Denver-Boulder Resources

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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