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Guide to '''Weld County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Weld County Colorado genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
=== Resources ===
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== Vital Records ==
  
==== Bible Records ====
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
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See also the '''[[Colorado State Archives, Historical Records Index]]'''.<br>
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=== Birth ===
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Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. <ref name="registrar">Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov</ref><br>
  
==== Biography  ====
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For in-state births from 1900 to present, certificates can be obtained from Weld County Department of Public Health office. For birth certificates before 1900 contact the County where the birth occurred or the State Health Department at (303) 756-4464.
  
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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If you are obtaining a birth certificate for a sibling, parent, grandparent, etc., you will need to show chain of relationship. Examples are: A sibling could provide their birth certificate to show same parents. If you are trying to get a grandparent's birth certificate you will need to show your birth certificate, plus your parent's birth certificate to show chain of relationship. If you have questions on this please call our office at 970 304-6410.<br>
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Marriage  ===
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=== Death ===
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" /><br>
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=== Divorce  ===
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== Resources  ==
  
 
*Centennial State Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution [http://www.coloradodar.org/chapters/centennialstate/cemeteries.html Cemetery Project]  
 
*Centennial State Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution [http://www.coloradodar.org/chapters/centennialstate/cemeteries.html Cemetery Project]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/cemeterylist.html Weld County Cemeteries] on Weld County Genealogical Society web page
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/cemeterylist.html Weld County Cemeteries] on Weld County Genealogical Society web page
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Census  ===
  
 
{{Census|Colorado}}  
 
{{Census|Colorado}}  
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Church  ===
  
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
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==== Lutheran  ====
 
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Greeley
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===== Lutheran  =====
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*Records of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Greeley, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
 
*Records of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Greeley, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Court Records  ====
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=== Court Records  ===
  
==== Directories  ====
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=== Directories  ===
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
  
==== Gazetteers  ====
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=== Gazetteers  ===
  
==== Genealogy ====
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=== Genealogy ===
  
==== History  ====
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=== Local History  ===
 
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===== Local History  =====
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{{CO History Intro}}  
 
{{CO History Intro}}  
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Land and Property  ===
  
 
{{CO Land Intro}}  
 
{{CO Land Intro}}  
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps ===
  
==== Military ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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=== Newspapers  ===
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Weld}}  
 
{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Weld}}  
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*List of [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/newspapers.html Weld County Newspapers]
 
*List of [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/newspapers.html Weld County Newspapers]
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Poor Records  ===
 
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Poor Records  ====
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[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/poorrecords/weld.html Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the Weld County Poor Records for 1902-1913 on-line.  
 
[http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/poorrecords/weld.html Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the Weld County Poor Records for 1902-1913 on-line.  
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Probate  ===
  
 
{{CO Probate Intro}}  
 
{{CO Probate Intro}}  
  
==== Public Records  ====
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=== Public Records  ===
  
===== School Records  =====
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==== School Records  ====
  
==== Repositories  ====
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=== Repositories  ===
  
===== Archives  =====
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==== Archives  ====
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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==== Family History Centers ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Greely Colorado Family History Center]]
 
*[[Greely Colorado Family History Center]]
  
===== Libraries  =====
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==== Libraries  ====
  
 
*Dacono Public Library<br>512 Cherry Street<br>Dacono, CO 80514<br>Telephone: 303-833-2317<br>
 
*Dacono Public Library<br>512 Cherry Street<br>Dacono, CO 80514<br>Telephone: 303-833-2317<br>
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*[http://www.mylibrary.us/ High Plains&nbsp;Library District]<br>1939 61st Avenue<br>Greeley, CO 80634<br>Telephone: 970-506-8550<br>
 
*[http://www.mylibrary.us/ High Plains&nbsp;Library District]<br>1939 61st Avenue<br>Greeley, CO 80634<br>Telephone: 970-506-8550<br>
  
===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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==== Societies  ====
  
 
*[http://necoheritage.org Northeastern Colorado Heritage League]<br>PO Box 337241<br>Greeley, CO 80633<br>
 
*[http://necoheritage.org Northeastern Colorado Heritage League]<br>PO Box 337241<br>Greeley, CO 80633<br>
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*[http://www.spvhs.org/index.html South Platte Valley Historical Society]<br>PO Box 633<br>Fort Lupton, CO 80621<br>
 
*[http://www.spvhs.org/index.html South Platte Valley Historical Society]<br>PO Box 633<br>Fort Lupton, CO 80621<br>
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Taxation  ===
 
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{{CO Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{CO Vital Intro}}
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See also the '''[[Colorado State Archives, Historical Records Index]]'''.<br>
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===== Birth  =====
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Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. <ref name="registrar">Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov</ref><br>
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For in-state births from 1900 to present, certificates can be obtained from Weld County Department of Public Health office. For birth certificates before 1900 contact the County where the birth occurred or the State Health Department at (303) 756-4464.
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If you are obtaining a birth certificate for a sibling, parent, grandparent, etc., you will need to show chain of relationship. Examples are: A sibling could provide their birth certificate to show same parents. If you are trying to get a grandparent's birth certificate you will need to show your birth certificate, plus your parent's birth certificate to show chain of relationship. If you have questions on this please call our office at 970 304-6410.<br>
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Death  =====
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" /><br>
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===== Divorce  =====
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{{CO Tax Intro}}<br>
  
=== Places  ===
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== Places  ==
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

Revision as of 21:20, 24 March 2014

United StatesGotoarrow.pngColoradoGotoarrow.pngWeld County

Guide to Weld County Colorado genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Weld County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Weld County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the U.S. highlighting Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 1, 1861
County Seat Greeley
Courthouse
Address Weld County Courthouse
1402 17th Street
Greeley, CO 80631-1123
Phone: 970.353.3840
Weld County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records[1]

Clerk and Recorder
1402 North 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
phone: (970) 353-3840

Weld County Birth and Death Information
Department of Public Health and Environment
1555 North 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
970 304-6410 www.weldhealth.org

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1888 [2]*
1864 [3]*
1877 [2]*

1865[3]

*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

County Seat

Greeley [4]

Parent County

Coweld.jpg
1861--Weld County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Vital Records Section Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Colorado.

See also the Colorado State Archives, Historical Records Index.

Birth

Birth records may become public records when 100 years have elapsed after the date of birth. EXCEPTION: The birth record of any individual who is known to be currently alive will remain confidential even if they are 100 years of age or greater. [5]

For in-state births from 1900 to present, certificates can be obtained from Weld County Department of Public Health office. For birth certificates before 1900 contact the County where the birth occurred or the State Health Department at (303) 756-4464.

If you are obtaining a birth certificate for a sibling, parent, grandparent, etc., you will need to show chain of relationship. Examples are: A sibling could provide their birth certificate to show same parents. If you are trying to get a grandparent's birth certificate you will need to show your birth certificate, plus your parent's birth certificate to show chain of relationship. If you have questions on this please call our office at 970 304-6410.

Marriage

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [5]

Divorce

Resources

Census

For tips on accessing Weld County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.

Church

Lutheran

  • Records of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Greeley, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Local History

Local histories are available for Weld County, Colorado Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Colorado Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Colorado Land and Property for additional information about early Colorado land grants.

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where current records are also housed.


Maps

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Weld County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Poor Records

Colorado State Archives has put an Index to the Weld County Poor Records for 1902-1913 on-line.

Probate

Probate records have been kept by the county courts. Colorado probate records include bonds, affidavits, letters, claims, appraisals, fee accounts, minutes, judgments, dockets, calendars, case files, and wills. The Family History Library does not have copies of probate records from Colorado.

You may obtain copies of documents from the clerk's office in the county courthouse.


Public Records

School Records

Repositories

Archives

Family History Centers

Libraries

  • Dacono Public Library
    512 Cherry Street
    Dacono, CO 80514
    Telephone: 303-833-2317

Museums

Societies

Taxation

Colorado tax records complement land records and can be used as supplements to censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records. To find tax records in the FamilySearch Catalog, do a Catalog/frameset_fhlc.asp Place Search for the county.


Places

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Weld County, Colorado. Page 101 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Earliest Colorado Vital Records on File in Colorado Counties, pub. by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, online at www.colorado.gov
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Red Book, American State, County, and Town Sources. Edited by Alice Eichholz. (Ancestry, Provo; 3d ed, 2004.) Colorado article by Birdie Monk Holzclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising. page 94.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov