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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Jefferson County is the fourth most populated county in Colorado. &nbsp;The county runs along the west side of the Denver Metro area along the front range. &nbsp;The county website can be found at [http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/ http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/].<br>  
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[http://jeffco.us/ Jefferson County Courthouse]<br>100 Jefferson City Pkwy #2530<br>Golden, CO 80419-2530<br>Phone: 303.271.8168 <br>
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County Clerk has marriage records 1868 and land records&nbsp;from 1860; <br>County&nbsp;Health&nbsp;Department has birth, death and burial&nbsp;records; Clerk <br>District Court has divorce records&nbsp; County Court has probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Colorado. Page 99 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Jefferson County, commonly referred to as the Gateway to the Rockies, is the fourth most populated county in Colorado. &nbsp;The county runs along the west side of the Denver Metro area along the front range. &nbsp;The county website can be found at [http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/ http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/].<br>  
  
 
==== '''History'''  ====
 
==== '''History'''  ====
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An excellent chronological history is found in the archives section of the [http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/archives/archives_T77_R66.htm county website]
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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Arvada Cemetery<br>5581 Independence Street<br>Arvada, CO 80002-2973<br>(303) 422-5424  
 
Arvada Cemetery<br>5581 Independence Street<br>Arvada, CO 80002-2973<br>(303) 422-5424  
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=10540 Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge] BillionGraves
  
 
[http://www.evergreenmemorialpark.com/index.html Evergreen Memorial Park]<br>  
 
[http://www.evergreenmemorialpark.com/index.html Evergreen Memorial Park]<br>  
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(303) 279-1435  
 
(303) 279-1435  
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Golden Hill&nbsp;Cemetery (Jewish)<br>
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12000 West Colfax Avenue<br>Lakewood, CO 80215-3717<br>(303) 237-0573<br>
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[http://www.archdenmort.org/MtOlivet/mtolivet.html Mount Olivet Cemetery]<br>12801 W. 44th Avenue<br>Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033<br>303-424-7785<br>
  
 
[http://www.olingercrownhillmortuary.com/dm20/en_US/locations/23/2379/index.page Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary &amp; Cemetery]<br>7777 West 29th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 303-233-4611  
 
[http://www.olingercrownhillmortuary.com/dm20/en_US/locations/23/2379/index.page Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary &amp; Cemetery]<br>7777 West 29th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 303-233-4611  
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[http://www.olingermountlindocemetery.com/dm20/en_US/locations/07/0778/index.page Olinger Mt Lindo Cemetery]  
 
[http://www.olingermountlindocemetery.com/dm20/en_US/locations/07/0778/index.page Olinger Mt Lindo Cemetery]  
  
5928 South Turkey Creek Road<br>Morrison, CO 80465-9501<br>www.dignitymemorial.com - (303) 697-2011<br> [http://www.archdenmort.org/MtOlivet/mtolivet.html <br>Mount Olivet Cemetery]<br>12801 W. 44th Avenue<br>Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033<br>303-424-7785<br> <span style="text-decoration: underline;" /><br> [http://www.cityofgolden.net/Page.asp?NavID=330 <br>]
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5928 South Turkey Creek Road<br>Morrison, CO 80465-9501<br>www.dignitymemorial.com - (303) 697-2011<br>[http://jefferson.genwebsite.net/documents/DC6B89E14E5F956C09CE6B5D284F7C8C7140E420.html <br>][http://jefferson.genwebsite.net/documents/DC6B89E14E5F956C09CE6B5D284F7C8C7140E420.html Other private and public cemeteries]<br><br>[http://www.cityofgolden.net/Page.asp?NavID=330 <br>]  
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
Census Year&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Population<br>1870&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2,390<br>1880&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6,804<br>1890&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8,450<br>1900&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9,360
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1910&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14,231
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Census Year&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Population<br>1870&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2,390<br>1880&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6,804<br>1890&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8,450<br>1900&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9,360
  
1920&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14,400
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1910&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14,231
  
1930&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 21,810
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1920&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14,400
  
1940&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 30,725
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1930&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 21,810
  
1950&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 55,687
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1940&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 30,725
  
1960&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 127,520
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1950&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 55,687
  
1970&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 235,368
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1960&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 127,520
  
1980&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 371,753
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1970&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 235,368
  
1990&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 438,430
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1980&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 371,753
  
2000&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 527,156 <br>
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1990&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 438,430
  
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2000&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 527,156 <br>
  
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Source:&nbsp; [http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/archives/archives_T77_R69.htm Jefferson&nbsp;County Archives]
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Source:&nbsp; [http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/archives/archives_T77_R69.htm Jefferson&nbsp;County Archives]  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Jefferson County Public Library<br>10200 W 20th Ave<br>Lakewood, CO 80215<br>Phone: (303) 235-5275<br>Website [http://jefferson.lib.co.us/ jefferson.lib.co.us/]  
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[http://jefferson.lib.co.us/ Jefferson County Public Librar]y<br>10200 W 20th Ave<br>Lakewood, CO 80215<br>Phone: (303) 235-5275<br>Website [http://jefferson.lib.co.us/ jefferson.lib.co.us/]  
 
 
Jefferson County Historical Societies<br>For a listing of currently known Historical Societies in the County see<br>website http://jeffco.us/planning/planning_T59_R54.htm
 
 
 
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
 
  
Golden Landmarks Association<br>14th &amp; Washington St.<br>P.O. Box 1136<br>Golden, Colorado 80402-1136<br>Telephone: 303-279-1236<br>Website http://www.goldenlandmarks.com/<br>
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[http://jeffco.us/planning/planning_T59_R54.htm Jefferson County Historical Societie]s<br>For a listing of currently known Historical Societies in the County see<br>website http://jeffco.us/planning/planning_T59_R54.htm
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center<br><u></u>
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cofgs/index.html 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
  
<br>Arvada Colorado<br>7080 Independence St<br>Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado, United States<br>Phone: 303-421-0920<br>Hours: TUES:10:00 AM to 7:00 PM ;THURS: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; SAT: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM<br> <br>Columbine Colorado<br>6705 S Webster St<br>Littleton, Jefferson, Colorado, United States<br>Phone: 303-973-3727<br>Hours: T 11:30am-4pm, 7pm-9pm; W 12:00pm-2:30pm, 7pm-9pm; Th 10am-3pm; Sat 9am-12pm.<br>Closed: August each year and all major holidays<br> <br>Golden Colorado<br>610 Coors St<br>Golden, Jefferson, Colorado, United States<br>Phone: 303-233-6304<br>Hours: 1st, 2nd, &amp; 3rd Tue. 6pm-8pm; Wed. 12pm-4pm;Thurs.12:00pm-4:00pm &amp; 4:00pm-8pm: Sat 9am-1pm<br>Closed: Saturday 3 April 2010, Saturday 2 Oct 2010, Sunday 21 November 2010 through Monday 3 Jan 2011<br>Attention: Please call during the scheduled shift, if no one answers the phone, the center is closed. Please enter through the north doors.<br> <br>Lakewood Colorado<br>6465 W Jewell Ave<br>Lakewood, Jefferson, Colorado, United States<br>Phone: 303-935-3003<br>Hours: T 9am-9pm; Th 1pm-9pm; Sat 9am-1pm.<br>Closed: Closed the last two weeks of December.<br>Note: These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
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[http://www.goldenlandmarks.com/ Golden Landmarks Association]<br>14th &amp; Washington St.<br>P.O. Box 1136<br>Golden, Colorado 80402-1136<br>Telephone: 303-279-1236<br>Website http://www.goldenlandmarks.com/<br>  
  
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==== Family History Center  ====
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>  
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*[[Arvada Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Columbine Colorado Family History Center]] (Littleton)
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*[[Golden Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Lakewood Colorado Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205363&subject_disp=Colorado%2C+Jefferson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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County Courthouse

Jefferson County Courthouse
100 Jefferson City Pkwy #2530
Golden, CO 80419-2530
Phone: 303.271.8168

County Clerk has marriage records 1868 and land records from 1860;
County Health Department has birth, death and burial records; Clerk
District Court has divorce records  County Court has probate and court records[1]

Jefferson County, commonly referred to as the Gateway to the Rockies, is the fourth most populated county in Colorado.  The county runs along the west side of the Denver Metro area along the front range.  The county website can be found at http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/.

History

An excellent chronological history is found in the archives section of the county website

Parent County

1861--Jefferson County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. County seat: Golden [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Arvada Cemetery
5581 Independence Street
Arvada, CO 80002-2973
(303) 422-5424

Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge BillionGraves

Evergreen Memorial Park

26624 N. Turkey Creek Rd.
Evergreen, Colorado 80439
303.674.7750

Golden Cemetery
755 Ulysses St.
Golden, CO 80401

Mailing Address:
Golden Cemetery
755 Ulysses St.
Golden, CO 80401

(303) 279-1435

Golden Hill Cemetery (Jewish)

12000 West Colfax Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215-3717
(303) 237-0573

Mount Olivet Cemetery
12801 W. 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
303-424-7785

Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery
7777 West 29th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 303-233-4611

Olinger Mt Lindo Cemetery

5928 South Turkey Creek Road
Morrison, CO 80465-9501
www.dignitymemorial.com - (303) 697-2011

Other private and public cemeteries


Census

For tips on accessing Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.

Census Year     Population
1870                 2,390
1880                 6,804
1890                 8,450
1900                 9,360

1910                14,231

1920                14,400

1930                 21,810

1940                30,725

1950                55,687

1960              127,520

1970              235,368

1980              371,753

1990              438,430

2000              527,156


Source:  Jefferson County Archives

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Colorado State Archives has put the Jefferson County Inheritance Tax Records Index for 1913-1945 on-line

Vital Records

Colorado Vital Records Search

Societies and Libraries

Jefferson County Public Library
10200 W 20th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: (303) 235-5275
Website jefferson.lib.co.us/

Jefferson County Historical Societies
For a listing of currently known Historical Societies in the County see
website http://jeffco.us/planning/planning_T59_R54.htm

Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Inc.
P.O. Box 150382
Lakewood, CO 80215-0382
Telephone: 303-935-9192
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cofgs/index.html

Golden Landmarks Association
14th & Washington St.
P.O. Box 1136
Golden, Colorado 80402-1136
Telephone: 303-279-1236
Website http://www.goldenlandmarks.com/

Family History Center

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Colorado. Page 99 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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