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Submission Guide for The Colorado Genealogist

Members and friends of the Colorado Genealogical Society are encouraged to submit materials for publication in the Society’s quarterly journal, The Colorado Genealogist. It is best to send a brief outline or description of your proposed article to the Editor to determine interest and possible duplication. This guide is provided to help you in selecting and preparing material for submission. If you would like this guide in pdf format, please click here.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Colorado Genealogist is to serve both present and future genealogists who live and research in Colorado, and those who have Colorado families, by publishing material of lasting value:
–Information about genealogical resources in and near Colorado that may be of value to both in-state and out-of-state researchers;
–Extracted Colorado records;
–The work of genealogists who seek to share information about Colorado families or communities.


Material should be on a topic of interest to the genealogical community in Colorado and to other genealogists interested in Colorado sources. Subjects might include:

All material should be fully documented when making statements about genealogical and historical fact in accordance with accepted standards of source documentation. Documentation should be contained in the text of the material, footnotes or in the form of endnotes. See Chicago Manual of Style or Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian for information on content and format of citations.

Editorial Process

All material submitted will be carefully considered for publication. Should the material be determined to be outside the boundaries imposed by our mission, notice will be sent to the contributor. This may include suggestions from the editor for other periodicals that may wish to publish the material, and or suggestions for revisions that would enhance the usefulness of the material to our readers.
All material undergoes a regular editing process by the staff to ensure it is in conformance with the established style guidelines for the quarterly. Any editorial changes will be submitted to the author for approval. Neither this society nor the editorial staff is responsible for errors of fact, or for opinions expressed or implied by the contributors to this publication. However, errors will be corrected as space permits.

Format Guidelines


Authors retain the copyright to their creative properties. When submitting material for publication, please attach a written statement granting The Colorado Genealogical Society the right of first publication and for exclusivity during one year after the material’s appearance on its pages and the right to republish the article as found in its original issue as an electronic publication at a later date. Please send the Release Statement found here in pdf.
Since The Colorado Genealogist is covered by copyright, permission to use or duplicate material must first be obtained from this Society. Send inquiries to the Editor.


By email: See Contact Page
By postal mail to:
Editor, The Colorado Genealogist
Colorado Genealogical Society P.O. Box 9218 Denver, CO 80209-0218