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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Laramie Family History Center serves the city of Laramie and Albany County. Anyone interested in learning about their family is welcome. We encourage you to come see us. Please call or email with any questions not answered on this page.

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • 3311 Hayford Ave Laramie WY 82072 United States
  • Family history entrance south side of the building, west door. (This is the side closest to the parking lot entrance with the steps to the building.) *Handicapped entrance north side of building. Please call in advance if you need handicapped access.
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-307-755-5567
  • Leave a message if calling at a time other than the center's open hours.

E-Mail:

  • WY-Laramie@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday:6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday:1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Other hours by appointment

Holiday Schedule:

Closed November 24-27 and December 24th-January 4th:



Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Classes scheduled as requested. Call for more information.

Staff Training Meetings: 

Second Sunday of each month in most months. Please contact us if you'd like to be on the email list to receive reminders.


Center Resources

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center can show you how to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Wyoming Books: Various city and county histories; indexes; some Laramie city directories.
  • Books on various families;  several states in the US; and a few countries such as Canada.
  • (Need to develop this a little more. What microfilms and microfiche do we have? Be a little more specific about books.)

Databases and Software

Free access to subscription based Internet web sites including:

  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive : This fully searchable database of the British Library's newspaper holdings provides a complete run of 48 national and regional Victorian British newspapers for the 19th century from 1800 to 1900. These support the study of colonial history, genealogical research, politics, urban studies, and media courses.
  • Access Newspaper Archive : "NewspaperArchive.com is the world's largest online newspaper archive. Featuring billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world, NewspaperARCHIVE makes exploring history and genealogy easy and fun. Discover fascinating news in archived newspapers hundreds of years old—including obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, comics, and more—to fill in the life stories you are interested in. And share those stories with others through our community at Our NewspaperARCHIVE. All of our historical newspapers are full-page and fully searchable. Try exploring above, and discover your history today!"
  • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War : research database, letters & diaries, images
  • Ancestry.com : Ancestry gives you access to thousands of collections of records from around the world, including immigration, census, voter, vital, and military records; newspapers and periodicals; family trees; photos and images; directories, maps, court, land, wills and financial records, stories, memories, and histories; and detailed records about births, marriages, deaths, land ownership, and much more.
  • ArkivDigital Online : ArkivDigital is the largest private provider of Swedish Church Records and other historical records online! All images are newly photographed color images of the original documents.
  • Find My Past : FindMyPast makes it easy to research your UK ancestry and create your family tree. Search census records and trace births, marriages, and deaths to bring your family history to life. Please note that not all of the content from Find My Past is available in family history centers.
  • Fold3 (previously known as Footnote) : Search or browse millions of historical documents and photos. Fold3 has refocused their efforts on gathering the best online collection of military records and stories. The Fold3 name reflects military history and honor, since traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world.
  • Godfrey Memorial Library : Access to Godfrey Scholar, which searches genealogical databases and the library's digitized content.
  • HeritageQuest : Heritage Quest Online database is a collection of material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Researchers can use HeritageQuest Online to find their ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled. Searches include census, books, PERSI Peridoical Source Index, Revolutionary War, Freedman's Bank, U.S. Serial Set.
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition : Historic Map Works™ Library Edition is one of the most extensive digital map collections available, with over 470,000 high-resolution, full color historic and antique maps. The core of the collection consists of cadastral (property and land ownership) maps illustrating the geographic and development history of the United States and also includes illustrations, city directories, and more. This unique content allows genealogists, historians, and academic researchers to track the "residential genealogy" of families and locations.
  • LegacyStories : Put the leaves on your family tree by giving voice to your ancestors. LegacyStories.Org is a social network for all things heritage. Provides a secure platform to upload stories and photos and add recorded narration. The resulting pictures, stories, and narration can be linked as source records on FamilySearch Family Tree.
  • Paper Trail : Provides access to 19th-century westward American migration documents.
  • World Vital Records : Access to birth, marriage, and death records; Social Security Death Index; family trees; census records; immigration records; court, land, and probate records; military records directory lists; newspapers, family histories, reference materials, biographies, wills, gravestone photos, ship manifests, map collections, and yearbook collections.


Hardware and Equipment

  • Seven computers, three laptops; microfilm and microfiche readers, a projector and a printer.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

  • British & American research - Brenda Darrington - Wednesday evenings
  • FamilySearch Features
  • FamilySearch Family Tree
  • Ancestry.com
  • How to do volunteer indexing for FamilySearch

Resources in the Local Area

  • Albany County Public Library:

    310 S 8th St.
    Laramie, WY 82070
    (307) 721-2580
    http://www.albanycountylibrary.org/

The Albany County Public Library is home to the Wyoming Room with books about the history and past residents of Wyoming. 

  • Albany County Genealogical Society

    P.O. Box 6163
    Laramie, WY 82073 

  • American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming

    Dept. 3924
    1000 East University Avenue
    Laramie, WY 82071
    Telephone: (307) 766-4114
    http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/

The American Heritage Center includes a manuscript collection about Wyoming and the American West, mining and more. They have a digital collection among which are many photos and documents as well as video and audio recordings.

  • Coe Library, University of Wyoming

    Dept. 3334
    1000 E. University Ave.
    Laramie, WY 82071
    Telephone: (307) 766-3190 or (800) 442-6757
    http://www-lib.uwyo.edu/

Among Coe Library's collections include microfilms of many Wyoming newspapers, books on genealogy and history, and a vast amount of Western-related publishings in the Emmett D. Chisum Special Collections.



Links

Wiki Pages


Training Resources


Other Resources



Volunteer at the Center

Types of volunteers needed:

  • A volunteer willing to be a Wiki Trainer
  • Volunteers already familiar with some aspect of genealogical research, or willing to learn while researching their own families. Also, willing to volunteer periodically at the FamilySearch Center during open hours.
  • Volunteers to assist with keeping the computers updated.
  • Volunteers to index historical records (in your own home).
  • Any volunteer with a skill he/she thinks would be helpful to the FamilySearch Center.

 

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