Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
The Colorado Department of Health
is the official repository for birth, death, and other vital records for Colorado. Includes applications for death records for the entire state 1900 to present. Certified copies of birth certificates are available in the county where birth occurred for birth years 1910 to present. Marriage records for the entire state are available for 1900 to 1939, and 1975 to present. Verifications for the years 1940 to 1974 are not available from this office and must be obtained from the county where the license was obtained. Dissolution (divorce, separation and annulment) records for the entire state are available for 1851 to 1939 and 1968 to present. Verifications for the years 1940 to 1967 are not available from this office and must be obtained from the county where the dissolution was decreed. Some county vital records predate this office's collection and should be contacted directly. Please note that Colorado considers vital records to be confidential; the website gives information on who may request vital records
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
The Rocky Mountain Regional Facility's
archival holdings include federal population censuses for all states, 1790-1930, indices for the 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses, ship’s passenger lists, and Colorado naturalizations.
The holdings of the Stephen H. Hart Library
include the largest newspaper collection
in Colorado for birth, marriage and death records; books, maps, architectural drawings to identify early buildings; private and business correspondence, family albums, photographic prints, postcards, city directories, magazines and newspapers, and a wealth of other historical resources. Online library catalog, other indices and services available.
Newspapers and Journals
Intermountain Jewish News (IJN) – Published since 1913, online index for 2000-present. Morgue can be visited in person. (303) 861-2234.
Denver Post Archives - Published since 1892, all issues on microfilm. Archives online since 1993. The entire Post from 1895 to present is also available on microfilm at the Western History and Genealogy Department of the Denver Public Library's Main Branch in downtown Denver.
Rocky Mountain News - Published 1859-2009. 1860-1922 searchable on Genealogy Bank.
The Jewish Outlook – A weekly journal devoted to the Jewish communities of the Rocky Mountain Region in 10 volumes 1903-1911. Vols. 1-4 in hardcopy and vols. 5-11 on microfilm held at the Denver Public Library.
Historic Colorado Synagogue Still in Operation
Temple Emanuel – Founded in 1873, Reform, 51 Grape St., Denver, CO 80220, 303/388-4013
BMH-BJ Congregation – Founded in 1895, Orthodox, 560 S. Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO 80224-1227, 303/388-4203
Hebrew Educational Alliance (HEA) – Founded in 1932, Conservative, 3600 S. Ivanhoe St., Denver, CO 80237, 303/758-9400
Temple Shalom – Jewish community created in 1895, Reform and Conservative, 1523 E. Monument St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909, 719/634-5311