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|parent county= [[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Laramie]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Goshen County
 
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| state = Wyoming
 
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| founded year = 1911
 
| founded date = February 9
 
| seat = Torrington
 
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| building address = Goshen County Courthouse<br>2125 E A Street<br>PO Box 160<br>Torrington, WY 82240<br>Phone: 307.532.4051<br>[http://goshencounty.org/ '''Goshen County Website'''] }}
 
  
[[Image:Goshen County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|Goshen County Wyoming.png]]
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It was organized on January 6, 1913 with Torrington as its county seat. 
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Named for Goshen Hole, a basin in the area which is to the south of a range of hills along the North Platte River. It is located in top center area of the state.
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<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/goshen/history_index.html accessed 11/11/2016</ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Goshen}}
  
=== Historical Facts  ===
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Goshen County Courthouse<br>2125 E A Street<br>PO Box 160<br>Torrington, WY 82240<br>Phone: 307.532.4051<br>[http://goshencounty.org/ '''Goshen County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Goshen County, Wyoming</ref>
  
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=== Goshen 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>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>'''[[Goshen County, Wyoming#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Goshen County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Goshen County, Wyoming#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Goshen County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Goshen County, Wyoming#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Goshen County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Goshen County, Wyoming#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Goshen County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Goshen County, Wyoming#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Goshen County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Goshen County, Wyoming#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Goshen County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Goshen County, Wyoming Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| 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>1913*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
| 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>1913</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Goshen County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Goshen County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Goshen 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 9 February 1911 from [[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]] county  
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=== Record Loss ===
*'''County seat: ''' Torrington <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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Banner County, Nebraska|Banner County, Nebraska]] | [[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]] | [[Niobrara County, Wyoming|Niobrara]] | [[Platte County, Wyoming|Platte]] | [[Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska|Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska]] | [[Sioux County, Nebraska|Sioux County, Nebraska]]
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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|Goshen}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 9 February 1911 from [[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Laramie]] county
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*'''County seat: ''' Torrington <ref>''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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===Populated Places===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Goshen County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goshen_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 21 November 2016.</ref>
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrington,_Wyoming Torrington (county seat)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Laramie,_Wyoming Fort Laramie]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Grange,_Wyoming La Grange]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingle,_Wyoming Lingle]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoder,_Wyoming Yoder]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Em,_Wyoming Jay Em]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawk_Springs,_Wyoming Hawk Springs]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntley,_Wyoming Huntley]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veteran,_Wyoming Veteran]</div>
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* Cottier
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* Fonda
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* Heldt</div>
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* Rockeagle
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* South Torrington
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* Trelona (hist.)</div>
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* Wycross</div>
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Goshen}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Goshen}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Goshen}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Goshen}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Goshen}}
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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 Goshen 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=3126&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://hometownchronicles.com/wy/goshen/ USGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wy/goshen/goshen.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/goshen.htm Tombstone Project]
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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|470081|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Goshen+Wyoming&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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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=3126 Findagrave.com]
  
=== Resources  ===
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Goshen%20#/ Billion Graves]
  
==== Biography  ====
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Goshen-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Goshen County Cemetery Records]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
  
==== Census  ====
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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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{{Census|Wyoming}}
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The following web site has additional information on Goshen county cemeteries.
  
==== Church Records ====
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment.net] Wyoming cemetery records by county.
  
{{WY Church Intro}}
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WY Census Intro|Goshen}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goshen_County,_Wyoming "wikipedia.org"]
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|1920 | 8064
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|1930 | 11754
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|1940 | 12207
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|1950 | 12634
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|1960 | 11941
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|1970 | 10885
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|1980 | 12040
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|1990 | 12373
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|2000 | 12538
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|2010 | 13249
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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
  
==== Court Records ====
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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]].
  
==== Directories ====
 
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
  
==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Group  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Goshen}}
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Goshen}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Goshen}}
  
==== History ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Goshen}}
  
{{WY History Intro}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Goshen}}
  
==== Land and Property ====
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Goshen}}
  
{{WY Land Intro}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Goshen}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Goshen}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WY Land Intro|Goshen}}
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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 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Goshen}}
  
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte 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>
 
:*[[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>
 
  
==== Military  ====
 
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro|Goshen}}
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[[Image:Wygoshen.jpg|500px|right]]
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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
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Goshen}}
  
{{WY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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Early migration routes to and from Goshen County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
  
:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
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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>
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Goshen}}
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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>
  
==== Probate ====
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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]].
  
{{WY Probate Intro|Albany}}
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WY Naturalization Intro|Goshen}}
  
==== Public Records  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WY Newspapers Intro|Goshen}}
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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
  
==== Repositories  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Goshen}}
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Goshen}}
  
County Clerk has marriage and land records.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Goshen County, Wyoming</ref>
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Goshen}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Goshen}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/29?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Wyoming - Goshen search page]
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Goshen}}
  
:*[[Torrington Wyoming Family History Center]]
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Goshen}}
  
===== Libraries  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Goshen}}
  
===== Museums  =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Goshen}}
  
===== Societies  =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Goshen}}
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete,over 122 marriages 8 Jan 1913 to 19 Apr 1917  [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.
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Death Intro|Goshen}}
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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)
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Goshen}}
  
{{WY Tax Intro}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Goshen}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Goshen}}
  
{{WY Vital Intro}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
===== Birth  =====
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:*[[Torrington Wyoming Family History Center]]
  
===== Marriage  =====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Goshen}}
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'''Goshen County Library'''<br>2001 East A St<br>Torrington, WY 82240-2825 <br>Phone: (307) 532-3411 <br>Fax: (307) 532-2169<br>Library Director: Joan Brinkley, Director<br>[http://www.goshencounty.org/index.php/library Website]
  
:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 122 marriages 8 Jan 1913 to 19 Apr 1917
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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro|Goshen}}
  
===== Death =====
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Goshen}}
  
==== Websites  ====
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
  
[http://goshencounty.org/Clerk/ County Clerk]<br> [http://www.hometownchronicles.com/wy/goshen/index.htm GenWeb]<br> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goshen_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]<br> {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Goshen|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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''' Goshen County Chapter'''<br>Torrington, WY 82240<br>
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''Wyoming State Historical Society''<br>Linda Fabian, Executive Secretary<br>P. O. Box 247<br>Wheatland, WY 82201<br>Phone: 307-322-3014<br>[mailto:linda@wyshs.org linda@wyshs.org]<br>[http://www.wyshs.org/about/chapters/goshen-county-chapter Website]<br><br>
  
=== Places  ===
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== Websites ==
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{{WY Websites Intro|Goshen}}
  
{| width="800" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/goshen-county/ Goshen County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy on Genealogy Inc]  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
| Cottier
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
| Heldt
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/goshen/ Genealogy Trails]
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Goshen%2C+Lingle|subject|disp=Lingle}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205159|Wyoming|Goshen}}
| Trelona (hist.)
 
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| Fonda
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntley,_Wyoming Huntley]  
 
| Rockeagle
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Goshen%2C+Veteran|subject|disp=Veteran}}
 
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Goshen%2C+Fort+Laramie|subject|disp=Fort Laramie}}
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Em,_Wyoming Jay Em]  
 
| South Torrington
 
| Wycross
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawk_Springs,_Wyoming Hawk Springs]  
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Grange,_Wyoming La Grange]  
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Goshen%2C+Torrington|subject|disp=Torrington}}  
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoder,_Wyoming Yoder]
 
|}
 
  
=== References  ===
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WY Research Guides Intro|Goshen}}
  
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}  
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Latest revision as of 17:53, 12 July 2017

United States
Wyoming
Goshen County



Guide to Goshen 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: Torrington
Organized: February 9, 1911
Parent County(s): Laramie [1]
Neighboring Counties
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Courthouse
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Location Map
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County Information

Description

It was organized on January 6, 1913 with Torrington as its county seat. Named for Goshen Hole, a basin in the area which is to the south of a range of hills along the North Platte River. It is located in top center area of the state. [2]

County Courthouse

Goshen County Courthouse
2125 E A Street
PO Box 160
Torrington, WY 82240
Phone: 307.532.4051
Goshen County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[3]

Goshen 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 1913 1909 1913 1913 1913 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 9 February 1911 from Laramie county
  • County seat: Torrington [6]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[7]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Uncategorized Places
  • Cottier
  • Fonda
  • Heldt
  • Rockeagle
  • South Torrington
  • Trelona (hist.)
  • Wycross


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Goshen 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 Goshen 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
Year Pop.  %±
1920 8,064
1930 11,754 45.8%
1940 12,207 3.9%
1950 12,634 3.5%
1960 11,941 −5.5%
1970 10,885 −8.8%
1980 12,040 10.6%
1990 12,373 2.8%
2000 12,538 1.3%
2010 13,249 5.7%
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.

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

Wygoshen.jpg

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Goshen 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- Goshen - Probate records.

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

Goshen County Library
2001 East A St
Torrington, WY 82240-2825
Phone: (307) 532-3411
Fax: (307) 532-2169
Library Director: Joan Brinkley, Director
Website

Museums

Societies

County, Township and City Societies

Goshen County Chapter
Torrington, WY 82240
Wyoming State Historical Society
Linda Fabian, Executive Secretary
P. O. Box 247
Wheatland, WY 82201
Phone: 307-322-3014
linda@wyshs.org
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/goshen/history_index.html accessed 11/11/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Goshen County, Wyoming
  4. 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, "Goshen County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goshen_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 21 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).