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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie County]]'' [[Image:Laramie County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|Laramie County Wyoming.png]]
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming Genealogy|Wyoming]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Laramie County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Laramie County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.laramiecounty.com/ Laramie County Courthouse]<br> 309 W 20th Street; <br>Cheyenne, WY 82001<br> Phone: 307.633.4268&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1868 <br>and land records; Clerk District Court has divorce, <br>probate and court records, see Nebraska&nbsp;for 1860 census<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Laramie County, Wyoming</ref>
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== History  ==
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
'''1867--''''''Laramie''' County was created 9 January 1867&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Cheyenne <ref name="Handybook">''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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The county seat is Cheyenne, the state capital. Laramie County was founded on 1867.
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<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/laramie/ accessed 11/11/2016</ref> The county was named for Jacques La Ramee, a French-Canadian fur-trader. It is located the southeast corner of the state.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laramie_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/11/2016</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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Laramie County Courthouse<br>309 W 20th Street<br>Cheyenne, WY 82001<br>Phone: 307.633.4268<br>[http://www.laramiecounty.com/ '''Laramie County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1868 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. Laramie County, Wyoming</ref>
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Laramie County, Wyoming Record Dates  ===
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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" | '''[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Laramie 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>1868*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1868</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1867</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1868</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Laramie County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Laramie County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Laramie 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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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Wyoming] - shows animated maps illustrating boundary changes for Wyoming Counties (1848-1965) and 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|Laramie}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 9 January 1867 as an original county
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*'''County seat:''' Cheyenne <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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===Populated Places===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Laramie County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laramie_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 21 November 2016.</ref>
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyenne,_Wyoming Cheyenne (county seat)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albin,_Wyoming Albin]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns,_Wyoming Burns]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Bluffs,_Wyoming Pine Bluffs]</div>
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| unincorp-col1=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granite,_Wyoming Granite]</div>
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| unincorp-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_Creek,_Wyoming Horse Creek]</div>
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| unincorp-col3=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meriden,_Wyoming Meriden]</div>
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| census-col1=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpenter,_Wyoming Carpenter]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Farm-College,_Wyoming Fox Farm-College]</div>
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| census-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsdale,_Wyoming Hillsdale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranchettes,_Wyoming Ranchettes]</div>
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| census-col3=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Greeley,_Wyoming South Greeley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_E._Warren_Air_Force_Base Francis E. Warren Air Force Base]</div>
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| uncategorized-col1=<div>
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* Altvan
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* Arcola
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* Athol
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* Durham
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* Egbert</div>
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* Farthing
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* Gleason
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* Islay
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* Lambert
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* Orchard Valley</div>
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* Otto
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* Speer
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* Tracy
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* Tremain</div>
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}}
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:{| {{Click|image:WY_ORP.png|Wyoming_Online_Genealogy_Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  January 9, 1867
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|county seat= Cheyenne
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|parent county= Original county<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy|Albany]]
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|county2= [[Banner County, Nebraska Genealogy|Banner (NE)]]
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|county3= [[Goshen County, Wyoming Genealogy|Goshen]]
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|county4= [[Kimball County, Nebraska Genealogy|Kimball (NE)]]
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|county5= [[Larimer County, Colorado Genealogy|Larimer (CO)]]
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|county6= [[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy|Platte]]
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|county7= [[Weld County, Colorado Genealogy|Weld (CO)]]</br><center>[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county8=
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|county9=
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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image: Laramie County Government Complex, Cheyanne, Wyoming.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Wy-laramie.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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}}
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Laramie}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Laramie}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Laramie}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Laramie}}
  
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Laramie%2C+Albin|subject|disp=Albin}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Laramie County, Wyoming''' online and in print</center>
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Laramie%2C+Cheyenne|subject|disp=Cheyenne}}
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_Creek,_Wyoming Horse Creek]
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Laramie%2C+Pine+Bluffs|subject|disp=Pine Bluffs}}
 
 
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| Altvan
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Durham
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
| Islay
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranchettes,_Wyoming Ranchettes]
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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=3129&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wylarami/ USGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wy/laramie/laramie.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/laramie.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| Arcola
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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>
| Egbert
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| Lambert
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* {{FHL|511941|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Greeley,_Wyoming South Greeley]
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Laramie+Wyoming&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| Athol
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| Farthing
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meriden,_Wyoming Meriden]  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3129 Findagrave.com]
| Speer
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Laramie%20#/ Billion Graves]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns,_Wyoming Burns]  
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| Gleason
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Laramie-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Laramie County Cemetery Records]
| Orchard Valley
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| Tracy
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Laramie%2C+Carpenter|subject|disp=Carpenter}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wyoming Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsdale,_Wyoming Hillsdale]
 
| Otto
 
| Tremain
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>  
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The following web site has additional information on Laramie 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|Laramie}}
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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/Laramie_County,_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org"]
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|1870 |2957
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|1880 |6409
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|1890 |16777
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|1900 |20181
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|1910 |26127
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|1920 |20699
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|1930 |26845
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|1940 |33657
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|1950 |47662
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|1960 |60149
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|1970 |56360
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|1980 |68649
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|1990 |73142
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|2000 |81607
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|2010 |91738
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}}
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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}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Laramie}}
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''LDS Ward and Branch Records''
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:*Cheyenne
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Laramie}}
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Laramie County has a District Court, County Circuit Court, and Municipal Court. District and County Circuit courts are in Cheyenne and municipal courts are in Burns, Cheyenne, and Pine Bluffs. The District Court handles civil matters over $7000 (Judgments, Divorces, Torts, Adoptions, etc.), Criminal Felonies, Juvenile Crimes and Neglect, Paternity and Child Support Enforcement Cases, Probate Matters such as Estates or Involuntary Commitments. The Circuit Court is a limited jurisdiction court. It hears all misdemeanor criminal cases and smaller civil cases. Judges are full time and they must be lawyers. Municipal Court administers the operation of the judicial branch of the City Government according to the ordinances adopted by the City Council.
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:*[http://www.courts.state.wy.us/District/Court?CourtType=C&Name=District%20Court%2C%201st%20Judicial%20District%2C%20Laramie%20County Laramie County District Court][http://classic.laramiecounty.com/_departments/_district_court/index.asp District Court Clerk]<br>
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::309 W. 20th Street Room 3205<br>Cheyenne WY 82003-0787<br>307-633-4270
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:*[http://classic.laramiecounty.com/_departments/_district_court/index.asp Laramie County Circuit Court]<br>309 W 20th Street Room 2300,<br>Cheyenne WY 82001<br>307-633-4298
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:*Burns Municipal Court<br>102 East 1st Street<br>Burns WY 82053<br>307-547-2206
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:*[https://www.cheyennecity.org/61/Municipal-Court Cheyenne Municipal Court]<br>309 W 20th St Room 2100 <br>Cheyenne WY 82001<br>307-633-4422
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:*[https://www.cityoflaramie.org/index.aspx?nid=95 Laramie Municipal Court]<br>406 Ivinson Ave.<br>Room 207<br>Laramie, WY 82070<br>207-721-5205
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:*Pine Bluffs Municipal Court<br>220 Main Street, PO Box 429<br>Pine Bluffs WY 82082<br>307-245-3746
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Laramie}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Laramie}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Laramie}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Laramie}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Laramie}}
  
*[[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
*[[Banner County, Nebraska|Banner County, Nebraska]]  
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''Online Land Records''
*[[Goshen County, Wyoming|Goshen]]
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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
*[[Kimball County, Nebraska|Kimball County, Nebraska]]  
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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>
*[[Larimer County, Colorado|Larimer County, Colorado]]
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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
*[[Platte County, Wyoming|Platte]]
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{{WY Land Intro|Laramie}}
*[[Weld County, Colorado|Weld County, Colorado]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{WY History Intro}}
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*''History of Laramie County, Wyoming.'' 1987. By Jean Bastian. Dallas, Tex: Curtis Media Corp;
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**{{FSbook|8618299}}
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*''Laramie County [Wyoming] History.'' 1989. By Jean Bastian, Sharon Field. Dallas, Texas : Curtis Media;
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**Vol. 1 {{FSbook|6993553}}<br>
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**Vol. 2 {{FSbook|6993914}}<br>
  
==== Census ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro|Laramie}}
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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:Wylaramie.jpg|300px|Wylaramie.jpg]]
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Laramie}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Laramie}}
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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|Laramie}}
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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
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Laramie}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Laramie}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Laramie}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Laramie}}
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Laramie}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Laramie}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Laramie}}
  
*Cheyenne
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==== Marriage ====
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, over 214 marriages 7 Feb 1868 to 23 Aug 1899  [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|Laramie}}
  
==== Court  ====
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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|Laramie}}
  
Laramie County has a&nbsp;District , a County Circuit Court, and Municipal courts. District and County Circuit courts are in Cheyenne and municipal courts are in Burns, Cheyenne, and Pine Bluffs.The Districtthree &nbsp;Court handles civil matters over $7000 (Judgments, Divorces, Torts, Adoptions, etc.) Criminal Felonies, Juvenile Crimes and Neglect, Paternity and Child Support Enforcement Cases, Probate Matters such as Estates or Involuntary Commitments. The Circuit Court is a limited jurisdiction court. It hears all misdemeanor criminal cases and smaller civil cases. Judges are full time and they must be lawyers. Municipal Court administers the operation of the judicial branch of the City Government according to the ordinances adopted by the City Council.
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Laramie}}
  
*Laramie County District Court<br>309 W. 20th Street Room 3205<br>Cheyenne WY 82003-0787<br>Telephone: 307-633-4270<br>Website: http://www.laramiecounty.com/_departments/_district_court/index.asp
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== Research Facilities ==
*Laramie County Circuit Court<br>309 W 20th Street Room 2300,<br>Cheyenne WY 82001<br>Telephone:307-633-4298 <br>Website: http://courts.state.wy.us/Viewpage.aspx?PageURL=Brochure_files/cccys.html
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Laramie}}
  
*Burns Municipal Court<br>102 East 1st Street<br>Burns WY 82053<br>Telephone: 307-547-2206
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=== Archives ===
*Cheyenne Municipal Court<br>309 W 20th St Room 2100 <br>Cheyenne WY 82001<br>Telephone: 307-633-4422
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{{WY Archives Intro|Laramie}}
*Pine Bluffs Municipal Court<br>220 Main Street, PO Box 429<br>Pine Bluffs WY 82082<br>Telephone; 307-245-3746
 
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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:*[[Cheyenne Wyoming Family History Center]]
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
  
==== Taxation  ====
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:*'''Cheyenne Wyoming Genealogical and Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 2539<br>Cheyenne, WY 82003-2539<br>Email:[mailto:cghswyoming@gmail.com cghswyoming@gmail.com]<br>"Local research volunteers will give 30 minutes of time to research information located in the Laramie County Library Genealogy Room. Additional time needed to research data outside of the Genealogy Room may be billed per an agreement with the research volunteer." Requests for research should have the word "research" in the subject line of emails or on the envelopes of written requests.
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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:*'''Union Pacific Historical Society'''<br>1111 East Lincolnway<br>PO Box 4006<br>Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001-4849<br>Telephone: 307–635-5197<br>[http://www.uphs.org/ Website]<br>The Society was founded in 1984 to preserve the rich and colorful history of the railroad from its beginning in 1862 to the present. It is not connected with the railroad, only with preserving history.
  
214 marriages from 7 Feb 1868 to 23 Aug 1899 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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:*'''[http://www.wyshs.org/about/chapters/johnson-county-chapter Laramie County Historical Society]'''<br>CHEYENNE WY 82003
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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:*'''Laramie Peekers Genealogical Society of Platte County, Wyoming'''<br>%CindyAnderson<br>1108 21st Street<br>Wheatland, WY 82201
  
*Cheyenne Wyoming Genealogical and Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 2539<br>Cheyenne, WY 82003-2539<br>Email: [mailto:cghswyoming@gmail.com cghswyoming@gmail.com]<br>"Local research volunteers will give 30 minutes of time to research information located in the Laramie County Library Genealogy Room. Additional time needed to research data outside of the Genealogy Room may be billed per an agreement with the research volunteer." Requests for research should have the word "research" in the subject line of emails or on the envelopes of written requests.
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'''Libraries'''
*[http://www.uphs.org/ Union Pacific Historical Society]<br>1111 East Lincolnway<br>Cheyenne, WY 82001-4849<br>Mailing Address:<br>PO Box 4006<br>Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003<br>Telephone: (307) 635-5197<br>The Society was founded in 1984 to preserve the rich and colorful history of the railroad from its beginning in 1862 to the present. It is not connected with the railroad, only wih preserving history.<br>
 
  
==== Family History Centers <br> ====
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:*'''[http://lclsonline.org Laramie County Library]'''<br>2200 Pioneer Ave<br>Cheyenne, WY 82001, USA<br>Phone: 307-634-3561<br>Fax 307.634.2082<br>Library Director Carey Hartmann - chartmann@lclsonline.org<br>307.773.7222
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Websites ==
*[[Cheyenne Wyoming Family History Center]]
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{{WY Websites Intro|Laramie}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/laramie-county/ Laramie County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Wyoming Laramie|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.
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Research Guides ==
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Laramie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{WY Research Guides Intro|Laramie}}
  
== References ==
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United StatesGotoarrow.png Wyoming Gotoarrow.png Laramie County

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


County Information

Description

The county seat is Cheyenne, the state capital. Laramie County was founded on 1867. [1] The county was named for Jacques La Ramee, a French-Canadian fur-trader. It is located the southeast corner of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Laramie County Courthouse
309 W 20th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307.633.4268
Laramie County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1868 and land records.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[3]

Laramie County, Wyoming Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
----*
1868*
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1868
1867
1868
* 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 9 January 1867 as an original county
  • County seat: Cheyenne [4]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[5]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Uncategorized Places
  • Altvan
  • Arcola
  • Athol
  • Durham
  • Egbert
  • Farthing
  • Gleason
  • Islay
  • Lambert
  • Orchard Valley
  • Otto
  • Speer
  • Tracy
  • Tremain



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County Facts
County seat: Cheyenne
Organized: January 9, 1867
Parent County(s): Original county[6]
Neighboring Counties
Albany  • Banner (NE)  • Goshen  • Kimball (NE)  • Larimer (CO)  • Platte  • Weld (CO)
See County Maps
Courthouse
Laramie County Government Complex, Cheyanne, Wyoming.jpg
Location Map
Wy-laramie.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Laramie 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 Laramie county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 2,957
1880 6,409 116.7%
1890 16,777 161.8%
1900 20,181 20.3%
1910 26,127 29.5%
1920 20,699 −20.8%
1930 26,845 29.7%
1940 33,657 25.4%
1950 47,662 41.6%
1960 60,149 26.2%
1970 56,360 −6.3%
1980 68,649 21.8%
1990 73,142 6.5%
2000 81,607 11.6%
2010 91,738 12.4%
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 Laramie 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

  • Cheyenne

Court Records

Laramie County has a District Court, County Circuit Court, and Municipal Court. District and County Circuit courts are in Cheyenne and municipal courts are in Burns, Cheyenne, and Pine Bluffs. The District Court handles civil matters over $7000 (Judgments, Divorces, Torts, Adoptions, etc.), Criminal Felonies, Juvenile Crimes and Neglect, Paternity and Child Support Enforcement Cases, Probate Matters such as Estates or Involuntary Commitments. The Circuit Court is a limited jurisdiction court. It hears all misdemeanor criminal cases and smaller civil cases. Judges are full time and they must be lawyers. Municipal Court administers the operation of the judicial branch of the City Government according to the ordinances adopted by the City Council.

309 W. 20th Street Room 3205
Cheyenne WY 82003-0787
307-633-4270
  • Laramie County Circuit Court
    309 W 20th Street Room 2300,
    Cheyenne WY 82001
    307-633-4298
  • Burns Municipal Court
    102 East 1st Street
    Burns WY 82053
    307-547-2206
  • Cheyenne Municipal Court
    309 W 20th St Room 2100
    Cheyenne WY 82001
    307-633-4422
  • Laramie Municipal Court
    406 Ivinson Ave.
    Room 207
    Laramie, WY 82070
    207-721-5205
  • Pine Bluffs Municipal Court
    220 Main Street, PO Box 429
    Pine Bluffs WY 82082
    307-245-3746

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 Laramie 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

Wylaramie.jpg

Migration

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- Laramie - 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

  • Cheyenne Wyoming Genealogical and Historical Society
    P.O. Box 2539
    Cheyenne, WY 82003-2539
    Email:cghswyoming@gmail.com
    "Local research volunteers will give 30 minutes of time to research information located in the Laramie County Library Genealogy Room. Additional time needed to research data outside of the Genealogy Room may be billed per an agreement with the research volunteer." Requests for research should have the word "research" in the subject line of emails or on the envelopes of written requests.
  • Union Pacific Historical Society
    1111 East Lincolnway
    PO Box 4006
    Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001-4849
    Telephone: 307–635-5197
    Website
    The Society was founded in 1984 to preserve the rich and colorful history of the railroad from its beginning in 1862 to the present. It is not connected with the railroad, only with preserving history.
  • Laramie Peekers Genealogical Society of Platte County, Wyoming
    %CindyAnderson
    1108 21st Street
    Wheatland, WY 82201

Libraries

  • Laramie County Library
    2200 Pioneer Ave
    Cheyenne, WY 82001, USA
    Phone: 307-634-3561
    Fax 307.634.2082
    Library Director Carey Hartmann - chartmann@lclsonline.org
    307.773.7222

Websites

Research Guides

References

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