Resources we trust

The Guy Hill Schoolhouse is transported on the back of a flatbed truck down Golden Gate Canyon Road in June 1975. The schoolhouse was being moved to downtown Golden to the original Mitchell Elementary School property, its first relocation. It’s now located inside Golden History Park.

We offer the following links (in no particular order) to help you find the right local, county and state resources for your own needs. We use these same websites for our own research, and we know there’s always something new to discover.

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection – compendium of Colorado newspapers

Golden Cemetery – details about a beautifully maintained cemetery nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills

Jeffco Stories – collection of oral histories, transcripts, and photographs of Jefferson County, Colorado

Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado – a group that works to locate, preserve, and index public and private genealogical records

Jeffco Historical Commission – a volunteer group that promotes the preservation and use of historical resources and historic sites

Denver Public Library Western History Resources – dedicated to sharing resources and services about the Rocky Mountain West

Golden Landmarks Association – dedicated to preserving Golden’s history and historic places

Jefferson County Archives – collects and preserves historically valuable Jefferson County records

Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society – protects, preserves and promotes the history of Jefferson County

Colorado Encyclopedia – the leading online reference about the Centennial State, containing over 700 main entries

Denver Mountain Parks Foundation – a partnership with Denver Parks and Recreation to steward a unique park system

Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library – fostering a rich and responsive information environment that empowers learning, discovery, critical thinking, and knowledge creation

Bureau of Land Management (BLM), General Land Office (GLO) Records – access to more than five million federal land title records issued between 1788 and the present

GLO Land Grants in Jefferson County, Colorado – explanation of maps showing the U.S. Government Land Office (GLO) granted lands that were acquired by from Native American nations including the Utes, Cheyenne, and Arapaho.

Jefferson County GLO Land Grant map detail – may be used to be used to find patents and land transfers