Colorado Research Tips and Strategies
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Colorado Research Strategies[edit | edit source]
Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Colorado
- Colorado Online Genealogy Records
- How to find Colorado Birth Records
- How to find Colorado Marriage Records
- How to find Colorado Death Records
Colorado Research Tips[edit | edit source]
These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Colorado.
- Birth information: Birth records in Colorado start on the county level in 1907 - although not all counties complied with the law. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
- Finding Parents: The State of Colorado began recording deaths in 1876, although were not recorded statewide until 1907. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search Colorado death records
- Look in all censuses: Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.
Colorado Record Finder[edit | edit source]
This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Colorado Record Finder.
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Further Colorado Research[edit | edit source]
- Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Colorado Record Finder.
- For online record collections, go to Colorado Online Genealogy Records.
- For more research on Colorado, including research at the county level, visit the Colorado page on the Research Wiki.
- Search all of the Colorado record collections at FamilySearch.