Looking for burial information on Thomas Jules Bouchard in Denver, Colorado.

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WikiTree profile: Thomas Bouchard
in Genealogy Help by Kenneth Fischer G2G Crew (400 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
Looks like his profile is sourced from one census: 1910. Living 1910 at 1134 Mariposa in Denver. Checked state cemetery registers: no Thomas Bouchard. Checked CO State Archives: but no death certificate is on file for him. I did find a MI marriage record, but his parents listed are different than on the current profile, so there seem to be lineage errors that need to be worked out. I added the marriage record and a comment on profile. Cheers.

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Have you tried familysearch.org? It’s a free site.
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
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I tried www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org with no luck.  The Colorado State Library has purchased most of the old issues on smaller newspapers and makes them available free to the public at this website.  I have used it successfully to find obits, wedding announcements, homestead claims, and general gossip.  I offer this if you want to search it more or use it for other Colorado people.

FYI, I noticed that there is another Thomas Bouchard in the same cemetery as his wife on his profile.  Different birth and death dates but they are close.  Is it possible this is your guy and the dates are wrong?
by Gurney Thompson G2G6 Pilot (166k points)
edited by Gurney Thompson
Hi Gurney,

I went searching on Find A Grave for him as well. I found the grandson of Thomas Bouchard, also of the same name, but later years of course. Then I discoverd that it was already listed on the grandson's profile.

I had no luck with Find A Grave.
Actually, the Colorado Historical Society subscribed to most of the state's newspapers for most of their histories.  At one point the issues were microfilmed and the original newspapers were given to local historical societies or museums.  The microfilm was later digitized when Colorado became one of the first states in the country to digitize their newspapers (which the Library of Congress was also doing, but at a very slow rate of 10 states per year).  That's why Colorado has one of the best online newspaper databases in the country, all free to the user.  There are gaps in their subscriptions, so not every newspaper is online. I like to think that it was the foresight of a whole heck of a lot of librarians that led to the wonderful database that exists today, which you can help through donations or by becoming a volunteer subscriber.  Unfortunately, for a large city like Denver, very few issues have been digitized, and most of those need to be corrected by volunteers.

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