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When was Douglas County, CO Created?
Douglas County was established on November 1, 1861.
Where can find Douglas County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Douglas 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 Douglas 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.
What Douglas County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Douglas County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Douglas Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Douglas Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1880. Douglas Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Douglas County, CO?
A list of Douglas County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Colorado Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
What genealogical records can I find in the Douglas County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Douglas 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 Douglas 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.Original county seat at Franktown. Small part of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Reservations added in 1870. Courthouse burned in 1978 but minimal loss of records.
Where can I connect with other Douglas County, CO Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Douglas County, CO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Douglas County.