Colorado Church Records

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This entry was originally written by Birdie Monk Holsclaw and Marsha Hoffman Rising CG, FUGA, FASG for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

This article is part of

the Colorado Family History Research series.
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Guide to Vital Statistics Records in Colorado—Church Records, published under the auspices of the WPA of the U.S. government, is housed at the Colorado State Historical Society. It is also available at the FHL and several other major repositories. The best collection of Roman Catholic records for northern Colorado is located in the Archdiocese of Denver, for east-central Colorado at the Archdiocese of Colorado Springs, and for the southern section at the Archdiocese of Pueblo. These records may be used by genealogical researchers. Contact Archdiocese of Denver, 1300 S. Steele, Denver, CO 80210; Archdiocese of Pueblo, 1001 Grand Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003; or Archdiocese of Colorado Springs, 228 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (for records beginning in 1984; prior records are in the Archdiocese of Denver).

Mary Troudt Mills has published numerous volumes of Colorado church records for the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. An updated listing can be found at the University of Northern Colorado Library’s website at www.unco.edu/library/gov/hist480/weld/religion.htm.

A few Colorado church records have been microfilmed and are available for loan through the FHL. A more detailed discussion of church records can be found in Hinckley’s article “Genealogical Research in Colorado” (see Background Sources for Colorado).

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