Genealogy Gems: How To Find Denver Obituaries


I am looking for information on the cause of death on Tamela (Tammie) Lea Olesen. Her remains were found in a field off of Gun Club Road in Aurora, CO on May 15, 1996. Anything you can do to help would be much appreciated.

Thanks for asking, Carol. We were not able to find any newspaper articles with that information. However, if you are a family member, you can request a copy of the death certificate from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

Trying to find death information for Anna Jackson Anderson - death 1901

In reply to by PHIL ANDERSON (not verified)

Hi Phil, 
As I mentioned in the guide above, our Denver obituary indexes only run from 1922-2014, so Anna won't be part of that index. However, if you have a more precise date of death, you could put in an obituary request into our system detailed above. Be sure check out our Obituaries, Cemeteries & The Dead Research Guide, which contains suggestions and databases where you may be able to track down a date of death.

I am Researching a GG Uncle of mine(Eugene Fausey) that perished in Denver, Colorado on July 31 1906(reasons UNknown). I HAVE found him in the Research Bar at Website. ID# 777346, Death Archive: R95, Origin: Denver Dept. of Health. The body was shipped back to Fremont,Sandusky,Ohio for Burial. Why can I not view/find it to disseminate the information I need (Ancestry speaking) ?? Thanks for any Help.

Hi David, 
Please see the information below from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:

Vital records, including birth, death, adoption, marriage and divorce, are confidential per Colorado state statute (C.R.S. 25-2-117). As a result, Colorado vital records are not public records and therefore not searchable online. Vital records can only be released to those who are eligible. See eligibility and identification criteria.  

In reply to by Katie Rudolph

Kate : Thank you so much for the quick response Help. I see under the PDF titled:" Eligibility and Identification Criteria ", the Section that "inlaws/aunts/uncles/nephews/etc/etc". are entitled, as a Proof of a Family Tree is suffice to obtain/view a Death Certificate. Am I, or am I not considered a "Nephew" per se., being that I am a "Great Nephew" ? Is there a "fine line/gray area" ? I ask because it does not mention the word "Great" is eligible, nor do I see that ONLY "immediate" qualifies, even though the List mentioned may imply, "If you don't see it mentioned, then it isn't eligible". If I am Eligible, please direct me the steps/forms I can take,if not, please disregard the latter, and I do apologize for wasting your time on this matter.

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.