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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Wyoming were the Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Methodist Episcopal churches.
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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in [[Portal:Wyoming|Wyoming]] were the Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Methodist Episcopal churches.  
  
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.
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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 in locating church records see:  
  
''A Directory of Church and Religious Organizations in the State of Wyoming''. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Historical Records Survey, 1939. (FHL 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 book 978.7 K22h; film 908039 item 5.)  
  
''Guide to Vital Statistics Records in Wyoming: Church Archives.'' Cheyenne, Wyoming: Historical Records Survey, 1942. (FHL book 978.7 K23g.)
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''Guide to Vital Statistics Records in Wyoming: Church Archives.'' Cheyenne, Wyoming: Historical Records Survey, 1942. (FHL book 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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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:  
  
=== Congregational ===
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=== 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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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/  
  
=== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) ===
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=== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) ===
  
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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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]  
  
=== Methodist Episcopal ===
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=== 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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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/  
  
=== Presbyterian ===
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=== Presbyterian ===
  
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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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/  
  
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'' (No publisher: Historical Records Survey, No date; FHL film 906119).
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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'' (No publisher: Historical Records Survey, No date; FHL film 906119).  
  
=== Roman Catholic ===
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=== Roman Catholic ===
 
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Diocese of Cheyenne <br>Box 426 <br>Cheyenne, WY 82003 <br>Telephone: 307-638-1530 <br>Fax: 307-637-7936 <br>Internet: http://www.dioceseofcheyenne.org/
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Diocese of Cheyenne <br>Box 426 <br>Cheyenne, WY 82003 <br>Telephone: 307-638-1530 <br>Fax: 307-637-7936 <br>Internet: http://www.dioceseofcheyenne.org/
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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Wyoming were the Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Methodist Episcopal churches.

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:

A Directory of Church and Religious Organizations in the State of Wyoming. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Historical Records Survey, 1939. (FHL book 978.7 K22h; film 908039 item 5.)

Guide to Vital Statistics Records in Wyoming: Church Archives. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Historical Records Survey, 1942. (FHL book 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:

Contents

Congregational

Congregational Library
14 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: 617-523-0470
Fax: 617-523-0470
Internet: http://www.14beacon.org/

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

LDS Church Archives
Historical Department
50 East North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400
Telephone: 801-240-2272
Fax: 801-240-1845
Internet: www.lds.org

Methodist Episcopal

United Methodist Archives Center
Drew University Library
P.O. Box 127
Madison, NJ 07940
Telephone: 201-408-3189
Fax: 201-408-3909
Internet: http://depts.drew.edu/lib/methodist/

Presbyterian

Presbyterian Historical Society
United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Internet: http://www.history.pcusa.org/

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 (No publisher: Historical Records Survey, No date; FHL film 906119).

Roman Catholic

Diocese of Cheyenne
Box 426
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Telephone: 307-638-1530
Fax: 307-637-7936
Internet: http://www.dioceseofcheyenne.org/