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:''This article is about the western state of the U.S. For other uses, see [[Colorado (disambiguation)]].''<br><br>
 
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{{CO-sidebar}}<div style="float: right; width: 75%;"><center>''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Colorado]]''</center><br>  
 
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The Plains Indians of Colorado, including the Arapaho, the Cheyenne, the Kiowa, and the Comanche, had largely been removed to Indian Territory in Oklahoma by 1870. The Ute Indians living in western Colorado did not give up their lands to white settlement until after 1880, when most of them were moved to reservations in Utah.  
 
The Plains Indians of Colorado, including the Arapaho, the Cheyenne, the Kiowa, and the Comanche, had largely been removed to Indian Territory in Oklahoma by 1870. The Ute Indians living in western Colorado did not give up their lands to white settlement until after 1880, when most of them were moved to reservations in Utah.  
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[Carbonate County, Colorado|Carbonate]] | [[Greenwood County, Colorado|Greenwood]] | [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe]] | [[Uncompahgre County, Colorado|Uncompahgre]] <br>
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties: ''' [[Arapahoe (KS) County, Colorado|Arapahoe&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Broderick County, Kansas|Broderick&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Carbonate County, Colorado|Carbonate]] | [[El Paso County, Kansas|El&nbsp;Paso&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Fremont County, Kansas|Fremont&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Greenwood County, Colorado|Greenwood]] | [[Guadalupe County, Colorado|Guadalupe]] | [[Montana County, Kansas|Montana&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Mora County, Colorado|Mora&nbsp;(NM)]] | [[North Park County, Colorado|North Park]] | [[Oro County, Kansas|Oro&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Peketon County, Kansas|Peketon&nbsp;(KS)]] | [[Taos County, Colorado|Taos&nbsp;(NM)]] | [[Uncompahgre County, Colorado|Uncompahgre]] | [[Washington (old) County, Kansas|Washington&nbsp;(KS old)]]
 
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== Research Tools  ==
 
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*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/colorado.html Colorado State and County Genealogy Records Resources]<br>
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*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/colorado.html Colorado State and County Genealogy Records Resources]<br>  
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Colorado/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Colorado/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
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*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/colorado.html Family History 101 Colorado] -&nbsp; State of Colorado Genealogy, Family History, Ancestry and Records Resources<br>  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/colorado.html Family History 101 Colorado] -&nbsp; State of Colorado Genealogy, Family History, Ancestry and Records Resources<br>  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/co.htm Cyndi's List] of Genealogical Sites on the Internet for Colorado  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/co.htm Cyndi's List] of Genealogical Sites on the Internet for Colorado  
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Colorado.pdf BYU Research Outline for Colorado]&nbsp; - downloads PDF file. <br>
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Colorado.pdf BYU Research Outline for Colorado]&nbsp; - downloads PDF file. <br>  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=30 FamilySearch Historical Record Collections ]for Colorado
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/coloradogenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Colorado]
  
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*[[Colorado 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Colorado 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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This article is about the western state of the U.S. For other uses, see Colorado (disambiguation).

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  • The names, locations, and addresses of cemeteries in the state and references to published and unpublished transcripts are found in Kay R. Merrill, Colorado Cemetery Directory (Denver: Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies, 1985) (FHL film 1597842 item 4). The cemeteries can be accessed online.
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Colorado

Welcome to Colorado,
the Centennial State

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Most pre-statehood settlers of Colorado began arriving at the time of the gold rush of 1858. They came from the northeastern and midwestern states, especially New York, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Some came from the New Mexico Territory, and a few settlers came from the southern states, the Pacific Coast, and from other countries including England, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Scotland, and Wales. Latter-day Saint settlements were made in the San Luis Valley in the 1870s and 1880s.

The Plains Indians of Colorado, including the Arapaho, the Cheyenne, the Kiowa, and the Comanche, had largely been removed to Indian Territory in Oklahoma by 1870. The Ute Indians living in western Colorado did not give up their lands to white settlement until after 1880, when most of them were moved to reservations in Utah.

Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Arapahoe (KS) | Broderick (KS) | Carbonate | El Paso (KS) | Fremont (KS) | Greenwood | Guadalupe | Montana (KS) | Mora (NM) | North Park | Oro (KS) | Peketon (KS) | Taos (NM) | Uncompahgre | Washington (KS old)

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