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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Natrona County, Wyoming|Natrona County]]''
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}}Guide to '''Natrona 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=  March 9,  1888
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|county seat= Casper
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|parent county= [[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy|Carbon]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy|Albany]]
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|county3= [[Converse County, Wyoming Genealogy|Converse]]
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
  
[[Image:Natrona County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|Natrona County Wyoming.png]]
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Natrona County was founded in 1890.  It was named for the Natron deposits. The County Seat is Casper.  It is located in the north central area of the state. <ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natrona_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/11/2016</ref>
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Natrona}}
  
Natrona County&nbsp;Courthouse<br> 200 North Center Street Rm 157<br> Casper, WY 82601<br>Phone: 307.235.9200&nbsp;<br>  
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Natrona County Courthouse<br>200 North Center Street Rm 157<br>Casper, WY 82601<br>Phone: 307.235.9200<br>'''[http://www.natronacounty-wy.gov Natrona County Website]'''<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888, military discharge records, power of attorney, notary and commissions tax license - state and federal. 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. Natrona County, Wyoming</ref>
  
County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888, <br>military discharge records, power of attorney, notary <br>and&nbsp;commissions tax license-state and federal; <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. Natrona County, Wyoming</ref>
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=== Natrona 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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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Natrona County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Natrona County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Natrona County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Natrona County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Natrona County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Natrona County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Natrona 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>1890*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1890</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1880</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1891</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Natrona County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Natrona County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Natrona County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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== History  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Wyoming] - shows boundary changes for Wyoming Counties (1848-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WY_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Wyoming Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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{{WY Boundary Changes Intro|Natrona}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 9 March 1888 from [[Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy|Carbon]]
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*'''County seat:''' Casper <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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</td></tr></table>
  
'''1888&nbsp; '''Natrona County was created 9 March 1888&nbsp;from [[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon]] County.&nbsp; County seat: Casper. <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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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Natrona County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natrona_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 24 November 2016.</ref>
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{{WY Populated Places Intro|Natrona}}
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{{populated places
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* Allendale
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* Badwater
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* Bishop
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| cities-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper,_Wyoming Casper (county seat)]
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* Cow Hollow
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* Paradise Valley
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* Waltman
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| towns-col1=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar_Nunn,_Wyoming Bar Nunn]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucknum,_Wyoming  Bucknum]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgerton,_Wyoming Edgerton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evansville,_Wyoming Evansville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midwest,_Wyoming Midwest]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mills,_Wyoming Mills]
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* Petrie
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arminto,_Wyoming Arminto]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel_Hump,_Wyoming Camel Hump]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimson_Dawn,_Wyoming Crimson Dawn]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_Egg,_Wyoming Goose Egg]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiland,_Wyoming Hiland]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natrona,_Wyoming Natrona]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strouds,_Wyoming Strouds]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcova,_Wyoming Alcova]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope_Hills,_Wyoming Antelope Hills]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessemer_Bend,_Wyoming Bessemer Bend]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookhurst,_Wyoming Brookhurst]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper_Mountain,_Wyoming Casper Mountain]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartrandt,_Wyoming Hartrandt]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homa_Hills,_Wyoming Homa Hills]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meadow_Acres,_Wyoming Meadow Acres]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_View,_Natrona_County,_Wyoming Mountain View]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powder_River,_Wyoming Powder River]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Butte,_Wyoming Red Butte]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vista_West,_Wyoming Vista West]
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* Bessemer
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* Blue Hill
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* Eadsville
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* Freeland
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* Lavoye
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* Salt Creek
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Natrona}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Natrona}}
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Natrona}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Natrona}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Natrona}}
  
{| width="800" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
 
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Natrona%2C+Alcova|subject|disp=Alcova}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Natrona County, Wyoming''' online and in print</center>
| Blue Hill (hist.)
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Natrona%2C+Edgerton|subject|disp=Edgerton}}
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natrona,_Wyoming Natrona]
 
 
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| Allendale
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookhurst,_Wyoming Brookhurst]  
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Natrona%2C+Evansville|subject|disp=Evansville}}
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| Paradise Valley
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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=3131&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/natrona/cemeteries.html Genealogy Trails Cemeteries]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wy/natrona/natrona.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/natrona.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope_Hills,_Wyoming Antelope Hills]  
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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>
| Bucknum
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| Freeland (hist.)
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* {{FHL|371275|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| Petrie
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Natrona+Wyoming&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Natrona%2C+Arminto|subject|disp=Arminto}}
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| Camel Hump
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartrandt,_Wyoming Hartrandt]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3131 Findagrave.com]
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Natrona%2C+Powder+River|subject|disp=Powder River}}
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Natrona%20#/ Billion Graves]
| Badwater
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Natrona%2C+Casper|subject|disp=Casper}}
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Natrona-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Natrona County Cemetery Records]
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Natrona%2C+Hiland|subject|disp=Hiland}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Butte,_Wyoming Red Butte]
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar_Nunn,_Wyoming Bar Nunn]  
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper_Mountain,_Wyoming Casper Mountain]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homa_Hills,_Wyoming Homa Hills]
 
| Salt Creek (hist.)
 
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| Bessemer (hist.)
 
| Cow Hollow
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Natrona%2C+Midwest|subject|disp=Midwest}}
 
| Strouds
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessemer_Bend,_Wyoming Bessemer Bend]  
 
| Crimson Dawn
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Natrona%2C+Mills|subject|disp=Mills}}
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vista_West,_Wyoming Vista West]
 
 
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| Bishop
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wyoming Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| Eadsville (hist.)
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Natrona%2C+Mountain+View|subject|disp=Mountain View}}
 
| Waltman
 
 
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<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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The following web site has additional information on Natrona 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|Natrona}}
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natrona_County,_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |1094
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|1900 |1785
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|1910 |4766
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|1920 |14635
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|1930 |24272
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|1940 |23858
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|1950 |31437
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|1960 |49623
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|1970 |51264
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|1980 |71856
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|1990 |61226
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|2000 |66533
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|2010 |75450
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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|Natrona}}
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''LDS Ward and Branch Records''
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:*Casper Stake<br>3931 W 45th St,<br>Casper, Wyoming 82604<br>307-265-1834
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Natrona}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Natrona}}
  
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Natrona}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Natrona}}
  
*[[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]]
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
*[[Carbon County, Wyoming|Carbon<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229542105046_463" />]]
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Natrona}}
*[[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]]
 
*[[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]]
 
*[[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]]
 
*[[Washakie County, Wyoming|Washakie]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Natrona}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Natrona}}
  
'''Casper and Casper Mountain'''<br>  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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{{WY Land Intro|Natrona}}
  
*'''Casper Mountain'''... aka Laymon Cemetery, Echo Canyon Cemetery, Elkhorn Canyon Cemetery SE1/4 SEC4 T32N R79W. ASHES ONLY. '''CR III 1961-1989'''
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=== Local Histories ===
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.73127,+-106.28670 '''Crimson Dawn''']... SEC23 T32N R79W. '''CR I 1889-1950'''
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{{WY Histories Intro|Natrona}}
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.72930,+-106.36090 '''Eadsville''']... SEC19 T32N R79W. '''CR I 1889-1950'''
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.75114,+-106.32347 '''Fougstedt''']... SEC8 T23N R79W. '''CR I 1889-1950'''
 
*'''[http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=42.843106,-106.301479&spn=0.010966,0.016673&t=h&z=16 Highland]''' (1889 to present)... Owned by the City of Casper. Phone 1-307-235-8317. '''CR I 1889-1950, CR II 1951-1985'''
 
*'''[http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=42.882521,-106.438272&spn=0.00548,0.008336&t=h&z=17 Memorial Gardens]''' (1954 to present)... Privately owned. Phone 1-307-472-6345. '''CR&nbsp;III 1954-1989'''
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.83625,+-106.36963 '''Old Pioneer''']... Unknown number of unmarked graves. Eleven cenotaphs and one illegible marker on Fort Caspar grounds.
 
*'''[http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=42.872457,-106.258585&spn=0.010961,0.016673&t=h&z=16 Oregon Trail]''' (1984 to present)... Veterans cemetery. '''CR&nbsp;III 1984-1989'''
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.82590,+-106.43993 '''Red Buttes''']... SW1/4 NW1/4 SEC16 T33N R80W. ON PRIVATE LAND. Memorial to the soldiers who died here in 1865. NO GRAVES. '''CR I 1889-1950'''
 
  
'''Surrounding County'''<br>
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{{WY History Intro}}
  
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.48329,+-106.99486 '''Annis Ranch''']... SEC14 T29N R85W. ON PRIVATE LAND.
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*''History of Natrona County, Wyoming, 1888-1922.'' 2015. By Alfred James Mokler. Salt Lake City, Utah: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah; Online at: {{FSbook|5616023}}; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofnatrona00mokl Archive.org]<br>
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=43.17814,+-107.25347 '''Arminto''']... SE1/4 NW1/4 SEC14 T37N R87W. '''CR I 1889-1950'''
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*''The 33-mile Road of Natrona County, Wyoming: My Story.'' 2006. By Donna Vee Gowen. Casper, Wyoming: D.G. Johnston; Online at: {{FSbook|58527}}<br>
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.55273,+-107.01965 '''Bothwell''']... SE1/4 SEC21 T30N R85W. ON PRIVATE LAND. No visible graves. '''CR I 1889-1950 '''
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*''Devil's Gate : owning the land, owning the story.'' By Tom Rea. 2006. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press; Online at: [https://books.google.com/books?id=3gcOSmj86g0C&printsec=frontcover&dq=Devil%27s+Gate+:+owning+the+land,+owning+the+story&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiW-uqI8-rPAhXhIMAKHe5oDbQQ6AEIHjAA#v=onepage&q=Devil's%20Gate%20%3A%20owning%20the%20land%2C%20owning%20the%20story&f=false Google Books]<br>
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=43.41880,+-106.26092 '''Edgerton''']... SEC19 T40N R78W. '''CR I 1889-1950'''
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*''Independence Rock : the great record of the desert.'' 1981. By Robert Spurrier Ellison. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah; Online at: {{FSbook|1778862}}<br>
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.65064,+-106.39713 '''Freeland''']'''''...'''''S1/2 SW1/4 SEC14 T31N R80W.'''CR I 1889-1950'''
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=43.11764,+-107.34487 '''Hiland''']... aka Wolton Cemetery SE1/4 SEC2 T36N R88W. '''CR I 1889-1950'''
 
*'''[http://lds.org/placestovisit/eng/historical-sites/mormon-handcart-historic-site Martins Cove]'''... No visible graves.
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=43.41763,+-106.34070 '''Midwest''']... SEC21 T40N R79W. '''CR I 1889-1950'''
 
*'''Natrona County Isolated Gravesites'''... Many of these graves lie near the historic trails that passed through Natrona County in the mid-1800s. '''CR&nbsp;I 1889-1950'''
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.56503,+-106.72133 '''New Alcova''']... SEC13 T30N R83W. '''CR I 1889-1950'''
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=43.07039,+-107.45125 '''O'Donnell''']... NW1/4 NE1/4 SEC25 T36N R89W. ON&nbsp;PRIVATE&nbsp;LAND. '''CR&nbsp;III'''
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.57167,+-106.70743 '''Old Alcova''']... NE1/4 NW1/4 SEC18 T30N R82W. '''CR I 1889-1950 '''
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.47980,+-106.84229 '''Pathfinder''']... SE1/4 SEC13 T29N R84W. One mile northeast of Pathfinder Dam. '''CR I 1889-1950 '''
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?q=43.07094,+-107.19736 '''Waltman''']... SEC20 T36N R86W. '''CR I 1889-1950'''
 
  
<br> The Natrona County Genealogical Society has published records for these cemeteries and gravesites as noted above in ''Natrona County, Wyoming Cemetery Records, Vols. I through IV ''(CR I, CR&nbsp;II, CR III CR&nbsp;IV).&nbsp;&nbsp; These publications are available at the [http://www.natronacountylibrary.org/ Natrona County Public Library]&nbsp;and the LDS Family&nbsp;history center in Casper.&nbsp; Many of these cemeteries also have extensive listings and photographs on [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3131 Find A Grave].<br>
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro|Natrona}}
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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:Wynatrona.jpg|300px|Wynatrona.jpg]]
  
==== Census ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Natrona}}
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}
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Early migration routes to and from Natrona County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River '''Platte River''']
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_River '''Sweetwater River''']
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:*[[Oregon Trail|'''Oregon Trail''']] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[California Trail|'''California Trail''']] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Mormon Trail|'''Mormon Trail''']] 1847 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Natrona}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Wyoming. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Wyoming Military Records|Wyoming Military Records]].<br>
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''Civil War''<br>
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No known military units were raised specifically from Wyoming as it did not become a state until 1890. However men from the territories that became Wyoming fought in other units during the Civil War.<br>
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*'''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]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WY Naturalization Intro|Natrona}}
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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|Natrona}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Natrona}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Natrona}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Natrona}}
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Natrona}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Natrona}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Natrona}}
  
*'''Casper Stake''' 3931 W 45th St, Casper, Wyoming 82604. Phone 1-307-265-1834.<br>
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Natrona}}
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, Over 390 marriages from 29 May 1890 to 15 Sep 1908 [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|Natrona}}
  
==== Land  ====
 
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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|Natrona}}
  
*[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofnatrona00mokl '''History of Natrona County, Wyoming, 1888-1922''']<br>
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Natrona}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Natrona}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Natrona}}
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River '''Platte River''']
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:*[[Casper Wyoming Family History Center]]
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetwater_River '''Sweetwater River''']
 
:*[[Oregon Trail|'''Oregon Trail''']] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[California Trail|'''California Trail''']] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail|'''Mormon Trail''']] 1847 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Natrona}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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:*[http://www.natronacountylibrary.org/ Natrona County Public Library] 307 E 2nd St, Casper, Wyoming 82601, 307-237-4935
  
*[http://www.casperjournal.com/ '''Casper Journal''']
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=== Museums ===
*[http://trib.com/ '''Casper Star-Tribune''']
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{{WY Museums Intro|Natrona}}
*[http://www.wyonewspapers.org/ '''Wyoming Newspaper Project'''] Digitized and searchable newspapers published in Wyoming between 1849 and 1922.
 
  
==== Probate  ====
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:*[http://www.caspercollege.edu/whc/index.html The Casper College Western History Center] Located in the Goodstein Library on the Casper College campus.<br>
  
==== Taxation  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Natrona}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
  
*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm '''Western States Marriage Index''']&nbsp; 390 marriages from 29 May 1890 to 15 Sep 1908.
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:*'''[http://www.wyshs.org/about/chapters/natrona-county-chapter Natrona County Chapter | Wyoming State Historical Society]'''<br>P.O. Box 226 <br>Casper, WY 82602-0226<br>President: Kem Nicolaysen<br>Email: nicojo@colecreeksheep.com
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708702 '''Wyoming Marriages, 1877-1920''']<br>
 
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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:*'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wynatron/NCGS.htm Natrona County Genealogical Society]'''<br>P.O. Box 50665<br>Casper, Wyoming 82606
  
*'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wynatron/NCGS.htm Natrona County Genealogical Society] '''P.O. Box 50665, Casper, Wyoming 82606.
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'''Libraries'''
*'''[http://www.natronacountylibrary.org/ Natrona County Public Library] '''307 E 2nd St, Casper, Wyoming 82601. Phone 1-307-237-4935.
 
*'''[http://www.caspercollege.edu/whc/index.html The Casper College Western History Center]''' Located in the Goodstein Library on the Casper College campus.
 
  
==== Family History Centers <br> ====
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:*'''[http://www.natronacountylibrary.org Natrona County Library]'''<br>307 E 2nd St<br>Casper, WY 82601, USA<br>Phone: 307-237-4935
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*'''[http://www.natronacountylibrary.org Library of Natrona County]'''<br>935 Cottonwood St<br>Edgerton, WY 82635, USA<br>Phone: 307-437-6617
*[[Casper Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{WY Websites Intro|Natrona}}
  
*[http://www.natrona.net/?load=Clerk/ClerkHome County Webpage]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/natrona-county/ Natrona County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.natrona.net/?load=Clerk/ClerkHome County Clerk]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wynatron/ GenWeb]  
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*[http://www.natronacounty-wy.gov Natrona County Website]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wynatron/lookups.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]  
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*[http://www.natrona.net/index.aspx?nid=18 Natrona County Clerk]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natrona_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wynatron/ GenWeb]
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Natrona|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wynatron/lookups.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natrona_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]
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*{{FHL|Wyoming Natrona|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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Latest revision as of 12:50, 11 April 2017

United States
Wyoming
Natrona County
Guide to Natrona 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: Casper
Organized: March 9, 1888
Parent County(s): Carbon[1]
Neighboring Counties
Albany  • Carbon  • Converse  • Fremont  • Johnson  • Washakie
See County Maps
Courthouse
Natrona County Courthouse.JPG
Location Map
Wy-natrona.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

Natrona County was founded in 1890. It was named for the Natron deposits. The County Seat is Casper. It is located in the north central area of the state. [2]

County Courthouse

Natrona County Courthouse
200 North Center Street Rm 157
Casper, WY 82601
Phone: 307.235.9200
Natrona County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888, military discharge records, power of attorney, notary and commissions tax license - state and federal. Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records. [3]

Natrona County, Wyoming Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
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1890*
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1890
1880
1891
* 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 March 1888 from Carbon
  • County seat: Casper [4]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[5]

Cities
  • Allendale
  • Badwater
  • Bishop
  • Paradise Valley
  • Waltman
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns
  • Bessemer
  • Blue Hill
  • Eadsville
  • Freeland
  • Lavoye
  • Salt Creek

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Natrona 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 Natrona county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 1,094
1900 1,785 63.2%
1910 4,766 167.0%
1920 14,635 207.1%
1930 24,272 65.8%
1940 23,858 −1.7%
1950 31,437 31.8%
1960 49,623 57.8%
1970 51,264 3.3%
1980 71,856 40.2%
1990 61,226 −14.8%
2000 66,533 8.7%
2010 75,450 13.4%
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 Natrona 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

  • Casper Stake
    3931 W 45th St,
    Casper, Wyoming 82604
    307-265-1834

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Online Land Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Wyoming Land and Property for additional information about early Wyoming land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Natrona 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.

  • History of Natrona County, Wyoming, 1888-1922. 2015. By Alfred James Mokler. Salt Lake City, Utah: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah; Online at: FamilySearch Books Online; Archive.org
  • The 33-mile Road of Natrona County, Wyoming: My Story. 2006. By Donna Vee Gowen. Casper, Wyoming: D.G. Johnston; Online at: FamilySearch Books Online
  • Devil's Gate : owning the land, owning the story. By Tom Rea. 2006. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press; Online at: Google Books
  • Independence Rock : the great record of the desert. 1981. By Robert Spurrier Ellison. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah; Online at: FamilySearch Books Online

Maps and Gazetteers

Wynatrona.jpg

Migration

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

Military Records

Online Collections

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

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

World War I

World War II

For further information see Wyoming Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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- Natrona - Probate records.

School Records

Tax Records

Wyoming tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records.

See also How to order Wyoming Vital Records, order electronically online $ or download an application for Wyoming Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail. For records more than 50 years old visit Wyoming State Archives

Birth

Marriage


Death

  • Wyoming Death Index at Wyoming State Archives — index (currently contains only A-E, it is a work in progress)


Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

County, Township and City Societies

Libraries

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natrona_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/11/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Natrona County, Wyoming
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Natrona County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natrona_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 24 November 2016.
  6. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  7. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  8. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).