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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 ]] >  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] >  [[Wyoming|Wyoming]]  >  [[Wyoming Census|Census]]''  
  
=== Existing and lost censuses  ===
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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]].
  
For a list of available and missing Wyoming censuses, [[Wyoming Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]]. <br>
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== Availability  ==
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*For a list of the exact date of each federal census, [[Wyoming Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
  
'''1860--'''For Uintah County see the census reports for "Green River" County in Utah Territory. For eastern Wyoming in 1860, see "unorganized land" in the Nebraska Territory census reports.
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'''1870-1880--'''The Family History Library has copies of the federal census for Wyoming Territory.
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=== Online Wyoming indexes and images  ===
  
'''1870 United States Territoral 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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{{Census Online Wyoming}}
  
'''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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=== Federal population schedules ===
  
'''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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==== Microfilm images  ====
  
'''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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'''1900-1930-- '''The Family History Library has the U.S.&nbsp;Federal Censuses&nbsp;for the state of Wyoming.
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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]]
  
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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=== Federal non-population schedules  ===
  
== Historical Background ==
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==== Online indexes and images ====
  
'''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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| bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" colspan="11" | <font size="+1">'''Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Wyoming'''</font>
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| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" | '''Free'''
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| '''1890'''
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| width="20%" | Veterans
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 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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| '''1880'''
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| width="20%" | Mortality
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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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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1870'''
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| Mortality
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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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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1860'''
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| Mortality
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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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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1850'''
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| Mortality
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| align="center" | [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1420441 Link]
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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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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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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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==== Microfilm images  ====
  
'''1890--'''Wyoming became a state.
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== Indexes  ==
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book ====
  
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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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]].  
  
== Special Censuses ==
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=== State, territorial, and colonial censuses ===
  
==== Mortality Schedules  ====
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| bgcolor="#99cc99" align="center" 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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| width="15%" align="left" | '''1952'''
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| align="left" | State census only for Crook County.
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| width="15%" align="left" | '''1925'''
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| align="left" | '''Lost'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1915'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''Lost'''
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| align="left" | '''1906'''
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| align="left" | State census only for Fremont County.
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| align="left" | '''1905'''
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| align="left" | '''Statistical only.''' Available at the Wyoming State Archives.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1856'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | Utah territorial census included Green River (Fort Bridger), Wyoming
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| align="left" | '''1850 (''i.e.'' 1851)'''
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| align="left" | Used as the 1850 federal census for Utah, it includes Green River Precinct (Fort Bridger), Wyoming
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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.
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=== Existing and lost censuses ===
 
 
[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]
 
  
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}} {{stub}}
  
 
[[Category:Wyoming|Census]]
 
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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 
  Free Free at Some Libraries (usually with a library card)* Pay
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Online Federal and State Population Schedules of Wyoming 
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Internet Archive[2]  Misc.  Heritage Quest[3] Fold3[4] Ancestry FHL[5] Ancestry Library[5] Ancestry Home[5] Archives[6] Family Link[7]
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Federal population schedules

Microfilm images

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Wyoming, click here

Federal non-population schedules

Online indexes and images

Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Wyoming

Free Free at Some Libraries (usually with library card) Pay
Year Type Record Search Heritage Quest Ancestry FHL Ancestry Library Ancestry Home
1890 Veterans - - Link Link Link
1880 Mortality - - Link Link Link
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Microfilm images

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Wyoming, click here.

State, territorial, and colonial censuses

Wyoming state, territorial, and colonial censuses[10][11]
1952 State census only for Crook County.
1925 Lost
1915 Lost
1906 State census only for Fremont County.
1905 Statistical only. Available at the Wyoming State Archives.
1856 Utah territorial census included Green River (Fort Bridger), Wyoming
1850 (i.e. 1851) Used as the 1850 federal census for Utah, it includes Green River Precinct (Fort Bridger), Wyoming

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

Click here for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:

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. Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[FHL book 973 X2Lai]], 116.
  11. 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.