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March 2004 Helpful Information for Newcomers Last updated on 06/17/2006


Denver Online Resources

      Many of these sites are from sources outside the Denver County COGenWeb Project.  You will need to use your browser's "BACK" button to return to this page from some sites.

     
If you would like to add your site, or if you know of other resources already online, please, send it to me & I'll add it.

General Interest | Adoption/Orphans
Military | Biography & History | Personal Pages



General Interest:

   For today's news in the Denver area:
Rocky Mountain News
Denver Post Online
Recent Obituaries (both newspapers)

  National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) online genealogy pages.

  How to Search Family History in the BLM Records (Bureau of Land Management), or go straight to the search page:  Land Patent Search

  All about the Colorado State Capitol Building (A Colorado State Archives web site.)

   Genealogy Data Files (Denver Public Library)
Among the items found here are an index of obituary & funeral notices that appeared in the Denver Post and/or Rocky Mountain News for the years 1939-1943 and 1960-2000.  You can also find a record of the 1861 Colorado Territorial Election with a list of the voters, and other records of genealogical value.

   Denver Public Library Western History / Genealogy Department Photo Collection

   Denver County Register
"Includes all properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties"

   Census Online - Colorado

   The National Obituary Archive (NOA)™
Written up in Dick Eastman's electronic genealogy newsletter as an excellent source.

   Rita's Colorado Clues  You'll bookmark this one!

  East Denver High School
1895 Graduate Photos I
1895 Graduate Photos, II

   North Denver High School
Class of 1916
Class of 1936
Class of 1938

   Denver by Pen and Picture (1898)

   Denver's History in Post Cards
Vintage post cards of Denver, it's buildings, parks, etc.

   Denver & Colorado Genealogy Resources

   Denver County AHGP (American History & Genealogy Project)

  Penrose Library, University of Denver, Special Collection/Archives

Adoption/Orphans

   Adoption Triad Outreach

   Colorado Adoption Search & Reunion Resources

  Orphans Home Website
Colorado, 1900: Census Citations for Orphan Listings*
*Remember that Denver was in Arapahoe County in 1900.
Colorado, 1920: Census Citations for Orphan Listings

  Colorado State Archives—
Virtual Tour of the Colorado State Home for Dependant and Neglected Children

  Jewish Orphanages in the United States -- Denver

Military:

   American Battle Monuments Commission.

   Civil War -Denver City Home Guards Co. A and B

   Civil War - Colorado Regiments
When you get to the site enter "Union" (there were no Confederate regiments) and "Colorado Territory"

   Denver War Risk Insurance Applicants 1916 - 1919

   World War II Casualties–Denver

   Colorado State Archive Military Records Online

Colorado State Archives - The Colorado State Archives has many databases included in a search engine on their site. The newest database is the Denver Death Index 1870-1905! Check their site out.

Biography & History:

   1866 History of the City of Denver & Business Directory
Every Name Index

   The City of Denver a thirteen page article from 1888 Harper's Monthly, with illustrations.  Text Only Version

   About Denver History
This site is an excellent source for those interested in Denver's history as well as its genealogical past.  Some of the things you can find is a list of all Denver Mayors; most have a photo and/or a brief biography.  And you certainly don't want to miss "Denver Characters" about sixteen of Denver's most famous citizens.  Do plan to explore the whole site; it's well worth the time and effort.

  Excerpts & Biographical Sketches from Smiley's 1901 History of Denver

   Henry Cordes Brown, donor of the land for the Colorado State Capitol Building.

   Brennaman, Bill, Miracle on Cherry Creek, 1973 with:
Index of Names & List of Illustrations     Index of Names No frills version

   Who's Who for Denver and Colorado; 1940-41-42
This site is slow loading; please, be patient.

   More The Lodo Mural Project from Denver:

Clara Brown (1800 - 1885)
Josephine Aspenwall Roche (1886 - 1976)
Dr. Susan Anderson (1870 - 1960)
Mary Rippon (1850 - 1935)
Elizabeth Piper Ensley (c. 1850 - 1919)
Margaret "Molly" Tobin Brown (1867-1932)
Lily Chin (1873-1933)
Caroline Nichols Churchill, the "Queen Bee"
Dana Hudkins Crawford (b. 1931)
Virginia Donaghe McClurg (1857 - 1931)

 

Personal Pages
with Denver Connections

You are invited to add your personal page to this list.

Gustafson - Wichmann Ancestry

Virginia Lee Hill (her site)

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Denver County, Colorado GenWeb Coordinator: Denise Wells
Colorado GenWeb Coordinator:
Mary Ann Hetrick
Colorado GenWeb AssistantCoordinator: Sundee Maynez

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