Research Links

Regional Preservation Resources:

Historic Preservation Resources:

  • Centennial Ranch / Farm Program The Colorado Centennial Farms program designates farms and ranches that have been owned and operated by the same family for 100 years or more.  The program was established to honor the significant role that these families have had in settling and shaping the State of Colorado.

  • Colorado Register The Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation creatively engages Coloradans and their guests in partnerships to discover, preserve, and take pride in our architectural, archaeological, and other historic places by providing statewide leadership and support to our partners in archaeology and historic preservation.

  • National Register of Historic Places The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archaeological resources.

Additional Research Links:

Information may also be gathered from the following sources:


National Register Bulletin 39 Researching a Historic Property

Vital Records:

Vital Records (recorded documents, cemetery records, birth and deathcertificates, property ownership, building permits, San Juan BasinHealth records, etc.)


Incorporated areas of La Plata County:

Historical Societies:

Public Lands Resources:

Resource Libraries:


Historic Registers:

Local Newspaper archives:

Church records - contact individual church by name

Historic Preservation Consultants

Other Resources: