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}}Guide to '''Sweetwater County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  December 27,  1867
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|county seat=  Green River
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|parent county= the western half of Laramie <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy|Carbon]]
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|county2= [[Daggett County, Utah Genealogy|Daggett (UT)]]
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|county3= [[Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy|Fremont]]
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|county4= [[Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county5= [[Moffat County, Colorado Genealogy|Moffat (CO)]]
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|county6= [[Sublette County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sublette]]
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|county7= [[Summit County, Utah Genealogy|Summit (UT)]]
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|county8= [[Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy|Uinta]]</br><center>[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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Guide to '''Sweetwater County Wyoming genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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Sweetwater County was organized in 1867. It is located in the most southwestern area of the state. Its county seat is Green River.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/sweetwater/ accessed 11/15/2016</ref> It was named for Sweetwater River. <ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/15/2016</ref>
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| founded year = 1867
 
| founded date = December 27
 
| seat = Green River  
 
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| building address = Sweetwater County Courthouse<br>80 W Flaming Gorge Way<br>PO Box 730<br>Green River, WY 82935<br>Phone: 307.872.6400<br>[http://www.sweet.wy.us/ '''Sweetwater County Website'''] }}
 
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
=== Historical Facts  ===
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Sweetwater County Courthouse<br>80 W Flaming Gorge Way<br>PO Box 730<br>Green River, WY 82935<br>Phone: 307.872.6400<br>[http://www.sweet.wy.us/ '''Sweetwater County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1864 and land records from 1876. Clerk of the 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. Sweetwater County, Wyoming</ref>
  
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=== Sweetwater 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), Sweetwater 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>'''[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="13%" align="center" |1909
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1870*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |1864
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| width="13%" align="center" |1909
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |1867
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1858</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |1879
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |1868
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| width="13%" align="center" |1850
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Sweetwater County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Sweetwater 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:''' Formed from the western half of Laramie county 27 Dec 1867 (Laramie county originally encompassed the entire state). Originally named Carter county and original county seat South Pass City. The county was renamed Sweetwater by the first Wyoming Legislative Assembly. The county seat was moved to Green River in 1873.<br><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
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=== Record Loss ===
*'''County Seat:''' Green River
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon]] | [[Daggett County, Utah|Daggett County, Utah]] | [[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]] | [[Lincoln County, Wyoming|Lincoln]] | [[Moffat County, Colorado|Moffat County, Colorado <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228423421312_192" />]] | [[Sublette County, Wyoming|Sublette]] | [[Summit County, Utah|Summit County, Utah]] | [[Uinta County, Wyoming|Uinta]]
 
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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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|Sweetwater}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Formed from the western half of Laramie county 27 Dec 1867 (Laramie county originally encompassed the entire state). Originally named Carter county and original county seat South Pass City. The county was renamed Sweetwater by the first Wyoming Legislative Assembly. The county seat was moved to Green River in 1873.<br><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
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*'''County Seat:''' Green River
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</td></tr></table>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sweetwater County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_County,_Wyoming#Communities  accessed 29 November 2016.</ref>
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{{WY Populated Places Intro|Sweetwater}}
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{{populated places
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* Burntfork
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* Creston
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_River,_Wyoming Green River (county seat)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Springs,_Wyoming Rock Springs]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bairoil,_Wyoming Bairoil] 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granger,_Wyoming Granger]
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* Squaw Hollow (Hist)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior,_Wyoming Superior/South Superior]
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* Thayer Junction
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* Tipton
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wamsutter,_Wyoming Wamsutter]
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* Monell (Hist)</div>
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* Quealy</div>
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* Salt Wells</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blairtown,_Wyoming Blairtown]
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* Creston Junction
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* Kanda
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_of_Rocks,_Wyoming Point of Rocks]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweeney_Ranch,_Wyoming Sweeney Ranch]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrowhead_Springs,_Wyoming Arrowhead Springs]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clearview_Acres,_Wyoming Clearview Acres]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eden,_Wyoming Eden]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farson,_Wyoming Farson]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Town,_Wyoming James Town]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_America,_Wyoming Little America]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKinnon,_Wyoming McKinnon]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Rock_Springs,_Wyoming North Rock Springs]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Sage,_Wyoming Purple Sage]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliance,_Wyoming Reliance]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_Rock,_Wyoming Table Rock]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washam,_Wyoming Washam]
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/bittercreek.html Bitter Creek]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan,_Wyoming Bryan]
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/dines.html Dines]
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* Fort La Clede (Hist)
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/pointofrocks.html Point of Rocks]
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* Robinson
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/stansbury.html Stansbury]
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/superior.html Superior]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winton,_Wyoming Winton]
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
=== Resources  ===
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
==== Biography ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Sweetwater}}
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| [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2413078&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3137& Bryan "Railroad Section"]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Sweetwater County, Wyoming''' online and in print</center>
| 978.785 V3m, 978.785 V3ma
 
 
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| Farson, [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=84019&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3137& Eden Valley Cemetery]  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| 978.785 V3ma
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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=3137&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wysweet2/cemeteries/index.html USGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wy/sweetwater/sweetwater.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/sweetwater.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| Green River
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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>
| 978.785/G1 V3s
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* {{FHL|432642|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sweetwater+Wyoming&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| Green River, Riverview Cemetery. City cemetery listing at [http://www.cityofgreenriver.org/index.aspx?NID=25 Parks &amp; Recreation]. Also indexed at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=84112&CScn=riverview&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3137& findagrave.com].<br>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| 978.785 V3m, 978.785 V3ma
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3137 Findagrave.com]
| [http://www.rswy.net/department/?fDD=11-0 Rock Springs, City Cemetery]: Mountain View Section, St. Joseph's Section, Paul J. Wataha Memorial Park Section. All standing and readable stones were photographed as of May 2011, indexed at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=84089&CScn=rock+springs&CScntry=4&CSst=53& findagrave.com].<br>
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| 978.785/R1 V3r (some obituary records)
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Sweetwater%20#/ Billion Graves]
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| Rock Springs, [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=576425&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3137& Rest Haven Memorial Garden]  
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Sweetwater-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Sweetwater County Cemetery Records]
| 978.785 V3ma
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
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| Superior
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wyoming Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| 978.785/S1 V3b, 978.785 V3ma
 
 
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=116790 Mountain View Cemetery, Rock Springs] BillionGraves. Possibly part of Rock Springs City Cemetery.
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The following web site has additional information on Sweetwater county cemeteries.
  
==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment.net] Wyoming cemetery records by county.
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}  
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WY Census Intro|Sweetwater}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_County%2C_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org"]
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|1870 |1916
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|1880 |2561
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|1890 |4941
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|1900 |8455
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|1910 |11575
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|1920 |13640
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|1930 |18165
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|1940 |19407
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|1950 |22017
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|1960 |17920
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|1970 |18391
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|1980 |41723
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|1990 |38823
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|2000 |37613
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|2010 |43806
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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
  
==== Church Records ====
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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]].
  
'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''  
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Sweetwater}}
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''LDS Ward and Branch Records''
  
 
:*Green River, McKinnon, Reliance, Rock Springs,Rock Springs 1st, Rock Springs 2nd, Superior, Winton
 
:*Green River, McKinnon, Reliance, Rock Springs,Rock Springs 1st, Rock Springs 2nd, Superior, Winton
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
==== History ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
==== Land and Property ====
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Sweetwater}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Sweetwater}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WY Land Intro|Sweetwater}}
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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://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx BLM&nbsp;General Land Office Records]
 
:*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx BLM&nbsp;General Land Office Records]
  
==== Maps  ====
+
=== Local Histories ===
 +
{{WY Histories Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
==== Migration  ====
 
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
 
  
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pass South Pass]  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_River Green River]  
+
{{WY Maps Intro|Sweetwater}}
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map IV" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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[[Image:Wysweetwater.jpg|500px|right]]
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sublette_Cutoff#Sublette-Greenwood_Cutoff Sublette-Greenwood_Cutoff] 1844 from South Pass, Wyoming to Fort Hall, Idaho  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Wyoming] - shows boundary changes for Wyoming Counties
:*[[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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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Wyoming/ Historical Maps and Atlases of wyoming] - maps and atlases of Wyoming
:*[[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>  
+
 
:*[[Cherokee Trail]] 1850 from Salina, Oklahoma to Grainger/Fort Bridger, Wyoming<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cherokee Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_Trail (accessed 19 July 2011).</ref>  
+
=== Migration ===
 +
{{WY Migration Intro|Sweetwater}}
 +
 
 +
Early migration routes to and from Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
 +
 
 +
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pass South Pass]
 +
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_River Green River]
 +
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map IV" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 +
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sublette_Cutoff#Sublette-Greenwood_Cutoff Sublette-Greenwood_Cutoff] 1844 from South Pass, Wyoming to Fort Hall, Idaho
 +
:*[[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>
 +
:*[[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>
 +
:*[[Cherokee Trail]] 1850 from Salina, Oklahoma to Grainger/Fort Bridger, Wyoming<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cherokee Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_Trail (accessed 19 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Union Pacific Railroad]] 1925 from Grainger, Wyoming via Boise to Portland, Oregon
 
:*[[Union Pacific Railroad]] 1925 from Grainger, Wyoming via Boise to Portland, Oregon
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
 +
{{WY Military Intro|Sweetwater}}
 +
==== Online Collections ====
 +
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>
 +
 
 +
''Civil War''<br>
 +
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>
 +
*'''1861 - 1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].— index
 +
*'''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
 +
''World War I''<br>
 +
*'''1917 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1968530|U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
 +
''World War II''<br>
 +
*[https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/wyoming.html WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties for Wyoming] - Index only<br>
 +
For further information see [[Wyoming Military Records]].
 +
 
 +
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{WY Naturalization Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{WY Newspapers Intro|Sweetwater}}
 +
'' Wyoming Newspapers Online''
 +
*[http://newspapers.wyo.gov/ Wyoming Newspapers].
 +
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/Wyoming GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Wyoming newspapers
 +
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/wyoming/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Wyoming newspapers
 +
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Wyoming newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
 +
*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
 +
''Wyoming Newspaper Catalogs''
 +
*[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
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{WY Obituaries Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
:*[http://pluto.state.wy.us/awweb/main.jsp?smd=2&nid=4447/40286&hnt=browse8 Wyoming Newspaper Project] searchable digitized newspapers from Rock Springs, Green River and Bryan, WY
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=== Other Records ===
 +
{{WY Other Records Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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'''''Public Records'''''<br>
  
==== Probate  ====
+
[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wysweet2/research/PollBooks/1882/ 1882 Poll Book] for Green River, Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
  
The bulk of the probate case files from the 1870's to the 1940's have been transferred to the Wyoming State Archives in Cheyenne. Check their website for additional details.
+
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{WY Periodicals Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
==== Public Records ====
+
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{WY Probate Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
==== Repositories  ====
+
The bulk of the probate case files from the 1870's to the 1940's have been transferred to the Wyoming State Archives in Cheyenne. Check their website for additional details.
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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=== School Records ===
 +
{{WY Schools Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
County Clerk has marriage records from 1864 and land records from 1876.<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. Sweetwater County, Wyoming</ref>
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=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{WY Tax Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{WY Vital Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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==== Birth ====
:*[[Green River Wyoming Family History Center]]  
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Sweetwater}}
:*[[Rock Spring Wyoming Family History Center]]
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 +
==== Marriage ====
 +
{{WY Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Sweetwater}}
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, over 924 marriages 7 Jun 1870 to 25 Jun 1904  [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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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wysweet2/vitals/ Sweetwater County GenWeb] Marriage index, formation of county to 2009 available as a spreadsheet
 +
 
 +
==== Death ====
 +
{{WY Vital Records - Death Intro|Sweetwater}}
 +
*[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)
  
===== Libraries  =====
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
:*[http://www.sweetwaterlibraries.com/ Sweetwater County Library System] Polk directories, microfilm of Green River and Rock Springs newspapers.
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
===== Museums  =====
+
=== Archives ===
 +
{{WY Archives Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
:*[http://www.rswy.net/department/?fDD=2-0 Rock Springs Historical Museum] Various holdings including sporadic Polk city directories and high school yearbooks.<br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
:*[http://www.sweetwatermuseum.org/ Sweetwater County Historical Museum]<br>3 E. Flaming Gorge Way<br>Green River 82935
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:*[[Green River Wyoming Family History Center]]
 +
:*[[Rock Spring Wyoming Family History Center]]
  
===== Societies  =====
+
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{WY Libraries Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
+
'''Sweetwater County Library'''<br>300 N 1st E St<br>Green River, WY 82935, USA<br>Phone: 307-875-3615<br>Director: Jason Grubb<br>Email: [mailto:jgrubb@sweetwaterlibraries.com jgrubb@sweetwaterlibraries.com]<br>
 +
[http://www.sweetwaterlibraries.com Website]<br><br>
  
==== Vital Records  ====
+
'''White Mountain Library'''<br>2935 Sweetwater Dr<br>Rock Springs, WY 82901, USA<br>Phone: 307-362-2665<br>Michelle Maser, Manager: 307-362-2665 x3120<br>Email: [mailto:mmaser@sweetwaterlibraries.com mmaser@sweetwaterlibraries.com]<br>[http://www.sweetwaterlibraries.com Website]<br><br>
  
===== Birth  =====
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'''Rock Springs Library'''<br>400 C St<br>Rock Springs, WY 82901, USA<br>Phone: 307-352-6667<br>Lindsey Travis, Manager: 307-352-6669<br>Email: [mailto:ltravis@sweetwaterlibraries.com ltravis@sweetwaterlibraries.com]<br>[http://www.sweetwaterlibraries.com Website]<br><br>
  
===== Marriage  =====
+
=== Museums ===
 +
{{WY Museums Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 924 marriages 7 Jun 1870 to 25 Jun 1904
+
'''Rock Springs Historical Museum'''<br>Various holdings including sporadic Polk city directories and high school yearbooks.<br>[http://www.rswy.net/department/?fDD=2-0 Website]<br><br>
  
:*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wysweet2/vitals/ Sweetwater County GenWeb] Marriage index, formation of county to 2009 available as a spreadsheet
+
'''Sweetwater County Historical Museum'''<br>3 E. Flaming Gorge Way<br>Green River 82935<br>[http://www.sweetwatermuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
===== Death  =====
+
== Societies ==
 +
{{WY Societies Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
==== Websites  ====
+
'''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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'''Sweetwater County Historical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 25<br>Green River, WY 82935<br>Email: [mailto:ghsc@sweet.w.us ghsc@sweet.w.us]<br>
*Genealogy Trails: [http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/sweetwater/index.html Sweetwater County Site]. A Volunteer project dedicated to making genealogy records free to the public. Includes links to births, marriages and deaths; newspaper stories obituaries, censuses, military data, and more.
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[http://www.wyshs.org/about/chapters/sweetwater-county-chapter Website]<br><br>
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
=== Places  ===
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== Websites ==
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{{WY Websites Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
{| width="800" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/sweetwater-county/ Sweetwater 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+]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrowhead_Springs,_Wyoming Arrowhead Springs]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
| Creston Junction
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
| Kanda
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*Genealogy Trails: [http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/sweetwater/index.html Sweetwater County Site]. A Volunteer project dedicated to making genealogy records free to the public. Includes links to births, marriages and deaths; newspaper stories obituaries, censuses, military data, and more.
| Red Desert
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater%2C+Superior|subject|disp=Superior}}
 
|-
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bairoil,_Wyoming Bairoil]
 
| Dines (hist.)
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_America,_Wyoming Little America]  
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater%2C+Reliance|subject|disp=Reliance}}
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweeney_Ranch,_Wyoming Sweeney Ranch]
 
|-
 
| Bitter Creek
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eden,_Wyoming Eden]
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater%2C+McKinnon|subject|disp=McKinnon}}
 
| Riner
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_Rock,_Wyoming Table Rock]
 
|-
 
| Blairtown
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater%2C+Farson|subject|disp=Farson}}
 
| Monell
 
| Robinson
 
| Thayer Junction
 
|-
 
| Bryan
 
| Fort La Clede (hist.)
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Rock_Springs,_Wyoming North Rock Springs]
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater%2C+Rock+Springs|subject|disp=Rock Springs}}
 
| Tipton
 
|-
 
| Burntfork
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granger,_Wyoming Granger]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_of_Rocks,_Wyoming Point of Rocks]
 
| Salt Wells
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wamsutter,_Wyoming Wamsutter]
 
|-
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clearview_Acres,_Wyoming Clearview Acres]
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater%2C+Green+River|subject|disp=Green River}}
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Sage,_Wyoming Purple Sage]
 
| South Superior
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washam,_Wyoming Washam]
 
|-
 
| Creston
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Town,_Wyoming James Town]
 
| Quealy
 
| Squaw Hollow (hist.)
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater%2C+Winton|subject|disp=Winton}}
 
|}
 
  
=== References  ===
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WY Research Guides Intro|Sweetwater}}
  
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== References ==
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}  
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}
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[[Category:Wyoming_Counties]]
  
[[Category:Sweetwater_County,_Wyoming]]
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[[Category:Sweetwater County, Wyoming]][[Category:Wyoming_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 18:17, 12 July 2017

United States
Wyoming
Sweetwater County
Guide to Sweetwater 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: Green River
Organized: December 27, 1867
Parent County(s): the western half of Laramie [1]
Neighboring Counties
Carbon  • Daggett (UT)  • Fremont  • Lincoln  • Moffat (CO)  • Sublette  • Summit (UT)  • Uinta
See County Maps
Courthouse
Sweetwater County Courthouse, Green River, Wyoming.jpg
Location Map
Wy-sweetwater.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption



County Information

Description

Sweetwater County was organized in 1867. It is located in the most southwestern area of the state. Its county seat is Green River.[2] It was named for Sweetwater River. [3]

County Courthouse

Sweetwater County Courthouse
80 W Flaming Gorge Way
PO Box 730
Green River, WY 82935
Phone: 307.872.6400
Sweetwater County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1864 and land records from 1876. Clerk of the District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[4]

Sweetwater 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 1864 1909 1867 1879 1868 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: Formed from the western half of Laramie county 27 Dec 1867 (Laramie county originally encompassed the entire state). Originally named Carter county and original county seat South Pass City. The county was renamed Sweetwater by the first Wyoming Legislative Assembly. The county seat was moved to Green River in 1873.
  • County Seat: Green River

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[7]

Cities
  • Burntfork
  • Creston
Towns
Villages
  • Monell (Hist)
  • Quealy
  • Salt Wells
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater 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[8] and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (FHL film 2261365). The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Wyoming Territory.[9] 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.  %±
1870 1,916
1880 2,561 33.7%
1890 4,941 92.9%
1900 8,455 71.1%
1910 11,575 36.9%
1920 13,640 17.8%
1930 18,165 33.2%
1940 19,407 6.8%
1950 22,017 13.4%
1960 17,920 −18.6%
1970 18,391 2.6%
1980 41,723 126.9%
1990 38,823 −7.0%
2000 37,613 −3.1%
2010 43,806 16.5%
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

  • Green River, McKinnon, Reliance, Rock Springs,Rock Springs 1st, Rock Springs 2nd, Superior, Winton

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

Maps and Gazetteers

Wysweetwater.jpg

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Sweetwater 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

Public Records

1882 Poll Book for Green River, Sweetwater County, Wyoming.

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- Sweetwater - Probate records.

The bulk of the probate case files from the 1870's to the 1940's have been transferred to the Wyoming State Archives in Cheyenne. Check their website for additional details.

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

Sweetwater County Library
300 N 1st E St
Green River, WY 82935, USA
Phone: 307-875-3615
Director: Jason Grubb
Email: jgrubb@sweetwaterlibraries.com
Website

White Mountain Library
2935 Sweetwater Dr
Rock Springs, WY 82901, USA
Phone: 307-362-2665
Michelle Maser, Manager: 307-362-2665 x3120
Email: mmaser@sweetwaterlibraries.com
Website

Rock Springs Library
400 C St
Rock Springs, WY 82901, USA
Phone: 307-352-6667
Lindsey Travis, Manager: 307-352-6669
Email: ltravis@sweetwaterlibraries.com
Website

Museums

Rock Springs Historical Museum
Various holdings including sporadic Polk city directories and high school yearbooks.
Website

Sweetwater County Historical Museum
3 E. Flaming Gorge Way
Green River 82935
Website

Societies

County, Township and City Societies

Sweetwater County Historical Society
P. O. Box 25
Green River, WY 82935
Email: ghsc@sweet.w.us
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/sweetwater/ accessed 11/15/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/15/2016
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sweetwater 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.
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