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}}Guide to '''Johnson County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  December 8,  1875
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|county seat= Buffalo
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|parent county= [[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy|Carbon]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy|Big Horn]]
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|county2= [[Campbell County, Wyoming Genealogy|Campbell]]
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|county3= [[Converse County, Wyoming Genealogy|Converse]]
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|county4= [[Natrona County, Wyoming Genealogy|Natrona]]
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|county5= [[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sheridan]]
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|county6= [[Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Washakie]]</br><center>[[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Johnson County was founded 1875. The County Seat is Buffalo. It was organized in 1881.
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The county was named Johnson, for E. P. Johnson, a Cheyenne attorney. It is located in the northeastern central area of the county.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/11/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Johnson}}
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Johnson County Courthouse<br>76 N Main Street<br>Buffalo, WY 82834<br>Phone: 307.684.7272<br>[http://www.johnsoncountywyoming.org/ '''Johnson County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Johnson County, Wyoming</ref>
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=== Johnson County, Wyoming Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1881*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1881</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1881</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1885</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Johnson County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Johnson County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Johnson County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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Guide to '''Johnson County Wyoming genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
{{WYDC}}  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Wyoming] - shows 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|Johnson}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 8 December 1875 from [[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy|Carbon]] County
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*'''County seat:''' Buffalo <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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===Populated Places===
| county = Johnson County  
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Johnson County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 21 November 2016.</ref>
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{{populated places
| state = Wyoming
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo,_Wyoming Buffalo (county seat)]</div>
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| founded year = 1875
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| founded date = December 8
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaycee,_Wyoming Kaycee]</div>
| seat = Buffalo
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| building address = Johnson County Courthouse<br>76 N Main Street<br>Buffalo, WY 82834<br>Phone: 307.684.7272<br>[http://www.johnsoncountywyoming.org/ '''Johnson County Website'''] }}  
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linch,_Wyoming Linch]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saddlestring,_Wyoming Saddlestring]</div>
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* Barnum
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* Mayoworth</div>
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* Sussex</div>
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* Sussex Unit</div>
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[[Image:Johnson County Wyoming.png|thumb|right]]
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Johnson}}
  
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Historical Facts ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Johnson}}
  
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Johnson}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Johnson County, Wyoming''' online and in print</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Johnson County, Wyoming#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Johnson County, Wyoming#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Johnson County, Wyoming#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Johnson County, Wyoming#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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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=3128&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Johnson County, Wyoming#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Johnson County, Wyoming#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyjohnso/ USGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wy/johnson/johnson.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/johnson.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top"| <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in <br>Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often <br>more complete]])</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1881*</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1881</center>
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Johnson+Wyoming&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1885</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1881</center>
 
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Johnson County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Johnson County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Johnson County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3128 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Johnson%20#/ Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Johnson-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Johnson County Cemetery Records]
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wyoming Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*'''Parent County:''' created 8 December 1875 from [[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon]] County
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The following web site has additional information on Johnson county cemeteries.
*'''County seat:''' Buffalo <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Big Horn County, Wyoming|Big Horn]] | [[Campbell County, Wyoming|Campbell]] | [[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]] | [[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona]] | [[Sheridan County, Wyoming|Sheridan]] | [[Washakie County, Wyoming|Washakie]]
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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|Johnson}}
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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/Johnson_County,_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org"]
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|1880 |637
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|1890 |2357
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|1900 |2361
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|1910 |3453
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|1920 |4617
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|1930 |4816
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|1940 |4980
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|1950 |4707
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|1960 |5475
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|1970 |5587
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|1980 |6700
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|1990 |6145
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|2000 |7075
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|2010 |8569
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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 ($)
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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]].
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Johnson}}
  
=== Resources  ===
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Biography ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Johnson}}
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Church Records  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Court Records ====
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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|Johnson}}
  
==== Directories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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{{WY History Intro}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
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*[http://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/johnson-county-wyoming Wyoming History.org]
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro|Johnson}}
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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:Wyjohnson.jpg|300px|Wyjohnson.jpg]]
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== History  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Johnson}}
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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>
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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''Civil War''<br>
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No known military units were raised specifically from Wyoming as it did not become a state until 1890. However men from the territories that became Wyoming fought in other units during the Civil War.<br>
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*'''1861 -1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].— index
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*'''1883''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wy/pens1883.txt List of Civil War Pensioners, Wyoming, 1883] - Index only<br>
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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]].
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WY Naturalization Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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'' Wyoming Newspapers Online''
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*[http://newspapers.wyo.gov/ Wyoming Newspapers].
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/wyoming GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Wyoming newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/wyoming/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Wyoming newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Wyoming newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Wyoming Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Johnson}}
  
:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Public Records ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Repositories  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Johnson}}
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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==== Marriage ====
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, over 530 marriages 4 Jun 1881 to 28 Sep 1904  [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|Johnson}}
  
County Clerk has marriage and land records.<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. Johnson County, Wyoming</ref>
 
  
===== Family History Center  =====
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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|Johnson}}
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Johnson}}
  
===== Libraries  =====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Johnson}}
  
===== Museums  =====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Johnson}}
  
===== Societies  =====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://www.jclwyo.org/ Johnson County Library]
  
===== Birth  =====
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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro|Johnson}}
  
===== Marriage  =====
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Johnson}}
  
:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 530 marriages 4 Jun 1881 to 28 Sep 1904
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
  
===== Death  =====
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:*'''[http://www.wyshs.org/about/chapters/johnson-county-chapter Johnson County Historical Society]'''<br>*[https://www.facebook.com/JCHSWY/ Johnson County Historical Society FaceBook page]
  
==== Websites  ====
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'''Libraries'''
  
*[http://www.johnsoncountywyoming.org/ Webpage]  
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:*'''[http://www.jclwyo.org Johnson County Library System Central Library]'''<br>171 N Adams Ave<br>Buffalo, WY 82834, USA<br>Phone: 307-684-5546or 800-661-7071<br>Fax - 307-684-7888<br>Library Director
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyjohnso/ GenWeb]
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Cynthia Twing - ctwing@johnsoncountylibraries.org
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyjohnso/lookups.htm Lookups]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]
 
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.johnsoncountywyoming.org/ Webpage]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyjohnso/ GenWeb]
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Latest revision as of 01:45, 11 April 2017

United States
Wyoming
Johnson County
Guide to Johnson 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: Buffalo
Organized: December 8, 1875
Parent County(s): Carbon [1]
Neighboring Counties
Big Horn  • Campbell  • Converse  • Natrona  • Sheridan  • Washakie
See County Maps
Courthouse
Johnson County Courthouse Wyoming.jpg
Location Map
Wy-johnson.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption



County Information

Description

Johnson County was founded 1875. The County Seat is Buffalo. It was organized in 1881. The county was named Johnson, for E. P. Johnson, a Cheyenne attorney. It is located in the northeastern central area of the county.[2]

County Courthouse

Johnson County Courthouse
76 N Main Street
Buffalo, WY 82834
Phone: 307.684.7272
Johnson County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[3]

Johnson County, Wyoming Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
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1881*
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1881
1881
1885
* 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 8 December 1875 from Carbon County
  • County seat: Buffalo [4]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[5]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Uncategorized Places
  • Barnum
  • Mayoworth
  • Sussex
  • Sussex Unit


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Johnson 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 Johnson county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 637
1890 2,357 270.0%
1900 2,361 0.2%
1910 3,453 46.3%
1920 4,617 33.7%
1930 4,816 4.3%
1940 4,980 3.4%
1950 4,707 −5.5%
1960 5,475 16.3%
1970 5,587 2.0%
1980 6,700 19.9%
1990 6,145 −8.3%
2000 7,075 15.1%
2010 8,569 21.1%
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 Johnson 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.

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 Johnson 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

Wyjohnson.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

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

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

World War I

World War II

For further information see Wyoming Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Wyoming Newspapers Online

Wyoming Newspaper Catalogs

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

Obituaries

Other Records

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- Johnson - 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

Museums

Societies

County, Township and City Societies

Libraries

Cynthia Twing - ctwing@johnsoncountylibraries.org

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/11/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Johnson County, Wyoming
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Johnson County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 21 November 2016.