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Douglas County Genealogy Tools

Douglas County was one of the original counties of the Kansas and Colorado Territories. Settlement of the area started with the Colorado Gold Rush of 1859. Here are a list of links that could help you with your Douglas County genealogy research.

Guide to Genealogical Resources at the Douglas County Libraries
Local genealogy professional Deena Coutant put together an overview of resources available within the Douglas County Libraries to assist in your search.

Database of Douglas County Genealogy created by History Research Center Staff
Staff and volunteers have created a RootsMagic database of families from Douglas County. Includes references to the DCHRC's cemetery indexes, biography files and the census.

Search or Browse the Colorado Historic Newspapers
Browse or search for Douglas County newspapers through this database hosted by the Colorado State Library. Titles from Douglas County include: Castle Rock Journal 1881-1908 ; Record Journal of Douglas County 1908-1952 ; Douglas County News 1952-1980

Find your ancestors in the homestead records
This database of original homestead records from the Bureau of Land Management shows dates of completed homesteads, type of transfer (sale, homestead, etc.) and the location of the original tracts of land.

Douglas County Libraries' databases with AncestryPlus and MyHeritage
With your Douglas County Libraries card, you can search Ancestry.com (within the library) for free! You can access United States Census records from 1790-1940, and millions of other records from home using the MyHeritage database.

Douglas County news-press obituary / death index : Jan. 1, 1984-Dec. 31, 1993
This list of obituary dates allows you to more closely target your microfilm search at the Douglas County History Research Center.

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