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Welcome to Wyoming,
the Equality State

Grand Teton Mountains, Wyo.
Unique Genealogical Features:
   How to Find Information about Wyoming Ancestors

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

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Extinct or Renamed Counties:  Carter | Green River | Pease | Richland

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Uinta CountySweetwater CountyCarbon CountyAlbany CountyLaramie CountyPlatte CountyGoshen CountyNiobrara CountyConverse CountyNatrona CountySublette CountyLincoln CountyTeton CountyHot Springs CountyWashakie CountyJohnson CountyWeston CountyCampbell CountyCrook CountySheridan CountyPark CountyBig Horn CountyFremont CountyWyoming-county-map.gif

Major Repositories

Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department · Wyoming State Library · National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver) · Family History Library

Migration Routes

North Platte River · Sweetwater River · Bozeman Trail · Chisholm Trail · California Trail · Mormon Trail · Oregon Trail · Union Pacific Railroad

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Until 1811, when fur traders first opened a trail through the area, Wyoming was the domain of the American Indians. Between 1825 and 1840, about 200 mountain men bartered with the Indians at rendezvous in the region. In the 1840s and 1850s, many thousands of emigrants traveling the Oregon Trail to California, Utah, and other western states passed through the North Platte and Sweetwater valleys and South Pass in central Wyoming. In the 1860s, as Indian troubles increased in the north, many emigrants preferred the more southerly Overland Trail through Bridger Pass. Read more...

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When the United States acquired Wyoming, most of the land that comprises the present state became part of the public domain. The federal government surveyed available land and began transferring much of it to private ownership through local land offices in a process called "land entry." The first land office was established at Cheyenne in 1870. Read more...

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  1. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 387. ; FHL Book 973 X2th. 1850 census shows residents in present-day Wyoming then in Nebraska Territory (Unattached), Utah Territory (Green River County), and Washington Territory (Unattached), and in the 1856 Utah census of Green River County.
  2. The Dept. of the Interior BLM-GLO Land Patent Search only shows homesteads that were completed. If you can identify the location of incomplete homestead applications you can still obtain the application papers. The Union Pacific Railroad was the most likely one to sell land to settlers.
  3. "Vital Records in Wyoming" in Wyoming State Archives at http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/Research/Topics/index.asp?ID=18&homeID=2 (accessed 14 February 2012).


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