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United States Gotoarrow.png Wyoming Gotoarrow.png Niobrara County

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

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Niobrara County, Wyoming
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 14, 1911
County Seat Lusk
Courthouse
Address Niobrara County Courthouse
424 S Elm
PO Box 420
Lusk, WY 82225
Phone: 307.334.2211
Niobrara County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
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1889*
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1883
1913
1911
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Niobrara 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.

Court Records

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[2]

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

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

  • Lusk Free Lance - no longer operating -- Wyoming State Archives: [1]
  • Lusk Standard - no longer operating -- Wyoming State Archives: [2]
  • Lusk Harold -- copies of older years at Wyoming State Archives: [3]

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- Albany - Probate records.

Repositories

Courthouse
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

Birth
Marriage

When searching marriages at the courthouse please note that the earliest marriages (1913-1927) are in volume 20, pp. 185-640, with subsequent years being in volume 19 (1927-).

Death

Websites

Places

Hat Creek (hist.) Lance Creek Redbird West Lance Creek
Keeline Lusk Van Tassell Whitman
Kirtley Manville

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Biobrara County, Wyoming