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}}Guide to '''Washakie County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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|organized=  February 9,  1911
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|county seat=  Worland
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|parent county= [[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy|Big Horn ]]<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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Washakie County was organized in 1911 and named after the head chief of the Shoshone people, Chief Washakie, who became an ally of the US Government. Worland (County Seat).<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/washakie/ accessed 11/15/2016</ref> It is located in the north central area of the state. <ref>https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Washakie_County,_Wyoming_Genealogy&action=edit&section=2 accessed 11/15/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Washakie}}
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Washakie County Courthouse<br>1023 Big Horn Avenue<br>P.O. Box 862<br>Worland, WY 82401<br>Phone: (307) 347-4821<br>[http://www.washakiecounty.net/ '''Washakie County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records. 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 Washakie County, Wyoming</ref>
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=== Washakie 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>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="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |1909
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| width="13%" align="center" |1913
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| width="13%" align="center" |1909
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| width="13%" align="center" |1912
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| width="13%" align="center" |1906
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| width="13%" align="center" |1913
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| width="13%" 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.
  
Guide to '''Washakie County Wyoming genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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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|Washakie}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 9 February 1911 from [[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy|Big Horn ]]
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*'''County Seat:''' Worland <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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{{WYDC}}  
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Washakie County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washakie_County,_Wyoming#Communities  accessed 2 December 2016.</ref>
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{{WY Populated Places Intro|Washakie}}
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worland,_Wyoming Worland (county seat)]</div>
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* Durkee
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Sleep,_Wyoming Ten Sleep]</div>
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* Colter</div>
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* Airport Road
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* Big Trails
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*Mc Nutt </div>
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* Neiber
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* South Flat
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* Washakie Ten</div>
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* West River
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*Winchester </div>
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Washakie}}
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Bible Records ===
| county = Washakie County
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{{WY Bible Intro|Washakie}}
| county_map =  
 
| state = Wyoming
 
| state_map = Wyoming.png
 
| latd =  
 
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| founded year = 1911
 
| founded date = February 9
 
| seat = Worland
 
| building image =  
 
| building address = Washakie County Courthouse<br>1023 Big Horn Avenue<br>P.O. Box 862<br>Worland, WY 82401<br>Phone: (307) 347-4821<br>[http://www.washakiecounty.net/ '''Washakie County Website'''] }}  
 
  
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Washakie}}
  
=== Historical Facts  ===
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Washakie}}
  
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Washakie}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Washakie County, Wyoming''' online and in print</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washakie County, Wyoming#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washakie County, Wyoming#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washakie County, Wyoming#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washakie County, Wyoming#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</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=3140&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washakie County, Wyoming#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washakie County, Wyoming#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wywashak/ USGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wy/washakie/washakie.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/washakie.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>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1913*</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>----*</center>  
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* {{FHL|511942|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1906</center>
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Washakie+Wyoming&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1912</center>
 
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Washakie County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Washakie County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Washakie County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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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=3140 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Washakie%20#/ Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Washakie-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Washakie County Cemetery Records]
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
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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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*'''Parent County:''' created 9 February 1911 from [[Big Horn County, Wyoming|Big Horn ]]
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The following web site has additional information on Washakie county cemeteries.
*'''County Seat:''' Worland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Big Horn County, Wyoming|Big Horn]] | [[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]] | [[Hot Springs County, Wyoming|Hot Springs]] | [[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]] | [[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]] | [[Park County, Wyoming|Park]]
 
  
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment.net] Wyoming cemetery records by county.
  
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WY Census Intro|Washakie}}
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washakie_County%2C_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1920 |3106
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|1930 |4109
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|1940 |5858
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|1950 |7252
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|1960 |8883
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|1970 |7569 
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|1980 |9496 
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|1990 |8388 
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|2000 |8289
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|2010 |8533
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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
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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|Washakie}}
  
:*[http://www.cityofworland.org/cemetery.htm Riverview Memorial Gardens]<br>Cemetery Complex <br>West River Rd. <br>Worland, WY 82401 <br>(307) 347-8948 <br>307–347–2486 <br><br>Located west of the city of Worland. Cemetery records are managed by the City Clerk's office. <br><br>
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''LDS Church wards and branches''
:*[http://www.tensleepcemetery.com/ Ten Sleep Cemetery]<br>P.O. Box 394<br>Ten Sleep, WY 82442 <br><br>Located on the west edge of Ten Sleep. The [http://www.tensleepcemetery.com/ Ten Sleep Cemetery website] contains a full cemetery registry, headstone images, plot map, history, and contact information.
 
  
==== Census  ====
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:*Worland 1st, Worland 2nd, Tensleep
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}  
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Washakie}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Washakie}}
  
'''LDS Church wards and branches'''
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
:*Worland 1st, Worland 2nd, Tensleep
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Washakie}}
  
==== Court Records  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Washakie}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Washakie}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Washakie}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Washakie}}
  
==== History  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WY Land Intro|Washakie}}
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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|Washakie}}
  
==== Maps  ====
 
  
==== Migration  ====
 
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro|Washakie}}
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[[Image:Wywashakie.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
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Washakie}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Washakie}}
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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>
  
:*''Worland Grit - ''December 1905 to May 1939<ref>From the Wyoming Daily News website. http://www.wyodaily.com/</ref><br>Operated in Worland, Washakie, Wyoming.<br>Archives at the [http://www.wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project].<br><br>
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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]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WY Naturalization Intro|Washakie}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WY Newspapers Intro|Washakie}}
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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
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:*''Worland Grit - ''December 1905 to May 1939<ref>From the Wyoming Daily News website. http://www.wyodaily.com/</ref><br>Operated in Worland, Washakie, Wyoming.<br>Archives at the [http://www.wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project].
 
:*''[http://www.wyodaily.com/ Northern Wyoming Daily News]''- June 1939 to present <ref>From the Wyoming Daily News website. http://www.wyodaily.com/</ref><br>201 N. 8th <br>Worland, Wyoming 82401 <br>307–347–3241<br>Operated in Worland, Washakie, Wyoming. The name was changed from the ''Worland Grit'' in June 1939. A free archives database on their website for issues from January 3, 2006 to present.
 
:*''[http://www.wyodaily.com/ Northern Wyoming Daily News]''- June 1939 to present <ref>From the Wyoming Daily News website. http://www.wyodaily.com/</ref><br>201 N. 8th <br>Worland, Wyoming 82401 <br>307–347–3241<br>Operated in Worland, Washakie, Wyoming. The name was changed from the ''Worland Grit'' in June 1939. A free archives database on their website for issues from January 3, 2006 to present.
  
==== Obituaries ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Washakie}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Washakie}}
  
==== Public Records  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Washakie}}
  
==== Repositories  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Washakie}}
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Washakie}}
  
County Clerk has marriage and land records.<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 Washakie County, Wyoming</ref>
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Washakie}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Washakie}}
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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==== Birth ====
:*[[Ten Sleep Wyoming Family History Center]]  
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Washakie}}
:*[[Worland Wyoming Family History Center]]
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Washakie}}
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, over 458 marriages 1 Jan 1900 to 31 Dec 1930  [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
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*'''1867 - 1941''' [http://www.findmypast.com/articles/world-records/full-list-of-united-states-records/birth-marriage-and-death/wyoming-marriages-1867-1941 Wyoming Marriages 1867-1941] at FindMyPast ($), index.
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*'''1877 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1708702|Wyoming, Marriages, 1877-1920}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]— Index
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*'''1877 - 1920''' [http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30208/wyoming-marriages-1877-1920?s=218489221 Wyoming, Marriages, 1877-1920] at MyHeritage ($) — index.
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==== Death ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Death Intro|Washakie}}
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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)
  
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Washakie}}
  
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Washakie}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Washakie}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
===== Birth  =====
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:*[[Ten Sleep Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[[Worland Wyoming Family History Center]]
  
===== Marriage  =====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Washakie}}
  
:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 458 marriages 1 Jan 1900 to 31 Dec 1930 
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'''Washakie County Library'''<br>1019 Coburn Ave<br>Worland, WY 82401, USA<br>Phone: 307-347-2231<br>Email: [mailto:worland@washakiecountylibrary.com worland@washakiecountylibrary.com]<br>Director: [mailto:director@washakiecountylibrary.com director@washakiecountylibrary.com]<br>[http://www.washakiecountylibrary.com/ Website]<br><br>
  
===== Death  =====
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{{WY Museums Intro|Washakie}}
  
==== Websites  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Washakie}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Washakie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
=== Places  ===
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'''Washakie County Historical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 247<br>Wheatland, WY 82201<br>Phone: 307-322-4237<br>Email: [mailto:linda@wyshs.org linda@wyshs.org]<br>[http://www.wyshs.org/about/chapters/washakie-county-chapter Website]<br><br>
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/washakie-county/ Washakie County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washakie_Ten,_Wyoming Washakie Ten]  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester,_Wyoming Winchester]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Washakie|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Washakie%2C+Ten+Sleep|subject|disp=Ten Sleep}}
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_River,_Wyoming West River]
 
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Latest revision as of 18:23, 12 July 2017

United States
Wyoming
Washakie County
Guide to Washakie 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: Worland
Organized: February 9, 1911
Parent County(s): Big Horn [1]
Neighboring Counties
Big Horn  • Fremont  • Hot Springs  • Johnson  • Natrona  • Park
See County Maps
Courthouse
WyomingWashakieCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

Washakie County was organized in 1911 and named after the head chief of the Shoshone people, Chief Washakie, who became an ally of the US Government. Worland (County Seat).[2] It is located in the north central area of the state. [3]

County Courthouse

Washakie County Courthouse
1023 Big Horn Avenue
P.O. Box 862
Worland, WY 82401
Phone: (307) 347-4821
Washakie County Website

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

Washakie 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 1913 1909 1912 1906 1913 1850
*State birth and death records began in 1909. Limited compliance until 1922.[6]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • Parent County: created 9 February 1911 from Big Horn
  • County Seat: Worland [7]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[8]

Cities
Towns
  • Durkee
Villages
  • Colter
Uncategorized Places
  • Airport Road
  • Big Trails
  • Mc Nutt
  • Neiber
  • South Flat
  • Washakie Ten
  • West River
  • Winchester

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Washakie 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 Washakie county cemeteries.

Census Records

Before Wyoming was a state in 1890, Wyoming was included in the 1850 Utah Territory. In the 1860 Census, it was enumerated as Nebraska Territory. The first Wyoming Territorial Census was taken in 1869, right after Wyoming Territory was created, and is available on microfilm at the Wyoming State Archives[9] and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (FHL film 2261365). The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Wyoming Territory.[10] See links listed below. State censuses were taken for Wyoming but they were mostly statistical censuses with very little individual information. See Wyoming Census for more information.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1920 3,106
1930 4,109 32.3%
1940 5,858 42.6%
1950 7,252 23.8%
1960 8,883 22.5%
1970 7,569 −14.8%
1980 9,496 25.5%
1990 8,388 −11.7%
2000 8,289 −1.2%
2010 8,533 2.9%
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 Church wards and branches

  • Worland 1st, Worland 2nd, Tensleep

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

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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
  • Worland Grit - December 1905 to May 1939[11]
    Operated in Worland, Washakie, Wyoming.
    Archives at the Wyoming Newspaper Project.
  • Northern Wyoming Daily News- June 1939 to present [12]
    201 N. 8th
    Worland, Wyoming 82401
    307–347–3241
    Operated in Worland, Washakie, Wyoming. The name was changed from the Worland Grit in June 1939. A free archives database on their website for issues from January 3, 2006 to present.

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- Washakie - 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

Washakie County Library
1019 Coburn Ave
Worland, WY 82401, USA
Phone: 307-347-2231
Email: worland@washakiecountylibrary.com
Director: director@washakiecountylibrary.com
Website

Museums

Societies

County, Township and City Societies

Washakie County Historical Society
P. O. Box 247
Wheatland, WY 82201
Phone: 307-322-4237
Email: linda@wyshs.org
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/washakie/ accessed 11/15/2016
  3. https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Washakie_County,_Wyoming_Genealogy&action=edit&section=2 accessed 11/15/2016
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767 Washakie County, Wyoming
  5. 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, "Washakie County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washakie_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 2 December 2016.
  9. On microfilm number: 2261365.
  10. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 761. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 761. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  11. From the Wyoming Daily News website. http://www.wyodaily.com/
  12. From the Wyoming Daily News website. http://www.wyodaily.com/