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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.<br>
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Disambiguation - ''This article is about a southeastern Wyoming county. For other uses, see [[Albany]]''.
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  December 16,  1868
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|county seat= Laramie
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|parent county= Original county<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== County Information ==
  
[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Albany_County,_Wyoming|Albany County]]
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=== Description ===
  
Guide to '''Albany County Wyoming genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Organized December 16, 1868. It is located in the south eastern part of the state. County Seat is Laramie.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/ accessed 11/10/2016</ref>
  
[[Image:Albany County Wyoming.png|thumb|right]]
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Albany}}
  
{{WYDC}}
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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>
  
{{Infobox U.S. County  
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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>
| county = Albany County
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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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| founded year = 1868
 
| founded date = December 16
 
| seat = Laramie
 
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| 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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*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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{{WY Records Intro}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Albany County, Wyoming#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" 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="14.2%" 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="14.2%" 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="14.2%" 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="14.2%" 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="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" 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="14.2%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1868*</center>  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1868*</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1899*</center>  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1899*</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1868</center>  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1869</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1869</center>  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1868</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1869</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1869</center>
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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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| 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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*'''Parent County:''' original county created 16 December 1868  
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=== Record Loss ===
*'''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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
*'''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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=== Boundary Changes ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Wyoming] - shows animated maps illustrating boundary changes for Wyoming Counties (1848-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WY_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Wyoming Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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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>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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===Populated Places===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Albany County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 19 November 2016.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laramie,_Wyoming Laramie (county seat)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_River,_Wyoming Rock River]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binford,_Wyoming Binford]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosler,_Wyoming Bosler]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhinDeli_Town_Buford,_Wyoming PhinDeli]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrett,_Wyoming Garrett]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Buttes,_Wyoming The Buttes]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tie_Siding,_Wyoming Tie Siding]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany,_Wyoming Albany]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial,_Wyoming Centennial]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Park,_Wyoming Fox Park]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woods_Landing-Jelm,_Wyoming Woods Landing-Jelm]</div>
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* Buford
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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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* Hatton
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* Hermosa</div>
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* Howell
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* Jelm
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* Keystone
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* Lookout
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* Mountain Home
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* Red Buttes
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* Rock Creek (hist.)</div>
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* Rock River
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* Sherman
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* West Laramie
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* Wilcox
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* Wyocolo
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* Wyoming</div>
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Albany}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Albany}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Albany}}
  
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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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Albany}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Albany}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
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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://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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* [http://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]
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyalbany/ USGenWeb]
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/wy/albany/albany.htm GenWeb Archives]
  
=== Resources  ===
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/albany.htm Tombstone Project]
  
==== Biography  ====
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Albany+Wyoming&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3119 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%20#/ Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/albany-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Albany County Cemetery Records]
  
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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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
  
==== Census  ====
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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|Wyoming}}
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The following web site has additional information on Albany county cemeteries.
  
==== Church Records  ====
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment.net] Wyoming cemetery records by county.
  
'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''  
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany_County,_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1870 |2021  
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|1880 |4626
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|1890 |8865
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|1900 |13084
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|1910 |11574
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|1920 |9283
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|1930 |12041
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|1940 |13946
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|1950 |19055
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|1960 |21290
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|1970 |26431 
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|1980 |29062 
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|1990 |30797 
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|2000 |32014
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|2010 |36299
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{{WY Census Intro|Albany}}
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==== Territory and State Census Records ====
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*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1850 Utah Territory Census.
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*'''1860 - 1910''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3582 Wyoming Compiled Census] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — ($), index and images
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Wyoming was included in the 1860 Nebraska Territory Census
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Wyoming Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Wyoming Territory Census
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Wyoming starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available.  For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Wyoming Census]].
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Albany}}
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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}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Albany}}
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Many directories for Laramie/Albany County are available at the University of Wyoming Library Special Collections, starting from 1875.
  
==== Directories ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Albany}}
  
==== History  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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{{WY Land Intro|Albany}}<br>
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''Online Land Records''
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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{{WY History Intro}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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[[Image:Wyalbany.jpg|right|500px]]
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{{WY Maps Intro|Albany}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Wyoming] - shows boundary changes for Wyoming Counties
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Wyoming/ Historical Maps and Atlases of wyoming] - maps and atlases of Wyoming
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Albany}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Wyoming. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Wyoming Military Records|Wyoming Military Records]].
  
:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
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''Civil War''<br>
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No known military units were raised specifically from Wyoming as it did not become a state until 1890. However, men from the territories that became Wyoming fought in other units during the Civil War.<br>
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*'''1861 -1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].— index
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*'''1883''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wy/pens1883.txt List of Civil War Pensioners, Wyoming, 1883] - Index only
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*'''1890''' {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].— index
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''World War I''<br>
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*1917 - 1918 {{RecordSearch|1968530|U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
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''World War II''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/wyoming.html WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties for Wyoming] - Index only<br>
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For further information see [[Wyoming Military Records]].
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WY Naturalization Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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'' Wyoming Newspapers Online''
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*[http://newspapers.wyo.gov/ Wyoming Newspapers].
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/Wyoming GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Wyoming newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/wyoming/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Wyoming newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Wyoming newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Wyoming Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
==== Public Records ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Albany}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Albany}}
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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|Albany}}
  
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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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
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*'''1867 - 1941''' [http://www.findmypast.com/articles/world-records/full-list-of-united-states-records/birth-marriage-and-death/wyoming-marriages-1867-1941 Wyoming Marriages 1867-1941] at findmypast ($), index.
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*'''1877 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1708702|Wyoming, Marriages, 1877-1920}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]— Index
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*'''1877 - 1920''' [http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30208/wyoming-marriages-1877-1920?s=218489221 Wyoming, Marriages, 1877-1920] at MyHeritage ($) — index.
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{{WY Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Albany}}
  
==== Libraries  ====
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==== Death ====
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*[http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/DCD/Index.aspx Wyoming Death Index] at Wyoming State Archives — index (currently contains only A-E, it is a work in progress)
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{{WY Vital Records - Death Intro|Albany}}
  
:*[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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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Albany}}
  
===== Museums  =====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Albany}}
  
===== Societies  =====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Albany}}
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'''Wyoming State Archives'''<br>2301 Central Ave.<br>Cheyenne, WY 82002<br>Telephone: (307) 777-7826<br>Fax: Fax: 777-7044<br>  [http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/ Website]<br><br>
  
:*Albany County Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 6163<br> Laramie WY 82073
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Laramie_Wyoming_Family_History_Center Laramie Wyoming Family History Center]
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Albany}}
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'''American Heritage Center'''<br>University of Wyoming <br>1000 East University Ave Dept. 3924<br>Laramie WY 82061<br>(307)766-4114<br>[http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/ Website]<br><br>
  
===== Birth  =====
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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro|Albany}}
  
===== Marriage  =====
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies 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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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
  
===== Death  =====
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'''Albany County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 6163<br>1705 E PERSON ST<br>LARAMIE WY 82073<br>
  
==== Websites  ====
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'''County Historical Society'''<br>1409 DOWNEY SY<br>LARAMIE WY 82070<br>P. O. Box 247<br>Wheatland, WY 82201<br>Phone: 307-322-3014<br>Email: [mailto:linda@wyshs.org linda@wyshs.org]<br>[http://wyshs.org Website]<br><br>
  
*[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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'''Libraries'''
*[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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'''Albany County Library System Central Library'''<br>310 S 8th St<br>Laramie, WY 82070, USA<br>Phone: 307-721-2580<br>Fax Number: 307-721-2584<br>Email: [mailto:info@albanycountylibrary.org info@albanycountylibrary.org]<br>[http://www.albanycountylibrary.org Website]<br><br>
  
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== Websites ==
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{{WY Websites Intro|Albany}}
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany,_Wyoming Albany]  
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| Cooper Lake
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/albany-county/ Albany County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
| Howell
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
| Red Buttes
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
| West Laramie
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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]]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyalbany/lookups.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]
| Binford
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]
| Dale Creek
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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.
| Jelm
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/WY/Albany-County.htm Albany County Genealogy] (Wyoming Genealogy)
| 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]
 
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| [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
 
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| Collins (hist.)  
 
| Hermosa
 
| Mountain Home
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tie_Siding,_Wyoming Tie Siding]
 
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=== References  ===
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WY Research Guides Intro|Albany}}
  
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}  
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}
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[[Category:Wyoming_Counties]]
  
[[Category:Albany_County,_Wyoming]]
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Latest revision as of 18:34, 14 June 2017

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

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

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County Facts
County seat: Laramie
Organized: December 16, 1868
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Carbon  • Converse  • Jackson (CO)  • Laramie  • Larimer (CO)  • Natrona  • Platte
See County Maps
Courthouse
Albany County Courthouse, Laramie, Wyoming.jpg
Location Map
Albany County Wyoming.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption



County Information

Description

Organized December 16, 1868. It is located in the south eastern part of the state. County Seat is Laramie.[2]

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[3]

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

Albany County, Wyoming Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major 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 [4]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[5]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Uncategorized Places
  • Buford
  • Collins (hist.)
  • Cooper Lake
  • Dale Creek
  • Deerwood
  • Hatton
  • Hermosa
  • Howell
  • Jelm
  • Keystone
  • Lookout
  • Mountain Home
  • Red Buttes
  • Rock Creek (hist.)
  • Rock River
  • Sherman
  • West Laramie
  • Wilcox
  • Wyocolo
  • Wyoming


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
)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Wyoming Cemeteries for more information

The following web site has additional information on Albany county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 2,021
1880 4,626 128.9%
1890 8,865 91.6%
1900 13,084 47.6%
1910 11,574 −11.5%
1920 9,283 −19.8%
1930 12,041 29.7%
1940 13,946 15.8%
1950 19,055 36.6%
1960 21,290 11.7%
1970 26,431 24.1%
1980 29,062 10.0%
1990 30,797 6.0%
2000 32,014 4.0%
2010 36,299 13.4%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Before Wyoming was a state in 1890, Wyoming was included in the 1850 Utah Territory. In the 1860 Census, it was enumerated as Nebraska Territory. The first Wyoming Territorial Census was taken in 1869, right after Wyoming Territory was created, and is available on microfilm at the Wyoming State Archives[6] and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (FHL film 2261365). The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Wyoming Territory.[7] See links listed below. State censuses were taken for Wyoming but they were mostly statistical censuses with very little individual information. See Wyoming Census for more information.

Territory and State Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Wyoming starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, see Wyoming Census.

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

Online Land 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.
Online Land Records

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

Wyalbany.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Wyoming. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Wyoming Military Records.

Civil War
No known military units were raised specifically from Wyoming as it did not become a state until 1890. However, men from the territories that became Wyoming fought in other units during the Civil War.

World War I

World War II

For further information see Wyoming Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Wyoming Newspapers Online

Wyoming Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

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. For records more than 50 years old visit Wyoming State Archives

Birth

Marriage


Death

  • Wyoming Death Index at Wyoming State Archives — index (currently contains only A-E, it is a work in progress)


Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Wyoming State Archives
2301 Central Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Telephone: (307) 777-7826
Fax: Fax: 777-7044
Website

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

American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 East University Ave Dept. 3924
Laramie WY 82061
(307)766-4114
Website

Museums

Societies

County, Township and City Societies

Albany County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 6163
1705 E PERSON ST
LARAMIE WY 82073

County Historical Society
1409 DOWNEY SY
LARAMIE WY 82070
P. O. Box 247
Wheatland, WY 82201
Phone: 307-322-3014
Email: linda@wyshs.org
Website

Libraries

Albany County Library System Central Library
310 S 8th St
Laramie, WY 82070, USA
Phone: 307-721-2580
Fax Number: 307-721-2584
Email: info@albanycountylibrary.org
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/ accessed 11/10/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Albany County, Wyoming
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Albany County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 19 November 2016.
  6. On microfilm number: 2261365.
  7. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 761. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 761. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.