Lookups  & Resources

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
and follow these simple steps.

  1. Please limit your request to ONE name per request.
  2. There is a subject line for each reference. Please put this in the subject line of your request to insure the message is not overlooked or accidentally deleted.
  3. In the first line of the message please put the name of the book or source you are requesting the lookup in.
  4. Make sure you can accept return mail from these people. This applies to AOL users especially.
  5. Acknowledge the receipt of the lookup with a FOLLOW-UP thank you note.
  6. Most of our volunteers do not live in Colorado.  If your question is NOT on this list, you probably won't get the answer you are looking for. 
  7. A 'Thank You' Email is always appreciated to the person who did a look-up for you, even if they did not find what you were looking for.
Allen Belt
Board of Commissioners Chair, Montrose
Phone: 970-249-7755 Address: Box 1289
Montrose, CO 81402

Fax:970-249-0757 

Fran Long
Clerk/recorder, Montrose
Phone: 970-252-4578 
Address: Box 1289
Montrose, CO 81402

Fax:970-249-0757 

1917-1918 Civilian Draft Registrations
Colorado Archives
Fore-Kin Trails Genealogical Society
USGenWeb Archive Project

Museums

Ute Indian Museum
Highway 550, 2 mi. South of Montrose
(970) 249-3098
Open year round - Admission Fee
Montrose County Historical Museum
Main & Rio Grande, Montrose
(970) 249-2085
Open seasonally - Admission Fee

Libraries

Montrose Library District
434 S 1st St
Montrose, CO 81401-3974
Phone: (970)249-9656
Montrose Regional Library
411 W 2nd Ave
Naturita, CO 81422-3974
Phone: (970)865-2848
The Library holds Montrose newspapers on microfilm. These films are NOT INDEXED. A specific date is needed for research. Other resources that are available are: 
  • Montrose County Marriages 1883-1900; 
  • 1910, 1912-1913 City Directories; 
  • High School yearbooks; 
  • 1870 Territorial, 
  • 1885 index; 
  • 1900, 1910 & 1920 Montrose County Census 
  • several books dealing with early Montrose.

3/2001- Note: I contacted the Montrose Daily Press about obtaining past obituaries.  This was the response: 

... As a small newspaper, we don't have the
resources available to do research, copy stories, etc. for people. We
do, however, have back issues of the newspaper well over 20 years
ago. If you know someone in the area who can come look that up for
you, that would be my first suggestion.

Barring that, I also suggest you contact the Montrose Historical
Society. This group may have volunteers available to do this research.

Thanks again.

Greg Johnson
Editor

Lookups

Note: Most lookup-volunteers do not live in the area, and probably in another state.  
Please give complete information and only ONE inquiry per email.   MAKE SURE YOU INDICATE WHAT COUNTY YOU ARE ASKING FOR A LOOKUP.  Many people handle more than one county.

PLEASE be specific when you email. Give me names, dates, county, and WHAT BOOK I am to do lookup.  Please limit one request per email.

If you're looking for someone to photograph a headstone, try this site. You can also volunteer to photograph headstones in your area. www.headstonehunter.com 

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness

www.raogk.org
**NEW**  All Federal Censuses for Montrose County, Colorado. (Please don't ask for other states).  One request per email.

1912-1913 City [Montrose] Directory

Furuiye Sally 
furuiyes@yahoo.com
Montrose Co., Colorado Cemetery and 
Burial Records Vol VI

Contents:
Cedar Cemetery Burial Records and cemetery inscriptions (Includes Montrose county cemetery, located adjacent to Cedar cemetery.) 1883-1992

Valley Funeral home records (costs paid by county) 1902-1922

Maher cemetery 

 Patti Bulick Sherrill
gramapati@webtv.net
  
  Colorado State Coordinator
  Assistant State Coordinator 
  Montrose County Coordinator
           

    

Last modified: Thursday, 08-Feb-2007 16:06:41 MST