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''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Weld_County,_Colorado|Weld County]]'' <br>  
 
''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Weld_County,_Colorado|Weld County]]'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Weld County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Weld County  
 
| county = Weld County  
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| state = Colorado
 
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| seat = Greeley  
 
| seat = Greeley  
 
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| building address = Weld County Courthouse<br>1402 17th Street<br>Greeley, CO 80631-1123<br>Phone: 970.353.3840<br>[http://www.co.weld.co.us/ '''Weld County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Weld County Courthouse<br>1402 17th Street<br>Greeley, CO 80631-1123<br>Phone: 970.353.3840<br>[http://www.co.weld.co.us/ '''Weld County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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County Clerk has marriage and land records; <br>Clerk District Court&nbsp;has divorce, probate and court&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Weld County, Colorado. Page 101 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has marriage and land records; <br>Clerk District Court&nbsp;has divorce, probate and court&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Weld County, Colorado. Page 101 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History ==
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== Historical Facts ==
  
==== Parent County ====
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| align="center" width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Weld County, Colorado#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Weld County, Colorado#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Weld County, Colorado#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Weld County, Colorado#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Weld County, Colorado#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Weld County, Colorado#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Weld County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Weld County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Weld County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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'''1861--'''Weld County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Greeley <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== County Seat  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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Greeley <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Parent County ====
 
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places ====
 
  
Johnstown
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'''1861--'''Weld County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Morgan County, Colorado|Morgan]]
 
*[[Morgan County, Colorado|Morgan]]
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*Greeley
 
*Greeley
  
==== Court  ====
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===== Lutheran =====
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*Records of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Greeley, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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===== Local History =====
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{{CO History Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{CO Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Weld}}
  
 
*List of [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/newspapers.html Weld County Newspapers]
 
*List of [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/newspapers.html Weld County Newspapers]
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==== Poor Records  ====
 
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[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/poorrecords/weld.html Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the Weld County Poor Records for 1902-1913 on-line.  
 
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/poorrecords/weld.html Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the Weld County Poor Records for 1902-1913 on-line.  
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate ====
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{{CO Probate Intro}}
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===== Archives  =====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Greely Colorado Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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*Dacono Public Library<br>512 Cherry Street<br>Dacono, CO 80514<br>Telephone: 303-833-2317<br>
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*[http://www.youseemore.com/WindsorSeverance/default.asp Windsor-Severance Library District]<br>720 Third Street<br>Windsor, CO 80550<br>Telephone: 970-686-5603<br>
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*[http://www.mylibrary.us/ High Plains&nbsp;Library District]<br>1939 61st Avenue<br>Greeley, CO 80634<br>Telephone: 970-506-8550<br>
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==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://necoheritage.org Northeastern Colorado Heritage League]<br>PO Box 337241<br>Greeley, CO 80633<br>
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs%7CWeld Weld County Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 278<br>Greeley, CO 80632<br>
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
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*[http://jhs1.netfirms.com/ The Johnstown Historical Society]<br>701 Charlotte St.<br>Johnstown, Colorado 80534<br>Telephone 970-587-0278<br>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.spvhs.org/index.html South Platte Valley Historical Society]<br>PO Box 633<br>Fort Lupton, CO 80621<br>
  
[http://necoheritage.org Northeastern Colorado Heritage League]<br>PO Box 337241<br>Greeley, CO 80633<br>
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==== Taxation ====
  
Dacono Public Library<br>512 Cherry Street<br>Dacono, CO 80514<br>Telephone: 303-833-2317<br>
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
  
[http://www.youseemore.com/WindsorSeverance/default.asp Windsor-Severance Library District]<br>720 Third Street<br>Windsor, CO 80550<br>Telephone: 970-686-5603<br>
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.mylibrary.us/ High Plains&nbsp;Library District]<br>1939 61st Avenue<br>Greeley, CO 80634<br>Telephone: 970-506-8550<br>
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
  
&nbsp;[[[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs%7CWeld County Genealogical Society]]<br>P.O. Box 278<br>Greeley, CO 80632<br>
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'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
  
[http://jhs1.netfirms.com/ The Johnstown Historical Society]<br>701 Charlotte St.<br>Johnstown, Colorado 80534<br>Telephone 970-587-0278<br>
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===== Birth  =====
  
[http://www.spvhs.org/index.html South Platte Valley Historical Society]<br>PO Box 633<br>Fort Lupton, CO 80621<br>
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===== Marriage  =====
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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===== Death =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Divorce =====
*[[Greely Colorado Family History Center]]
 
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

Revision as of 23:19, 11 June 2013

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Guide to Weld County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Weld County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Weld County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 1, 1861
County Seat Greeley
Courthouse
Address Weld County Courthouse
1402 17th Street
Greeley, CO 80631-1123
Phone: 970.353.3840
Weld County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records[1]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
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*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Greeley [2]

Parent County

1861--Weld County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Greeley
Lutheran
  • Records of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Greeley, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

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Land and Property

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.


Maps

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Weld County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Poor Records

Colorado State Archives has put an Index to the Weld County Poor Records for 1902-1913 on-line.

Probate

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.


Public Records

School Records

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
  • Dacono Public Library
    512 Cherry Street
    Dacono, CO 80514
    Telephone: 303-833-2317
Museums
Societies

Taxation

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.

Colorado Vital Records Search

Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Places

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Weld County, Colorado. Page 101 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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