Trace your Colorado ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide!
You’ll love this if:
- You’re getting started tracing your ancestors in Colorado
- You want new ideas and resources to get past a Colorado brick wall
- Your genealogy search is focused mainly on Colorado —you don’t need the full State Research Guides collection
Trace your Colorado ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:
- a how-to article detailing Colorado’s history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
- the best websites, books and other resources for Colorado research, handpicked by our editors and experts
- listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
- timeline of key events in the state’s history
- full-color map to put your research in geographical context
Here’s a sampling of the helpful tips you’ll get in the Colorado guide:
- By 1820, after being forced from their land in other states, the Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, Pawnee and Sioux Indians had joined the Utes in Colorado.
- If your ancestors were members of a Colorado Indian tribe, you can use the Colorado State Archives’ microfilm copies of the annual American Indian censuses the federal government took from 1885 to 1944.
- Colorado was home to a lot of soldiers. Look for service details of frontier assignments in Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914; both NARA and the FHL have copies.
Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.