HistoryGeo Is Here to Help With Genealogical & Local History Research

Tired of fruitlessly searching the internet for that Douglas County ghost town? Frustrated by Bureau of Land Management research that feels lacking? The Archives & Local History department can help with the launch of HistoryGeo.

HistoryGeo is an interactive database for mapping land patent recipients, Douglas County historic sites, and other resources that can aid genealogical and local history research. This free tool is available to DCL customers using your library card.

Through HistoryGeo, you can search by surnames, geographical features, place names, or latitude and longitude. Search results are displayed on interactive maps with modern street overlays, and are also linked to Bureau of Land Management records, Google maps, and our Archives & Local History materials. A growing list of local history markers are available to aid research into Douglas County historical sites.

Visit DCL.org/research/all-databases to connect to this free and unique resource. For more information, call Archives & Local History at (303) 688-7730 or email localhistory@dclibraries.org.

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