History & Genealogy
Start your history search here. Find biographical details, historical facts, and even info about your own ancestry. You can also explore various collections of historical information housed at the Salida Archive—a free resource for researching people, places and events with ties to Chaffee County.
Colorado Historic Newspapers
A service of the Colorado State Library, the CHNC currently includes more than 2 million digitized pages, representing more than 553 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 up to 2020.
One of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Access billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.
Explore local collections of images, history, interviews, and more at the library’s archive.