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==== History  ====
==== History  ====
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:*[http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/Oral_Histories.html Star Valley Oral Histories]  
:*[http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/Oral_Histories.html Star Valley Oral Histories]  
:*[http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/Pioneer_Families.html Star Valley Pioneer Families] (settled prior to 1886)
:*[http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/Pioneer_Families.html Star Valley Pioneer Families] (settled prior to 1886)
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:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 2,231 marriages dating from 12 Jan 1899
:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 2,231 marriages dating from 12 Jan 1899
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Revision as of 19:37, 5 July 2013

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Guide to Lincoln County Wyoming genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Lincoln County, Wyoming
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1913
County Seat Kemmerer
Address Lincoln County Courthouse
PO Box 670
Kemmerer, WY 83101
Phone: 307.877.9056
Lincoln County Website

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent County: created 20 February 1913 from Uinta County.
  • County Seat: Kemmerer [1]
  • Neighboring Counties:

Boundary Changes

Record Loss




  • Border Cemetery
  • Cokeville Cemetery
  • Geneva Cemetery
  • Raymond Cemetery
  • Sage Cemetery
  • Smith Fork Cemetery
  • Kemmerer Headstones Sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Society
  • Beaver Cemetrey
  • Diamondville Cemetery
  • Ham's Fork Cemetery
  • Holden Cemetery
  • Kemmerer Cemetery
  • Twin Creeks Cemetery
  • Viola-LaBarge Cemetery
  • Afton Cemetery
  • Alpine Cemetery
  • Amesville Cemetery
  • Auburn Cemetery
  • Bedford Cemetery
  • Etna Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Freedom Cemetery
  • Grover Cemetery
  • Smoot Cemetery
  • Thayne Cemetery
  • Turnerville Cemetery


For tips on accessing Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy census records online, see: Wyoming Census.

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Wyoming denominations, view the Wyoming Church Records wiki page.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Afton
  • Afton N.
  • Afton S.
  • Auburn
  • Bedford
  • Cokeville
  • Cumberland
  • Diamondvillle
  • Diamondville-Kemmerer
  • Elkol
  • Etna
  • Fairview
  • Freedom
  • Grover
  • Kemmerer
  • Kemmerer-Diamondville
  • Oakley
  • Osmond
  • Smoot
  • Thayne
  • Turnerville

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups




Template:WY History Intro

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Wyoming Land and Property for additional information about early Wyoming land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.



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


Naturalization and Citizenship


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

  • Cokeville Register 1914–1919
  • Kemmerer Camera 1901–1921
  • Kemmerer Republican 1914–1920
  • Star Valley Pioneer/Star Valley Independent 1901–1922



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- Lincoln - Probate records.

Public Records



County Clerk has marriage records from 1913 and land records.
Clerk District Court has divorce and probate records from 1913 and court records.[4]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers



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






  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map IV" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  3. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Lincoln County, Wyoming