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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in [[Colorado]] were the Catholic, Methodist-Episcopal, Presbyterian, and Baptist.  
 
Before 1900 the largest religious groups in [[Colorado]] were the Catholic, Methodist-Episcopal, Presbyterian, and Baptist.  
  
An inventory that can help you find church records is ''Guide to Vital Statistics Records in Colorado'', Volume 2. Church Archives (Denver: Colorado Historical Records Survey W.P.A., 1942; Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=193114&disp=Guide+to+vital+statistics+records+in+Col++ book 978.8 A3h; film 897482 item 9]). This book lists churches that existed about 1940.  
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An inventory that can help you find church records is:
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*''Guide to Vital Statistics Records in Colorado'', Volume 2. Church Archives (Denver: Colorado Historical Records Survey W.P.A., 1942; {{FHL|193114|item}} book 978.8 A3h; film 897482 item 9. This book lists churches that existed about 1940.
  
 
The Family History Library has records of some Catholic and Presbyterian congregations and pre-1949 LDS ward records, but few other church records. The library also has histories of the Episcopal, Latter-day Saint, and Presbyterian groups in the state.  
 
The Family History Library has records of some Catholic and Presbyterian congregations and pre-1949 LDS ward records, but few other church records. The library also has histories of the Episcopal, Latter-day Saint, and Presbyterian groups in the state.  
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Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located:  
 
Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located:  
  
'''Baptist'''  
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=== '''Baptist''' ===
  
 
American Baptist Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 851<br>Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851<br>Telephone: 610-768-2374 <br>http://www.baptisthistory.us/  
 
American Baptist Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 851<br>Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851<br>Telephone: 610-768-2374 <br>http://www.baptisthistory.us/  
  
'''Episcopal'''  
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=== '''Episcopal''' ===
  
 
Diocese of Colorado<br>1300 Washington St<br>Denver, CO 80203-2008<br>Telephone: 303-837-1173<br>http://www.coloradodiocese.org/contactus.html  
 
Diocese of Colorado<br>1300 Washington St<br>Denver, CO 80203-2008<br>Telephone: 303-837-1173<br>http://www.coloradodiocese.org/contactus.html  
  
'''Methodist'''  
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=== '''Methodist''' ===
  
 
Rocky Mountain Conference Historical Society<br>Ira J. Taylor Library<br>Iliff School of Theology<br>2201 S. University Boulevard<br>Denver, CO 80210-4798<br>Telephone: 303-744-1287<br>Fax: 303-777-3387 or 303-777-0164 <br>email: [mailto:info@iliff.edu info@iliff.edu]<br>http://historicalsocietyunitedmethodistchurch.org/  
 
Rocky Mountain Conference Historical Society<br>Ira J. Taylor Library<br>Iliff School of Theology<br>2201 S. University Boulevard<br>Denver, CO 80210-4798<br>Telephone: 303-744-1287<br>Fax: 303-777-3387 or 303-777-0164 <br>email: [mailto:info@iliff.edu info@iliff.edu]<br>http://historicalsocietyunitedmethodistchurch.org/  
  
'''Presbyterian'''  
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=== '''Presbyterian''' ===
  
 
Presbyterian Historical Society<br>425 Lombard Street<br>Philadelphia, PA 19147<br>Telephone: 215-627-1852<br>Fax: 215-627-0509 <br>[mailto:refdesk@history.pcusa.org refdesk@history.pcusa.org]<br>http://www.history.pcusa.org/  
 
Presbyterian Historical Society<br>425 Lombard Street<br>Philadelphia, PA 19147<br>Telephone: 215-627-1852<br>Fax: 215-627-0509 <br>[mailto:refdesk@history.pcusa.org refdesk@history.pcusa.org]<br>http://www.history.pcusa.org/  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]], [[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]], [[Baca County, Colorado|Baca]], [[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]], [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]], [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]], [[Crowley County, Colorado|Crowley]], [[Custer County, Colorado|Custer]], [[Delta County, Colorado|Delta]], [[Dolores County, Colorado|Dolores]], [[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]], [[Gunnison County, Colorado|Gunnison]], [[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]], [[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]], [[Kiowa County, Colorado|Kiowa]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]], [[Mesa County, Colorado|Mesa]], [[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]], [[Montezuma County, Colorado|Montezuma]], [[Montrose County, Colorado|Montrose]], [[Otero County, Colorado|Otero]], [[Ouray County, Colorado|Ouray]], [[Prowers County, Colorado|Prowers]], [[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]], [[Rio Grande County, Colorado|Rio Grande]], [[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]], [[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan]] and [[San Miguel County, Colorado|San Miguel]]  
 
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Alamosa County, Colorado|Alamosa]], [[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta]], [[Baca County, Colorado|Baca]], [[Bent County, Colorado|Bent]], [[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos]], [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]], [[Crowley County, Colorado|Crowley]], [[Custer County, Colorado|Custer]], [[Delta County, Colorado|Delta]], [[Dolores County, Colorado|Dolores]], [[Fremont County, Colorado|Fremont]], [[Gunnison County, Colorado|Gunnison]], [[Hinsdale County, Colorado|Hinsdale]], [[Huerfano County, Colorado|Huerfano]], [[Kiowa County, Colorado|Kiowa]], [[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]], [[Mesa County, Colorado|Mesa]], [[Mineral County, Colorado|Mineral]], [[Montezuma County, Colorado|Montezuma]], [[Montrose County, Colorado|Montrose]], [[Otero County, Colorado|Otero]], [[Ouray County, Colorado|Ouray]], [[Prowers County, Colorado|Prowers]], [[Pueblo County, Colorado|Pueblo]], [[Rio Grande County, Colorado|Rio Grande]], [[Saguache County, Colorado|Saguache]], [[San Juan County, Colorado|San Juan]] and [[San Miguel County, Colorado|San Miguel]]  
  
For a history of the Catholic church in Colorado, see Rev. Jean Baptiste Salpointe, ''Soldiers of the Cross'' . . . , 1898, Reprint (Albuquerque, New Mexico: Calvin Horn Publishers, 1967; Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=282345&disp=Soldiers+of+the+cross%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 973 K2sj]). {{Colorado|Colorado}}  
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For a history of the Catholic church in Colorado, see:
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*Salpointe, Rev. Jean Baptiste. ''Soldiers of the Cross: Notes on the Ecclesiastical History of New-Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.'' Banning, Calif.: St. Boniface's Industrial School, 1898; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=ouHQAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282345|item}} book 973 K2sj  
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Colorado  Gotoarrow.png  Church Records

Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Colorado were the Catholic, Methodist-Episcopal, Presbyterian, and Baptist.

An inventory that can help you find church records is:

  • Guide to Vital Statistics Records in Colorado, Volume 2. Church Archives (Denver: Colorado Historical Records Survey W.P.A., 1942; FHL Collection book 978.8 A3h; film 897482 item 9. This book lists churches that existed about 1940.

The Family History Library has records of some Catholic and Presbyterian congregations and pre-1949 LDS ward records, but few other church records. The library also has histories of the Episcopal, Latter-day Saint, and Presbyterian groups in the state.

Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located:

Contents

Baptist

American Baptist Historical Society
P.O. Box 851
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851
Telephone: 610-768-2374
http://www.baptisthistory.us/

Episcopal

Diocese of Colorado
1300 Washington St
Denver, CO 80203-2008
Telephone: 303-837-1173
http://www.coloradodiocese.org/contactus.html

Methodist

Rocky Mountain Conference Historical Society
Ira J. Taylor Library
Iliff School of Theology
2201 S. University Boulevard
Denver, CO 80210-4798
Telephone: 303-744-1287
Fax: 303-777-3387 or 303-777-0164
email: info@iliff.edu
http://historicalsocietyunitedmethodistchurch.org/

Presbyterian

Presbyterian Historical Society
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone: 215-627-1852
Fax: 215-627-0509
refdesk@history.pcusa.org
http://www.history.pcusa.org/

Roman Catholic

Archives of the Diocese of Colorado Springs
228 North Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 636-2345

The diocese includes the counties of: Chaffee, Cheyenne, Douglas, Elbert, El Paso, Kit Carson, Lake, Lincoln, Park and Teller

Archives of the Archdiocese of Denver
1300 South Steele St.
Denver, CO 80210-2599
Phone: (303) 722-4687
Fax: (303) 331-8071

The Archdiocese includes the counties of: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, Denver, Eagle, garfield, Gilpin, Grand , Jackson, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Moffat, Morgan, Phillips, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, Sedgwick, Summit, Washington, Weld and Yuma

Diocese of Pueblo
1001 No. Grand Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 544-9861
Fax: (719) 544-5202

The diocese includes the counties of: Alamosa, Archuleta, Baca, Bent, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, Delta, Dolores, Fremont, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Mesa, Mineral, Montezuma, Montrose, Otero, Ouray, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan and San Miguel

For a history of the Catholic church in Colorado, see:

  • Salpointe, Rev. Jean Baptiste. Soldiers of the Cross: Notes on the Ecclesiastical History of New-Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. Banning, Calif.: St. Boniface's Industrial School, 1898; digital version at Google Books; 1967 reprint: FHL Collection book 973 K2sj