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Douglas County, Colorado
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Douglas County, Colorado Facts

When was Douglas County, CO Created?
Douglas County was established on November 1, 1861.

What is the County Seat of Douglas County, CO?
The County Seat is located in Castle Rock and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Douglas County, CO?
Bordering Counties are Jefferson CountyArapahoe CountyElbert CountyEl Paso CountyTeller County.

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 CertificateMarriage VerificationDivorce VerificationDeath 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 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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.

Douglas County, CO Courthouse and Government Records

Douglas County Courthouse

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.

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.

Douglas Co. CO Books, Newspapers & Publications

Douglas Co. CO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Douglas Co. CO Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Douglas Co. CO Census Records

Douglas Co. CO Cemeteries & Church Records

Douglas Co. CO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Douglas Co. CO General and History Websites

Douglas Co. CO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Douglas Co. CO Military Records

Douglas Co. CO Schools & Directories