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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="S1">"Archives Division Contact Information" in ''The National Archives" at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/contact/archives.html (30 November 2010).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:denver.archives@nara.gov denver.archives@nara.gov] <br>
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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="S1">"Archives Division Contact Information" in ''The National Archives" at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/contact/archives.html (30 November 2010).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:denver.archives@nara.gov denver.archives@nara.gov] <br>  
  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="S2">"Contact Us" in ''The National Archives'' at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/contact/ (accessed 30 November 2010).</ref>  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="S2">"Contact Us" in ''The National Archives'' at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/contact/ (accessed 30 November 2010).</ref>  
  
:'''Regional Archives'''<br>
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:'''Regional Archives'''<br>  
:Building 48 <br>
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:Building 48 <br>  
:Denver Federal Center <br>
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:Denver Federal Center <br>  
 
:Lakewood, Colorado<br><br>
 
:Lakewood, Colorado<br><br>
  
:'''Microfilm Research'''<br>
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:'''Microfilm Research'''<br>  
:Building 46 <br>
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:Building 46 <br>  
:Denver Federal Center <br>
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:Denver Federal Center <br>  
 
:Lakewood, Colorado<br><br>
 
:Lakewood, Colorado<br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S2" />&nbsp;&nbsp;303-407-5751, or 303-407-5740<br>'''Fax:''' &nbsp;303-407-5709<br>
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S2" />&nbsp;&nbsp;303-407-5751, or 303-407-5740<br>'''Fax:''' &nbsp;303-407-5709<br>  
  
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="S2" /> &nbsp;Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. <br>
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'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="S2" /> &nbsp;Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. <br>  
  
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;{''Optional''} <br>
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'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S2" />  
  
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
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*'''''By Car from Downtown Denver:''''' Take Broadway south to Eighth Avenue; Eighth west to Kalamath Street; Kalamath south to U.S. Highway 6 (West Sixth Avenue); U.S. Highway 6 west about 5 miles to Kipling Street. The facility is at West Sixth Avenue and Kipling Street. Go south on Kipling 1/2 mile to Gate 1 of the Denver Federal Center. A photo ID (driver's license) is required to enter.
  
*[http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/ Rocky Mountain Region (Denver) Internet site] shows what's new, workshops, programs, archival holdings, finding aids, FAQs, censuses, court, military, passenger arrivals, and Utah polygamy cases.<br>
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:Once you are at the Denver Federal Records Center, the Archives are located at Fifth and North Street.
*Repository catalog online. <br>
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::Take Main Street to Fifth
*Repository database. <br>
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::Go north on Fifth to just before North Avenue
*other(s).<br>
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::Visitor parking areas are northwest and east of Building 48.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/larger-image.html?i=/rocky-mountain/images/dfc/dfc-l.jpg&c=/rocky-mountain/images/dfc/dfc.caption.html Denver Federal Center Map]
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*'''''Public Transportation:''''' Call Regional Transportation District, 303-299-6000, for route and schedule.<br>
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'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
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*[http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/ Rocky Mountain Region (Denver) Internet site] shows what's new, workshops, programs, archival holdings, finding aids, FAQs, censuses, court, military, passenger arrivals, and Utah polygamy cases.  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/public/genealogy.html Family History/Genealogy Research] page for the National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)
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*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ Access to Archival Databases (AAD)] a search engine into some of NARA's holdings of electronic records. Search by person, geographic areas, organizations, or dates.  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/ Archival Research Catalog (ARC)] the online catalog of over 63% of NARA's nationwide holdings. Searches by keywords, by location, organization, person, or topics, and for digitized images.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/ Archives Library Information Center (ALIC)] American history and government, archival administration, information management, and government documents for archivists, librarians, and the public.
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
{''Please briefly '''describe the strengths and weaknesses''' of each collection for genealogists (about two or three sentences for smaller collections).<ref>Source 2.</ref> For example, explain the collection size, who (which ethnic, political, or religious groups) are covered, dates covered, jurisdictions covered, record types available, significant indexes, and any noteworthy record loss or gaps.<ref>Source 3.</ref>''}
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Serves [[Colorado]], [[Montana]], [[New Mexico]], [[North Dakota]], [[South Dakota]], [[Utah]], and [[Wyoming]].<ref>"Rocky Mountain Region" in ''National Archives at Denver'' at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/ (accessed 14 December 2010).</ref> Includes Bureau of Reclamation, '''Bureau of Land Management''', Air Force Acadamy, '''[[Bureau of Indian Affairs|Bureau of Indian Affiars]]''', National Park Service, '''[[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|naturalizations]]''' for CO, MT, NM, UT,<ref>"Our Archival Holdings" in ''National Archives at Denver'' at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/holdings/ (accessed 14 December 2010).</ref> U.S. Food Administration, Denver Mint, '''Internal Revenue Service''', Forest Service,<ref>"Frequently Requested Archival Holdings" in ''National Archives at Denver'' at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/finding-aids/popular-records.html (accessed 14 December 2010).</ref> federal '''[[United States Census|censuses]]''' 1790-1930 and selected indexes, Indian censuses, '''[[United States Emigration and Immigration|passenger arrival lists]]''', '''[[United States Military Records|military]]''' service through the Spanish American War, [[World War I United States Military Records, 1917 to 1918#Draft_Records|World War I draft registrations]] for CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY, military '''pension and bounty land''', Utah '''polygamy''' trials,<ref>"Family History/Genealogy Research" in ''National Archives at Denver'' at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/public/genealogy.html (accessed 14 December 2010).</ref> '''[[United States Court Records|court]]''' records of appeals, bankruptcy, criminal and civil cases in CO, MT, NM, ND, SD, UT, WY, and other states,<ref>"Court Records" in ''National Archives at Denver'' at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/public/court-records.html (accessed 14 December 2010).</ref> U.S. diplomacy, the '''[[Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783|Revolutionary War]]''', the '''[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War]]''' and Reconstruction, Native American-Government relations, '''westward expansion''', and '''[[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War II]]''',<ref>"Services for the Public" in ''National Archives at Denver'' at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/public/ (accessed 14 December 2010).</ref> tours, '''genealogy workshops''', and presentations.
  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
{Optional}
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Over 68% of the Regional Archives' records are currently described in ARC at the series level. If you do not find the records you are seeking, please contact the Rocky Mountain Region staff.
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
{''Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. ''}  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/holdings/guide.html Guide to Archival Holdings] at NARA's Rocky Mountain Region (Denver) record group level descriptions of archival holdings including agency administrative history.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/finding-aids/popular-records.html List of Frequently Requested Archival Holdings at NARA's Rocky Mountain Region]
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/ ''Federal Records Guide''] Search NARA's holdings of federal records at a very high level, to identify which record groups may have material about your research topics. [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/index-alpha/ Alphabetical index] to the ''Federal Records Guide''. [http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/tools/record-group-clusters.html Record Groups by topic clusters] in the ''Federal Records Guide''.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/finding-aids/naturalization/ Last Name Index to Naturalization Records (New Mexico), 1860-1963]
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/chinese/guide.html Chinese Immigration and Chinese in the United States: Records in the Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration], RIP 99, 1996. Selected information pertains to records at the Denver facility.
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*Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, ''The Archives: A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches'' (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1988), 20-22. ({{FHL|630522|item|disp=FHL Book 977 A3sz}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17738169 WorldCat entry]. Describes each field branch collection, microfilms, services and activities. Each of 150 record groups of the archives is also described.
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
 
  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
  
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>
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*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
*<br>
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*[http://archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/researcher-info.html National Archives II], College Park, MD, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.
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*[http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/ New Mexico State Records Center and Archives] Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Diocese of Gallup, censuses, district court, land grants, wills, diaries, family papers, prisons, family and local histories, newspapers.
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*[http://www.nps.gov/yell/historyculture/archives.htm Yellowstone National Park Archives] records of major park projects, concessionaires, donated manuscripts, personal papers, hundreds films and oral history recordings.
  
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/ National Personnel Records Center], St. Louis, MO.,&nbsp;has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.
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*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City,&nbsp;450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*[http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/cr/index.htm Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder] marriages and deeds.
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*[http://www.jeffco.us/ Jefferson County Clerk of the District Court] divorce and criminal records.
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*[http://www.cod.uscourts.gov/Home.aspx U.S. District Court for Colorado] trial transcripts and court records.
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*[http://history.denverlibrary.org/ Denver Public Library] 60,000 books, 75,000 microforms, online databases, periodicals, charts, clippings, manuscripts, maps, pioneers, newspapers and obituaries, histories, biographies, railroads.
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*[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/geneal.htm Colorado State Archives], Denver, birth index 1900-&nbsp;, marriage/divorce index 1975-&nbsp;, censuses, veterans' graves, city directories, prisons, court, military, naturalization, school records.
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*[http://www.coloradohistory.org/ Colorado Historical Society], Denver, agriculture, ranching, mining, biography, railroads, American Indians, Colorado towns, personal papers, business records, maps, census, newspapers, directories.
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Adams County, Colorado|Adams]], [[Arapahoe County, Colorado|Arapahoe]], [[Boulder County, Colorado|Boulder]], [[Broomfield County, Colorado|Broomfield]], [[Clear Creek County, Colorado|Clear Creek]], [[Denver County, Colorado|Denver]], [[Douglas County, Colorado|Douglas]], [[Gilpin County, Colorado|Gilpin]], [[Park County, Colorado|Park]], and [[Teller County, Colorado|Teller]].
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*[http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/ University of Colorado], Boulder, federal and state record repository, biography, periodicals, newspapers, oral history, ethnic studies.
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*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Montana Archives and Libraries|Montana]], [[New Mexico Archives and Libraries|New Mexico]], [[North Dakota Archives and Libraries|North Dakota]], [[South Dakota Archives and Libraries|South Dakota]], [[Utah Archives and Libraries|Utah]], and [[Wyoming Archives and Libraries|Wyoming]].
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*[http://www.his.state.mt.us/ Montana Historical Society], Helena, territorial/state records 1864-&nbsp;, manuscripts, oral histories, directories, fur trade, cattle industry, outlaws, lawmen, newspapers, periodicals, maps, images.
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*[http://history.nd.gov/archives/index.html North Dakota State Archives], Bismarck, state and regional manuscripts, databases, periodicals, maps, newspapers, oral histories, images, marriages, biographies, naturalizations, census, land, military.
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*[http://history.sd.gov/ South Dakota State Historical Society], Pierre, naturalizations, newspaper database, cemeteries, biographies, pioneers, 1885 veterans census, American Indians, military, and lineage societies.
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*[http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/ Wyoming State Archives], Cheyenne, government records, oral histories, maps, newspapers, images.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:06, 2 March 2013

National Archives at Denver
National Archives at Denver in Broomfield, Colorado.

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  denver.archives@nara.gov

Address:[2]

Regional Archives
Building 48
Denver Federal Center
Lakewood, Colorado

Microfilm Research
Building 46
Denver Federal Center
Lakewood, Colorado

Telephone:[2]  303-407-5751, or 303-407-5740
Fax:  303-407-5709

Hours and holidays:[2]  Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[2]

  • By Car from Downtown Denver: Take Broadway south to Eighth Avenue; Eighth west to Kalamath Street; Kalamath south to U.S. Highway 6 (West Sixth Avenue); U.S. Highway 6 west about 5 miles to Kipling Street. The facility is at West Sixth Avenue and Kipling Street. Go south on Kipling 1/2 mile to Gate 1 of the Denver Federal Center. A photo ID (driver's license) is required to enter.
Once you are at the Denver Federal Records Center, the Archives are located at Fifth and North Street.
Take Main Street to Fifth
Go north on Fifth to just before North Avenue
Visitor parking areas are northwest and east of Building 48.
  • Denver Federal Center Map
  • Public Transportation: Call Regional Transportation District, 303-299-6000, for route and schedule.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

Serves Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.[3] Includes Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, Air Force Acadamy, Bureau of Indian Affiars, National Park Service, naturalizations for CO, MT, NM, UT,[4] U.S. Food Administration, Denver Mint, Internal Revenue Service, Forest Service,[5] federal censuses 1790-1930 and selected indexes, Indian censuses, passenger arrival lists, military service through the Spanish American War, World War I draft registrations for CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY, military pension and bounty land, Utah polygamy trials,[6] court records of appeals, bankruptcy, criminal and civil cases in CO, MT, NM, ND, SD, UT, WY, and other states,[7] U.S. diplomacy, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Native American-Government relations, westward expansion, and World War II,[8] tours, genealogy workshops, and presentations.

Tips

Over 68% of the Regional Archives' records are currently described in ARC at the series level. If you do not find the records you are seeking, please contact the Rocky Mountain Region staff.

Guides

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the National Archives at Denver, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • National Archives II, College Park, MD, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.
  • New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Diocese of Gallup, censuses, district court, land grants, wills, diaries, family papers, prisons, family and local histories, newspapers.
  • Yellowstone National Park Archives records of major park projects, concessionaires, donated manuscripts, personal papers, hundreds films and oral history recordings.

Similar Collections

  • National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, MO., has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. "Archives Division Contact Information" in The National Archives" at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/contact/archives.html (30 November 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Contact Us" in The National Archives at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/contact/ (accessed 30 November 2010).
  3. "Rocky Mountain Region" in National Archives at Denver at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/ (accessed 14 December 2010).
  4. "Our Archival Holdings" in National Archives at Denver at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/holdings/ (accessed 14 December 2010).
  5. "Frequently Requested Archival Holdings" in National Archives at Denver at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/finding-aids/popular-records.html (accessed 14 December 2010).
  6. "Family History/Genealogy Research" in National Archives at Denver at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/public/genealogy.html (accessed 14 December 2010).
  7. "Court Records" in National Archives at Denver at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/public/court-records.html (accessed 14 December 2010).
  8. "Services for the Public" in National Archives at Denver at http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/public/ (accessed 14 December 2010).