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Colorado Genealogy and Obituaries

  • Locally created content 59ers' Directory – Colorado Argonauts
    A directory of their arrivals, removals, deaths, marriages, children, property, mines, and ranches, with names of old towns, mining camps, gulches, mountains, rivers, creeks, and other matters relating to the setting of their lives in the Pikes Peak Region.
  • Locally created content Colorado Mining Fatalities pre-1963
    Personal information and dates of persons killed as well as major mine accidents, causes of accidents, mining activity per county, poll of nationalities and more.
  • Locally created content Colorado Obituary Project
    Statewide index of approximately 50,000 non-Denver obituaries mostly from the 1970s through 1990. Researchers may request a copy of the full-text obituary through the Western History and Genealogy Department.
  • Locally created content Colorado State Reformatory Prisoner Records
    Index of names of prisoners in attendance from 1887 through 1939.
  • Locally created content Colorado Statesman Index
    Index of funeral notices, obituaries, and news articles from the leading weekly newspaper serving the African American community from 1904 to 1954.
  • Locally created content Colorado World War I Casualties in Europe
    Location of the burial place of each fallen soldier given.
  • Locally created content Denver Area Cemeteries
    Historical background and a list of current cemeteries.
  • Locally created content Denver Obituary Index
    Index of obituaries and funeral notices that appeared in the Denver Post and Rocky  Mountain News between 1936 and 2005.

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Colorado Maps and Place Names

  • Locally created content Place Names of Colorado
    A comprehensive listing of place names or sites in Colorado that would direct the researcher to recent and readily available publications.

Colorado Pioneer Records

  • Locally created content Colorado Argonauts – 59ers' Directory
    A directory of prospector arrivals, removals, deaths, marriages, children, property, mines, and ranches with names of old towns, mining camps, gulches, mountains, rivers, creeks, and other matters relating to the setting of their lives in the Pikes Peak Region.
  • Locally created content Real Pioneers of Colorado
    List of some 1400 names of pioneers who arrived in Colorado prior to February 26, 1861. Names organized alphabetically and include short biograhpies.
  • Locally created content Sons of Colorado Index 1906 - 1908
    Index of articles including biographies and obituaries of Colorado pioneers which appeared in the pages of the Sons of Colorado. This was published by the pioneer society, Sons of Colorado. The title was later changed to The Trail.
  • Locally created content Trail Index 1908 – 1929
    Index of articles including profiles and obituaries of pioneers that was published 1908-1929 by the Sons of Colorado.

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Colorado and Nebraska Military

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Colorado Mining

  • Locally created content 59ers' Directory – Colorado Argonauts
    A directory of prospector arrivals, removals, deaths, marriages, children, property, mines, and ranches, with names of old towns, mining camps, gulches, mountains, rivers, creeks, and other matters relating to the setting of their lives in the Pikes Peak Region.
  • Locally created content Colorado Mining Fatalities pre-1963
    Personal information and dates of persons killed as well as major mine accidents, causes of accidents, mining activity per county, poll of nationalities and more.

 

  • Locally created content Sons of Colorado Index 1906 - 1908
    Index of articles including biographies and obituaries of Colorado pioneers which appeared in the pages of the Sons of Colorado. This was published by the pioneer society, Sons of Colorado. The title was later changed to The Trail.
  • Locally created content Trail Index 1908 – 1929
    Index of articles including profiles and obituaries of pioneers that was published 1908-1929 by the Sons of Colorado.

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