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Guide to '''Jefferson County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded year = 1861
 
| founded date = November 1
 
| seat = Golden
 
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| building address = Jefferson County Courthouse<br>100 Jefferson City Pkwy #2530<br>Golden, CO 80419-2530<br>Phone: 303.271.8168<br>[http://jeffco.us/ '''Jefferson County Website'''] }}
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
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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|organized=  November 1, 1861
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|county seat= Golden
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|parent county= Original county<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Adams County, Colorado Genealogy|Adams]]
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|county2= [[Arapahoe County, Colorado Genealogy|Arapahoe]]
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|county3= [[Boulder County, Colorado Genealogy|Boulder]]
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|county4= [[Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy|Broomfield]]
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|county5= [[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy|Clear Creek]]
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|county6= [[Denver County, Colorado Genealogy|Denver]]
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|county7= [[Douglas County, Colorado Genealogy|Douglas]]
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|county8= [[Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy|Gilpin]]
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|county9= [[Park County, Colorado Genealogy|Park]]
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|county10= [[Teller County, Colorado Genealogy|Teller]]</br><center>[[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
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>
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=== Description ===
  
==== '''History'''  ====
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The County was named for Thomas Jefferson. The County has Golden as it's seat and the County was created November 1, 1861. The County is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Colorado 6/29/2017.</ref>
  
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]
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Jefferson}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Jefferson County Courthouse'''<br>100 Jefferson County Pkwy #2530<br>Golden, CO 80419-2530<br>Phone: 303.271.8168<br>[http://jeffco.us/ Jefferson County website]<br><br>'''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/ Jefferson Co. website]<br> Has Birth and Death Certificates<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1868 and land records from 1860; <br>County Health Department has birth, death and burial records; <br>Clerk District Court has divorce records; <br>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>
  
'''1861--'''Jefferson County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Golden <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Jefferson 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), Jefferson County, Colorado. Page 99 {{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), 93.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1893
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1868
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1893
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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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...''' '''[[Jefferson County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Jefferson County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Jefferson County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Jefferson}}
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*'''1861--'''Jefferson County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.
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*'''County seat:''' Golden<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>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Adams County, Colorado|Adams]]  
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=== Populated Places ===
*[[Arapahoe County, Colorado|Arapahoe]]  
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Jefferson}}
*[[Boulder County, Colorado|Boulder]]  
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The following are locations in Jefferson County, Colorado:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Colorado, accessed 28 May 2017.</ref>
*[[Broomfield County, Colorado|Broomfield]]  
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{{populated places
*[[Clear Creek County, Colorado|Clear Creek]]  
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*[[Denver County, Colorado|Denver]]  
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*[[Douglas County, Colorado|Douglas]]  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvada,_Colorado Arvada] (part)
*[[Gilpin County, Colorado|Gilpin]]  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Edgewater_Colorado Edgewater]
*[[Park County, Colorado|Park]]  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Golden,_Colorado Golden]</div>
*[[Teller County, Colorado|Teller]]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Lakewood,_Colorado Lakewood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Littleton,_Colorado Littleton] (part)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Westminster,_Colorado Westminster] (part)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Wheat_Ridge,_Colorado Wheat Ridge]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Bow_Ma_Colorado Bow Mar]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Lakeside,_Colorado Lakeside]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Morrison,_Colorado Morrison]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Mountain_View,_Colorado Mountain View]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Superior,_Colorado Superior] (part)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Buffalo_Creek,_Colorado Buffalo Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Conifer,_Colorado Conifer]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Foxton,_Colorado Foxton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Idledale,_Colorado Idledale]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Pine,_Colorado Pine]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Pine_Junction,_Colorado Pine Junction]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Applewood,_Colorado Applewood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Aspen_Park,_Colorado Aspen Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Coal_Creek,_Boulder_County,_Colorado Coal Creek] (partial)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Columbine,_Colorado Columbine]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Dakota_Ridge,_Colorado Dakota Ridge]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/East_Pleasant_View,_Colorado East Pleasant View]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Evergreen,_Colorado Evergreen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Fairmount,_Colorado Fairmount]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Genesee,_Colorado Genesee]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Idledale,_Colorado Idledale]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Indian_Hills,_Colorado Indian Hills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Ken_Caryl,_Colorado Ken Caryl]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/Kittredge,_Colorado Kittredge]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/West_Pleasant_View,_Colorado West Pleasant View]</div>
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== Resources  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Jefferson}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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A chronological history timeline for Jefferson County can be found on the [http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/archives/archives_T77_R66.htm county website].
  
Arvada Cemetery<br>5581 Independence Street<br>Arvada, CO 80002-2973<br>(303) 422-5424
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Jefferson}}
  
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=10540 Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge] BillionGraves
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Jefferson}}
  
[http://www.evergreenmemorialpark.com/index.html Evergreen Memorial Park]<br>
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Jefferson}}
  
26624 N. Turkey Creek Rd.<br>Evergreen, Colorado 80439<br>303.674.7750
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Jefferson}}
  
[http://www.goldengov.com/Page.asp?NavID=330 Golden Cemetery]<br>755 Ulysses St.<br>Golden, CO 80401
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Jefferson}}
  
Mailing Address:<br>Golden Cemetery<br>755 Ulysses St.<br>Golden, CO 80401
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</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=270&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://sites.google.com/site/jeffcocogenweb/system/app/pages/search?scope=search-site&q=cemetaries COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/jefferson.htm#cem COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/jefferson.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=30&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Jefferson%20County.%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|701010|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Jefferson+County%2C+Colorado+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
  
(303) 279-1435
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=270 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
  
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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*Arvada Cemetery<br>5581 Independence Street<br>Arvada, CO 80002-2973<br>(303) 422-5424<br><br>
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*[http://www.evergreenmemorialpark.com/index.html Evergreen Memorial Park]<br> 26624 N. Turkey Creek Rd.<br>Evergreen, Colorado 80439<br>303.674.7750<br><br>
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*[http://www.goldencemetery.com/ Golden Cemetery]<br> Mailing Address:<br>Golden Cemetery<br>755 Ulysses St.<br>Golden, CO 80401 (303) 279-1435<br><br>
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*Golden Hill&nbsp;Cemetery (Jewish)<br>12000 West Colfax Avenue<br>Lakewood, CO 80215-3717<br>(303) 237-0573<br><br>
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*[http://archdencemeteries.org/welcome/ Mount Olivet Cemetery]<br>12801 W. 44th Avenue<br>Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033<br>303-424-7785<br><br>
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*[http://www.olingercrownhillmortuary.com/dm20/en_US/locations/23/2379/index.page Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary &amp; Cemetery]<br> 7777 West 29th Avenue<br> Wheat Ridge, CO 80033<br> 303-233-4611<br><br>
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*[http://www.olingermountlindocemetery.com/dm20/en_US/locations/07/0778/index.page Olinger Mt Lindo Cemetery] <br>5928 South Turkey Creek Road<br>Morrison, CO 80465-9501<br>(303) 697-2011<br><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>  
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Jefferson}}
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]  
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|1870 |2390 
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|1880 |6804
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|1890 |8450
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|1900 |9306
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|1910 |14231
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|1920 |14400
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|1930 |21810
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|1940 |30725
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|1950 |55687
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|1960 |127520
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|1970 |233031
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|1980 |371753
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|1990 |438430 
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|2000 |527056
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|2010 |534543
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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>
  
[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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==== 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.olingermountlindocemetery.com/dm20/en_US/locations/07/0778/index.page Olinger Mt Lindo Cemetery]
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Jefferson}}
  
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>]
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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>
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Jefferson}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Jefferson}}
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'''Online Directories'''<br>
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*'''1932-1933'' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images, Jefferson County Directories<br>
  
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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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Jefferson}}
  
1910&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14,231
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Jefferson}}
  
1920&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14,400
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Jefferson}}
  
1930&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 21,810
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Jefferson}}
  
1940&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 30,725
+
=== Guardianship ===
 +
{{CO Guardianship Intro|Jefferson}}
  
1950&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 55,687
+
=== Land and Property Records ===
 +
{{CO Land Intro|Jefferson}}
 +
''Online Land Records''<br>
  
1960&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 127,520
+
*[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>
 +
*[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>
 +
*'''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>
 +
*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
 +
*'''1862-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3313 Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index only<br>
 +
For more information see [[Colorado Land and Property]]<br>
  
1970&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 235,368
+
=== Local Histories ===
 +
{{CO Histories Intro|Jefferson}}
  
1980&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 371,753
+
''Online County Histories''
 +
*''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)}}.
  
1990&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 438,430
+
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 +
{{CO Maps Intro|Jefferson}}
 +
[[Image:Cojefferson.jpg|right|250px]]<br>
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties<br>
 +
*[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>
  
2000&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 527,156 <br>
+
=== Migration ===
 +
{{CO Migration Intro|Jefferson}}
  
<br>
+
=== Military Records ===
 +
{{CO Military Intro|Jefferson}}
  
Source:&nbsp; [http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/archives/archives_T77_R69.htm Jefferson&nbsp;County Archives]
+
==== Online Collections ====
 +
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>
  
==== Church  ====
+
''All Veterans''<br>
 +
*[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>
  
==== Court  ====
+
''Civil War''<br>
 +
*[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>
 +
*'''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>
  
==== Land  ====
+
''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
 +
*'''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>
  
==== Local Histories  ====
+
''World War I''<br>
 +
*'''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>
 +
*'''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>
 +
*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5442 Colorado Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com/] — ($), index<br>
  
==== Maps  ====
+
''Vietnam War''<br>
 +
*'''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>
  
==== Military ====
+
For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
  
==== Newspapers  ====
+
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{CO Naturalization Intro|Jefferson}}
  
==== Probate  ====
+
''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''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>
 +
*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<br>
  
==== Taxation  ====
+
=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{CO Newspapers Intro|Jefferson}}
 +
''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
 +
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Colorado/Default.aspx?category=38&ldf=2 Colorado Newspapers] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($)
 +
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/colorado GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
 +
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/colorado/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
 +
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Colorado newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
 +
*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/inh_tax/jefferson/index.html Colorado State Archives] has put the Jefferson County Inheritance Tax Records Index for 1913-1945 on-line
+
''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
  
==== Vital Records  ====
 
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
+
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{CO Obituaries Intro|Jefferson}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
+
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{CO Other Records Intro|Jefferson}}
  
[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/]
+
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{CO Periodicals Intro|Jefferson}}
  
[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
+
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{CO Probate Intro|Jefferson}}
  
[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
+
'''Online Records
 +
*'''1875–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
[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>
+
=== School Records ===
 +
{{CO Schools Intro|Jefferson}}
  
==== Family History Center  ====
+
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{CO Tax Intro|Jefferson}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>  
+
'''1913-1945''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] has put the Jefferson County Inheritance Tax Records Index for 1913-1945 on-line.
*[[Arvada Colorado Family History Center]]  
+
 
*[[Columbine Colorado Family History Center]] (Littleton)  
+
=== Vital Records ===
*[[Golden Colorado Family History Center]]  
+
{{CO Vital Intro|Jefferson}}
 +
 
 +
See also the '''[[Colorado Vital Records]]'''.
 +
 
 +
==== Birth ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Jefferson}}
 +
 
 +
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|Jefferson}}
 +
 
 +
The Jefferson 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 303-271-8121.
 +
 
 +
''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>
 +
*'''1853-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org] - Index and images<br>
 +
*'''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] ($), Index and images<br>
 +
*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
 +
*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
 +
 
 +
==== Death ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Jefferson}}
 +
 
 +
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|Jefferson}}
 +
 
 +
All divorces and divorce records are handled by the Jefferson County Combined Courts, Colorado Judicial District 1. 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>
 +
*'''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|Jefferson}}
 +
 
 +
=== Archives ===
 +
{{CO Archives Intro|Jefferson}}
 +
 
 +
{{CO Archives}}
 +
 
 +
'''1862-1977''' Jefferson County Probates <br>'''1864-1886''' Jefferson County Civil Cases <br>'''1868-1930''' Jefferson County Coroner Reports <br>'''1913-1945''' Jefferson County Inheritance
 +
 
 +
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 +
 
 +
*[[Arvada Colorado Family History Center]]
 +
*[[Columbine Colorado Family History Center]] (Littleton)
 +
*[[Golden Colorado Family History Center]]
 
*[[Lakewood Colorado Family History Center]]
 
*[[Lakewood Colorado Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
+
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{CO Libraries Intro|Jefferson}}
 +
 
 +
Jefferson County Public Library<br>10200 W 20th Ave<br>Lakewood, CO 80215<br>Phone: (303) 235-5275<br>[http://jefferson.lib.co.us/ Jefferson Co. Public Lib.] website
 +
 
 +
=== Museums ===
 +
{{CO Museums Intro|Jefferson}}
 +
== Societies ==
 +
{{CO Societies Intro|Jefferson}}
 +
List of all societies for Jefferson County can be found on their County [http://jeffco.us/archives/history/local-resource-materials/ website.]
 +
 
 +
'''Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Inc.'''<br>PO 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]
 +
 
 +
'''Golden Landmarks Association'''<br>14th and Washington St.<br>PO Box 1136<br>Golden, Colorado 80402-1136<br>Telephone: 303-279-1236<br>[http://www.goldenlandmarks.com/ website]
 +
 
 +
== Websites ==
 +
{{CO Websites Intro|Jefferson}}
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
+
*{{FHL Place IDNum|205363|Colorado|Jefferson}}- 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/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Jefferson/ Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
 +
{{CO Research Guides Intro|Jefferson}}
  
<references />{{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Jefferson_County,_Colorado]]
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{{Colorado|Colorado}}
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[[Category:Jefferson_County,_Colorado]][[Category:Colorado_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 19:58, 23 August 2017

United States
Colorado
Jefferson County


Guide to Jefferson 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: Golden
Organized: November 1, 1861
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Adams  • Arapahoe  • Boulder  • Broomfield  • Clear Creek  • Denver  • Douglas  • Gilpin  • Park  • Teller
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoJeffersonCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado Jefferson County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for Thomas Jefferson. The County has Golden as it's seat and the County was created November 1, 1861. The County is located in the north central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

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

Jefferson County Vital Records
800 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80419
303-271-6450
Fax 303-271-6451
Jefferson Co. website
Has Birth and Death Certificates

County Clerk has marriage records from 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[3]

Jefferson 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
1893 1868 1893 1861 1860 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 Jefferson County, Colorado:[6]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places


History Timeline

A chronological history timeline for Jefferson County can be found on the county website.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Jefferson 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
  • Arvada Cemetery
    5581 Independence Street
    Arvada, CO 80002-2973
    (303) 422-5424

  • Evergreen Memorial Park
    26624 N. Turkey Creek Rd.
    Evergreen, Colorado 80439
    303.674.7750

  • Golden Cemetery
    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

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 2,390
1880 6,804 184.7%
1890 8,450 24.2%
1900 9,306 10.1%
1910 14,231 52.9%
1920 14,400 1.2%
1930 21,810 51.5%
1940 30,725 40.9%
1950 55,687 81.2%
1960 127,520 129.0%
1970 233,031 82.7%
1980 371,753 59.5%
1990 438,430 17.9%
2000 527,056 20.2%
2010 534,543 1.4%
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

Directories

Online Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

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

Cojefferson.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 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.


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

See also the 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 Jefferson 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 303-271-8121.

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 Jefferson County Combined Courts, Colorado Judicial District 1. 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 Jefferson 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

1862-1977 Jefferson County Probates
1864-1886 Jefferson County Civil Cases
1868-1930 Jefferson County Coroner Reports
1913-1945 Jefferson County Inheritance

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

Jefferson County Public Library
10200 W 20th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: (303) 235-5275
Jefferson Co. Public Lib. website

Museums

Societies

List of all societies for Jefferson County can be found on their County website.

Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Inc.
PO Box 150382
Lakewood, CO 80215-0382
Telephone: 303-935-9192
E-mail: foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com
website

Golden Landmarks Association
14th and Washington St.
PO Box 1136
Golden, Colorado 80402-1136
Telephone: 303-279-1236
website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Colorado 6/29/2017.
  3. 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.
  4. 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; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 93.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Colorado, accessed 28 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