Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy

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

County Information


County Courthouse

Washakie County Courthouse
1023 Big Horn Avenue
P.O. Box 862
Worland, WY 82401
Phone: (307) 347-4821
Washakie County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records. Clerk of the District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[1]

Washakie County, Wyoming Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • Parent County: created 9 February 1911 from Big Horn
  • County Seat: Worland [2]

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.

Populated Places

County Facts
Organized: February 9, 1911
County seat: Worland
Parent County(s): Big Horn [3]
Variant Spellings:
Neighboring Counties
Big Horn  • Fremont  • Hot Springs  • Johnson  • Natrona  • Park
See County Maps
Location Map

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History Timeline


Bible Records


Business, Commerce, and Occupations


Cemeteries of Washakie County, Wyoming online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in
more complete
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Wyoming Cemeteries for more information

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Census Records

For tips on accessing Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy census records online, see: Wyoming Census.

Church Records

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 Church wards and branches

  • Worland 1st, Worland 2nd, Tensleep

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes



Land and Property Records

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Washakie 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.

Maps and Gazetteers



Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • Worland Grit - December 1905 to May 1939[4]
    Operated in Worland, Washakie, Wyoming.
    Archives at the Wyoming Newspaper Project.
  • Northern Wyoming Daily News- June 1939 to present [5]
    201 N. 8th
    Worland, Wyoming 82401
    Operated in Worland, Washakie, Wyoming. The name was changed from the Worland Grit in June 1939. A free archives database on their website for issues from January 3, 2006 to present.


Other Records


Probate Records

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- Washakie - Probate records.

School Records

Tax Records

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

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.





Research Facilities


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.





Research Guides


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767 Washakie County, Wyoming
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. From the Wyoming Daily News website. http://www.wyodaily.com/
  5. From the Wyoming Daily News website. http://www.wyodaily.com/