Clear Creek County, Colorado
Genealogical Resources Page
|Historic Georgetown, Inc.|
Attn: Jonathan Held, Curator
P. O. Box 667
Georgetown, CO 80444
|Foothills Genealogical Society|
The Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Inc. has been publishing original records for Gilpin, Clear Creek, Jefferson and Park counties, both as stand-alone publications and in its quarterly publication, the Inquirer, since its organization in 1980. Some material we have published does not exist elsewhere. Our Colorado Genealogical Chronicles Series is up to volume XXXII; our Colorado Collections Series up to volume XI. Additionally, we have indexed 36 publications for which no indexes previously existed.
Foothills has a "Genealogist" on its Executive Board, whose responsibility it is to respond to queries regarding family history research in the 4-county area we serve. A small fee of $10.00 is charged to cover the cost of copying and postage. (These fees go as donations to the library fund for the Jefferson County Public Library and are tax deductible.)
Foothills Genealogical Society may be reached at P. O. Box 150382, Lakewood CO 80215-0382. (Web page: http://www.foothillsgenealogy.org.) We maintain an office in the Jefferson County Public Library (Lakewood Public Library) at 20th and Miller Streets in Lakewood and are wholly responsible for the genealogy collection shelved in that library - books, periodicals, microfilm/microfiche, and CD-rom, with associated software. Phone number (303) 232-1483 ext: 2306, e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Idaho Springs Library|
219 14th Avenue
Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452
Hours: Monday 1p-7p, Tuesday-Friday Noon-6p, Saturday 10a-5p, Sunday closed
|John Tomay Memorial Library|
605 6th Street
Georgetown, Colorado 80444
Hours: Monday 1030a-430p, Tuesday 1030a-7p, Wednesday 1030a-430p, Thursday Noon-7p, Friday Noon-5p, Saturday 10a-2p, Sunday closed
A partial index of the Idaho Springs Cemetery is in the archives (thanks to Dick and June Ross and Beth Mellentine).
This is an excellent book about the early days of the town of Empire and the mining that went on in that area. There are many references to events in the surrounding areas of Georgetown, Idaho Springs, etc. If you are interested in Clear Creek County history, locate a source and get this book. The index of the book includes these family names. Contact: Don Stanwyck for more information.
A short, well-written history of Georgetown and the local area. The index mentions these family names, genearlly those who participated in starting the histroy society or contributing to the book. Contact: Don Stanwyck for more information.
This book is a travelogue of the old mining camps in Clear Creek County. It provides a useful set of descriptions of the old towns that will add color to your stories of the miners who lived there. Available from the author (by mail) at 8254 S. Jackson Street, Littleton, Colorado 80122-3629. Price $5.95 plus $1.50 postage and handling; Colorado residents add 3.2% sales tax. Contact: Don Stanwyck for more information.
A wonderful travelogue of the old mining towns of Colorado. Includes a mix of travelogue and history, descriptions of the mining operations and many beautiful drawings of building and other historical sites in the mining towns, all drawn by the author, an art department professor at the University of Colorado. Contact: Don Stanwyck for more information.
There are a number of mine claims, sheriff's sales, etc., that include Stephen or Louis HERRINGTON. They will be indexed here later.