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I've used the online Assessor Books to locate my house - now what?

Cabinets holding microfilm of deed book volumes
Drawers with labels indicating the range of book microfilms in that drawer.
Film boxes with volume numbers on them
Cabinet with microfiche indexes for locating page number
One of the microfiche cards with indexes for locating page numbers
Microfilm viewer/printer

I've used the online Assessor Books to locate my house - now what? Head to the clerk and recorder office on the 1st floor of the Wellington Webb building.

Once you have obtained the book number from the Assessor books online from the digital collections part of the DPL's Western History/Genealogy Collection you want to see the actual deed for the det

A Party in the Streets: Denver, Armistice Day, 1918

March of democracy on Sixteenth Street. From Municipal Facts, November 1918.
From Municipal Facts, November 1918.
From Municipal Facts, November 1918.
Spectators surround an effigy to commemorate the end of World War I, 1918. X-18719

Ninety-five years ago, on November 11, 1918, Denver celebrated the signing of an agreement between Allied forces and Germany that ended World War I.

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in Colorado

St. Louis Red Cross Motor Corps on duty Oct. 1918 Influenza epidemic. Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints & Photographs.
Description of Leadville during the 1918 pandemic. From History of Influenza Outbreak (1918) in Colorado, C MSS -M1208
Influenza Mortality Table for Leading Cities published in "Denver Municipal Facts," November 1918.

Need Motivation For A Flu Shot? A Killer Pandemic Turns 95

In 1918, a powerful strain of influenza (nicknamed “Spanish Flu” and “La Grippe”) spread swiftly throughout the world.

Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park

Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park
On the War Trail
Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park
Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park
Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park
Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park

Rediscover Civic Center Park in the heart of downtown Denver.

While you’re enjoying the tasty food truck cuisine at Civic Center Eats this summer take

Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico

Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico
Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico
Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico
Manuscript Monday: Antonia Brico

This week Manuscript Mondays continues to celebrate Women’s History Month with collections featuring symphony conductor Antonia Brico.

Antonia Brico (1902-1989) was born in the Netherlands of Italian and Dutch parents, and immigrated to the USA in 1908.

Manuscript Monday: Clarence & Fairfax Holmes

Manuscript Monday: Clarence & Fairfax Holmes
Manuscript Monday: Clarence & Fairfax Holmes

Good day to everyone in the blogosphere.  Manuscript Mondays is back just in time to celebrate Black History Month with the Clarence and Fairfax Holmes papers.  Read on!

 

February is Black History Month.

Manuscript Monday: National Western Stock Show

Manuscript Monday: National Western Stock Show

The National Western Stock Show is happening right now!  Did you know Western History & Genealogy is home to several collections featuring Stock Show material? 

As you read in an earlier WHG blog, the Stock Show is taking place until the 22nd of January.

Manuscript Monday: Frances Melrose

Manuscript Monday: Frances Melrose
Manuscript Monday: Frances Melrose

Frances Melrose was a writer for the Rocky Mountain News for over 57 years, and amassed quite a collection of articles, notes, and other memorabilia. Read more about Melrose and her collection (WH 995) in this week’s Manuscript Monday.

Frances Melrose began her career in journalism in the 6th grade as editor for her school newspaper.

Manuscript Monday: Horace Tureman Scores

Manuscript Monday: Horace Tureman Scores

 Welcome to Manuscript Monday.  This week’s collection features handwritten sheet music by Denver Symphony composer and conductor Horace Elder Tureman.

 Horace Elder Tureman was conductor of Denver’s Civic Symphony Orchestra, which later became the Denver Symphony Orchestra, and even later, the

Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette

Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette
Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette
Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette
Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette
Manuscript Monday: Evelyn Runnette

Scrapbooking fans unite.  This Manuscript Monday features one of the most interesting scrapbooks in the WHG collection.  Read more about the Evelyn Runnette Papers.

Denver native Evelyn Runnette  was born in 1903.  She was a librarian, outdoorswoman, traveler, and among many other things, an avid scrapbooker.