Wyoming Church Records

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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Wyoming were the Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Methodist Episcopal churches.

Most records are kept with the local congregation, although some may have been transferred to other repositories, such as a church archives, a local genealogical or historical society, or a college library.

For help in locating church records see:

A Directory of Church and Religious Organizations in the State of Wyoming. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Historical Records Survey, 1939. (Family History Library book 978.7 K22h; film 908039 item 5.)

Guide to Vital Statistics Records in Wyoming: Church Archives. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Historical Records Survey, 1942. (Family History Library book 978.7 K23g.)

The Family History Library has very few original Wyoming church records. Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following to learn where their records are located:


Congregational Library
14 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: 617-523-0470
Fax: 617-523-0470
Internet: http://www.14beacon.org/

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)

LDS Church Archives
Historical Department
50 East North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400
Telephone: 801-240-2272
Fax: 801-240-1845
Internet: www.lds.org

Methodist Episcopal

United Methodist Archives Center
Drew University Library
P.O. Box 127
Madison, NJ 07940
Telephone: 201-408-3189
Fax: 201-408-3909
Internet: http://depts.drew.edu/lib/methodist/


Presbyterian Historical Society
United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Internet: http://www.history.pcusa.org/

The Family History Library has microfilmed many of the records in the archives of the Presbyterian Historical Society. Others are described in:

Inventory of the Church Archives of Wyoming Presbyterian Churches: 1968 Arrangement with Indexes. No publisher: Historical Records Survey. No date. (Family History Library film 906119.).

Roman Catholic

Diocese of Cheyenne
Box 426
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Phone: (307) 638-1530
Fax: (307) 637-7936
Internet: http://www.dioceseofcheyenne.org/

The diocese includes the counties of: Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Freemont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Sublette, Teton, Uinta, Washakie and weston