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|1950 |2481
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|1990 |4843
|2000 |5920
|2010 |10247
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United StatesGotoarrow.png Wyoming Gotoarrow.png Sublette County

Guide to Sublette County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Information


County Courthouse

Sublette County Courthouse
21 S Tyler Avenue
Pinedale, WY 82941
Phone: 307.367.4372
Sublette County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1923 and land records from 1910. Clerk of the District Court has divorce, probate, and court records from 1923.[1]

Sublette County, Wyoming Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • Parent County: created 15 February 1921 from Fremont and Lincoln
  • County seat: Pinedale [2]

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.

Populated Places

County Facts
County seat: Pinedale
Organized: February 15, 1921
Parent County(s): Fremont and Lincoln[2]
Neighboring Counties
Fremont  • Lincoln  • Sweetwater  • Teton
See County Maps
Location Map

History Timeline


Bible Records


Business, Commerce, and Occupations


Cemeteries of Sublette County, Wyoming online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in
more complete
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Wyoming Cemeteries for more information

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

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[3] and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (FHL film 2261365). The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Wyoming Territory.[4] 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.  %±
1930 1,944
1940 2,778 42.9%
1950 2,481 −10.7%
1960 3,778 52.3%
1970 3,755 −0.6%
1980 4,548 21.1%
1990 4,843 6.5%
2000 5,920 22.2%
2010 10,247 73.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org"
State Census Records
Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Wyoming starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see Wyoming Census.

For tips on accessing Sublette 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


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes



Land and Property Records

Online Land 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.

Local Histories

Template:WY History Intro

Maps and Gazetteers



Early migration routes to and from Sublette County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

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

For further information see Wyoming Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship


For more information, see Wyoming Newspapers.

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


Other Records


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- Sublette - 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




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


Research Facilities


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.





Research Guides


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Sheridan County, Wyoming
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. On microfilm number: 2261365.
  4. ’'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.
  5. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map IV" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  6. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  7. "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).