Local History and Genealogy

 

You asked us for the resources necessary to explore your heritage, to connect the past to the present through your family history,
and to understand the history and traditions of the community in which you live.

 

 

Historic Newspapers

Newspapers are representative of the collective interests of a community, as they chronicle the goings on at the time of publication. At the Estes Valley Library, the following publications serve the interests of locals and visitors alike:

•The Mountaineer
•Trail Talk
•Trail Gazette
•Mountain Gazette
•Estes Park Trail Gazette

Available Now
•1908-1923: Online at Colorado Historic Newspapers
•1924-2013: on Microfilm at the Library

Coming
•1924-Present: Online at Colorado Historic Newspapers

Our newspaper originals, from 1924 through the present day, will be digitized and made available in high quality, word searchable, online content at Colorado Historic Newspapers. This project is likely to span several years. In the meantime, to assist you in your microfilm research, our Card Index includes 1908-1992.

 

Genealogy Databases & Research Assistance

Ancestry.com*
Heritage Quest (remote access: card number without slash)
Geni.com: FAMILY TREE
Estes Park Genealogical Society
*no remote access

 

Visit the Estes Park Museum

•Learn about Estes Park’s history, from the Ice Age to the Present
•Interactive Exhibits
•Take a Walking Tour
•Become a Volunteer

Visit the museum’s website. 

 

An Historic Neighbor: The Homes of Albert Birch

Adjoining the Estes Valley Library and Town Hall parking area is the beautiful 20 acre Knoll-Willows Open Space.  Shop in town, visit the library, enjoy a walk through the Knoll-Willows wetlands, and step back in time to a piece of old Estes Park.

 

Library Legacy

The Estes Park Public Library had its humble beginnings in 1916.  The literacy of Estes Park’s citizens has remained an important part of our vision for over 100 years, and the library has played an ever increasing role in the community during this time.  Read about the Library’s Legacy.