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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Carbon_County,_Wyoming|Carbon County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming Genealogy|Wyoming]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Carbon County'''
  
'''Carbon County, Wyoming''' is a county in southern [[Wyoming|Wyoming]].  
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Guide to '''Carbon County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[[Image:Carbon County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|Carbon County Wyoming.png]]
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Carbon County
 
| county_map =  
 
| state = Wyoming
 
| state_map = Wyoming.png
 
| latd =  
 
| longd =  
 
| founded year = 1868
 
| founded date = December 16
 
| seat = Rawlins
 
| building image =
 
| building address = Carbon County Courthouse<br>PO Box 6<br>Rawlins, WY 82301<br>Phone: 307.328.2668<br>[http://www.carbonwy.com/ '''Carbon County Website'''] }}
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Founded in 1868. The County Seat is Rawlins.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/carbon/ accessed 11/10/2016</ref> Carbon County is located in the south center area of state. Named for the Coal deposits.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/10/2016</ref>
  
County Clerk has marriage records from 1876 <br>and land records from 1880; Clerk District&nbsp;<br>Court has divorce, probate and court records;<br>see Nebraska for 1860 census<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Carbon County, Wyoming</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Carbon}}
  
== History  ==
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Carbon County Courthouse<br>PO Box 6<br>Rawlins, WY 82301<br>Phone: 307.328.2668<br>[http://www.carbonwy.com/ '''Carbon County Website''']<br>
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1876 and land records from 1880.<br> Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Carbon County, Wyoming</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Carbon County, Wyoming Record Dates  ===
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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|-
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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|-
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1870*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1870</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1867</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1875</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |
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|-
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Carbon County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Carbon County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Carbon 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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<table><tr><td>
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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://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|Carbon}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 16 December 1868 as an original county
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*'''County Seat:''' Rawlins <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.</td></tr></table>
  
'''1868--'''Carbon County was created 16 December 1868&nbsp;as an original county. '''County seat:''' Rawlins <ref name="Handybook">''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, "Carbon County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 19 November 2016.</ref>
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{{populated places
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| cities-col1=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rawlins,_Wyoming Rawlins (county seat)]</div>
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| cities-col2=
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| cities-col3=
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| towns-col1=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baggs,_Wyoming Baggs]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixon,_Wyoming Dixon]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk_Mountain,_Wyoming Elk Mountain]</div>
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| towns-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encampment,_Wyoming Grand Encampment]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanna,_Wyoming Hanna]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicine_Bow,_Wyoming Medicine Bow]</div>
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| towns-col3=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside,_Wyoming Riverside]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saratoga,_Wyoming Saratoga]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair,_Wyoming Sinclair]</div>
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| villages-col1=
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| villages-col2=
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| villages-col3=
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| unincorp-col1=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savery,_Wyoming Savery]</div>
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| unincorp-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walcott,_Wyoming Walcott]</div>
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| unincorp-col3=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon,_Wyoming Carbon]</div>
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| census-col1=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington,_Wyoming Arlington]</div>
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| census-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Park,_Wyoming Ryan Park]</div>
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| census-col3=
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| townships-col1=
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| townships-col2=
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| townships-col3=
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| defunct-townships-col1=
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| defunct-townships-col2=
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| defunct-townships-col3=
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| hist-townships-col1=
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| hist-townships-col2=
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| hist-townships-col3=
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| unorgan-col1=
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| unorgan-col2=
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| unorgan-col3=
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| ghost-col1=
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| ghost-col2=
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| ghost-col3=
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| uncategorized-col1=<div>
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* Battle (hist.)
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* Benton
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* Copperton (hist.)
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* Coyote Springs
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* Dexterville (hist.)
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* Dillon (hist.)
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* Edson
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* Elmo</div>
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| uncategorized-col2=<div>
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* Elwood (hist.)
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* Encampment
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* Ferris (hist.)
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* Fort Steele
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* Ivans Grove (hist.)
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* Lamont
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* Leo
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* Marvin Place (hist.)</div>
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| uncategorized-col3=<div>
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* McFadden
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* Morrisey (hist.)
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* Muddy Gap
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* Rambler (hist.)
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* Rudefeha (hist.)
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* Sampo (hist.)
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* Shirley (hist.)
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* Widdowfield (hist.)</div>
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}}
  
*[[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]]  
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*[[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]]  
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<br>
*[[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]]  
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:{| {{Click|image:WY_ORP.png|Wyoming_Online_Genealogy_Records}}
*[[Jackson County, Colorado|Jackson County, Colorado]]  
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|}
*[[Moffat County, Colorado|Moffat County, Colorado<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229546967640_215" />]]  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
*[[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]]  
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|organized=  December 16,  1868
*[[Routt County, Colorado|Routt County, Colorado]]  
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|county seat= Rawlins
*[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming|Sweetwater]]
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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= [[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy|Albany]]
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|county2= [[Converse County, Wyoming Genealogy|Converse]]
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|county3= [[Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy|Fremont]]
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|county4= [[Jackson County, Colorado Genealogy|Jackson (CO)]]
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|county5= [[Moffat County, Colorado Genealogy|Moffat (CO)]]
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|county6= [[Natrona County, Wyoming Genealogy|Natrona]]
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|county7= [[Routt County, Colorado Genealogy|Routt (CO)]]
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|county8= [[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sweetwater]]</br><center>[[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county9=
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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image: Carbon County Courthouse, Rawlins, Wyoming.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Carbon County Wyoming.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Carbon}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Carbon}}
  
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" width="850" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Carbon}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Carbon}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
 
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| Baggs
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Carbon County, Wyoming''' online and in print</center>
| Dillon (hist.)
 
| Ferris (hist.)
 
| Marvin Place (hist.)
 
| Riverside
 
| Sinclair
 
 
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| Battle (hist.)
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Dixon
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| Fort Steele
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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=3122&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
| McFadden
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment.net]
| Rudefeha (hist.)
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/wyoming.html USGenWeb]
| Walcott
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/wy/wyfiles.htm GenWeb Archives]
 
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Carbon%2C+Benton|subject|disp=Benton}}
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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>
| Edson
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top"|
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Carbon%2C+Grand+Encampment|subject|disp=Grand Encampment }}(hist.)
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* {{FHL|827547|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| Medicine Bow
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=carbon+county+wyoming+cemeteries WorldCat]
| Ryan Park
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| Widdowfield (hist.)
 
 
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| Carbon
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| Elk Mountain
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |
| Hanna
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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&GSs Findagrave]
| Morrisey (hist.)
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Carbon# Billion Graves]
| Sampo (hist.)
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| Copperton (hist.)
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wyoming Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| Elmo
 
| Ivans Grove (hist.)
 
| Muddy Gap
 
| Saratoga
 
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| Coyote Springs
 
| Elwood (hist.)
 
| Lamont
 
| Rambler (hist.)
 
| Savery
 
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| Dexterville (hist.)
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Carbon%2C+Encampment|subject|disp=Encampment}}
 
| Leo
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Carbon%2C+Rawlins|subject|disp=Rawlins}}
 
| Shirley (hist.)
 
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|}
 
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_County,_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1870 |1368 
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|1880 |3438
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|1890 |6857
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|1900 |9589
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|1910 |11282
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|1920 |9525
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|1930 |11391
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|1940 |12644
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|1950 |15742
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|1960 |14937
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|1970 |13354 
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|1980 |21896 
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|1990 |16659 
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|2000 |15639
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|2010 |15885
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}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== State Census Records ====
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*1860 - 1910 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3582 Wyoming Compiled Census, 1860-1910] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] Index ($)
  
[[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany ]]<br>[[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]]<br>[[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]]<br>[[Jackson County, Colorado|Jackson County, Colorado]]<br>[[Moffat County, Colorado|Moffat County, Colorado]]<br>[[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]]<br>[[Routt County, Colorado|Routt County, Colorado]]<br>[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming|Sweetwater]]&nbsp;&nbsp;
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for Wyoming starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Wyoming Census]].
  
== Resources  ==
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Carbon}}
  
For a list of people buried in the folowing Cemeteries see FHL 978.786 V3m:
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''LDS Ward and Branch Records''
  
Baggs,&nbsp;&nbsp; Baker,&nbsp; Anderson,&nbsp; Encampment,&nbsp; Grand Encampment, Mountain View-Riverside,&nbsp; Wyoming State Penitentiary,&nbsp; Rawlins City,&nbsp; Saratoga,&nbsp; Cadwell,&nbsp; Indian Creek, &nbsp;Baggott,&nbsp; Overland Crossing,&nbsp; Higby,&nbsp; Battle,&nbsp; Graves in County,&nbsp; Kennaday,&nbsp; Reader,&nbsp;&nbsp;Elk Mountain,&nbsp; Hanna,&nbsp; Fort Steele,&nbsp;&nbsp;Medicine Bow-Trails End Cemetery,&nbsp; Carbon,&nbsp; Dixon,&nbsp; Mexican Flats,&nbsp; Birdgulch,&nbsp; McCarger, &nbsp;Anderson Ranch,&nbsp; Saulsbury Ranch&nbsp; (These were recorded in the summer of 1998.&nbsp; At the beginning of each section is directions to find the cemetery and a map of the cemetery.)
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:*{{FHL|206803|title-id|disp=Rawlins Wyoming Branch}}. Record of Members 1924-1936.
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Carbon}}
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}  
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Carbon}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Carbon}}
  
*{{FHL|206803|title-id|disp=Rawlins Wyoming Branch}}. Record of Members 1924-1936.
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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://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|Carbon}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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{{WY History Intro}}
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro|Carbon}}
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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
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[[Image:Wycarbon.jpg|300px|Wycarbon.jpg]]
  
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]  
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=== Migration ===
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_River Sweetwater River]  
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{{WY Migration Intro|Carbon}}
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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Early migration routes to and from Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_River Sweetwater River]
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Carbon}}
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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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*'''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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For further information see [[Wyoming Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WY Naturalization Intro|Carbon}}
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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/yoming 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
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Carbon}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Carbon}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Carbon}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Carbon}}
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Carbon}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Carbon}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Carbon}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Carbon}}
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==== Marriage ====
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, over 1,432 marriages 21 Nov 1870 to 24 Nov 1909 [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|Carbon}}
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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|Carbon}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
1,432 marriages from 21 Nov 1870 to 24 Nov 1909 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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:*[[Baggs Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[[Hanna Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[[Rawlins Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[[Saratoga Wyoming Family History Center]]
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro|Carbon}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Societies ==
*[[Baggs Wyoming Family History Center]]
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{{WY Societies Intro|Carbon}}
*[[Hanna Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
*[[Rawlins Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
*[[Saratoga Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{WY Websites Intro|Carbon}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wycarbon/ The Carbon County WY GenWeb Project], a member of [[WYGenWeb|The WYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/carbon-county/ Carbon County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.carbonwy.com/countyclerk.html County Clerk]  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wycarbon/lookups.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wycarbon/ The Carbon County WY GenWeb Project], a member of [[WYGenWeb|The WYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Carbon|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.carbonwy.com/countyclerk.html County Clerk]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wycarbon/lookups.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]
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*{{FHL|Wyoming Carbon|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.
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WY Research Guides Intro|Carbon}}
  
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}} {{Wyoming-stub}}
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Latest revision as of 05:30, 3 December 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.png Wyoming Gotoarrow.png Carbon County

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


County Information

Description

Founded in 1868. The County Seat is Rawlins.[1] Carbon County is located in the south center area of state. Named for the Coal deposits.[2]

County Courthouse

Carbon County Courthouse
PO Box 6
Rawlins, WY 82301
Phone: 307.328.2668
Carbon County Website
County Clerk has marriage records from 1876 and land records from 1880.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[3]

Carbon County, Wyoming Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
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1870*
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1870
1867
1875
* 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 16 December 1868 as an original county
  • County Seat: Rawlins [4]
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

The following are locations in the county:[5]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Uncategorized Places
  • Battle (hist.)
  • Benton
  • Copperton (hist.)
  • Coyote Springs
  • Dexterville (hist.)
  • Dillon (hist.)
  • Edson
  • Elmo
  • Elwood (hist.)
  • Encampment
  • Ferris (hist.)
  • Fort Steele
  • Ivans Grove (hist.)
  • Lamont
  • Leo
  • Marvin Place (hist.)
  • McFadden
  • Morrisey (hist.)
  • Muddy Gap
  • Rambler (hist.)
  • Rudefeha (hist.)
  • Sampo (hist.)
  • Shirley (hist.)
  • Widdowfield (hist.)



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County Facts
County seat: Rawlins
Organized: December 16, 1868
Parent County(s): Original county[4]
Neighboring Counties
Albany  • Converse  • Fremont  • Jackson (CO)  • Moffat (CO)  • Natrona  • Routt (CO)  • Sweetwater
See County Maps
Courthouse
Carbon County Courthouse, Rawlins, Wyoming.jpg
Location Map
Carbon County Wyoming.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Carbon 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

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 1,368
1880 3,438 151.3%
1890 6,857 99.4%
1900 9,589 39.8%
1910 11,282 17.7%
1920 9,525 −15.6%
1930 11,391 19.6%
1940 12,644 11.0%
1950 15,742 24.5%
1960 14,937 −5.1%
1970 13,354 −10.6%
1980 21,896 64.0%
1990 16,659 −23.9%
2000 15,639 −6.1%
2010 15,885 1.6%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Wyoming starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see Wyoming Census.

For tips on accessing Carbon 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

Court Records

Directories

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Carbon 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

Wycarbon.jpg

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

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

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

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- Carbon - 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

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


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

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/carbon/ accessed 11/10/2016
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/10/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Carbon County, Wyoming
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Carbon County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 19 November 2016.
  6. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  7. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  8. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).