Genealogy & Obituaries

Databases

Search by name of deceased or keyword in a growing list of newspapers, including the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News.

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Index to historical coverage of the United States and Canada from pre-history to the present.

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Images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, immigration lists and thousands of other databases. Not available for remote users.

Available in any Denver Public Library

Index to biographical information on people by time period, geographical location, and field of endeavor. Fact Sheet (PDF)

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Digital archives of the Denver Catholic Register from March 1900 to present (updated 2 times a year). Find local information on baptisms, marriages, deaths, and more.

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Complete set of U.S. Federal Census records from 1790-1930, over 25,000 full-text family and local histories, PERSI index to genealogy and local history articles. For help with HeritageQuest, see Help.

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New England Ancestors

Call or visit Western History & Genealogy in the Central Library to search New England Ancestors.

Available only in the Central Denver Public Library

Origins Network

Comprehensive and exclusive British and Irish genealogy record collections dating back to the 13th century. Call or visit Western History & Genealogy in the Central Library to search Origins Network.

Available only in the Central Denver Public Library

Locate a death certificate, find an obituary, discover cemetery records, track down probate records.

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