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Births in Colorado were not officially registered with the State until approximately 1908. Before that time there is no guarantee that a record of a birth exists. A few counties recorded births during that time. And in 1908 the State began recording “delayed births”, which retroactively document some births before 1908.
Birth records must be 100 years old before they are available for public access.
Types of birth records held by the Colorado State Archives:
In general, Birth Certificates issued after 1908 are not held by the Archives. Please contact Certificates and Vital Records of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for these records.
Birth records from the following counties are available for research at the Colorado State Archives.
These records may be accessed in-person or by request (online, phone, mail).