The 1940 US Federal Census for Colorado has an index!
Thanks to the many volunteers at FamilySearch.org, including the Castle Rock Genealogy Society, Colorado is now searchable and viewable. (click the title above.)
Colorado Historic Newspapers
The Douglas County History Research Center has partnered with the Colorado State Library, the Douglas County News-Press and History Colorado to scan the newspapers of Douglas County through 1966. You can search or browse the contents of the newspapers at www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org. More newspapers to come!
Castle Rock Journal (1881-1908)
Record Journal of Douglas County (1908-1952)
Douglas County News (1952-1966)
Nighthawk Mountain Echo (1897-1899)
Westcreek Mining News (1899-1900)
See Douglas County Historic Sites in a whole new way - Google Earth
Did you know, you can see Douglas County as it was in 1937 from Google Earth? By using the history slider bar (the clock icon in the upper menu, you can slide on back to 1937 or 1955 in Douglas County. And now, you can also download a KML file of historic points! This file shows where many historic sites in Douglas County were located, as well as trails, canals and other roads.
Perry Park: Fulfilment of a Dream
The Douglas County History Research Center is coordinating the reprint of The Perry Park Story, a history of Perry Park, a subdivision west of Larkspur, Colorado. The Douglas County Libraries Foundation is funding this effort. The new book Perry Park: Fulfilment of a Dream includes a reprint of The Perry Park Story by Ardis Webb, as well as a new chapter written by Sally Maguire, a long-time resident of Perry Park, which brings the history of the area up to date. The book also includes the DVD In The Shadow of Giants, produced by the Network DC.
The book is available at Douglas County Libraries for $12 plus tax. Call or visit your local library to pick up a copy.
Browse Douglas County History Topics
Looking for information on a specific DC History topic? Try our Topic Lists - articles on Douglas County organized by subject
Bear Canyon Cemetery Photos Now Available