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Douglas County, Colorado Facts
When was Douglas County, CO Created?
Douglas County was established on November 1, 1861.
Douglas County, CO Vital Records
Where can find Douglas County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Douglas County vital records can be found at the Colorado Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Colorado for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Douglas County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Colorado Birth Certificate, Marriage Verification, Divorce Verification, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
Douglas County, CO Census Records
What Douglas County, CO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Douglas County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Douglas Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Douglas Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1880. Douglas Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Douglas County, CO Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Douglas County, CO?
A list of Douglas County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Colorado Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Colorado Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Colorado State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Columbine Genealogical And Historical Society, P.O. Box 2074, Littleton CO 80161-2074
- Castle Rock Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1881, Castle Rock, CO 80104
- Highlands Ranch Genealogical Society, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd, Highlands Ranch Colorado 80129-2378
- Littleton Historical Society, 6028 S Gallup St., Littleton CO 80120-2703; (303) 795-3950
- Douglas County, Colorado Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Douglas County, Colorado Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Douglas County (usgwarchives.net)
Douglas County, CO Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Douglas County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Douglas County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Colorado courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Colorado residents.
The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Douglas County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Colorado Corthouse Records Research Guide.
Original county seat at Franktown. Small part of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Reservations added in 1870. Courthouse burned in 1978 but minimal loss of records.
- Douglas County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 301 Wilcox St, Castle Rock, CO 80104-2454
- Douglas County Clerk & Recorder
- Marriage Records: 1864
- Land Records: 1863
- Douglas County Clerk of Courts
- Probate Records: 1861?
- Court Records: 1861?
- Tri-County Health Department
- Birth / Death Records: 1894–1908
Where can I connect with other Douglas County, CO Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Douglas County, CO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Douglas County.