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Calvary Cemetery Listing 1889-1893

Calvary Cemetery Listings are an index to lot purchases in Denver’s first Roman Catholic Cemetery from 

1889 to 1893.

Church Directory

Churches listed by denomination for the years 1859, 1866, 1873, 1875, 1880, 1885, 1890, 1900,  1905, 1910, 1916, 1920, 1925, 1930 and 1940.

City and Householder Directories

Denver City Directories date from 1873 and are arranged by name of resident or business name. Many also list occupations. Denver Householder Directories date from 1924 and are arranged by address and show owners, residents, and business names.

City Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes from the Denver City Council meetings, 1850-1876. 

Civil War Genealogy and History

Selected Print Sources Available to the Researcher in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Denver Public Library.

Civil War Grand Army of the Republic - Colorado

List of Colorado veterans who served in the United States on land or sea during the Civil War.

Clear Creek Pioneer Index

Index of pioneers taken from Annals of Clear Creek County, Colorado by J. S. Randall. Listing includes the pioneer's name, place and year of birth, residence or place and date of death.

Clipping Files: Biography

The clipping files are a large collection of articles of local interest which have been gathered from a variety of newspapers. The articles range in date from the early 1900's to the present. They are available for use on-site in the Library. The subject heading of Biography includes a list of the clippings of notables and lesser known persons.

Clipping Files: Biography (BCAARL)

An index to biographical newspaper clippings available at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library.

Clipping Files: Denver

The clipping files are a large collection of articles of local interest which have been gathered from a variety of newspapers. The articles range in date from the early 1900's to the present. They are available for use on-site in the Library. The subject heading of Denver includes a list of the clippings of local history, events, festivals, clubs, organizations, associations and the like.

Clipping Files: General

The clipping files are a large collection of articles of local interest which have been gathered from a variety of newspapers. The articles range in date from the early 1900's to the present. They are available for use on-site in the Library.

Clipping Files: Obituaries (BCAARL)

An index to obituary newspaper clippings available at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library.

Clipping Files: Subjects (BCAARL)

An index to newspaper clippings by subject available at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library.

Clipping Files: Towns

The clipping files are a large collection of articles of local interest which have been gathered from a variety of newspapers. The articles range in date from the early 1900's to the present. They are available for use on-site in the Library. The subject heading of Towns includes a list of Colorado town, city, community and county clippings.

Colorado 1861 Territorial Election

List of Colorado voters, boundaries, and poll locations in the 1861 territorial election.

Colorado Argonauts – 59ers' Directory

A directory of prospector arrivals, removals, deaths, marriages, children, property, mines, and ranches with names of old towns, mining camps, gulches, mountains, rivers, creeks, and other matters relating to the setting of their lives in the Pikes Peak Region.

Colorado Book Review

The Colorado Book Review comprises a growing collection of book reviews of non-fiction books about Colorado. In many cases these are the only reviews available for the titles they cover. These reviews (as well as the Center's resource guides) can be browsed in our digital library. You can also view just 2021 reviews2020 reviews or 2019 reviews.

 

Colorado Chronology

Colorado Chronology – a guide to its use by Roger L. Dudley

This is a chronology of events related to Colorado, its people, events, and growth. It will guide you to other sources of information. Entries have been arranged chronologically, and are searchable.

Less is more when searching. When searching for when a fire occurred search on “fire,” not “housefire” or “grassfire” to eliminate fewer items. The same is true of searching for a person. Usually searching on only a last name will give you better results. Use of initials was very common, so adding a first name or middle initial may or may not lead you to all the information about a particular individual. For example, William Newton Byers went by William N., and W.N. Byers, but it’s not always the name someone went by, but how others referred to them.

The intent of this work is to provide you with various sources to which you can refer. The dates may differ and no effort has been made to determine the “correct” date – only to give you the range of sources to check for yourself. Use this resource as a starting place, not the final answer for your research.

Colorado Directories Index

The Colorado Directories Index is a compilation of the Denver Public Library’s collection of City Directories and Telephone Books that is organized by municipality and county; as well as by year. 

Colorado Directory of Mines

Descriptions of the mines, mills and the mining and milling corporations of Colorado. Arranged alphabetically by counties.

Colorado Divorces: 1861-1941

An index to Colorado divorces listing the names of the plaintiff and defendant, the county, date and court where the divorce was granted, and the docket number.

Colorado Hispanic Resource Guide

Great starting point to direct your research into the deep history of Hispanic influence in Colorado. In addition to regional treatments, this bibliography addresses Spanish exploration, Mexican land grants, art and architecture, and more -- providing a glimpse into the diverse experiences of Hispanics in the state, and a jumping off point for further research into all of these areas.

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC)

A service of the Colorado State Library, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes more than 2 million digitized pages, representing more than 553 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 up to 2020.

Colorado Marriages Index: 1858-1939

An index to over 456,000 marriages cross listing the names of both bride and groom, the date and place of marriage, and the license number.

Colorado Mining Accidents: 1884-1981

Indexes of mining accidents occurring in Colorado from 1884 to 1981. Includes first and last name, county, name of mine, date of accident, and type of accident.

Colorado Mining History Resource Guide

From the earliest days to ghost towns, this partially annotated guide helps you begin any research into Colorado's rich history of mineral extraction. Chapters devote space to regional issues, and to the important roles played by technology, unions, women, and minorities.

Colorado Native American Studies Resource Guide

Short bibliography intended as a starting point for further research into topics relating to Native Americans in Colorado. Topics covered include treaties, wars, migrations, and water and land deals in the 20th century.

Colorado New Publications List

This is a list of recent non-fiction titles about all aspects of Colorado, compiled by the Colorado Book Review at Denver Public Library and updated several times per year. If you know of a title that should be here but is not, please contact Tom Noel (Tom.Noel@ucdenver.edu).

Colorado Obituary Project

Statewide index of approximately 50,000 non-Denver obituaries mostly from the 1970s through 1990. Researchers may request a copy of the full-text obituary through the Special Collections and Archives Department. Full obituaries are accessible in C MSS WH1317.

Colorado Obituary Scrapbooks

Full-text obituaries taken from Colorado newspapers. Transcribed from seven reels of microfilm held by the Genealogy Collection, this resource covers many non-Denver deaths for the years 1934-1963. This transcription and the microfilm it was derived from are neither exhaustive nor all-encompassing. 

Colorado Place Names Indexes

A Genealogical & Historical Guide to Colorado Sites.

Colorado Portrait and Biography Index: 1931, 1932, 1933, Denver (Bromwell)

Henrietta Bromwell, local historian and genealogist, indexed local, county and regional Colorado histories, newspapers, magazines and early land records. In 4 volumes and 2 supplements.

Colorado Statesman Index

Index of funeral notices, obituaries, and news articles from the leading weekly newspaper serving the African American community from 1904 to 1954.

Colorado Tax Assessment List 1862 – 1866

Listed by name, residence, duty/license/article, month/year, frame number, division number, and microfilm roll number.

Colorado World War I Casualties in Europe

Location of the burial place of each fallen soldier given.

Colorado World War I Draft Registration Cards

Index to draft registration cards on microfilm. This index was created without the benefit of reels 34 through 38 of the set World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards: Colorado, covering all or part of counties starting with P, R, S, T, and W.  The content of those reels is available on various genealogical databases. Denver Public Library holds reels 1-40, which are available for review during library open hours.

Colorado World War I Draft Registration – Minorities

Index to draft registration cards on microfilm.

Colorado World War I: Counties Outside of Denver Draft Quotas 1917: Men Called To The Colors In Counties Outside Denver

Position in list of names Indicates the probability of immediate service in army.

Crown Hill Cemetery Burials

List of burials at Crown Hill Cemetery from 1908-1950.

Custer County, Colorado School Census Records: 1893-1964

Detailed data from 1924-1961. Name index for students in Custer County, Colorado schools from 1893-1964. Includes name, place of birth, date of birth, school district, parent or guardian, and years attended.