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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] were the Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Methodist Episcopal churches.  
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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] were the Latter-day Saint, Methodist Episcopal, Protestant Episcopal, and Roman Catholic churches.<ref>William Chamberlin Hunt and United States Bureau of the Census, ''Religious Bodies: 1906'' (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1910), Vol. 1:322. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=Z6ZdiZWeStAC Google Books].</ref>
  
 
Most records are kept with the local congregation, although some may have been transferred to other repositories, such as a church archives, a local genealogical or historical society, or a college library.  
 
Most records are kept with the local congregation, although some may have been transferred to other repositories, such as a church archives, a local genealogical or historical society, or a college library.  
  
For help in locating church records see:  
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For help locating [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] church records see:  
  
''A Directory of Church and Religious Organizations in the State of Wyoming''. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Historical Records Survey, 1939. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=190036&disp=A+Directory+of+church+and+religious+orga++ book 978.7 K22h; film 908039 item 5].)
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*''A Directory of Church and Religious Organizations in the State of Wyoming''. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Historical Records Survey, 1939. {{FHL|190036|item}} book 978.7 K22h; film 908039 item 5  
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*''Guide to Vital Statistics Records in Wyoming: Church Archives.'' Cheyenne, Wyoming: Historical Records Survey, 1942. {{FHL|72064|item}} 978.7 K23g
  
''Guide to Vital Statistics Records in Wyoming: Church Archives.'' Cheyenne, Wyoming: Historical Records Survey, 1942. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=72064&disp=Guide+to+vital+statistics+records+in+Wyo%20%20&columns=*,0,0 978.7 K23g].)
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The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has very few original Wyoming church records. Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following to learn where their records are located:  
 
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The Family History Library has very few original Wyoming church records. Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following to learn where their records are located:  
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=== Congregational  ===
 
=== Congregational  ===
  
Congregational Library<br>14 Beacon Street <br>Boston, MA 02108 <br>Telephone: 617-523-0470 <br>Fax: 617-523-0470 <br>Internet: http://www.14beacon.org/
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[http://www.14beacon.org/ Congregational Library]<br>14 Beacon Street <br>Boston, MA 02108 <br><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1292948771914_185" />Phone: (617) 523-0470 <br>Fax: (617) 523-0470  
  
=== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)  ===
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=== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)&nbsp; ===
  
LDS Church Archives<br>Historical Department <br>50 East North Temple <br>Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400 <br>Telephone: 801-240-2272 <br>Fax: 801-240-1845<br>Internet: [http://www.lds.org/ www.lds.org]
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'''Early, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church records for&nbsp;Wyoming''' Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the Family History Library Catalog . Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.
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[http://lds.org/?lang=eng LDS Church Archives]<br>Historical Department<br>50 East North Temple<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400<br>Phone: (801) 240-2272<br>Fax: (801) 240-1845  
  
 
=== Methodist Episcopal  ===
 
=== Methodist Episcopal  ===
  
United Methodist Archives Center <br>Drew University Library <br>P.O. Box 127 <br>Madison, NJ 07940 <br>Telephone: 201-408-3189 <br>Fax: 201-408-3909 <br>Internet: http://depts.drew.edu/lib/methodist/
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[http://www.drew.edu/depts/library/methodist.aspx United Methodist Archives Center] <br>Drew University Library <br>P.O. Box 127 <br>Madison, NJ 07940 <br>Phone: (201) 408-3189 <br>Fax: (201) 408-3909  
  
 
=== Presbyterian  ===
 
=== Presbyterian  ===
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[[Image:Wyoming churches.png|thumb|right|500px|Wyoming churches.png]] [http://www.history.pcusa.org/ Presbyterian Historical Society ]<br>United Presbyterian Church in the U.S. <br>425 Lombard Street <br>Philadelphia, PA 19147
  
Presbyterian Historical Society <br>United Presbyterian Church in the U.S. <br>425 Lombard Street <br>Philadelphia, PA 19147 <br>Internet: http://www.history.pcusa.org/
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<br>The [[Family History Library]] has microfilmed many of the records in the archives of the Presbyterian Historical Society. Others are described in:  
  
The Family History Library has microfilmed many of the records in the archives of the Presbyterian Historical Society. Others are described in:
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*''Inventory of the Church Archives of Wyoming Presbyterian Churches: 1968 Arrangement with Indexes.'' n.p.: Historical Records Survey, n.d. {{FHL|53351|item}} 906119
 
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''Inventory of the Church Archives of Wyoming Presbyterian Churches: 1968 Arrangement with Indexes.'' No publisher: Historical Records Survey. No date. (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=53351&disp=Inventory+of+the+church+archives+of+Wyom++ 906119].).
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=== Roman Catholic  ===
 
=== Roman Catholic  ===
  
Diocese of Cheyenne <br>Box 426 <br>Cheyenne, WY 82003 <br>Phone: (307) 638-1530 <br>Fax: (307) 637-7936 <br>Internet: http://www.dioceseofcheyenne.org/  
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[http://www.dioceseofcheyenne.org/ Diocese of Cheyenne]&nbsp;<br>2121 Capitol Avenue&nbsp;<br>Cheyenne, WY 82001 <br>Phone: (307) 638-1530 <br>Fax: (307) 637-7936<br>  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]], [[Big Horn County, Wyoming|Big Horn]], [[Campbell County, Wyoming|Campbell]], [[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon]], [[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]], [[Crook County, Wyoming|Crook]], [[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]], [[Goshen County, Wyoming|Goshen]], [[Hot Springs County, Wyoming|Hot Springs]], [[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]], [[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]], [[Lincoln County, Wyoming|Lincoln]], [[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]], [[Niobrara County, Wyoming|Niobrara]], [[Park County, Wyoming|Park]], [[Platte County, Wyoming|Platte]], [[Sheridan County, Wyoming|Sheridan]], [[Sweetwater County, Wyoming|Sweetwater]], [[Sublette County, Wyoming|Sublette]], [[Teton County, Wyoming|Teton]], [[Uinta County, Wyoming|Uinta]], [[Washakie County, Wyoming|Washakie]] and [[Weston County, Wyoming|Weston]].<ref name="rome">[http://www.cdeducation.org/oym/connections/dioceseusmap.htm Map of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States of America], Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Columbus, accessed 3 Nov 2010.</ref>
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]], [[Big Horn County, Wyoming|Big Horn]], [[Campbell County, Wyoming|Campbell]], [[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon]], [[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]], [[Crook County, Wyoming|Crook]], [[Freemont County, Wyoming|Freemont]], [[Goshen County, Wyoming|Goshen]], [[Hot Springs County, Wyoming|Hot Springs]], [[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]], [[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]], [[Lincoln County, Wyoming|Lincoln]], [[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]], [[Niobrara County, Wyoming|Niobrara]], [[Park County, Wyoming|Park]], [[Platte County, Wyoming|Platte]], [[Sheridan County, Wyoming|Sheridan]], [[Sweetwater County, Wyoming|Sweetwater]], [[Sublette County, Wyoming|Sublette]], [[Teton County, Wyoming|Teton]], [[Uinta County, Wyoming|Uinta]], [[Washakie County, Wyoming|Washakie]] and [[Weston County, Wyoming|weston]]
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Wyoming  Gotoarrow.png  Church Records

Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Wyoming were the Latter-day Saint, Methodist Episcopal, Protestant Episcopal, and Roman Catholic churches.[1]

Most records are kept with the local congregation, although some may have been transferred to other repositories, such as a church archives, a local genealogical or historical society, or a college library.

For help locating Wyoming church records see:

  • A Directory of Church and Religious Organizations in the State of Wyoming. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Historical Records Survey, 1939. FHL Collection book 978.7 K22h; film 908039 item 5
  • Guide to Vital Statistics Records in Wyoming: Church Archives. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Historical Records Survey, 1942. FHL Collection 978.7 K23g

The Family History Library has very few original Wyoming church records. Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following to learn where their records are located:

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Congregational

Congregational Library
14 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 523-0470
Fax: (617) 523-0470

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) 

Early, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church records for Wyoming Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the Family History Library Catalog . Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.

LDS Church Archives
Historical Department
50 East North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400
Phone: (801) 240-2272
Fax: (801) 240-1845

Methodist Episcopal

United Methodist Archives Center
Drew University Library
P.O. Box 127
Madison, NJ 07940
Phone: (201) 408-3189
Fax: (201) 408-3909

Presbyterian

Wyoming churches.png
Presbyterian Historical Society
United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147


The Family History Library has microfilmed many of the records in the archives of the Presbyterian Historical Society. Others are described in:

  • Inventory of the Church Archives of Wyoming Presbyterian Churches: 1968 Arrangement with Indexes. n.p.: Historical Records Survey, n.d. FHL Collection 906119

Roman Catholic

Diocese of Cheyenne 
2121 Capitol Avenue 
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: (307) 638-1530
Fax: (307) 637-7936

The diocese includes the counties of: Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Sublette, Teton, Uinta, Washakie and Weston.[2]

References

  1. William Chamberlin Hunt and United States Bureau of the Census, Religious Bodies: 1906 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1910), Vol. 1:322. Digital version at Google Books.
  2. Map of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States of America, Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Columbus, accessed 3 Nov 2010.