Denver City and County, Colorado
Genealogy, History & Facts
Denver City and County, Colorado Facts
When was Denver County, CO Created?
Denver County was established on November 22, 1858 from Arapahoe County and reorganized as a consolidated city and county.
What is the County Seat of Denver County, CO?
The County Seat is located in Denver and the county government website is http://www.denvergov.org/
What counties are adjacent to Denver County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Jefferson County, Adams County, Arapahoe County.
Denver County, CO Vital Records
Where can find Denver County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Denver County vital records can be found at the Colorado Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Colorado for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Denver County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Colorado Birth Certificate, Marriage Verification, Divorce Verification, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
Denver County, CO Census Records
What Denver County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Denver County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Denver County, CO Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Denver County, CO?
A list of Denver County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Colorado Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Colorado Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Colorado State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Denver Metro Research Room and Library, 2727 Bryant Street, Room L4, Denver, CO 80211;Tel: (303) 455-2727
- Black Genealogy Search Group, P.O. Box 7276, Denver, CO 80207
- Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy, 2300 South Patton Court, Denver, CO 80219-5212
- Czech and Slovak Search Group, 209 S. Ogden, Denver, CO 80209-2321
- Denver, South Park & Pacific Historical Society, P. O. Box 26, Buena Vista, CO 81211-0026
- Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado, 6965 E. Girard Ave., Denver, CO 80224
- Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society, University of Denver, Center for Judaic Studies, 2000 E. Asbury, Suite 157 , Denver, CO 80208
- W.I.S.E. (Wales, Ireland, Scotland,England) Family History Society, P.O. Box 40658, Denver, CO 80204-0658
- Denver County, Colorado Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Denver County, Colorado Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Denver County (usgwarchives.net)
Denver County, CO Courthouse and Government Records
Denver County Courthouse
What genealogical records can I find in the Denver County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Denver County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Colorado courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Colorado residents.
The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Denver County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Colorado Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Denver County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 1437 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80202
- Phone: (720) 865-8400
- Denver County Clerk & Recorder
- Marriage Records: 1860
- Land Records: 1902
- Denver County Clerk of Courts
- Probate Records: 1865–1959 ; Many early Denver records have been deposited at the Colorado State Archives.
- Court Records: 1902
- Denver Public Health Department
- Birth / Death Records: 1872–1907 ; In 1911, Denver City and Denver County merged. Births and Deaths, 1964-present, are at Vital Statistics Room, Denver General Hospital.
Where can I connect with other Denver County, CO Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Denver County, CO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Denver County.
Denver Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications
Denver Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records
- Colorado Divorce Records, Various Sources 1851 - 2004 (archives.com) Various Public Records Sources
- Colorado Marriage Records 1975 - 2004 (archives.com) Colorado State Public Record Offices
- Colorado, Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939 (familysearch.org) Colorado Department of Health card index of divorces in Colorado from 1900-1939. The index is arranged in alphabetical order.
- Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939 (familysearch.org) Card index created by the Division of Vital Statistics, Department of Health in Colorado. The index is arranged alphabetically by groom's name providing county, names of husband and wife, age, race, date and place of marriage, certificate number.
Denver Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
Denver Co. CO Census Records
Denver Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records
Denver Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
Denver Co. CO General and History Websites
Denver Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Denver Co. CO Military Records
Denver Co. CO Schools & Directories
- Colorado City Directories (search.ancestry.com) This database is a collection of city directories for various years and cities in Colorado. Generally a city directory will contain an alphabetical list of its citizens, listing the names of the heads of households, their addresses, and occupational information. Sometimes the wife's name will be listed in parentheses or italics following the husband's. Often, dates of deaths of individuals listed in the previous year's directory are listed as well as the names of partners of firms, and when possible, the forwarding addresses or post offices of people who moved to another town. In addition to the alphabetical portion, a city directory may also contain a business directory, street directory, governmental directory, and listings of town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, and other miscellaneous matters of general and local interest.
- Denver, Colorado City Directory, 1890 (search.ancestry.com)
- Ballenger & Richards thirty-eighth annual Denver city directory, for 1910 (search.ancestry.com)
- Ballenger & Richards twenty-ninth annual Denver city directory for 1901 (search.ancestry.com)
- Ballenger & Richards Denver city directory, 1891 (search.ancestry.com)
- Ballenger & Richards twenty-eighth annual Denver city directory for 1900 : containing a complete list of the inhabitants, insti (search.ancestry.com)
- The Colorado state business directory: 1876, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1887-8, 1889, 1890, 1894, 1896, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1906, 1909, 1910, 1920, 1921, 1923 (search.ancestry.com)