In conjunction with the resources listed below, keep in mind that more than thirty different genealogy groups exist in Colorado. Black Coloradoans should consider attending a meeting of the Black Genealogy Search Group which meets the fourth Saturday of the month at the Ford Warren Branch Library, 2825 High Street in Denver. The following list may not be all inclusive but highlights the more well known genealogical research centers.
National Archives and Records Administration Rocky Mountain Region Building 48 - Denver Federal Center Denver, CO 80225-0307 236-0817 Hours: M,T,TH,F 7:30 - 3:45 p.m., W 7:30-4:45 p.m. Helpful materials: U.S. Population Census Schedules, Index and Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory, Passenger lists, and many more government records. Genealogy workshops are held throughout the year for a small fee. Examples of various workshops include Federal Census Records: Genealogical Research for Beginners, Finding Your Past: Using Military Records for Genealogical Research, Using Federal Land Records: How to Find Homestead and Other Land Entries, Naturalization Records: Sources for Genealogical Research, and Federal Indian Records: Beginning Sources for Native American Ancestry. Colorado State Archives Room 1B-20 1313 Sherman Street Denver, CO 80203 866-2358 Hours: M - F 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., closed Saturday, Sunday and state holidays. Helpful materials: Census records, Colorado School Censuses from 1885, Colorado General Assembly historical records, court records such as criminal and civil cases, land records, military records, and some vital statistics. A 90 minute How to use your Archives workshop is available which highlights genealogical research materials. Call for scheduling information. Registration is required for this free workshop. Colorado Historical Society 1300 Broadway Denver, CO 80231 866-4605 Hours: 10 am - 4:30 Tuesday - Saturday Helpful materials: Colorado Newspaper Project is a microfiche collection that catalogues some 2700 titles of Colorado newspapers from 1859 to 1991. Twice a year (usually March and November) the Historical Society offers an Access Workshop which introduces their sources of interest to family historians. Call for details. Denver Public Library Central Library Western History/Genealogy Department 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway Denver, CO 80204 640-6291 Hours: Sunday 1 p.m.- 5 p.m., M - W 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., TH - Sa 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Helpful materials: Some, not all U.S. Census Schedules, slave schedules, some passenger lists, and extensive genealogy reference collection. Has useful guides such as Genealogy: Beginners Guide, African-American Genealogy, Researching Your American Indian Ancestry, and Hispanic Genealogy Guide which are free to the public. Offers genealogy classes throughout the year. Call to register. Genealogy Library Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - CO Family History Centers Or in the Denver/Boulder area call the Louisville FHC for details 700 S. Boulder Louisville, CO 80027 665-4685 Hours: Tuesday 8-12 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. Wednesday 6-9 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m, Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. LDS Family History Center, 2710 S. Monaco Pkwy., Denver, CO 80222, (303) 758-6460. Helpful materials: Social Security Death Index, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Ancestral File. A variety of short or long ancestor charts, also known as pedigree charts, can be purchased for a small fee. Boulder Public Library - Carnegie Branch 1125 Pine Street Boulder, CO 441-3110 Hours: Monday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Helpful materials: Boulder County Census materials and Colorado Population Census Schedules. Extensive genealogy reference materials. The Boulder Genealogical Society (BGS) houses its collection at this branch. Government Publications Library The University of Colorado at Boulder Campus Box 184 3rd Floor, Norlin Library Boulder, CO 80309 492-8834 Hours: M-Th 9 a.m.-9 p.m., F 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sa 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Su 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Summer and intersessional hours will vary. Call to confirm. Helpful materials:
The University of Colorado at Boulder Archives Campus Box 184 Basement, Norlin Library Boulder, CO 80309 Hours: M-F 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sa and Su closed. Helpful materials: Rich in Boulder and Colorado history. Colorado and Boulder County census material. Early Colorado phone directories, some cemetery and church records. Other interesting sources include some hotel registers, labor union records (containing membership rosters), military rosters, and much more.
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