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Weld County, Colorado (Map It) was created on November 1, 1861 as one of the 17 original counties of the Territory of Colorado. Weld County was named in honor of Lewis Ledyard Weld, the first Secretary of the Territory of Colorado. Learn More About State of Colorado History
Weld County is bordered by Kimball County, Nebraska (northeast), Logan County (east), Morgan County (east), Adams County (south), City and County of Broomfield (southwest), Boulder County (west), Larimer County (west), Laramie County, Wyoming (northwest).
Weld County Cities and Towns include Brighton, Dacono, Evans, Fort Lupton, Greeley, Longmont, Northglenn, Thornton, Ault, Berthoud , Eaton, Erie, Firestone, Frederick, Garden City, Gilcrest, Grover, Hudson, Johnstown, Keenesburg, Kersey, La Salle, Lochbuie, Lucerne, Mead, Milliken, Nunn, Pierce, Platteville, Raymer, Severance, Windsor.
A Map of Weld County, Colorado contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Weld County, Colorado Courthouse Records
Weld County, CO Courthouse
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Weld county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.
- Weld County Clerk & Recorder has Marriage Records from 1864 and has Land Records from 1865. The County Clerk & Recorder is responsible for recording deeds, marriage licenses, issuing passports, titling and registering automobiles, issuing driver's licenses, registering voters, administering elections and maintaining records for the Board of County Commissioners.
- Weld County Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1861? and has Court Records from 1861?.
- Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment has Birth / Death Records from 1872–1909
Weld County, Colorado Census Records
- Learn More: State of Colorado Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Population Schedules: 1885
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Weld County, Colorado Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Colorado Vital Records
- Birth Records: from July 1910 to present.
- Marriage Records: None, but are available from the County Clerk of District Court.
- Death Records: from 1900 to present.
- Divorce Records: None, but are available from the County Clerk of District Court.
- Locations: Vital Records Section, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, HSVRD-VS-A1, Denver, CO 80246-1530; PH (916) (303) 692-2224 General, (303) 756-4464 Information.
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Verification, Divorce Verification, Death Certificate Applications.
Weld County, Colorado Resources
- State of Colorado Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Colorado
- American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Northern Colorado Chapter
- Brighton Genealogy Society, 343 S. 21st Street, Brighton CO 80601-2525
- Greeley Heritage Association, 919 7th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631-4174
- South Platte Valley Historical Society