26 May 2007

May/June issue of Manuscript Collection News available

The May/June edition of Denver Public Library’s Manuscript Collection News (April 2007) is now available at the DPL Web site.

This issue includes:

  • New Manuscript Finding Aids
    • Eugene Sternberg Architectural Records
    • Victor Hornbein Architectural Records
    • Temple Hoyne Buell Architectural Records
    • William C. Muchow Architectural Records
    • Fisher and Fisher Architectural Records
  • Hidden Treasures
    • Arnold Family Papers
    • Denver Society of Civil Engineers Records
    • Coffin Family Papers
    • Sand Creek Massacre Project
    • Denver Landmark Commission Collection
  • Recent Donations
    • Western History (5 items)
    • Conservation Collection (1 items)
    • 10th Mountain Division (1 items)
  • Archivists Notes
    • Preserving Photographs (18 tips)

    Past issues are also available. The April News, which includes tips on paper preservation, is available here.

    3 May 2007

    May-June 2007 events

    Here is an important event coming up in the next two months:

    See the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies events calendar for regular society events in Colorado.

    Colorado Marriage and Divorce Indexes Removed from CDPHE Web site

    Colorado Department of Public Health and Enviroment (CDPHE) has removed the marriage and divorce indexes from their Web site. An error is received starting this week on the site that formerly had the Divorce Index. The following statement is posted on the Marriage Index Web site:

      Since 2003, the Office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics has operated a web site where the general public may access information on marriages and dissolutions of marriage. As the issue of identity theft has grown, concerns have been expressed regarding the potential for misuse of this information. As a result, these records are now treated confidential consistent with other vital records in this state. Agencies that believe they have a direct and tangible interest in being granted access to researching these records need apply to the Office of the State Registrar by obtaining an agency application at the Colorado Dept. of Health and Public Environment website: www.cdphe.state.co.us

      Individuals needing verification of a Marriage or Dissolution need to apply to the State Vital Records office. An application may be obtained by visiting the state website: www.cdphe.state.co.us

    The Marriage Index included the years 1975- present. The Divorce Index included the years 1859-1939 and 1968 to present. The issue of identity theft and privacy does not apply to the older records from 1859-1939. No reason was given for taking this index off line.

    Thanks to Paul Daraghy for the tip about this story.