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The archives, libraries, and societies listed below have major collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers. Also see United States Archives and Libraries for additional detailed information on regional and national archives and libraries.

Wiki Articles on Major Repositories in Wyoming

Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department · Wyoming State Library · National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver) · Family History Library


Wyoming State Archives

2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Telephone: 307-777-7826
Fax: 307-777-7044

County Records, Death Certificates Database, Map Database (LUNA), Newspaper Project, Phone Books, Photograph Database (LUNA), State Directories

National Archives at Denver

17101 Huron Street
Broomfield, CO 80023
Telephone: 303-604-4740
Fax: 303-407-5707

Records include:

  • Federal population censuses for all States, 1790-1930
  • Indexes for the 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses (indexes are not available for all census years and all states)
  • Revolutionary War records
  • Pension and bounty land warrant applications
  • Ship's passenger lists
  • Indian censuses
  • Utah polygamy prosecution case files
  • Colorado naturalizations

American Heritage Center

Physical Location:
2111 Willett Drive
Centennial Complex
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071

Contact Information:
UW American Heritage Center
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-4114
Fax: (307) 766-5511


Wyoming State Library

2800 Central Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0006
Telephone: 307-777-6333
Fax: 307-777-6289

Laramie County Library

2200 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Telephone: 307-634-3561
Fax: 307-634-2082
Genealogy & Special Collections: 307-773-7232

They have more than 20,000 books and microforms covering the United States and other countries, military records, passenger and immigration lists, family histories, genealogy journals, and more. Essential guides such as the American Genealogical and Biographical Index and the Boston Transcript are included. Our relationship with the local LDS Family History Center allows access to resources from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

AncestryLibrary.com and Sanborn Maps are available for research online, as well as a list of genealogical websites such as FamilySearch.org and Cyndi’s List.

Emmett D. Chisum Special Collections/ University of Wyoming Library

Dept 3334
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071-3334
Telephone: 307-766-3190 or 800-442-6757
Fax: 307-766-3062
Special Collections: 307-766-2027

Emmett D. Chisum Special Collections supports the mission of the University of Wyoming Libraries to provide information resources and services to meet the instructional, research, and outreach needs of UW Students, faculty and staff. It also serves the research needs of Wyoming citizens as well as researchers from around the world. There are more than 50,000 published items located within Emmett D. Chisum Special Collections primarily related to Wyoming's history and culture.

Wyoming Public Libraries

Addresses for each public library in Wyoming

Wyoming Online Records

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Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

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