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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming_Genealogy|Wyoming]]''  
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Guide to '''Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records
 
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}}<div style="width: 75%; padding-left: 3px; float: right;"><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to Wyoming, <br>the Equality State{{/p}}[[Image:{{LeGrandTeton}}]]'''''Unique Genealogical Features:'''''  
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*Earliest residents of what became Wyoming in 1890 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 early Wyoming settlers obtained land by&nbsp;[[Homestead Records|homesteading]], or purchased land from the&nbsp;[[Union Pacific Railroad|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>  
}}<div style="width: 75%; padding-left: 3px; float: left;"><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:'''''  
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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>
 
*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>
  
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'''1. [[How to Find Wyoming Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find Wyoming Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find Wyoming Death Records|Death Information]]'''
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=== Counties  ===
 
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*[[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]]  
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*[[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy|Albany]]  
*[[Big Horn County, Wyoming|Big Horn]]  
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*[[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy|Big Horn]]  
*[[Campbell County, Wyoming|Campbell]]  
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*[[Campbell County, Wyoming Genealogy|Campbell]]  
*[[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon]]  
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*[[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy|Carbon]]  
*[[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]]  
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*[[Converse County, Wyoming Genealogy|Converse]]  
*[[Crook County, Wyoming|Crook]]
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*[[Crook County, Wyoming Genealogy|Crook]]
  
 
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*[[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]]  
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*[[Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy|Fremont]]  
*[[Goshen County, Wyoming|Goshen]]  
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*[[Goshen County, Wyoming Genealogy|Goshen]]  
*[[Hot Springs County, Wyoming|Hot Springs]]  
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*[[Hot Springs County, Wyoming Genealogy|Hot Springs]]  
*[[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]]  
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*[[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy|Johnson]]  
*[[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]]  
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*[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Laramie]]  
*[[Lincoln County, Wyoming|Lincoln]]
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*[[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]]  
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*[[Natrona County, Wyoming Genealogy|Natrona]]  
*[[Niobrara County, Wyoming|Niobrara]]  
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*[[Niobrara County, Wyoming Genealogy|Niobrara]]  
*[[Park County, Wyoming|Park]]  
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*[[Park County, Wyoming Genealogy|Park]]  
*[[Platte County, Wyoming|Platte]]  
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*[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy|Platte]]  
*[[Sheridan County, Wyoming|Sheridan]]  
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*[[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sheridan]]  
*[[Sublette County, Wyoming|Sublette]]
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*[[Sublette County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sublette]]
  
 
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*[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming|Sweetwater]]  
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*[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sweetwater]]  
*[[Teton County, Wyoming|Teton]]  
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*[[Teton County, Wyoming Genealogy|Teton]]  
*[[Uinta County, Wyoming|Uinta]]  
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*[[Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy|Uinta]]  
*[[Washakie County, Wyoming|Washakie]]  
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*[[Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Washakie]]  
*[[Weston County, Wyoming|Weston]]
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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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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Carter County, Wyoming Genealogy|Carter]] | [[Green River County, Utah Genealogy|Green River]] | [[Pease County, Wyoming Genealogy|Pease]] | [[Richland County, Utah Genealogy|Richland]]  
  
 
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=== Migration Routes  ===
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
  
[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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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Platte_River North Platte River]{{·}} [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_River_(Wyoming) Sweetwater River]{{·}} [[Bozeman Trail]]{{·}} [[Chisholm Trail|Chisholm&nbsp;Trail]]{{·}} [[California Trail]]{{·}} [[Mormon Trail]]{{·}} [[Oregon Trail]]{{·}} [[Union Pacific Railroad|Union&nbsp;Pacific&nbsp;Railroad]]  
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=== Research Tools  ===
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ Rotating Formation Wyoming County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?QuickSearchA=QuickSearchA&q=Wyoming&sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&search=Search David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.<br>
 
*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.  
 
*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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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
*[http://www-lib.uwyo.edu/db/bio/ Wyoming Biography Database] 7,317 entry index to biographical profiles of individuals from Wyoming.  
 
*[http://www-lib.uwyo.edu/db/bio/ Wyoming Biography Database] 7,317 entry index to biographical profiles of individuals from Wyoming.  
 
*[http://www.wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]: This is a work in progress, there are over 721,138 full page newspaper images loaded.  
 
*[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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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology &amp; Meanings of Genealogical Terms
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
 
*[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:'''
 
*[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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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...]]  
 
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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Latest revision as of 02:10, 1 February 2016

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Guide to Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records

News and Events

Wyoming Topics
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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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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 · Chisholm Trail · California Trail · Mormon Trail · Oregon Trail · Union Pacific Railroad

Featured Content

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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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Help Wanted

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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).



 

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