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}}Guide to '''Fremont County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  March 5,  1884
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|county seat= Lander
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|parent county= [[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sweetwater]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy|Carbon]]
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|county2= [[Hot Springs County, Wyoming Genealogy|Hot Springs]]
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|county3= [[Natrona County, Wyoming Genealogy|Natrona]]
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|county4= [[Park County, Wyoming Genealogy|Park]]
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|county5= [[Sublette County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sublette]]
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|county6= [[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sweetwater]]
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|county7= [[Teton County, Wyoming Genealogy|Teton]]
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Fremont County was organized in 1884, and was named after John C. Fremont, general, explorer, and politician.  Lander is the county seat of Fremont County. It is located in Central Wyoming.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/fremont/ accessed 11/10/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Fremont}}
  
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Fremont County Courthouse<br>450 N 2nd Street<br>Lander, WY 82520<br>Phone: 307.332.2405<br>[http://fremontcountywy.org/ '''Fremont County Website''']<br><br>
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County clerk has marriage and land records from 1884, burial and military records.<br>Clerk of the District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Fremont County, Wyoming</ref>
  
[[Image:Fremont County Wyoming.png|thumb|right]]  
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=== Fremont County, Wyoming Record Dates  ===
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{{WY Records Intro}}
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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), Fremont 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="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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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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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
[http://fremontcountywy.org/ Fremont County Courthouse]<br> 450 N 2nd Street<br> Lander, WY 82520<br> Phone: 307.332.2405&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1884, <br>burial and military records; Clerk Distric Court has divorce,<br> probate and court records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Fremont County, Wyoming</ref>  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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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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{{WY Boundary Changes Intro|Fremont}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 5 March 1884 from [[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sweetwater]] county
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*'''County seat:''' Lander <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*Boundaries have been not changed since 1921.
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== History  ==
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===Populated Places===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Fremont County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 19 November 2016.</ref>
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lander,_Wyoming Lander (county seat)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverton,_Wyoming Riverton]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubois,_Wyoming Dubois]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson,_Wyoming Hudson]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavillion,_Wyoming Pavillion]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoshoni,_Wyoming Shoshoni]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinnear,_Wyoming Kinnear]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotey_Place,_Wyoming Kotey Place]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysite,_Wyoming Lysite]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miner%27s_Delight,_Wyoming Miner's Delight]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Stephens,_Wyoming St. Stephens]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pass_City,_Wyoming South Pass City]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arapahoe,_Wyoming Arapahoe]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_City,_Wyoming Atlantic City]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulder_Flats,_Wyoming Boulder Flats]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowheart,_Wyoming Crowheart]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethete,_Wyoming Ethete]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Washakie,_Wyoming Fort Washakie]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_City,_Wyoming Jeffrey City]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnstown,_Wyoming Johnstown]</div>
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* Bonneville
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* Boysen
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* Burris
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* Lost Cabin
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* Madden</div>
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* Midvale
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* Milford
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* Moneta
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* Morton
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* Myersville (hist.)</div>
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* Sand Draw
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* Sweetwater Station
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* Wind River</div>
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==== Parent County  ====
 
  
'''1884--''''''Fremont '''County was created 5 March 1884&nbsp;from [[Sweetwater County, Wyoming|Sweetwater]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Lander <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Fremont}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Fremont}}
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Fremont}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Fremont}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Fremont}}
  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arapahoe,_Wyoming Arapahoe]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Fremont County, Wyoming''' online and in print</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethete,_Wyoming Ethete]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysite,_Wyoming Lysite]
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Fremont%2C+Riverton|subject|disp=Riverton}}
 
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_City,_Wyoming Atlantic City]  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Washakie,_Wyoming Fort Washakie]  
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| Madden
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Stephens,_Wyoming Saint Stephens]
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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=3125&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyfremon/cemetery/cemeteries.htm USGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wy/fremont/fremont.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/fremont.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| Bonneville
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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>
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Fremont%2C+Hudson|subject|disp=Hudson}}  
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| Midvale
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* {{FHL|367293|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| Sand Draw
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Fremont+Wyoming&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulder_Flats,_Wyoming Boulder Flats]  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_City,_Wyoming Jeffrey City]  
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| Milford
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3125 Findagrave.com]
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Fremont%2C+Shoshoni|subject|disp=Shoshoni}}
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Fremont%20#/ Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Fremont-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Fremont County Cemetery Records]
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
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| Boysen
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wyoming Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnstown,_Wyoming Johnstown]
 
| Moneta
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pass_City,_Wyoming South Pass City]
 
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| Burris
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinnear,_Wyoming Kinnear]  
 
| Morton
 
| Sweetwater Station
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowheart,_Wyoming Crowheart]  
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Fremont%2C+Lander|subject|disp=Lander}}
 
| Myersville (hist.)
 
| Wind River
 
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Fremont%2C+Dubois|subject|disp=Dubois}}
 
| Lost Cabin
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavillion,_Wyoming Pavillion]
 
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The following web site has additional information on Fremont 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|Fremont}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_County,_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org"]
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|1890 | 2463 
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|1900 | 5357 
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|1910 | 11822
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|1920 | 11820
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|1930 | 10490
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|1940 | 16095
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|1950 | 19580
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|1960 | 26168
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|1970 | 28352 
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|1980 | 38992
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|1990 | 33662 
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|2000 | 35804
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|2010 | 40123
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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|Fremont}}
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''LDS Ward and Branch Records''
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:*Riverton
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Fremont}}
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*{{FHL|541290|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Fremont}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*{{FHL|630835|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
*[[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon]]
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
*[[Hot Springs County, Wyoming|Hot Springs]]
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Fremont}}
*[[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]]
 
*[[Park County, Wyoming|Park]]
 
*[[Sublette County, Wyoming|Sublette]]
 
*[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming|Sweetwater]]
 
*[[Teton County, Wyoming|Teton]]
 
*[[Washakie County, Wyoming|Washakie]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*{{FHL|433754|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Fremont}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Fremont}}
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Fremont}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Fremont}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WY Land Intro|Fremont}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
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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] and at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] and at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
*Riverton
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*{{FHL|541288|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Fremont}}
  
==== Land  ====
 
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE6457514&from=fhd|''Crossroads of the West : a pictorial history of Fremont County.'' 1965. n.p.; n.p.]
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{WY Fremont County}}}}
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{{WY Maps Intro|Fremont}}
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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
  
==== Migration ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Fremont}}
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:  
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Early migration routes to and from Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
  
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pass South Pass]  
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pass South Pass]
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_River Sweetwater River]  
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_River Sweetwater River]
:*[[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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:*[[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>
:*[[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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:*[[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>
 
:*[[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>
 
:*[[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>
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Fremont}}
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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>
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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]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WY Naturalization Intro|Fremont}}
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*{{FHL|573136|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WY Newspapers Intro|Fremont}}
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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 1887-1977
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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
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Fremont}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Fremont}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Fremont}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{WY Probate Intro|Fremont}}
  
 
The bulk of the probate case files from the 1880's to the 1940's have been transferred to the Wyoming State Archives in Cheyenne. Check their website for additional details.  
 
The bulk of the probate case files from the 1880'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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[http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/| Wyoming State Archives]
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=== School Records ===
 +
{{WY Schools Intro|Fremont}}
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=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{WY Tax Intro|Fremont}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Fremont}}
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*{{FHL|367294|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}367294
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Fremont}}
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Fremont County has birth records beginning 1884.<br>The State of Wyoming did not begin gathering birth records until 1909.
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Fremont}}
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, over 477 marriages 23 Jul 1867 to 31 Jan 1904  [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.
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==== Death ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Death Intro|Fremont}}
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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)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Fremont}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Fremont}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Fremont}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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:*[[Dubois Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[[Lander Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[[Riverton Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[[Shoshoni Wyoming Family History Center]]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Fremont}}
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{| width="90%"
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'''Fremont County Public Library]'''<br>451 N 2nd St<br>PO Box 910<br>Lander, WY 82520, USA<br>Phone: (307)307-332-5194<br>Fax: 307-332-1504<br>Library Director<br>332-1600, ext. 4010<br>[http://www.fclsonline.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Riverton Branch Library'''<br>1330 W Park Ave<br>Riverton, WY 82501, USA<br>Phone: 307-856-3556<br>Fax: 307-857-3722<br>[http://www.fclsonline.org/riverton-library/ Website]<br><br>
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| style="vertical-align:top; padding-right:1em"|
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'''Dubois Branch Library'''<br>202 N 1st St<br>Dubois, WY 82513, USA<br>Phone:  307-455-2992<br>Fax: 307-455-2032<br>
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Manager: Treva Higgins<br>Email: [mailto:thiggins@fclsonline.org thiggins@fclsonline.org]<br>[http://www.fclsonline.org/dubois-library/ Website]<br><br>
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|}
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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro|Fremont}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://fremontcountymuseums.com/ Fremont County Museums]
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Fremont}}
  
477 marriages from 23 Jul 1867 to 31 Jan 1904 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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*[http://www.genealogyalongtherockies.com/ Genealogy Along the Rockies]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
  
==== Family History Centers <br> ====
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'''Wyoming State Historical Society Fremont Chapter'''<br>435 Sweetwater Street<br>Lander, WY 82520<br>[http://www.wyshs.org/about/chapters/fremont-county-chapter Website]<br><br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Fremont County Genealogical Society Riverton Branch Library'''<br>Riverton Branch Library<br>1330 West Park Ave<br>Riverton, WY 82501<br>Phone: (307) 856-5310<br>[http://www.fclsonline.org/riverton-library/ Website]<br><br>
*[[Dubois Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
*[[Lander Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
*[[Riverton Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
*[[Shoshoni Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{WY Websites Intro|Fremont}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyfremon/ County Clerk]  
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*[http://museumoftheamericanwest.com/ Museum of the American West]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyfremon/ GenWeb]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/fremont-county/ Fremont County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyfremon/research.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Fremont|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyfremon/ Fremont County on GenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyfremont/research.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Fremont|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WY Research Guides Intro|Fremont}}
  
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== References ==
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}
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Latest revision as of 16:32, 13 October 2017

United States
Wyoming
Fremont County
Guide to Fremont 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: Lander
Organized: March 5, 1884
Parent County(s): Sweetwater [1]
Neighboring Counties
Carbon  • Hot Springs  • Natrona  • Park  • Sublette  • Sweetwater  • Teton  • Washakie
See County Maps
Courthouse
Fremont County Courthouse (Front).JPG
Location Map
Wy-fremont.png
Adoption



County Information

Description

Fremont County was organized in 1884, and was named after John C. Fremont, general, explorer, and politician. Lander is the county seat of Fremont County. It is located in Central Wyoming.[2]

County Courthouse

Fremont County Courthouse
450 N 2nd Street
Lander, WY 82520
Phone: 307.332.2405
Fremont County Website

County clerk has marriage and land records from 1884, burial and military records.
Clerk of the District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[3]

Fremont 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[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1909 1884 1909 1884 1884 1884 1850
*State birth and death records began in 1909. Limited compliance until 1922.[5]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • Parent County: created 5 March 1884 from Sweetwater county
  • County seat: Lander [6]
  • Boundaries have been not changed since 1921.

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[7]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Uncategorized Places
  • Bonneville
  • Boysen
  • Burris
  • Lost Cabin
  • Madden
  • Midvale
  • Milford
  • Moneta
  • Morton
  • Myersville (hist.)
  • Sand Draw
  • Sweetwater Station
  • Wind River


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Fremont 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 Fremont 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[8] and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (FHL film 2261365). The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Wyoming Territory.[9] 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.  %±
1890 2,463
1900 5,357 117.5%
1910 11,822 120.7%
1920 11,820 −0.0%
1930 10,490 −11.3%
1940 16,095 53.4%
1950 19,580 21.7%
1960 26,168 33.6%
1970 28,352 8.3%
1980 38,992 37.5%
1990 33,662 −13.7%
2000 35,804 6.4%
2010 40,123 12.1%
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

  • Riverton

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

Hot Springs CountyWashakie CountyNatrona CountyCarbon CountySweetwater CountySublette CountyPark CountyFremont CountyWY FREMONT.JPG
About this image
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration

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

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- Fremont - Probate records.

The bulk of the probate case files from the 1880's to the 1940's have been transferred to the Wyoming State Archives in Cheyenne. Check their website for additional details. Wyoming State Archives

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

Fremont County has birth records beginning 1884.
The State of Wyoming did not begin gathering birth records until 1909.

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

Fremont County Public Library]
451 N 2nd St
PO Box 910
Lander, WY 82520, USA
Phone: (307)307-332-5194
Fax: 307-332-1504
Library Director
332-1600, ext. 4010
Website

Riverton Branch Library
1330 W Park Ave
Riverton, WY 82501, USA
Phone: 307-856-3556
Fax: 307-857-3722
Website

Dubois Branch Library
202 N 1st St
Dubois, WY 82513, USA
Phone: 307-455-2992
Fax: 307-455-2032
Manager: Treva Higgins
Email: thiggins@fclsonline.org
Website

Museums

Societies

County, Township and City Societies

Wyoming State Historical Society Fremont Chapter
435 Sweetwater Street
Lander, WY 82520
Website

Fremont County Genealogical Society Riverton Branch Library
Riverton Branch Library
1330 West Park Ave
Riverton, WY 82501
Phone: (307) 856-5310
Website

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/fremont/ accessed 11/10/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Fremont County, Wyoming
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fremont 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Fremont County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 19 November 2016.
  8. On microfilm number: 2261365.
  9. ’'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.
  10. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  11. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  12. "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).