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The Plains Indians of Colorado, including the Arapaho, the Cheyenne, the Kiowa, and the Comanche, had largely been removed to Indian Territory in Oklahoma by 1870. The Ute Indians living in western Colorado did not give up their lands to white settlement until after 1880, when most of them were moved to reservations in Utah.  
 
The Plains Indians of Colorado, including the Arapaho, the Cheyenne, the Kiowa, and the Comanche, had largely been removed to Indian Territory in Oklahoma by 1870. The Ute Indians living in western Colorado did not give up their lands to white settlement until after 1880, when most of them were moved to reservations in Utah.  
 
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties: ''' [[Arapahoe (KS) County, Colorado|Arapahoe&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Broderick County, Kansas|Broderick&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Carbonate County, Colorado|Carbonate]] | [[El Paso County, Kansas|El&nbsp;Paso&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Fremont County, Kansas|Fremont&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Greenwood County, Colorado|Greenwood]] | [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe]] | [[Montana County, Kansas|Montana&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Mora County, Colorado|Mora&nbsp;(NM)]] | [[North Park County, Colorado|North Park]] | [[Oro County, Kansas|Oro&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Peketon County, Kansas|Peketon&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos&nbsp;(NM)]] | [[Uncompahgre County, Colorado|Uncompahgre]] | [[Washington (old) County, Kansas|Washington&nbsp;(KS old)]]  
 
'''Extinct or Renamed Counties: ''' [[Arapahoe (KS) County, Colorado|Arapahoe&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Broderick County, Kansas|Broderick&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Carbonate County, Colorado|Carbonate]] | [[El Paso County, Kansas|El&nbsp;Paso&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Fremont County, Kansas|Fremont&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Greenwood County, Colorado|Greenwood]] | [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe]] | [[Montana County, Kansas|Montana&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Mora County, Colorado|Mora&nbsp;(NM)]] | [[North Park County, Colorado|North Park]] | [[Oro County, Kansas|Oro&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Peketon County, Kansas|Peketon&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos&nbsp;(NM)]] | [[Uncompahgre County, Colorado|Uncompahgre]] | [[Washington (old) County, Kansas|Washington&nbsp;(KS old)]]  
  
== &nbsp;Research Tools  ==
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=== Major Repositories  ===
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[[Colorado State Archives]] {{!}} [[Colorado Historical Society]] {{!}} [[Denver Public Library]] {{!}} [[University of Colorado]] {{!}} [[National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)]] {{!}} [[Family History Library]]
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=== Migration Routes  ===
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[[Arkansas River]] {{!}} [[Colorado River]] {{!}} [[Rio Grande]] {{!}} [[Chisholm Trail]] | [[Old Spanish Trail]] | [[Santa Fe Trail]] | [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]] | [[Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad]] | [[Union Pacific Railroad]]
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=== Research Tools  ===
  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/colorado.html Colorado State and County Genealogy Records Resources]<br>  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/colorado.html Colorado State and County Genealogy Records Resources]<br>  
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*[[Colorado 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Colorado 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
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*[[Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Colorado Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
  
 
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Colorado Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Colorado Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
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Welcome to Colorado,
the Centennial State

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Most pre-statehood settlers of Colorado began arriving at the time of the gold rush of 1858. They came from the northeastern and midwestern states, especially New York, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Some came from the New Mexico Territory, and a few settlers came from the southern states, the Pacific Coast, and from other countries including England, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Scotland, and Wales. Latter-day Saint settlements were made in the San Luis Valley in the 1870s and 1880s.

The Plains Indians of Colorado, including the Arapaho, the Cheyenne, the Kiowa, and the Comanche, had largely been removed to Indian Territory in Oklahoma by 1870. The Ute Indians living in western Colorado did not give up their lands to white settlement until after 1880, when most of them were moved to reservations in Utah.

   How to Find Information about Colorado, United States Genealogy Ancestors
 

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

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Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Arapahoe (KS) | Broderick (KS) | Carbonate | El Paso (KS) | Fremont (KS) | Greenwood | Guadalupe | Montana (KS) | Mora (NM) | North Park | Oro (KS) | Peketon (KS) | Taos (NM) | Uncompahgre | Washington (KS old)

Major Repositories

Colorado State Archives | Colorado Historical Society | Denver Public Library | University of Colorado | National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver) | Family History Library

Migration Routes

Arkansas River | Colorado River | Rio Grande | Chisholm Trail | Old Spanish Trail | Santa Fe Trail | Santa Fe Railway | Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad | Union Pacific Railroad

Research Tools

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