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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Laramie_County,_Wyoming|Laramie County]]''
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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.
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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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|county1= [[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy|Albany]]
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|county2= [[Banner County, Nebraska Genealogy|Banner (NE)]]
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== County Information ==
  
[[Image:Laramie County Wyoming.png|thumb|right]]
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=== Description ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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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>
  
[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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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Laramie}}
  
== History  ==
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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>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Laramie County, Wyoming Record Dates  ===
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{{WY Records Intro}}
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|-
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''</center>
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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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'''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 class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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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>''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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</td></tr></table>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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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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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granite,_Wyoming Granite]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_Creek,_Wyoming Horse Creek]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meriden,_Wyoming Meriden]</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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*[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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*[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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* 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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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Laramie}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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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}}
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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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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top"|
| 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]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Laramie-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Laramie County Cemetery Records]
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns,_Wyoming Burns]  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wyoming Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| Gleason
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| Orchard Valley
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| Tracy
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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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{{Historical populations
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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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{{WY Census Intro|Laramie}}
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==== Territory and State Census Records ====
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*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1850 Utah Territory Census.
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*'''1860 - 1910''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3582 Wyoming Compiled Census] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — ($), index and images
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Wyoming was included in the 1860 Nebraska Territory Census
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Wyoming Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Wyoming Territory Census
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Wyoming starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available.  For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Wyoming Census]].
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsdale,_Wyoming Hillsdale]  
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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>
| Otto
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::309 W. 20th Street Room 3205<br>Cheyenne WY 82003-0787<br>307-633-4270<br><br>
| Tremain
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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<br><br>
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:*Burns Municipal Court<br>102 East 1st Street<br>Burns WY 82053<br>307-547-2206<br>
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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<br><br>
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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<br><br>
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:*Pine Bluffs Municipal Court<br>220 Main Street, PO Box 429<br>Pine Bluffs WY 82082<br>307-245-3746<br>
 
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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}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Laramie}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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{{WY Land Intro|Laramie}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Laramie}}
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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>
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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[[Image:Wylaramie.jpg|500px|right]]
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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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=== 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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==== 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>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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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]].
  
*[[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]]
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*[[Banner County, Nebraska|Banner County, Nebraska]]
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{{WY Naturalization Intro|Laramie}}
*[[Goshen County, Wyoming|Goshen]]
 
*[[Kimball County, Nebraska|Kimball County, Nebraska]]
 
*[[Larimer County, Colorado|Larimer County, Colorado]]
 
*[[Platte County, Wyoming|Platte]]
 
*[[Weld County, Colorado|Weld County, Colorado]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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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
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Laramie}}
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}  
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Laramie}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Laramie}}
  
*Cheyenne
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital 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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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth 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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==== Marriage ====
*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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*[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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*[http://www.laramiecountyclerk.com/marriage_licenses.aspx Laramie County, Wyoming Marriage Licenses] At the bottom of the page is a link to search their hand written database prior to 1985.
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It is free to look up the database
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{{WY Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Laramie}}
  
*Burns Municipal Court<br>102 East 1st Street<br>Burns WY 82053<br>Telephone: 307-547-2206
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==== Death ====
*Cheyenne Municipal Court<br>309 W 20th St Room 2100 <br>Cheyenne WY 82001<br>Telephone: 307-633-4422
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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)
*Pine Bluffs Municipal Court<br>220 Main Street, PO Box 429<br>Pine Bluffs WY 82082<br>Telephone; 307-245-3746
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{{WY Vital Records - Death Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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:*[[Cheyenne Wyoming Family History Center]]
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Laramie}}
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'''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<br>Email: [mailto:chartmann@lclsonline.org chartmann@lclsonline.org]<br>Phone: 307.773.7222<br>[http://lclsonline.org Website]<br><br>
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Laramie}}
  
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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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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.<br><br>
  
*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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'''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.<br><br>
*[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>
 
  
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'''Laramie County Historical Society'''<br>CHEYENNE WY 82003<br>
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[http://www.wyshs.org/about/chapters/johnson-county-chapter Website]<br><br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Laramie Peekers Genealogical Society of Platte County, Wyoming'''<br>%CindyAnderson<br>1108 21st Street<br>Wheatland, WY 82201<br><br>
*[[Cheyenne Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{WY Websites Intro|Laramie}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/laramie-county/ Laramie County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Laramie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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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.
  
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{{WY Research Guides Intro|Laramie}}
  
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Latest revision as of 23:31, 20 June 2017

United States
Wyoming
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.

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County Facts
County seat: Cheyenne
Organized: January 9, 1867
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
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



County Information

Description

The county seat is Cheyenne, the state capital. Laramie County was founded on 1867. [2] The county was named for Jacques La Ramee, a French-Canadian fur-trader. It is located the southeast corner of the state.[3]

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.[4]

Laramie County, Wyoming Record Dates

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
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1868*
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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 [5]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[6]

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

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"

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[7] and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (FHL film 2261365). The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Wyoming Territory.[8] See links listed below. State censuses were taken for Wyoming but they were mostly statistical censuses with very little individual information. See Wyoming Census for more information.

Territory and State Census Records

Federal Census Records

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

For tips on accessing 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

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- 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

It is free to look up the database


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

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

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 County Historical Society
CHEYENNE WY 82003
Website

Laramie Peekers Genealogical Society of Platte County, Wyoming
%CindyAnderson
1108 21st Street
Wheatland, WY 82201

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/laramie/ accessed 11/11/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laramie_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/11/2016
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Laramie County, Wyoming
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Laramie County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laramie_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 21 November 2016.
  7. On microfilm number: 2261365.
  8. ’'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.