Boulder County, Colorado District Court, Grand Jury Records, 1867-1922: An Annotated Index

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The Boulder County, Colorado District Court, Grand Jury Records, 1867-1922  is an annotated index of the records of District Court requesting men for service as grand jurors. Grand Jurors were summoned to examine cases in order to issue indictments but they were also used to examine public financial records and the safety of public buildings. Several special cases are found in this record set, including those investigating “considerable lawlessness especially in the illicit traffic of liquor and gambling,” and the Grand Jury statements of May Bradford Oles who was the adopted daughter of Andrew J Macky (a prominent Boulder citizen) and her attempt to claim a part of his large estate.

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June 2, 2017

Boulder County, Colorado District Court, Petit Jury Records, 1867-1936: An Annotated Index

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The Boulder County, Colorado District Court, Petit Jury Records, 1867-1936 is an annotated index of the District Court’s call for men to serve as petit jurors mostly for trials, but occasionally for coroner’s inquests. There are more than 20,000 entries during this time period. Often the record gives the place where the juror lives and the miles from his home to the courthouse. Many records indicate that a potential juror was “not a resident,” which could mean that the person lived outside of the county (even just across the county line), or that the person was away from home, had moved to a new location within the county or had moved from the area. Some records give specific details as to why the juror cannot be located or cannot serve.

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If you had an ancestor in the Boulder area before 1871, chances are good that he (and sometimes she) is mentioned in the County Commissioner’s journal. Boulder County was one of the original 17 counties established when Colorado became a territory on 14 February 1861. The Boulder County Commissioner’s Journal, 1861-1871, chronicles the building of the county and the people who helped build it. During that time, citizens in Boulder built new roads, a jail and a courthouse, paid for the care and keep of paupers, and maintained law and order. All the while, the County Commissioners hired and paid for work on behalf of the county, chose grand and petit jurors, appointed road viewers and overseers, and took applications for business licenses.  Includes an index to the original journal as well as an index to this modern version.

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ISBN 978-1-879579-57-6

This title includes:

Index to Minute Book, Vol 1, Columbia Lodge No. 14, 1867-1873
Index to the Minute Book, Vol 2, Columbia Lodge, 1873-1879
Index to the Cash Book of the Columbia Lodge No. 14, Vol 1 1875-1884
Index to the Visitors Book of the Columbia Lodge, 1874-1886

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