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Arapahoe County Resources

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Arapahoe County
Clerk & Recorder

5334 S. Prince St.
Littleton, CO 80166-0060
Telephone: (303) 795-4520

Issues marriage licenses, records real estate transactions, issues liquor licenses, registers voters, conducts elections, operates Motor Vehicles Division in Arapahoe County for titling vehicles and issuing license plates.

Contact Colorado State Archives for marriage records from 1903 to 1966.

County Court - Division A
PO Box 2066
1790 West Littleton Boulevard
Littleton, Colorado 80120

County Court - Division B
PO Box 2066
15400 East 14th Place
Aurora, Colorado 80011-5877

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Vital Records For Arapahoe County

Vital Records Office
Colorado Dept of Health
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Recorded message: (303) 756-4464
Phone request: (303) 692-2200
Fax: (800) 423-1108

Birth Records
Cost: $15.00
State office has birth records beginning 1910. State office also has birth records for some counties for years before 1910. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $6.00.

Death Records Cost: $15.00
State office has death records beginning 1900. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $6.00. Check or money order should be made payable to Colorado Department of Health. Personal checks are accepted. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (303) 756-4464. This will be a recorded message.

Divorce Records Cost: $12.00
Certified copies are not available from State Health Department. Statewide index of records for 1900-39 and 1968 to present. Copies are available from Clerk of District Court in county where divorce was granted. The fee is for verification.

Marriage Records Cost: $12.00
Certified copies are not available from State Health Department. Statewide index of records for 1900-39 and 1975 to present. Copies are available from County Clerk in county where license was issued. The fee is for verification.

Contact County Clerk for land and probate records.
Contact Colorado State Archives for marriage records from 1903 to 1966.

Division of Archives and Public Records
Department of Administration
1313 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-2358; 303-866-2390
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 4:45 pm, except holidays

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Genealogical and Historical Societies

Aurora Historical Society
1140 Beeler St.
Aurora, CO 80010
Contact: Ruth Fountain, President, (303) 337-5131(H), E-mail: [email protected]

Meetings: last Tuesdays of odd-numbered months, 7pm, at the Aurora Senior Citizens Center, 30 Del Mar Circle, Aurora. $5/yr dues; includes bimonthly newsletter. Collects, preserves, & disseminates information concerning the history of Aurora.

Aurora Genealogical Society
P O Box 31732
Aurora CO 80041-0732
Library: 303-326-8619
H: 303-363-6290
President: Dorothy Bernay Email: [email protected]
or: Marion Baumann

Meets 4th Tues. alternating between 1:00 PM and evening 7:00 PM Community Room of Aurora North Branch Library, 1298 Peoria St, except July, August and December.

Colorado Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 9218
Denver, CO 80209-0218
(303) 571-1535

Promotes genealogical research & education. Provides materials support to the Denver Public Library. Collects & preserves genealogical records. Meets 3rd Friday of each month, 7:00 pm, generally at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2300 South Patton Court (at Iliff Avenue), Denver, CO 80219. No meetings in July, Aug., or Dec. $25/yr dues, individual; $30, family or institution; includes newsletter & quarterly magazine. CGS/Computer Interest Group also meets at Christ the King Lutheran Church meets the 2nd Monday of every month6437 W. Arbor Drive Littleton, CO 80123-3827

Colorado Historical Society
1300 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
303-866-3682 (9-4:30; taped msg after hrs)

Collects, preserves, & interprets the history of Colorado & the West. Annual membership ranges from $18/student/active-volunteer, to $1000; $40/family/dual includes most publications, free admission to historic sites, & reduced fees for most events. Some bilingual support available.

Daughters of the American Revolution
To promote awareness of American history. Must have a relative who fought in the American Revolution. Meetings: call for time and location. Dues about $30/year.

Foothills Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 150382
Lakewood, CO 80215-0382
Mary Hendrix, President

General Meeting - 2nd Wednesday Afternoon, 1:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 8210 West 10th Ave., Lakewood, CO. 
Evening Meetings -4th Monday, 7:15 pm at Peace Lutheran Church, 5675 Field St., Arvada, CO

Objectives: to promote an interest in genealogy; to encourage and instruct members in genealogical research; to locate, preserve, and index public and private genealogical records; to publish genealogical and historical information; and to assist and support any genealogical library in Colorado that is open to the public

Greenwood Village Historical Society
1505 S. Norfolk St.
Aurora, CO 80017
303-755-5404 (days & evenings)
Natli VanDerWerken, President 303-771-3803 (evenings)

Preserves the historical heritage of the City of Greenwood Village and surrounding area. Works closely with the Littleton Museum. Helped complete restoration of Curtis School, which opened in Sept. 1991. Call for info on meeting times and place. Newsletter. Dues are $10/yr. for individuals and $15/yr. for families.

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Family History Centers

LDS Church
950 Laredo
Aurora, CO 80017
Phone (303) 367 - 0570
Hours: Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

LDS Church
6705 South Webster
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: (303) 972 - 4771
Hours: Tuesday/Thursday. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a/m/ - 12 noon

For a list of More FHC Click Here

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Arapahoe Library District (Arapahoe County, Colorado)
Text Only Website Version

Koelbel Public Library (Main Library)
5955 South Holly Street
Littleton, Colorado 80121-3460
Gerry Garzon, Director
Phone: 303-220-7704
Fax: 303-220-1651
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Aurora, Colorado Library District
Central Library
14949 E. Alameda Drive
Aurora, Colorado 80012
Online Catalog

Genealogy Collection:  This small basic collection of material supports research into family histories. Additional research materials are available through Interlibrary Loan Service. Open 70.5 hours per week. Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Englewood Public Library
3400 S. Elati St.
Englewood, CO 80110
303-762-2550(voice)762-2548(TTY) - Circulation
303-762-2555(voice)762-2549(TTY) - Reference
(Open Hours: 10-9,M-Th;10-5:30,F&Sat;1-5,Sun-school yr)
Hank Long, Director

Littleton Library
Bemis Public Library
6014 South Datura Street
Littleton CO 80120
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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15001 E. Alameda Dr.
Aurora, CO 80012
739-6660(8-5, M-F; voice mail)
Alice Lee Main, Cultural Arts Admin.
(Museum Hours: 11am - 4 pm, Tues - Sun)

Visit the . Changing exhibits offer history of Aurora and other topics of interest. Call for info about classes, lectures, and other special events. Research library open by appointment. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday through Sunday.

Colorado Grange Museum at the Plains Conservation Center
21901 E. Hampden Ave.
Aurora, CO 80013
Gladys Storey, Curator 295-6396
Gladys Inness, President

Museum open by reservation only. Call above numbers or 690-7393. Features exhibits of memoribilia of the oldest farm fraternal organization in the U.S. Museum represents different aspects of the history of the grange. Colorado State Grange organized in 1874, 2 years before Colorado became a state.

Littleton Historical Museum
6028 S. Gallup St
Littleton, CO 80120
Lorena Donahue, Acting Dir.
(970) 795-3950(Museum open 8-5, T-F; 10-5, Sa; 1-5, Su) (Museum Library open Mondays, 8-5, by appt.)

Offers 3 galleries with changing exhibits, an 1860's living-history farm, a turn-of-the-century living-history farm, Littleton's 1st schoolhouse, a working blacksmith shop, & an 1890's ice house. Programs for classes/groups, by appt. only. Call for group fee structure. No individual admission fee. Donations accepted.

Melvin Schoolhouse Museum-Library
16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd. at Laredo
Aurora, CO 80015
693-1500, x5258 (reservations & info)

Built in 1922 & used continuously until 1949. The schoolhouse today serves the community as an old-fashioned classroom for students of all ages, & is open to the public for browsing & library research. Used to teach classes K-12. There are three or four various museum displays throughout the year. Available as a meeting place for appropriate groups. For reservations call the above number.

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Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
6601 S Colorado Blvd
Littleton, CO 80121-3200
Phone: (303)771-3960

Evergreen Cemetery

200 E 168th Ave
Broomfield, CO 80020-8967
Phone: (303)451-6674

Melvin-Lewis Cemetery

Aurora, CO

Littleton Cemetery Assn

6155 S Prince St
Littleton, CO 80120-2552

The Political Graveyard

Mount Nebo Cemetery
11658 E Colfax Ave
Aurora, CO 80010-5006
Phone: (303)366-8264

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Funeral Homes

Chapel Hill Mortuary
6601 S Colorado Blvd
Littleton, CO 80121-3200
Phone: (303)771-3960

Drinkwine Family Mortuary
999 W Littleton Blvd
Littleton, CO 80120-2303
Phone: (303)794-6376

Berthod Funeral Home
549 4th
Berthod, CO 80513
(970) 532-2021

Family Funeral Care
2775 South Broadway
Englewood, CO 80110
Phone: (303)781-7597
Fax: (303)789-2599

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Arapahoe County, Colorado 1870 Census Mortality Schedule

Arapahoe County, Colorado 1880 Census Index Partial

Arapahoe County, Colorado 1880 Census Transcription Partial

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Arapahoe County Churches in Yahoo Yellow Pages

A Page on Naturalization Records.

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Thank you for visiting Arapahoe County!

Arapahoe County Coordinator: Denise Wells 
Colorado State Coordinator: Sundee Maynez
Assistant State Coordinator:  Gail Meyer Kilgore

© 2003-2008 by Denise Wells, Arapahoe County GenWeb Coordinator;  © 2003 by Sheila Hanna; © 2001-2003 by Leona L. Gustafson, previous County Coordinator;   © 1999, 2000 by, Kelly Jensen-Mullins, previous County Coordinator;   © 1998 by Mary Ann Hetrick, previous County Coordinator; COGenWeb Project logo created by Leroy Oldham;  Background & graphics created especially for Arapahoe County COGenWeb Project by Kelly Jensen-Mullins © 1999, 2000, 2001;  USGenWeb Project logo © USGenWeb Project and rights are limited to use on an official USGenWeb Project Page    

Information last updated on March 14, 2008Monday, 10-Sep-2018 12:07:53 MDT.