Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy
Guide to Lincoln County, Wyoming ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Lincoln County, Wyoming|
Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
|Founded||February 20, 1913|
|Address|| Lincoln County Courthouse|
PO Box 670
Kemmerer, WY 83101
Lincoln County Website
- 1 Historical Facts
- 2 Resources
- 2.1 Biography
- 2.2 Cemeteries
- 2.3 Census
- 2.4 Church Records
- 2.5 Court Records
- 2.6 Directories
- 2.7 Emigration and Immigration
- 2.8 Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups
- 2.9 Gazetteers
- 2.10 Genealogy
- 2.11 History
- 2.12 Land and Property
- 2.13 Maps
- 2.14 Migration
- 2.15 Military
- 2.16 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 2.17 Newspapers
- 2.18 Obituaries
- 2.19 Probate
- 2.20 Public Records
- 2.21 Repositories
- 2.22 Taxation
- 2.23 Vital Records
- 2.24 Websites
- 3 Places
- 4 References
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
- Parent County: created 20 February 1913 from Uinta County.
- County Seat: Kemmerer 
- Neighboring Counties:
For animated maps illustrating Wyoming County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wyoming County Boundary Maps" (1848-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
- Border Cemetery
- Cokeville Cemetery
- Geneva Cemetery
- Raymond Cemetery
- Sage Cemetery
- Smith Fork Cemetery
- Kemmerer Headstones Sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Society
- Beaver Cemetrey
- Diamondville Cemetery
- Ham's Fork Cemetery
- Holden Cemetery
- Kemmerer Cemetery
- Twin Creeks Cemetery
- Viola-LaBarge Cemetery
- Afton Cemetery
- Alpine Cemetery
- Amesville Cemetery
- Auburn Cemetery
- Bedford Cemetery
- Etna Cemetery
- Fairview Cemetery
- Freedom Cemetery
- Grover Cemetery
- Smoot Cemetery
- Thayne Cemetery
- Turnerville Cemetery
For tips on accessing Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy census records online, see: Wyoming Census.
Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Wyoming denominations, view the Wyoming Church Records wiki page.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- Afton N.
- Afton S.
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups
Local histories are available for Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy. County and town histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Wyoming Local Histories.
Land and Property
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Wyoming Land and Property for additional information about early Wyoming land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.
Early migration routes to and from Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
Naturalization and Citizenship
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- Cokeville Register 1914–1919
- Kemmerer Camera 1901–1921
- Kemmerer Republican 1914–1920
- Star Valley Pioneer/Star Valley Independent 1901–1922
In most counties in Wyoming, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.
The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Wyoming- Lincoln - Probate records.
County Clerk has marriage records from 1913 and land records.
Clerk District Court has divorce and probate records from 1913 and court records.
Family History Centers
Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
Wyoming tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records.
See also How to order Wyoming Vital Records, order electronically online $ or download an application for Wyoming Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
- Western States Marriage Index over 2,231 marriages dating from 12 Jan 1899
- Lincoln County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- County Clerk
- Lookups (GenWeb)
- Star Valley Historical Photographs
- FamilySearch Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map IV" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
- "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
- The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Lincoln County, Wyoming