Genealogy Resources

LCGS Databases
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, ColoradoAn 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 1860-2005An 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 1825-1950An 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.Grantor/Grantee General Index 1862-1872Land 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.Give us a brief description of the service that you are promoting. Try keep it short so that it is easy for people to scan your page.Marriage Index Volume I, 1858-1910Extracted 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, 1910-1950Extracted 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 1988-2002This 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. 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 ResidentsThanks 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






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



LCGS has collected and built numerous Larimer County databases


Larimer County Indices

LCGS has collected and built numbers Indices to public records or see our
Guide to LCGS Databases below



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






State Census
Database (PDF)

1885 State Census, Larimer County, Colorado

1885 State Census

Database (PDF)

Larimer County Cemeteries 1860-2005

Larimer County Cemeteries

Database (PDF)

Divorce Index 1825-1950

Divorce Index

Land Transfers
Database (PDF)

Land Transfer aka General Index

Land Transfers Larimer County

Database (PDF)

Marriage Index Volume I, 1858-1910

Marriage Index Vol I 1858-1910

Database (PDF)

Marriage Index Volume II, 1910-1950/a>

Marriage Index Vol II 1910-1950

Database (PDF)

Fort Collins
Coloradoan, Obituaries 1988-2002

Obituaries 1988-2002


FC Coloradoan Website

FC Coloradoan Obituaries

Database (PDF)

California Obituaries of Former Colorado Residents

Former Coloradans who Died in Los Angeles

Archive Facilities

Colorado Historical Society 1300 Broadway Denver, CO 80203 303-866-3682 Website: Colorado State Archives 1313 Sherman, Room 1B20 Denver, CO 80203 303-866-2358 Website: Fort Collins Local History Archive The archive has recently moved to the Museum of Discovery and will re-open on November 10, 2012. New address: 408 Mason Court Fort Collins, CO 80524 …

Area Societies and Organizations

There are many other genelaogy and family history societies and organizations in the state of Colorado or any state in the USA. Below are several societies in Colorado. NOTE: Any underlined text below or on any of our webpages is a clickable link to a new webpage or document. Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies The …

Burial Records

Cemeteries of Larimer County, Colorado Vols. I-VI.Larimer County Headstone Transcriptions Larimer County Genealogical Society: Visit our online cemeteries at Online Cemetery Databases   or our Society Publications. Fort Collins Local History Archive Colorado Veterans’ Grave Registrations 1862-1949Colorado State Archives Database online: There are many abandoned cemeteries and gravesites located in Larimer County. Please see …

Census Records — State and Federal

Colorado Historical Society1300 Broadway Denver, CO 80203 303-866-3682 Website: Colorado State Archives 1313 Sherman, Room 1B20 Denver, CO 80203 303-866-2358 Website: Index to the 1870 Colorado census: Fort Collins Public Library – Main Branch 201 Peterson Street Fort Collins, Colorado 80524 970-221-6380 State census (microfilm): 1885 Federal census (microfilm): 1870-1910, Colorado only; …

Court Records

8th Judicial District – Jackson County Combined Court 396 Lafever St. Walden CO 80480 970-723-4363 Fax: 970-723-4337 mailto:[email protected] The 8th District includes all of Jackson and Larimer Counties. District Courts hear civil cases in any amount, as well as domestic relations, criminal, juvenile, probate, and mental health cases. District court decisions may be appealed …

Directories – City and County

Fort Collins Local History Archive 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins, Colorado 80524 970-221-6688 City and telephone books from 1902 to present. There are some gaps in the collection, notably from 1941-1947. Colorado Business Directory:  1881, 1882, 1885, 1899 Larimer County Directory: 1904, 1917, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1975-89, 1992/93 The Local History Archive now has all …

Funeral Homes

Allnutt Funeral Service – Drake Road Chapel 650 West Drake Road Fort Collins, CO 80526 970-482-3208 website: Allnutt Funeral Service – Hunter Chapel 2100 North Lincoln Avenue Loveland, CO 80538 970-667-1121 website: Allnutt Funeral Service – Riverside Chapel 1530 Riverside Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80524 970-482-2425 website: Bohlender Funeral Chapel121 West Olive …

Genealogy for Students & Girl Scouts

Larimer County Genealogical Society is pleased to offer genealogy research for students (grades K-12) creating a family history paper and Girl Scouts wanting to obtain their heritage fun badge. Our society recommends the following steps, special classes, genealogy videos, and webpages to learn how to find your ancestors. Educators and Girl Scout Leaders: This webpage …

Historic Marker Project

The Historic Marker Project of Friday’s Council Tree Chapter, NSDAR is the result of locating historic markers at Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins, CO that need restoration or serious cleaning. These markers were found during our eight-year project of photographing every marker in Grandview Cemetery, uploading ones not already found on Find a Grave and updating …

Immigration and Naturalization Records

Colorado State Archives 1313 Sherman, Room 1B20 Denver, CO 80203 303-866-2358 Website: Records for Larimer County: Index 1872-1958 Declarations of Intention 1872-1957 Final Documents 1874-1958 Certificate of Naturalization Stub Books 1907-1929 The United States Immigration and Citizendship Services also offers national records. A little-known program of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides …

Land Records

Advanced Planning Office 281 North College Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80524 970-221-6376 Information on historic homes and neighborhoods in the city of Fort Collins. Bureau of Land Management-Federal Land Patents Database of land patents issued by the federal government (search by state, then name): Larimer County Clerk and Recorder200 West Oak Street First Floor …


Berthoud Community Library District 236 Welch Avenue P.O. Box 1259 Berthoud, Colorado 80513 Phone: 970-532-2757 Website: Visit Berthoud Library Website Clearview Library at Windsor 720 Third Street Windsor, CO 80550 Phone: 970-686-5603 Has HeritageQuest genealogy database and research books Website: Visit Windsor Library Website Denver Public Library Western History & Genealogy Dept. 10 W. Fourteenth …

Local Family History Centers

Family History Centers are a wonderful resource for genealogists and family historians. Besides their access to the vast collection of microfilm and microfiche from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, each center has very knowledgeable volunteers, who can help guide visitors in researching their ancestors. At a Family History Center, visitors can search …


Colorado County Evolution by Dan Stanwick for the CoGen Web Project. This site tracks colorado county boundry changes from 1860 to the present Larimer County Genealogical Society Maps online Current Colorado counties Larimer County Township map (based on an 1899 map) Fort Collins Local History Archive Index to their Map Collection. The Archive also has …

Marriage Records

Larimer County Clerk and Recorder200 West Oak Street Fort Collins, CO 80521 970-498-7860 Fort Collins Museum Local History Archive 200 Mathews Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 The archive has the indexes for marriages from 1855-1950 as well as divorce and cemetery indexes. Larimer County Genealogical Society Online: Larimer County Marriage Index 1855-1910 Book: Larimer County …

Military Records

Colorado State Archives 1313 Sherman, Room 1B20 Denver, CO 80203 303-866-2358 Website: Select original records. There are several indexes online at: Larimer County World War II Army and Air Force casualties Online: Records and Histories by War: Select WWII Memorials Select Korean War Memorials

Newspapers and Obituaries

Berthoud Public Library 236 Welch Avenue Berthoud, Colorado 80513 970-532-2757 Microfilm of the Berthoud Recorder and the earlier Berthoud Bulletin from 1892 through 1997. Estes Park Public Library 335 East Elkhorn Ave. Estes Park, Colorado 80517 970-586-8116 Hard copies and/or microfilms of the 1908 Mountaineer, the Estes Park Trail from 1912-1914, Trail Talk for 1920, …

Online Databases – Free!

Besides all the FREE Internet databases listed below, we have listed many other Internet databases both FREE and fee based including the popular message boards and finding genealogy volunteer help by downloading our LCGS 2021 Popular Genealogy Websites. Below are many of the popular Colorado and Larimer County databases for FREE! Colorado Archived Newspapers The …

School Records

Thompson School District R2-J (Loveland and Berthoud) Request for student transcripts form Colorado State UniversityFort Collins, CO 80523 970-491-1944, Archive 970-491-7148, Registrar (historical transcripts) Front Range Community College4616 South Shields Street Fort Collins, CO 80526 970-226-2500 Poudre School District R-1 (Fort Collins area)2407 Laporte Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80521 970-490-3142, Records Center Fort Collins Museum …

Tax Records

Larimer County Treasurer’s Office 200 West Oak Street Second Floor Fort Collins, CO 80521 970-498-7020 Property tax and lien records @

Vital Records

Birth and Death Records Larimer County Colorado Vital Records Vital Statistics Office 1525 Blue Spruce Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524 970-498-6710 Note: Only people directly related can obtain birth and death records in Colorado. Proof of relationship is required. For more information and to order vital records through the Larimer County website: Select Larimer County …