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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Sweetwater_County,_Wyoming|Sweetwater County]]''  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>[http://www.sweet.wy.us/ Sweetwater County Courthouse]<br> 80 W Flaming Gorge Way; PO Box 730<br> Green River, WY 82935<br> Phone: 307.872.6400&nbsp;<br>
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County&nbsp;Clerk&nbsp;has marriage records from 1864 and land&nbsp;<br>records from 1876; Clerk Distric Court has divorce, probate&nbsp;<br>and court records; see Nebrask for 1860 census<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Sweetwater County, Wyoming</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1867--''''''Sweetwater County''' was organized 27 December 1867&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Green River <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Formed from the western half of Laramie county 27 Dec 1867 (Laramie county originally encompassed the entire state). Originally named Carter county and original county seat South Pass City. The county was renamed Sweetwater by the first Wyoming Legislative Assembly. The county seat was moved to Green River in 1873.<br><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>  
 
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*[[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon]]
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*[[Daggett County, Utah|Daggett County, Utah]]
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*[[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Wyoming|Lincoln]]
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*[[Moffat County, Colorado|Moffat County, Colorado]]
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*[[Sublette County, Wyoming|Sublette]]
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*[[Summit County, Utah|Summit County, Utah]]
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*[[Uinta County, Wyoming|Uinta]]
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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{| width="800" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrowhead_Springs,_Wyoming Arrowhead Springs]
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| Creston Junction
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| Kanda
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| Red Desert
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater%2C+Superior|subject|disp=Superior}}
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bairoil,_Wyoming Bairoil]
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| Dines (hist.)
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_America,_Wyoming Little America]
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater%2C+Reliance|subject|disp=Reliance}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweeney_Ranch,_Wyoming Sweeney Ranch]
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|-
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| Bitter Creek
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eden,_Wyoming Eden]
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater%2C+McKinnon|subject|disp=McKinnon}}
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| Riner
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_Rock,_Wyoming Table Rock]
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|-
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| Blairtown
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater%2C+Farson|subject|disp=Farson}}
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| Monell
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| Robinson
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| Thayer Junction
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|-
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| Bryan
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| Fort La Clede (hist.)
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Rock_Springs,_Wyoming North Rock Springs]
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater%2C+Rock+Springs|subject|disp=Rock Springs}}
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| Tipton
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|-
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| Burntfork
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granger,_Wyoming Granger]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_of_Rocks,_Wyoming Point of Rocks]
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| Salt Wells
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wamsutter,_Wyoming Wamsutter]
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clearview_Acres,_Wyoming Clearview Acres]
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater%2C+Green+River|subject|disp=Green River}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Sage,_Wyoming Purple Sage]
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| South Superior
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washam,_Wyoming Washam]
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|-
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| Creston
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Town,_Wyoming James Town]
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| Quealy
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| Squaw Hollow (hist.)
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater%2C+Winton|subject|disp=Winton}}
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|}
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<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Carbon_County,_Wyoming|Carbon]]
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*[[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon]]  
*[[Daggett_County,_Utah|Daggett County, Utah]]
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*[[Daggett County, Utah|Daggett County, Utah]]  
*[[Fremont_County,_Wyoming|Fremont]]
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*[[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]]  
*[[Lincoln_County,_Wyoming|Lincoln]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Wyoming|Lincoln]]  
*[[Moffat_County,_Colorado|Moffat County, Colorado <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228423421312_192"></span>]]
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*[[Moffat County, Colorado|Moffat County, Colorado <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228423421312_192" />]]  
*[[Summit_County,_Utah|Summit County, Utah]]
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*[[Sublette County, Wyoming|Sublette]]
*[[Uinta_County,_Wyoming|Uinta]]
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*[[Summit County, Utah|Summit County, Utah]]  
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*[[Uinta County, Wyoming|Uinta]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{| width="750" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" align="center"
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|-
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| [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2413078&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3137& Bryan "Railroad Section"]
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| 978.785 V3m, 978.785 V3ma
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| Farson, [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=84019&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3137& Eden Valley Cemetery]
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| 978.785 V3ma
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| Green River
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| 978.785/G1 V3s
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| Green River, Riverview Cemetery. City cemetery listing at [http://www.cityofgreenriver.org/index.aspx?NID=25 Parks &amp; Recreation]. Also indexed at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=84112&CScn=riverview&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3137& findagrave.com].<br>
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| 978.785 V3m, 978.785 V3ma
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| [http://www.rswy.net/department/?fDD=11-0 Rock Springs, City Cemetery]: Mountain View Section, St. Joseph's Section, Paul J. Wataha Memorial Park Section. All standing and readable stones were photographed as of May 2011, indexed at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=84089&CScn=rock+springs&CScntry=4&CSst=53& findagrave.com].<br>
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| 978.785/R1 V3r (some obituary records)
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| Rock Springs, [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=576425&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3137& Rest Haven Memorial Garden]
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| 978.785 V3ma
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| Superior
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| 978.785/S1 V3b, 978.785 V3ma
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=116790 Mountain View Cemetery, Rock Springs] BillionGraves. Possibly part of Rock Springs City Cemetery.
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
*Green River
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*Green River, McKinnon, Reliance, Rock Springs,Rock Springs 1st, Rock Springs 2nd, Superior and Winton .
*McKinnon
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*Reliance
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*Rock Springs
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*Rock Springs 1
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*Rock Springs 2
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*Superior
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*Winton
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx BLM&nbsp;General Land Office Records]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pass South Pass]
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_River Green River]
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map IV" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sublette_Cutoff#Sublette-Greenwood_Cutoff Sublette-Greenwood_Cutoff] 1844 from South Pass, Wyoming to Fort Hall, Idaho
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"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).</ref>
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:*[[Cherokee Trail]] 1850 from Salina, Oklahoma to Grainger/Fort Bridger, Wyoming<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cherokee Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_Trail (accessed 19 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Union Pacific Railroad]] 1925 from Grainger, Wyoming via Boise to Portland, Oregon
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*Searchable digitized newspaper from Rock Springs, Green River and Bryan, WY at the [http://pluto.state.wy.us/awweb/main.jsp?smd=2&nid=4447/40286&hnt=browse8 Wyoming Newspaper Project].
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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The bulk of the probate case files from the 1870's to the 1940's have been transferred to the Wyoming State Archives in Cheyenne. Check their website for additional details.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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924 marriages from 7 Jun 1870 to 25 Jun 1904 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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Marriage index, formation of county to May, 2011 available as a spreadsheet at [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wysweet2/vitals/ Sweetwater County GenWeb].
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.sweetwatermuseum.org/ Sweetwater County Historical Museum]<br>3 E. Flaming Gorge Way<br>Green River 82935
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*[http://www.rswy.net/department/?fDD=2-0 Rock Springs Historical Museum] Various holdings including sporadic Polk city directories and high school yearbooks.<br>
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*[http://www.sweetwaterlibraries.com/ Sweetwater County Library System] Polk directories, microfilm of Green River and Rock Springs newspapers. <br>
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==== Family History Centers <br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Green River Wyoming Family History Center]]
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*[[Rock Spring Wyoming Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205207&subject_disp=Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*Genealogy Trails: [http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/sweetwater/index.html Sweetwater County Site]. A Volunteer project dedicated to making genealogy records free to the public. Includes links to births, marriages and deaths; newspaper stories obituaries, censuses, military data, and more.
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sweetwater|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
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== References  ==
  
[[Category:Sweetwater_County,_Wyoming]]
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== References ==
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[[Category:Sweetwater_County,_Wyoming]]

Revision as of 23:29, 27 December 2012

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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse


Sweetwater County Courthouse
80 W Flaming Gorge Way; PO Box 730
Green River, WY 82935
Phone: 307.872.6400 

County Clerk has marriage records from 1864 and land 
records from 1876; Clerk Distric Court has divorce, probate 
and court records; see Nebrask for 1860 census[1]

History

Parent County

Formed from the western half of Laramie county 27 Dec 1867 (Laramie county originally encompassed the entire state). Originally named Carter county and original county seat South Pass City. The county was renamed Sweetwater by the first Wyoming Legislative Assembly. The county seat was moved to Green River in 1873.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arrowhead Springs Creston Junction Kanda Red Desert Superior
Bairoil Dines (hist.) Little America Reliance Sweeney Ranch
Bitter Creek Eden McKinnon Riner Table Rock
Blairtown Farson Monell Robinson Thayer Junction
Bryan Fort La Clede (hist.) North Rock Springs Rock Springs Tipton
Burntfork Granger Point of Rocks Salt Wells Wamsutter
Clearview Acres Green River Purple Sage South Superior Washam
Creston James Town Quealy Squaw Hollow (hist.) Winton












Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Bryan "Railroad Section" 978.785 V3m, 978.785 V3ma
Farson, Eden Valley Cemetery 978.785 V3ma
Green River 978.785/G1 V3s
Green River, Riverview Cemetery. City cemetery listing at Parks & Recreation. Also indexed at findagrave.com.
978.785 V3m, 978.785 V3ma
Rock Springs, City Cemetery: Mountain View Section, St. Joseph's Section, Paul J. Wataha Memorial Park Section. All standing and readable stones were photographed as of May 2011, indexed at findagrave.com.
978.785/R1 V3r (some obituary records)
Rock Springs, Rest Haven Memorial Garden 978.785 V3ma
Superior 978.785/S1 V3b, 978.785 V3ma

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Green River, McKinnon, Reliance, Rock Springs,Rock Springs 1st, Rock Springs 2nd, Superior and Winton .

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Sweetwater County, Wyoming for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Newspapers

Probate

The bulk of the probate case files from the 1870's to the 1940's have been transferred to the Wyoming State Archives in Cheyenne. Check their website for additional details.

Taxation

Vital Records

924 marriages from 7 Jun 1870 to 25 Jun 1904 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Marriage index, formation of county to May, 2011 available as a spreadsheet at Sweetwater County GenWeb.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Genealogy Trails: Sweetwater County Site. A Volunteer project dedicated to making genealogy records free to the public. Includes links to births, marriages and deaths; newspaper stories obituaries, censuses, military data, and more.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  2. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map IV" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  3. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. "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).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Cherokee Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_Trail (accessed 19 July 2011).