Difference between revisions of "Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
({{CODC}})
(Census Records: added census records)
 
(78 intermediate revisions by 21 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[United States|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Colorado|Colorado]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Broomfield_County,_Colorado|Broomfield County]]''
+
{{breadcrumb
 +
| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]]
 +
| link2=[[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]]
 +
| link3=
 +
| link4=
 +
| link5=[[Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy|Broomfield County]]
 +
}}
  
{{CODC}}
+
Guide to '''Broomfield County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
+
{| style="width:18%; float:right"
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
<center>{{Click|image:CO_ORP.png|Colorado_Online_Genealogy_Records}}</center>
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
[http://www.broomfield.org/ Broomfield County Courthouse]<br>one Des Combes Drive<br>Broomfield, CO 80020<br>Phone: 303.438.6390&nbsp;<br><br>Colorado’s newest county<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Broomfield County, Colorado. Page 97{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
+
|organized=  November 15,  2001
 +
|county seat= Broomfield
 +
|parent county= [[Adams County, Colorado Genealogy|Adams]], [[Boulder County, Colorado Genealogy|Boulder]], [[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy|Jefferson]], and [[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy|Weld ]]<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 +
|variant spellings=
 +
|county1= [[Adams County, Colorado Genealogy|Adams]]
 +
|county2= [[Boulder County, Colorado Genealogy|Boulder]]
 +
|county3= [[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy|Jefferson]]
 +
|county4= [[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy|Weld]]</br><center>[[Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
 +
|county5=
 +
|county6=
 +
|county7=
 +
|county8=
 +
|county9=
 +
|county10=
 +
|county courthouse= [[Image:ColoradoBroomfieldCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
 +
|county location in state= [[Image: Colorado Broomfield County.png|185x185px]]
 +
|adoption=
 +
}}
 +
|}
 +
<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div>
 +
== County Information ==
  
== Quick Facts  ==
+
=== Description ===
 +
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.
  
==== Parent County ====
+
=== County Courthouse ===
 +
{{CO Courthouse Intro|Broomfield}}
  
*'''15 November 2001--'''Broomfield County was created from [[Adams County, Colorado|Adams]], [[Boulder County, Colorado|Boulder]], [[Jefferson County, Colorado|Jefferson]], and [[Weld County, Colorado|Weld ]]Counties.
+
'''Broomfield County Courthouse'''<br>City and County Building<br>One DesCombes Drive<br>Broomfield, CO 80020<br>Phone: 303.438.6390<br>[http://www.broomfield.org/ Broomfield County Website]<br><br>
 +
'''City and County Clerk'''<br>
 +
'''Central Records Office'''<br>
 +
Address same as above<br>
 +
Phone: 303.464.5819<br>Fx: 303.438.6252
 +
<br>
 +
<br>
 +
Colorado’s newest county<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Broomfield County, Colorado. Page 97{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> was formed November 15, 2001 from the city of Broomfield which was organized&nbsp;June 6, 1961.&nbsp;It is now a consolidated city and county.
  
'''County seat:''' Broomfield <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
+
=== Broomfield County, Colorado Record Dates  ===
 +
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 +
|-
 +
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 +
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
 +
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
 +
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
 +
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
 +
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
 +
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 +
|-
 +
| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>2001 *<br></center>
 +
| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>2001 *<br></center>
 +
| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>2001 *<br></center>
 +
| width="14.2%" align="center" |
 +
| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>2001<br></center>
 +
| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>2001<br></center>
 +
| width="14.2%" align="center" |
 +
|-
 +
| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Broomfield County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Broomfield County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Broomfield County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
 +
|}
  
==== Record Loss ====
+
=== Record Loss ===
 +
{|
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
+
|}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
+
=== Boundary Changes ===
 +
{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
{|
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
*'''Parent County:''' Broomfield County was created from [[Adams County, Colorado Genealogy|Adams]], [[Boulder County, Colorado Genealogy|Boulder]], [[Jefferson County, Colorado Genealogy|Jefferson]], and [[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy|Weld ]] Counties on 15 November 2001.
 +
*'''County seat:''' Broomfield <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties
 +
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
 +
*'''1969:''' parts of Jefferson County were annexed
 +
*'''1971:''' parts of Adams County.
 +
*'''1988:''' parts of Weld County were annexed
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
+
|}
  
*[[Adams County, Colorado|Adams]]
+
=== Populated Places ===
*[[Boulder County, Colorado|Boulder]]
+
The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Broomfield County, Colorado," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broomfield_County,_Colorado, accessed May 12, 2017.</ref>
*[[Jefferson County, Colorado|Jefferson]]
+
{{CO Populated Places Intro|Broomfield}}
*[[Weld County, Colorado|Weld]]
+
{{populated places
 +
<!--cities column------------------->
 +
| cities-col1=<div>
 +
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broomfield%2C_Colorado Broomfield]</div>
 +
| cities-col2=
 +
| cities-col3=
 +
<!--towns column------------------->
 +
| towns-col1=
 +
| towns-col2=
 +
| towns-col3=
 +
<!--villages column------------------->
 +
| villages-col1=
 +
| villages-col2=
 +
| villages-col3=
 +
<!--unincorp column------------------->
 +
| unincorp-col1=
 +
| unincorp-col2=
 +
| unincorp-col3=
 +
<!--census column------------------->
 +
| census-col1=
 +
| census-col2=
 +
| census-col3=
 +
<!--townships column------------------->
 +
| townships-col1=
 +
| townships-col2=
 +
| townships-col3=
 +
<!--ghost towns column------------------->
 +
| ghost-col1=
 +
| ghost-col2=
 +
| ghost-col3=
 +
}}
  
== Resources  ==
+
=== History Timeline ===
 +
{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Broomfield}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
+
== Resources ==
 +
{{CO Resources Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Bible Records ===
 +
{{CO Bible Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Biographies  ===
 +
{{CO Biographies Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
 +
{{CO Business Records Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Cemeteries ===
 +
{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%; "
 +
|-
 +
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Broomfield County, Colorado''' online and in print</center>
 +
|-
 +
| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 +
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
 +
* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=7&GScnty=4510&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 +
* [http://cogenweb.com/broomfield/lakeview_cemetery.htm COGenWeb]
 +
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/broomfield.htm#cemeteries COGenWeb Archives]
 +
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/broomfield.html Tombstone Project]
 +
* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php Colorado Gravestones]
 +
* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Broomfield%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
 +
|-
 +
| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 +
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |
 +
* {{FHL|895589|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 +
* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetary+Broomfield+County%2C+Colorado&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 +
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |
 +
* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=4510 Findagrave.com]
 +
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Colorado&county=Broomfield#_cemetery Billion Graves]
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Colorado Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
The following web site may have additional information on Broomfield County cemeteries.
 +
*[http://www.evergreenmemorialcemetery.com/ Evergreen Memorial Gardens]
  
*Evergreen Memorial Gardens
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=10533 Lakeview Cemetery] BillionGraves
 
*[http://cogenweb.com/broomfield/lakeview_cemetery.htm Lakeview Cemetery: List of Burials to 1955]: Courtesy of Colorado GenWeb Sites
 
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=61578&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=2&stateName= www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php]
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=61578&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=2&stateName= www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php]
  
==== Census  ====
+
=== Census Records ===
 +
{{Historical populations
 +
|type = USA
 +
|heading = Census
 +
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broomfield,_Colorado#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
 +
|1960 |4535
 +
|1970 |7261  
 +
|1980 |20730
 +
|1990 |24638 
 +
|2000 |38272
 +
|2010 |55889
 +
}}
 +
====State and Territory Census Records====
 +
*'''1860-1940''' Colorado Census Records from 1860 to 1940 at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=378&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Colorado%22%20%2Bsubject%3ACensus FamilySearch.org] — index/images
 +
*'''1885''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1807096 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
 +
*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6837 Colorado State Census, 1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images<br>
 +
 
 +
==== Federal Census Records ====
 +
In 1860, present-day Colorado was enumerated in the Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories. Colorado Territory was created in 1861 and was enumerated as such in the 1870 Census. The 1880 Census was the first federal census after Colorado became a state in 1876. <ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 51-54.</ref> For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Colorado Census]]<br>
 +
{{CO Census Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
{{Census|Colorado}}
 +
 
 +
=== Church Records ===
 +
{{CO Church Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Court Records ===
 +
{{CO Court Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
Numerous records are available at [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search 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.
 +
 
 +
=== Directories ===
 +
{{CO Directories Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 +
{{CO Emigration Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 +
{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 +
{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Genealogies  ===
 +
{{CO Genealogies Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Guardianship ===
 +
{{CO Guardianship Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Land and Property Records ===
 +
{{CO Land Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
''Online Land Records''<br>
 +
 
 +
*[https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado DPA Land Records] - Index only; Choose ''Record Type,'' and search either "Land Patents" or "Land Records."<br>
 +
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
 +
*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
 +
*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
 +
*'''1862-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3313 Denver Land Office Records, 1862-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index only<br>
 +
For more information see [[Colorado Land and Property]]<br>
 +
 
 +
=== Local Histories ===
 +
{{CO Histories Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
{{CO History Intro}}
 +
 
 +
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 +
{{CO Maps Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
[[Image:Cobroomfield.jpg|right|250px]]<br>
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/colorado/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Colorado] - shows boundary changes for Colorado Counties<br>
 +
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/CO_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Colorado Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
 +
 
 +
=== Migration ===
 +
{{CO Migration Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Military Records ===
 +
{{CO Military Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{CO Naturalization Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''1868-1990''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61194 Colorado, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($); Index and images<br>
 +
*'''1876-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2285702|Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images only; District Court records<br>
 +
 
 +
=== Newspapers ===
 +
 
 +
''Colorado Newspapers Online''
 +
*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/co Colorado Online Historical Newspapers online] - in the [https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/ Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection] by the Colorado State Library
 +
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Colorado/Default.aspx?category=38&ldf=2 Colorado Newspapers] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($)
 +
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/colorado GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
 +
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/colorado/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Colorado newspapers
 +
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Colorado newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
 +
*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
 +
 
 +
''Colorado Newspaper Catalogs''
 +
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
 +
 
 +
{{CO Newspapers Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{CO Obituaries Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{CO Other Records Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{CO Periodicals Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{CO Probate Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
 
 +
'''Online Records
 +
*'''1875 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8665 Colorado Wills and Probate Records 1875-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
 +
 
 +
=== School Records ===
 +
{{CO Schools Intro|Broomfield}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
+
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{CO Tax Intro|Broomfield}}
  
==== Church  ====
+
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{CO Vital Intro|Broomfield}}
  
==== Court  ====
+
==== Birth ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Broomfield}}
  
==== Land  ====
+
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>
  
'''Library'''
+
==== Marriage ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Broomfield}}
  
Broomfield/Eisenhower Public Library
+
''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''1809-2011''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialcollections/westernstates/alphabeticalListOfCounties.cfm list of counties included]<br>
 +
*'''1853-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org] - Index and images<br>
 +
*'''1862-2006''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61366 Colorado, County Marriages and State Indexes, 1862-2006] at [http://http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), Index and images<br>
 +
*'''1864-1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images<br>
 +
*'''1900-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($); Browseable images of original index<br>
  
[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=244738 www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php]
+
==== Death ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Broomfield}}
  
==== History  ====
+
Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
  
The community was named after a field of broomcorn<br>[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genealogyInfo.php?locIndex=61578 www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genealogyInfo.php]
+
==== Divorce ====
 +
{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Broomfield}}
  
==== Maps  ====
+
''Online Records''<br>
 +
*'''1851-1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60927 Colorado, Divorce Index, 1851-1985] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($); Index only<br>
 +
*'''1900-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2043439|Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Browseable images of original index<br>
  
==== Military  ====
+
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Broomfield}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
+
=== Archives ===
 +
{{CO Archives Intro|Broomfield}}
  
==== Probate  ====
+
{{CO Archives}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
+
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
+
*[[Denver Colorado North Family History Center]]
 +
*[[Boulder Colorado Family History Center]]
 +
*[[Arvada Colorado Family History Center]]
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
+
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{CO Libraries Intro|Broomfield}}
  
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library<br>3 Community Park Road<br>Broomfield, CO 80020<br>Telephone: (720) 887-2300<br>Website [http://www.broomfield.org/library/ www.broomfield.org/library/]
+
[http://www.broomfield.org/index.aspx?NID=276 Broomfield/Eisenhower Public Library]<br>3 Community Park Road<br>Broomfield, Colorado 80020
  
Broomfield Genealogy Society<br>Website http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cobgs/?cj=1&amp;o_xid=0001231185&amp;o_lid=0001231185<br>Questions regarding the society may be directed by e-mail to the officers listed on the website
+
=== Museums ===
 +
{{CO Museums Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
'''Broomfield Depot Museum'''<br>2201 W. 10th Ave.<br>3 Community Park Road<br>Broomfield, CO 80020<br>Telephone: 303-460-6824<br>E-mail:[mailto:jainlay-conley@broomfield.org jainlay-conley@broomfield.org]<br>[http://www.ci.broomfield.co.us/Index.aspx?NID=120 Website]
 +
== Societies ==
 +
{{CO Societies Intro|Broomfield}}
 +
'''Anthem Ranch Genealogical Society'''<br> 16151 Lowell Blvd.<br> Broomfield, CO 80023
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
+
'''Lafayette And Louisville Genealogy Society'''<br> 10689 Union Way<br>Broomfield, CO 80021<br>E-mail:[mailto:BGS President BGS President]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cobgs/?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 Website]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
+
== Websites ==
 +
{{CO Websites Intro|Broomfield}}
  
== Websites  ==
+
*[http://cogenweb.com/broomfield/ Broomfield City and County COGenWeb]
 +
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Broomfield/ Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 +
*{{FHL Place IDNum|895588|Colorado|Broomfield}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
*[http://cogenweb.com/broomfield/ Broomfield City and County COGenWeb]]
+
== Research Guides ==
*[http://www.ccionline.org/counties/broomfield.html www.ccionline.org/counties/broomfield.html]
+
{{CO Research Guides Intro|Broomfield}}
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=61578 www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php]
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Broomfield/ Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*Family History Library Catalog has no entries for this county as it was created in 2001. For records prior to 2001 see '''Parent County'''.
 
  
== References ==
+
== References ==
 +
<references />
  
{{reflist}} {{Colorado|Colorado}}  
+
{{reflist}}
  
[[Category:Broomfield_County,_Colorado]]
+
{{Colorado|Colorado}}
 +
[[Category:Broomfield_County,_Colorado]][[Category:Colorado_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 23:10, 23 May 2017

United States
Colorado
Broomfield County

Guide to Broomfield County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

{{{link}}}
County Facts
County seat: Broomfield
Organized: November 15, 2001
Parent County(s): Adams, Boulder, Jefferson, and Weld [1]
Neighboring Counties
Adams  • Boulder  • Jefferson  • Weld
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoBroomfieldCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Colorado Broomfield County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

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 Courthouse

Broomfield County Courthouse
City and County Building
One DesCombes Drive
Broomfield, CO 80020
Phone: 303.438.6390
Broomfield County Website

City and County Clerk
Central Records Office
Address same as above
Phone: 303.464.5819
Fx: 303.438.6252

Colorado’s newest county[2] was formed November 15, 2001 from the city of Broomfield which was organized June 6, 1961. It is now a consolidated city and county.


Broomfield County, Colorado Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
2001 *
2001 *
2001 *
2001
2001
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[4]

Cities


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Broomfield County, Colorado online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Colorado Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Broomfield County cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1960 4,535
1970 7,261 60.1%
1980 20,730 185.5%
1990 24,638 18.9%
2000 38,272 55.3%
2010 55,889 46.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State and Territory Census Records

Federal Census Records

In 1860, present-day Colorado was enumerated in the Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah Territories. Colorado Territory was created in 1861 and was enumerated as such in the 1870 Census. The 1880 Census was the first federal census after Colorado became a state in 1876. [5] For links to Federal census indexes, see Colorado Census

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

Church Records

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.

Court Records

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.

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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.


Online Land Records

For more information see Colorado Land and Property

Local Histories

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Cobroomfield.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Records

Newspapers

Colorado Newspapers Online

Colorado Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

For more information see Colorado Newspapers.

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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.


Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

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

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. [6]

Marriage

Online Records

Death

Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. [6]

Divorce

Online Records

Research Facilities

Archives

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.
(Statewide)
1880-1939 Divorce Index
1883-1900 Mine Accidents, Non - fatal
1897-1920 Horseshoers
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.

Libraries

Broomfield/Eisenhower Public Library
3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Museums

Broomfield Depot Museum
2201 W. 10th Ave.
3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, CO 80020
Telephone: 303-460-6824
E-mail:jainlay-conley@broomfield.org
Website

Societies

Anthem Ranch Genealogical Society
16151 Lowell Blvd.
Broomfield, CO 80023

Lafayette And Louisville Genealogy Society
10689 Union Way
Broomfield, CO 80021
E-mail:President BGS President
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 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.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Broomfield County, Colorado," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broomfield_County,_Colorado, accessed May 12, 2017.
  5. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 51-54.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov