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Online Federal Censuses[edit | edit source]
Population Schedules[edit | edit source]
Starting in 1790, federal population schedules were taken every 10 years in the United States. Click here for more information about federal census records.
Wyoming became the forty-fourth state admitted to the United States on 10 July 1890 and has 23 counties. Wyoming was created form Wyoming Territory and is located in the northwest region of the United States. It was included in the Nebraska Territory in the 1860 census and Wyoming Territory in the 1870 and 1880 censuses.
United States Federal Censuses with Online Links[edit | edit source]
|Wyoming was not enumerated.||FamilySearch
|Release Date |
April 1, 2032
Non-Population Schedules for Wyoming[edit | edit source]
Federal non-population schedules included such things mortality schedules, agriculture schedules, slave schedules, and manufacturing schedules.
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Existing and Lost Censuses[edit | edit source]
Online State and Territorial Censuses[edit | edit source]
State censuses are census records that were taken at the state-level rather than at the federal. Often, but not always, a state took their census in ten year increments 5 years from when the Federal Census was taken, such as 1885. State censuses can even serve as substitutes for missing federal censuses. For more information on state censuses, visit United States Census Bureau.
Territorial censuses were taken by the federal government to count the population in federal territories. The government needed to count the population in the territory to see if it could qualify for statehood. For more information on territorial censuses, visit the US Territorial Census page.
|Year||Type of Census||Links|
|1925||State; no names given, statistical only.||Contact Wyoming State Archives|
|1915||State; no names given, statistical only.||HathiTrust - images|
|1878||City of Cheyenne only; includes names.||Ancestry - index & images ($)|
|1875||City of Cheyenne only; includes names.||Ancestry - index & images ($)|
|1869||Territorial; includes names.||Ancestry - index & images ($)|
|1856||Utah Territorial Census included Green River (Fort Bridger), Wyoming; includes names.||Ancestry ($) - index|
|1850 (i.e 1851)||Used as the 1850 federal census for Utah, it includes Green River Precinct (Fort Bridger), Wyoming; includes names.||Ancestry ($) - index|
Other Census Images[edit | edit source]
- 1944 U.S., Native American, Census of the Ute Tribe, 1944 Ancestry - index ($)
Why Use the Census?[edit | edit source]
State census records can be one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. Information varies based on year and location, but information that may be included in a census can include:
- Name of each person in the family at the time the census was taken
- Street or Avenue, or number Rural Free Delivery
- Place of birth of this person
- Place of birth of Father of this person
- Place of birth of Mother of this person
- Period of Residence
- How long a resident of this State (years and months)
- How long a resident of this enumeration district (years and months)
- Regular occupation
- Military service
References[edit | edit source]