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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming Genealogy|Wyoming]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Albany County'''
  
[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Albany_County,_Wyoming|Albany County]]  
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Disambiguation - ''This article is about a southeastern Wyoming county. For other uses, see [[Albany]]''.
  
Guide to '''Albany County Wyoming genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Albany County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[[Image:Albany County Wyoming.png|thumb|right]]
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Albany County
 
| county_map =  
 
| state = Wyoming
 
| state_map = Wyoming.png
 
| latd =  
 
| longd =  
 
| founded year = 1868
 
| founded date = December 16
 
| seat = Laramie
 
| building image =
 
| building address = Albany County Courthouse<br>County Courthouse Rm 202<br>Laramie, WY 82070<br>Phone: 307.721.2541<br>[http://www.co.albany.wy.us/ '''Albany County Website'''] }}
 
  
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Albany}}
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Albany County Courthouse<br>County Courthouse Rm 202<br>Laramie, WY 82070<br>Phone: 307.721.2541<br>[http://www.co.albany.wy.us/ '''Albany County Website''']<br>
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1869, burial records from 1885, land records from 1868 and military records from 1919; <br>
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Clerk District Court has divorce, probate, court and naturalization records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Albany County, Wyoming</ref>
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*The present Albany County courthouse was designed by Wilbur Hitchcock and constructed 1931 - 1932. ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/courthouselover/1087230487/ photo])
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=== Albany County, Wyoming Record Dates  ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="91%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Albany County, Wyoming#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Albany County, Wyoming#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Albany County, Wyoming#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Albany County, Wyoming#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Albany County, Wyoming#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Albany County, Wyoming#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>----*</center>  
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1868*</center>  
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1868*</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1899*</center>  
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1899*</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1868</center>  
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1869</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1869</center>  
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1868</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1869</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1869</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Albany County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Albany County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Albany County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WY Boundary Changes Intro|Albany}}
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*'''Parent County:''' original county created 16 December 1868
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*'''County Seat:''' Laramie <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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For animated maps illustrating Wyoming County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ "Rotating Formation Wyoming County Boundary Maps"] (1848-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{WY Populated Places Intro|Albany}}
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{| width="100%"
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Albany County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Albany County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Albany County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany,_Wyoming Albany]
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* Binford
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosler,_Wyoming Bosler]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buford,_Wyoming Buford]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial,_Wyoming Centennial]
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* Collins (hist.)
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* Cooper Lake
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* Dale Creek
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* Deerwood
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* Foxpark
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* Hatton
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* Hermosa
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* Howell
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* Jelm
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* Keystone
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* {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Albany%2C+Laramie|subject|disp=Laramie}}
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* Lookout
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* Mountain Home
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* Red Buttes
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* Rock Creek (hist.)
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_River,_Wyoming Rock River]
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* Sherman
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Buttes,_Wyoming The Buttes]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tie_Siding,_Wyoming Tie Siding]
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* West Laramie
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* Wilcox
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woods_Landing-Jelm,_Wyoming Woods Landing]
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* Wyocolo
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* Wyoming
 
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*'''Parent County:''' original county created 16 December 1868  
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*'''County Seat:''' Laramie <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon]] | [[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]] | [[Jackson County, Colorado|Jackson]] | [[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]] | [[Larimer County, Colorado|Larimer]] | [[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]] | [[Platte County, Wyoming|Platte]]<br>
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:{| {{Click|image:WY_ORP.png|Wyoming_Online_Genealogy_Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  December 161868
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|county seat= Laramie
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|parent county= Original county<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy|Carbon]]
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|county2= [[Converse County, Wyoming Genealogy|Converse]]
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|county3= [[Jackson County, Colorado Genealogy|Jackson (CO)]]
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|county4= [[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Laramie]]
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|county5= [[Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy|Larimer (CO)]]
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|county6= [[Natrona County, Wyoming Genealogy|Natrona]]
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|county7= [[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy|Platte]]</br><center>[[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county8=
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|county9=
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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image: Albany County Courthouse, Laramie, Wyoming.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Albany County Wyoming.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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}}
  
Albany County was created 16 December 1868 from Laramie County of Dakota Territory. It became one of the five original counties of Wyoming Territory which included Laramie and Carter counties, created in 1867, Carbon and Albany counties created in 1868, and Uinta County.<br>  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wytttp/history/bartlett/chapter31.htm The History of Wyoming], published 1918, and edited by I.S. Bartlette, includes a chapter on the counties of Wyoming. Albany County is first and includes photos of the original courthouse, post office and other early buildings in Albany County.
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WY Historical Timeline Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Albany}}
  
=== Resources ===
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Biography  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Albany}}
  
Established in 1881, [http://www.cityoflaramie.com/cityservices/cemetery/Cemterylistings.html Greenhill Cemetery] listings include names, date of death, age, row, block, lot and space. The Green Hill Cemetery [http://www.ci.laramie.wy.us/cityservices/cemetery/documents/CemeteryBrochure.pdf brochure] includes a map of the cemetery and contact information.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Albany County, Wyoming''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=53&GScnty=3119&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment.net]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/wyoming.html USGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/wy/albany/albany.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top"| <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in <br>Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often <br>more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|511942|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org WorldCat]
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|-
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=53&GScnty=3119&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Albany# Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wyoming Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WY Census Intro|Albany}}
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}  
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
  
==== Church Records ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Albany}}
  
'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records
  
 
:*Laramie
 
:*Laramie
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Directories ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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Many directories for Laramie/Albany County are available at the University of Wyoming Library Special Collections, starting from 1875.
  
==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Genealogy ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Albany}}
  
==== History ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WY Land Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Military  ====
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{{WY History Intro}}
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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[[Image:Wyalbany.jpg|300px|Wyalbany.jpg]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro}}
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WY Naturalization Intro}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WY Newspapers Intro|Albany}}
  
 
:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
 
:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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{{WY Newspaper abstracts|Albany}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Public Records ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro}}
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'''''Public Records'''''<br>
  
 
:*[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22University+of+Wyoming+Student+Yearbooks%22 University of Wyoming Yearbooks] - misc. volumes digitzed and online at Internet Archive
 
:*[http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22University+of+Wyoming+Student+Yearbooks%22 University of Wyoming Yearbooks] - misc. volumes digitzed and online at Internet Archive
  
==== Repositories  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Albany}}
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Albany}}
  
The present Albany County courthouse was designed by Wilbur Hitchcock and constructed 1931 - 1932. ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/courthouselover/1087230487/ photo])
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro}}
  
County Clerk has marriage records from 1869, burial records from 1885, land records from 1868 and military records from 1919; Clerk District Court has divorce, probate, court and naturalization records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Albany County, Wyoming</ref>
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Albany}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Albany}}
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Albany}}
  
:*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Laramie_Wyoming_Family_History_Center Laramie Wyoming Family History Center]
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Libraries  ====
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 1,064 marriages 8 Jun 1869 to 6 Jan 1900
  
:*[http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/ American Heritage Center]<br>University of Wyoming <br>1000 East University Ave Dept. 3924<br>Laramie WY 82061<br>(307)766-4114<br><br>The American Heritage Center includes a manuscript collection of Wyoming, the American West, mining and more. They have a digital collection of photos and documents and video and audio recordings.
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==== Death ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Death Intro|Albany}}
  
===== Museums  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Albany}}
  
===== Societies  =====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Albany}}
  
:*Albany County Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 6163<br> Laramie WY 82073
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Laramie_Wyoming_Family_History_Center Laramie Wyoming Family History Center]
 
 
===== Birth  =====
 
  
===== Marriage  =====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Albany}}
  
:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 1,064 marriages 8 Jun 1869 to 6 Jan 1900
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:*[http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/ American Heritage Center]<br>University of Wyoming <br>1000 East University Ave Dept. 3924<br>Laramie WY 82061<br>(307)766-4114
  
===== Death  =====
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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro}}
  
==== Websites  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Albany}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyalbany/ The Albany County WY GenWeb Project], a member of [[WYGenWeb|The WYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]
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:*Albany County Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 6163<br>Laramie WY 82073<br>
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyalbany/lookups.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]
 
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Albany|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://wyoming-genealogy.com/Albany-County-Genealogy.htm Albany County Genealogy] (Wyoming Genealogy)
 
  
=== Places  ===
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== Websites ==
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{{WY Websites Intro|Albany}}
  
{| width="720" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/albany-county/ Albany County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany,_Wyoming Albany]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
| Cooper Lake
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyalbany/ The Albany County WY GenWeb Project], a member of [[WYGenWeb|The WYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]
| Howell
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyalbany/lookups.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]
| Red Buttes
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]
| West Laramie
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*{{FHL|Wyoming Albany|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/WY/Albany-County.htm Albany County Genealogy] (Wyoming Genealogy)
| Binford
 
| Dale Creek
 
| Jelm
 
| Rock Creek (hist.)
 
| Wilcox
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosler,_Wyoming Bosler]  
 
| Deerwood
 
| Keystone
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_River,_Wyoming Rock River]  
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woods_Landing-Jelm,_Wyoming Woods Landing]
 
|-
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buford,_Wyoming Buford]  
 
| Foxpark
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Albany%2C+Laramie|subject|disp=Laramie}}  
 
| Sherman
 
| Wyocolo
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial,_Wyoming Centennial]  
 
| Hatton
 
| Lookout
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Buttes,_Wyoming The Buttes]  
 
| Wyoming
 
|-
 
| Collins (hist.)  
 
| Hermosa
 
| Mountain Home
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tie_Siding,_Wyoming Tie Siding]
 
|
 
|}
 
  
=== References  ===
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WY Research Guides Intro}}
  
<references />  
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== References ==
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<references />
  
{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}  
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}
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[[Category:Wyoming_Counties]]
  
[[Category:Albany_County,_Wyoming]]
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[[Category:Albany County, Wyoming]][[Category:Wyoming_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 14:19, 14 September 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.png Wyoming Gotoarrow.png Albany County

Disambiguation - This article is about a southeastern Wyoming county. For other uses, see Albany.

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


County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Albany County Courthouse
County Courthouse Rm 202
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: 307.721.2541
Albany County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1869, burial records from 1885, land records from 1868 and military records from 1919;
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate, court and naturalization records[1]

  • The present Albany County courthouse was designed by Wilbur Hitchcock and constructed 1931 - 1932. (photo)

Albany County, Wyoming Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
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1868*
1899*
1869
1868
1869
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • Parent County: original county created 16 December 1868
  • County Seat: Laramie [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

  • Hatton
  • Hermosa
  • Howell
  • Jelm
  • Keystone
  • Laramie
  • Lookout
  • Mountain Home
  • Red Buttes
  • Rock Creek (hist.)


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County Facts
Organized: December 16, 1868
County seat: Laramie
Parent County(s): Original county[2]
Variant Spellings:
Neighboring Counties
Carbon  • Converse  • Jackson (CO)  • Laramie  • Larimer (CO)  • Natrona  • Platte
See County Maps
Courthouse
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Location Map
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Adoption

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History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Albany County, Wyoming online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in
Print
(Often
more complete
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List of Cemeteries in the County
See Wyoming Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

For tips on accessing Albany 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 Ward and Branch Records

  • Laramie

Court Records

Directories

Many directories for Laramie/Albany County are available at the University of Wyoming Library Special Collections, starting from 1875.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

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 Albany 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

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Migration

Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Other Records

Public Records

Periodicals

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- Albany - 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.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

  • Albany County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 6163
    Laramie WY 82073

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Albany County, Wyoming
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