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State Resources — Colorado

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

State office has death records since 1900 and birth records since 1910. State office also has birth records for some counties for years before 1910. Pocket size birth cards are available for birth years 1960 to present and contain name, sex, date, place of birth, state file number, date filed, and date issued.

Birth and Death Records

On the Internet: Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the internet at Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Call (303) 756-4464 for information on record lookup fees.

Write to:
Vital Records Section
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80222-1530

Marriage and Divorce Records

Contact Information: Same as above.

For county marriage records, contact the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued.
For county divorce records, contact the Clerk of District Court in the county where the divorce was granted.

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have census records from 1850 to 1920, court records, including naturalization cases, divorce and probate records, land records (most of the land records for the state may be found in respective county recorder offices, however, scattered territorial and state records are in the archives), maps, military records, newspapers (no newspapers are held in the state archives themselves; researchers may reference newspapers in the Stephen H. Hart library), photographs (the archives houses photographs of public buildings and officials and government events, as well as such state agency photographs as penitentiary inmates), vital statistics from 1900 to the present.

Call (303) 866-2055. Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-4:30, closed Saturday, Sunday, and all holidays.
Write to:
Division of Archives and Public Records
1313 Sherman Street, Room 1B20
Denver, CO 80203

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
P.O. Box 24379
Denver, CO 80224-0379
  Publication: Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies Newsletter (A cooperative organization of many Colorado groups; does not offer direct services to genealogists)

  Colorado Genealogical Society
10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204
Telephone: (303) 640-6200

  Denver Public Library, Genealogy Division
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10:00-9:00, Thursday-Saturday 10:00-5:30, Sunday 1:00-5:00
  Publications: The Colorado Genealogist, Colorado Genealogical Society Newsletter
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