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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Niobrara County, Wyoming|Niobrara County]]''
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[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming Genealogy|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Niobrara_County,_Wyoming|Niobrara County]]  
  
[[Image:Niobrara County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|Niobrara County Wyoming.png]]
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Guide to '''Niobrara County, Wyoming ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Click|Image:WY_ORP.png|Wyoming Online Genealogy Records}}
  
[http://www.natrona.net/ Niobrara County Courthouse]<br> 424 S Elm; PO Box 420<br> Lusk, WY 82225<br> Phone: 307.334.2211&nbsp;<br><br>Coun<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1348086804546_97" />ty Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888; <br>Clerk District Court has&nbsp;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. Biobrara County, Wyoming</ref>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Niobrara County
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| county_map = Wy-niobrara.png
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| state = Wyoming
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| state_map = Wyoming.png
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| latd =
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| longd =
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| founded year = 1911
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| founded date = February 14
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| seat = [[Lusk, Wyoming|Lusk]]
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| building image =
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| building address = Niobrara County Courthouse<br>424 S Elm<br>PO Box 420<br>Lusk, WY 82225<br>Phone: 307.334.2211<br>[http://www.natrona.net/ '''Niobrara County Website'''] }}
  
== History  ==
 
  
==== Parent County  ====
 
  
'''1911--''''''Niobrara''' County was organized 14 February 1911&nbsp;from [[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse ]]County.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Lusk <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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=== Historical Facts  ===
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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|-
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Niobrara County, Wyoming#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Niobrara County, Wyoming#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Niobrara County, Wyoming#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Niobrara County, Wyoming#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Niobrara County, Wyoming#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Niobrara County, Wyoming#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>----*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1889*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>----*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1883</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1911</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Niobrara County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Niobrara County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Niobrara County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' organized 14 February 1911 from [[Converse County, Wyoming Genealogy|Converse ]]  
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*'''County seat:''' Lusk <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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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Converse County, Wyoming Genealogy|Converse]] | [[Custer County, South Dakota Genealogy|Custer County, South Dakota]] | [[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy|Fall River County, South Dakota]] | [[Goshen County, Wyoming Genealogy|Goshen]] | [[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy|Platte]] | [[Sioux County, Nebraska Genealogy|Sioux County, Nebraska]] | [[Weston County, Wyoming Genealogy|Weston]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Resources ===
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==== Biography  ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
{| width="800" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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{| width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the County'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=53&GScnty=3132&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|470447|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3132 Findagrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=niobrara+wyoming+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Niobrara# Billion Graves]
 
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| Hat Creek (hist.)
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/wyoming.html USGenWeb]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_Creek,_Wyoming Lance Creek]  
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| Redbird
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| West Lance Creek
 
 
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| Keeline
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wy/wyfiles.htm GenWeb Archives]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lusk,_Wyoming Lusk]  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Tassell,_Wyoming Van Tassell]
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| Whitman
 
 
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| Kirtley
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manville,_Wyoming Manville]
 
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Census ====
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
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====  Church Records ====
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{{WY Church Intro}}
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==== Court Records  ====
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888.<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. Biobrara County, Wyoming</ref>
  
*[[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]]
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==== Directories  ====
*[[Custer County, South Dakota|Custer County, South Dakota]]
 
*[[Fall River County, South Dakota|Fall River County, South Dakota]]
 
*[[Goshen County, Wyoming|Goshen]]
 
*[[Platte County, Wyoming|Platte]]
 
*[[Sioux County, Nebraska|Sioux County, Nebraska]]
 
*[[Weston County, Wyoming|Weston&nbsp;]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
  
==== Census ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== History  ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{WY History Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{WY Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Wyniobrara.jpg|300px|Wyniobrara.jpg]]
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
''Lusk Free Lance'' - no longer operating -- Wyoming State Archives: [http://pluto.state.wy.us:8080/awweb/main.jsp?smd=2&nid=4447/54737/62284/98297&hnt=browse8]
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{{WY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
''Lusk Standard'' - no longer operating -- Wyoming State Archives: [http://pluto.state.wy.us:8080/awweb/main.jsp?smd=2&nid=4447/54737/62284/76669&hnt=browse8]  
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:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
  
''Lusk Harold'' -- copies of older years at Wyoming State Archives: [http://pluto.state.wy.us:8080/awweb/main.jsp?smd=2&nid=4447/54737/62284/62285&hnt=browse8]
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{WY Probate Intro|Albany}}
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{WY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
105 marriages from Feb 1913 to Jun 1916 and from Oct 1927 to Nov 1928 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index (website). When searching marriages at the courthouse please note that the earliest marriages (1913-1927) are in volume 20, pp. 185-640, with subsequent years being in volume 19 (1927-).
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{{WY Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage =====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 105 marriages Feb 1913 to Jun 1916 and Oct 1927 to Nov 1928<br>
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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When searching marriages at the courthouse please note that the earliest marriages (1913-1927) are in volume 20, pp. 185-640, with subsequent years being in volume 19 (1927-).
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Death  =====
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Websites ====
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/niobrara-county/ Niobrara County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyniobra/ GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyniobra/ GenWeb]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyniobra/lookups.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]
 
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niobrara_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niobrara_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]  
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Niobrara|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Niobrara|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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=== Places  ===
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{| width="800" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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| Hat Creek (hist.)
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_Creek,_Wyoming Lance Creek]
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| Redbird
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| West Lance Creek
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| Keeline
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lusk,_Wyoming Lusk]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Tassell,_Wyoming Van Tassell]
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| Whitman
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| Kirtley
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manville,_Wyoming Manville]
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== References  ==
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[[Category:Wyoming Counties]]
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[[Category:Niobrara County, Wyoming]]

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


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Niobrara County, Wyoming
Map
Map of Wyoming highlighting Niobrara County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 14, 1911
County Seat Lusk
Courthouse
Address Niobrara County Courthouse
424 S Elm
PO Box 420
Lusk, WY 82225
Phone: 307.334.2211
Niobrara County Website




Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
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1889*
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1883
1913
1911
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

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.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the County
Findagrave Family History Library Findagrave
Interment WorldCat Billion Graves
USGenWeb
GenWeb Archives


Census

For tips on accessing Niobrara County, Wyoming Genealogy census records online, see: Wyoming Census.

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Wyoming denominations, view the Wyoming Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[2]

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Niobrara 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.

Land and Property

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.

Maps

Wyniobrara.jpg

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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- Albany - Probate records.

Repositories

Courthouse
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. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

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

When searching marriages at the courthouse please note that the earliest marriages (1913-1927) are in volume 20, pp. 185-640, with subsequent years being in volume 19 (1927-).

Death

Websites

Places

Hat Creek (hist.) Lance Creek Redbird West Lance Creek
Keeline Lusk Van Tassell Whitman
Kirtley Manville

References

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