Research

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Salida Museum — Heart of the Rockies history.

Buena Vista Heritage Museum — Preserving Chaffee County history.


Salida Historic Buildings Surveys — contains detailed historical and architectural information for the buildings and houses in Salida.

Historic Maps of Salida – detailed maps of historic Salida: historical maps of neighborhoods, detailed at the block and building level, showing residential, commercial, and industrial uses of site, building footprints, potential environmental hazards, and construction details of structures.

Chaffee County Burial Records by June Shaputis – Records for persons buried at the following cemeteries: Arbourville, Baumdicker Langhoff, Centerville (a.k.a. Brown Canon), Fairview, Giebfried, Granite, Iron City, Mt. Olivet (including the prison plot), Nathrop, Poncha Springs, and Riverside. (Scroll down to ‘Cemeteries’ section to view.)
Fairview Cemetery

Detailed maps of Fairview Cemetery.

Ancestry.com – IN LIBRARY USE ONLY – The largest for-profit genealogy company in the world, it operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the United States and nine foreign countries, develops and markets genealogical software, and offers a wide array of genealogical related services.

Denver Public Library Digital Collections – This online collection contains a selection of photographs, maps, broadsides, architectural drawings and other documents from the collections of the Western History/Genealogy Department chronicling the people, places, and events that shaped the settlement and growth of the Western United States. The work of many outstanding photographers is represented and the collection includes images of Native Americans, pioneers, railroads, mining, Denver and Colorado towns, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, the 10th Mountain Division ski troops and many more. New images are continually being added chronicling the ongoing development of Western America.

History Colorado’s Online Photo Collection — the primary access point to History Colorado’s collection of archives, artifacts, and photography.

Digital Public Library of America — explore 13,322,174 items from libraries, archives, and museums.

Colorado Historic Newspapers – The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes more than 600,000 digitized pages, representing 160+ individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923.


The USGen Web Project Archives: Colorado Table of Contents — census lists, wills, deeds, & genealogies.

Obituaries.com — searchable obituary database that contains records from 2000 to present day.

Colorado Cemetery Directory

Colorado State Archives Historical Records — historical records index search.


The Colorado Directory of Mines – Denver: Rocky Mountain News Printing Company, 1879. google books ed.

BLM’s Mining Law site and BLM GLO Records – includes mining claim records, mineral patents, and a searchable claim database.


Fold 3 – Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.


Online local publications:

Colorado Central magazine

Arkansas Valley Publishing – (links to the Mountain Mail, the Chaffee County Times, the Fairplay Flume, and the Herald Democrat)


Directory of Colorado Public Libraries

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