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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Colorado Genealogy|Colorado]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Weld County'''<br>
  
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Guide to '''Weld County, Colorado ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
[http://www.co.weld.co.us/ Weld County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;1402 17th Street<br>Greeley, CO 80631-1123<br>Phone: 970.353.3840&nbsp;<br>  
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|organized=  November 1,  1861
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|county seat= Greeley
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|parent county= Original county<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Adams County, Colorado Genealogy|Adams]]
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|county2= [[Boulder County, Colorado Genealogy|Boulder]]
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|county3= [[Broomfield County, Colorado Genealogy|Broomfield]]
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|county4= [[Kimball County, Nebraska Genealogy|Kimball (NE)]]
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|county5= [[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Laramie (WY)]]
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|county6= [[Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy|Larimer]]
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|county7= [[Logan County, Colorado Genealogy|Logan]]
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|county8= [[Morgan County, Colorado Genealogy|Morgan]]</br><center>[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
County Clerk has marriage and land records; <br>Clerk District Court&nbsp;has divorce, probate and court&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Weld County, Colorado. Page 101 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{CO Courthouse Intro|Weld}}
  
== History  ==
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'''Weld County Courthouse'''<br>1402 17th Street<br>Greeley, CO 80631-1123<br>Phone: 970.353.3840<br>[http://www.co.weld.co.us/ Weld County Website]<br><br>
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'''Weld County Clerk and Recorder '''<br>1402 North 17th Avenue<br> Greeley, CO 80631<br> Phone: (970) 353-3840 <br>[http://cr.weldgov.com/ Weld Co. Clerk and Recorder Website]<br><br>
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'''Department of Public Health and Environment'''<br>1555 North 17th Avenue <br>Greeley, CO 80631 <br>Phone: 970 304-6410<br>[http://www.co.weld.co.us/Departments/HealthEnvironment/index.html Website] <br><br>
  
==== Parent County ====
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County Clerk has marriage and land records; <br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Weld County, Colorado. Page 101 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>Weld County Birth and Death Information at Department of Public Heath and Environment.
  
'''1861--'''Weld County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Greeley <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Weld County, Colorado Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1888 <ref name="earliest">''Earliest Colorado Vital Records on File in Colorado Counties'', pub. by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, online at www.colorado.gov</ref>*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1864 <ref name="red book">''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.</ref>*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1877 <ref name="earliest" />*<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1865<ref name="red book" /><br></center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Weld County, Colorado#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Weld County, Colorado#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Weld County, Colorado#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{CO Boundary Changes Intro|Weld}}
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*'''1861--'''Weld County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.
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*'''County seat:''' Greeley<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{CO Populated Places Intro|Weld}}
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The following are locations in Weld County, Colorado:
  
*[[Adams County, Colorado|Adams]]
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*[[Boulder County, Colorado|Boulder]]
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*[[Broomfield County, Colorado|Broomfield]]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Populated Places in Weld County'''
*[[Kimball County, Nebraska|Kimball County, Nebraska]]
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*[[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie County, Wyoming]]
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| width="33%" valign="middle" | <center>'''Cities'''</center>
*[[Larimer County, Colorado|Larimer]]
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| width="32%" valign="middle" | <center>'''Towns'''</center>
*[[Logan County, Colorado|Logan]]
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| width="32%" valign="middle" | <center>'''Unincorporated'''</center>
*[[Morgan County, Colorado|Morgan]]
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Brighton *<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Ault<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Briggsdale<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Dacono<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Berthoud ***<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Carr<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Evans<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Eaton<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Dearfield<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Fort Lupton<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Erie **<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Galeton<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Greeley<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Firestone<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Gill<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Longmont **<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Frederick<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Hereford<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Northglenn *<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Garden City<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Keota<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Thornton *<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Gilcrest<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Roggen<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Grover<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Stoneham<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Hudson<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Tampa<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Johnstown ***<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Wattenburg<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Keenesburg<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Kersey<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>La Salle<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Lochbuie *<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Lucerne<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Mead<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Milliken<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Nunn<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Pierce<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Platteville<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Raymer<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Severance<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>Windsor ***<br></center>
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'''* partly in Adams County'''<br>'''** partly in Boulder County'''<br>'''***''' '''partly in Larimer County
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{CO Historical Timeline Intro|Weld}}
  
*Centennial State Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution [http://www.coloradodar.org/chapters/centennialstate/cemeteries.html Cemetery Project]
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== Resources ==
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/cemeterylist.html Weld County Cemeteries] on Weld County Genealogical Society web page
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{{CO Resources Intro|Weld}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{CO Bible Intro|Weld}}
  
{{Census|Colorado}}  
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{CO Biographies Intro|Weld}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{CO Business Records Intro|Weld}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CO Cemeteries Intro|Weld}}
  
*Greeley
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Weld County, Colorado''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=7&GScnty=302&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://hometownchronicles.com/co/weld/cems.html COGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/weld.htm#cemeteries COGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/colorado/weld.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://coloradogravestones.org/search.php?cid=62&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Colorado Gravestones]
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* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Weld%20County%2C%20Colorado%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|434620|760252|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=+Weld+County%2C+Colorado+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
  
==== Court  ====
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=7&CScnty=302 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
  
==== Land  ====
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*Centennial State Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution [http://centennialstate.coloradodar.org/cemeteries.html Cemetery Project]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/cemeterylist.html Weld County Cemeteries] on the Weld County Genealogical Society web page.
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{CO Census Intro|Weld}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{Census|Colorado}}
  
==== Military  ====
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*'''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
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{CO Church Intro|Weld}}
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'''''Congregational'''''<br>
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For a brief history with a list of churches and their organization date, click on [http://coloradogenealogy.com/history1/congregational_church_colorado.htm Congregational Church in Colorado].
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
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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] ($).
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=== Court Records ===
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{{CO Court Intro|Weld}}
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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.
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=== Directories ===
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{{CO Directories Intro|Weld}}
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'''1902 and 1911''' For 1902 medical directories and 1911 business directories click on [http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/weld/history/directories.htm UsGenWeb Weld County Directories].
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Also see [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/contents-dir.html Weld County Directories] from the Weld County Genealogical Society.
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{CO Emigration Intro|Weld}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{CO Ethnic Groups Intro|Weld}}
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==== African Americans ====
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{{CO African Americans Intro|Weld}}
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There was a small colony between Greeley and Fort Morgan. To learn more, see [http://www.weldgenerations.org/Dearfield.html Dearfield], a Weld County Genealogical Society project.
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'''1909-1946''' The Colorado State Archives has school records available in this online database [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Archives Search].<br> Dearfield and surrounding area School Census 1909 - 1946
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{CO Funeral Homes Intro|Weld}}
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{CO Genealogies Intro|Weld}}
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For some Weld County names and sources, see [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/contents.htm Weld County Master Index] courtesy of the Weld County Genealogical Society.
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{CO Guardianship Intro|Weld}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{CO Land Intro|Weld}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{CO Histories Intro|Weld}}
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{{CO History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{CO Maps Intro|Weld}}
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[[Image:Coweld.jpg|300px|Coweld.jpg]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{CO Migration Intro|Weld}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{CO Military Intro|Weld}}
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{CO Naturalization Intro|Weld}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CO Newspapers Intro|Weld}}
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{{CO Newspaper abstracts|Weld}}
  
 
*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]
  
==== Poor Records ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{CO Obituaries Intro|Weld}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{CO Other Records Intro|Weld}}
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'''''Poor Records'''''<br>
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'''1902-1913''' [https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search Colorado State Archives] has put an Index to the Weld County Poor Records for 1902-1913 on-line.
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{CO Periodicals Intro|Weld}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CO Probate Intro|Weld}}
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'''Online Records
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*'''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 '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{CO Schools Intro|Weld}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{CO Tax Intro|Weld}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{CO Vital Intro|Weld}}
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See '''[[Colorado Vital Records]]'''.
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==== Birth ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Birth Intro|Weld}}
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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>
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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.
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==== Marriage ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Weld}}
  
[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.  
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The Weld County Recorder's office will search their indexes if you call or come in to the office. If a record is found, a copy can be purchased in person or by mail. Call 970 353-3840.
  
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1853-2006''' {{RecordSearch|1932434|Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index/images
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*'''1859-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4364 Colorado Marriages, 1859-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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*'''1864-1995''' {{RecordSearch|1942851|Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1900-1939''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60251 Colorado, Statewide Marriage Index, 1900-1939] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Death Intro|Weld}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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Death records may become public records when 75 years have elapsed after the date of death. <ref name="registrar" />
  
'''[[Colorado Vital Records Search|Colorado Vital Records Search]]'''
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To obtain a recent death certificate, you must show a direct and tangible interest to the deceased. Relatives include wife, mother, father, child (if they are listed on the death certificate). If they are not listed on the death certificate they must show proof of relationship. This would include maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents, siblings if they can prove chain of relationship. If you have questions on this please call the Weld County Department of Public Health office at 970 304-6410.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Divorce ====
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{{CO Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Weld}}
  
[http://necoheritage.org Northeastern Colorado Heritage League]<br>PO Box 337241<br>Greeley, CO 80633<br>
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Weld County divorces take place in Colorado’s 19th Judicial District. To obtain copies of divorce records there are fees for searching and for copies.
  
Dacono Public Library<br>512 Cherry Street<br>Dacono, CO 80514<br>Telephone: 303-833-2317<br>
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Weld County Combined Courts 970 475-2400.
  
[http://www.youseemore.com/WindsorSeverance/default.asp Windsor-Severance Library District]<br>720 Third Street<br>Windsor, CO 80550<br>Telephone: 970-686-5603<br>
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{CO Research Facilities Intro|Weld}}
  
[http://www.mylibrary.us/ High Plains&nbsp;Library District]<br>1939 61st Avenue<br>Greeley, CO 80634<br>Telephone: 970-506-8550<br>
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=== Archives ===
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{{CO Archives Intro|Weld}}
  
&nbsp;[[[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs%7CWeld County Genealogical Society]]<br>P.O. Box 278<br>Greeley, CO 80632<br>  
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{{CO Archives}}<br><br>'''(1876-1981) '''Weld County Probate Cases <br>'''1902-1913''' Weld County Poor Record <br>'''1931''' Weld County Old Age Pensions <br>Weld County WW1 Vets
  
[http://jhs1.netfirms.com/ The Johnstown Historical Society]<br>701 Charlotte St.<br>Johnstown, Colorado 80534<br>Telephone 970-587-0278<br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
[http://www.spvhs.org/index.html South Platte Valley Historical Society]<br>PO Box 633<br>Fort Lupton, CO 80621<br>
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*[[Greeley Colorado Family History Center]]
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*[[Loveland Colorado Family History Center]]
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{CO Libraries Intro|Weld}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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'''Dacono Public Library'''<br>512 Cherry Street<br>Dacono, CO 80514<br>Telephone: 303-833-2317<br>[http://www.ci.dacono.co.us/379/Library Website]<br><br>
*[[Greely Colorado Family History Center]]
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'''Windsor-Severance Library - Clearview Library District'''<br>720 Third Street<br>Windsor, CO 80550<br>Telephone: 970-686-5603<br>[http://clearviewlibrary.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''High Plains Library District'''<br>1939 61st Avenue<br>Greeley, CO 80634<br>Telephone: 970-506-8550<br>[http://www.mylibrary.us/ Website]
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=== Museums ===
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{{CO Museums Intro|Weld}}
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== Societies ==
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{{CO Societies Intro|Weld}}
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'''Northeastern Colorado Heritage League'''<br>PO Box 337241<br>Greeley, CO 80633<br>[http://necoheritage.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Weld County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 278<br>Greeley, CO 80632<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/ Website]<br><br>
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'''The Johnstown Historical Society'''<br>701 Charlotte St.<br>Johnstown, Colorado 80534<br>Telephone: 970-587-0278<br>[http://johnstownhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''South Platte Valley Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 633<br>Fort Lupton, CO 80621<br>[http://www.spvhs.org/index.html Website]<br><br>
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{CO Websites Intro|Weld}}
  
*{{FHL|Colorado%2C+Weld|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205491|Colorado|Weld}}- 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://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Weld/ Weld County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CO/Weld/ Weld County, Colorado Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/.htm Weld County Genealogical Society]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/ Weld County Genealogical Society]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/contents.htm Weld County Master Index]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cowcgs/contents.htm Weld County Master Index]
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== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{CO Research Guides Intro|Weld}}
  
<references />{{Colorado|Colorado}} {{Colorado-stub}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Weld_County,_Colorado]]
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{{Colorado|Colorado}}
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Latest revision as of 03:59, 25 March 2017

United StatesGotoarrow.png Colorado Gotoarrow.png Weld County

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

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County Facts
County seat: Greeley
Organized: November 1, 1861
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Adams  • Boulder  • Broomfield  • Kimball (NE)  • Laramie (WY)  • Larimer  • Logan  • Morgan
See County Maps
Courthouse
ColoradoWeldCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Weld County Courthouse
1402 17th Street
Greeley, CO 80631-1123
Phone: 970.353.3840
Weld County Website

Weld County Clerk and Recorder
1402 North 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: (970) 353-3840
Weld Co. Clerk and Recorder Website

Department of Public Health and Environment
1555 North 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: 970 304-6410
Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records[2]
Weld County Birth and Death Information at Department of Public Heath and Environment.

Weld County, Colorado Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1888 [3]*
1864 [4]*
1877 [3]*
1865[4]

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

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • 1861--Weld County was created 1 November 1861 as an original county.
  • County seat: Greeley[1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in Weld County, Colorado:

Populated Places in Weld County
Cities
Towns
Unincorporated
Brighton *
Ault
Briggsdale
Dacono
Berthoud ***
Carr
Evans
Eaton
Dearfield
Fort Lupton
Erie **
Galeton
Greeley
Firestone
Gill
Longmont **
Frederick
Hereford
Northglenn *
Garden City
Keota
Thornton *
Gilcrest
Roggen

Grover
Stoneham

Hudson
Tampa

Johnstown ***
Wattenburg

Keenesburg


Kersey


La Salle


Lochbuie *


Lucerne


Mead


Milliken


Nunn


Pierce


Platteville


Raymer


Severance


Windsor ***

* partly in Adams County
** partly in Boulder County
*** partly in Larimer County

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Weld 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

Census Records

For tips on accessing Weld 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

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.

Congregational

For a brief history with a list of churches and their organization date, click on Congregational Church in Colorado.

Lutheran

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

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

1902 and 1911 For 1902 medical directories and 1911 business directories click on UsGenWeb Weld County Directories.

Also see Weld County Directories from the Weld County Genealogical Society.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

African Americans

There was a small colony between Greeley and Fort Morgan. To learn more, see Dearfield, a Weld County Genealogical Society project.

1909-1946 The Colorado State Archives has school records available in this online database Archives Search.
Dearfield and surrounding area School Census 1909 - 1946

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

For some Weld County names and sources, see Weld County Master Index courtesy of the Weld County Genealogical Society.

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.


Local Histories

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

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:

Obituaries

Other Records

Poor Records

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

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.

See Colorado Vital Records.

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

The Weld County Recorder's office will search their indexes if you call or come in to the office. If a record is found, a copy can be purchased in person or by mail. Call 970 353-3840.

Death

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

To obtain a recent death certificate, you must show a direct and tangible interest to the deceased. Relatives include wife, mother, father, child (if they are listed on the death certificate). If they are not listed on the death certificate they must show proof of relationship. This would include maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents, siblings if they can prove chain of relationship. If you have questions on this please call the Weld County Department of Public Health office at 970 304-6410.

Divorce

Weld County divorces take place in Colorado’s 19th Judicial District. To obtain copies of divorce records there are fees for searching and for copies.

Weld County Combined Courts 970 475-2400.

Research Facilities

Archives

The Colorado State Archives has the following records available for Weld 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

(1876-1981) Weld County Probate Cases
1902-1913 Weld County Poor Record
1931 Weld County Old Age Pensions
Weld County WW1 Vets

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

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

Windsor-Severance Library - Clearview Library District
720 Third Street
Windsor, CO 80550
Telephone: 970-686-5603
Website

High Plains Library District
1939 61st Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634
Telephone: 970-506-8550
Website

Museums

Societies

Northeastern Colorado Heritage League
PO Box 337241
Greeley, CO 80633
Website

Weld County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 278
Greeley, CO 80632
Website

The Johnstown Historical Society
701 Charlotte St.
Johnstown, Colorado 80534
Telephone: 970-587-0278
Website

South Platte Valley Historical Society
PO Box 633
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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), Weld County, Colorado. Page 101 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Earliest Colorado Vital Records on File in Colorado Counties, pub. by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, online at www.colorado.gov
  4. 4.0 4.1 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.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Letter from Colorado State Registrar, Dated September 1, 2011. Policy Number 2011- 08. http://www.colorado.gov
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