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Index to historical coverage of the United States and Canada from pre-history to the present.

Available in library or with library card

Call or visit Western History/Genealogy in the Central Library to search New England Ancestors.

In library only

Index to life insurance files of insured and beneficiaries 1901 to 1907. American Woodmen’s Life was founded in Denver, Colorado in 1901 as a Fraternal Benefit Society established to provide life insurance for the “un-insurable” Black Community. The register shows in chronological order the name of the insured, “camp and state” of residence, age, name of beneficiary or beneficiaries, and their relationship to the insured. States covered in this first ledger include Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indian Territory [Oklahoma], Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington, D.C. This register represents the first of 40 ledgers. The company went out of business in 1993.

Search the full-text of the Denver Post, the Rocky Mountain News, the Boulder Daily Camera, the Fort Collins Coloradoan and selected other papers available to library cardholders outside the Library.

Available in library or with library card

Search by name of deceased or keyword in a growing list of newspapers, including the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. Coverage varies by newspaper, generally 1990 and later.

Available in library or with library card

Images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, immigration lists and over 4,000 more databases. This database is not available for remote users.

In library only

Index of Arapahoe County Coroner reports, including death and inquest dates.

Finding Aids provide detailed information on papers and materials in the archives collections. The Library's archives include material on the American West, particularly Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region; on the twentieth-century environmental conservation movement in the United States; and on the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division of World War II. In addition, the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library archives provide important documents regarding the integral role and history of the African Americans in the Rocky Mountain West.