[Oklahoma], Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington, D.C. This register represents the first of 40 ledgers. The company went out of business in 1993.
Materials collected from many sources from the beginnings of Colorado in 1859. These include newspaper clippings from all over the state, pamphlets, Masonic Lodge Proceedings and Bar Association Transactions, land records, souvenir booklets, published biographies, marriage records and many more. Among the 31,000 items of biographies and portraits were politicians, miners, club women, newspaper editors, artists, businessmen, legislators, early settlers, settlements, mines, geographical areas and more.
COLORADO OBITUARY PROJECT
Statewide index of approximately 50,000 non-Denver obituaries mostly from the 1970s through 1990. Researchers may request a copy of the full-text obituary through the Western History and Genealogy Department.
DENVER AND PUEBLO NATURALIZATION RECORDS
Naturalizations created in the Denver and Pueblo, Colorado Federal District Courts. Declaration of Intentions, 1877 – 1952; Denver, Colorado. Naturalizations, 1906 – 1950; Pueblo, Colorado. Declarations of Intentions, 1906 – 1949; Pueblo, Colorado. Naturalizations, 1912 – 1949; and Pueblo, Colorado Soldier’s Petition for Naturalization, 1918 – 1928.
Digital Collections at DPL include the following topics that can also be searched by record format.
DPL also offers research guides for genealogy on the following subjects:
History Colorado (formerly Colorado State Historical Society)
Search records of books, manuscript collections, maps, serial titles, and selected photography collections.
Collection guides, usually inventories or finding aids, are available for many collections.
History Colorado holds Colorado city directories and phone books from the 19th century through the present. Search our index for available directories by city or year.
Contains over 1 million images documenting the history of Colorado and the American West from the 1840s to the present day. The collection ranges from early daguerreotypes and glass plate negatives to digital prints and from Kodak snapshots to masterworks of photographic art.
Visit http://www.mininghistoryassociation.org/links.htm#Archives for links to mining history archives at various institutions.
Miners at the Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek Mining District, Victor, Colorado (Courtesy Mining History Association)
“Regional history and genealogy collections at Pikes Peak Library District (Penrose Public Library, Colorado Springs) are held by Special Collections in the 1905 Carnegie Library
Special Collections contains extensive resources for research into the history of the Pikes Peak region, including books, maps, manuscripts and archives, photographs, oral histories, films, government documents, periodicals and much more.
PPLD’s Digital Collections provides access to some of the primary source research materials available in Special Collections, including photographs, oral histories, films, maps, and other published and unpublished resources.
There are additional resources at academic libraries at universities and at county public libraries throughout the state. Search the county you’re interested in plus the term “digital archives” or “digital collections” for specific results. But I still have a soft spot for Pikes Peak Library District where I began my professional career.
That’s it for Free Colorado Digital Archives for Genealogy. Check out the other states in this series here. Next up in States on Sunday: Connecticut!