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Guide to '''Wyoming ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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== Wyoming Information ==
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Wyoming became the forty-fourth state admitted to the United States on 10 Jul 1890 and has 23 counties. Wyoming was created form Wyoming Territory and is located in the northwest region of the United States.  Its capital is Cheyenne.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Wyoming" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyoming (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref>
  
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== Getting Started ==
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=== Getting Started with Wyoming Research ===
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Links to articles on getting started with Wyoming research.
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*[[Step-by-Step Wyoming Research, 1880-Present]]
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*[[How to Find Wyoming Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Wyoming Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Wyoming Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Wyoming Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
  
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=== Wyoming Research Tools ===
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Wyoming research.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/Wyoming/ Boundary Changes for Wyoming Counties]
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*[[Wyoming Archives and Libraries|Wyoming Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wygenweb/ WYGenWeb]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Wyoming.
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{{Click|Image:WY_ORP.png|Wyoming Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
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== Wyoming Clickable Map ==
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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
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== Counties ==
 
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}}<div style="width: 75%; padding-left: 3px; float: right;"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to Wyoming, <br>the Equality State{{/p}}[[Image:{{LeGrandTeton}}]]'''''Unique Genealogical Features:'''''
 
*Earliest residents of what became Wyoming in 1890 are in the 1850 censuses of [[Nebraska Census|Nebraska]], [[Utah Census|Utah]], and [[Washington Census|Washington]].<ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 387. {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}. 1850 census shows residents in present-day Wyoming then in Nebraska Territory (Unattached), Utah Territory (Green River County), and Washington Territory (Unattached), and in the 1856 Utah census of Green River County.</ref>
 
*Many early Wyoming settlers obtained land by&nbsp;[[Homestead Records|homesteading]], or purchased land from the&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Union_Pacific_Railroad railroads].<ref>The Dept. of the Interior BLM-GLO [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Land Patent Search] only shows homesteads that were completed. If you can identify the location of incomplete homestead applications you can still obtain the application papers. The [[Union Pacific Railroad]] was the most likely one to sell land to settlers.</ref>
 
*Many county records have been moved to the [[Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department|State Archives]].<ref>"Vital Records in Wyoming" in ''Wyoming State Archives'' at {{WYStAr}} (accessed 14 February 2012).</ref>
 
 
 
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=== Counties ===
 
 
 
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*[[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]]  
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*[[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy|Albany]]  
*[[Big Horn County, Wyoming|Big Horn]]  
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*[[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy|Big Horn]]  
*[[Campbell County, Wyoming|Campbell]]  
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*[[Campbell County, Wyoming Genealogy|Campbell]]  
*[[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon]]  
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*[[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy|Carbon]]  
*[[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]]  
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*[[Converse County, Wyoming Genealogy|Converse]]  
*[[Crook County, Wyoming|Crook]]
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*[[Crook County, Wyoming Genealogy|Crook]]
  
 
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*[[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]]  
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*[[Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy|Fremont]]  
*[[Goshen County, Wyoming|Goshen]]  
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*[[Goshen County, Wyoming Genealogy|Goshen]]  
*[[Hot Springs County, Wyoming|Hot Springs]]  
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*[[Hot Springs County, Wyoming Genealogy|Hot Springs]]  
*[[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]]  
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*[[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy|Johnson]]  
*[[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]]  
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*[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Laramie]]  
*[[Lincoln County, Wyoming|Lincoln]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy|Lincoln]]
  
 
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*[[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]]  
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*[[Natrona County, Wyoming Genealogy|Natrona]]  
*[[Niobrara County, Wyoming|Niobrara]]  
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*[[Niobrara County, Wyoming Genealogy|Niobrara]]  
*[[Park County, Wyoming|Park]]  
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*[[Park County, Wyoming Genealogy|Park]]  
*[[Platte County, Wyoming|Platte]]  
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*[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy|Platte]]  
*[[Sheridan County, Wyoming|Sheridan]]  
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*[[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sheridan]]  
*[[Sublette County, Wyoming|Sublette]]
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*[[Sublette County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sublette]]
  
 
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*[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming|Sweetwater]]  
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*[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sweetwater]]  
*[[Teton County, Wyoming|Teton]]  
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*[[Teton County, Wyoming Genealogy|Teton]]  
*[[Uinta County, Wyoming|Uinta]]  
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*[[Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy|Uinta]]  
*[[Washakie County, Wyoming|Washakie]]  
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*[[Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Washakie]]  
*[[Weston County, Wyoming|Weston]]
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*[[Weston County, Wyoming Genealogy|Weston]]
  
 
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Carter County, Wyoming|Carter]] | [[Green River County, Utah|Green River]] | [[Pease County, Wyoming|Pease]] | [[Richland County, Utah|Richland]]  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Carter County, Wyoming Genealogy|Carter]] | [[Green River County, Utah Genealogy|Green River]] | [[Pease County, Wyoming Genealogy|Pease]] | [[Richland County, Utah Genealogy|Richland]]  
  
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== Wyoming Migration Routes ==
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=== Major Repositories ===
 
  
[[Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department]]{{·}} [[Wyoming State Library]]{{·}} [[National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)]]{{·}} [[Family History Library]]  
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Platte_River North Platte River] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_River_(Wyoming) Sweetwater River] | [[Bozeman Trail]] | [[Chisholm Trail|Chisholm&nbsp;Trail]] | [[California Trail]] | [[Mormon Trail]] | [[Oregon Trail]] | [[Union Pacific Railroad|Union&nbsp;Pacific&nbsp;Railroad]]
  
=== Migration Routes  ===
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== FamilySearch Resources ==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/33?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Wyoming Family History Center locator map]
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Platte_River North Platte River]{{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_River_(Wyoming) Sweetwater River]{{·}} [[Bozeman Trail]]{{·}} [[Chisholm Trail|Chisholm&nbsp;Trail]]{{·}} [[California Trail]]{{·}} [[Mormon Trail]]{{·}} [[Oregon Trail]]{{·}} [[Union Pacific Railroad|Union&nbsp;Pacific&nbsp;Railroad]]  
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== Additional Resources ==
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*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wy/ Cyndi's List] - Wyoming genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/ Wyoming Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Wyoming
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/Wyoming-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Wyoming
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/wyoming-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Wyoming genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/Wyoming-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Wyoming
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Wyoming.pdf Wyoming Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[http://www-lib.uwyo.edu/find/subject.cfm?subject=BIGE Wyoming Biography Database] 7,317 entry index to biographical profiles of individuals from Wyoming.
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*[http://www.wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]: This is a work in progress, there are over 721,138 full page newspaper images loaded.
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*[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/wyoming.shtml Wyoming Blacksheep Ancestors] includes 1930 WY census of prisoners and insane, WY executions 1884-1965, and WY lynchings 1874-1918.
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
  
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== References ==
  
[[Image:Wyoming.png|right|200px|Wyoming.png]]Until 1811, when fur traders first opened a trail through the area, Wyoming was the domain of the American Indians. Between 1825 and 1840, about 200 mountain men bartered with the Indians at rendezvous in the region. In the 1840s and 1850s, many thousands of emigrants traveling the Oregon Trail to California, Utah, and other western states passed through the North Platte and Sweetwater valleys and South Pass in central Wyoming. In the 1860s, as Indian troubles increased in the north, many emigrants preferred the more southerly Overland Trail through Bridger Pass. [[Wyoming Emigration and Immigration|Read more...]]
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=== Research Tools ===
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*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wygenweb/ Wyoming GenWeb Project] includes counties, public libraries, queries, mailing list, WY timeline, census info, WY family group records, maps, tombstone images, and obituaries.
 
*[http://www-lib.uwyo.edu/db/bio/ Wyoming Biography Database] 7,317 entry index to biographical profiles of individuals from Wyoming.
 
*[http://www.wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]: This is a work in progress, there are over 721,138 full page newspaper images loaded.
 
*[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/wyoming.shtml Wyoming Blacksheep Ancestors] includes 1930 WY census of prisoners and insane, WY executions 1884-1965, and WY lynchings 1874-1918.<br>[[Image:Wyoming flag.png|right|200px|Wyoming flag.png]]<br>'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
 
  
:*[[Wyoming Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Wyoming Marriages 1877-1920 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 14,070 entries.
 
 
=== Did You Know?  ===
 
 
When the United States acquired Wyoming, most of the land that comprises the present state became part of the public domain. The federal government surveyed available land and began transferring much of it to private ownership through local land offices in a process called "land entry." The first land office was established at Cheyenne in 1870. [[Wyoming Land and Property|Read more...]]
 
 
=== Obtain additional help  ===
 
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]&nbsp;
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wyoming-Genealogy-Research/377679668923263?fref=ts Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
 
*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Wyoming Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
 
 
=== Help Wanted  ===
 
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
 
 
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Wyoming

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

This article is about the U.S. state. For other uses, see Wyoming (disambiguation).

Wyoming Information

Wyoming became the forty-fourth state admitted to the United States on 10 Jul 1890 and has 23 counties. Wyoming was created form Wyoming Territory and is located in the northwest region of the United States. Its capital is Cheyenne.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Wyoming Research

Links to articles on getting started with Wyoming research.


Wyoming Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Wyoming research.

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Wyoming Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Uinta CountySweetwater CountyCarbon CountyAlbany CountyLaramie CountyPlatte CountyGoshen CountyNiobrara CountyConverse CountyNatrona CountySublette CountyLincoln CountyTeton CountyHot Springs CountyWashakie CountyJohnson CountyWeston CountyCampbell CountyCrook CountySheridan CountyPark CountyBig Horn CountyFremont CountyWyoming-county-map.gif

Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Carter | Green River | Pease | Richland

Wyoming Migration Routes

North Platte River | Sweetwater River | Bozeman Trail | Chisholm Trail | California Trail | Mormon Trail | Oregon Trail | Union Pacific Railroad

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Wyoming" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyoming (accessed 15 March 2016).



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