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United States Gotoarrow.png Wyoming Gotoarrow.png Natrona County

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

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Online Records

Natrona County, Wyoming
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
Founded March 9, 1888
County Seat Casper
Address Natrona County Courthouse
200 North Center Street Rm 157
Casper, WY 82601
Phone: 307.235.9200
Natrona County Website

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss




Casper and Casper Mountain

  • Casper Mountain... aka Laymon Cemetery, Echo Canyon Cemetery, Elkhorn Canyon Cemetery SE1/4 SEC4 T32N R79W. ASHES ONLY. CR III 1961-1989
  • Crimson Dawn... SEC23 T32N R79W. CR I 1889-1950
  • Eadsville... SEC19 T32N R79W. CR I 1889-1950
  • Fougstedt... SEC8 T23N R79W. CR I 1889-1950
  • Highland (1889 to present)... Owned by the City of Casper. Phone 1-307-235-8317. CR I 1889-1950, CR II 1951-1985
  • Memorial Gardens (1954 to present)... Privately owned. Phone 1-307-472-6345. CR III 1954-1989
  • Old Pioneer... Unknown number of unmarked graves. Eleven cenotaphs and one illegible marker on Fort Caspar grounds.
  • Oregon Trail (1984 to present)... Veterans cemetery. CR III 1984-1989
  • Red Buttes... SW1/4 NW1/4 SEC16 T33N R80W. ON PRIVATE LAND. Memorial to the soldiers who died here in 1865. NO GRAVES. CR I 1889-1950

Surrounding County

  • Annis Ranch... SEC14 T29N R85W. ON PRIVATE LAND.
  • Arminto... SE1/4 NW1/4 SEC14 T37N R87W. CR I 1889-1950
  • Bothwell... SE1/4 SEC21 T30N R85W. ON PRIVATE LAND. No visible graves. CR I 1889-1950
  • Edgerton... SEC19 T40N R78W. CR I 1889-1950
  • Freeland...S1/2 SW1/4 SEC14 T31N R80W.CR I 1889-1950
  • Hiland... aka Wolton Cemetery SE1/4 SEC2 T36N R88W. CR I 1889-1950
  • Martins Cove... No visible graves.
  • Midwest... SEC21 T40N R79W. CR I 1889-1950
  • Natrona County Isolated Gravesites... Many of these graves lie near the historic trails that passed through Natrona County in the mid-1800s. CR I 1889-1950
  • New Alcova... SEC13 T30N R83W. CR I 1889-1950
  • O'Donnell... NW1/4 NE1/4 SEC25 T36N R89W. ON PRIVATE LAND. CR III
  • Old Alcova... NE1/4 NW1/4 SEC18 T30N R82W. CR I 1889-1950
  • Pathfinder... SE1/4 SEC13 T29N R84W. One mile northeast of Pathfinder Dam. CR I 1889-1950
  • Waltman... SEC20 T36N R86W. CR I 1889-1950

The Natrona County Genealogical Society has published records for these cemeteries and gravesites as noted above in Natrona County, Wyoming Cemetery Records, Vols. I through IV (CR I, CR II, CR III CR IV). These publications are available at the Natrona County Public Library and the LDS Family History Center in Casper. Many of these cemeteries also have extensive listings and photographs on Find A Grave.


For tips on accessing Natrona 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

  • Casper Stake
    3931 W 45th St,
    Casper, Wyoming 82604

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups




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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 Natrona County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:


Naturalization and Citizenship




Public Records



County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888, military discharge records, power of attorney, notary and commissions tax license-state and federal.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records. [5]

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




Alcova Blue Hill (hist.) Edgerton Natrona
Allendale Brookhurst Evansville Paradise Valley
Antelope Hills Bucknum Freeland (hist.) Petrie
Arminto Camel Hump Hartrandt Powder River
Badwater Casper Hiland Red Butte
Bar Nunn Casper Mountain Homa Hills Salt Creek (hist.)
Bessemer (hist.) Cow Hollow Midwest Strouds
Bessemer Bend Crimson Dawn Mills Vista West
Bishop Eadsville (hist.) Mountain View Waltman


  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 III" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  3. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. "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).
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Natrona County, Wyoming