Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy
Guide to Broomfield County, Colorado ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Broomfield County, Colorado|
Location in the state of Colorado
Location of Colorado in the U.S.
|Founded||November 15, 2001|
|Address|| Broomfield County Courthouse|
one Des Combes Drive
Broomfield, CO 80020
Broomfield County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 Historical Facts
- 3 Resources
- 3.1 Cemeteries
- 3.2 Census
- 3.3 Church Records
- 3.4 Court Records
- 3.5 Local History
- 3.6 Land and Property
- 3.7 Maps
- 3.8 Military
- 3.9 Newspapers
- 3.10 Obituaries
- 3.11 Periodicals
- 3.12 Probate Records
- 3.13 Public Records
- 3.14 Repositories
- 3.15 Vital Records
- 4 Websites
- 5 References
Colorado’s newest county was formed November 15, 2001 from the city of Broomfield which was organized June 6, 1961. It is now a consolidated city and county.
Central Records Office
City and County Building
1 DesCombes Drive
Broomfield, CO 80020
City and County Clerk
1 Descombes Drive
Broomfield, CO 80020
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
From its beginnings in the 1880s as a train station on the Denver, Utah and Pacific Railroad, the unorganized community of Broomfield was in Boulder County. The name "Broomfield" came from the fields of broomcorn that grew in the area. Broomfield was a small farming community until the Turnpike Land Company began development in 1955. The population grew from 125 in 1950 to over 6,000 in 1961. Starting in 1969, the city began annexing parts of three counties. In 1969, parts of Jefferson County were annexed; in 1971, parts of Adams County; and in 1988 parts of Weld County were annexed.
County seat: Broomfield 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
- Evergreen Memorial Gardens
- Lakeview Cemetery BillionGraves
- Lakeview Cemetery: List of Burials to 1955: Courtesy of Colorado GenWeb Sites
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|See Colorado Cemeteries for more information.|
For tips on accessing Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy census records online, see: Colorado Census.
- 1860-1940 Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at FamilySearch.org — index/images
Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Colorado denominations, view the Colorado Church Records wiki page.
Numerous records are available at Colorado Archives. To use this link scroll down the page to where it asks for Record Type. Click there and scroll down the list to the records you want and select. The next field asks for county. Select the county you want and then click on Search. You can narrow the search by adding the additional information it asks for.
Local histories are available for Broomfield 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.
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
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.
The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy in this online database Archives Search. For a full list of online holdings, click here.
1880-1939 Divorce Index
1883-1900 Mine Accidents, Non - fatal
1936-1942 Civilian Conservation Corps Enrollments
1966-1968 Vietnam Deaths
Family History Centers
Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
- Denver Colorado North Family History Center
- Boulder Colorado Family History Center
- Arvada Colorado Family History Center
Broomfield/Eisenhower Public Library
3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, Colorado 80020
Anthem Ranch Genealogical Society
16151 Lowell Blvd.
Broomfield, CO 80023
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 Place Search for the county.
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.
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. 
- 1853-2006 Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006 at FamilySearch.org — index/images
- 1859-1900 Colorado Marriages, 1859-1900 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1864-1995 Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1900-1939 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939 at Ancestry.com — index $
Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. 
- Broomfield City and County COGenWeb]
- Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- FamilySearch Catalog has no entries for this county as it was created in 2001. For records prior to 2001 see Parent County.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Broomfield County, Colorado. Page 97At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov