Search this site powered by FreeFind

Please Contact me if interested!

Welcome to Grand County! My name is Ann Allen Geoghegan, better known as AnnieG! 

I will be taking care of Grand County for the COGenWeb Project which is a part of the USGenWeb Project.  If you have anything you wish to contribute to share with other researchers of Grand County, please contact me and I will be happy to post your contribution.  We need transcriptions of census data, cemeteries, biographies and any old stories or photos you might wish to share.  Thanks for stopping by!


In March and April of 1996 a group of genealogists got together and organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. Their idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.
Volunteers were then found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of these county web pages.

In June of 1996, as the Kentucky project was nearing completion, the concept came about to extend this idea to each of the remaining states. As with the Kentucky project, volunteers were found to host the state pages and USGenWeb was launched. The USGenWeb Project is now a national organization helping to keep all the sites interconnected and with relative uniformity. Since its inception, the project has and will maintain one central idea: an area for FREE collection and dissemination of data.


Grand County





When Grand County was created 2 February, 1874 it was carved out of Summit County and contained land to the western border of the state which is now in present day Moffat and Routt counties. In 1877 Routt County was created and Grand County shrunk down to its current western boundary. When valuable minerals were found in North Park, Grand County claimed the area as part of its county, a claim Larimer County also held. It took a decision by the Colorado Supreme Court in 1886 to declare North Park part of Larimer County. So its northern boundary was set.
Population in 2000: 12,442 people  and approximately 750 Bighorn Sheep

Known as: Dude Ranch Capital of the USA


What's New

Grand County Resources


Online Data
Genealogical Data

Links
Check these out

Lookups
Research

Unknown County
Try that CO query here

Query Index
Search index send queries

Town Index
Index of county towns

1911 County Directory

Photo Page
Old photos from county

History
Tales from the county

Cemeteries
Lists of cemeteries

Grand County Archives




Grand County now has a mailing list found at COGRAND@rootsweb.com. Thanks to Edward Black who is responsible for maintaining this list.

 



The USGenWeb Project


COGenWeb State Page
Get to Colorado counties here

USGenWeb Project
Get to US states here

COGenWeb Project Archives
Colorado Resources

WorldGenWeb
Project becomes global

 




Visit our neighbors

Routt Jackson Larimer Boulder Gilpin Clear Creek Eagle Summit Neighbor Counties


Colorado footer

USGenWeb

"If you teach them where they come from,

they won't need as much help finding where they are going!"

               Cordelia Carothers " Aunt Dee" Geoghegan (1894-1987)


 

This page was last updated: Monday, 16-May-2011 23:02:08 MDT

Copyright 2000 - Present


County Coordinator:

If you would be interested in adopting and maintaining a county site in Colorado, please contact the Colorado State Coordinator Or The Assistant State Coordinator

 


These pages may not be copied, altered, converted nor uploaded to any electronic system or BBS, nor linked from any "pay-for-view" site, or linked in such a manner as to appear to be an internal part of another site including but not limited to "frame" capturing, nor included in any software collection or print collection of any type without the express written permission

of the author and artist.