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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lincoln_County,_Wyoming|Lincoln County]]
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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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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lincoln County  
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| county_map =
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| state = Wyoming
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| founded year = 1913
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| founded date = February 20
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| seat = Kemmerer
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| building image =
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| building address = Lincoln County Courthouse<br>PO Box 670<br>Kemmerer, WY 83101<br>Phone: 307.877.9056<br>[http://www.lcwy.org/ '''Lincoln County Website'''] }}
  
 
[[Image:Lincoln County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|250px]]  
 
[[Image:Lincoln County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|250px]]  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>
  
== History ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lincoln County, Wyoming#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lincoln County, Wyoming#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lincoln County, Wyoming#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lincoln County, Wyoming#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lincoln County, Wyoming#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lincoln County, Wyoming#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>----*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1913*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>----*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1871</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1899</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Lincoln County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Lincoln County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Lincoln County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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'''1913--''''''Lincoln''' County was created 20 February 1913&nbsp;from [[Uinta County, Wyoming|Uinta ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Kemmerer <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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*'''Parent County:''' created 20 February 1913 from [[Uinta County, Wyoming|Uinta ]]County.  
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*'''County Seat:''' Kemmerer <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:'''
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
{{Lincoln County, Wyoming}}
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==== Biography  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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*Cokeville [http://www.cokevillehs.org/headstones.html Headstones] and [http://www.cokevillehs.org/obituaries.html Obituaries] Sponsored by the Cokeville Historical Society
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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:*Border Cemetery
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:*Cokeville Cemetery
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:*Geneva Cemetery
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:*Raymond Cemetery
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:*Sage Cemetery
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:*Smith Fork Cemetery
  
The following is a list of cemeteries in Lincoln County:
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*Kemmerer [http://www.kemmererhs.org/headstones_shell.html Headstones] Sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Society
  
*[[South Lincoln Cemetery (Lincoln County, Wyoming)|South Lincoln Cemetery]]
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:*Beaver Cemetrey
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:*Diamondville Cemetery
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:*Ham's Fork Cemetery
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:*Holden Cemetery
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:*Kemmerer Cemetery  
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:*Twin Creeks Cemetery
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:*Viola-LaBarge Cemetery
  
===== Cokeville [http://www.cokevillehs.org/headstones.html Headstones] and [http://www.cokevillehs.org/obituaries.html Obituaries]&nbsp;(Sponsored by the Cokeville Historical Society)  =====
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*Star Valley [http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/headstones_shell.html Headstones] and [http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/obituaries_shell.html Obituaries] Sponsored by the Star Valley Historical Society
  
*Border Cemetery  
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:*Afton Cemetery  
*Cokeville Cemetery  
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:*Alpine Cemetery  
*Geneva Cemetery  
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:*Amesville Cemetery  
*Raymond Cemetery  
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:*Auburn Cemetery  
*Sage Cemetery  
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:*Bedford Cemetery  
*Smith Fork Cemetery
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:*Etna Cemetery
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:*Fairview Cemetery
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:*Freedom Cemetery
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:*Grover Cemetery
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:*Smoot Cemetery
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:*Thayne Cemetery
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:*Turnerville Cemetery
  
===== Kemmerer [http://www.kemmererhs.org/headstones_shell.html Headstones] (Sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Society) =====
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*[http://lchs.zenfolio.com/f365028383 Star Valley Sexton Records]  
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*[[South Lincoln Cemetery (Lincoln County, Wyoming)|South Lincoln Cemetery]]
  
*Beaver Cemetrey
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==== Census  ====
*Diamondville Cemetery
 
*Ham's Fork Cemetery
 
*Holden Cemetery
 
*Kemmerer Cemetery
 
*Twin Creeks Cemetery
 
*Viola-LaBarge Cemetery
 
  
===== Star Valley [http://www.svhs.us/Headstones_Shell.html Headstones] and [http://www.svhs.us/Obituaries_Shell.html Obituaries] (Sponsored by the Star Valley Historical Society)  =====
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
  
*Afton Cemetery
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==== Church Records  ====
*Alpine Cemetery
 
*Amesville Cemetery
 
*Auburn Cemetery
 
*Bedford Cemetery
 
*Etna Cemetery
 
*Fairview Cemetery
 
*Freedom Cemetery
 
*Grover Cemetery
 
*Smoot Cemetery
 
*Thayne Cemetery
 
*Turnerville Cemetery
 
  
==== Church ====
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{{WY Church Intro}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
  
 
*Afton  
 
*Afton  
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*Turnerville
 
*Turnerville
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
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==== Directories ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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{{WY History Intro}}
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:*[http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/Oral_Histories.html Star Valley Oral Histories]
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:*[http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/Pioneer_Families.html Star Valley Pioneer Families]&nbsp;(settled prior to 1886)
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{WY Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
===== Cokeville =====
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{{WY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Cokeville Register 1914-1919 and other early Wyoming newspapers]
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:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
  
===== Kemmerer Newspapers<br> =====
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::*''Cokeville Register'' 1914–1919
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::*''Kemmerer Camera'' 1901–1921
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::*''Kemmerer Republican'' 1914–1920
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::*''Star Valley Pioneer''/''Star Valley Independent'' 1901–1922
  
*Read the actual issues of the early [http://wyonewspapers.org/ Kemmerer Camera from 1901 to 1921] and the [http://wyonewspapers.org/ Kemmerer Republican from 1914 through 1920].
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
===== Star Valley Newspapers =====
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==== Probate  ====
  
*Read the early issues of the&nbsp;[http://www.wyonewspapers.org/ Star Valley Pioneer/Star Valley Independent from 1901 through 1922]. Other historical newspapers throughout the State of Wyoming may be found at this website as well
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{{WY Probate Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Public Records ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1913 and land records.<br> Clerk District Court has divorce and probate records from 1913 and court records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Lincoln County, Wyoming</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[[Afton Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[http://www.cokevillehs.org/index.html Cokeville Historical Society]
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:*[[Kemmerer Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[http://http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/index.html Star Valley Historical Society]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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:*[http://cokevillehs.lincolncountywy.org/ Cokeville Historical Society]
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:*[http://kemmererhs.lincolncountywy.org/ Lincoln County Historical Society]
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:*[http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/ Star Valley Historical Society]
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==== Taxation ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{WY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
2,231 marriages from 12 Jan 1899 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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{{WY Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Marriage =====
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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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
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Death =====
*[[Afton Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
*[[Kemmerer Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Websites ====
  
 
*[http://www.lcwy.org/clerk.asp County Clerk]  
 
*[http://www.lcwy.org/clerk.asp County Clerk]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wylincol/ GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wylincol/ GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wylincol/looks.html Lookups (GenWeb)]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wylincol/looks.html Lookups (GenWeb)]  
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*[http://lchs.zenfolio.com/p484890904 Star Valley Historical Photographs]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]  
 
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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=== Places  ===
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{{Lincoln County, Wyoming}}
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=== References  ===
  
 
{{reflist}}  
 
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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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Lincoln County, Wyoming
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 20, 1913
County Seat Kemmerer
Courthouse
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
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
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1913*
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1871
1899
1913
* 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

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

  • 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

Census

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

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Template:WY History Intro

Land and Property

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

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

Maps

Migration

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

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

In most counties in Wyoming, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Wyoming- Lincoln - Probate records.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

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

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Wyoming tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records.

See also How to order Wyoming Vital Records, order electronically online $ or download an application for Wyoming Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail. For records more than 50 years old visit Wyoming State Archives

Birth
Marriage
Death

Websites

Places

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map 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