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LCGS Genealogy Help and Resources

The following databases are courtesy of our society; cities of Berthoud, Fort Collins, Loveland, and Wellington; Fort Collins Family History Center; the Coloradoan Newspaper; Larimer County Clerk’s Office; and Larimer County District Court. Enjoy your research and thank you for visiting our website!

These databases are copyrighted and may not be distributed for sale in any format without the express permission of the Larimer County Genealogical Society or its contributors mentioned above. Email our Publications Chair for more info.

Tip: All genealogists should cite their sources when using these databases, if entering your ancestor information into a family tree, pedigree chart, or genealogy software. The primary sources for these databases are the contributors, not our society.

1885 State Census, Larimer County, Colorado

An index to the Larimer County and what is now Jackson County entries in the 1885 Colorado State Census.

Tip: Go to the index section in the back of this publication database to find a list of names, then select the page for the preferred name.


Larimer County Cemeteries 1860-2005

An index for the different cemeteries in Larimer County by surname, given name, plots, and birth and death dates.

Tip: The intro page for each cemetery provides a map and details of the index. Additionally, there are two other websites on Larimer County cemeteries to visit as listed on the cemeteries webpage.


Divorce Index 1825-1950

An index for the divorce applications filed with the Larimer County District Court by surname, given name and year filed.

Tip: Select the bookmark index in the upper left to find surnames alphabetically.


General Index 1862-1872

Land transfers extracted from the original Larimer County Courthouse indexes 1862-1872. Indexed by Grantor, Grantee and by Date it includes Grantor, Grantee, Nature of Instrument, Time of Reception, Volume and Page are included.

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Marriage Index Volume I, 1858-1910

Extracted from the Larimer County, Colorado Marriage Indexes 1858-1910. Indexed by both bride and groom, this index includes marriages for Larimer and what is now Jackson County 1858-1909 and for Larimer County only in 1910. Bride’s Name, Groom’s name, Date Married, Date Filed, Book and Page are included.

Marriage Index Volume II, 1910-1950

Extracted from the Larimer County, Colorado Marriage Indexes 1910-1950. Indexed by groom by surnames in alphabetical order and indexed by brides by page numbers only. Groom’s Name, Bride’s Name, Date Married, Date Filed, Book and Page are included.


Fort Collins Coloradoan, Obituaries 1988-2002

This is the beginning of a project to digitize obituaries published in Larimer County publications. This index links to digital images of obituaries cut from the Fort Collins’ Coloradoan from March 1988 to August of 2002. More images are being uploaded to the web site, as they become available.

The index is by last name followed by first name and date the obituary appeared in the paper. Click on the name to see the image of the obituary.

http://www.coloradoan.com/obituaries/

Please Note: The Coloradoan Newspaper, has online archives from January 16, 2003 to present. Their archives contain other articles in addition to obits that may be useful to researchers. The search is free, but there is a charge to access articles. Their FC Coloradoan website details several methods of accessing the articles, buying individual articles, subscribing, etc. New articles are free for the first seven days. You can access these archives at the Coloradoan website. Enter your keywords in the search box at the top of the page, click on the “More” tab that appears and select “Archives”.


California Obituaries of Former Colorado Residents

Thanks to Eleanor E. Borkenhagen for these obituaries. Eleanor clips obituaries from the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register. As she clips them, Eleanor sorts them by counties and sends them to the genealogical society that has a connection with the person in the obituaries. The following are obituaries that Eleanor found that relate to Fort Collins and various outlying towns.

LCGS Publications and Databases Copyrights 1980-2013. All Rights Reserved!

The Larimer County Genealogical Society is here to help you with your research and questions. We are offering a combination of one-on-one assistance, connections to others, classes, databases, and web links. LCGS Help and Resources

LCGS Genealogy Help and Resources

Title Link Summary
Classes Education Classes and other Genealogy Education
Monthly Programs Monthly Programs Our monthly programs on the 3rd Thursday of each month provides expert speakers on genealogy topics
Databases Databases LCGS has collected and built numerous Larimer County databases
Indices Larimer County Indices LCGS has collected and built numbers Indices to public records or see our Guide to LCGS Databases below
Maps Maps Maps of Larimer County and Colorado
One-on-One Help Library Help Thursday LCGS volunteers are available for walkin help at Loveland and Fort Collins Libraries
Research Help Research Help Professional Research Assistance

Guide to LCGS Databases for Larimer County, Colorado

CATEGORY RESOURCE TYPE YEARS COVERED DIRECT LINK LINK TO DESCRIPTION
State Census Database (PDF) 1885 1885 State Census, Larimer County, Colorado 1885 State Census
Cemeteries Database (PDF) 1860-2005 Larimer County Cemeteries 1860-2005 Larimer County Cemeteries
Divorce Database (PDF) 1825-1950 Divorce Index 1825-1950 Divorce Index
Land Transfers Database (PDF) 1862-1872 Land Transfer aka General Index Land Transfers Larimer County
Marriage Database (PDF) 1858-1910 Marriage Index Volume I, 1858-1910 Marriage Index Vol I 1858-1910
Marriage Database (PDF) 1910-1950 Marriage Index Volume II, 1910-1950/a> Marriage Index Vol II 1910-1950
Obituaries Database (PDF) 1988-2002 Fort Collins Coloradoan, Obituaries 1988-2002 Obituaries 1988-2002
Obituaries Link 2003-present FC Coloradoan Website FC Coloradoan Obituaries
Obituaries Database (PDF) 2004-2008 California Obituaries of Former Colorado Residents Former Coloradans who Died in Los Angeles