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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Aspen Historical Society — Archive Aspen, Colrado

The city of Aspen is the county seat of Pitkin County, Colorado. It is located in the central part of the state. The Aspen Historical Society has made a number of resources available on its Archive Aspen website.

Click on the Historic Directories & Records icon to access the document resources.

City Directories & Phone Books
The site includes more than twenty city directories and telephone books from various years between 1885 and 1950. Click on the date link to view the directory images.

Marriage Records
Volume XI of Colorado Genealogical Etcetera indexes Pitkin County marriages from 1882 through 1930. The data in each record includes groom's full name, bride's full name, and date of the marriage. The volume is in chronological order, and there is an index by surname if you do not know the year the couple married.

Census Records
This section contains indexes to various census records for Pitkin County. There are indexes to the 1900 through 1930 U.S. federal census and the 1885 Colorado state census. The data fields for the state census include last name, first name/initials, race, male, female, age, single, married, divorced, and nativity

Cemetery Records
The Aspen Historical Society compiled and published a volume of Colorado Genealogical Etcetera containing tombstone transcriptions for four Pitkin County cemeteries: Aspen Red Butte, Aspen Ute, Aspen Grove, and Basalt There is a surname index to the volume.

Naturalization Records
This section contains an alphabetical index to naturalization records for the period from 1888 to 1908 for Pitkin County. The data fields are name, country of birth or allegiance, and date of naturalization.

Click on the Photo Gallery icon to access more than 10,000 images. You can browse through the complete collection or search the image database by keywords. There is also an advanced search function, which enables you to search by keywords, title, subject, creator, object name/other name, people, place, and more. In addition, you can view samples of “Top Pick” photographs in slideshow format.

Also available is a link to the Colorado Historic Newspaper site, where you can browse and search a dozen Pitkin County newspapers.


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