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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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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming Genealogy|Wyoming]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''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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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
[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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=== Description ===
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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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>
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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 name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Laramie County, Wyoming</ref>
  
'''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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=== Laramie County, Wyoming Record Dates  ===
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|-
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| width="91%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1868*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1868</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1867</center>
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| width="13%" 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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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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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For animated maps illustrating Wyoming County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ "Rotating Formation Wyoming County Boundary Maps"] (1848-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{WY Populated Places Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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* {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Laramie%2C+Albin|subject|disp=Albin}}
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* Altvan
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* Arcola
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* Athol
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns,_Wyoming Burns]
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* {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Laramie%2C+Carpenter|subject|disp=Carpenter}}
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* {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Laramie%2C+Cheyenne|subject|disp=Cheyenne}}
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* Durham
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* Egbert
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* Farthing
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* Gleason
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsdale,_Wyoming Hillsdale]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_Creek,_Wyoming Horse Creek]
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* Islay
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* Lambert
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meriden,_Wyoming Meriden]
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* Orchard Valley
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* Otto
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* {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Laramie%2C+Pine+Bluffs|subject|disp=Pine Bluffs}}
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranchettes,_Wyoming Ranchettes]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Greeley,_Wyoming South Greeley]
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* Speer
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* Tracy
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* Tremain
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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 name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy|Albany]]
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|county2= [[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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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WY Historical Timeline Intro|Laramie}}
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro}}
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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}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Laramie}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
 
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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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| Islay
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* [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=53&GScnty=3129&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranchettes,_Wyoming Ranchettes]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/wyoming.html USGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/wy/wyfiles.htm GenWeb Archives]
 
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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=cemeteries+wyoming+laramie+county&qt=results_page 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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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3129 Findagrave]
| 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# Billion Graves]
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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
 
| Orchard Valley
 
| Tracy
 
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Laramie%2C+Carpenter|subject|disp=Carpenter}}
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsdale,_Wyoming Hillsdale]
 
| Otto
 
| Tremain
 
 
|}
 
|}
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WY Census Intro|Laramie}}
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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.laramiecounty.com/_departments/_district_court/index.asp Laramie County District Court]<br>309 W. 20th Street Room 3205<br>Cheyenne WY 82003-0787<br>307-633-4270
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:*[http://courts.state.wy.us/Viewpage.aspx?PageURL=Brochure_files/cccys.html 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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:*Cheyenne Municipal Court<br>309 W 20th St Room 2100 <br>Cheyenne WY 82001<br>307-633-4422
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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}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro}}
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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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{{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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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro}}
  
<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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[[Image:Wylaramie.jpg|300px|Wylaramie.jpg]]
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro}}
  
*[[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]]
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=== Military Records ===
*[[Banner County, Nebraska|Banner County, Nebraska]]
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{{WY Military Intro}}
*[[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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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WY Naturalization Intro}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WY Newspapers Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Census  ====
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{{WY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}
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:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Laramie}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro}}
  
*Cheyenne
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate 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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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro}}
  
*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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=== Tax Records ===
*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 Tax Intro|Laramie}}
  
*Burns Municipal Court<br>102 East 1st Street<br>Burns WY 82053<br>Telephone: 307-547-2206
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=== Vital Records ===
*Cheyenne Municipal Court<br>309 W 20th St Room 2100 <br>Cheyenne WY 82001<br>Telephone: 307-633-4422
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{{WY Vital 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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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 214 marriages 7 Feb 1868 to 23 Aug 1899
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Death Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Laramie}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
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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:*[[Cheyenne Wyoming Family History Center]]
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Laramie}}
  
*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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=== Museums ===
*[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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{{WY Museums Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers <br>  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Laramie}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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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><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 Family History Center]]
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:*[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>307–635-5197<br><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>
  
== 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.
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WY Research Guides Intro}}
  
<references />  
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== References ==
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<references />
  
{{Wyoming|Wyoming}} {{Wyoming-stub}}
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}
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[[Category:Wyoming_Counties]]
  
[[Category:Laramie_County,_Wyoming]]
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[[Category:Laramie County, Wyoming]][[Category:Wyoming_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 14:29, 14 September 2016

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

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.[1]

Laramie County, Wyoming Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County 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 [2]

For animated maps illustrating Wyoming County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wyoming County Boundary Maps" (1848-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places


{{{link}}}
County Facts
Organized: January 9, 1867
County seat: Cheyenne
Parent County(s): Original county[2]
Variant Spellings:
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

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Laramie County, Wyoming online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in
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List of Cemeteries in the County
See Wyoming Cemeteries for more information

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Census Records

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.

  • Laramie County District Court
    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
  • 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

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

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Migration

Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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.

Birth

Marriage

Death

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

  • 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
    Cheyenne, WY 82001-4849
    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 4006
    Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003
    307–635-5197

    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.

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Laramie County, Wyoming
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