Boy and His Steer Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado
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Colorado State Archives

The Colorado State Archives has a wealth of information for the genealogist.  Their holdings include:
  • Birth Records
  • CCC Enrollees
  • Census Records
  • Corrections Records
  • Death Records
  • Divorce Records
  • Marriage Records
  • Military Records
  • Naturalization Records
  • Probate Records
  • School Records
  • Supreme Court Bar Admissions
Please note that birth and death certificates issued after 1907 are held by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Historical Records Database
Search the Historical Records Database by name, county, time span or record type (over 450,000 entries and growing including the Statewide Divorce Index 1880-1939). Includes numerous holdings including 1870 Federal Census Records, Bar Admission Files 1899-1950, Birth Records (Pre-1907), Civil War Casualties, Colorado Court of Appeals 1891-1911, Denver Death Index 1870-1905, Divorce Records, Inheritance Tax Record, Land Patent Records, Old Age Pension, Probate Records, School Records, Teacher Certificate Applications, Teacher Experience Records, and Vietnam War Casualties.  Several groups, including JGSCO, are in the process of indexing Colorado probate records.  These indexes will be placed online when the project has been completed.
Not all records are listed in the database, only those that have been indexed. For a list of records searchable using the Historical Records Database click here
You may make a request for records here
Location and Hours
The Colorado State Archives is open from 10AM to 4PM, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Wednesday the research room is open by appointment only.
The Archives are located at 1313 Sherman Street, Room 120, Denver, CO 80203-2274, 303-866-2358. (directions
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