Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy

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Guide to Uinta County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Evanston
Organized: December 1, 1869
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Lincoln  • Rich (UT)  • Summit (UT)  • Sweetwater
See County Maps
Uinta County (WY) Courthouse.JPG
Location Map

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Uinta County was named for Utah's Uintah Mountains, which are visible from many places in the county. [2] It is located in the far southwestern area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Uinta County Courthouse
225 9th Street
PO Box 810
Evanston, WY 82931
Phone: 307.783.0306
Uinta County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1872, land records from 1870 and military discharge records from 1902. Clerk of the District Court has divorce and probate records.[4]

Uinta County, Wyoming Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1909 1872 1909 1872 1870 1861 1850
*State birth and death records began in 1909. Limited compliance until 1922.[6]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Parent County: created 1 December 1869 as an original county
  • County seat: Evanston [7]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[8]

  • Aspen
  • Altamont
  • Antelope
  • Beartown
  • Bridger
  • Carter Cedars
  • Hampton
  • Hillard
  • Lyman
  • Millburne
  • Spring Valley
  • Beaver Creek
  • Elkhurst
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns
  • Verne

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Listed below are resources for Bible records specific to Uinta County. To find more resources, go to the Wyoming Bible Records page.

Biographies[edit | edit source]

  • A Tribute and Memorial to the Service Men of Unita County. 1919. Uinta, WY: Unita County Memorial Association. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Uinta County, Wyoming online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in
more complete
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Wyoming Cemeteries for more information

The following web site has additional information on Uinta county cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Before Wyoming was a state in 1890, Wyoming was included in the 1850 Utah Territory. In the 1860 Census, it was enumerated as Nebraska Territory. The first Wyoming Territorial Census was taken in 1869, right after Wyoming Territory was created, and is available on microfilm at the Wyoming State Archives[9] and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (FHL film 2261365). The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Wyoming Territory.[10] See links listed below. State censuses were taken for Wyoming but they were mostly statistical censuses with very little individual information. See Wyoming Census for more information.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 856
1880 2,879 236.3%
1890 7,414 157.5%
1900 12,223 64.9%
1910 16,982 38.9%
1920 6,611 −61.1%
1930 6,572 −0.6%
1940 7,223 9.9%
1950 7,331 1.5%
1960 7,484 2.1%
1970 7,100 −5.1%
1980 13,021 83.4%
1990 18,707 43.7%
2000 19,742 5.5%
2010 21,118 7.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org"

Territory and State Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Wyoming starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, see Wyoming Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Wyoming denominations, view the Wyoming Church Records wiki page.

Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Almy, Evanston, Evanston 1st, Evanston 2nd, Evanston 3rd, Hilliard, Lyman, Millburne, Mountain View, Spring Valley

Wyoming, Uinta, Almy - Church records

Almy Ward Records

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

  • Uinta County Courthouse
    225 9th Street
    Evanston, WY 82930-3473

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 810
    Evanston, WY 82931-0810

The Uinta County Clerk and Recorder's office issues marriage licenses and maintains records of land transactions.

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Wyoming Land and Property for additional information about early Wyoming land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed. Online Land Records

  • County land records are maintained by the County Clerk and Recorder's office.
  • The Family History Library has microfilmed deeds, mortgages, and chattle mortgages in the Uinta County Clerk's office beginning around 1872. Check the Family history Library Catalog for exact dates and film numbers. All the records have indexes.
  • Also check the Bureau of Land Management and General Land office website for land patents in this county at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to and from Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

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The usage of "Mormon" and "LDS" on this page is approved according to current policy.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

These collections are unique to Wyoming. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Wyoming Military Records.


Civil War
No known military units were raised specifically from Wyoming as it did not become a state until 1890. However men from the territories that became Wyoming fought in other units during the Civil War.

World War I

World War II

For further information see Wyoming Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Please see the Wyoming Naturalization and Citizenship page for state-wide information.
Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For more information, see Wyoming Newspapers.

Wyoming Newspapers Online

Wyoming Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Wyoming, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Wyoming- Uinta - Probate records.

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Wyoming tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records.

See also How to order Wyoming Vital Records or download an application for Wyoming Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail. For records more than 50 years old visit Wyoming State Archives

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Uinta County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Wyoming Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Uinta County. For state-wide library facilities, see Wyoming Archives and Libraries.

Evanston Branch County Library
701 Main St
Evanston, WY 82930
Email: reference@uintalibrary.org

Lyman Branch County Library
129 S Franklin St
Lyman, WY 82937
Email: lyman@uintalibrary.org

Mountain View Branch County Library
322 Cedar St
Mountain View, WY 82939
Email: mtview@uintalibrary.org

Museums[edit | edit source]

Uinta County Museum
1020 Front St
Evanston, WY 82930
Phone: 307-789-8248
Toll Free: 888-989-8248
Email: museum@nglconnection.net

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Uinta County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Wyoming Societies.

Fort Bridger Historical Association
37000 I-80BL
Fort Bridger, WY 82933

Uinta County Historical Society
PO Box 184
Lyman, WY 82937
Email: lizalou2955@me.com

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Uinta County at Cyndi's List — a comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online
  • Uinta County at Genealogy Trails — volunteer transcriptions of genealogical and historical data
  • Uinta County at LDSGenealogy - collection of links by state, county, city, and record type
  • Uinta County at WyoHistory.org; a project of the Wyoming State Historical Society - contains history, pictures, resources and economical information
  • Uinta County at WyomingGenealogy - historical information and links to records
  • Unita County at Wyoming USGenWeb - free online resources for genealogical research
  • Uinta County at Wyoming USGenWeb Archives — free online data for genealogical research
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection. Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/uinta/ accessed 11/15/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uinta_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/15/2016
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Uinta County, Wyoming
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Uinta County, Wyoming. Page 767. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 768; Wyoming Department of Health, “Vital Statistics Services,” https://health.wyo.gov/admin/vitalstatistics/ accessed 28 June 2017.
  6. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 837; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Uinta County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uinta_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 30 November 2016.
  9. On microfilm number: 2261365.
  10. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 761. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 761. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
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  12. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  13. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/pioneer-trek (accessed 18 July 2011).
  14. Wikipedia contributors, "Cherokee Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_Trail (accessed 19 July 2011).