Weld County, Colorado Genealogy
Guide to Weld County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Weld County, Colorado|
Location in the state of Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
|Founded||November 1, 1861|
|Address|| Weld County Courthouse|
1402 17th Street
Greeley, CO 80631-1123
Weld County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 Historical Facts
- 2.1 County Seat
- 2.2 Parent County
- 2.3 Neighboring Counties
- 2.4 Record Loss
- 2.5 Resources
- 2.5.1 Bible Records
- 2.5.2 Biography
- 2.5.3 Business Records and Commerce
- 2.5.4 Cemeteries
- 2.5.5 Census
- 2.5.6 Church
- 2.5.7 Court Records
- 2.5.8 Directories
- 2.5.9 Emigration and Immigration
- 2.5.10 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 2.5.11 Gazetteers
- 2.5.12 Genealogy
- 2.5.13 History
- 2.5.14 Land and Property
- 2.5.15 Maps
- 2.5.16 Military
- 2.5.17 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 2.5.18 Newspapers
- 2.5.19 Obituaries
- 2.5.20 Periodicals
- 2.5.21 Poor Records
- 2.5.22 Probate
- 2.5.23 Public Records
- 2.5.24 Repositories
- 2.5.25 Taxation
- 2.5.26 Vital Records
- 2.6 Places
- 3 Web Sites
- 4 References
County Clerk has marriage and land records;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
Business Records and Commerce
- Centennial State Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Cemetery Project
- Weld County Cemeteries on Weld County Genealogical Society web page
For tips on accessing Weld County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- Records of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Greeley, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
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.
Naturalization and Citizenship
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Weld County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- List of Weld County Newspapers
Colorado State Archives has put an Index to the Weld County Poor Records for 1902-1913 on-line.
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.
Family History Centers
- Dacono Public Library
512 Cherry Street
Dacono, CO 80514
- Windsor-Severance Library District
720 Third Street
Windsor, CO 80550
- High Plains Library District
1939 61st Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634
- Northeastern Colorado Heritage League
PO Box 337241
Greeley, CO 80633
- Weld County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 278
Greeley, CO 80632
- The Johnstown Historical Society
701 Charlotte St.
Johnstown, Colorado 80534
- South Platte Valley Historical Society
PO Box 633
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
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 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.
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. 
Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. 
- Family History Library Catalog
- Weld County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Weld County Genealogical Society
- Weld County Master Index
- 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.
- Earliest Colorado Vital Records on File in Colorado Counties, pub. by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, online at www.colorado.gov
- The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 94.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov