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Birth Records (99)
Cemetery Records (3,066)
Census Records (2,137)
Church Records (448)
City Directories (1,254)
Court Records (20)
Death Records (231)
Histories and Genealogies (465)
Immigration Records (123)
Land Records (202)
Map Records (815)
Marriage Records (363)
Military Records (361)
Minority Records (39)
Miscellaneous Records (138)
Newspapers and Obituaries (2,940)
Probate Records (63)
School Records (1,510)
Tax Records (38)

By County

Adams County (207)
Alamosa County (111)
Arapahoe County (348)
Archuleta County (125)
Baca County (150)
Bent County (131)
Boulder County (617)
Broomfield County (60)
Chaffee County (223)
Cheyenne County (118)
Clear Creek County (188)
Conejos County (208)
Costilla County (128)
Crowley County (103)
Custer County (122)
Delta County (248)
Denver County (1,159)
Dolores County (101)
Douglas County (188)
Eagle County (172)
El Paso County (755)
Elbert County (175)
Fremont County (293)
Garfield County (240)
Gilpin County (207)
Grand County (101)
Gunnison County (275)
Hinsdale County (93)
Huerfano County (207)
Jackson County (65)
Jefferson County (414)
Kiowa County (115)
Kit Carson County (140)
La Plata County (279)
Lake County (185)
Larimer County (453)
Las Animas County (334)
Lincoln County (153)
Logan County (162)
Mesa County (372)
Mineral County (62)
Moffat County (111)
Montezuma County (214)
Montrose County (200)
Morgan County (154)
Otero County (207)
Ouray County (120)
Park County (121)
Phillips County (127)
Pitkin County (157)
Prowers County (176)
Pueblo County (450)
Rio Blanco County (91)
Rio Grande County (121)
Routt County (180)
Saguache County (132)
San Juan County (107)
San Miguel County (115)
Sedgwick County (104)
Summit County (111)
Teller County (173)
Washington County (121)
Weld County (501)
Yuma County (189)

By City

Agate (in Elbert County) (21)
Aguilar (in Las Animas County) (32)
Akron (in Washington County) (39)
Alamosa (in Alamosa County) (60)
Alma (in Park County) (24)
Antonito (in Conejos County) (41)
Arapahoe (in Cheyenne County) (14)
Arboles (in Archuleta County) (17)
Arriba (in Lincoln County) (27)
Arvada (in Jefferson County) (67)
Aspen (in Pitkin County) (98)
Ault (in Weld County) (31)
Aurora (in Arapahoe County) (90)
Avondale (in Pueblo County) (20)
Bailey (in Park County) (19)
Basalt (in Eagle County) (23)
Bayfield (in La Plata County) (30)
Bellvue (in Larimer County) (23)
Bennett (in Adams County) (24)
Berthoud (in Larimer County) (39)
Bethune (in Kit Carson County) (23)
Black Forest (in El Paso County) (21)
Black Hawk (in Gilpin County) (58)
Blanca (in Costilla County) (22)
Boulder (in Boulder County) (225)
Bovina (in Lincoln County) (15)
Brandon (in Kiowa County) (24)
Branson (in Las Animas County) (23)
Breckenridge (in Summit County) (46)
Briggsdale (in Weld County) (17)
Brighton (in Adams County) (55)
Broomfield (in Broomfield County) (47)
Brush (in Morgan County) (50)
Buena Vista (in Chaffee County) (62)
Buffalo Creek (in Jefferson County) (26)
Burlington (in Kit Carson County) (45)
Byers (in Arapahoe County) (24)
Calhan (in El Paso County) (40)
Campo (in Baca County) (20)
Canon City (in Fremont County) (102)
Capulin (in Conejos County) (19)
Carbondale (in Garfield County) (37)
Castle Rock (in Douglas County) (58)
Cedaredge (in Delta County) (30)
Center (in Saguache County) (25)
Central City (in Gilpin County) (96)
Cheraw (in Otero County) (17)
Cheyenne Wells (in Cheyenne County) (44)
Clifton (in Mesa County) (22)
Coal Creek (in Fremont County) (20)
Collbran (in Mesa County) (40)
Colorado City (in Pueblo County) (43)
Colorado Springs (in El Paso County) (474)
Commerce City (in Adams County) (26)
Conejos (in Conejos County) (23)
Conifer (in Jefferson County) (28)
Cortez (in Montezuma County) (52)
Cotopaxi (in Fremont County) (16)
Craig (in Moffat County) (60)
Crawford (in Delta County) (23)
Creede (in Mineral County) (31)
Crested Butte (in Gunnison County) (52)
Crestone (in Saguache County) (20)
Cripple Creek (in Teller County) (66)
Crook (in Logan County) (16)
Crystal (in Gunnison County) (21)
DeBeque (in Mesa County) (29)
Deer Trail (in Arapahoe County) (29)
Del Norte (in Rio Grande County) (39)
Delta (in Delta County) (70)
Denver (in Denver County) (1,095)
Dillon (in Summit County) (23)
Divide (in Teller County) (17)
Dolores (in Montezuma County) (48)
Dove Creek (in Dolores County) (28)
Doyleville (in Gunnison County) (15)
Dunton (in Dolores County) (15)
Durango (in La Plata County) (120)
Eads (in Kiowa County) (33)
Eagle (in Eagle County) (29)
Eaton (in Weld County) (33)
Eckert (in Delta County) (19)
Eckley (in Yuma County) (21)
Edgewater (in Jefferson County) (28)
Elbert (in Elbert County) (38)
Elizabeth (in Elbert County) (37)
Empire (in Clear Creek County) (26)
Englewood (in Arapahoe County) (88)
Erie (in Weld County) (28)
Estes Park (in Larimer County) (44)
Evans (in Weld County) (24)
Evergreen (in Jefferson County) (33)
Fairplay (in Park County) (37)
Flagler (in Kit Carson County) (31)
Fleming (in Logan County) (20)
Florence (in Fremont County) (65)
Florissant (in Teller County) (24)
Fort Collins (in Larimer County) (163)
Fort Garland (in Costilla County) (20)
Fort Lupton (in Weld County) (33)
Fort Morgan (in Morgan County) (52)
Fountain (in El Paso County) (34)
Fowler (in Otero County) (30)
Frederick (in Weld County) (21)
Frisco (in Summit County) (20)
Fruita (in Mesa County) (47)
Fulford (in Eagle County) (16)
Garcia (in Costilla County) (18)
Gardner (in Huerfano County) (23)
Genoa (in Lincoln County) (25)
Georgetown (in Clear Creek County) (54)
Glenwood Springs (in Garfield County) (83)
Gold Hill (in Boulder County) (28)
Golden (in Jefferson County) (107)
Gothic (in Gunnison County) (16)
Granada (in Prowers County) (36)
Granby (in Grand County) (24)
Grand Junction (in Mesa County) (168)
Grand Lake (in Grand County) (16)
Grand Valley (in Garfield County) (18)
Granite (in Chaffee County) (18)
Greeley (in Weld County) (130)
Grover (in Weld County) (17)
Gunnison (in Gunnison County) (90)
Gypsum (in Eagle County) (24)
Hartman (in Prowers County) (15)
Hasty (in Bent County) (15)
Haswell (in Kiowa County) (18)
Haxtun (in Phillips County) (30)
Hayden (in Routt County) (32)
Hesperus (in La Plata County) (21)
Highlands Ranch (in Douglas County) (19)
Hoehne (in Las Animas County) (21)
Holly (in Prowers County) (30)
Holyoke (in Phillips County) (57)
Hot Sulphur Springs (in Grand County) (23)
Hotchkiss (in Delta County) (28)
Howard (in Fremont County) (16)
Hoyt (in Morgan County) (15)
Hudson (in Weld County) (17)
Hugo (in Lincoln County) (41)
Hygiene (in Boulder County) (29)
Idaho Springs (in Clear Creek County) (64)
Idalia (in Yuma County) (21)
Ignacio (in La Plata County) (40)
Jamestown (in Boulder County) (28)
Jefferson (in Park County) (20)
Johnstown (in Weld County) (18)
Julesburg (in Sedgwick County) (47)
Karval (in Lincoln County) (20)
Keenesburg (in Weld County) (20)
Keota (in Weld County) (23)
Kim (in Las Animas County) (23)
Kiowa (in Elbert County) (26)
Kirk (in Yuma County) (20)
Kit Carson (in Cheyenne County) (18)
Kline (in La Plata County) (17)
Kremmling (in Grand County) (27)
La Jara (in Conejos County) (35)
La Junta (in Otero County) (66)
La Veta (in Huerfano County) (32)
Lafayette (in Boulder County) (60)
Lake City (in Hinsdale County) (49)
Lakewood (in Jefferson County) (72)
Lamar (in Prowers County) (60)
Laporte (in Larimer County) (26)
Las Animas (in Bent County) (41)
Las Mesitas (in Conejos County) (17)
Leadville (in Lake County) (129)
Lewis (in Montezuma County) (17)
Limon (in Lincoln County) (35)
Littleton (in Arapahoe County) (106)
Longmont (in Boulder County) (124)
Los Sauces (in Conejos County) (17)
Louisville (in Boulder County) (51)
Loveland (in Larimer County) (89)
Lyons (in Boulder County) (46)
Manassa (in Conejos County) (36)
Mancos (in Montezuma County) (50)
Manitou Springs (in El Paso County) (84)
Manzanola (in Otero County) (17)
Marble (in Gunnison County) (34)
Marvel (in La Plata County) (16)
Matheson (in Elbert County) (19)
McClave (in Bent County) (16)
Meeker (in Rio Blanco County) (40)
Merino (in Logan County) (17)
Mesa (in Mesa County) (25)
Minturn (in Eagle County) (24)
Monte Vista (in Rio Grande County) (55)
Montezuma (in Summit County) (20)
Montrose (in Montrose County) (75)
Monument (in El Paso County) (40)
Morrison (in Jefferson County) (35)
Nathrop (in Chaffee County) (21)
Nederland (in Boulder County) (35)
Nevadaville (in Gilpin County) (26)
New Castle (in Garfield County) (26)
New Raymer (in Weld County) (23)
Niwot (in Boulder County) (33)
Northglenn (in Adams County) (18)
Norwood (in San Miguel County) (26)
Nucla (in Montrose County) (30)
Nunn (in Weld County) (24)
Oak Creek (in Routt County) (40)
Olathe (in Montrose County) (35)
Olney Springs (in Crowley County) (15)
Orchard City (in Delta County) (19)
Orchard Mesa (in Mesa County) (22)
Ordway (in Crowley County) (36)
Otis (in Washington County) (29)
Ouray (in Ouray County) (53)
Ovid (in Sedgwick County) (21)
Pagosa Springs (in Archuleta County) (45)
Palisade (in Mesa County) (37)
Paoli (in Phillips County) (17)
Paonia (in Delta County) (54)
Parachute (in Garfield County) (19)
Parker (in Douglas County) (35)
Peetz (in Logan County) (21)
Penrose (in Fremont County) (22)
Peyton (in El Paso County) (25)
Pitkin (in Gunnison County) (23)
Placerville (in San Miguel County) (15)
Platteville (in Weld County) (29)
Pleasant View (in Montezuma County) (15)
Poncha Springs (in Chaffee County) (19)
Pritchett (in Baca County) (20)
Pueblo (in Pueblo County) (306)
Ramah (in El Paso County) (25)
Rangely (in Rio Blanco County) (19)
Red Cliff (in Eagle County) (31)
Rico (in Dolores County) (29)
Ridgway (in Ouray County) (31)
Rifle (in Garfield County) (38)
Rockvale (in Fremont County) (15)
Rocky Ford (in Otero County) (56)
Rosita (in Custer County) (22)
Rush (in El Paso County) (21)
Rye (in Pueblo County) (27)
Saguache (in Saguache County) (41)
Salida (in Chaffee County) (86)
Salina (in Boulder County) (26)
San Luis (in Costilla County) (35)
Sanford (in Conejos County) (25)
Sedalia (in Douglas County) (23)
Sedgwick (in Sedgwick County) (19)
Seibert (in Kit Carson County) (27)
Sheridan Lake (in Kiowa County) (21)
Silt (in Garfield County) (19)
Silver Cliff (in Custer County) (38)
Silver Plume (in Clear Creek County) (28)
Silverton (in San Juan County) (70)
Simla (in Elbert County) (33)
Springfield (in Baca County) (37)
Steamboat Springs (in Routt County) (55)
Sterling (in Logan County) (64)
Stonington (in Baca County) (15)
Stratton (in Kit Carson County) (28)
Sugar City (in Crowley County) (33)
Sunset (in Boulder County) (26)
Sunshine (in Boulder County) (28)
Superior (in Boulder County) (26)
Telluride (in San Miguel County) (45)
Thornton (in Adams County) (28)
Tiffany (in La Plata County) (16)
Tincup (in Gunnison County) (21)
Towaoc (in Montezuma County) (14)
Trinidad (in Las Animas County) (138)
Trujillo (in Archuleta County) (16)
Twin Lakes (in Lake County) (18)
Vail (in Eagle County) (20)
Victor (in Teller County) (34)
Vilas (in Baca County) (15)
Vona (in Kit Carson County) (26)
Walden (in Jackson County) (36)
Walsenburg (in Huerfano County) (85)
Walsh (in Baca County) (20)
Wellington (in Larimer County) (34)
Westcliffe (in Custer County) (40)
Westminster (in Adams County) (30)
Weston (in Las Animas County) (18)
Wheat Ridge (in Jefferson County) (45)
Whitewater (in Mesa County) (24)
Wiley (in Bent County) (17)
Windsor (in Weld County) (31)
Winter Park (in Grand County) (17)
Woodland Park (in Teller County) (30)
Wray (in Yuma County) (54)
Yampa (in Routt County) (29)
Yoder (in El Paso County) (23)
Yuma (in Yuma County) (46)

Overview of Colorado Genealogy Records

  • History: Colorado was first settled in 1851. In 1854 parts of Colorado were part of the territories of Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and New Mexico. In 1861 it became Colorado Territory, and in 1876 it became a state.
  • Birth records: Some birth records were kept in Colorado starting in 1876. Statewide registration began in 1907 with complete records being kept by 1920. Birth records from 1910 to the present can be obtained from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment .
  • Marriage records: Marriage records were kept from the time that counties were organized in 1860. Copies of marriage records can be obtained from the appropriate county clerk.
  • Death records: Some death records were kept in Colorado starting in 1876. Statewide registration began in 1907 with complete records being kept by 1920. Death records from 1900 to the present can be obtained from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment .
  • Divorce records: Divorce records are kept by the individual county clerks.
  • Census records: The first federal census available for Colorado is 1860. There are federal censuses publicly available for 1860 (listed with Nebraska, Kansas, or New Mexico), 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940, and 1950. There is a partial 1885 state census.
  • County records: Court, land, probate, naturalization, and tax records were kept by the individual counties.
  • Other records: Many cities and towns kept newspapers, records kept by churches, cemeteries, histories, school, city directories, and other records that can be located by using the city pages on this site. Records specific to minority groups can be found in the Minority Records section.
  • All records: Use the links on this site to locate online indexes and images of many of the above records.
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