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Colorado became the thirty-eighth state admitted to the Union in August 1, 1876. Colorado was created from Colorado Territory and is located in the western region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref> The capital is Denver and there are 64 counties
 
Colorado became the thirty-eighth state admitted to the Union in August 1, 1876. Colorado was created from Colorado Territory and is located in the western region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref> The capital is Denver and there are 64 counties
  
==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Colorado Research</h3>
 
<h3>Getting Started with Colorado Research</h3>
 
Links to articles on getting started with Colorado research.
 
Links to articles on getting started with Colorado research.
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*[[GuidedResearch:California|Guided Research]]
 
*[[GuidedResearch:California|Guided Research]]
 
*[[Step-by-Step Colorado Research, 1880-Present]]
 
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*[[Colorado Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
 
*[[Colorado Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
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<h3>Colorado Research Tools</h3>
 
<h3>Colorado Research Tools</h3>
 
Links to articles and websites that assist in Colorado research.
 
Links to articles and websites that assist in Colorado research.
*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Boundary Changes for Colorado Counties]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Boundary Changes for Colorado Counties]
 
*[[Colorado Archives and Libraries|Colorado Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Colorado Archives and Libraries|Colorado Archives and Libraries]]
*[http://cogenweb.com/ COGenWeb]  
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*[http://cogenweb.com/ COGenWeb]
*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Colorado .  
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Colorado.
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*Colorado’s Historical Assets: A Research Guide for Genealogists, Local Historians and History Buffs Containing a Treasure Trove of Museums, Ghost Towns, Courthouses, Historic Homes and Hotels, along with  the Libraries and Archives Holding Colorado’s History
 
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== Colorado Clickable Map==
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==Colorado Clickable Map==
 
Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
 
Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
 
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==Counties==
 
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     <li>[[Adams County, Colorado Genealogy|Adams]]</li>  
 
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties: ''' [[Arapahoe (KS) County, Colorado Genealogy|Arapahoe&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Broderick County, Kansas Genealogy|Broderick&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Carbonate County, Colorado Genealogy|Carbonate]] | [[El Paso County, Kansas Genealogy|El&nbsp;Paso&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Fremont County, Kansas Genealogy|Fremont&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Greenwood County, Colorado Genealogy|Greenwood]] | [[Guadalupe County, Colorado Genealogy|Guadalupe]] | [[Montana County, Kansas Genealogy|Montana&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Mora County, Colorado Genealogy|Mora&nbsp;(NM)]] | [[North Park County, Colorado Genealogy|North Park]] | [[Oro County, Kansas Genealogy|Oro&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Peketon County, Kansas Genealogy|Peketon&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos&nbsp;(NM)]] | [[Uncompahgre County, Colorado Genealogy|Uncompahgre]] | [[Washington (old) County, Kansas Genealogy|Washington&nbsp;(KS old)]]
 
'''Extinct or Renamed Counties: ''' [[Arapahoe (KS) County, Colorado Genealogy|Arapahoe&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Broderick County, Kansas Genealogy|Broderick&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Carbonate County, Colorado Genealogy|Carbonate]] | [[El Paso County, Kansas Genealogy|El&nbsp;Paso&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Fremont County, Kansas Genealogy|Fremont&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Greenwood County, Colorado Genealogy|Greenwood]] | [[Guadalupe County, Colorado Genealogy|Guadalupe]] | [[Montana County, Kansas Genealogy|Montana&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Mora County, Colorado Genealogy|Mora&nbsp;(NM)]] | [[North Park County, Colorado Genealogy|North Park]] | [[Oro County, Kansas Genealogy|Oro&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Peketon County, Kansas Genealogy|Peketon&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Taos County, Colorado Genealogy|Taos&nbsp;(NM)]] | [[Uncompahgre County, Colorado Genealogy|Uncompahgre]] | [[Washington (old) County, Kansas Genealogy|Washington&nbsp;(KS old)]]
  
== Colorado Migration Routes ==
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==Colorado Migration Routes==
  
 
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*[[Chisholm Trail]]
 
*[[Chisholm Trail]]
 
*[[Old Spanish Trail]]
 
*[[Old Spanish Trail]]
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*[[Santa Fe Trail]]
 
*[[Santa Fe Trail]]
 
*[[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]
 
*[[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]
 
*[[Denver and Rio Grande Railroad]]
 
*[[Denver and Rio Grande Railroad]]
*[[Union Pacific Railroad]]  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
 
==FamilySearch Resources==
 
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.<br>
 
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=Getting%20Started&show=lessons&message=true Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=Getting%20Started&show=lessons&message=true Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/30?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/30?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
 
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Colorado Family History Center locator map]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Colorado Family History Center locator map]
  
== Additional Resources ==
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==Additional Resources==
  
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*Colorado’s Territorial Masons: An Annotated Index of the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Colorado, 1861–1876
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*Inventors in the Colorado Territory and their U.S. Patents, 1861-1876: An Annotated Index
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/co/ Cyndi's List] - Colorado genealogy sites on the internet
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/co/ Cyndi's List] - Colorado genealogy sites on the internet
*[http://genealogytrails.com/colo/ Colorado Genealogy Trails] - Collection of transcribed data for the state of Colorado  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/colo/ Colorado Genealogy Trails] - Collection of transcribed data for the state of Colorado
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/colorado-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Colorado  
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/colorado-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Colorado
 
*[http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/colorado-birth-marriage-and-death-bmd-record-links The Ancestor Hunt] - Resources for Colorado genealogy research
 
*[http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/colorado-birth-marriage-and-death-bmd-record-links The Ancestor Hunt] - Resources for Colorado genealogy research
*[http://www.raogk.org/colorado-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Colorado  
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*[http://www.raogk.org/colorado-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Colorado
 
*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Colorado.pdf Colorado Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
 
*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Colorado.pdf Colorado Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
  
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Latest revision as of 16:13, 19 May 2020

Guide to Colorado ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Colorado Wiki Topics
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This article is about the state. For other uses, see Colorado (disambiguation).

Colorado Information[edit | edit source]

Colorado became the thirty-eighth state admitted to the Union in August 1, 1876. Colorado was created from Colorado Territory and is located in the western region of the United States.[1] The capital is Denver and there are 64 counties

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Colorado Research

Links to articles on getting started with Colorado research.

Colorado Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Colorado research.

Ask the
Community

Colorado Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Baca CountyProwers CountyBent CountyKiowa CountyCheyenne CountyKit Carson CountyYuma CountyPhillips CountySedgwick CountyLogan CountyWeld CountyLarimer CountyJackson CountyRoutt CountyMoffat CountyRio Blanco CountyGarfield CountyMesa CountyMontrose CountySan Miguel CountyDolores CountyMontezuma CountyLa Plata CountyArchuleta CountyConejos CountyCostilla CountyLas Animas CountyOtero CountyCrowley CountyLincoln CountyWashington CountyMorgan CountyBoulder CountyElbert CountyEl Paso CountyPueblo CountyHuerfano CountyAlamosa CountyRio Grande CountyMineral CountyHinsdale CountySan Juan CountyOuray CountyGunnison CountyPitkin CountySaguache CountyCuster CountyFremont CountyDelta CountyTeller CountyPark CountyLake CountyChaffee CountyDouglas CountyJefferson CountyEagle CountySummit CountyClear Creek CountyGilpin CountyGrand CountyAdams CountyArapahoe CountyDenver CountyColorado-county-map.gif

Counties[edit | edit source]