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Local History Research

Carnegie Branch Library for Local History

The Carnegie Branch Library for Local History archive collects and preserves our community’s memory for future generations of researchers. Written, visual and audible materials created by and about Boulder-area residents are housed in our documents room, and are available to the public and scholars for research. Collections documenting early geographic, cultural and social regions of Boulder County include:

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Genealogy Resources

Housed inside the Carnegie Branch Library is the Boulder Genealogical Society’s collection. A database indexing these resources, information about local cemeteries and obituaries, is available at their website.

Boulder Obituary Resources

  • An extensive collection of historic Boulder and Boulder County newspapers in microfilm ranging from 1869-present.
  • The Boulder Genealogical Society obituary indexes (1859-1925 and 1960-present).
  • The Boulder Genealogical Society mortuary and burial records.
  • The Boulder Daily Camera archives organized by last name.

Request an Obituary through our Ask A Local History Librarian Service.
Please read our research policies before filling out the form.

Visit our Genealogy Guide for family tree resources.