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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
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*'''Parent County:''' created 12 March 1890 from [[Crook County, Wyoming|Crook]] *'''County seat:''' Newcastle <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Weston County, Wyoming#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Weston County, Wyoming#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Weston County, Wyoming#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Weston County, Wyoming#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>----*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1890*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>----*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1885</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1890</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Weston County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Weston County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Weston County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 12 March 1890 from [[Crook County, Wyoming|Crook]]  
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*'''County seat:''' Newcastle <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Campbell County, Wyoming|Campbell]] | [[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]] | [[Crook County, Wyoming|Crook]] | [[Custer County, South Dakota|Custer County, South Dakota]] | [[Lawrence County, South Dakota|Lawrence County, South Dakota]] | [[Lawrence County, South Dakota|Niobrara]] | [[Pennington County, South Dakota|Pennington County, South Dakota]]
 
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Campbell County, Wyoming|Campbell]] | [[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]] | [[Crook County, Wyoming|Crook]] | [[Custer County, South Dakota|Custer County, South Dakota]] | [[Lawrence County, South Dakota|Lawrence County, South Dakota]] | [[Lawrence County, South Dakota|Niobrara]] | [[Pennington County, South Dakota|Pennington County, South Dakota]]
  
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{{Census|Wyoming}}  
 
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:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
 
:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
  
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
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:*[[Newcastle Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 1,117 marriages 20 May 1890 to 31 Jul 1914
 
:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 1,117 marriages 20 May 1890 to 31 Jul 1914

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Guide to Weston County Wyoming genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Weston County, Wyoming
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 12, 1890
County Seat Newcastle
Courthouse
Address Weston County Courthouse
1 W Main Street
Newcastle, WY 82701
Phone: 307.746.4744
Weston County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
----*
1890*
----*
1885
1890
1891
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Weston County, Wyoming Genealogy census records online, see: Wyoming Census.

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Wyoming denominations, view the Wyoming Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Template:WY History Intro

Land and Property

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.

Maps

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Probate

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- Albany - Probate records.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1890 and land records from 1886.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate, court records from 1890.[2]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

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

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

Places

Bentley Clay Spur Energy (hist.) Osage
Buckhorn Clifton Four Corners (hist.) Thornton
Cambria (hist.) Colloid Newcastle Upton
Clareton (hist.) Dakoming

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Weston County, Wyoming