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}}Guide to '''Big Horn County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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|organized=  March 12,  1890
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|county seat= Basin
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|parent county= [[Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy|Fremont]], [[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy|Johnson]] and [[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sheridan]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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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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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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Big Horn County was organized in 1897. The County Seat is Basin.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/bighorn/ accessed 11/10/2016</ref> Big Horn County is a county located in the north central part of Wyoming. Founded in 1897.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Horn_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/10/2016</ref>
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| founded year = 1890
 
| founded date = March 12
 
| seat = Basin  
 
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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'''] }}
 
  
==== Historical Facts  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Big Horn}}
  
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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''']<br>
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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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=== Big Horn County, Wyoming Record Dates  ===
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{{WY Records Intro}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Big Horn County, Wyoming. Page 766. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=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.</ref></center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1897*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1896
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>----*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1885</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1897
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1897</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1896
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1897</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1896
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
 
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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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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1909. Limited compliance until 1922.<ref>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.</ref></center>
 
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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
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=== Record Loss ===
*'''County Seat:''' Basin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Big Horn County, Montana|Big Horn County, Montana]] | [[Carbon County, Montana|Carbon County, Montana]] | [[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]] | [[Park County, Wyoming|Park]] | [[Sheridan County, Wyoming|Sheridan]] | [[Washakie County, Wyoming|Washakie]]
 
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WY Boundary Changes Intro|Big Horn}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Wyoming] - shows animated maps illustrating boundary changes for Wyoming Counties (1848-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WY_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Wyoming Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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*''Parent County:'' created 12 March 1890 from [[Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy|Fremont]], [[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy|Johnson]] and [[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sheridan]] counties
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*''County Seat:'' Basin <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources ===
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===Populated Places===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Big Horn County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Horn_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 19 November 2016.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basin,_Wyoming Basin (county seat)]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burlington,_Wyoming Burlington]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron,_Wyoming Byron]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowley,_Wyoming Cowley]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaver,_Wyoming Deaver]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frannie,_Wyoming Frannie]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greybull,_Wyoming Greybull]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovell,_Wyoming Lovell]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manderson,_Wyoming Manderson]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emblem,_Wyoming Emblem]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto,_Wyoming Otto]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meadow_Lark_Lake,_Wyoming Meadow Lark Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyattville,_Wyoming Hyattville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell,_Wyoming Shell]
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* Flitners Corner
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* Ionia</div>
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* Kane
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* Penrose</div>
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* Quality (hist.)</div>
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Big Horn}}
  
==== Biography  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Big Horn}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Big Horn}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Big Horn}}
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
  
==== Church Records  ====
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Big Horn}}
  
'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''  
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Big Horn County, Wyoming''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=53&GScnty=3120&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wybighor/cemeteries.html USGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/wy/bighorn/bighorn.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/bighorn.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top"| <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in <br>Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often <br>more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|511942|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Big+Horn+Wyoming&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3120 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Big%20Horn#/ Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/bighorn-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Big Horn County Cemetery Records]
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wyoming Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web site has additional information on Big Horn county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment.net] Wyoming cemetery records by county.
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WY Census Intro|Big Horn}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Horn_County,_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1900 |4328
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|1910 |8886
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|1920 |12105
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|1930 |11222
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|1940 |12911
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|1950 |13176
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|1960 |11898
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|1970 |10202 
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|1980 |11896 
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|1990 |10525 
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|2000 |11461
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|2010 |11668
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==== Territory and State Census Records ====
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*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1850 Utah Territory Census.
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*'''1860 - 1910''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3582 Wyoming Compiled Census] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — ($), index and images
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Wyoming was included in the 1860 Nebraska Territory Census
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Wyoming Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Wyoming Territory Census
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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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]].
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Big Horn}}
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''LDS Ward and Branch Records''
  
 
:*Basin, Belfry, Burlington, Byron, Cody, Cowley, Greybull, Ionia, Lovell, Lovell West, Otto
 
:*Basin, Belfry, Burlington, Byron, Cody, Cowley, Greybull, Ionia, Lovell, Lovell West, Otto
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Big Horn}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Big Horn}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Big Horn}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Big Horn}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Big Horn}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Big Horn}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Big Horn}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WY Land Intro|Big Horn}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Big Horn}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro|Big Horn}}
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[[Image:Wybighorn.jpg|right|450px]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Wyoming] - shows boundary changes for Wyoming Counties
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Wyoming/ Historical Maps and Atlases of wyoming] - maps and atlases of Wyoming
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Big Horn}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Big Horn}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Wyoming. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Wyoming Military Records|Wyoming Military Records]].<br>
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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''Civil War''<br>
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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.<br>
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*'''1861 -1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].— index
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*'''1883''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wy/pens1883.txt List of Civil War Pensioners, Wyoming, 1883] - Index only<br>
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*'''1890''' {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].— index
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''World War I''<br>
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*1917 - 1918 {{RecordSearch|1968530|U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
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''World War II''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/wyoming.html WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties for Wyoming] - Index only<br>
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For further information see [[Wyoming Military Records]].
  
==== History  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WY Naturalization Intro|Big Horn}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WY Newspapers Intro|Big Horn}}
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'' Wyoming Newspapers Online''
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*[http://newspapers.wyo.gov/ Wyoming Newspapers].
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/Wyoming GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Wyoming newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/wyoming/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Wyoming newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Wyoming newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Wyoming Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ 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
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Big Horn}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Big Horn}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Big Horn}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Big Horn}}
  
:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
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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.
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Big Horn}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Big Horn}}
  
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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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Big Horn}}
  
==== Public Records  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Big Horn}}
  
==== Repositories  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Big Horn}}
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete,over 1,936 marriages 20 Jan 1897 to 13 Nov 1922 [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
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*'''1867 - 1941''' [http://www.findmypast.com/articles/world-records/full-list-of-united-states-records/birth-marriage-and-death/wyoming-marriages-1867-1941 Wyoming Marriages 1867-1941] at findmypast ($), index.
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*'''1877 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1708702|Wyoming, Marriages, 1877-1920}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]— Index
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*'''1877 - 1920''' [http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30208/wyoming-marriages-1877-1920?s=218489221 Wyoming, Marriages, 1877-1920] at MyHeritage ($) — index.
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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==== Death ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Death Intro|Big Horn}}
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*[http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/DCD/Index.aspx Wyoming Death Index] at Wyoming State Archives — index (currently contains only A-E, it is a work in progress)
  
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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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Big Horn}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Big Horn}}
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Archives ===
:*[[Basin-Greybull Wyoming Family History Center]]
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{{WY Archives Intro|Big Horn}}
:*[[Burlington Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
:*[[Lovell Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
  
===== Libraries  =====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
===== Museums  =====
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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]]
  
===== Societies  =====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Big Horn}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro|Big Horn}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Big Horn}}
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
  
===== Birth  =====
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'''Big Horn County Chapter'''<br>P. O. Box 247<br>Wheatland, WY 82201<br>Phone: 307-322-4237<br>Email: [mailto:linda@wyshs.org linda@wyshs.org]<br>
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[http://www.wyshs.org/about/chapters/big-horn-county-chapter Website]<br><br>
  
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:*'''[http://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/big-horn-county-wyoming Big Horn County Historical Society]'''<br>[https://www.facebook.com/pg/WyoHistory.org/about/?ref=page_internal Big Horn County, Wyoming]
  
:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 1,936 marriages 20 Jan 1897 to 13 Nov 1922
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'''Libraries'''
  
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:*'''[http://bhclibrary.org Big Horn County Library]'''<br>430 West C Street (PO Box 231)<br>Basin, WY, USA<br>Phone: 307-568-2388<br>Email: donna.capellen@bighorncountywy.gov<br>Director: Donna Capellen
  
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:*'''[http://www.greybullpubliclibrary.org Greybull Public Library]'''<br>325 Greybull Avenue<br>P.O. Box 226<br>Greybull, WY 82426<br>Phone: 307-765-2551<br>Email: greypublib@yahoo.com
  
*[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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:*'''[http://www.lovellwylibrary.org Lovell Public Library]'''<br>300 Oregon Ave.<br>Lovell, WY  82431<br>Phone/Fax #307-548-7228<br>Email: lovell@lovellwylibrary.org
*[http://www.bighorncountywy.gov/dept.php?name=clerk&namev=County+Clerk County Clerk]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wybighor/lookups.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Horn_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]
 
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
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== Websites ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/big-horn-county/ Big Horn County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaver,_Wyoming Deaver]
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*[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]].
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Greybull|subject|disp=Greybull}}
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*[https://archive.is/Rw2rJ County Clerk]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Horn_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Big+Horn%2C+Penrose|subject|disp=Penrose}}
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*{{FHL|Wyoming Big Horn|subject|disp=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 [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
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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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=== References  ===
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WY Research Guides Intro|Big Horn}}
  
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Latest revision as of 17:38, 12 July 2017

United States
Wyoming
Big Horn County
Guide to Big Horn County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Basin
Organized: March 12, 1890
Parent County(s): Fremont, Johnson and Sheridan [1]
Neighboring Counties
Big Horn (MT)  • Carbon (MT)  • Johnson  • Park  • Sheridan  • Washakie
See County Maps
Courthouse
WyomingBigHornCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Big Horn County Wyoming.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption



County Information

Description

Big Horn County was organized in 1897. The County Seat is Basin.[2] Big Horn County is a county located in the north central part of Wyoming. Founded in 1897.[3]

County Courthouse

Big Horn County Courthouse
420 W C Street
Basin, WY 82410
Phone: 307.568.2357
Big Horn County Website
County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1896.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1896.[4]

Big Horn County, Wyoming Record Dates

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 1896 1909 1897 1896 1896 1850
*State birth and death records began in 1909. Limited compliance until 1922.[6]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[8]

Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Uncategorized Places
  • Flitners Corner
  • Ionia
  • Kane
  • Penrose
  • Quality (hist.)

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Big Horn County, Wyoming online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in
Print
(Often
more complete
)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Wyoming Cemeteries for more information

The following web site has additional information on Big Horn county cemeteries.

Census Records

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.  %±
1900 4,328
1910 8,886 105.3%
1920 12,105 36.2%
1930 11,222 −7.3%
1940 12,911 15.1%
1950 13,176 2.1%
1960 11,898 −9.7%
1970 10,202 −14.3%
1980 11,896 16.6%
1990 10,525 −11.5%
2000 11,461 8.9%
2010 11,668 1.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Territory and State Census Records

Federal Census Records

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

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, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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

Local Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

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

Newspapers

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

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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- Big Horn - 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.

School Records

Tax Records

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

  • Wyoming Death Index at Wyoming State Archives — index (currently contains only A-E, it is a work in progress)

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

County, Township and City Societies

Big Horn County Chapter
P. O. Box 247
Wheatland, WY 82201
Phone: 307-322-4237
Email: linda@wyshs.org
Website

Libraries

  • Big Horn County Library
    430 West C Street (PO Box 231)
    Basin, WY, USA
    Phone: 307-568-2388
    Email: donna.capellen@bighorncountywy.gov
    Director: Donna Capellen
  • Greybull Public Library
    325 Greybull Avenue
    P.O. Box 226
    Greybull, WY 82426
    Phone: 307-765-2551
    Email: greypublib@yahoo.com
  • Lovell Public Library
    300 Oregon Ave.
    Lovell, WY 82431
    Phone/Fax #307-548-7228
    Email: lovell@lovellwylibrary.org

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/bighorn/ accessed 11/10/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Horn_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/10/2016
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Big Horn County, Wyoming
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Big Horn County, Wyoming. Page 766. 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, "Big Horn County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Horn_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 19 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.