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''This article is about the western U.S. state. For other uses, see [[Wyoming (disambiguation)]].''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Wyoming''
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=== Welcome to Wyoming -&nbsp;the Equality State  ===
 
  
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Wyoming Territory was formed&nbsp;July 25,&nbsp;1868 primarily from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyoming_Territory Dakota Territory,&nbsp;with parts of&nbsp;Idaho and Utah&nbsp;Territories]&nbsp;included. Wyoming was admitted to the Union as the 44th state&nbsp;July 10,&nbsp;1890.
 
  
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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 southe[[Image:Wyoming1.jpg|thumb|left|95x71px]]rly Overland Trail through Bridger Pass. [[Wyoming Emigration and Immigration|Read more...]]
 
  
== Did You Know?  ==
 
  
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. [[Wyoming Land and Property|Read more...]]
 
  
Did you know you can find your villainous Wyoming ancestors at&nbsp;[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/wyoming.shtml Wyoming Blacksheep Ancestors]?
 
  
Before visiting individual courthouses it is important to check the holdings of the State Archives as a considerable amount of 19th and 20th century county records have been moved to Cheyenne. The on-line website for the Archives is a valuable tool in planning your research in Wyoming. Microfilmed records in the archives may be researched with MARSS.  
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Wyoming/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wygenweb/ The Wyoming GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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*[http://www-lib.uwyo.edu/db/bio/ Wyoming Biography Database] is an index to books that contain biographical profiles of individuals from Wyoming. Maintained through the University of Wyoming, it contains over 7,317 entries.  
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*[http://www-lib.uwyo.edu/db/bio/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]: This is a work in progress, there are over 721,138 full page newspaper images loaded.  
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}}<div style="width: 75%; padding-left: 3px; float: right;"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Wyoming page, <br>the Equality State{{/p}}[[Image:{{LeGrandTeton}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Wyoming.pdf BYU Research Outline for Wyoming]
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*Earliest residents of what became Wyoming are in the 1850 censuses of [[Nebraska Census|Nebraska]], [[Utah Census|Utah]], and [[Washington Census|Washington]].<ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 387. {{WorldCat|16509993|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=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.</ref>
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*Many WY settlers obtained land from [[Homestead Records|homesteading]], or from [[Grants to Land Companies and Railroads#Railroads|railroads]].<ref>The Dept. of the Interior BLM-GLO [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx 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.</ref>
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*Many county records have been moved to the [[Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department|State Archives]].<ref>"Vital Records in Wyoming" in ''Wyoming State Archives'' at {{WYStAr}} (accessed 14 February 2012).</ref>
  
== Counties  ==
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Wyoming currently has 23 counties. The earliest county was created in 1867 and the last were created in 1921. Two counties were created as Carter and Pease and later had their names changed to Sweetwater and Johnson, respectively.
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=== Counties  ===
  
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*[[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon]]  
 
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*[[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]]  
 
*[[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]]  
*[[Crook County, Wyoming|Crook]]
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*[[Crook County, Wyoming|Crook]]
*[[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]]
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*[[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]]
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*[[Hot Springs County, Wyoming|Hot Springs]]  
 
*[[Hot Springs County, Wyoming|Hot Springs]]  
 
*[[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]]  
 
*[[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]]  
 
*[[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]]  
 
*[[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]]  
*[[Lincoln County, Wyoming|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]]  
 
*[[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]]  
 
*[[Niobrara County, Wyoming|Niobrara]]  
 
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*[[Park County, Wyoming|Park]]  
 
*[[Park County, Wyoming|Park]]  
*[[Platte County, Wyoming|Platte]]
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*[[Teton County, Wyoming|Teton]]  
 
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[Carter County, Wyoming|Carter]] | [[Pease County, Wyoming|Pease]]  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Carter County, Wyoming|Carter]] | [[Green River County, Utah|Green River]] | [[Pease County, Wyoming|Pease]] | [[Richland County, Utah|Richland]]  
  
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=== Major Repositories  ===
  
== Things You Can Do  ==
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[[Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department]]{{·}} [[Wyoming State Library]]{{·}} [[National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)]]{{·}} [[Family History Library]]
  
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=== Migration Routes  ===
  
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Platte_River North Platte River]{{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_River_(Wyoming) Sweetwater River]{{·}} [[Bozeman Trail]]{{·}} [[California Trail]]{{·}} [[Mormon Trail]]{{·}} [[Oregon Trail]]{{·}} [[Union Pacific Railroad]]
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[[Image:Wyoming.png|right|200px|Wyoming.png]]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. [[Wyoming Emigration and Immigration|Read more...]]
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*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wygenweb/ Wyoming GenWeb Project] includes counties, public libraries, queries, mailing list, WY timeline, census info, WY family group records, maps, tombstone images, and obituaries.
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*[http://www-lib.uwyo.edu/db/bio/ Wyoming Biography Database] 7,317 entry index to biographical profiles of individuals from Wyoming.
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*[http://www.wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]: This is a work in progress, there are over 721,138 full page newspaper images loaded.
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*[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/wyoming.shtml Wyoming Blacksheep Ancestors] includes 1930 WY census of prisoners and insane, WY executions 1884-1965, and WY lynchings 1874-1918.<br>[[Image:Wyoming flag.png|right|200px|Wyoming flag.png]]<br>'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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:*[[Wyoming Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Wyoming Marriages 1877-1920 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 14,070 entries.
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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. [[Wyoming Land and Property|Read more...]]
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Welcome to the Wyoming page,
the Equality State

Grand Teton Mountains, Wyo.
Most unique genealogical features:

Counties

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

Click the map below to go to a county's page. Hover on it to see its name.
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 · California Trail · Mormon Trail · Oregon Trail · Union Pacific Railroad

Featured Content

Wyoming.png
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...

Research Tools

  • The Wyoming GenWeb Project includes counties, public libraries, queries, mailing list, WY timeline, census info, WY family group records, maps, tombstone images, and obituaries.
  • Wyoming Biography Database 7,317 entry index to biographical profiles of individuals from Wyoming.
  • Wyoming Newspaper Project: This is a work in progress, there are over 721,138 full page newspaper images loaded.
  • Wyoming Blacksheep Ancestors includes 1930 WY census of prisoners and insane, WY executions 1884-1965, and WY lynchings 1874-1918.
    Wyoming flag.png

    Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Did You Know?

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...

Help Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:


Wiki Volunteers Wanted

To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki click here

Sources

  1. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 387. At various libraries (WorldCat); 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).