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
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.