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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Converse_County,_Wyoming|Converse County]]''  
  
'''Converse County, Wyoming''' is a county in Eastern [[Wyoming|Wyoming]].
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Guide to '''Converse County Wyoming genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. [[Image:Converse County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|Converse County Wyoming.png]]  
  
[[Image:Converse County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|Location of Converse County in Wyoming]]
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{{WYDC}}
  
== County Courthouse ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Converse County
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| county_map =
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| state = Wyoming
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| state_map = Wyoming.png
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| latd =
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| founded year = 1888
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| founded date = March 9
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| seat = Douglas
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| building image =  
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| building address = Converse County Courthouse<br>107 N 5th Street<br>PO Box 990<br>Douglas, WY 82633<br>Phone: 307.358.2244<br>[http://conversecounty.org/ '''Converse County Website'''] }}
  
[http://www.conversecounty.org/gov_admin/clerk.htm Converse County]
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== History ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
Organized in 1888, Converse County is roughly 4,255 square miles. In 2005, the population was 12,766. The county seat is [[Douglas, Wyoming|Douglas]].  
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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|-
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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>'''[[Converse County, Wyoming#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Converse County, Wyoming#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Converse County, Wyoming#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Converse County, Wyoming#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Converse County, Wyoming#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Converse 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>1888*</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>1882</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1889</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1888</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Converse County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Converse County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Converse County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== Parent County ====
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*'''Parent County:''' created 9 March 1888 from [[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]] and [[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]] counties
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*'''County Seat:''' Douglas <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]] | [[Campbell County, Wyoming|Campbell]] | [[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon]] | [[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]] | [[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]] | [[Niobrara County, Wyoming|Niobrara]] | [[Platte County, Wyoming|Platte]] [[Weston County, Wyoming|Weston]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Biography ====
  
*'''Cities:''' [[Douglas, Wyoming|Douglas]]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
*'''Towns:''' [[Glenrock, Wyoming|Glenrock]] | [[Lost Springs, Wyoming|Lost Springs]] | [[Rolling Hills, Wyoming|Rolling Hills]]<br>
 
*'''Unincorporated Communities:''' [[Bill, Wyoming|Bill]] | [[Shawnee, Wyoming|Shawnee]] |[[Orin, Wyoming|Orin]] | [[Parkerton, Wyoming|Parkerton]]
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Census ====
  
[[Campbell County, Wyoming|Campbell]] | [[Weston County, Wyoming|Weston]] | [[Niobrara County, Wyoming|Niobrara]] | [[Platte County, Wyoming|Platte]] | [[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]] |[[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon]] | [[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]] | [[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]]
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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{{WY Church Intro}}
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Church  ====
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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  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Bozeman Trail]] 1863 from Fort Fetterman near Douglas, Wyoming to Virginia City, Montana<ref>"Bozeman Trail" in ''Legends of America'' at http://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-armyindianwars3.html (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{WY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate ====
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{{WY Probate Intro|Albany}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Courthouse [http://www.conversecounty.org/gov_admin/clerk.htm Converse County]
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County Clerk has marriage, land, military discharge and tax records from 1888 and poll records from 1930; Clerk Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1888<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Converse County, Wyoming</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[[Douglas Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[[Glenrock 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  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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{{WY Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage =====
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===== Death =====
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Websites ====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyconver/ GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyconver/ GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyconver/lookups.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyconver/lookups.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Converse_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Converse_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205147&subject_disp=Wyoming%2C+Converse&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Converse|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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=== Places  ===
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{| width="800" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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| Ammon
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| Clayton
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenrock,_Wyoming Glenrock]
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| Parkerton
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill,_Wyoming Bill]
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Converse%2C+Douglas|subject|disp=Douglas}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Springs,_Wyoming Lost Springs]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_Hills,_Wyoming Rolling Hills]
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| Birkner Hill
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esterbrook,_Wyoming Esterbrook]
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| Orin
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawnee,_Wyoming Shawnee]
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| Boxelder
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Converse%2C+Fetterman|subject|disp=Fetterman}}
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| Orpha
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=== References  ===
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<references />
  
== References  ==
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}
  
 
[[Category:Converse_County,_Wyoming]]
 
[[Category:Converse_County,_Wyoming]]

Revision as of 17:37, 25 June 2013

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Guide to Converse County Wyoming genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Converse County, Wyoming
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 9, 1888
County Seat Douglas
Courthouse
Address Converse County Courthouse
107 N 5th Street
PO Box 990
Douglas, WY 82633
Phone: 307.358.2244
Converse County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
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1888*
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1882
1889
1888
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Converse 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.

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

Early migration routes to and from Converse County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Converse 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.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Courthouse Converse County

County Clerk has marriage, land, military discharge and tax records from 1888 and poll records from 1930; Clerk Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1888[6]

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

Ammon Clayton Glenrock Parkerton
Bill Douglas Lost Springs Rolling Hills
Birkner Hill Esterbrook Orin Shawnee
Boxelder Fetterman Orpha

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  3. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. "Bozeman Trail" in Legends of America at http://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-armyindianwars3.html (accessed 18 July 2011).
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Converse County, Wyoming