Colorado State Archives
We would like to acknowledge the incredible indexing
work of Gerald Sherard and Connie and Jesse Ryan. These volunteers have been
tireless for us and have added most significantly to our Historical Records
Database. Our database, at over 2,000,000 entries, would not be what it is
without them! Thank you so much!
These web pages have been added to our site or
significantly modified to improve public access to Colorado's archival
November 17, 2011. We have added Weld
County Probate Cases (1876 – 1981) to the Historical
November 2, 2011. We have added 230 records from
Jefferson County Coroner Reports (1868-1930) to the Historical
July 29, 2011. We have added approximately 200 new entries from
the Park County Will Record to Historical
Records Database that span the
years 1895 - 1926 and 1959-1976.
June 27, 2011. More than 12,000 names have been added to the
Historical Records Database
through the posting of the Arapahoe County Hospital index (1891-1899). These
are slightly different than Arapahoe County Poor Hospital Index. They are a
genealogy bonanza with name, age, nativity, marital status, relatives names
and addresses, year of immigration to the U.S. and to Colorado, how long
they had been in Arapahoe County and date of death if they died.
June 21, 2011. We have posted a Lincoln County Probate Index
(1890-1981); a Custer County Probate Index (1879-1989), an index to the
Prowers County Old Age Pension Register, an index to a
Horticulture Award register (1894-1899) and a Huerfano County School Census
index (1913-1915, 1919) on the
Historical Records Database. The horticulture award index
documents statewide entries to an annual horticulture fruit show in Denver
and includes names, residences, kind of fruit entered and any awards given.
Ever wondered why Grandpa is proudly holding that watermelon in an old
picture? Now you'll know.
June 16, 2011. The Supreme Court case file index is complete through
1961 and posted on the
Historical Records Database. We
have also posted the Lincoln County probate case index that spans 1890-1981.
June 7, 2011. A Supreme Court water litigation index is posted on
Digital Archives site. To this point we
have these records indexed from 1863-1933.
June 3, 2011. We have added approximately 40,000 entries to the
Historical Records Database
through the indexing of Colorado Supreme Court case
files from 1898-1933. We will soon have cases indexed through 1960.
March 30, 2011. We have added 18 Larimer County Water Cases (1899-1926)
to the Historical Records
Database, as well as Las Animas
County Naturalization records (1878-1906), Las Animas County Old Age
Pensions (1933-1936) and Fremont County Old Age
March 1, 2011. We have added Douglas County Probate cases (1865-1962) to
the Historical Records
February 4, 2011. For researchers interested in railroad history we have
posted indexes to the Colorado State
Supreme Court cases regarding railroads
(1872-1898). We have also extracted the
railroad incorporation records from our
Incorporation Index (1861-1913). Railroad researchers can now find out when
a railroad incorporated, sometimes when it went out of business, where it
operated and the
dates of other instruments that they filed with the Secretary of State's
Office. They can also see what cases were filed with the Supreme Court
concerning the railroads. Access to all of these records is possible through
mail, email, walk-in or fax requests.
January 12, 2011. For water researchers, we have posted indexes to
Supreme Court Water Cases from 1863-1898 and an index to water company
incorporations from 1861-1914 on our
Digital Archives page. The Colorado
State Archives is the repository for Supreme Court cases up to nearly the
present time as well as incorporation records for all Colorado corporations
up to 1975.
January 7, 2011. We have posted more trademark filing indexes through
January 3, 2011. The foundations for Colorado law are found in the
earliest Colorado State Supreme Court cases. We now have an index for the
almost 10,000 cases from 1861-1900 in the
Historical Records Database. These
include precedence cases in water, mining, land, civil and criminal cases.
In the near future we will separate the water cases into an index that we will
post on our regular web site. We will also separate the railroad litigation
as these hold special interests for researchers.
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