Western History & Genealogy Blog

I've used the online Assessor Books to locate my house - now what?
Cabinets holding microfilm of deed book volumes
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.
Colorado State Archives - New and Improved
CO State Archives - reading room
If you haven't been to the Colorado State Archives in a while you're in for a treat.  
WHG Volunteers Feted
WHG Volunteer Tea
The Jewels in our crown!
Urban Sketcher donates work
Paul Heaston (r) gives a sketch to WHG's James Rogers
Urban Sketcher Captures the Spirit of The West
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center - tour
Lobby floor columbine in 14th Ave entrance
DPL WHG Reference Librarians Tour New Justice Center
Volunteer Jan Simmons saluted by 10th Mountain Division
Jan Simmons is flanked by Dennis Hagen and Abyy Hoverstock
Jan Simmons was recognized by the Chairman of the Board of the Tenth Mountain Division Foundation for her work as a volunteer.  
Touring History Colorado
Staff looking at map from level 2
Denver Public Library staff got a sneak preview of the new History Colorado building just a block south on Broadway on January 19.
Newspaper Microfilm Goes Back to History Colorado
Film arriving in 2010 - the process is being reversed.
The extensive newspaper microfilm collection that has been on loan to the Denver Public Library since April of 2010 is no longer available. The many thousands of reels in dozens of cabinets were returned to History Colorado and will become available there after January 11, 2012 by setting up an appointment. The library staff email address is cosearch@state.co.us or they can be contaced by phone at 303-447-8679.  
What do librarians do when they aren't answering your questions?
Two DPL Librarians in front of historic flag at the Colorado State Archives
They ask other archivists and librarians questions!  
Tours introduce hundreds to the Western History Collection
Behind the scenes tour in the archive section of the Western History/Genealogy Department
There is more to the Denver Public Library than the items that are checked out each year.