Denver Colorado Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Denver Colorado Family HIstory Center has served the central Denver metropolitan area and part of Aurora for many years.  It was the first such Center in Colorado.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • Address: 2710 South Monaco Parkway, Denver, CO 80224, United States.
  • This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
  • The Center is located in the building at the corner of Yale and Monaco. The entrance is in the northwest corner of the building.  There is ample free parking available.
  • Location on Map

Phone: 303-756-0220  (Call during Family History Center hours)

E-mail: CO_Denver@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed March 17 through April 1
  • Closed May 12 for Mother's Day
  • Closed May 24 through June 3
  • Closed the first Saturday in April and October
  • Closed June 16 for Father's Day
  • Closed June 29 through July 6
  • Closed August 31 through September 7
  • Closed November 27 through December 2
  • Closed December 20 through January 6

Calendar and Events

Class Schedule

The Center conducts regular weekly genealogy courses available free to the public.  If you would like to be notified of the class schedule, please submit your request by email to: familyhistoryclasses@gmail.com.

  • No Sunday evening classes in June.

All Sunday classes will be taught at the Yale and Monaco Bldg in rooms 13-15


New Wednesday class! FamilySearch.org's Family Tree in four parts by Barbara Fines Price

  • May 15  - 10 a.m. - part 1 - Family Tree on familysearch.org
  • May 22  - 10 a.m. - part 2
  • June 5   - 10 a.m. - part 3
  • June 12 - 10 a.m. - part 4

No class the week of Memorial Day.

The Family Tree classes will build upon each other. The later classes will be difficult without attending the first class. Feel free to bring a laptop or other Internet-capable device.

All Wednesday classes will be taught at the Yale and Monaco Bldg in the Relief Society room along the south hall of the building. Enter at the Family History Center door.

Seminars

Save the Date!

Barbara Vines Little will be the speaker at an all-day seminar October 19, 2013, at the Denver Colorado Family History Center. Registration will begin in July.

9:30 Why Should I have Every Census Record?—Using a soundex entry instead of the actual census record, skipping the pre-1850 census records because they won't provide additional information, or failing to follow all the living children through the 1880 and later censuses can all result in failure to solve a genealogical problem. Come and see why.
10:45 Femme Covert or Femme Sole: Women and the Law—This lecture covers English common law and its effect on women from the colonial period through the Civil War. A woman, whether servant, slave or free, frequently lost and gained property and other rights based upon her age and marital status. In order to successfully research women, it is necessary to understand these rights and how and under what conditions they changed.


12:00 Break for lunch—Please return 15 minutes before the next class begins.


1:30 In the Beginning: Patents, Grants and Bounty Land—The records generated by these government transactions (pre- and post-colonial, state and federal) can often provide clues to and sometimes actual proof of links between generations. This lecture covers the types of records generated, where to find them and what information to look for.
2:45 Re-creating Your Ancestor's Neighborhood—When researchers hit a brick wall, whether it’s "Where did he come from?" or "Whom did he marry?" the advice is usually the same: Consider the neighbors. Rarely does this advice include a formula for finding the neighbors. The methodology presented here has been developed over a period of some 15 years spent using a variety of maps, land plats, taxes and other records to put an ancestor on the land and identify his neighbors.

Center Resources

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog: This Center will assist patrons to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.  Patrons will place their orders on any computer with an Internet connection using the Online Film Ordering system.  The film ordering Web site is located at https://www.familysearch.org/films. There patrons can create a personal account and select the preferred family history center where the films they order will be sent. They can make payment using a credit or debit card, or by PayPal. 
  • The Denver Colorado Family History Center has a collection of microfilms and microfiche on indefinite loan from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This Center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the Center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. 

Hardware and Equipment

  • There are personal computers, printers, microfilm and microfiche readers available in this Center for patron use on a first come, first served basis.
  • In addition, this Center has a digital imaging system that allows patrons to print or capture selected microfilm/microfiche images on their personal stick drives or CDs.
  • Wireless connections are available for personal laptops.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Saturday morning we have staff members that can assist in Spanish and German

Resources in the Local Area

  • Denver Public Library, Western History & Genealogy. 5th floor, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy., Denver, CO 80204


(This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)

Links


Volunteer at the Center

We are actively seeking people who would like to assist others in family history work.  An in depth knowledge of Family History or Genealogy is not needed as we will provide training.