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''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] >  [[Wyoming|Wyoming]]  >  [[Wyoming_Census|Census]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Wyoming|Wyoming]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Wyoming_Census|Census]]''  
  
== Available and Lost Census Schedules ==
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*If at first you don't find a name, try again under [[Spelling Substitution Tables for the United States and Canada|another spelling]].
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*[[Copying Sources|Photocopy]] each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
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*Look for an ancestor in '''''every''''' census during her or his lifetime.
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*On the [[Adding a Custom Event to a PAF Family Group Record|family group record]] show&nbsp;each person's census listings.
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*Study&nbsp;others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in [[Research a Family in Community Context|community context]].
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*For a list of the exact date of each federal census, [[Wyoming Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
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=== Online Wyoming indexes and images  ===
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{{Census Online Wyoming}}
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=== Federal population schedules  ===
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==== Microfilm images ====
  
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="90" | '''Wyoming:&nbsp;Existing and Lost Federal Census Schedules'''<ref>Anne Bruner Eales, and Robert M Kvasnicka, ed., ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44420788 Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States, 3d ed.]'' (Washington, D.C.: NARA, 2000), 41 and 47. </ref><ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16509993 Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 387-93. </ref><ref>William Dollarhide, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41640325 The Census Book: A Genealogists Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes]'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1999), 121. </ref>
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| 1940 N/A
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| {{FHL|698929|title-id|disp=1870&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;}}&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" width="90" | '''Exact Date'''
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| {{FHL|1037545|title-id|disp=1930}}
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Population Schedules'''
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| {{FHL|655308|title-id|disp=1900 and Soundex}}
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Veterans/ Pensioners'''
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| {{FHL|707067|title-id|disp=1860 Uinta Co.}} with Green River, Utah
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Industrial/ Manufact- urers'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Defective'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Indian'''<ref>Only for Indian schedules taken along with Federal population schedules. </ref>
 
 
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| align="left" | '''1940''' Apr 1
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| {{FHL|558339|title-id|disp=1920&nbsp;and Soundex}}
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|+ '''Federal Census Microfilms Available from the [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]]'''
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| 1940 N/A
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1910/part-04.html 1910 T624]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-05.html#wyoming 1870 M593&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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| [http://1930census.archives.gov/stateSearch.asp 1930 T626]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-08.html#wyoming 1900 T623]&nbsp;and [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1900/part-06.html#wyoming Soundex T1080]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-09.html#wyoming 1920 T625&nbsp;]and [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1920/part-06.html#wyoming Soundex M1596]
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| [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-07.html#wyoming 1880 T9] [http://www.archives.gov/publications/microfilm-catalogs/census/1790-1890/part-06.html#wyoming Soundex T746]
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| align="left" | '''1930''' Apr 1
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Wyoming, [[Wyoming Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]]
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=== Federal non-population schedules  ===
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==== Online indexes and images  ====
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| align="left" | '''1920''' Jan 1
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" colspan="11" | <font size="+1">'''Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Wyoming'''</font>
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9966" | '''Free'''
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| align="left" | '''1900''' Jun 1
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" | '''Ancestry Library'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#ff9900" | '''Ancestry Home'''
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| align="left" | '''1890''' Jun 2
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| '''1890'''  
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
 
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 Link]
 
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| align="left" | '''1870''' Jun 1
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| '''1870'''  
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| Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1438024 Link]
 
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="left" | '''1860'''<ref>In 1860 the people living in what is now Wyoming were enumerated on either the Fort Laramie, Nebraska Territory census, or on the Fort Bridger census of Green River County in Utah Territory.</ref> Jun&nbsp;1
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| align="center" | Enumerated as '''part of Nebraska Territory''', or '''part of Utah Territory'''
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473181 Link]
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| align="center" | See NE &amp; UT&nbsp;Terr.  
 
| align="center" | See NE &amp; UT&nbsp;Terr.  
 
| align="center" | See NE &amp; UT&nbsp;Terr.  
 
 
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
 
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| align="left" width="12%" | '''1850'''<ref>In 1850 [that is, 1851] the people living near what is now Fort Bridger, Wyoming were enumerated in the Green River Precinct (at the end of Weber County starting on page 160) in the Utah Territory census. People living near what is now Fort Laramie, Wyoming were in unorganized territory and appparently were not enumerated.</ref> Jun&nbsp;1 (actually '''1851'''&nbsp;Apr)
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| '''1850'''  
| align="center" | Enumerated as '''part of Utah Territory''' "Green River Pct." But no census taken of Fort Laramie.  
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1401638 Link]
 
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| align="center" | See Utah Territory
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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==== Microfilm images ====
 
 
==== Sources and Notes ====
 
  
{{reflist}}<br>
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*&nbsp; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wy/pens1883.txt 1883 List of Civil War Pensioners]
  
== Availability ==
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book ====
  
'''1850-1860--'''&nbsp;For Uintah County see the census reports for Salt Lake County, Utah.  
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Wyoming, [[Wyoming Non-Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]].  
  
'''1860--'''For eastern Wyoming in 1860, see "unorganized land" in the Nebraska census reports. <br>'''1870-1880--'''The Family History Library has copies of the federal census for Wyoming Territory.&nbsp;
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=== State, territorial, and colonial censuses  ===
  
'''&nbsp;1870 United States Territoral&nbsp; Census---'''A free internet index and images can be viewed on [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1438024 FamilySearch Record Pilot site]. This index includes the full name, age, sex, race, birthplace, occupation, month if born in census year, month if married in census year, birth place of father and mother, if born in a foreign country.  
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Wyomong took several censuses in the years between the federal censuses. The dates are listed below. State census records may have columns that were different or more unusual than those found on federal censuses. The responses and years of coverage may give additional information on the family.  
  
'''1880 United States Census'''– A Free Internet Index and Images to the US Census can be viewed on the [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1417683 Family Search Record Pilot – Pilot Site.] This index includes an every name index to population schedules listing inhabitants. It includes the full name, race, sex, age, birth month (if born during the previous year), relationship to head of household, whether married, single or divorced, whether married during the previous year, country or state of birth of each person and his parent’s, occupation and street address and house number.  
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'''1890--'''The 1890 census has been destroyed. The 1890 veterans schedule and index are available at the Family History Library and at the National Archives.
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| align="center" bgcolor="#99cc99" colspan="90" | '''Wyoming state, territorial, and colonial censuses'''<ref name="Lainh">Ann S. Lainhart, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26517040 State Census Records]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[{{Lainha}}]], 116.</ref><ref name="Dubes">Henry J. Dubester, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37244714 State Censuses: An Annotated Bibliography of Censuses of Population Taken After the Year 1790 by States and Territories of the United States]'' (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1948)[[{{Dubes}}]], 65-66, 73.</ref>
 
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'''1900 Federal Census''' - A free Internet index and images to the 1900 United States Census can be viewed on the&nbsp; [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236863911171_679" />]. Important additions to this census are month and year of birth of each household member, number of years married for each married person, number of children born to each mother and the number of those still living, year of immigration, and number of years in the United States.
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| align="left" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''1925'''  
 
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| align="left" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | State Census. Statistical only.<ref name="Dubes" /><ref name="WSA">[http://micrographics.state.wy.us/search.aspx Wyoming State Archives] ''Search Micrographics Database'' Department - select all agencies; Division - select all divisions; Description: type the word census</ref>
'''1900-1930-- '''The Family History Library has the U.S.&nbsp;Federal Censuses&nbsp;for the state of Wyoming.  
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| align="left" | State Census. Statistical only.<ref name="Dubes" /><ref name="WSA" />
 
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Most of the federal census records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives.
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| align="left" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''1905'''  
 
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| align="left" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | State census.&nbsp;Statistical only.&nbsp;<ref name="Lainh" /><ref name="WSA" />
== Historical Background  ==
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| align="left" | '''1878'''  
'''1861-1868--'''The Dakota Territory was established,&nbsp; It included all of present-day North and South Dakota and most of Montana and Wyoming.&nbsp; In 1867 all of the Wyoming portion was included in Laramie County, which was divided early in 1868 by the creation of Carter County, later renamed Sweetwater County.
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| align="left" | City of Cheyenne only.<ref name="Lainh" /><ref name="WSA" />
 
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'''1868--'''Wyoming Territory was created, primarily from the Dakota Territory.&nbsp; It included small portions from Utah and Idaho territories.
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| align="left" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''1875'''  
 
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| align="left" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | City of Cheyenne only.<ref name="Lainh" /><ref name="WSA" />
'''1890--'''Wyoming became a state.
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| align="left" | '''1869'''  
== Indexes  ==
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| align="left" | Territory census<ref>Wyoming. State Archives and Historical Department ''Wyoming Territory 1869 Census'' (Cheyenne, Wyoming : Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department [19--?])[{{FHL|958477|title-id|disp=FHL Film 2261365}}]</ref><ref name="WSA" />
 
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There are indexes to the 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1910 censuses in book and microfiche format. A soundex (phonetic) index is also available on microfilm for part of the 1880 and all of the 1900 and 1920 censuses.  
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| align="left" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''1856'''  
 
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| align="left" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Utah territorial census included Green River (Fort Bridger), Wyoming<ref>''1856 Utah Census Returns''(Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1981)[{{FHL|12915|title-id|disp=FHL Film 505913}}]</ref>
== Special Censuses  ==
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| align="left" | '''1850 (''i.e.'' 1851)'''  
==== Mortality Schedules  ====
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| align="left" | Used as the 1850 federal census for Utah, it includes Green River Precinct (Fort Bridger), Wyoming<ref>William Bowen (transcribed by) and United States Census Office. 7th census, 1850 ''1851 Census of Utah''(1972)[{{FHL|186877|title-id|disp=FHL book 979.2 X2b 1851 or FHL film 924039 item 3}}]</ref>
 
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'''1870-1880--'''Mortality schedules (lists of deaths during the year preceding the census) exist for the 1870 and 1880 censuses. The schedules for these years are indexed in book format. The schedules and indexes are available at the Family History Library and at the Wyoming State Archives.
 
 
 
[http://mortalityschedules.com/ Mortality Schedules 1850-1880]
 
 
 
== State Censuses  ==
 
 
 
'''1905--'''State census exists.&nbsp; It is available at the Wyoming State Archives.  
 
 
 
'''1906--'''State census only for Fremont County.  
 
 
 
'''1915--'''State census is missing.  
 
 
 
'''1925--'''State census is missing.  
 
 
 
'''1952--'''State census only for Crook County.
 
 
 
== Territorial Censuses  ==
 
 
 
'''1856--'''The 1856 Utah territorial census includes "Green River County" (Fort Bridger) in what is now Wyoming.
 
 
 
'''1860-- '''For the Fort Bridger area in Uintah County, Wyoming see the census reports for "Green River County" in the 1860 Utah federal census. For eastern Wyoming (Fort Laramie) in 1860, see "unorganized land" in the Nebraska Territory census reports.
 
 
 
'''1870-1880--'''The Family History Library has copies of the federal census for Wyoming Territory.<br>
 
 
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
 
 
Ancestry:&nbsp; [http://www.ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com]
 
  
Heritage Quest Online:&nbsp; [http://www.heritagequestonline.com http://www.heritagequestonline.com]
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=== Existing and lost censuses  ===
  
Census Online:&nbsp; [http://www.census-online.com/links/WY/ http://www.census-online.com/links/WY/]
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For a list of available and missing Wyoming censuses, [[Wyoming Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]]. <br>
  
Genealogy Today:&nbsp; [http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/wy/census.html http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/wy/census.html]
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=== Why use a census?  ===
  
Access Genealogy:&nbsp; [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/wyoming.htm http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/wyoming.htm]
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A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.  
  
Family Search: [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp]
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=== More about censuses  ===
  
National Archives: [http://www.archives.gov/ http://www.archives.gov/]
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[[United States Census|Click here]] for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:  
  
Wyoming State Archives: [http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/ http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/]  
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:*[[United States Census Searching|index searching tips]]
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:*[[United States Census Analyzing Census Data|analyzing and using what you find]]
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:*[[United States Census Accuracy|census accuracy]]
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:*[[United States Census Historical Background|historical background]]
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:*[[United States Census#Contents_of_Federal_Censuses|contents of various census years and types]]
  
Mortality Schedules:&nbsp; [http://mortalityschedules.com/ http://mortalityschedules.com/]
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=== Sources and footnotes  ===
  
== References  ==
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{{reflist}}
  
''[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/Rg/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=Wyoming.ASP Wyoming Research Outline].'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.
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{{Place|Wyoming}} {{USCensus}} {{Wyoming|Wyoming}}
  
[[Category:Wyoming|Census]]
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[[Category:Wyoming|Census]] [[Category:Census_by_State|{{PAGENAME}}]]

Revision as of 06:28, 30 January 2013

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Tips
  • If at first you don't find a name, try again under another spelling.
  • Photocopy each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
  • Look for an ancestor in every census during her or his lifetime.
  • On the family group record show each person's census listings.
  • Study others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in community context.


  • For a list of the exact date of each federal census, click here.

Online Wyoming indexes and images

1910-1940

Online Federal and State Population Schedules of Wyoming 
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Federal population schedules

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Federal Census Microfilms Available from the Family History Library
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1920 and Soundex 1880 and Soundex 1860 Eastern Wyoming with Nebraska  
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1920 T625 and Soundex M1596 1880 T9 Soundex T746
     

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State, territorial, and colonial censuses

Wyomong took several censuses in the years between the federal censuses. The dates are listed below. State census records may have columns that were different or more unusual than those found on federal censuses. The responses and years of coverage may give additional information on the family.

Wyoming state, territorial, and colonial censuses[10][11]
1925 State Census. Statistical only.[11][12]
1915 State Census. Statistical only.[11][12]
1905 State census. Statistical only. [10][12]
1878 City of Cheyenne only.[10][12]
1875 City of Cheyenne only.[10][12]
1869 Territory census[13][12]
1856 Utah territorial census included Green River (Fort Bridger), Wyoming[14]
1850 (i.e. 1851) Used as the 1850 federal census for Utah, it includes Green River Precinct (Fort Bridger), Wyoming[15]

Existing and lost censuses

For a list of available and missing Wyoming censuses, click here.

Why use a census?

A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.

More about censuses

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Sources and footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 FamilySearch, a free online service of the Family History Library, including free images of many federal censuses, including an index of the 1880 federal census of the United States; connected with 1880 census images provided by Ancestry.com, a subscription site.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Internet Archive, a free online service includes free images of most of the federal censuses.
  3. 3.0 3.1 HeritageQuest has arranged with many subscribing public libraries in the United States to allow users free access on home computers by means of their personal library card numbers. HeritageQuest provides images of all surviving 1790 to 1930 federal censuses, and indexes to many but not all of them.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fold3, formerly known as Footnote.com, a subscription site partnering with the National Archives and includes some federal censuses. Free access is available at many public libraries.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Ancestry.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an FHL edition free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a slightly smaller Library edition free only at some public libraries, and (3) a Home edition subscription service for individuals.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Archives.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal census records, among other sources.
  7. 7.0 7.1 FamilyLink.com, a subscription site that provides online images (and some indexes) to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources.
  8. In 1860 the people living in what is now Wyoming were enumerated on either the Fort Laramie, Nebraska Territory census, or on the Fort Bridger census of Green River County in Utah Territory.
  9. In 1850 [that is, 1851] the people living near what is now Fort Bridger, Wyoming were enumerated in the Green River Precinct (at the end of Weber County starting on page 160) in the Utah Territory census. People living near what is now Fort Laramie, Wyoming were in unorganized territory and apparently were not enumerated.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[FHL book 973 X2Lai]], 116.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Henry J. Dubester, State Censuses: An Annotated Bibliography of Censuses of Population Taken After the Year 1790 by States and Territories of the United States (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1948)[FHL Book 973 X23s; Fiche 6018062], 65-66, 73.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Wyoming State Archives Search Micrographics Database Department - select all agencies; Division - select all divisions; Description: type the word census
  13. Wyoming. State Archives and Historical Department Wyoming Territory 1869 Census (Cheyenne, Wyoming : Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department [19--?])[FHL Film 2261365]
  14. 1856 Utah Census Returns(Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1981)[FHL Film 505913]
  15. William Bowen (transcribed by) and United States Census Office. 7th census, 1850 1851 Census of Utah(1972)[FHL book 979.2 X2b 1851 or FHL film 924039 item 3]