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}}Guide to '''Sheridan County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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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 ==
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=== Description ===
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Sheridan County was organized in 1888.  The County Seat is Sheridan.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/sheridan/ accessed 11/15/2016</ref> Sheridan County is located in the North Central location of the state. The State was named for Philip Sheridan, a general in the American Civil War and controversial Indian fighter.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheridan_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/15/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Sheridan}}
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Sheridan County Courthouse<br>224 South Main Street Ste B2<br>Sheridan, WY 82801<br>Phone: 307.674.2500<br>[http://www.sheridancounty.com/ '''Sheridan County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888. 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. Sheridan County, Wyoming</ref>
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=== Sheridan 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), Sheridan 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="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan 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" |1888
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1888
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1888
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1888
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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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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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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|Sheridan}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 9 March 1888 from [[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy|Johnson]]
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*'''County seat:''' Sheridan <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sheridan County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Sheridan_County,_Wyoming_Genealogy  accessed 28 November 2016.</ref>
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{{WY Populated Places Intro|Sheridan}}
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheridan,_Wyoming Sheridan]
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* Beckton
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clearmont,_Wyoming Clearmont]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton,_Wyoming Dayton] 
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* Kendrick
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* Kleenburn
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranchester,_Wyoming Ranchester]
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* Ulm
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* Verona
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* Dutch</div>
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* Burgess Junction
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banner,_Wyoming Banner]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leiter,_Wyoming Leiter]
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* Ucross
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf,_Wyoming Wolf]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyarno,_Wyoming Wyarno]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvada,_Wyoming Arvada]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Horn,_Wyoming Big Horn]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkman,_Wyoming Parkman]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story,_Wyoming Story]
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/acme.html Acme]</div>
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/baldmountaincity.html Bald Mountain City]</div>
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/monarch.html Monarch]</div>
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Sheridan}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Sheridan}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Sheridan}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Sheridan}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Sheridan}}
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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 Sheridan 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=3135&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wysherid/ USGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wy/sheridan/sheridan.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/sheridan.htm Tombstone Project]
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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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* {{FHL|441733|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sheridan+Wyoming&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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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=3135 Findagrave.com]
  
Guide to '''Sheridan County Wyoming genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Sheridan%20#/ Billion Graves]
  
{{WYDC}}
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Sheridan-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Sheridan County Cemetery Records]
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
| county = Sheridan County
 
| county_map =
 
| state = Wyoming
 
| state_map = Wyoming.png
 
| latd =
 
| longd =
 
| founded year = 1888
 
| founded date = March 9
 
| seat = Sheridan
 
| building image =
 
| building address = Sheridan County Courthouse<br>224 South Main Street Ste B2<br>Sheridan, WY 82801<br>Phone: 307.674.2500<br>[http://www.sheridancounty.com/ '''Sheridan County Website'''] }}
 
  
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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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=== Historical Facts  ===
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The following web site has additional information on Sheridan county cemeteries.
  
*'''Parent County:''' created 9 March 1888 from [[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment.net] Wyoming cemetery records by county.
*'''County seat:''' Sheridan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Big Horn County, Montana|Big Horn County, Montana]] | [[Big Horn County, Wyoming|Big Horn]] | [[Campbell County, Wyoming|Campbell]] | [[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]] | [[Powder River County, Montana|Powder River County, Montana]]
 
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WY Census Intro|Sheridan}}
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheridan_County%2C_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org"]
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|1890 |1972
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|1900 |5122
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|1910 |16324
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|1920 |18182
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|1930 |16875
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|1940 |19255
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|1950 |20185
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|1960 |18989
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|1970 |17852
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|1980 |25048
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|1990 |23562
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|2000 |26560
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|2010 |29116
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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
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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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]].
  
=== Resources  ===
 
  
==== Biography  ====
 
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Census  ====
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''LDS Ward and Branch Records''
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}
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:*Sheridan
  
==== Church Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Sheridan}}
  
'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
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:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wysherid/sheridan/citizenships.htm Citizenship index 1895–1908]
  
*Sheridan
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Sheridan}}
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*'''1965''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8986 Sheridan City Directory, 1965] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), Index and images
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Sheridan}}
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wysherid/sheridan/citizenships.htm Citizenship index from 1895 through 1908]
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== History  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WY Land Intro|Sheridan}}
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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
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Maps  ====
 
  
==== Military  ====
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*''Black Diamonds of Sheridan: a facet of Wyoming History.'' 1977. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Pioneer Printing and Stationery;
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**{{FSbook|96976}}
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro|Sheridan}}
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[[Image:Wysheridan.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
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Sheridan}}
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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>
  
==== Probate  ====
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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]].
  
==== Public Records  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WY Naturalization Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Repositories  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WY Newspapers Intro|Sheridan}}
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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
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Sheridan}}
  
County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888; <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. Sheridan County, Wyoming</ref>
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Sheridan}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Sheridan}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Probate Records ===
*[[Sheridan Wyoming Family History Center]]
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{{WY Probate Intro|Sheridan}}
  
===== Libraries  =====
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Sheridan}}
  
===== Museums  =====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Sheridan}}
  
===== Societies  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Sheridan}}
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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.
  
===== Birth  =====
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==== Death ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Death Intro|Sheridan}}
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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)
  
===== Marriage  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Sheridan}}
  
See [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Sheridan}}
  
===== Death  =====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Websites  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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:*[[Sheridan Wyoming Family History Center]]
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sheridan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
=== Places  ===
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Sheridan}}
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'''Sheridan County Fulmer Library'''<br>335 W Alger St<br>Sheridan, WY 82801, USA<br>Phone: 307-674-8585<br>Fax: 307-674-7374<br>Email: [mailto:scfpl@sheridanwyolibrary.org scfpl@sheridanwyolibrary.org]<br>
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[http://www.sheridanwyolibrary.org Website]<br><br>
  
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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro|Sheridan}}
| Acme
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sheridan%2C+Big+Horn|subject|disp=Big Horn}}  
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== Societies ==
| Dutch (hist.)
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{{WY Societies Intro|Sheridan}}
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkman,_Wyoming Parkman]
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| Ucross
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sheridan%2C+Arvada|subject|disp=Arvada}}  
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| Burgess Junction
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'''Sheridan County Historical Society'''<br>850 Sibley Circle<br>Sheridan, WY 82801<br>
| Kendrick
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Phone: 307-675-1150<br>[http://sheridancountyhistory.org Website]<br><br>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranchester,_Wyoming Ranchester]  
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| Ulm
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'''Sheridan Genealogical Society, Inc.'''<br>Wyoming Room Sheridan County Library<br>335 West Alger Street<br>PO Box 6503<br>Sheridan, WY 82801
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyshergs/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banner,_Wyoming Banner]  
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sheridan%2C+Clearmont|subject|disp=Clearmont}}
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== Websites ==
| Kleenburn
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{{WY Websites Intro|Sheridan}}
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sheridan%2C+Sheridan|subject|disp=Sheridan}}  
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| Verona
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/sheridan-county/ Sheridan County, Wyoming History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
| Beckton
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sheridan%2C+Dayton|subject|disp=Dayton}}
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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wysherid/ 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/Leiter,_Wyoming Leiter]  
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sheridan|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story,_Wyoming Story]  
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyarno,_Wyoming Wyarno]
 
|}
 
  
=== References  ===
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WY Research Guides Intro|Sheridan}}
  
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}  
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}
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Latest revision as of 18:13, 12 July 2017

United States
Wyoming
Sheridan County
Guide to Sheridan 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

Sheridan County was organized in 1888. The County Seat is Sheridan.[2] Sheridan County is located in the North Central location of the state. The State was named for Philip Sheridan, a general in the American Civil War and controversial Indian fighter.[3]

County Courthouse

Sheridan County Courthouse
224 South Main Street Ste B2
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307.674.2500
Sheridan County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888. Clerk of the District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[4]

Sheridan 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 1888 1909 1888 1888 1888 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 March 1888 from Johnson
  • County seat: Sheridan [7]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[8]

Cities
Towns
  • Ulm
  • Verona
Villages
  • Dutch
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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.  %±
1890 1,972
1900 5,122 159.7%
1910 16,324 218.7%
1920 18,182 11.4%
1930 16,875 −7.2%
1940 19,255 14.1%
1950 20,185 4.8%
1960 18,989 −5.9%
1970 17,852 −6.0%
1980 25,048 40.3%
1990 23,562 −5.9%
2000 26,560 12.7%
2010 29,116 9.6%
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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Sheridan

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

  • Black Diamonds of Sheridan: a facet of Wyoming History. 1977. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Pioneer Printing and Stationery;

Maps and Gazetteers

Wysheridan.jpg

Migration

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- Sheridan - 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

Sheridan County Fulmer Library
335 W Alger St
Sheridan, WY 82801, USA
Phone: 307-674-8585
Fax: 307-674-7374
Email: scfpl@sheridanwyolibrary.org
Website

Museums

Societies

County, Township and City Societies


Sheridan County Historical Society
850 Sibley Circle
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-1150
Website

Sheridan Genealogical Society, Inc.
Wyoming Room Sheridan County Library
335 West Alger Street
PO Box 6503
Sheridan, WY 82801 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/sheridan/ accessed 11/15/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheridan_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/15/2016
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Sheridan County, Wyoming
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sheridan 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, "Sheridan County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Sheridan_County,_Wyoming_Genealogy 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.