Friday, January 1, 2010
Parade of States -- online digital genealogy resources -- Colorado
Colorado has developed some respectable online resources including extensive online records in the Colorado State Archives. I have seen almost no links to these resources previously.
Colorado Cemeteries. A collection of records from almost all of the Colorado counties. The records tend to be fragmentary.
Colorado Historical Records Index. You can search the database by name, county, time span or record type. The index presently includes over 870,963 entries, including 66,000 business incorporations from 1861 to 1914. It appears that only a few of the records are actually available online.
Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection. The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes 147 newspapers published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. CHNC contains over 477,000 digitized pages and is a joint endeavor of the Colorado State Library, the Colorado Historical Society, and generous donors throughout the state.
Colorado State Archives Digital Records. Mostly historical records with some family history interest.
Colorado State Archives Family History Page. Contains links to census records, veterans' grave registration, Civil War records, penitentiary records, Civilian Conservation Corps Enrolless, city directories, court records, birth, death and burial records and a marriage and divorce index.
Colorado State University Libraries Digital Collections. Extensive collection of photographs and maps.
Online Colorado Death Records and Indexes. Consists of a list of links to county resources which appear to be mostly indexes and abstracts, rather than the actual records.
University of Colorado System Digital Library. The University of Colorado Digital Library (CU-DL) is a collaborative project between the three campuses that make up the University of Colorado System (Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver), the Anschutz Medical Campus, and the Auraria Higher Education Center, which is comprised of the Community College of Denver; Metropolitan State College of Denver; and the University of Colorado Denver.
Western History and Genealogy. Denver Public Library. Over 120,000 of the images in the collection have been digitized and are available for viewing online in the Digital Image Catalog (formerly Photoswest). The Digital Image Collection consists of prints and negatives that document the history of Colorado and the American West. You must be a registered user of the Library to use many of its resources.