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Guide to '''Colorado ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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This article is about the state. For other uses, see [[Colorado (disambiguation)]].
==Colorado Information==
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
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<h3>Getting Started with Colorado Research</h3>
Links to articles on getting started with Colorado research.
 
*[[GuidedResearch:California|Guided Research]]
*[[Step-by-Step Colorado Research, 1880-Present]]
*[[How to Find Colorado Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Colorado Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
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<h3>Colorado Research Tools</h3>
Links to articles and websites that assist in Colorado research.
 *[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Boundary Changes for Colorado Counties]
*[[Colorado Archives and Libraries|Colorado Archives and Libraries]]
*[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 . *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|}{{Click|Image:CO_ORP.png|<div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[Colorado Online Genealogy Records}} ]]</span>|<span class="community_button">[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups|Ask the <br>Community]]</span>|}
== 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.
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==Counties==
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|- |<ul class="column-spacing-fullscreen" style="width:16%; verticalpadding-alignright:top5px;"|>* <li>[[Adams County, Colorado Genealogy|Adams]] </li> * <li>[[Alamosa County, Colorado Genealogy|Alamosa]] </li> * <li>[[Arapahoe County, Colorado Genealogy|Arapahoe]] </li> * <li>[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy|Archuleta]] </li> * <li>[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy|Baca]] </li> * <li>[[Bent County, Colorado Genealogy|Bent]] </li> * <li>[[Boulder County, Colorado Genealogy|Boulder]] </li> * <li>[[Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy|Broomfield]] </li> * <li>[[Chaffee County, Colorado Genealogy|Chaffee]] </li> * <li>[[Cheyenne County, Colorado Genealogy|Cheyenne]] </li> * <li>[[Clear Creek County, Colorado Genealogy|Clear Creek]] </li> |style="width:16%; vertical-align:top;"|* <li>[[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos]] </li> * <li>[[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla]] </li> * <li>[[Crowley County, Colorado Genealogy|Crowley]] </li> * <li>[[Custer County, Colorado Genealogy|Custer]] </li> * <li>[[Delta County, Colorado Genealogy|Delta]]</li>* <li>[[Denver County, Colorado Genealogy|Denver]] </li> * <li>[[Dolores County, Colorado Genealogy|Dolores]] </li> * <li>[[Douglas County, Colorado Genealogy|Douglas]] </li> * <li>[[Eagle County, Colorado Genealogy|Eagle]] </li> * <li>[[Elbert County, Colorado Genealogy|Elbert]] </li> * <li>[[El Paso County, Colorado Genealogy|El Paso]] </li> |style="width:16%; vertical-align:top;"|* <li>[[Fremont County, Colorado Genealogy|Fremont]] </li> * <li>[[Garfield County, Colorado Genealogy|Garfield]] </li> * <li>[[Gilpin County, Colorado Genealogy|Gilpin]] </li> * <li>[[Grand County, Colorado Genealogy|Grand]] </li> * <li>[[Gunnison County, Colorado Genealogy|Gunnison]] </li> * <li>[[Hinsdale County, Colorado Genealogy|Hinsdale]] </li> * <li>[[Huerfano County, Colorado Genealogy|Huerfano]] </li> * <li>[[Jackson County, Colorado Genealogy|Jackson]] </li> * <li>[[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy|Jefferson]] </li> * <li>[[Kiowa County, Colorado Genealogy|Kiowa]]</li>* <li>[[Kit Carson County, Colorado Genealogy|Kit Carson]] </li> |style="width:16%; vertical-align:top;"|* <li>[[Lake County, Colorado Genealogy|Lake]] </li> * <li>[[La Plata County, Colorado Genealogy|La Plata]] </li> * <li>[[Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy|Larimer]] </li> * <li>[[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas]] </li> * <li>[[Lincoln County, Colorado Genealogy|Lincoln]] </li> * <li>[[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy|Logan]] </li> * <li>[[Mesa County, Colorado Genealogy|Mesa]] </li> * <li>[[Mineral County, Colorado Genealogy|Mineral]] </li> * <li>[[Moffat County, Colorado Genealogy|Moffat]] </li> * <li>[[Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy|Montezuma]] </li> * <li>[[Montrose County, Colorado Genealogy|Montrose]] </li> |style="width:16%; vertical-align:top;"|* <li>[[Morgan County, Colorado Genealogy|Morgan]] </li> * <li>[[Otero County, Colorado Genealogy|Otero]] </li> * <li>[[Ouray County, Colorado Genealogy|Ouray]] </li> * <li>[[Park County, Colorado Genealogy|Park]]</li>* <li>[[Phillips County, Colorado Genealogy|Phillips]] </li> * <li>[[Pitkin County, Colorado Genealogy|Pitkin]] </li> * <li>[[Prowers County, Colorado Genealogy|Prowers]] </li> * <li>[[Pueblo County, Colorado Genealogy|Pueblo]] </li> * <li>[[Rio Blanco County, Colorado Genealogy|Rio Blanco]] </li> * <li>[[Rio Grande County, Colorado Genealogy|Rio Grande]] </li> |style="width:16%; vertical-align:top;"|* <li>[[Routt County, Colorado Genealogy|Routt]] </li> * <li>[[Saguache County, Colorado Genealogy|Saguache]] </li> * <li>[[San Juan County, Colorado Genealogy|San Juan]] </li> * <li>[[San Miguel County, Colorado Genealogy|San Miguel]] </li> * <li>[[Sedgwick County, Colorado Genealogy|Sedgwick]] </li> * <li>[[Summit County, Colorado Genealogy|Summit]] </li> * <li>[[Teller County, Colorado Genealogy|Teller]] </li> * <li>[[Washington County, Colorado Genealogy|Washington]] </li> * <li>[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy|Weld]] </li> * <li>[[Yuma County, Colorado Genealogy|Yuma]]</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)]]
== Colorado Migration Routes ==
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*[[Arkansas River]]
*[[Colorado River]]
*[[Chisholm Trail]]
*[[Old Spanish Trail]]
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*[[Santa Fe Trail]]
*[[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]
*[[Denver and Rio Grande Railroad]]
*[[Union Pacific Railroad]]
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==FamilySearch Resources==
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.<br>
 
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenterhelp/home.html helpcenter/learning-center 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
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Colorado Family History Center locator map]
== Additional Resources == *'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|CurrentobituaryColorado’s Territorial Masons: An Annotated Index of the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Colorado, 1861–1876*Inventors in the Colorado Territory and their U.S.com indexPatents, 20011861-2014}} at [https1876://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — indexAn Annotated Index
*[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 *[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.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://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
=== References ===
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