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.