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This Online Archives section contains a collection of various Colorado records preservation projects published by the Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society and its members. Each section is unique in effort, content, format and publication dates as explained in each individual introduction. Nearly half a million records of Colorado family history information is online in these archives. A large part of the data is localized to the Littleton, Colorado community area.

Active Ongoing Projects

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Obit IndexLittleton Independent Newspaper Obituary Indexing- 1999 Backward

This is a Columbine project to index obituaries from the Littleton Independent newspaper. Sources consist of local microfilms from the Littleton Historical Museum, Denver Public Library and History Colorado Museum. Copies of individual obituaries appearing here are available for a $20 fee.

Littleton Obituary Indexing Details

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Published Works Now Online

Civil WarColorado Territory Civil War Volunteer Records 1861-1865

Columbine published “Colorado Territory Civil War Volunteer Records 1861-1865″ in 1994, a comprehensive 454 page index of twelve fragile volumes of military issue ledger books at the Colorado State Archives. This collection contains a surname index of details for each soldier as well as a historical background of the units.

View Colorado Territory Civil War Volunteer Records


MarriagesArapahoe County, Colorado Marriages 1940-1965

Arapahoe County, Colorado 1940-1965 marriage records were indexed and published in three volumes by Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society in 2002-2003.  This database contains 37,746 names of both grooms and brides.

View Arapahoe County Marriage Index


Cem GateLittleton Cemetery Interment Records 1869-1981

Interment records of the Littleton, Colorado Cemetery were indexed and published in two volumes by Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society in 2003. This database contains over 8,000 burial records from two ledger books dating 1869-1981.

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Drinkwine MortuaryNickels-Hill-Drinkwine Mortuary Records 1915-1950

Index to seven funeral record books from Nickels-Hill-Drinkwine Mortuary of Littleton, Colorado. These records were were microfilmed by Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society in 1976. This index contains over 2,000 funeral records dating from 1915 to 1950.

View Nickels-Hill-Drinkwine Mortuary Index


Cem ColoCemeteries of Colorado – Guide to Locating Cemeteries

Published in 2006 by Donald R. and Doris S. Elliott, this 300 page book catalogs known Colorado burial sites by county. It does not contain burials or surnames, but provides an extensively researched alphabetic list of known statewide cemeteries.

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Co Cem IndexColorado Small Cemeteries Index

Compiled and published in three volumes by Donald R. and Doris S. Elliott in 2007, this project indexes burials in smaller cemeteries throughout Colorado. The work contains over 84,400 individual names of burials recorded in remote plains and mountain areas of Colorado.

Not available for viewing online at this time


Heritage IndexIndex to “Our Heritage: People of Douglas County” Book

In 2004, Jean S. Wilson and members of the Highlands Ranch Genealogical Society prepared this concise index to the 1984 Douglas County Historical Society book, “Our Heritage: People of Douglas County, Colorado“. This index and the original book are available at select Colorado front range libraries.

View Index to Our Heritage: People of Douglas County


Obit IndexLittleton United Methodist Church – Indexed Records 1894-1985

Index to the award-winning Littleton United Methodist Church record preservation publication, completed by Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society in 1996. The book’s 734 pages contain a fully indexed every-name abstract of various original membership records including a history of the congregation.

View Littleton United Methodist Church Records Index


EpiscopalEpiscopal Church Records for Littleton Congregations of St. Paul’s (1870-1919) & St. Timothy’s (1951-1983)

Index to the award-winning Littleton Episcopal Churches record preservation publication, completed by Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society in 1996. The book’s 630 pages contain a fully indexed every-name abstract of various original membership records including a history of the congregations.

View Index for Littleton Episcopal Churches


Obit IndexFirst Presbyterian Church of Littleton – Indexed Records 1883-1982

Index to the award-winning First Presbyterian Church record preservation publication, completed by Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society in 1995. The book’s 435 pages contain a fully indexed every-name abstract of various original membership records including a history of the congregation.

View Index for First Presbyterian Church of Littleton

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Member Publication Database at Denver Public Library

Colo PlacenamesPlace Names of Colorado – Genealogical & Historical Guide to Colorado Sites

This book was originally compiled by Columbine members Donald R. and Doris S. Elliott and published by Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc. in 1999. It is the most complete guide to be found of Colorado place names both past and present, and a valuable reference for the family history researcher.

View Online at Denver Public Library