Welcome to Adams County Colorado
History and Genealogy
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy
This website is part of the Genealogy Trails family.
Our Group's goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data
and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
This county is available for adoption!
We're looking for folks who share our dedication to keeping Genealogy free and are interested in helping this project
be as successful as we can make it. Learn more about joining our group as a
county host and then CONTACT
DONATE YOUR DATA!
We welcome any information you may wish to provide for the free research of others.
So, dust off those old scrapbooks you have in your attic, dig out those old newspapers, or anything else you feel
is of interest to this County, and send them our way. We are looking for obituaries, newspaper stories, biographies,
Birth, Death and Marriage records, as well as interesting newspaper tidbits from years gone past - the items YOU
used to put together your family trees. If you have information that you'd like to share with us on the history
of this county and its people, please send it to us and we'll make sure it gets posted online.
If you have any comments, questions or data contributions, CONTACT US
WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL
RESEARCH FOR YOU.
All data we come across will be added to this website, so please keep checking back.
Adams County was created by the Colorado legislature on April 15, 1901 out of the northern portions
of Arapahoe County. The eastern portions of the county were realigned to become part of Washington and Yuma counties
on May 12, 1903. Following a 1989 vote, 53 square miles of the county was transferred to the City and County of
Denver for the purpose of constructing Denver International Airport, leaving the western portion of the county
as two oddly-shaped peninsulas. Adams lost additional territory in its northwest corner on November 15, 2001, when
the City and County of Broomfield was created.
It is named for Alva Adams, a former Governor of Colorado. The county seat is Brighton; the largest
city is Aurora.
Adams County, Co
Cities and Towns