Jefferson County, Colorado
Genealogy, History & Facts
Jefferson County, Colorado Facts
When was Jefferson County, CO Created?
Jefferson County was established on November 1, 1861 .
What counties are adjacent to Jefferson County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Boulder County, City and County of Broomfield, Adams County, City and County of Denver, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Teller County, Park County, Clear Creek County, Gilpin County .
Jefferson County, CO Vital Records
Where can find Jefferson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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.
Jefferson County, CO Census Records
What Jefferson County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Jefferson 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.
Jefferson Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Jefferson Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Jefferson Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Jefferson County, CO Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Jefferson County, CO?
A list of Jefferson 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)
- Columbine Genealogical And Historical Society, P.O. Box 2074, Littleton CO 80161-2074
- Foothills Genealogical Society Of Colorado, P.O. Box 150382, Lakewood, CO 80215-0382
- Littleton Historical Society, 6028 S Gallup St., Littleton CO 80120-2703; (303) 795-3950
- Jefferson County, Colorado Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Jefferson County (usgwarchives.net)
Jefferson County, CO Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Jefferson County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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.
A small part was annexed to Park, 1903
- Jefferson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 100 Jefferson County Pkwy, Golden, CO 80419
- Phone: (303) 271-6450
- Jefferson County Clerk & Recorder
- Marriage Records: 1874–76 and since 1881
- Land Records: 1861?
- Jefferson County Clerk of Courts
- Probate Records: 1861?
- Court Records: 1861?
- Jefferson County Public Health Department
- Birth / Death Records: 1893–1906
Where can I connect with other Jefferson County, CO Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Jefferson County, CO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Jefferson County.