Local Research Aids

Local Archives



 

La Plata County Clerk's records
The historic records index is free to browse, but the actual records must now be purchased. 
Use this  link to browse the historic index.
Use this  link to go to iDocs to purchase records.


Colorado State Archives
(Colorado Historical Records Index)




Southwest Colorado Cemeteries



Hillside Cemetery (Silverton)

Colorado Tombstone Project  (La Plata County)

Colorado Tombstone Project  (Montezuma County)

Colorado Tombstone Project  (Archuleta County)

Colorado Tombstone Project  (San Juan County)

Colorado Tombstone Project  (Dolores County)

Contributed Records

Durango Photographers 1881-1912

The following books were donated to the Society. If you would like us to do a look up in one of them, please make your request using the submission form on the  'Contact' page.

A Book of Life: A Hartzell - Hertzel - Hirtzel - Hirzel Family History & Genealogy by George Turner Hartzell

A Kansas Farm Family by Randall C. Maydew

The Lewis D. and Mary Ellen (Meader) Fry Family Genealogy by Arthur Fry

La Plata County
Research Aids

Use this link to access the County's GIS mapping site:  https://lpcgis.laplata.co.us//laplatajs/


Click here for instructions on how to use the La Plata County GIS site.

Click here for information about La Plata County tax records. 

San Juan County Historical Society Books
  
SJCHS offers a variety of 48-page books which record and preserve the story of San Juan County New Mexico.    Some of the books contain valuable genealogical information.

These books may be purchased at their facility at 201 North Main Avenue in Aztec, at local museums and bookstores, or by sending a check made payable to SJCHS and mailed to P.O. Box 1252, Aztec, New Mexico 87410-1252.  Books are $7 plus $2 for shipping and handling for each order.

  • San Juan County:  The Early Years
  • San Juan County Roars into the ‘20s
  • Abandoned Cemeteries and Lesser-Known Settlements of San Juan County, New Mexico
  • The Cox-Truby Feud
  • Churches of San Juan County, New Mexico, Volume 1, 1876-1925
  • Water:  Lifeline of the Valley
  • A Railroad Here?  Meet the Red Apple Flyer
  • Aztec:  Then and Now
  • Late Prehistory and Early History of Man in the San Juan Basin
  • Echoes of the Pat Volume 1, Pioneers of San Juan County, New Mexico, 1876-1899
  • Ditches, Switches, and the Super Bowl
  • Echoes of the Past, Volume 2, Pioneers of San Juan County, New Mexico, 1876-1899
  • Sodas and Shows:  Pop Culture in San Juan County
  • Crimes of the County:  Northwest New Mexico 1876-1928
  • Echoes of the Past, Volume 3, Pioneers of San Juan County, New Mexico, 1876-1899
  • Iron Ladies of San Juan County, New Mexico
  • Place Names of San Juan County, New Mexico
  • The Lost Communities of Navajo Dam:  Los Martinez and Los Pinos Volume 1