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''[[United States|United States ]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Larimer County'''
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Guide to '''Larimer County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Larimer County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
{{Infobox U.S. County  
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|organized=  November 1,  1861
| county = Larimer County  
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|county seat= Fort Collins
| county_map = Colorado Larimer County.png
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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>
| state = Colorado
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|county1= [[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy|Albany (WY)]]
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|county2= [[Boulder County, Colorado Genealogy|Boulder]]
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|county3= [[Grand County, Colorado Genealogy|Grand]]
| founded year = 1861
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|county4= [[Jackson County, Colorado Genealogy|Jackson]]
| founded date = November 1
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|county5= [[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Laramie (WY)]]
| seat = Fort Collins
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|county6= [[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy|Weld]]</br><center>[[Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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| building address = Larimer County Courthouse<br>200 W Oak Street<br>PO Box 1190<br>Fort Collins, CO 80522-1190<br>Phone: 970.498.7860<br>[http://www.co.larimer.co.us/ '''Larimer County Website'''] }}
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<br>[[Image:Cherokee Pass2.jpg|thumb|center|250px|Wagon trail pass near Fort Collins, Colorado, from a 7 June 1859 sketch]]
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Description ===
  
<br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1862;<br>County Health Department has birth and death records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Larimer 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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The County was named for William Larimer, Jr. The County has Fort Collins 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>Genealogy Trails History Group, "Larimer, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/larimer/ 6/29/2017.</ref>
  
== Historical Facts  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Larimer}}
  
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'''Larimer County Courthouse'''<br>200 W Oak Street<br>PO Box 1190<br>Fort Collins, CO 80522-1190<br>Phone: 970.498.7860<br>[http://www.co.larimer.co.us/ Larimer County website]<br>[http://www.co.larimer.co.us/clerk/ Larimer County Clerk and Recorder website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1862;<br>County Health Department has birth and death records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Larimer 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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=== Larimer County, Colorado Record Dates  ===
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{{CO Records Intro}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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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), Larimer 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="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Larimer County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Larimer County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Larimer County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Larimer County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Larimer County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Larimer County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1902
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1862
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1902
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1862
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1862
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1862
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Larimer County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Larimer County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Larimer County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Larimer County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Larimer County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Larimer County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
 
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==== County Seat  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Larimer}}
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*'''1861--'''Larimer County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.
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*'''County seat:''' Fort Collins<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>
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Fort Collins <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1861--'''Larimer County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.  
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Larimer}}
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The following are locations in Larimer County, Colorado:
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Larimer County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larimer_County,_Colorado, accessed 31 May 2017.</ref>
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Collins,_Colorado Fort Collins]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loveland,_Colorado Loveland]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berthoud,_Colorado Berthoud]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estes_Park,_Colorado Estes Park]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnstown,_Colorado Johnstown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timnath, Colorado Timnath]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington,_Colorado Wellington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor,_Colorado Windsor] is in Weld County</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellvue,_Colorado Bellvue]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckeye,_Colorado Buckeye]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campion,_Colorado Campion]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_Park,_Colorado Cherokee Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake,_Colorado Drake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glendevey,_Colorado Glendevey]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Haven,_Colorado Glen Haven]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livermore,_Colorado Livermore]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinikinik,_Colorado Kinikinik]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masonville,_Colorado Masonville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinewood_Springs,_Colorado Pinewood Springs]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingree_Park,_Colorado Pingree Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poudre_Park,_Colorado Poudre Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rustic,_Colorado Rustic]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teds_Place,_Colorado Teds Place]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waverly,_Colorado Waverly]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laporte,_Colorado LaPorte]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Feather_Lakes,_Colorado Red Feather Lakes]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan,_Colorado Manhattan]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Roach,_Colorado Old Roach]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Dale,_Colorado Virginia Dale]</div>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Larimer}}
  
*[[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany County, Wyoming]]
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== Resources ==
*[[Boulder County, Colorado|Boulder]]
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{{CO Resources Intro|Larimer}}
*[[Grand County, Colorado|Grand]]
 
*[[Jackson County, Colorado|Jackson]]
 
*[[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie County, Wyoming]]
 
*[[Weld County, Colorado|Weld]]
 
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Larimer}}
  
=== Resources ===
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=== Biographies ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Larimer}}
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Larimer}}
  
==== Biography  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Larimer}}
  
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Larimer County, Colorado''' online and in print</center>
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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=275&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~colarime/ COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/larimer.htm#cemetery COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/larimer.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=35&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Larimer%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|559189|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=cemeteries+Larimer+County%2C+Colorado&qt=results_page WorldCat]
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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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=275 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Colorado Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/larimer.htm Larimer County Cemetery Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; US&nbsp;Gen Web Archives
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/co.html Colorado State Cemetery Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; I Dream of Genealogy,&nbsp; Scroll/Browse to Larimer County
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=275 Larimer County Cemetery Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; findagrave
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=7&countyId=275 Larimer County Cemetery Map]&nbsp; -&nbsp; findagrave
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Larimer/ Larimer County Cemetery Links]&nbsp; -&nbsp; linkpendium
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Colorado&county=Larimer&cemetery_name=virginia%20dale# Virginia Dale Community Church Cemetery, Livermore] BillionGraves
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/larimer.htm Larimer County Cemetery Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; US&nbsp;Gen Web Archives
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=== Census Records ===
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/co.html Colorado State Cemetery Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; I Dream of Genealogy,&nbsp; Scroll/Browse to Larimer County
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{{CO Census Intro|Larimer}}
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=275 Larimer County Cemetery Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; findagrave
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{{Historical populations
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=7&countyId=275 Larimer County Cemetery Map]&nbsp; -&nbsp; findagrave
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Larimer/ Larimer County Cemetery Links]&nbsp; -&nbsp; linkpendium
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=144164 Virginia Dale Community Church Cemetery, Livermore] BillionGraves
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larimer_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1870 |838
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|1880 |4892
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|1890 |9712
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|1900 |12168
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|1910 |25270
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|1920 |27872
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|1930 |33137
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|1940 |35539
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|1950 |43554
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|1960 |53346
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|1970 |89900 
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|1980 |149184
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|1990 |186136
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|2000 |251494
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|2010 |299630
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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>
  
==== Census ====
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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
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Larimer}}
  
==== Church 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>
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Larimer}}
  
*Fort Collins
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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.
  
==== Court Records ====
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'''1920-1933''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Larimer County Mothers' Compensation Records] 1920-1933. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Larimer County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:
  
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/mother_comp/larimer.htm Larimer&nbsp;County Mothers' Compensation Records] 1920-1933. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the&nbsp;Larimer County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:
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*Name of Applicant
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*Date and Amount of Compensation payment
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*Any adjustments to the pension
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*Person's age
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*Town nearest to where they lived
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*Other Actions done by the County.
  
*Name of Applicant
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=== Directories ===
*Date and Amount of Compensation payment
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{{CO Directories Intro|Larimer}}
*Any adjustments to the pension
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'''Online Directories'''<br>
*Person's age
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*'''1906-1995''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images, Fort Collins City Directories, various dates<br>
*Town nearest to where they lived
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*'''1973-1975''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images, Loveland City Directories<br>
*Other Actions done by the County. <br>
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*'''1975''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images, Larimer County City Directory<br>
  
==== Directories ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Larimer}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Larimer}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Larimer}}
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Larimer}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Larimer}}
  
==== History  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Larimer}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
  
===== Local History =====
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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>
  
{{CO History Intro}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|Larimer}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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''Online County Histories''
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*''History of Larimer County Colorado.'' 1974. By Ansel Watrous. Tucson, Arizona : W.C. & Cox Co. Online at: [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011725081 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/cu31924028878936 Internet Archive], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27869 Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|866078041|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
{{CO Land Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|Larimer}}
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[[Image:Colarimer.jpg|right|250px]]<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>
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|Larimer}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
 +
{{CO Military Intro|Larimer}}
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== 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>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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>
  
{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Larimer}}
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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>
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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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>
  
==== Periodicals  ====
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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>
  
==== Probate  ====
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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>
  
{{CO Probate Intro}}
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For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
  
==== Public Records  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|Larimer}}
  
===== School Records =====
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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>
  
==== Repositories  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Larimer}}
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''Colorado Newspapers Online''
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*[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
  
===== Archives  =====
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''Colorado Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[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
  
===== Courthouse  =====
 
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{CO Obituaries Intro|Larimer}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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Larimer County, Colorado Obituary Collection Free from [http://www.genealogybuff.com/co/larimer/webbbs_config.pl Larimer County Obituary Collection] From various funeral homes in the Loveland and surrounding areas.
*[[Berthoud Colorado Family History Center]]  
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*[[Fort Collins Colorado Family History Center]]  
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=== Other Records ===
*[[Longmont Colorado Family History Center]][[Loveland Colorado Family History Center|Loveland Colorado Family History Center]]
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{{CO Other Records Intro|Larimer}}
*[[Loveland Colorado Family History Center]]
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{CO Periodicals Intro|Larimer}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CO Probate Intro|Larimer}}'''Online Records
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*'''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 '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{CO Schools Intro|Larimer}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{CO Tax Intro|Larimer}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|Larimer}}
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The Larimer County Vital Statistics Office is on the first floor of the Fort Collins Office of the Department of Health and Environment, at 1525 Blue Spruce Drive, Fort Collins, CO, 80524-2004. [http://www.larimer.org/health/admin/vital.asp Larimer County Courts]
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See also the '''[[Colorado State Archives, Historical Records Index]]'''.
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==== Birth ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Larimer}}
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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>
  
===== Libraries  =====
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For in-state births from 1900 to present, certificates can be obtained from Larimer Vital Statistics office. For birth certificates before 1900 contact the County where the birth occurred or the State Health Department at (303) 756-4464.
  
*Berthoud Public Library<br>236 Welch Ave<br>Berthoud, CO 80513<br>Phone: (970) 532-2757<br>Website [http://berthoud.colibraries.org/ berthoud.colibraries.org/] <br>
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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 970-498-6710.
  
*Estes Valley Public Library District<br>335 E Elkhorn Ave<br>Estes Park, CO 80517<br>Phone: (970) 586-8116<br>Website [http://www.esteslibrary.org/ www.esteslibrary.org/] <br>
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==== Marriage ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Larimer}}
  
*Fort Collins Regional Library District<br>201 Peterson Street<br>Fort Collins, CO 80524<br>Phone: (970) 221-6740<br>
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The Larimer 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 970-498-7860.
  
*Loveland Public Library<br>300 N Adams Avenue<br>Loveland, CO 80537<br>Phone: (970) 962-2665<br>Website [http://www.lovelandpubliclibrary.org/ www.lovelandpubliclibrary.org/<br>
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''Online Records''<br>
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*'''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>
  
*Wellington Public Library<br>3800 Wilson Ave<br>Wellington, CO 80549<br>Phone: (970) 568-3040<br>Website [http://wellington.colibraries.org/ wellington.colibraries.org/] <br>
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==== Death ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Larimer}}
  
*Red Feather Mountain Library District<br>71 Firehouse Lane<br>Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545<br>Phone: (970) 881-2664<br>Website [http://redfeather.colibraries.org/ redfeather.colibraries.org/] <br>
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
  
===== Museums  =====
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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 the Larimer County Vital Statistics office at 970-498-6710.
  
===== Societies  =====
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Larimer}}
  
Larimer County Genealogical Society<br>P. O. Box 270737<br>Fort Collins, Colorado 80527-0737<br>Website http://www.lcgsco.org/<br>
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All divorces and divorce records are handled by the Larimer County Courts. Please contact their office directly at (970) 494-3500 or visit [http://www.larimer.org/courts/ Larimer CountyCourts]
  
==== Taxation ====
+
''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>
  
{{CO Tax Intro}}
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Larimer}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
+
=== Archives ===
 +
{{CO Archives Intro|Larimer}}
  
{{CO Vital Intro}}  
+
{{CO Archives}}
  
*[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]
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'''1885-1958''' Larimer County Naturalization Index <br>'''1899-1926''' Larimer County Water Cases <br>'''1920-1933''' Larimer County Mothers Compensations <br>'''1933-1936''' Larimer County Old Age Pensions
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/co/larimer/webbbs_config.pl Larimer County, Colorado Obituary Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From Various Funeral Homes in the Loveland and surrounding areas.
 
  
===== Birth  =====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
===== Marriage  =====
+
*[[Berthoud Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Fort Collins Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Longmont Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Loveland Colorado Family History Center]]
  
===== Death  =====
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=== Libraries ===
 +
{{CO Libraries Intro|Larimer}}
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{| width="90%"
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|-
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| style="vertical-align:top; padding-right:1em"|
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'''Berthoud Public Library'''<br>236 Welch Ave<br>Berthoud, CO 80513<br>Phone: (970) 532-2757<br>[http://berthoud.colibraries.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Estes Valley Public Library District'''<br>335 E Elkhorn Ave<br>Estes Park, CO 80517<br>Phone: (970) 586-8116<br>[http://www.esteslibrary.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Fort Collins Regional Library District'''<br>201 Peterson Street<br>Fort Collins, CO 80524<br>Phone: (970) 221-6740<br>[http://www.poudrelibraries.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Loveland Public Library'''<br>300 N Adams Avenue<br>Loveland, CO 80537<br>Phone: (970) 962-2665<br>[http://www.lovelandpubliclibrary.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Wellington Public Library'''<br>3800 Wilson Ave<br>Wellington, CO 80549<br>Phone: (970) 568-3040<br>[http://wellington.colibraries.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Red Feather Mountain Library District'''<br>71 Firehouse Lane<br>Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545<br>Phone: (970) 881-2664<br>[http://redfeather.colibraries.org/ Website]<br>
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</div>
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|}
  
===== Divorce =====
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=== Museums ===
 +
{{CO Museums Intro|Larimer}}
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{| width="90%"
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|-
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| style="vertical-align:top; padding-right:1em"|
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'''Estes Park Area Historical Museum'''<br> 200 Fourth Street <br> Estes Park, CO 80517 <br> (970) 586-6256 <br>[http://estesparkmuseumfriends.org/our-museum/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Fort Collins Museum'''<br> 200 Mathews <br> Fort Collins, CO 80524 <br> (970) 221-6738 <br> <br>
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| style="vertical-align:top; padding-right:1em"| 
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'''Loveland Museum and Gallery'''<br> 503 N. Lincoln Ave. <br> Loveland, CO 80537 <br> (970) 962-2410 <br>[http://cityofloveland.org/index.aspx?page=117 Website]
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|}
  
=== Places  ===
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|Larimer}}
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{| width="90%"
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| style="vertical-align:top; padding-right:1em"|
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'''Larimer County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 270737<br>Fort Collins, Colorado 80527-0737<br>E-mail: [mailto:corresponding_secretary@lcgsco.org corresponding_secretary@lcgsco.org]<br>[http://www.lcgsco.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Pioneer Association'''<br>PO Box 1732<br>Fort Collins, CO 80522-1732<br> Telephone: 970-482-8590<br><br>
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| style="vertical-align:top; padding-right:1em"|
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'''Estes Park Genealogical Society'''<br>335 East Elkhorn Ave.<br> Estes Park, CO 80517<br>Telephone: 970-586-8116<br><Br>
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'''Johnstown Historical Society'''<br> 701 Charlotte St.<br> Johnstown, Colorado 80534<br>Telephone: 970-587-0278<br>E-mail: [mailto:johnstownhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com johnstownhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com]<br>[http://www.johnstownhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]
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|}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|Larimer}}
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Larimer|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205390|Colorado|Larimer}}- 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/Larimer/ Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Larimer/ Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~colarime/ Larimer County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; CO Gen Web Site  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~colarime/ Larimer County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; CO Gen Web Site
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/larimer.htm Larimer County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; US&nbsp;Gen Web Archives  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/larimer.htm Larimer County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; US&nbsp;Gen Web Archives
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/CO/Larimer/ Larimer County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Rootsweb Site  
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/CO/Larimer/ Larimer County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Rootsweb Site
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Colorado/Larimer/Default.aspx Larimer County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; ancestry.com resources&nbsp; -&nbsp; $ requires ancestry.com subscription
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Colorado/Larimer/Default.aspx Larimer County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; ancestry.com resources&nbsp; -&nbsp; $ requires ancestry.com subscription
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Larimer}}
  
<references /> {{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Larimer_County,_Colorado]]
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{{Colorado|Colorado}}
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[[Category:Larimer_County,_Colorado]][[Category:Colorado_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 03:59, 17 October 2017

United States
Colorado
Larimer County

Guide to Larimer 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: Fort Collins
Organized: November 1, 1861
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Albany (WY)  • Boulder  • Grand  • Jackson  • Laramie (WY)  • Weld
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoLarimerCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado Larimer County.png
Adoption
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Wagon trail pass near Fort Collins, Colorado, from a 7 June 1859 sketch

County Information

Description

The County was named for William Larimer, Jr. The County has Fort Collins 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

Larimer County Courthouse
200 W Oak Street
PO Box 1190
Fort Collins, CO 80522-1190
Phone: 970.498.7860
Larimer County website
Larimer County Clerk and Recorder website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1862;
County Health Department has birth and death records[3]

Larimer 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
1902 1862 1902 1862 1862 1862 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 Larimer County, Colorado: [6]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Larimer 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 838
1880 4,892 483.8%
1890 9,712 98.5%
1900 12,168 25.3%
1910 25,270 107.7%
1920 27,872 10.3%
1930 33,137 18.9%
1940 35,539 7.2%
1950 43,554 22.6%
1960 53,346 22.5%
1970 89,900 68.5%
1980 149,184 65.9%
1990 186,136 24.8%
2000 251,494 35.1%
2010 299,630 19.1%
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.

1920-1933 Larimer County Mothers' Compensation Records 1920-1933. An Index compiled from the offical record of the applications granted by the Larimer County Commissioners during these years. Record may show the following:

  • Name of Applicant
  • Date and Amount of Compensation payment
  • Any adjustments to the pension
  • Person's age
  • Town nearest to where they lived
  • Other Actions done by the County.

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

Colarimer.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

Larimer County, Colorado Obituary Collection Free from Larimer County Obituary Collection From various funeral homes in the Loveland and surrounding areas.

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.


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.

The Larimer County Vital Statistics Office is on the first floor of the Fort Collins Office of the Department of Health and Environment, at 1525 Blue Spruce Drive, Fort Collins, CO, 80524-2004. Larimer County Courts

See also the Colorado State Archives, Historical Records Index.

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 1900 to present, certificates can be obtained from Larimer Vital Statistics office. For birth certificates before 1900 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 970-498-6710.

Marriage

The Larimer 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 970-498-7860.

Online Records

Death

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

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 the Larimer County Vital Statistics office at 970-498-6710.

Divorce

All divorces and divorce records are handled by the Larimer County Courts. Please contact their office directly at (970) 494-3500 or visit Larimer CountyCourts

Online Records

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Larimer 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

1885-1958 Larimer County Naturalization Index
1899-1926 Larimer County Water Cases
1920-1933 Larimer County Mothers Compensations
1933-1936 Larimer County Old Age Pensions

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


Berthoud Public Library
236 Welch Ave
Berthoud, CO 80513
Phone: (970) 532-2757
Website

Estes Valley Public Library District
335 E Elkhorn Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: (970) 586-8116
Website

Fort Collins Regional Library District
201 Peterson Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 221-6740
Website

Loveland Public Library
300 N Adams Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 962-2665
Website

Wellington Public Library
3800 Wilson Ave
Wellington, CO 80549
Phone: (970) 568-3040
Website

Red Feather Mountain Library District
71 Firehouse Lane
Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
Phone: (970) 881-2664
Website

Museums


Estes Park Area Historical Museum
200 Fourth Street
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-6256
Website

Fort Collins Museum
200 Mathews
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 221-6738

Loveland Museum and Gallery
503 N. Lincoln Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 962-2410
Website

Societies

Larimer County Genealogical Society
PO Box 270737
Fort Collins, Colorado 80527-0737
E-mail: corresponding_secretary@lcgsco.org
Website

Pioneer Association
PO Box 1732
Fort Collins, CO 80522-1732
Telephone: 970-482-8590

Estes Park Genealogical Society
335 East Elkhorn Ave.
Estes Park, CO 80517
Telephone: 970-586-8116

Johnstown Historical Society
701 Charlotte St.
Johnstown, Colorado 80534
Telephone: 970-587-0278
E-mail: johnstownhistoricalsociety@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, "Larimer, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/larimer/ 6/29/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Larimer 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), Larimer 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, "Larimer County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larimer_County,_Colorado, accessed 31 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