Colorado Introduction

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Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by '''FHL''', the abbreviation for [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]].  
 
Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by '''FHL''', the abbreviation for [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]].  
  
=== Family History Library Catalog  ===
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The library's records are listed in the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog online] or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the ''Place Search'' of the catalog for:  
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The library's records are listed in the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog online] or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the ''Place Search'' of the catalog for:  
  
 
:*The ''place'' where your ancestor lived, such as:  
 
:*The ''place'' where your ancestor lived, such as:  

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Colorado  Gotoarrow.png  Introduction

This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from Colorado. As you read this outline, study the United States set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the Family History Library

The Family History Library has federal census and military records, and histories of Colorado towns and counties, but few other records of Colorado.

Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.

FamilySearch Catalog

The library's records are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a online or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the catalog for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
COLORADO - LAND AND PROPERTY
COLORADO, DENVER - HISTORY
COLORADO, DENVER, DENVER - CEMETERIES

  • The record type you want to search, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
COLORADO - LAND AND PROPERTY
COLORADO, DENVER - HISTORY
COLORADO, DENVER, DENVER - CEMETERIES

The page titles in the Colorado Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.