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The Daily Genealogist: Larimer County Genealogical Society, Colorado

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
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Larimer County Genealogical Society, Colorado
Larimer County is located in northern Colorado, along the Wyoming border. Its county seat is Fort Collins.
1885 State Census, Larimer County, Colorado
When the 1885 state census was taken, Larimer County, which was created in 1861, included what is now Jackson County. Jackson County was created in 1909, from a section of Larimer County known as North Park. The information recorded in the census includes line number, dwelling number, surname, given name, color, sex, age, relationship, marital status, occupation, birthplace, father's birthplace, and mother's birthplace.
General Index - 1862-1872
This database contains records of land transfers in Larimer County between 1862 and 1872, transcribed from the original Larimer County Courthouse General Index books. The transfers are organized alphabetically by grantor and grantee. Data fields include grantee, grantor, nature of instrument, time of reception, volume, and page number(s).
Marriage Index Volume 1, 1858-1910
The records in this database were extracted from Larimer County marriage indexes from 1858 to 1910. The database includes marriages for both Larimer County and Jackson County. There is a brides index and a grooms index, both organized alphabetically by surname. The data fields in the indexes are book/page, bride's name, groom's name, date married, and date filed. The marriage database files are in PDF format.
Fort Collins Coloradoan Obituaries
The genealogical society has begun a project to digitize obituaries published in Larimer County publications. This database indexes digital images of obituaries from the Fort Collins Coloradoan from March 1988 to August 2002. The database is organized alphabetically by last name. The index includes last name, first name, and date on which the obituary appeared in the newspaper. The Coloradoan newspaper has a general online archive covering January 16, 2003, to the present. The archive may be searched for free, but there is a charge to access articles.
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