Rocky Mountain Regional Archives Tour

Date:  Friday, August 29th

Eventbrite - Tour of National Archives, Rocky Mountain Region

Where:  

National Archives & Records Administration (Rocky Mountain Region)

17101 Huron Street, Broomfield, CO  80023

303-604-4740

http://www.archives.gov/denver/

 

Time:

Tour at 11:00am (approximately 1 hour)

Lunch at approximately 12:00pm

Personal Research (optional)  1:00pm-4:00pm

 

Directions:

Take I-25 North to Exit 229 (Lafayette/Brighton), go up the ramp. Turn left at the stop light, cross over the interstate and turn right at the first opportunity (Huron Street, approximately 1/8 mile from the interstate). We are the blue and white building to the northwest. The road narrows right after you cross I-25, and then there is a Right Turn only lane; this is Huron St. and where you need to turn. There is no sign that points to our facility. If you go past Children’s Hospital, you have gone too far.

 

Details:

Please visit the link below for specific rules/regulations while visiting the archives:    http://www.archives.gov/denver/archives/use.html

There is very helpful and important information here including:

  • Obtaining an NARA Researcher I.D. Card.  This is required to use Archival Records.  (Note: this is NOT required to view records or search databases in the genealogy/microfilm room.)

  • Only paper and pencil, laptop computers or portable audio recording devices may be used for note taking.  Briefcases, pocketbooks, bags and other personal items must be checked in a locker or returned to your vehicle.

  • There are 38 public access computers with Fold 3, Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest available.

  • There are two Microfilm machines available.

  • Eating, drinking and smoking are not permitted.

  • Copying/Printing is available and free in the Genealogy room as long as it is not in excess.

  • Copying to personal flash drives is allowed.

 

Lunch:  

TBD.  There are several options for lunch at the nearby Orchard Town Center.  Fast Food, Sit-Down, etc.  There is also a lunchroom available at the Archives.  Given our later start and longer commutes, a brown-bag lunch might maximize independent research time.  Decision may be left up to the individual.

 

Independent Research:

Return for Independent Research at approximately 1:00pm.  The Archives close at 4:00pm.  Their holdings include:

  • Federal Population Censuses for all States – 1790-1930
  • Indexes for the 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses
  • Revolutionary War Records
  • Pension and bounty land warrant applications
  • Ship’s passenger lists
  • Indian censuses
  • Utah polygamy prosecution case files
  • Colorado immigration and naturalization records
  • Military Service Records

 

Parking:

There is a large, public lot located at the Archives.