Welcome to the
Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties, Colorado
USGenWeb Genealogy Page

Welcome! I'm Don Stanwyck, your host for the Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties, Colorado, USGenWeb (COGenWeb) Genealogy page. If you would like to contribute information to this page, please contact me at cogenweb@stanwyck.com. If you would like to host a county please contact the State Coordinator listed on the COGenWeb page. If you are wondering why I do this, see our Clear Creek County family ties.

Why are Clear Creek County and Gilpin County sharing a page?

Besides Clear Creek and Gilpin counties being two of the smallest counties in Colorado, the also share a good bit of history. Look here. (As of 2000, of the 64 counties in Colorado, Clear Creek was the 59th in area and 39th in population. Gilpin was 62nd in area and 51st in population. This is in spite of the fact that both these counties serve as residential areas for people working in the Denver metropolitan area.)

County Resources


Before looking at a county's resource page, you might want to check the information on how to get birth or death certificates, marriage or divorce certificates, adoption records, etc. These are maintained by the state of Colorado. The web address is http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hs/certs.asp.

Clear Creek

Gilpin County

USGS map of Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties
USGS map of Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties.
The southern two-thirds of the map is Clear Creek County. The top third is Gilpin County.

Check out the 1920 Clear Creek and Gilpin County maps and others at the Colorado Map Page maintained by Lee Zion, lzion@plains.net.

Clear Creek and Gilpin Surnames

Click here to see the Surname queries for Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties. If you want to add a query, see the instructions on that page.

Debra Branigan has kindly provided some biographical information from an early history of Clear Creek County. Access it by clicking here.

Clear Creek and Gilpin Help Requested/Offered

Requests for help with research (click on the link to go to the requests page). If you can answer these requests or otherwise help, please send email to them directly.

The following people have offered to help with research. Please be considerate of their time and understand that, as volunteers, they may not always be able to spend the amount of time you might wish them to spend. Researchers listed here may request reimbursement for expenses, but this is not an advertising forum for paid researchers.

Clear Creek and Gilpin County Links

Follow this link to other Clear Creek and Gilpin County web-sites.
Go directly to the AltaVista, Excite, HotBot, Infoseek, or Lycos links to Clear Creek County Genealogy,
or the AltaVista, Excite, HotBot, Infoseek, or Lycos links to Gilpin County Genealogy.

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