Colorado substitute birth, marriage, and death records online lists alternate places to look for BMDs including family bibles, census records, cemetery records, funeral home records, obituaries, probate records, military records, naturalization and citizenship records, and more.

 

If you haven’t been able to find an ancestor in Colorado Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online, these are some great substitute birth, marriage, and death record options.

 

Family Bibles
  • Family bibles often include a front page where family names, birth dates, and birth places are recorded
Census Records
  • US Census records from 1850 forward contain the age and state or country of birth for each member of a household
  • Some census records give the month and year of birth
  • Some census records give the relationship to the head of the household
Cemetery Records
  • Cemetery headstones usually give the birth and death year and sometimes the complete birth and death dates
  • Some tombstones include the country of birth
Funeral Home Records
  • Funeral home records may contain copies of obituaries or notes, records about the date of death, details about the grave location, information about the funeral service, and information about surviving family, residences, and more
Obituaries
  • Obituaries usually include the birth date and place, marriage date, death date and place, and biographical information for the deceased as well as family names
Probate Records
  • Probate records may include the date of death, last will and testament listing family relations, an inventory of possessions, deeds, and more
Military Records
  • Military records may include the birth date and place
  • Pension records may include the birth date and place
  • Military records may include a physical description of the person and names of a parent
Naturalization & Citizenship Records
  • These may include the birth date and place
  • Name changes and aliases
  • Residence prior to arrival, residence after arrival, and much more

 

 

 

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County level Colorado substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

See Colorado Census Records online

See Colorado Naturalization and Citizenship Records online

See Colorado Probate Records online

Adams County – Cemeteries – Wesley Cemetery Records, Adams County, Colorado

Alamosa County – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscription and Cemetery Records of Colorado

Alamosa County – Cemeteries – Mount View Cemetery, Bennett, Colorado…

Archuleta County – Cemeteries – Archuleta County Records

Boulder County – Cemeteries – Some Mortuary Records of Deaths and Burials in Boulder County, Colorado, April 1902 to February 1904

Boulder County – Cemeteries – The Ryssby Swedish Cemetery : Boulder County, Colorado

Boulder County – Funeral Homes – Some Mortuary Records of Deaths and Burials in Boulder County, Colorado, April 1902 to February 1904

Chaffee County – Cemeteries – Chaffee County, Colorado Cemetery History

Conejos County – Cemeteries – Fox Creek Cemetery

Conejos County – Cemeteries – Fox Creek Cemetery Records, Conejos County, Colorado,Fox Creek Cemetery (Conejos County, Colorado)

Delta County – Military Records – World War, 1914-1918 – An Honor Roll Containing a Pictorial Record of the Gallant and Courageous Men : from Delta County, Colorado, U.S.A., Who Served in the Great War, 1917-1918-1919

Delta County – Pensions – Old Age Pension Docket and Record, 1933-1936

Denver County – Military Records – Colorado, Denver County, Military Bounty Land Warrants, 1863-1900

Douglas County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records

El Paso County – Military Records – The Dixie-Golden Arrow Yearbook, 1954

Gilpin County – Cemeteries – At Rest in “the Golden Kingdom of Gilpin” : Headstone Inscriptions from Cemeteries in Gilpin County, Colorado

Gilpin County – Cemeteries – At Rest in “the Golden Kingdom of Gilpin” : Headstone Inscriptions from Cemeteries in Gilpin County, Colorado

La Plata County – Military Records – Colorado, La Plata County, Military Bounty Land Warrants, 1890-1897

Larimer County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, Larimer County, Colorado

Larimer County – Cemeteries – Roselawn Cemetery Records, Larimer County, Colorado

Las Animas County – Cemeteries – Las Animas, Colorado, Cemetery Records

Las Animas County – Funeral Homes – Funeral Registers, 1888-1934, R. G. Sipe & Son Funeral Home (Trinidad, Colorado)

Lincoln County – Cemeteries – Lincoln County, Colorado : 3 Cemetery Surveys : Arriba Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Bovina Cemetery

Lincoln County – Military Records – Colorado, Lincoln County, Military Bounty Land Warrants, 1890-1898

Logan County – Military Records – Certificates of Honorable Discharge, 1943-1972

Mesa County – Military Records – World War, 1939-1945 – Men and Women in the Armed Forces from Mesa County

Montrose County – Cemeteries – Montrose County, Colorado Cemetery and Burial Records

Routt County – Military Records – World War, 1914-1918 – The Honor Roll, of Routt County, 1917-1918-1919

Saguache County – Cemeteries – Whites Cemetery, County of Saguache, State of Colorado

Saguache County – Military Records – Certificates of Honorable Discharge, 1919-1966

Teller County – Cemeteries – Teller County, Colorado, Cemetery Project : Tombstone Inscriptions of Teller County, Colorado

Yuma County – Cemeteries – Yuma County Cemeteries

Yuma County – Military Records – Certificates of Honorable Discharge, 1919-1930

 

 

 

City level Colorado substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

See Colorado Census Records online

See Colorado Naturalization and Citizenship Records online

See Colorado Probate Records online

Appleton – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions of the Veterans Crownpoint Cemetery, Mesa County, Colorado : Appleton, Mesa County, Colorado (run by the City of Grand Junction)

Aurora – Cemeteries – Mount Nebo Cemetery Records, Aurora, Arapahoe County, Colorado Compiled by the Genealogical Committee of the L.D.S. Church

Bear Canyon – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records Bear Canyon Cemetery, Douglas Co. Colorado

Boulder – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records from Boulder County, Colorado

Boulder – Cemeteries – Green Mountain Cemetery Records, Boulder, Colorado,Green Mountain Cemetery (Boulder, Colorado)

Central City – Cemeteries – At Rest in “the Golden Kingdom of Gilpin” : Headstone Inscriptions from Cemeteries in Gilpin County, Colorado

Central City – Cemeteries – At Rest in “the Golden Kingdom of Gilpin” : Headstone Inscriptions from Cemeteries in Gilpin County, Colorado

Central City – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscription and Cemetery Records of Colorado

Cheyenne Wells – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records and Tombstone Inscriptions of Fairview Cemetery, Cheyenne Wells, Cheyenne County, Colorado,Fairview Cemetery (Cheyenne Wells, Colorado)

Collbran – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions of the Cedar Crest Cemetery : Collbran, Mesa County, Colorado

Collbran – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions of the Clover Cemetery : Collbran, Mesa County, Colorado

Colorado Springs – Cemeteries – Death and Cemetery Records, 1872-1965

Colorado Springs – Funeral Homes – Beyle Funeral Home Record Abstracts, 1897-1937 : Colorado Springs and (Old) Colorado City, Colorado,Pikes Peak Genealogical Society (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Conejos – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscription and Cemetery Records of Colorado

Craig – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscription and Cemetery Records of Colorado

DeBeque – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions of the DeBeque Cemetery, DeBeque, Mesa County, C Olorado

Denver – Cemeteries – Burial Records of Calvary Cemetery, Denver, Colorado

Denver – Cemeteries – Burial Records of Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colorado, 1891-1906

Denver – Cemeteries – Crown Hill Cemetery Records, Denver, Denver County, Colorado

Denver – Cemeteries – Fairmount Cemetery Records (Jewish Section), Denver, Denver County, Colorado

Denver – Cemeteries – Fairmount Cemetery Records, Denver, Denver County, Colorado

Denver – Cemeteries – Listing of Riverside Cemetery, 1876-1908 : Oldest Existing Cemetery in Denver, Colorado

Denver – Cemeteries – Record of Burials, Riverside Cemetery : 1876-1953, Riverside Cemetery (Denver, Colorado)

Denver – Cemeteries – Riverside Cemetery Records, 1876-1887, Denver, Colorado

Denver – Cemeteries – Riverside Cemetery Records, Denver, Denver County, Colorado

Denver – Newspapers – Colorado, Denver County, Denver, Newspapers : Denver Post (selections Only), 1894-1922

Denver – Newspapers – Colorado, Denver County, Denver, Newspapers : Denver Post, 1894-1922

Denver – Newspapers – Colorado, Denver County, Denver, Newspapers : Denver Rocky Mountain News (selections Only), 1859-1925

Denver – Newspapers – Colorado, Denver County, Denver, Newspapers : Denver Rocky Mountain News, 1860-1922

Durango – Cemeteries – Tombstone Records 1821-1956, Durango, Colorado

Eckert – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions of the Eckert Cemetery (Eckert, Delta County, Colorado)

Fort Collins – Cemeteries – Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins, Colorado

Fruita – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions of the Elmwood Cemetery : Fruita, Mesa County, Colorado

Fruita – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions of the Sacred Heart Cemetery : Also Known As the Calvary Cemetery, Fruita, Mesa County, Colorado

Fulford – Cemeteries – Graveyard Flat Cemetery Records, Fulford, Eagle County, Colorado

Georgetown – Cemeteries – Georgetown, Colorado Cemetery Records, Alvarado Cemetery (Georgetown, Colorado)

Glade Park – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions of the Glade Park Cemetery : Glade Park, Mesa County, Colorado

Gold Hill – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records from Boulder County, Colorado

Golden – Cemeteries – Golden Cemetery, Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado : June-July, 1972 from Tombstone Inscriptions and Cemetery Ledger Entries Up to 1920

Grand Valley – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions of the Battlement Cemetery : Parachute, Garfield County, Colorado

Granite – Cemeteries – Rest in Peace : an Alphabetical Listing of Those Interred In: Mount Holy Cross & St. Joseph’s, Granite, and Twin Lakes Cemeteries

Greeley – Obituaries – We Extend Our Sympathy : Stow L Witwer, Studebaker Family National Association (Tipp City, Ohio)

Hygiene – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records from Boulder County, Colorado

Idaho Springs – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, Ca. 1870-1991, Idaho Springs Cemetery (Idaho Springs, Colorado)

Jamestown – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records from Boulder County, Colorado

La Jara – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscription and Cemetery Records of Colorado

Lakewood – Obituaries – Death Notices : Charles Brainerd Rippley

Leadville – Cemeteries – Rest in Peace : an Alphabetical Listing of Those Interred In: Mount Holy Cross & St. Joseph’s, Granite, and Twin Lakes Cemeteries

Leadville – Cemeteries – Who’s Where in Leadville’s Evergreen Cemetery : 1879-1980

Littleton – Cemeteries – Littleton, Colorado, Cemetery Interment Records : an Every Name Extraction of Original Interment Records of Littleton Cemetery, Littleton, Colorado

Longmont – Cemeteries – [Cemetery Records, Longmont, Colorado, Boulder Colorado]

Longmont – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records from Boulder County, Colorado

Manassa – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscription and Cemetery Records of Colorado

Mancos – Cemeteries – Serious and Grave Plots : a Listing and Look at the Individuals Buried in the Mancos Valley Cemeteries

Manitou Springs – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions Copied by Mrs. Athlyn Luzier in 1969, and Sexton Records Copied by Mrs. Sandra Dowda in 1975,Crystal Valley Cemetery (Manitou Springs, Colorado)

Manitou Springs – Cemeteries – Crystal Valley Early Purchasers of Burial Lots

Mesa – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions of the Fairview Cemetery : Mesa, Mesa County, Colorado

Montrose – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscription and Cemetery Records of Colorado

Morrison – Cemeteries – Morrison Cemetery, Morrison, Jefferson County, Colorado

Nederland – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records from Boulder County, Colorado

Niwot – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records from Boulder County, Colorado

Olathe – Military Records – World War, 1939-1945 – Boys in the Service We Know and Read Of, 1944-1945

Olathe – Newspapers – Boys in the Service We Know and Read Of, 1944-1945

Ouray – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscription and Cemetery Records of Colorado

Palisade – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions of the Palisade Cemetery (Palisade, Mesa County, Colorado)

Paonia – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions of the Bethlehem Cemetery : Paonia, Delta County, Colorado

Plateau City – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions of the Eagalite Cemetery, Plateau City, Mesa Cou Nty, Colorado

Pueblo – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscription and Cemetery Records of Colorado

Pueblo – Cemeteries – Pueblo County, Colorado Gravestone Inscriptions : North Side Cemetery and Riverside Cemetery

Rowena – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records from Boulder County, Colorado

Rye – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscription and Cemetery Records of Colorado

Rye – Cemeteries – Pueblo County, Colorado Gravestone Inscriptions : North Side Cemetery and Riverside Cemetery

Salida – Cemeteries – Fairview Cemetery Record (Salida, Colorado) : Ca. 1893-1970,Fairview Cemetery (Salida, Colorado)

Salida – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscription and Cemetery Records of Colorado

Salina – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records from Boulder County, Colorado

Sanford – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, Sanford, Conejos County, Colorado

Silverton – Cemeteries – Hillside Cemetery Silverton, San Juan, County Colorado : a Register of Burials in San Juan County, Colorado 1874-1981

Stonington – Cemeteries – Stonington Cemetery, Baca County, Colorado As of January 1, 1998

Sunshine – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records from Boulder County, Colorado

Tincup – Cemeteries – Inscriptions on [Tincup, Colo.] Cemetery Tombstone[s] and Cemetery Records of Deaths [Delta, Colo.]

Trinidad – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, Ca. 1880-1965, Jewish Cemetery (Trinidad, Colorado)

Trinidad – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, Ca. 1890-1970,Odd Fellow Cemetery (Trinidad, Colorado)

Trinidad – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1866-1989, Catholic Church. Holy Trinity (Trinidad, Colorado)

Twin Lakes – Cemeteries – Rest in Peace : an Alphabetical Listing of Those Interred In: Mount Holy Cross & St. Joseph’s, Granite, and Twin Lakes Cemeteries

Valmont – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records from Boulder County, Colorado

Whitewater – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions of the Whitewater Cemetery : Whitewater, Mesa County, Colorado

Wray – Cemeteries – Yuma County Cemeteries

Yuma – Cemeteries – Yuma County Cemeteries

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