page 97At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clear Creek County, Colorado. Page 97 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 92.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Clear Creek County, Colorado," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_Creek_County,_Colorado (accessed 25 March 2014)
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Clear Creek County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear Creek _County,_Colorado, accessed May 16, 2017.
  9. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 51-54; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 86. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  10. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Colorado Online Historical Newspapers, https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co, accessed 19 July 2013.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov
  13. The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 92.