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== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
== History  ==
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Guide to '''Gilpin County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
==== Parent County ====
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
'''1861--'''Gilpin County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county from Arapahoe (old) County, Kansas Territory. '''County seat:''' Central City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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|county seat= Central City
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|parent county= Arapahoe (old) Kansas Territory<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Boulder County, Colorado Genealogy|Boulder]]
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|county2= [[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy|Clear Creek]]
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|county3= [[Grand County, Colorado Genealogy|Grand]]
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== County Information ==
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Description ===
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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The County was named after after Colonel William Gilpin, the first Governor of the Territory of Colorado. The County has Central City as its seat and the County was created November 1, 1861. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, "Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/gilpin/ 6/28/2017.</ref>
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Gilpin}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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'''Gilpin County Courthouse'''<br>203 Eureka Street<br>PO Box 366<br>Central City, CO 80427-0366<br>Phone: 303.582.5321<br>[http://www.co.gilpin.co.us/ Gilpin County Website]<br><br>
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'''Gilpin and Jefferson County Vital Records'''<br>800 Jefferson County Parkway<br>Golden, CO 80419<br>303-271-6450<br>Fax 303-271-6451<br>[http://jeffco.us/public-health/certificates-and-health-data/birth-and-death-certificates/ Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1881 and land records from 1861;<br> Clerk District Court had divorce and probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gilpin County, Colorado. Page 98 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Gilpin 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), Gilpin County, Colorado. Page 98 {{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; Colorado Office of the State Registrat of Vital Statistics.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1863
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1863
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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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...''' '''[[Gilpin County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Gilpin County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Gilpin County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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*[[Boulder County, Colorado|Boulder]]
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=== Record Loss ===
*[[Clear Creek County, Colorado|Clear Creek]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Colorado|Jefferson]]
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Gilpin}}
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*'''1861--'''Gilpin County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county from Arapahoe (old) County, Kansas Territory.
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*'''County seat:''' Central City<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties
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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>
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=10538 Mount Olivet Cemetery, Golden] BillionGraves
 
  
==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Gilpin}}
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The following are locations in Gilpin County, Colorado:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Gilpin County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilpin_County,_Colorado, accessed 22 May 2017.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hawk,_Colorado Black Hawk]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_City,_Colorado Central City]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevadaville,_Colorado Nevadaville]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Gulch,_Colorado Russell Gulch]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_Creek,_Boulder_County,_Colorado Coal Creek] (also in Boulder and Jefferson counties)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollinsville,_Colorado Rollinsville]</div>
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*[http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/co/russellgulch.html Russell Gulch]</div>
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The following are locations in Gilpin County, Colorado:
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* [http://www.cityofblackhawk.org/ Black Hawk]
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* [http://www.centralcitycolorado.us/ Central City]
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* Coal Creek
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* [http://www.gilpintram.com/nevadaville.html Nevadaville]
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* [http://www.gilpintram.com/rollinsville.html Rollinsville]
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* Pinecliff
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==== Church  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Gilpin}}
  
==== Court  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Gilpin}}
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/chancery/index.html Chancery Court Cases] documenting legal decisions rendered by the territorial and district court of Gilpin County for the years 1862 - 1878. Chancery cases are those types of cases where justice was applied in circumstances not specifically covered by law during these years. Names appearing on this index most likely include some of the early gold seekers that came west in search of fortune and fame. <br>
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Gilpin}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Gilpin}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Gilpin}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Gilpin}}
  
==== Military  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Gilpin County, Colorado''' online and in print</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=264&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://stanwyck.com/CCGilpin/gResources.html#cemeteries COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/gilpin.htm COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/gilpin.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=24&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Gilpin%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|472855|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Gilpin+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=264 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
  
[http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/Default/Skins/Colorado/Client.asp?Skin=Colorado&AW=1310590717727&AppName=2 Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection] has searchable digital copies of newspapers from all over the state of Colorado. The list of newspapers available for Gilpin county includes the ''Daily Mining Journal&nbsp;''(Nov 1863 - Dec 1866)&nbsp;from Black Hawk, and the ''Daily Register Call ''(March 1868 - Feb 1879)&nbsp;and ''Evening Call ''(Feb 1878 - June 1878)''&nbsp;''from Central City. Newspapers that are available on this site date from 1859-1923 and are searchable.
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==== Probate ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Gilpin}}
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilpin_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1870 |5490 
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|1880 |6489
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|1890 |5867
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|1900 |6690
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|1910 |4131
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|1920 |1364
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|1930 |1212
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|1940 |1625
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|1950 |850
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|1960 |685
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|1970 |1272 
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|1980 |2441
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|1990 |3070  
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|2000 |4757
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|2010 |5441
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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>
  
==== Taxation  ====
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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/inh_tax/1gilpin_inh_tax.htm Colorado State Archives] has put the Gilpin County Inheritance Tax Records Index for the years 1910-1922 on-line
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Gilpin}}
  
==== 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|Gilpin}}
  
== 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.
  
Gilpin County Library District<br>15131 Highway 119<br>Golden, CO 80403<br>Phone: (303) 582-5777<br>Website [http://www.gilpinlibrary.org/ www.gilpinlibrary.org/]
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'''1862-1878''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Chancery Court Cases] documenting legal decisions rendered by the territorial and district court of Gilpin County for the years 1862 - 1878. Chancery cases are those types of cases where justice was applied in circumstances not specifically covered by law during these years. Names appearing on this index most likely include some of the early gold seekers that came west in search of fortune and fame.
  
Gilpin Historical Society<br>228 High Street<br>P O Box 247<br>Central City, Colorado 80427-0247 <br>Telephone: 303-582-5283<br>Website http://www.gilpinhistory.org/
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Gilpin}}
  
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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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Gilpin}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Gilpin}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Gilpin}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Gilpin}}
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Gilpin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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Genealogy Trails -
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[http://www.countyoffice.org/public-records/genealogy-co-997/ Gilpin County Genealogy and History] website
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Gilpin}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Gilpin}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
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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>
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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>
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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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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*'''1862-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3313 Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), 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|Gilpin}}
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''Online County Histories''
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*''Early Records of Gilpin County, Colorado, 1859-1861.'' c1920. Edited by Thomas Maitland Marshall. Boulder : University Of Colorado. Online at: {{FSbook|989690}}, [https://archive.org/details/earlyrecordsofgithom Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books/about/Early_Records_of_Gilpin_County_Colorado.html?id=vwcQAAAAYAAJ Google Books], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27529 Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|1978914|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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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|Gilpin}}
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[[Image:Cogilpin.jpg|right|230px]]<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|Gilpin}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Gilpin}}
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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|Gilpin}}
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''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] ($); Index and images<br>
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*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<br>
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 +
=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{CO Newspapers Intro|Gilpin}}
 +
''Colorado Newspapers Online''
 +
*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co Colorado Online Historical Newspapers online] - in the [https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection] by the Colorado State Library
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Colorado/Default.aspx?category=38&ldf=2 Colorado Newspapers] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($)
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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
 +
 
 +
[http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/Default/Skins/Colorado/Client.asp?Skin=Colorado&AW=1310590717727&AppName=2 Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection] has searchable digital copies of newspapers from all over the state of Colorado. The list of newspapers available for Gilpin county includes the ''Daily Mining Journal&nbsp;''(Nov 1863 - Dec 1866)&nbsp;from Black Hawk, and the ''Daily Register Call ''(March 1868 - Feb 1879)&nbsp;and ''Evening Call ''(Feb 1878 - June 1878)''&nbsp;''from Central City. Newspapers that are available on this site date from 1859-1923 and are searchable.
 +
 
 +
''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
 +
 
 +
 
 +
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{CO Obituaries Intro|Gilpin}}
 +
 
 +
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{CO Other Records Intro|Gilpin}}
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 +
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{CO Periodicals Intro|Gilpin}}
 +
 
 +
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{CO Probate Intro|Gilpin}}
 +
 
 +
'''Online Records
 +
*'''1875–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
 +
 
 +
=== School Records ===
 +
{{CO Schools Intro|Gilpin}}
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 +
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{CO Tax Intro|Gilpin}}
 +
 
 +
[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] has put the Gilpin County Inheritance Tax Records Index for the years 1910-1922 on-line.
 +
 
 +
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{CO Vital Intro|Gilpin}}
 +
 
 +
'''[[Colorado Vital Records]]
 +
 
 +
==== Birth ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Gilpin}}
 +
 
 +
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>
 +
 
 +
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 ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Gilpin}}
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 +
The Gilpin County Recorder's office will search their indexes if you call or come in to the office. If a record is found, a copy can be purchased in person or by mail. Call 303 582-5321.
 +
 
 +
''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''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] ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
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*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
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 +
==== Death ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Gilpin}}
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 +
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|Gilpin}}
 +
 
 +
All divorces and divorce records are handled by the Colorado Judicial District 1, County Combined Courts. Please contact their office directly at 303-271-6145 or Fax: 303-271-6188.
 +
 
 +
Jefferson County Combined Courts<br>100 Jefferson County Parkway<br>Golden CO 80401
 +
 
 +
''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>
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*'''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|Gilpin}}
 +
 
 +
=== Archives ===
 +
{{CO Archives Intro|Gilpin}}
 +
 
 +
{{CO&nbsp;Archives}}
 +
 
 +
'''1861-1882''' Gilpin County District Court Filings <br>'''1862-1878''' Gilpin County Chancery Cases <br>'''1864-1944''' Gilpin County Marriages <br>'''1867-1876''' Gilpin County Bankruptcy Docket <br>'''1874-1892''' Gilpin County Probate Court Civil Case Filings <br>'''1910-1922''' Gilpin County Inheritance Tax
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 +
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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 +
*[[Golden Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Arvada Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Boulder Colorado Family History Center]]
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 +
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{CO Libraries Intro|Gilpin}}
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 +
Gilpin County Library District<br>15131 Highway 119<br>Golden, CO 80403<br>Phone: (303) 582-5777<br>[http://www.gilpinlibrary.org/ Gilpin Co. Public Library Website]<br>
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 +
=== Museums ===
 +
{{CO Museums Intro|Gilpin}}
 +
== Societies ==
 +
{{CO Societies Intro|Gilpin}}
 +
'''Gilpin Historical Society'''<br>228 High Street<br>P O Box 247<br>Central City, Colorado 80427-0247 <br>Telephone: 303-582-5283<br>E-mail:[mailto:gilpinhistory@live.com gilpinhistory@live.com]<br>[http://www.gilpinhistory.org/ Website]
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'''Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Inc.'''<br>P.O. Box 150382<br>Lakewood, CO 80215-0382<br>Telephone: 303-935-9192<br>E-mail:[mailto:foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com]<br>[http://www.foothillsgenealogy.org Website]
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 +
== Websites ==
 +
{{CO Websites Intro|Gilpin}}
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 +
*{{FHL Place IDNum|205339|Colorado|Gilpin}}- 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
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Gilpin/ Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Gilpin/ Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://gilpincogenweb.000webhostapp.com/ Gilpin County COGENWEB]
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== Research Guides ==
 +
{{CO Research Guides Intro|Gilpin}}
  
== References ==
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 21:50, 18 October 2017

United States
Colorado
Gilpin County


Guide to Gilpin 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: Central City
Organized: November 1, 1861
Parent County(s): Arapahoe (old) Kansas Territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Boulder  • Clear Creek  • Grand  • Jefferson
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoGilpinCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado Gilpin County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named after after Colonel William Gilpin, the first Governor of the Territory of Colorado. The County has Central City as its seat and the County was created November 1, 1861. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Gilpin County Courthouse
203 Eureka Street
PO Box 366
Central City, CO 80427-0366
Phone: 303.582.5321
Gilpin County Website

Gilpin and Jefferson County Vital Records
800 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80419
303-271-6450
Fax 303-271-6451
Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1881 and land records from 1861;
Clerk District Court had divorce and probate records[3]

Gilpin 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[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1863 1881 1863 1861 1861 1861 1860
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes


Populated Places

The following are locations in Gilpin County, Colorado:[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
  • Coal Creek (also in Boulder and Jefferson counties)
Ghost towns

The following are locations in Gilpin County, Colorado:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Gilpin 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.[7] See links listed below.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 5,490
1880 6,489 18.2%
1890 5,867 −9.6%
1900 6,690 14.0%
1910 4,131 −38.3%
1920 1,364 −67.0%
1930 1,212 −11.1%
1940 1,625 34.1%
1950 850 −47.7%
1960 685 −19.4%
1970 1,272 85.7%
1980 2,441 91.9%
1990 3,070 25.8%
2000 4,757 55.0%
2010 5,441 14.4%
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.[8] 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.

1862-1878 Chancery Court Cases documenting legal decisions rendered by the territorial and district court of Gilpin County for the years 1862 - 1878. Chancery cases are those types of cases where justice was applied in circumstances not specifically covered by law during these years. Names appearing on this index most likely include some of the early gold seekers that came west in search of fortune and fame.

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Genealogy Trails - Gilpin County Genealogy and History website

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

Cogilpin.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 Historic Newspapers Collection has searchable digital copies of newspapers from all over the state of Colorado. The list of newspapers available for Gilpin county includes the Daily Mining Journal (Nov 1863 - Dec 1866) from Black Hawk, and the Daily Register Call (March 1868 - Feb 1879) and Evening Call (Feb 1878 - June 1878) from Central City. Newspapers that are available on this site date from 1859-1923 and are searchable.

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

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

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.


Colorado State Archives has put the Gilpin County Inheritance Tax Records Index for the years 1910-1922 on-line.

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.

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. [9]

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 Gilpin County Recorder's office will search their indexes if you call or come in to the office. If a record is found, a copy can be purchased in person or by mail. Call 303 582-5321.

Online Records

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [9]

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 Colorado Judicial District 1, County Combined Courts. Please contact their office directly at 303-271-6145 or Fax: 303-271-6188.

Jefferson County Combined Courts
100 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden CO 80401

Online Records

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Gilpin 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

1861-1882 Gilpin County District Court Filings
1862-1878 Gilpin County Chancery Cases
1864-1944 Gilpin County Marriages
1867-1876 Gilpin County Bankruptcy Docket
1874-1892 Gilpin County Probate Court Civil Case Filings
1910-1922 Gilpin County Inheritance Tax

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

Gilpin County Library District
15131 Highway 119
Golden, CO 80403
Phone: (303) 582-5777
Gilpin Co. Public Library Website

Museums

Societies

Gilpin Historical Society
228 High Street
P O Box 247
Central City, Colorado 80427-0247
Telephone: 303-582-5283
E-mail:gilpinhistory@live.com
Website

Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Inc.
P.O. Box 150382
Lakewood, CO 80215-0382
Telephone: 303-935-9192
E-mail:foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com
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, "Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/gilpin/ 6/28/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gilpin County, Colorado. Page 98 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gilpin County, Colorado. Page 98 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; Colorado Office of the State Registrat of Vital Statistics.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Gilpin County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilpin_County,_Colorado, accessed 22 May 2017.
  7. 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.
  8. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov