Colorado 1861 Territorial Election
The accompanying files, edited by John Chandler Clement, make up the electronic edition of the list of Colorado voters in the 1861 territorial election originally published by the Colorado Genealogical Society-Computer Interest Group.
The original hard copy of this publication can be found in the Western History/Genealogy Department of the Denver Public Library.
The Preface: How this work came to be. Credits
The Introduction: Explanations. Source of data.
Proclamation: The governor’s election proclamation.
List of Voters.
1. The proclamation file may be found valuable since it shows the geographical boundaries of each voting district.
2. The data file lists Voters in the order that they show in the poll books, by location. Each voter shows a code such as :DDD-10.
3. The :DDD represents the code for the poll location and the 10 means that person is the tenth to be listed at that poll location.
4. Voters are listed in this sequence since it may be of historical or genealogical value to determine who is listed before and after each voter.
5. A list of all poll location codes is in the introduction.
6. To search for locations, determine the location code in the introduction and then search for the code (e.g, :MM).
7. To search for a name, it is probably best to search for the surname only, taking into account that there may be various ways to spell the same surname.
by John Chandler Clement, August 6, 1996