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Guide to '''Weld County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
[http://www.co.weld.co.us/ Weld County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;1402 17th Street<br>Greeley, CO 80631-1123<br>Phone: 970.353.3840&nbsp;<br>  
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|organized=  November 1,  1861
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|county seat= Greeley
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|parent county= Original county<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Adams County, Colorado Genealogy|Adams]]
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|county2= [[Boulder County, Colorado Genealogy|Boulder]]
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|county3= [[Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy|Broomfield]]
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|county4= [[Kimball County, Nebraska Genealogy|Kimball (NE)]]
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|county5= [[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Laramie (WY)]]
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|county6= [[Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy|Larimer]]
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|county7= [[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy|Logan]]
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|county8= [[Morgan County, Colorado Genealogy|Morgan]]</br><center>[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
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>
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=== Description ===
  
== History ==
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The County was named for Lewis Ledyard Weld, a lawyer and territorial secretary. He died while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, "Weld, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/weld/ 7/10/2017.</ref>The County has Greeley as its seat<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Weld, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weld_County,_Colorado 7/10/2017.</ref> 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, "Weld, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/weld/ 7/10/2017.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Weld}}
  
'''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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'''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]<br><br>
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'''Weld County Clerk and Recorder '''<br>1402 North 17th Avenue<br> Greeley, CO 80631<br> Phone: (970) 353-3840 <br>[http://cr.weldgov.com/ Weld Co. Clerk and Recorder Website]<br><br>
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'''Department of Public Health and Environment'''<br>1555 North 17th Avenue <br>Greeley, CO 80631 <br>Phone: 970 304-6410<br>[http://www.co.weld.co.us/Departments/HealthEnvironment/index.html Website] <br><br>  
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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County Clerk has marriage and land records; <br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court 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><br>Weld County Birth and Death Information at Department of Public Heath and Environment.
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Weld County, Colorado Record Dates ===
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{{CO Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 94.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1864
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Weld County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Weld County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Weld County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Weld}}
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*'''1861--'''Weld County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.
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*'''County seat:''' Greeley<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>
  
*[[Adams County, Colorado|Adams]]
 
*[[Boulder County, Colorado|Boulder]]
 
*[[Broomfield County, Colorado|Broomfield]]
 
*[[Kimball County, Nebraska|Kimball County, Nebraska]]
 
*[[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie County, Wyoming]]
 
*[[Larimer County, Colorado|Larimer]]
 
*[[Logan County, Colorado|Logan]]
 
*[[Morgan County, Colorado|Morgan]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
 
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Centennial State Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution [http://www.coloradodar.org/chapters/centennialstate/cemeteries.html Cemetery Project]  
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=== Populated Places ===
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/cemeterylist.html Weld County Cemeteries] on Weld County Genealogical Society web page
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Weld}}
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The following are locations in Weld County, Colorado:
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brighton,_Colorado Brighton]‡
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dacono,_Colorado Dacono]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evans,_Colorado Evans]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Lupton,_Colorado Fort Lupton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeley,_Colorado Greeley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longmont,_Colorado Longmont]‡</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northglenn,_Colorado Northglenn]‡
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thornton,_Colorado Thornton]‡</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ault,_Colorado Ault]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berthoud,_Colorado Berthoud]‡
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eaton,_Colorado Eaton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erie,_Colorado Erie]‡
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firestone,_Colorado Firestone]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick,_Colorado Frederick]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_City,_Colorado Garden City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilcrest,_Colorado Gilcrest]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover,_Colorado Grover]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson,_Colorado Hudson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnstown,_Colorado Johnstown]‡
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keenesburg,_Colorado Keenesburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kersey,_Colorado Kersey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaSalle,_Colorado LaSalle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lochbuie,_Colorado Lochbuie]‡
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mead,_Colorado  Mead]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milliken,_Colorado Milliken]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nunn,_Colorado Nunn]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierce,_Colorado Pierce]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platteville,_Colorado Platteville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymer,_Colorado Raymer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severance,_Colorado Severance]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor,_Colorado Widsor]‡</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Briggsdale,_Colorado Briggsdale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carr,_Colorado Carr]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dearfield,_Colorado Dearfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galeton,_Colorado Galeton]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gill,_Colorado Gill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hereford,_Colorado Hereford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keota,_Colorado Keota]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucerne,_Colorado Lucerne]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roggen,_Colorado Roggen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoneham,_Colorado Stoneham]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampa,_Colorado Tampa]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wattenburg,_Colorado Wattenburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristocrat_Ranchettes,_Colorado Aristocrat Ranchettes]
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‡ means a populated place has portions in an adjacent county or counties [https://en.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia.org].
  
==== Census  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Weld}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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== Resources ==
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{{CO Resources Intro|Weld}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Weld}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Weld}}
  
*Greeley
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Weld}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Weld}}
  
==== Land  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Weld County, Colorado''' online and in print</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=302&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://hometownchronicles.com/co/weld/cems.html COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/weld.htm#cemeteries COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/weld.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=62&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Weld%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|434620|760252|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=+Weld+County%2C+Colorado+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=302 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
  
==== Maps  ====
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*Centennial State Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution [http://centennialstate.coloradodar.org/cemeteries.html Cemetery Project]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/cemeterylist.html Weld County Cemeteries] on the Weld County Genealogical Society web page.
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Weld}}
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weld_County,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1870 |1636
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|1880 |5646
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|1890 |11736
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|1900 |16808
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|1910 |39177
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|1920 |54059
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|1930 |65097
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|1940 |63747
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|1950 |67504
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|1960 |72344
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|1970 |89297
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|1980 |123438
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|1990 |131821
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|2000 |180936
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|2010 |252825
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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>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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
  
*List of [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/newspapers.html Weld County Newspapers]
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Weld}}
  
==== Poor 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>
  
[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.  
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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'''1909-1913''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60767 U.S., Dutch Christian Reformed Church Membership Records, 1856-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Kuner Christian Reformed Church in Kuner, 1909-1913<br>
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*'''1927-1976''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Our Savior in Greeley, 1927-1976<br>
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Weld}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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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.
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Weld}}
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''  
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'''Online Directories'''<br>
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*'''1902 and 1911''' For 1902 medical directories and 1911 business directories click on [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/weld/history/directories.htm UsGenWeb Weld County Directories].
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*'''1906-1946''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images, Greeley City Directories, various dates<br>
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*'''Various dates''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/contents-dir.html Weld County Directories] from the Weld County Genealogical Society
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Weld}}
  
[http://necoheritage.org Northeastern Colorado Heritage League]<br>PO Box 337241<br>Greeley, CO 80633<br>
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Weld}}
  
Dacono Public Library<br>512 Cherry Street<br>Dacono, CO 80514<br>Telephone: 303-833-2317<br>
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==== African Americans ====
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{{CO African Americans Intro|Weld}}
  
[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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There was a small colony between Greeley and Fort Morgan. To learn more, see [http://www.weldgenerations.org/Dearfield.html Dearfield], a Weld County Genealogical Society project.
  
[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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'''1909-1946''' The Colorado State Archives has school records available in this online database [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Archives Search].<br> Dearfield and surrounding area School Census 1909 - 1946
  
&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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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Weld}}
  
[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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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Weld}}
  
[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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For some Weld County names and sources, see [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/contents.htm Weld County Master Index] courtesy of the Weld County Genealogical Society.
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Weld}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
*[[Greely Colorado Family History Center]]
+
{{CO Land Intro|Weld}}
 +
''Online Land Records''<br>
  
<br>  
+
*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado DPA Land Records] - Index only; Choose ''Record Type,'' and search either "Land Patents" or "Land Records."<br>
 +
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
 +
*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
 +
*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
 +
*'''1862-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3313 Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index only<br>
 +
For more information see [[Colorado Land and Property]]<br>
  
== Web Sites  ==
+
=== Local Histories ===
 +
{{CO Histories Intro|Weld}}
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Weld|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
+
''Online County Histories''
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Weld/ Weld County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
+
*''Experiments in Colorado Colonization, 1869-1872.'' c1926. Edited by James Field Willard and Colin B. Goodykoontz. Boulder, Colorado : University of Colorado. Online at: [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001641490 Hathitrust]; {{WorldCat|17686310|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/.htm Weld County Genealogical Society]
+
*''The Last Roundup; a History of the Early Cattle Roundups in Northern Weld County, Colorado.'' c1991.  By Wilbur P. Ball. Eaton, Colorado : W.P. Ball. Online at: {{FSbook|1039625}}; {{WorldCat|30623684|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/contents.htm Weld County Master Index]
+
*''Under Ten Flags : a History of Weld County, Colorado.'' 1938. By Mary L. Geffs. Greeley, Colorado : n.p. Online at: {{FSbook|4050789}}; {{WorldCat|5118550|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
*
 
  
== References  ==
+
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 +
{{CO Maps Intro|Weld}}
 +
{{CO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{CO Weld County}}}}
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties<br>
 +
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
  
<references />{{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}  
+
=== Migration ===
 +
{{CO Migration Intro|Weld}}
  
[[Category:Weld_County,_Colorado]]
+
=== Military Records ===
 +
{{CO Military Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
==== 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>
 +
 
 +
''All Veterans''<br>
 +
*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Veterans Grave Registration Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Military - Grave<br>
 +
 
 +
''Civil War''<br>
 +
*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Civil War Casualties Index] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Civil War Casualty<br>
 +
*'''1861-1865''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Volunteers Transcript of Record Index (1861-1865)] at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Transcript of Record<br>
 +
 
 +
''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
 +
*'''1898''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado Volunteers in the Spanish American War, 1898] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Span-Am War Soldiers<br>
 +
 
 +
''World War I''<br>
 +
*'''1916-1919''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Denver War Risk Insurance Applicants, 1916-1919] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, War Risk Insurance<br>
 +
*'''1917-1922''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives World War I Civilian Service Questionnaires, 1917-1922] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, WWI Questionnaire<br>
 +
*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5442 Colorado Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — ($), index<br>
 +
 
 +
''Vietnam War''<br>
 +
*'''1966 & 1968''' - [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives Vietnam War Casualties - June-December 1966 & January-December 1968] - at the [https://www.colorado.gov/archives/ Colorado State Archives website] - Index only; In the ''Record Type'' field, select, Vietnam Deaths<br>
 +
 
 +
For further information see [[Colorado Military Records]].
 +
 
 +
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{CO Naturalization Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''1868-1990''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61194 Colorado, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($); Index and images<br>
 +
*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<br>
 +
 
 +
=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{CO Newspapers Intro|Weld}}
 +
''Colorado Newspapers Online''
 +
*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co Colorado Online Historical Newspapers online] - in the [https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection] by the Colorado State Library
 +
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Colorado/Default.aspx?category=38&ldf=2 Colorado Newspapers] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($)
 +
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/colorado GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
 +
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/colorado/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
 +
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Colorado newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
 +
*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
 +
 
 +
''Colorado Newspaper Catalogs''
 +
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
 +
 
 +
List of [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/newspapers.html Weld County Newspapers]
 +
 
 +
 
 +
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{CO Obituaries Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{CO Other Records Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
'''''Poor Records'''''<br>
 +
 
 +
'''1902-1913''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the Weld County Poor Records for 1902-1913 on-line.
 +
 
 +
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{CO Periodicals Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{CO Probate Intro|Weld}}'''Online Records
 +
*'''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 '''$'''
 +
 
 +
=== School Records ===
 +
{{CO Schools Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{CO Tax Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{CO Vital Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
See '''[[Colorado Vital Records]]'''.
 +
 
 +
==== Birth ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. <ref name="registrar">Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov</ref>
 +
 
 +
For in-state births from 1900 to present, certificates can be obtained from Weld County Department of Public Health 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 970 304-6410.
 +
 
 +
==== Marriage ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
The Weld 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 970 353-3840.
 +
 
 +
''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''1809-2011''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]<br>
 +
*'''1853-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org] - Index and images<br>
 +
*'''1862-2006''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61366 Colorado, County Marriages and State Indexes, 1862-2006] at [http://http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), Index and images<br>
 +
*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
 +
*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
 +
 
 +
==== Death ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
 +
 
 +
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 Weld County Department of Public Health office at 970 304-6410.
 +
 
 +
==== Divorce ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
Weld County divorces take place in Colorado’s 19th Judicial District. To obtain copies of divorce records there are fees for searching and for copies.
 +
 
 +
Weld County Combined Courts 970 475-2400.
 +
 
 +
''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''1851-1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60927 Colorado, Divorce Index, 1851-1985] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($); Index only<br>
 +
*'''1900-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2043439|Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images of original index<br>
 +
 
 +
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
=== Archives ===
 +
{{CO Archives Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
{{CO Archives}}<br>'''(1876-1981) '''Weld County Probate Cases <br>'''1902-1913''' Weld County Poor Record <br>'''1931''' Weld County Old Age Pensions <br>Weld County WW1 Vets
 +
 
 +
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 +
 
 +
*[[Greeley Colorado Family History Center]]
 +
*[[Loveland Colorado Family History Center]]
 +
 
 +
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{CO Libraries Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
'''Dacono Public Library'''<br>512 Cherry Street<br>Dacono, CO 80514<br>Telephone: 303-833-2317<br>[http://www.ci.dacono.co.us/379/Library Website]<br><br>
 +
'''Windsor-Severance Library - Clearview Library District'''<br>720 Third Street<br>Windsor, CO 80550<br>Telephone: 970-686-5603<br>[http://clearviewlibrary.org/ Website]<br><br>
 +
'''High Plains Library District'''<br>1939 61st Avenue<br>Greeley, CO 80634<br>Telephone: 970-506-8550<br>[http://www.mylibrary.us/ Website]
 +
</div>
 +
 
 +
=== Museums ===
 +
{{CO Museums Intro|Weld}}
 +
== Societies ==
 +
{{CO Societies Intro|Weld}}
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'''Northeastern Colorado Heritage League'''<br>PO Box 337241<br>Greeley, CO 80633<br>[http://necoheritage.org Website]<br><br>
 +
'''Weld County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 278<br>Greeley, CO 80632<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/ Website]<br><br>
 +
|style="vertical-align:top; padding-right:1em"|
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'''The Johnstown Historical Society'''<br>701 Charlotte St.<br>Johnstown, Colorado 80534<br>Telephone: 970-587-0278<br>[http://johnstownhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
 +
'''South Platte Valley Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 633<br>Fort Lupton, CO 80621<br>[http://www.spvhs.org/index.html Website]<br><br>
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== Websites ==
 +
{{CO Websites Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
*{{FHL Place IDNum|205491|Colorado|Weld}}- 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/Weld/ Weld County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 +
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/ Weld County Genealogical Society]
 +
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/contents.htm Weld County Master Index]
 +
 
 +
== Research Guides ==
 +
{{CO Research Guides Intro|Weld}}
 +
 
 +
== References ==
 +
<references />
 +
 
 +
{{Colorado|Colorado}}
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[[Category:Weld_County,_Colorado]] [[Category:Colorado_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 04:02, 15 November 2017

United States
Colorado
Weld County

Guide to Weld 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: Greeley
Organized: November 1, 1861
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Adams  • Boulder  • Broomfield  • Kimball (NE)  • Laramie (WY)  • Larimer  • Logan  • Morgan
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoWeldCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado Weld County.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for Lewis Ledyard Weld, a lawyer and territorial secretary. He died while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War.[2]The County has Greeley as its seat[3] and the County was created November 1, 1861. The County is located in the north central area of the state.[4]

County Courthouse

Weld County Courthouse
1402 17th Street
Greeley, CO 80631-1123
Phone: 970.353.3840
Weld County Website

Weld County Clerk and Recorder
1402 North 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: (970) 353-3840
Weld Co. Clerk and Recorder Website

Department of Public Health and Environment
1555 North 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: 970 304-6410
Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records[5]
Weld County Birth and Death Information at Department of Public Heath and Environment.

Weld 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[6]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1872 1864 1872 1861 1865 1861 1860
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes


Populated Places

The following are locations in Weld County, Colorado:

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places

‡ means a populated place has portions in an adjacent county or counties Wikipedia.org.

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Weld 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.[8] See links listed below.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 1,636
1880 5,646 245.1%
1890 11,736 107.9%
1900 16,808 43.2%
1910 39,177 133.1%
1920 54,059 38.0%
1930 65,097 20.4%
1940 63,747 −2.1%
1950 67,504 5.9%
1960 72,344 7.2%
1970 89,297 23.4%
1980 123,438 38.2%
1990 131,821 6.8%
2000 180,936 37.3%
2010 252,825 39.7%
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.[9] 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

Lutheran Church
1909-1913 - U.S., Dutch Christian Reformed Church Membership Records, 1856-1970 at Ancestry — ($); Index and images; Kuner Christian Reformed Church in Kuner, 1909-1913

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.

Directories

Online Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

African Americans

There was a small colony between Greeley and Fort Morgan. To learn more, see Dearfield, a Weld County Genealogical Society project.

1909-1946 The Colorado State Archives has school records available in this online database Archives Search.
Dearfield and surrounding area School Census 1909 - 1946

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

For some Weld County names and sources, see Weld County Master Index courtesy of the Weld County Genealogical Society.

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

Kimball CountyMorgan CountyLaramie CountyBoulder CountyAdams CountyLogan CountyLarimer CountyWashington CountyCOWELD.JPG
About this image
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


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

List of Weld County Newspapers


Obituaries

Other Records

Poor Records

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

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.

See Colorado Vital Records.

Birth

Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. [10]

For in-state births from 1900 to present, certificates can be obtained from Weld County Department of Public Health 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 970 304-6410.

Marriage

The Weld 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 970 353-3840.

Online Records

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [10]

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 Weld County Department of Public Health office at 970 304-6410.

Divorce

Weld County divorces take place in Colorado’s 19th Judicial District. To obtain copies of divorce records there are fees for searching and for copies.

Weld County Combined Courts 970 475-2400.

Online Records

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Weld 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
(1876-1981) Weld County Probate Cases
1902-1913 Weld County Poor Record
1931 Weld County Old Age Pensions
Weld County WW1 Vets

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

Dacono Public Library
512 Cherry Street
Dacono, CO 80514
Telephone: 303-833-2317
Website

Windsor-Severance Library - Clearview Library District
720 Third Street
Windsor, CO 80550
Telephone: 970-686-5603
Website

High Plains Library District
1939 61st Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634
Telephone: 970-506-8550
Website

Museums

Societies

Northeastern Colorado Heritage League
PO Box 337241
Greeley, CO 80633
Website

Weld County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 278
Greeley, CO 80632
Website

The Johnstown Historical Society
701 Charlotte St.
Johnstown, Colorado 80534
Telephone: 970-587-0278
Website

South Platte Valley Historical Society
PO Box 633
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
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, "Weld, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/weld/ 7/10/2017.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Weld, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weld_County,_Colorado 7/10/2017.
  4. Genealogy Trails History Group, "Weld, Colorado Genealogy and History", http://genealogytrails.com/colo/weld/ 7/10/2017.
  5. 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.
  6. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 94.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. 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.
  9. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 54.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov
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