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Guide to Washakie County Wyoming genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Washakie County, Wyoming
Map
Map of Wyoming highlighting Washakie County
Location in the state of Wyoming
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Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 9, 1911
County Seat Worland
Courthouse
Address Washakie County Courthouse
1023 Big Horn Avenue
P.O. Box 862
Worland, WY 82401
Phone: (307) 347-4821
Washakie County Website


Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
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1913*
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1906
1913
1912
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Wyoming County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wyoming County Boundary Maps" (1848-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

  • Riverview Memorial Gardens
    Cemetery Complex
    West River Rd.
    Worland, WY 82401
    (307) 347-8948
    307–347–2486

    Located west of the city of Worland. Cemetery records are managed by the City Clerk's office.

  • Ten Sleep Cemetery
    P.O. Box 394
    Ten Sleep, WY 82442

    Located on the west edge of Ten Sleep. The Ten Sleep Cemetery website contains a full cemetery registry, headstone images, plot map, history, and contact information.

Census

For tips on accessing Washakie County, Wyoming census records online, see: Wyoming Census.

Church

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Wyoming denominations, view the Wyoming Church Records wiki page.

LDS Church wards and branches

  • Worland 1st, Worland 2nd, Tensleep

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Washakie County, Wyoming. County and town histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Wyoming Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Wyoming Land and Property for additional information about early Wyoming land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Maps

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Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Washakie County, Wyoming newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • Worland Grit - December 1905 to May 1939[2]
    Operated in Worland, Washakie, Wyoming.
    Archives at the Wyoming Newspaper Project.

  • Northern Wyoming Daily News- June 1939 to present [3]
    201 N. 8th
    Worland, Wyoming 82401
    307–347–3241
    Operated in Worland, Washakie, Wyoming. The name was changed from the Worland Grit in June 1939. A free archives database on their website for issues from January 3, 2006 to present.

Obituaries

Probate

In most counties in Wyoming, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Wyoming- Albany - Probate records.

Public Records

Repositories

See also a List of Wyoming Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[4]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Wyoming tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records.

See also How to order Wyoming Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Wyomong Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.


Birth
Marriage
Death

Websites

Places

Colter South Flat Washakie Ten Winchester
Durkee Ten Sleep West River Worland
Neiber

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. From the Wyoming Daily News website. http://www.wyodaily.com/
  3. From the Wyoming Daily News website. http://www.wyodaily.com/
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767 Washakie County, Wyoming

 

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