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}}Guide to '''Lincoln County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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|parent county= [[Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy|Uinta ]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== County Information ==
  
[[Image:Lincoln County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|250px|Lincoln County Wyoming.png]]
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=== Description ===
  
== County Courthouse ==
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Lincoln County was created February 21, 1911. The county was named for Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States. Lincoln County is the Southwest area of the state. Kemmerer (the county seat).<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/lincoln/ accessed 11/11/2016</ref>
  
[http://www.lcwy.org/ Lincoln County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 670; <br>Kemmerer, WY 83101<br> Phone: 307.877.9056&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1913 and land <br>records; Clerk District Court has divorce and probate <br>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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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Lincoln}}
  
== History  ==
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Lincoln County Courthouse<br>PO Box 670<br>Kemmerer, WY 83101<br>Phone: 307.877.9056<br>[http://www.lcwy.org/ '''Lincoln County Website''']<br><br>
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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>''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Lincoln County, Wyoming</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Lincoln 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), Lincoln 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" | '''[[Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln 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" |1913
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
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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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'''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 class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Wyoming] - shows 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|Lincoln}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 20 February 1913 from [[Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy|Uinta ]]County.
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*'''County Seat:''' Kemmerer <ref>''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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==== Record Loss  ====
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===Populated Places===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lincoln County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 21 November 2016.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kemmerer,_Wyoming Kemmerer (county seat)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afton,_Wyoming Afton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine,_Wyoming Alpine]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cokeville,_Wyoming Cokeville]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamondville,_Wyoming Diamondville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opal,_Wyoming Opal]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Valley_Ranch,_Wyoming Star Valley Ranch]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thayne,_Wyoming Thayne]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_Junction,_Wyoming Border Junction]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontier,_Wyoming Frontier]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sage,_Wyoming Sage]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_Northeast,_Wyoming Alpine Northeast]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_Northwest,_Wyoming Alpine Northwest]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn,_Wyoming Auburn]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedford,_Wyoming Bedford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etna,_Wyoming Etna]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairview,_Wyoming Fairview]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontenelle,_Wyoming Fontenelle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom,_Idaho_and_Wyoming Freedom]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover,_Wyoming Grover]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordic,_Wyoming Nordic]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakley,_Wyoming Oakley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmond,_Wyoming Osmond]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoot,_Wyoming Smoot]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor,_Wyoming Taylor]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turnerville,_Wyoming Turnerville]</div>
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Lincoln}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Lincoln}}
  
{{Lincoln County, Wyoming}}  
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Lincoln}}
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Lincoln}}
  
The following is a list of cemeteries in Lincoln County:  
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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 Lincoln 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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*[[South Lincoln Cemetery (Lincoln County, Wyoming)|South Lincoln Cemetery]]
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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=3130&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
===== 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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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wylincol/index.html USGenWeb]
  
*Border Cemetery
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wy/lincoln/lincoln.htm GenWeb Archives]
*Cokeville Cemetery
 
*Geneva Cemetery
 
*Raymond Cemetery
 
*Sage Cemetery
 
*Smith Fork Cemetery
 
  
===== Kemmerer [http://www.kemmererhs.org/headstones_shell.html Headstones] (Sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Society)  =====
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/lincoln.htm Tombstone Project]
  
*Beaver Cemetrey
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
*Diamondville Cemetery
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*Ham's Fork Cemetery  
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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>
*Holden Cemetery
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top"|
*Kemmerer Cemetery
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* {{FHL|374966|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
*Twin Creeks Cemetery
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lincoln+Wyoming&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
*Viola-LaBarge Cemetery
 
  
===== 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)  =====
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3130 Findagrave.com]
  
*Afton Cemetery
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Lincoln%20#/ Billion Graves]
*Alpine Cemetery
 
*Amesville Cemetery
 
*Auburn Cemetery
 
*Bedford Cemetery
 
*Etna Cemetery
 
*Fairview Cemetery
 
*Freedom Cemetery
 
*Grover Cemetery
 
*Smoot Cemetery
 
*Thayne Cemetery
 
*Turnerville Cemetery
 
  
[http://lchs.zenfolio.com/f365028383 Star Valley Sexton Records]  
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Lincoln-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Lincoln County Cemetery Records]
  
==== Census  ====
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}  
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==== Church  ====
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The following web sites have additional information on Lincoln county cemeteries.
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment.net] Wyoming cemetery records by county.
  
*Afton  
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* [http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/headstones_shell.html Star Valley Historical Society]
*Afton N.  
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*Afton S.  
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=== Census Records ===
*Auburn  
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{{WY Census Intro|Lincoln}}
*Bedford  
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{{Historical populations
*Cokeville  
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*Cumberland  
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*Diamondvillle  
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County,_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org".]
*Diamondville-Kemmerer  
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|1920 |12487
*Elkol  
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|1930 |10894
*Etna  
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|1940 |10296
*Fairview  
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|1950 |9023
*Freedom  
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|1960 |9018
*Grover  
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|1970 |8640
*Kemmerer  
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|1980 |12177
*Kemmerer-Diamondville  
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|1990 |12625
*Oakley  
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|2000 |14573
*Osmond  
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|2010 |18106
*Smoot  
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*Thayne  
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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|Lincoln}}
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''LDS Ward and Branches''
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*Afton
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*Afton N.
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*Afton S.
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*Auburn
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*Bedford
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*Cokeville
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*Cumberland
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*Diamondvillle
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*Diamondville-Kemmerer
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*Elkol
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*Etna
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*Fairview
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*Freedom
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*Grover
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*Kemmerer
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*Kemmerer-Diamondville
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*Oakley
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*Osmond
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*Smoot
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*Thayne
 
*Turnerville
 
*Turnerville
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Lincoln}}
  
[http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/Oral_Histories.html Star Valley Oral Histories]
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Lincoln}}
  
[http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/Pioneer_Families.html Star Valley Pioneer Families]&nbsp;(settled prior to 1886)
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WY Land Intro|Lincoln}}
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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://search.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|Lincoln}}
  
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_River Green River]  
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*''History of the Upper Hamsfork Valley.'' 1974. By Jacob W Antilla. Kemmerer, Wyoming: J.W. Antilla;
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map IV" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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**{{FSbook|6457444}}<br>
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sublette_Cutoff#Sublette-Greenwood_Cutoff Sublette-Greenwood Cutoff] 1844 from South Pass, Wyoming to Fort Hall, Idaho  
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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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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro|Lincoln}}
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{{WY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{WY Lincoln County}}}}
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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
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Lincoln}}
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Early migration routes to and from Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_River Green 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 IV" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sublette_Cutoff#Sublette-Greenwood_Cutoff Sublette-Greenwood Cutoff] 1844 from South Pass, Wyoming to Fort Hall, Idaho
 
:*[[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>
 
:*[[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>
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Lincoln}}
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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|Lincoln}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WY Newspapers Intro|Lincoln}}
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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
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:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
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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
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Lincoln}}
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*'''1901-present''' - [http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/obituaries_shell.html Star Valley Historical Society]
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*'''1901-2015''' - {{RecordSearch|2103497|Wyoming Star Valley Independent Obituaries 1901-2015}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Lincoln}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Lincoln}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Lincoln}}
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, over 2,231 marriages dating from 12 Jan 1899 [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|Lincoln}}
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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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*'''1901-2015''' - {{RecordSearch|2103497|Wyoming, Star Valley Independent Obituaries, 1901-2015}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Lincoln}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
===== Cokeville  =====
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:*[[Afton Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[[Kemmerer Wyoming Family History Center]]
  
*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Cokeville Register 1914-1919 and other early Wyoming newspapers]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Lincoln}}
  
===== Kemmerer Newspapers<br>  =====
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[https://www.linclib.org/ Lincoln County Library System]
  
*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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'''Star Valley Branch Library'''<br>261 S Washington St<br>Afton, WY 83110 USA<br>Phone: 307-885-3158<br>
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[https://linclib.org/locations.php?branch=starvalley Website]<br><br>
  
===== Star Valley Newspapers  =====
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'''Lincoln County Library'''<br>519 Emerald St<br>Kemmerer, WY 83101 USA<br>Phone: 307-877-6961<br>[https://linclib.org Website]<br><br>
  
*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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'''Alpine Branch Library'''<br>243 River Cir<br>Alpine, WY 83128 USA<br>Phone:  307-654-7323<br>Fax: (307) 654-3158<br>[https://linclib.org/locations.php?branch=alpine Website]<br><br>
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
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[http://www.lincolncountywy.org Lincoln County Website]
  
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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'''Lincoln County Historical Society'''<br>Box 224<br>Kemmerer, WY 83101<br>[http://kemmererhs.lincolncountywy.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
+
'''Cokeville Historical Society'''<br>c/o Charlotte Freeman<br> Cokeville, Wyoming 83114<br> Email: [mailto:dramamama42@yahoo.com dramamama42@yahoo.com] (Charlotte Freeman) or <br>[mailto:bktoomer@allwest.net bktoomer@allwest.net] (Karla Toomer)<br>[http://cokevillehs.lincolncountywy.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Star Valley Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 1212<br>Afton, Wyoming 83110<br>
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Email: [mailto:svhs@silverstar.com svhs@silverstar.com]<br>
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[http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Websites ==
*[[Afton Wyoming Family History Center]]
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{{WY Websites Intro|Lincoln}}
*[http://www.cokevillehs.org/index.html Cokeville Historical Society]
 
*[[Kemmerer Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
*[http://http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/index.html Star Valley Historical Society]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/lincoln-county/ Genealogy, Inc; Lincoln County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.lcwy.org/clerk.asp County Clerk]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wylincol/ GenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wylincol/looks.html Lookups (GenWeb)]
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*[http://lchs.zenfolio.com/p484890904 Star Valley Historical Photographs]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
*[http://www.lcwy.org/clerk.asp County Clerk]
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== Research Guides ==
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wylincol/ GenWeb]
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{{WY Research Guides Intro|Lincoln}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wylincol/looks.html Lookups (GenWeb)]
 
*[http://lchs.zenfolio.com/p484890904 Star Valley Historical Photographs]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]
 
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
== References ==
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 17:16, 11 October 2017

United States
Wyoming
Lincoln County
Guide to Lincoln 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: Kemmerer
Organized: February 20, 1913
Parent County(s): Uinta [1]
Neighboring Counties
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See County Maps
Courthouse
Lincoln County Courthouse, Kemmerer, Wyoming.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption
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County Information

Description

Lincoln County was created February 21, 1911. The county was named for Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States. Lincoln County is the Southwest area of the state. Kemmerer (the county seat).[2]

County Courthouse

Lincoln County Courthouse
PO Box 670
Kemmerer, WY 83101
Phone: 307.877.9056
Lincoln County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1913 and land records.
Clerk District Court has divorce and probate records from 1913 and court records.[3]

Lincoln 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 1870 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 20 February 1913 from Uinta County.
  • County Seat: Kemmerer [6]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[7]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Lincoln 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 sites have additional information on Lincoln 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.  %±
1920 12,487
1930 10,894 −12.8%
1940 10,296 −5.5%
1950 9,023 −12.4%
1960 9,018 −0.1%
1970 8,640 −4.2%
1980 12,177 40.9%
1990 12,625 3.7%
2000 14,573 15.4%
2010 18,106 24.2%
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 Branches

  • 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, 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

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for more resources


Migration

Early migration routes to and from Lincoln 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
  • Cokeville Register 1914–1919
  • Kemmerer Camera 1901–1921
  • Kemmerer Republican 1914–1920
  • Star Valley Pioneer/Star Valley Independent 1901–1922

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- Lincoln - 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

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

Lincoln County Library System

Star Valley Branch Library
261 S Washington St
Afton, WY 83110 USA
Phone: 307-885-3158
Website

Lincoln County Library
519 Emerald St
Kemmerer, WY 83101 USA
Phone: 307-877-6961
Website

Alpine Branch Library
243 River Cir
Alpine, WY 83128 USA
Phone: 307-654-7323
Fax: (307) 654-3158
Website

Museums

Societies

County, Township and City Societies Lincoln County Website

Lincoln County Historical Society
Box 224
Kemmerer, WY 83101
Website

Cokeville Historical Society
c/o Charlotte Freeman
Cokeville, Wyoming 83114
Email: dramamama42@yahoo.com (Charlotte Freeman) or
bktoomer@allwest.net (Karla Toomer)
Website

Star Valley Historical Society
PO Box 1212
Afton, Wyoming 83110
Email: svhs@silverstar.com
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/lincoln/ accessed 11/11/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Lincoln County, Wyoming
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln 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, "Lincoln County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_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 IV" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  11. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).