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Guide to '''Colorado ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
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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.
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This article is about the state. For other uses, see [[Colorado (disambiguation)]].
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==Colorado Information==
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Colorado became the thirty-eighth state admitted to the Union in August 1, 1876. Colorado was created from Colorado Territory and is located in the western region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref> The capital is Denver and there are 64 counties
  
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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==Getting Started ==
 
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*[[Adams County, Colorado|Adams]]
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<h3>Getting Started with Colorado Research</h3>
*[[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]]
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Links to articles on getting started with Colorado research.
*[[Arapahoe County, Colorado|Arapahoe]]
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*[[Step-by-Step Colorado Research, 1880-Present]]
*[[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]]
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*[[How to Find Colorado Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Baca County, Colorado|Baca]]
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*[[How to Find Colorado Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]]
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*[[How to Find Colorado Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
*[[Boulder County, Colorado|Boulder]]
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*[[Colorado Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Broomfield County, Colorado|Broomfield]]
 
*[[Chaffee County, Colorado|Chaffee]]
 
*[[Cheyenne County, Colorado|Cheyenne]]
 
*[[Clear Creek County, Colorado|Clear Creek]]
 
*[[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]]  
 
*[[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]]  
 
*[[Crowley County, Colorado|Crowley]]  
 
*[[Custer County, Colorado|Custer]]  
 
*[[Delta County, Colorado|Delta]]
 
  
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*[[Denver County, Colorado|Denver]]
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<h3>Colorado Research Tools</h3>
*[[Dolores County, Colorado|Dolores]]
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Colorado research.
*[[Douglas County, Colorado|Douglas]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Boundary Changes for Colorado Counties]  
*[[Eagle County, Colorado|Eagle]]
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*[[Colorado Archives and Libraries|Colorado Archives and Libraries]]
*[[Elbert County, Colorado|Elbert]]  
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*[http://cogenweb.com/ COGenWeb]  
*[[El Paso County, Colorado|El Paso]]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Colorado .
*[[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]]  
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|}{{Click|Image:CO_ORP.png|Colorado Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
*[[Garfield County, Colorado|Garfield]]  
 
*[[Gilpin County, Colorado|Gilpin]]  
 
*[[Grand County, Colorado|Grand]]
 
*[[Gunnison County, Colorado|Gunnison]]
 
*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]]
 
*[[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]]
 
*[[Jackson County, Colorado|Jackson]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Colorado|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Kiowa County, Colorado|Kiowa]]
 
  
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== Colorado Clickable Map==
*[[Kit Carson County, Colorado|Kit Carson]]
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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
*[[Lake County, Colorado|Lake]]
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*[[La Plata County, Colorado|La Plata]]
 
*[[Larimer County, Colorado|Larimer]]
 
*[[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Colorado|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Logan County, Colorado|Logan]]
 
*[[Mesa County, Colorado|Mesa]]
 
*[[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]]
 
*[[Moffat County, Colorado|Moffat]]
 
*[[Montezuma County, Colorado|Montezuma]]
 
*[[Montrose County, Colorado|Montrose]]
 
*[[Morgan County, Colorado|Morgan]]
 
*[[Otero County, Colorado|Otero]]
 
*[[Ouray County, Colorado|Ouray]]
 
*[[Park County, Colorado|Park]]
 
 
 
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*[[Phillips County, Colorado|Phillips]]
 
*[[Pitkin County, Colorado|Pitkin]]
 
*[[Prowers County, Colorado|Prowers]]
 
*[[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]]
 
*[[Rio Blanco County, Colorado|Rio Blanco]]
 
*[[Rio Grande County, Colorado|Rio Grande]]
 
*[[Routt County, Colorado|Routt]]
 
*[[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]]
 
*[[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan]]
 
*[[San Miguel County, Colorado|San Miguel]]
 
*[[Sedgwick County, Colorado|Sedgwick]]
 
*[[Summit County, Colorado|Summit]]
 
*[[Teller County, Colorado|Teller]]
 
*[[Washington County, Colorado|Washington]]
 
*[[Weld County, Colorado|Weld]]
 
*[[Yuma County, Colorado|Yuma]]
 
  
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==Counties==
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*[[Adams County, Colorado Genealogy|Adams]]
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*[[Alamosa County, Colorado Genealogy|Alamosa]]
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*[[Arapahoe County, Colorado Genealogy|Arapahoe]]
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*[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy|Archuleta]]
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*[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy|Baca]]
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*[[Bent County, Colorado Genealogy|Bent]]
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*[[Boulder County, Colorado Genealogy|Boulder]]
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*[[Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy|Broomfield]]
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*[[Chaffee County, Colorado Genealogy|Chaffee]]
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*[[Cheyenne County, Colorado Genealogy|Cheyenne]]
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*[[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy|Clear Creek]]
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*[[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos]]
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*[[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla]]
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*[[Crowley County, Colorado Genealogy|Crowley]]
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*[[Custer County, Colorado Genealogy|Custer]]
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*[[Delta County, Colorado Genealogy|Delta]]
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*[[Denver County, Colorado Genealogy|Denver]]
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*[[Dolores County, Colorado Genealogy|Dolores]]
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*[[Douglas County, Colorado Genealogy|Douglas]]
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*[[Eagle County, Colorado Genealogy|Eagle]]
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*[[Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy|Elbert]]
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*[[El Paso County, Colorado Genealogy|El Paso]]
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*[[Fremont County, Colorado Genealogy|Fremont]]
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*[[Garfield County, Colorado Genealogy|Garfield]]
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*[[Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy|Gilpin]]
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*[[Grand County, Colorado Genealogy|Grand]]
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*[[Gunnison County, Colorado Genealogy|Gunnison]]
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*[[Hinsdale County, Colorado Genealogy|Hinsdale]]
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*[[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy|Huerfano]]
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*[[Jackson County, Colorado Genealogy|Jackson]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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*[[Kiowa County, Colorado Genealogy|Kiowa]]
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*[[Kit Carson County, Colorado Genealogy|Kit Carson]]
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*[[Lake County, Colorado Genealogy|Lake]]
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*[[La Plata County, Colorado Genealogy|La Plata]]
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*[[Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy|Larimer]]
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*[[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Colorado Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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*[[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy|Logan]]
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*[[Mesa County, Colorado Genealogy|Mesa]]
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*[[Mineral County, Colorado Genealogy|Mineral]]
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*[[Moffat County, Colorado Genealogy|Moffat]]
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*[[Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy|Montezuma]]
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*[[Montrose County, Colorado Genealogy|Montrose]]
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*[[Morgan County, Colorado Genealogy|Morgan]]
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*[[Otero County, Colorado Genealogy|Otero]]
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*[[Ouray County, Colorado Genealogy|Ouray]]
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*[[Park County, Colorado Genealogy|Park]]
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*[[Phillips County, Colorado Genealogy|Phillips]]
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*[[Pitkin County, Colorado Genealogy|Pitkin]]
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*[[Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy|Prowers]]
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*[[Pueblo County, Colorado Genealogy|Pueblo]]
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*[[Rio Blanco County, Colorado Genealogy|Rio Blanco]]
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*[[Rio Grande County, Colorado Genealogy|Rio Grande]]
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*[[Routt County, Colorado Genealogy|Routt]]
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*[[Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy|Saguache]]
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*[[San Juan County, Colorado Genealogy|San Juan]]
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*[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy|San Miguel]]
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*[[Sedgwick County, Colorado Genealogy|Sedgwick]]
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*[[Summit County, Colorado Genealogy|Summit]]
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*[[Teller County, Colorado Genealogy|Teller]]
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*[[Washington County, Colorado Genealogy|Washington]]
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*[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy|Weld]]
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*[[Yuma County, Colorado Genealogy|Yuma]]
 
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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)]]  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties: ''' [[Arapahoe (KS) County, Colorado Genealogy|Arapahoe&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Broderick County, Kansas Genealogy|Broderick&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Carbonate County, Colorado Genealogy|Carbonate]] | [[El Paso County, Kansas Genealogy|El&nbsp;Paso&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Fremont County, Kansas Genealogy|Fremont&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Greenwood County, Colorado Genealogy|Greenwood]] | [[Guadalupe County, Colorado Genealogy|Guadalupe]] | [[Montana County, Kansas Genealogy|Montana&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Mora County, Colorado Genealogy|Mora&nbsp;(NM)]] | [[North Park County, Colorado Genealogy|North Park]] | [[Oro County, Kansas Genealogy|Oro&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Peketon County, Kansas Genealogy|Peketon&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos&nbsp;(NM)]] | [[Uncompahgre County, Colorado Genealogy|Uncompahgre]] | [[Washington (old) County, Kansas Genealogy|Washington&nbsp;(KS old)]]  
  
== Research Tools ==
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== Colorado Migration Routes ==
  
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/colorado.html Colorado State and County Genealogy Records Resources]<br>
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Colorado/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[http://www.cogenweb.com/ The Colorado GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information.
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*[[Arkansas River]]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/cofiles.htm USGenWeb Archives Project for Colorado], collected genealogical information.&nbsp; Also has [http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchco.htm search] page<br>
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*[[Colorado River]]
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cotttp/ Colorado Trails to the Past] -&nbsp; free online genealogical &amp; historical information<br>
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*[[Rio Grande]]
*[http://www.usgennet.org/socadmin/co.html USGenNet Index for Colorado], links to various genealogical sites/organization for Colorado.<br>
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*[[Chisholm Trail]]
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/colorado/ Access Genealogy: Colorado Genealogy] has a wealth of information.<br>
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*[[Old Spanish Trail]]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-l/USA/co.html Roots-L Colorado Resources] - Colorado Genealogical and Historical Resources on the Net<br>
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*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/colorado.html Family History 101 Colorado] -&nbsp; State of Colorado Genealogy, Family History, Ancestry and Records Resources<br>
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*[[Santa Fe Trail]]
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/co.htm Cyndi's List] of Genealogical Sites on the Internet for Colorado
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*[[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Colorado.pdf BYU Research Outline for Colorado]&nbsp; - downloads PDF file. <br>
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*[[Denver and Rio Grande Railroad]]
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=30 FamilySearch Historical Record Collections ]for Colorado
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*[[Union Pacific Railroad]]  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/coloradogenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Colorado]
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'''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[Colorado 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Colorado 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
=== Help with the Colorado Wiki pages  ===
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
{{Click|Image:Volunteers wanted sm.png|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Help_wanted_on_the_Colorado_pages|Wiki Volunteers Wanted}}
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! [[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Colorado pages|Many tasks need willing volunteers]]. You can help:<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/30?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Colorado Family History Center locator map]
  
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== Additional Resources ==
:*Check links on pages
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*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/co/ Cyndi's List] - Colorado genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/colo/ Colorado Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Colorado
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/colorado-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Colorado
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/colorado-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Colorado genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/colorado-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Colorado
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Colorado.pdf Colorado Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
  
[[FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the Colorado pages|Find more opportunities to help with the Colorado pages]].
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Latest revision as of 18:48, 13 September 2017

United States
Colorado
Colorado Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Colorado Background
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Local Research Resources

Guide to Colorado ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
This article is about the state. For other uses, see Colorado (disambiguation).

Colorado Information

Colorado became the thirty-eighth state admitted to the Union in August 1, 1876. Colorado was created from Colorado Territory and is located in the western region of the United States.[1] The capital is Denver and there are 64 counties

Getting Started

Getting Started with Colorado Research

Links to articles on getting started with Colorado research.

Colorado Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Colorado research.

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Colorado Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Baca CountyProwers CountyBent CountyKiowa CountyCheyenne CountyKit Carson CountyYuma CountyPhillips CountySedgwick CountyLogan CountyWeld CountyLarimer CountyJackson CountyRoutt CountyMoffat CountyRio Blanco CountyGarfield CountyMesa CountyMontrose CountySan Miguel CountyDolores CountyMontezuma CountyLa Plata CountyArchuleta CountyConejos CountyCostilla CountyLas Animas CountyOtero CountyCrowley CountyLincoln CountyWashington CountyMorgan CountyBoulder CountyElbert CountyEl Paso CountyPueblo CountyHuerfano CountyAlamosa CountyRio Grande CountyMineral CountyHinsdale CountySan Juan CountyOuray CountyGunnison CountyPitkin CountySaguache CountyCuster CountyFremont CountyDelta CountyTeller CountyPark CountyLake CountyChaffee CountyDouglas CountyJefferson CountyEagle CountySummit CountyClear Creek CountyGilpin CountyGrand CountyAdams CountyArapahoe CountyDenver CountyColorado-county-map.gif

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)

Colorado Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado (accessed 15 March 2016).