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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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This article is about the U.S. state. For other uses, see [[Wyoming (disambiguation)]].
  
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Wyoming''
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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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=== Welcome to Wyoming -&nbsp;the Equality State  ===
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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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*[[GuidedResearch:Wyoming|Guided 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 Territory was formed&nbsp;July 25,&nbsp;1868 primarily from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyoming_Territory Dakota Territory,&nbsp;with parts of&nbsp;Idaho and Utah&nbsp;Territories]&nbsp;included. Wyoming was admitted to the Union as the 44th state&nbsp;July 10,&nbsp;1890.
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== Featured Content  ==
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=== Wyoming Research Tools ===
 
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Wyoming research.
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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*[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.  
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...]]
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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]]
Did you know you can find your villainous Wyoming ancestors at&nbsp;[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/wyoming.shtml Wyoming Blacksheep Ancestors]?
 
 
 
Before visiting individual courthouses it is important to check the holdings of the State Archives as a considerable amount of 19th and 20th century county records have been moved to Cheyenne. The on-line catalog (website) for the Archives is a valuable tool in planning your research in Wyoming.
 
 
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
 
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Wyoming/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wygenweb/ The Wyoming GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
 
*[http://www-lib.uwyo.edu/db/bio/ Wyoming Biography Database] is an index to books that contain biographical profiles of individuals from Wyoming. Maintained through the University of Wyoming, it contains over 7,317 entries.  
 
*[http://www-lib.uwyo.edu/db/bio/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]: This is a work in progress, there are over 721,138 full page newspaper images loaded.
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Wyoming.pdf BYU Research Outline for Wyoming]
 
 
 
== Counties  ==
 
  
Wyoming currently has 23 counties. The earliest county was created in 1867 and the last were created in 1921. Two counties were created as Carter and Pease and later had their names changed to Sweetwater and Johnson, respectively.  
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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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<center>Wyoming Counties</center>
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== Counties ==
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*[[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]]  
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    <li>[[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy|Albany]]</li>
*[[Big Horn County, Wyoming|Big Horn]]  
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    <li>[[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy|Big Horn]]</li>
*[[Campbell County, Wyoming|Campbell]]  
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    <li>[[Campbell County, Wyoming Genealogy|Campbell]]</li>
*[[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon]]  
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    <li>[[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy|Carbon]]</li>
*[[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]]  
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    <li>[[Converse County, Wyoming Genealogy|Converse]]</li>
*[[Crook County, Wyoming|Crook]]  
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    <li>[[Crook County, Wyoming Genealogy|Crook]]</li>
*[[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]]  
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    <li>[[Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy|Fremont]]</li>
*[[Goshen County, Wyoming|Goshen]]
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    <li>[[Goshen County, Wyoming Genealogy|Goshen]]</li>
 
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    <li>[[Hot Springs County, Wyoming Genealogy|Hot Springs]]</li>
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    <li>[[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy|Johnson]]</li>
*[[Hot Springs County, Wyoming|Hot Springs]]  
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    <li>[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Laramie]]</li>
*[[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]]  
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    <li>[[Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy|Lincoln]]</li>
*[[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]]  
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    <li>[[Natrona County, Wyoming Genealogy|Natrona]]</li>
*[[Lincoln County, Wyoming|Lincoln]]  
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    <li>[[Niobrara County, Wyoming Genealogy|Niobrara]]</li>
*[[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]]  
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    <li>[[Park County, Wyoming Genealogy|Park]]</li>
*[[Niobrara County, Wyoming|Niobrara]]  
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    <li>[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy|Platte]]</li>
*[[Park County, Wyoming|Park]]  
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    <li>[[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sheridan]]</li>
*[[Platte County, Wyoming|Platte]]
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    <li>[[Sublette County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sublette]]</li>
 
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    <li>[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sweetwater]]</li>
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    <li>[[Teton County, Wyoming Genealogy|Teton]]</li>
*[[Sheridan County, Wyoming|Sheridan]]  
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    <li>[[Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy|Uinta]]</li>
*[[Sublette County, Wyoming|Sublette]]  
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    <li>[[Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Washakie]]</li>
*[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming|Sweetwater]]  
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    <li>[[Weston County, Wyoming Genealogy|Weston]]</li>
*[[Teton County, Wyoming|Teton]]  
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*[[Uinta County, Wyoming|Uinta]]  
 
*[[Washakie County, Wyoming|Washakie]]  
 
*[[Weston County, Wyoming|Weston]]
 
  
 
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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]]
  
Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[Carter County, Wyoming|Carter]] | [[Pease County, Wyoming|Pease]]
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== Wyoming Migration Routes  ==
  
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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]]
  
== Things You Can Do  ==
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== FamilySearch Resources ==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=Getting%20Started&show=lessons&message=true Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/location/29?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]
  
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>
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== Additional Resources ==
  
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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.theancestorhunt.com/blog/wyoming-birth-marriage-and-death-bmd-record-links The Ancestor Hunt] - Resources for Wyoming genealogy research
*[[Edit a page|Expand an article]] or [[Special:Shortpages|short page]]
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*[http://www.raogk.org/Wyoming-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Wyoming
*[[How to author an article in the Wiki|Create a new article]]<br>
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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
*[[How to categorize an article|Categorize articles]]<br>
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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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*Please welcome [[User:Ckwahlquist|Ckwahlquist]] as the moderator for Wyoming. Contact her via her [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/User_talk:Ckwahlquist talk page].
 
 
 
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*[[Indians of Wyoming|American Indians]]
 
*[[Wyoming Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Wyoming Bible Records|Bible Records]]
 
*[[Wyoming Biography|Biography]]
 
*[[Wyoming Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Wyoming Census|Census]]
 
*[[Wyoming Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Wyoming Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Wyoming Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Wyoming Divorce Records|Divorce Records]]
 
*[[Wyoming Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Wyoming Ethnic Groups|Ethnic Groups]]
 
*[[Wyoming Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Wyoming Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Wyoming History|History]]
 
*[[Insane Asylum Records in the United States|Insane Asylums]]
 
*[[Wyoming Land and Property|Land and Property Records]]
 
*[[Wyoming Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Wyoming Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Wyoming Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Wyoming Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Wyoming Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[Wyoming Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Wyoming Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Wyoming Vital Records|Vital Records]]
 
 
 
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Wyoming Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Wyoming Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources

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 InformationEdit

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 StartedEdit

Getting Started with Wyoming ResearchEdit

Links to articles on getting started with Wyoming research.


Wyoming Research ToolsEdit

Links to articles and websites that assist in Wyoming research.

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Wyoming Clickable MapEdit

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

CountiesEdit


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

Wyoming Migration RoutesEdit

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

FamilySearch ResourcesEdit

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

Additional ResourcesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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