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Calvary Cemetery Listings are an index to lot purchases in Denver’s first Roman Catholic Cemetery from 
1889 to 1893.

October 1988-current

Available in library or with library card

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

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.

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

Selected Print Sources Available to the Researcher in the Western History and Genealogy Department of the Denver Public Library.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Part of the online journal of the Center for Colorado Studies, 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.

 

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This is a list of recent non-fiction titles about all aspects of Colorado, compiled by the Center for Colorado Studies at Denver Public Library. If you know of a title that should be here but is not, please contact Tom Noel (Tom.Noel@ucdenver.edu).

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 Western History and Genealogy Department.

A Genealogical & Historical Guide to Colorado Sites.

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.

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

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

Location of the burial place of each fallen soldier given.

Index to draft registration cards on microfilm.

Index to draft registration cards on microfilm.

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