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Revision as of 04:16, 18 June 2013

This article is about a southeastern Wyoming county. For other uses, see Albany.

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Guide to Albany County Wyoming genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Albany County, Wyoming
Map of Wyoming highlighting Albany County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
Founded December 16, 1868
County Seat Laramie
Address Albany County Courthouse
County Courthouse Rm 202
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: 307.721.2541
Albany County Website

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Albany County was created 16 December 1868 from Laramie County of Dakota Territory. It became one of the five original counties of Wyoming Territory which included Laramie and Carter counties, created in 1867, Carbon and Albany counties created in 1868, and Uinta County.

The History of Wyoming, published 1918, and edited by I.S. Bartlette, includes a chapter on the counties of Wyoming. Albany County is first and includes photos of the original courthouse, post office and other early buildings in Albany County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss




Established in 1881, Greenhill Cemetery listings include names, date of death, age, row, block, lot and space. The Green Hill Cemetery brochure includes a map of the cemetery and contact information.


For tips on accessing Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy census records online, see: Wyoming Census.

Church Records

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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Laramie

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups




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Land and Property

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.




Naturalization and Citizenship


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:



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- Albany - Probate records.

Public Records



The present Albany County courthouse was designed by Wilbur Hitchcock and constructed 1931 - 1932. (photo)

County Clerk has marriage records from 1869, burial records from 1885, land records from 1868 and military records from 1919; Clerk District Court has divorce, probate, court and naturalization records[2]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers


  • American Heritage Center
    University of Wyoming
    1000 East University Ave Dept. 3924
    Laramie WY 82061

    The American Heritage Center includes a manuscript collection of Wyoming, the American West, mining and more. They have a digital collection of photos and documents and video and audio recordings.
  • Albany County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 6163
    Laramie WY 82073


Vital Records

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, order electronically online $ 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




Albany Cooper Lake Howell Red Buttes West Laramie
Binford Dale Creek Jelm Rock Creek (hist.) Wilcox
Bosler Deerwood Keystone Rock River Woods Landing
Buford Foxpark Laramie Sherman Wyocolo
Centennial Hatton Lookout The Buttes Wyoming
Collins (hist.) Hermosa Mountain Home Tie Siding


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Albany County, Wyoming