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Guide to Carbon County, Wyoming ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Carbon County, Wyoming|
Location in the state of Wyoming
Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
|Founded||December 16, 1868|
|Address|| Carbon County Courthouse|
PO Box 6
Rawlins, WY 82301
Carbon County Website
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
- Parent County: created 16 December 1868 as an original county
- County Seat: Rawlins 
- Neighboring Counties: Albany | Converse | Fremont | Jackson County, Colorado | Moffat County, Colorado | Natrona | Routt County, Colorado | Sweetwater
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.
For a list of people buried in the following cemeteries see FHL 978.786 V3m:
Baggs, Baker, Anderson, Encampment, Grand Encampment, Mountain View-Riverside, Wyoming State Penitentiary, Rawlins City, Saratoga, Cadwell, Indian Creek, Baggott, Overland Crossing, Higby, Battle, Graves in County, Kennaday, Reader, Elk Mountain, Hanna, Fort Steele, Medicine Bow-Trails End Cemetery, Carbon, Dixon, Mexican Flats, Birdgulch, McCarger, Anderson Ranch, Saulsbury Ranch (These were recorded in the summer of 1998. At the beginning of each section is directions to find the cemetery and a map of the cemetery.)
For tips on accessing Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy census records online, see: Wyoming Census.
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 Ward and Branch Records
- Rawlins Wyoming Branch. Record of Members 1924-1936.
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups
Local histories are available for Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy. 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.
Early migration routes to and from Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
Naturalization and Citizenship
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
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.
County Clerk has marriage records from 1876 and land records from 1880.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.
Family History Centers
Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
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 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.
- Western States Marriage Index over 1,432 marriages 21 Nov 1870 to 24 Nov 1909
- Carbon County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- The Carbon County WY GenWeb Project, a member of The WYGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project
- County Clerk
- Lookups (GenWeb)
- FamilySearch Catalog
|Baggs||Dillon (hist.)||Ferris (hist.)||Marvin Place (hist.)||Riverside||Sinclair|
|Battle (hist.)||Dixon||Fort Steele||McFadden||Rudefeha (hist.)||Walcott|
|Benton||Edson||Grand Encampment(hist.)||Medicine Bow||Ryan Park||Widdowfield (hist.)|
|Carbon||Elk Mountain||Hanna||Morrisey (hist.)||Sampo (hist.)|
|Copperton (hist.)||Elmo||Ivans Grove (hist.)||Muddy Gap||Saratoga|
|Coyote Springs||Elwood (hist.)||Lamont||Rambler (hist.)||Savery|
|Dexterville (hist.)||Encampment||Leo||Rawlins||Shirley (hist.)|
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
- ↑ "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
- ↑ "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Carbon County, Wyoming
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