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}}Guide to '''Platte County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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|organized=  February 9,  1911
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|county seat= Wheatland
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|parent county= [[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Laramie ]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== County Information ==
  
Guide to '''Platte County Wyoming genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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=== Description ===
  
{{WYDC}}
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Platte County was founded in 1911. The County Seat is Wheatland.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/platte/ accessed 11/14/2016</ref> The County is located in the north center area of Platte County. The county was named for the North Platte River. <ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/14/2016</ref>
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== County Courthouse ===
| county = Platte County
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Platte}}
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| state = Wyoming
 
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| founded year = 1911
 
| founded date = February 9
 
| seat = Wheatland
 
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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'''] }}  
 
  
=== Historical Facts  ===
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Platte County Courthouse<br>806 9th Street<br>Wheatland, WY 82201<br>Phone: 307.322.3555<br>[http://plattecountywyoming.com/ '''Platte County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1890; Clerk of the District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref>''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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=== Platte County, Wyoming Record Dates  ===
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{{WY Records Intro}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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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), Platte County, Wyoming. Page 767. {{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="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Platte County, Wyoming#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Platte County, Wyoming#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Platte County, Wyoming#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Platte County, Wyoming#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Platte County, Wyoming#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Platte County, Wyoming#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>----*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1913*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>----*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1919
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1873</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
 
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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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| 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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*'''Parent County:''' created 9 February 1911 from [[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie ]]  
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=== Record Loss ===
*'''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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]] | [[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]] | [[Goshen County, Wyoming|Goshen]] | [[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]] | [[Niobrara County, Wyoming|Niobrara]]
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Wyoming] - shows animated maps illustrating 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|Platte}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 9 February 1911 from [[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Laramie ]]
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*'''County seat:''' Wheatland <ref>''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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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Platte County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_County,_Wyoming#Communities  accessed 28 November 2016.</ref>
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{{WY Populated Places Intro|Platte}}
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{{populated places
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* Bordeaux
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* Brinton
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* Cassa
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chugwater,_Wyoming Chugwater]   
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* Curtis
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* Diamond
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glendo,_Wyoming Glendo]  
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey,_Wyoming Guernsey]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartville,_Wyoming Hartville]
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* Natwick
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* Wendover
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatland,_Wyoming Wheatland]
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* Sibylee
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* Sunrise
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwyer,_Wyoming Dwyer]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwyer_Junction,_Wyoming Dwyer Junction]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uva,_Wyoming Uva]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chugcreek,_Wyoming Chugcreek]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeview_North,_Wyoming Lakeview North]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slater,_Wyoming Slater]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westview_Circle,_Wyoming Westview Circle]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y-O_Ranch,_Wyoming Y-O Ranch]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiting,_Wyoming Whiting]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunrise,_Wyoming Sunrise]</div>
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Platte}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Platte}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Platte}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Platte}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Platte}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Platte 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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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=53&GScnty=3134&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyplatte/ USGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wy/platte/platte.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/platte.htm Tombstone Project]
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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>
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==== Record Loss  ====
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=cemeteries+platte+wyoming WorldCat]
  
=== Resources  ===
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3134 Findagrave.com]
  
==== Biography  ====
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Platte%20#/ Billion Graves]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Platte-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Platte County Cemetery Records]
  
==== Census  ====
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wyoming Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Church Records ====
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The following web site has additional information on Platte county cemeteries.
  
{{WY Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment.net] Wyoming cemetery records by county.
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WY Census Intro|Platte}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_County%2C_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org"]
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|1920 |7421
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|1930 |9695
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|1940 |8013
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|1950 |7925
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|1960 |7195
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|1970 |6486
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|1980 |11975
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|1990 |8145
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|2000 |8807
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|2010 |8667
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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
  
==== Directories ====
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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]].
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
  
==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
 
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Platte}}
  
==== History ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Platte}}
  
{{WY History Intro}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Land and Property ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Platte}}
  
{{WY Land Intro}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Platte}}
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WY Land Intro|Platte}}
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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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]
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=== Local Histories ===
:*[[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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{{WY Histories Intro|Platte}}
:*[[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>
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*''Wyoming Platte County Heritage.'' 1981. Wheatland, Wyoming: Platte County Extension Homemakers Council;
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**{{FSbook|7376434}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro|Platte}}
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[[Image:Wyplatte.jpg|500px|right]]
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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|Platte}}
  
==== Military  ====
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Early migration routes to and from Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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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>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Platte}}
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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>
  
{{WY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}  
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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]].
  
:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WY Naturalization Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WY Newspapers Intro|Platte}}
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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
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Platte}}
  
{{WY Probate Intro|Albany}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Public Records  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Repositories  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Platte}}
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Platte}}
  
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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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Platte}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Platte}}
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Platte}}
  
:*[[Wheatland Wyoming Family History Center]]
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Platte}}
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [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|Platte}}
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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)
  
===== Museums  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Platte}}
  
===== Societies  =====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Platte}}
  
{{WY Tax Intro}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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:*[[Wheatland Wyoming Family History Center]]
  
{{WY Vital Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Platte}}
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'''Platte County Public Library'''<br>904 9th St<br>Wheatland, WY 82201, USA<br>Phone: 307-322-2689<br>307-322-3540<br>Email: [mailto:pcpl@plattecountylibrary.org pcpl@plattecountylibrary.org]<br>[http://plattecountylibrary.org Website]<br><br>
  
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'''Guernsey Public Library'''<br>108 S Wyoming Ave<br>Guernsey, WY 82214, USA<br>Phone: 307-836-2816<br>[http://plattecountylibrary.org/guernsey.htm Website]<br><br>
  
===== Marriage  =====
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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro|Platte}}
  
===== Death =====
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Websites  ====
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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'''Platte County Historical Society'''<br>44 Mt. Drive<br>Wheatland WY 82201<br>[http://www.wyshs.org/about/chapters/platte-county-chapter Website]<br><br>
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Platte|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
=== Places  ===
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== Websites ==
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{{WY Websites Intro|Platte}}
  
{| width="800" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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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+]
| Bordeaux
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
| Curtis
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey,_Wyoming Guernsey]  
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Platte|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slater,_Wyoming Slater]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westview_Circle,_Wyoming Westview Circle]
 
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| Brinton
 
| Diamond
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartville,_Wyoming Hartville]  
 
| Sunrise
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatland,_Wyoming Wheatland]
 
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| Cassa
 
| Dwyer
 
| Natwick
 
| Uva
 
| [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}}
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glendo,_Wyoming Glendo]
 
| Sibylee
 
| Wendover
 
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=== References  ===
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WY Research Guides Intro|Platte}}
  
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Latest revision as of 18:11, 12 July 2017

United States
Wyoming
Platte County
Guide to Platte 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: Wheatland
Organized: February 9, 1911
Parent County(s): Laramie [1]
Neighboring Counties
Albany  • Converse  • Goshen  • Laramie  • Niobrara
See County Maps
Courthouse
WyomingPlatteCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Wy-platte.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

Platte County was founded in 1911. The County Seat is Wheatland.[2] The County is located in the north center area of Platte County. The county was named for the North Platte River. [3]

County Courthouse

Platte County Courthouse
806 9th Street
Wheatland, WY 82201
Phone: 307.322.3555
Platte County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1890; Clerk of the District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[4]

Platte 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[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1909 1890 1919 1913 1890 1913 1850
*State birth and death records began in 1909. Limited compliance until 1922.[6]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • Parent County: created 9 February 1911 from Laramie
  • County seat: Wheatland [7]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[8]

Towns
Villages
  • Sibylee
  • Sunrise
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Platte 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 site has additional information on Platte 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[9] and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (FHL film 2261365). The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Wyoming Territory.[10] 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 7,421
1930 9,695 30.6%
1940 8,013 −17.3%
1950 7,925 −1.1%
1960 7,195 −9.2%
1970 6,486 −9.9%
1980 11,975 84.6%
1990 8,145 −32.0%
2000 8,807 8.1%
2010 8,667 −1.6%
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.

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

  • Wyoming Platte County Heritage. 1981. Wheatland, Wyoming: Platte County Extension Homemakers Council;

Maps and Gazetteers

Wyplatte.jpg

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Platte 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

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- Platte - 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

  • Wyoming Death Index at Wyoming State Archives — index (currently contains only A-E, it is a work in progress)

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

Platte County Public Library
904 9th St
Wheatland, WY 82201, USA
Phone: 307-322-2689
307-322-3540
Email: pcpl@plattecountylibrary.org
Website

Guernsey Public Library
108 S Wyoming Ave
Guernsey, WY 82214, USA
Phone: 307-836-2816
Website

Museums

Societies

County, Township and City Societies

Platte County Historical Society
44 Mt. Drive
Wheatland WY 82201
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/platte/ accessed 11/14/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/14/2016
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Platte County, Wyoming
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Platte County, Wyoming. Page 767. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Platte County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 28 November 2016.
  9. On microfilm number: 2261365.
  10. ’'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.
  11. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  12. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  13. "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).