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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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}}Guide to '''Carbon County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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|county seat= Torrington
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|parent county= [[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Laramie]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''Carbon County, Wyoming''' is a county in southern [[Wyoming|Wyoming]].
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== County Information ==
  
[[Image:Carbon County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|Carbon County Wyoming.png]]
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=== Description ===
  
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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>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
| county = Carbon County
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Carbon}}
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| state = Wyoming
 
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| founded year = 1868
 
| founded date = December 16
 
| seat = Rawlins
 
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| 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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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>
  
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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=== Carbon County, Wyoming Record Dates  ===
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{{WY Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carbon County, Wyoming. Page 766. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 768; Wyoming Department of Health, “Vital Statistics Services,” https://health.wyo.gov/admin/vitalstatistics/ accessed 28 June 2017.</ref></center>
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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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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1875
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1909. Limited compliance until 1922.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 837; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.</ref></center>
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== History  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Parent County ====
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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|Carbon}}
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*''Parent County:'' created 16 December 1868 as an original county
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*''County Seat:'' Rawlins <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''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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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rawlins,_Wyoming Rawlins (county seat)]</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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* [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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* [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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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savery,_Wyoming Savery]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walcott,_Wyoming Walcott]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon,_Wyoming Carbon]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington,_Wyoming Arlington]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Park,_Wyoming Ryan Park]</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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* 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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* 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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== Resources ==
*[[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]]
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{{WY Resources Intro|Carbon}}
*[[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]]
 
*[[Jackson County, Colorado|Jackson County, Colorado]]
 
*[[Moffat County, Colorado|Moffat County, Colorado<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229546967640_215" />]]
 
*[[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]]
 
*[[Routt County, Colorado|Routt County, Colorado]]
 
*[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming|Sweetwater]]
 
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Carbon}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Carbon}}
  
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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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| McFadden
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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=3122&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
| Rudefeha (hist.)
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| Walcott
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wycarbon/ USGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/wy/carbon/carbon.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/carbon.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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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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| {{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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| Ryan Park
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Carbon+Wyoming&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| 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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| Hanna
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3122 Findagrave.com]
| Morrisey (hist.)
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| Sampo (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%20#/ Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Carbon-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Carbon County Cemetery Records]
| Copperton (hist.)
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| Elmo
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
| Ivans Grove (hist.)
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| Muddy Gap
 
| Saratoga
 
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| Coyote Springs
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wyoming Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| 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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The following web site has additional information on Carbon county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment.net] Wyoming cemetery records by county.
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WY Census Intro|Carbon}}
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{{Historical populations
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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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==== 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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Carbon}}
  
[[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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''LDS Ward and Branch Records''
  
== Resources  ==
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:*{{FHL|206803|title-id|disp=Rawlins Wyoming Branch}}. Record of Members 1924-1936.
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Carbon}}
  
For a list of people buried in the folowing Cemeteries see FHL 978.786 V3m:
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Carbon}}
  
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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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Carbon}}
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Carbon}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Carbon}}
  
*{{FHL|206803|title-id|disp=Rawlins Wyoming Branch}}. Record of Members 1924-1936.
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WY Land Intro|Carbon}}
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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
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Land  ====
 
  
==== Local Histories  ====
 
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro|Carbon}}
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[[Image:Wycarbon.jpg|500px|right]]
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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
  
==== Migration ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Carbon}}
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:  
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Early migration routes to and from Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
  
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]  
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_River Sweetwater River]  
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_River Sweetwater River]
:*[[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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:*[[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>
:*[[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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:*[[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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==== 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]].<br>
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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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*'''1883''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wy/pens1883.txt List of Civil War Pensioners, Wyoming, 1883] - Index only<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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''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]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WY Naturalization Intro|Carbon}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WY Newspapers Intro|Carbon}}
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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
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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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{{WY Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Carbon}}
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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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==== Death ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Death Intro|Carbon}}
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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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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Carbon}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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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]]
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Carbon}}
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'''Carbon County Public Library'''<br>215 W Buffalo<br>Rawlins, WY 82301, USA<br>Phone: 307-328-2618<br>[http://carbonlibraries.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
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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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro|Carbon}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Carbon}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''<br><br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Wyoming State Historical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 247<br>Wheatland, WY 82201<br>
*[[Baggs Wyoming Family History Center]]
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Phone: 307-322-3014<br>Email: [mailto:linda@wyshs.org linda@wyshs.org]<br>[http://www.wyshs.org Website]<br><br>
*[[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}}
  
<references />  
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== References ==
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<references />
  
{{Wyoming|Wyoming}} {{Wyoming-stub}}
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}
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[[Category:Wyoming_Counties]]
  
[[Category:Carbon_County,_Wyoming]]
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[[Category:Carbon County, Wyoming]][[Category:Wyoming_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 17:44, 12 July 2017

United States
Wyoming
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.

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County Facts
County seat: Torrington
Organized: February 9, 1911
Parent County(s): Laramie [1]
Neighboring Counties
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Courthouse
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County Information

Description

Founded in 1868. The County Seat is Rawlins.[2] Carbon County is located in the south center area of state. Named for the Coal deposits.[3]

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.[4]

Carbon 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[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1909 1876 1909 1870 1880 1875 1850
*State birth and death records began in 1909. Limited compliance until 1922.[6]

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 [7]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[8]

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.)


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

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

Census Records

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[9] and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (FHL film 2261365). The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Wyoming Territory.[10] 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.

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".

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.


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

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

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

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

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

For more information see Wyoming 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. 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

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

Carbon County Public Library
215 W Buffalo
Rawlins, WY 82301, USA
Phone: 307-328-2618
Website

Museums

Societies

County, Township and City Societies

Wyoming State Historical Society
P. O. Box 247
Wheatland, WY 82201
Phone: 307-322-3014
Email: linda@wyshs.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/carbon/ accessed 11/10/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/10/2016
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Carbon County, Wyoming
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carbon County, Wyoming. Page 766. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 768; Wyoming Department of Health, “Vital Statistics Services,” https://health.wyo.gov/admin/vitalstatistics/ accessed 28 June 2017.
  6. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 837; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Carbon County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 19 November 2016.
  9. On microfilm number: 2261365.
  10. ’'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.
  11. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  12. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  13. "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).