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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Big Horn County, Wyoming|Big Horn County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Big_Horn_County,_Wyoming|Big Horn County]]''  
  
'''Big Horn County, Wyoming''' is a county in northern [[Wyoming|Wyoming]]
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Guide to '''Big Horn County Wyoming genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
[[Image:Big Horn County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|Big Horn County Wyoming.png]]  
 
[[Image:Big Horn County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|Big Horn County Wyoming.png]]  
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| building address = Big Horn County Courthouse<br>420 W C Street<br>Basin, WY 82410<br>Phone: 307.568.2357<br>[http://www.bighorncountywy.gov/ '''Big Horn County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Big Horn County Courthouse<br>420 W C Street<br>Basin, WY 82410<br>Phone: 307.568.2357<br>[http://www.bighorncountywy.gov/ '''Big Horn County Website'''] }}  
  
County Courthouse
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==== Historical Facts  ====
  
County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1896; <br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1896<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Big Horn County, Wyoming</ref>  
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==== Historical Facts  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>----*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1897*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>----*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1885</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1897</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1897</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Big Horn County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Big Horn County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 12 March 1890 from [[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]], [[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]] and [[Sheridan County, Wyoming|Sheridan]] counties  
 
*'''Parent County:''' created 12 March 1890 from [[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]], [[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]] and [[Sheridan County, Wyoming|Sheridan]] counties  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
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==== Biography  ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
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==== Census  ====
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Basin|subject|disp=Basin}}  
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{{Census|Wyoming}}  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaver,_Wyoming Deaver]
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Greybull|subject|disp=Greybull}}
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==== Church Records  ====
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Lovell|subject|disp=Lovell}}
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Penrose|subject|disp=Penrose}}
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{{WY Church Intro}}
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Burlington|subject|disp=Burlington}}
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emblem,_Wyoming Emblem]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyattville,_Wyoming Hyattville]
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Manderson|subject|disp=Manderson}}
 
| Quality (hist.)
 
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Byron|subject|disp=Byron}}
 
| Flitners Corner
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Ionia|subject|disp=Ionia}}
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meadow_Lark_Lake,_Wyoming Meadow Lark Lake]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell,_Wyoming Shell]
 
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Cowley|subject|disp=Cowley}}
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frannie,_Wyoming Frannie]
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Kane|subject|disp=Kane}}
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Otto|subject|disp=Otto}}  
 
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
  
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:*Basin, Belfry, Burlington, Byron, Cody, Cowley, Greybull, Ionia, Lovell, Lovell West, Otto
  
=== Resources ===
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Directories ====
  
==== Census ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
*Basin, Belfry, Burlington, Byron, Cody, Cowley, Greybull, Ionia, Lovell, Lovell West and Otto.
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==== History ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{WY History Intro}}
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{WY Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{WY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
The bulk of the probate case files from the 1890's to the 1940's have been transferred to the Wyoming State Archives in Cheyenne. Check their website for additional details.  
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{{WY Probate Intro|Albany}}
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The bulk of the probate case files from the 1890's to the 1940's have been transferred to the Wyoming State Archives in Cheyenne. Check their website for additional details.
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1896.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1896.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Big Horn County, Wyoming</ref>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[[Basin-Greybull Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[[Burlington Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[[Lovell Wyoming Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{WY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
1,936 marriages from 20 Jan 1897 to 13 Nov 1922 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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{{WY Vital Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth =====
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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===== Marriage =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 1,936 marriages 20 Jan 1897 to 13 Nov 1922
*[[Basin-Greybull Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
*[[Burlington Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
*[[Lovell Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites ==
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===== Death =====
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==== Websites ====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wybighor/ The Big Horn WY GenWeb Project], a member of [[WYGenWeb|The WYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wybighor/ The Big Horn WY GenWeb Project], a member of [[WYGenWeb|The WYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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=== Places  ===
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Basin|subject|disp=Basin}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaver,_Wyoming Deaver]
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Greybull|subject|disp=Greybull}}
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Lovell|subject|disp=Lovell}}
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Penrose|subject|disp=Penrose}}
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Burlington|subject|disp=Burlington}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emblem,_Wyoming Emblem]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyattville,_Wyoming Hyattville]
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Manderson|subject|disp=Manderson}}
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| Quality (hist.)
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Byron|subject|disp=Byron}}
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| Flitners Corner
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Ionia|subject|disp=Ionia}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meadow_Lark_Lake,_Wyoming Meadow Lark Lake]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell,_Wyoming Shell]
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Cowley|subject|disp=Cowley}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frannie,_Wyoming Frannie]
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Kane|subject|disp=Kane}}
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Otto|subject|disp=Otto}}
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=== References  ===
  
 
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Guide to Big Horn County Wyoming genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Big Horn County, Wyoming
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 12, 1890
County Seat Basin
Courthouse
Address Big Horn County Courthouse
420 W C Street
Basin, WY 82410
Phone: 307.568.2357
Big Horn County Website


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
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1897*
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1885
1897
1897
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Big Horn 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

  • Basin, Belfry, Burlington, Byron, Cody, Cowley, Greybull, Ionia, Lovell, Lovell West, Otto

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Template:WY History Intro

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.

Maps

Migration

Military

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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.

The bulk of the probate case files from the 1890's to the 1940's have been transferred to the Wyoming State Archives in Cheyenne. Check their website for additional details.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1896.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1896.[2]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

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

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

Birth
Marriage
Death

Websites

Places

Basin Deaver Greybull Lovell Penrose
Burlington Emblem Hyattville Manderson Quality (hist.)
Byron Flitners Corner Ionia Meadow Lark Lake Shell
Cowley Frannie Kane Otto

References

  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. Big Horn County, Wyoming