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[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Colorado.pdf Before 1900 the largest religious groups] in [[Colorado]] were the [[Roman Catholic Church in the United States|Catholic]], [[Methodist Church in the United States|Methodist]], [[Episcopal Church in the United States|Episcopal]], [[Presbyterian Church in the United States|Presbyterian]], and [[Baptist Church in the United States|Baptist]].  
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[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Colorado.pdf Before 1900 the largest religious groups] in [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]] were the [[Roman Catholic Church in the United States|Catholic]], [[Methodist Church in the United States|Methodist]], [[Episcopal Church in the United States|Episcopal]], [[Presbyterian Church in the United States|Presbyterian]], and [[Baptist Church in the United States|Baptist]].  
  
 
An inventory that can help you find church records is:  
 
An inventory that can help you find church records is:  
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The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has records of some Catholic and Presbyterian congregations and pre-1949 LDS ward records, but few other church records. Check the [https://familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=subject&searchCriteria=Colorado+Church+Records&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= FHL catalog ]for a complete listing of church records in the collection.  The library also has [https://familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=subject&searchCriteria=Colorado+Church+History&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= histories] of the Episcopal, Latter-day Saint, Presbyterian and other religious groups in the state.  
 
The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has records of some Catholic and Presbyterian congregations and pre-1949 LDS ward records, but few other church records. Check the [https://familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=subject&searchCriteria=Colorado+Church+Records&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= FHL catalog ]for a complete listing of church records in the collection.  The library also has [https://familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=subject&searchCriteria=Colorado+Church+History&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= histories] of the Episcopal, Latter-day Saint, Presbyterian and other religious groups in the state.  
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For Conejos County, some of these church records are available online.    http://cogenweb.com/conejos/cr/churches.html 
  
 
Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located:  
 
Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located:  
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=== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)  ===
 
=== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)  ===
  
'''Early Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church records for&nbsp;Colorado''' <br>Ward and Branch records can be found on microfilm at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers for each ward are listed in the Family History Library Catalog. A good reference is:<br>  
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'''Early Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church records for&nbsp;Colorado''' <br>Ward and Branch records can be found on microfilm at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers for each ward are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog. A good reference is:<br>  
  
 
*Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. ''Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers''. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507 2 fiche).
 
*Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. ''Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers''. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507 2 fiche).
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[http://www.diocs.org/DepartmentsMinistries/ChanceryTribunalOffice/Archives.aspx Archives of the Diocese of Colorado Springs]<br>228 North Cascade Ave.<br>Colorado Springs, CO 80903<br>Phone: (719) 636-2345  
 
[http://www.diocs.org/DepartmentsMinistries/ChanceryTribunalOffice/Archives.aspx Archives of the Diocese of Colorado Springs]<br>228 North Cascade Ave.<br>Colorado Springs, CO 80903<br>Phone: (719) 636-2345  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Chaffee County, Colorado|Chaffee]], [[Cheyenne County, Colorado|Cheyenne]], [[Douglas County, Colorado|Douglas]], [[Elbert County, Colorado|Elbert]], [[El Paso County, Colorado|El Paso]], [[Kit Carson County, Colorado|Kit Carson]], [[Lake County, Colorado|Lake]], [[Lincoln County, Colorado|Lincoln]], [[Park County, Colorado|Park]] and [[Teller County, Colorado|Teller]]  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Chaffee County, Colorado Genealogy|Chaffee]], [[Cheyenne County, Colorado Genealogy|Cheyenne]], [[Douglas County, Colorado Genealogy|Douglas]], [[Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy|Elbert]], [[El Paso County, Colorado Genealogy|El Paso]], [[Kit Carson County, Colorado Genealogy|Kit Carson]], [[Lake County, Colorado Genealogy|Lake]], [[Lincoln County, Colorado Genealogy|Lincoln]], [[Park County, Colorado Genealogy|Park]] and [[Teller County, Colorado Genealogy|Teller]]  
  
 
[http://www.archden.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=11&Itemid=421 Archives of the Archdiocese of Denver]<br>1300 South Steele St.<br>Denver, CO 80210-2599<br>Phone: (303) 722-4687<br>Fax: (303) 331-8071  
 
[http://www.archden.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=11&Itemid=421 Archives of the Archdiocese of Denver]<br>1300 South Steele St.<br>Denver, CO 80210-2599<br>Phone: (303) 722-4687<br>Fax: (303) 331-8071  
  
The Archdiocese includes the counties of: [[Adams County, Colorado|Adams]], [[Arapahoe County, Colorado|Arapahoe]], [[Boulder County, Colorado|Boulder]], [[Clear Creek County, Colorado|Clear Creek]], [[Denver County, Colorado|Denver]], [[Eagle County, Colorado|Eagle]], [[Garfield County, Colorado|garfield]], [[Gilpin County, Colorado|Gilpin]], [[Grand County, Colorado|Grand]] , [[Jackson County, Colorado|Jackson]], [[Jefferson County, Colorado|Jefferson]], [[Larimer County, Colorado|Larimer]], [[Logan County, Colorado|Logan]], [[Moffat County, Colorado|Moffat]], [[Morgan County, Colorado|Morgan]], [[Phillips County, Colorado|Phillips]], [[Pitkin County, Colorado|Pitkin]], [[Rio Blanco County, Colorado|Rio Blanco]], [[Routt County, Colorado|Routt]], [[Sedgwick County, Colorado|Sedgwick]], [[Summit County, Colorado|Summit]], [[Washington County, Colorado|Washington]], [[Weld County, Colorado|Weld]] and [[Yuma County, Colorado|Yuma]]  
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The Archdiocese includes the counties of: [[Adams County, Colorado Genealogy|Adams]], [[Arapahoe County, Colorado Genealogy|Arapahoe]], [[Boulder County, Colorado Genealogy|Boulder]], [[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy|Clear Creek]], [[Denver County, Colorado Genealogy|Denver]], [[Eagle County, Colorado Genealogy|Eagle]], [[Garfield County, Colorado Genealogy|garfield]], [[Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy|Gilpin]], [[Grand County, Colorado Genealogy|Grand]] , [[Jackson County, Colorado Genealogy|Jackson]], [[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy|Jefferson]], [[Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy|Larimer]], [[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy|Logan]], [[Moffat County, Colorado Genealogy|Moffat]], [[Morgan County, Colorado Genealogy|Morgan]], [[Phillips County, Colorado Genealogy|Phillips]], [[Pitkin County, Colorado Genealogy|Pitkin]], [[Rio Blanco County, Colorado Genealogy|Rio Blanco]], [[Routt County, Colorado Genealogy|Routt]], [[Sedgwick County, Colorado Genealogy|Sedgwick]], [[Summit County, Colorado Genealogy|Summit]], [[Washington County, Colorado Genealogy|Washington]], [[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy|Weld]] and [[Yuma County, Colorado Genealogy|Yuma]]  
  
 
[http://www.dioceseofpueblo.org/ Diocese of Pueblo]<br>1001 No. Grand Avenue<br>Pueblo, CO 81003<br>Phone: (719) 544-9861<br>Fax: (719) 544-5202  
 
[http://www.dioceseofpueblo.org/ Diocese of Pueblo]<br>1001 No. Grand Avenue<br>Pueblo, CO 81003<br>Phone: (719) 544-9861<br>Fax: (719) 544-5202  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]], [[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]], [[Baca County, Colorado|Baca]], [[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]], [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]], [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]], [[Crowley County, Colorado|Crowley]], [[Custer County, Colorado|Custer]], [[Delta County, Colorado|Delta]], [[Dolores County, Colorado|Dolores]], [[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]], [[Gunnison County, Colorado|Gunnison]], [[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]], [[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]], [[Kiowa County, Colorado|Kiowa]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]], [[Mesa County, Colorado|Mesa]], [[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]], [[Montezuma County, Colorado|Montezuma]], [[Montrose County, Colorado|Montrose]], [[Otero County, Colorado|Otero]], [[Ouray County, Colorado|Ouray]], [[Prowers County, Colorado|Prowers]], [[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]], [[Rio Grande County, Colorado|Rio Grande]], [[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]], [[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan]] and [[San Miguel County, Colorado|San Miguel]]  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Alamosa County, Colorado Genealogy|Alamosa]], [[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy|Archuleta]], [[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy|Baca]], [[Bent County, Colorado Genealogy|Bent]], [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos]], [[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla]], [[Crowley County, Colorado Genealogy|Crowley]], [[Custer County, Colorado Genealogy|Custer]], [[Delta County, Colorado Genealogy|Delta]], [[Dolores County, Colorado Genealogy|Dolores]], [[Fremont County, Colorado Genealogy|Fremont]], [[Gunnison County, Colorado Genealogy|Gunnison]], [[Hinsdale County, Colorado Genealogy|Hinsdale]], [[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy|Huerfano]], [[Kiowa County, Colorado Genealogy|Kiowa]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas]], [[Mesa County, Colorado Genealogy|Mesa]], [[Mineral County, Colorado Genealogy|Mineral]], [[Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy|Montezuma]], [[Montrose County, Colorado Genealogy|Montrose]], [[Otero County, Colorado Genealogy|Otero]], [[Ouray County, Colorado Genealogy|Ouray]], [[Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy|Prowers]], [[Pueblo County, Colorado Genealogy|Pueblo]], [[Rio Grande County, Colorado Genealogy|Rio Grande]], [[Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy|Saguache]], [[San Juan County, Colorado Genealogy|San Juan]] and [[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy|San Miguel]]  
  
For a history of the Catholic church in [[Colorado|Colorado]], see:  
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For a history of the Catholic church in [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]], see:  
  
 
*Salpointe, Rev. Jean Baptiste. ''Soldiers of the Cross: Notes on the Ecclesiastical History of New-Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.'' Banning, Calif.: St. Boniface's Industrial School, 1898; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=ouHQAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282345|item}} book 973 K2sj
 
*Salpointe, Rev. Jean Baptiste. ''Soldiers of the Cross: Notes on the Ecclesiastical History of New-Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.'' Banning, Calif.: St. Boniface's Industrial School, 1898; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=ouHQAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282345|item}} book 973 K2sj
  
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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Colorado were the Catholic, Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, and Baptist.

An inventory that can help you find church records is:

  • Guide to Vital Statistics Records in Colorado, Volume 2. Church Archives. Denver: Colorado Historical Records Survey W.P.A., 1942; FHL Collection book 978.8 A3h; film 897482 item 9. This book lists churches that existed about 1940.

The Family History Library has records of some Catholic and Presbyterian congregations and pre-1949 LDS ward records, but few other church records. Check the FHL catalog for a complete listing of church records in the collection.  The library also has histories of the Episcopal, Latter-day Saint, Presbyterian and other religious groups in the state.

For Conejos County, some of these church records are available online.    http://cogenweb.com/conejos/cr/churches.html 

Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located:

Baptist

American Baptist Historical Society
P.O. Box 851
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851
Phone: (610) 768-2374

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)

Early Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church records for Colorado
Ward and Branch records can be found on microfilm at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers for each ward are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog. A good reference is:

  • Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507 2 fiche).

These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.

Episcopal

Diocese of Colorado
1300 Washington St
Denver, CO 80203-2008
Phone: (303) 837-1173

Methodist

Rocky Mountain Conference Historical Society
Ira J. Taylor Library
Iliff School of Theology
2201 S. University Boulevard
Denver, CO 80210-4798
Phone: (303) 744-1287
Fax: (303) 777-3387 or (303) 777-0164
email: info@iliff.edu

Presbyterian

Presbyterian Historical Society
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 627-1852
Fax: (215) 627-0509
refdesk@history.pcusa.org

Roman Catholic

Archives of the Diocese of Colorado Springs
228 North Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 636-2345

The diocese includes the counties of: Chaffee, Cheyenne, Douglas, Elbert, El Paso, Kit Carson, Lake, Lincoln, Park and Teller

Archives of the Archdiocese of Denver
1300 South Steele St.
Denver, CO 80210-2599
Phone: (303) 722-4687
Fax: (303) 331-8071

The Archdiocese includes the counties of: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, Denver, Eagle, garfield, Gilpin, Grand , Jackson, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Moffat, Morgan, Phillips, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, Sedgwick, Summit, Washington, Weld and Yuma

Diocese of Pueblo
1001 No. Grand Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 544-9861
Fax: (719) 544-5202

The diocese includes the counties of: Alamosa, Archuleta, Baca, Bent, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, Delta, Dolores, Fremont, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Mesa, Mineral, Montezuma, Montrose, Otero, Ouray, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan and San Miguel

For a history of the Catholic church in Colorado, see:

  • Salpointe, Rev. Jean Baptiste. Soldiers of the Cross: Notes on the Ecclesiastical History of New-Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. Banning, Calif.: St. Boniface's Industrial School, 1898; digital version at Google Books; 1967 reprint: FHL Collection book 973 K2sj