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{{stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] > Platte County''
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Guide to '''Platte County Wyoming genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
== History  ==
 
  
==== Parent County ====
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Platte_County,_Wyoming|Platte County]]
  
'''1911--'''Platte County was created from Laramie County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Wheatland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Platte County
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| county_map = Wy-platte.png
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| state = Wyoming
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| state_map = Wyoming.png
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| founded year = 1911
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| founded date = February 9
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| seat = [[Wheatland, Wyoming|Wheatland]] 
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| building image =
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| building address = Platte County Courthouse<br>806 9th Street<br>Wheatland, WY 82201<br>Phone: 307.322.3555<br>[http://www.parkcounty.us/ '''Platte County Website'''] }}
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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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>'''[[Platte County, Wyoming#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Platte County, Wyoming#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Platte County, Wyoming#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Platte County, Wyoming#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Platte County, Wyoming#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Platte 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>1873</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>1913</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Platte County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Platte County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Platte County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 9 February 1911 from [[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie ]]
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*'''County seat:''' Wheatland <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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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]] | [[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]] | [[Goshen County, Wyoming|Goshen]] | [[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]] | [[Niobrara County, Wyoming|Niobrara]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Wyoming County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ "Rotating Formation Wyoming County Boundary Maps"] (1848-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Biography ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Census ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{WY Church Intro}}
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{WY History Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{WY Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Wyplatte.jpg|500px|Wyplatte.jpg]]
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte 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 III" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[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>
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:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"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).</ref>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{WY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{WY Probate Intro|Albany}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/wy-society-archive/ Wyoming Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1890; <br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Platte County, Wyoming</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[[Wheatland Wyoming Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{WY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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{{WY Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Death =====
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Websites ====
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/platte-county/ Platte 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]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*Family History Library Catalog
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Platte|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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=== Places  ===
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{| width="800" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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| Bordeaux
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| Curtis
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey,_Wyoming Guernsey]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slater,_Wyoming Slater]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westview_Circle,_Wyoming Westview Circle]
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| Brinton
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| Diamond
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartville,_Wyoming Hartville]
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| Sunrise
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatland,_Wyoming Wheatland]
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| Cassa
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| Dwyer
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| Natwick
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| Uva
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y-O_Ranch,_Wyoming Y-O Ranch]
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Platte%2C+Chugwater|subject|disp=Chugwater}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glendo,_Wyoming Glendo]
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| Sibylee
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| Wendover
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=== References  ===
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}
  
== References  ==
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[[Category:Wyoming counties]]
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[[Category:Platte_County,_Wyoming]]
 

Revision as of 04:24, 19 July 2014

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


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Platte County, Wyoming
Map
Map of Wyoming highlighting Platte County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 9, 1911
County Seat Wheatland
Courthouse
Address Platte County Courthouse
806 9th Street
Wheatland, WY 82201
Phone: 307.322.3555
Platte 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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1873
1913
1913
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Wyoming County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wyoming County Boundary Maps" (1848-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Platte 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

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

Wyplatte.jpg

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Platte 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 Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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.

Public Records

Repositories

See also a List of Wyoming Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1890;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records[5]

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

Bordeaux Curtis Guernsey Slater Westview Circle
Brinton Diamond Hartville Sunrise Wheatland
Cassa Dwyer Natwick Uva Y-O Ranch
Chugwater Glendo Sibylee Wendover

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 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. 767. Platte County, Wyoming