Genealogy

Your genealogy is the story of you. Are you interested in discovering your family story? The following resources may be helpful in your research:

Bureau of Land Management (BLM), General Land Office (GLO)

Millions of Federal land title records issued between 1820 and 1908. Military Land Warrants issued to soldiers as a reward for military service are currently being added including digitized records dating back to 1810.

Colorado Government Vital Records

Comprehensive resource for locating vital records on the Internet. Colorado birth certificates, death records, marriage licenses and more.

Cyndi’s List

This website provides categorized or otherwise organized links for online genealogical resources. As with all online resources, the site provides places to search or resources to consider as you seek direct and indirect evidence of your family history.

FamilySearch and the FamilySearch Research Wiki

This free website is a great resource to search records, find resources, and access services of the largest genealogy organization in the world.

NSDAR Genealogical Research System (GRS)

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution provides this free system to help you with your genealogical research. The GRS is a collection of databases that provide access to the many materials amassed by DAR since its founding in 1890. DAR members across the country are passionate ambassadors for genealogical preservation and research, and the National Society is committed to being a premier provider of genealogical resources. The online databases are the culmination of 10 years of work by members volunteering to scan and index vast genealogical resources consisting of Bible records, marriage records, wills, deeds, obituaries or a variety of other records.

The Ted Kierscey Collection

Early images of Montrose (Colorado) and the Uncompahgre River.

Linkpendium

Linkpendium is an outstanding online resource which provides numerous links for a searched surname and/or geographic location. The developers have made free resources a priority, including those provided by libraries, genealogical groups, historical societies, government offices, and individuals.

Montrose Genealogy Center by Fore-Kin Trails Genealogical Society

With support from the Fore-Kin Trails Genealogical Society, the Montrose Genealogy Center seeks to “promote interest in genealogical research, share knowledge and resources, locate and preserve records and assist in the expansion of genealogical materials in the Montrose area.”

National Archives – Archival Research Catalog

Online catalog of historically valuable materials of the U.S. Government dating back to the Revolutionary War era. Over 153,000 of the over six billion records have been digitized and made available through the online search.

The USGenWeb Project

This volunteer-run and free system of websites was originally founded with the goal to serve as a single entry point for genealogical resources within a set geographical area. Available records include census records, tombstones, deed records, local courthouse and government information, ancestor photos, historical landscape photos, newspaper articles, transcriptions of journals and diaries, historical maps and much more.