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GARFIELD COUNTY, COLORADO

Hello and welcome to Garfield County! I'm Vikki Gray, the new Garfield County Coordinator. I wanted to extend a big thank you to the previous Garfield County Coordinators, Judy Crook and Bruce O'Dell, whose hard work and dedication made this site possible!

Bibliography suggested reading list for Garfield County
Casualty List Vulcan Mine 1896-1918, New Castle
Cemeteries & Funeral Homes includes some transcriptions
Census - Garfield County 1920
(It isn't for all of Garfield County, just Precincts 17 and 22 surrounding (then) Grand Valley)
Surnames A-C, D-J, K-R, S-Z , courtesy of Carol McManus
Cities, Towns and Places a list of ghost towns and populated places
Churches - Garfield County churches and their addresses
Garfield County Divorce Record 1906-1916
At the Colorado State Archives
Garfield County Inheritance Tax 1909-1919, 1926-1942 At the Colorado State Archives
GenConnect Message Boards These have been updated and combined with the Ancestry.com boards. Post/view queries, obits and other vitals here. These are a great resource and you need to learn to use them!
Ghostseekers This site has an awesome collection of transcribed Colorado records and continues to grow.
History of Garfield County by Judy Crook
Lest We Forget Index
Surnames A-B
Surnames C-D
Surnames E-F
Surnames G-H
Surnames I-K
Surnames L-M
Surnames N-R
Surnames S-T
Surnames U-Z
Lest We Forget:  A Short History of Early Grand Valley, Colorado, originally called Parachute, Colorado, by Erlene Durrant Murray, Grand Junction, Colo.:  1973. 
This great local history book has been indexed courtesy of Judy Crook.
Lookups and Volunteers Uncle Sam We really, really, really need help. Check here to see how you can contribute!
Maps Contains some historical maps
Mining Deaths Colorado required mining deaths be reported long before other death records were required.
Mines a list of Garfield County mines from the USGS database
Mortuary Records Burdge and Schwarz Mortuaries in Glenwood Spgs, and the Crawford Mortuary in New Castle
Photos - Garfield Co Places If you have any Garfield County photos, please send them in!
Photos - Garfield Co People If you have any Garfield County photos, please send them in!
Progressive Men of Western Colorado Index from "Progressive Men of Western Colorado", Published 1905, transcribed courtesy of Judy Crook.
Resources where to write for vital records
Surnames email me with your Garfield County surnames
Train Wreck at New Castle Denver Post newspaper account of two trains that collided at New Castle on Sept. 10, 1897. Contains partial list of dead and injured. Courtesy of Leona Gustafson and Rita Timm.
Vanadium Haul Details of the U.S. Vanadium Corporation office at Rifle, CO in 1943, courtesy of Lisa Perry

 

 


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