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}}Guide to '''Niobrara 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=  February 14,  1911
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|county seat= Lusk
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|parent county= [[Converse County, Wyoming Genealogy|Converse ]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Converse County, Wyoming Genealogy|Converse]]
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|county2= [[Custer County, South Dakota Genealogy|Custer (SD)]]
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|county3= [[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy|Fall River (SD)]]
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|county4= [[Goshen County, Wyoming Genealogy|Goshen]]
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|county5= [[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy|Platte]]
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|county6= [[Sioux County, Nebraska Genealogy|Sioux (NE)]]
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|county7= [[Weston County, Wyoming Genealogy|Weston]]</br><center>[[Niobrara County, Wyoming Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Niobrara County was founded in 1911. The County Seat is Lusk.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/niobrara/ accessed 11/14/2016</ref>It is located in the far central eastern area of the state. The county was named for the Niobrara River.
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<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niobrara_County%2C_Wyoming accessed 11/14/2016</ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Niobrara}}
  
[[Image:Niobrara County Wyoming.png|thumb|right]]
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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''']<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888.  Clerk of the District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Biobrara County, Wyoming</ref>
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Niobrara County, Wyoming Record Dates ===
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{{WY Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Niobrara County, Wyoming. Page 766. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 768; Wyoming Department of Health, “Vital Statistics Services,” https://health.wyo.gov/admin/vitalstatistics/ accessed 28 June 2017.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Niobrara County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Niobrara County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Niobrara County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Niobrara County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Niobrara County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Niobrara County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Niobrara County, Wyoming Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1888
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1911
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1888
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1913
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1909. Limited compliance until 1922.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 837; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.</ref></center>
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[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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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== History  ==
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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|Niobrara}}
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*'''Parent County:''' organized 14 February 1911 from [[Converse County, Wyoming Genealogy|Converse ]]
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*'''County seat:''' Lusk <ref>''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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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Niobrara County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niobrara_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 28 November 2016.</ref>
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{{WY Populated Places Intro|Niobrara}}
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{{populated places
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* Hat Creek (hist.)
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* Kirtley
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lusk,_Wyoming Lusk(county seat)]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manville,_Wyoming Manville]
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* Redbird
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Tassell,_Wyoming Van Tassell]
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* West Lance Creek   
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* Whitman
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keeline,_Wyoming Keeline]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverview,_Wyoming Riverview]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_Creek,_Wyoming Lance Creek]
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'''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 class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>  
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/jireh.html Jireh]</div>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Niobrara}}
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Niobrara}}
  
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Niobrara}}
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| Hat Creek (hist.)
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Niobrara County, Wyoming''' online and in print</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_Creek,_Wyoming Lance Creek]
 
| Redbird
 
| West Lance Creek
 
 
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| Keeline
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| [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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* [http://findagrave.com/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.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyniobra/cemeteries.htm USGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wy/niobrara/niobrara.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/niobrara.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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>
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* {{FHL|470447|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Niobrara+Wyoming&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3132 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Niobrara%20#/ Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Niobrara-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Niobrara County Cemetery Records]
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
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| Kirtley
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wyoming Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manville,_Wyoming Manville]
 
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The following web site has additional information on Niobrara 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|Niobrara}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niobrara_County,_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org"]
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|1920 |6321
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|1930 |4723
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|1940 |5988
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|1950 |4701
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|1960 |3750
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|1970 |2924
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|1980 |2924
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|1990 |2499
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|2000 |2407
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|2010 |2484
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==== Territory and State Census Records ====
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*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1850 Utah Territory Census.
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*'''1860 - 1910''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3582 Wyoming Compiled Census] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — ($), index and images
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Wyoming was included in the 1860 Nebraska Territory Census
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Wyoming Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Wyoming Territory Census
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Wyoming starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available.  For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Wyoming Census]].
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Niobrara}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Niobrara}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Niobrara}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Niobrara}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Niobrara}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Niobrara}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Niobrara}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Niobrara}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WY Land Intro|Niobrara}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Niobrara}}
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*''Pioneering on the Cheyenne River.'' 2014. By Sylvie Marchant. Salt Lake City, Utah: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah;
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**{{FSbook|4567986}}<br>
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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[[Image:Wyniobrara.jpg|500px|right]]
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{{WY Maps Intro|Niobrara}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Wyoming] - shows boundary changes for Wyoming Counties
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Wyoming/ Historical Maps and Atlases of wyoming] - maps and atlases of Wyoming
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Niobrara}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Niobrara}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Wyoming. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Wyoming Military Records|Wyoming Military Records]].<br>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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''Civil War''<br>
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No known military units were raised specifically from Wyoming as it did not become a state until 1890. However men from the territories that became Wyoming fought in other units during the Civil War.<br>
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*'''1861 - 1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].— index
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*'''1883''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wy/pens1883.txt List of Civil War Pensioners, Wyoming, 1883] - Index only<br>
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*'''1890''' {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].— index
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''World War I''<br>
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*'''1917 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1968530|U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
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''World War II''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/wyoming.html WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties for Wyoming] - Index only<br>
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For further information see [[Wyoming Military Records]].
  
*[[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]]
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*[[Custer County, South Dakota|Custer County, South Dakota]]
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{{WY Naturalization Intro|Niobrara}}
*[[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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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WY Newspapers Intro|Niobrara}}
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'' Wyoming Newspapers Online''
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*[http://newspapers.wyo.gov/ Wyoming Newspapers].
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/wyoming GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Wyoming newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/wyoming/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Wyoming newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Wyoming newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Wyoming Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Niobrara}}
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}  
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Niobrara}}
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, over 105 marriages Feb 1913 to Jun 1916 and Oct 1927 to Nov 1928 [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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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-).
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Death Intro|Niobrara}}
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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)
  
''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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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Niobrara}}
  
''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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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Niobrara}}
  
''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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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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'''Niobrara County Library'''<br>425 S Main St<br>P O Box 510<br>Lusk, WY 82225, USA<br>Phone: 307-334-3490<br>Director: Debbie Sturman<br>Email: [mailto:info@niobraracountylibrary.org info@niobraracountylibrary.org]<br>[http://www.niobraracountylibrary.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Societies ==
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Niobrara County Historical Society'''<br>P. O. Box 247<br> Wheatland, WY 82201 <br>Phone: 307-322-4237<br> e-mail: [mailto:linda@wyshs.org linda@wyshs.org]<br>[http://www.wyshs.org/about/chapters/niobrara-county-chapter Website]<br><br>
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyniobra/ GenWeb]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/niobrara-county/ Niobrara County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy on Genealogy. Inc.]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyniobra/lookups.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niobrara_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Niobrara|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyniobra/ GenWeb]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niobrara_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Niobrara|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
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Latest revision as of 18:06, 12 July 2017

United States
Wyoming
Niobrara County
Guide to Niobrara 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: Lusk
Organized: February 14, 1911
Parent County(s): Converse [1]
Neighboring Counties
Converse  • Custer (SD)  • Fall River (SD)  • Goshen  • Platte  • Sioux (NE)  • Weston
See County Maps
Courthouse
WyomingNiobraraCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Wy-niobrara.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption



County Information

Description

Niobrara County was founded in 1911. The County Seat is Lusk.[2]It is located in the far central eastern area of the state. The county was named for the Niobrara River. [3]

County Courthouse

Niobrara County Courthouse
424 S Elm
PO Box 420
Lusk, WY 82225
Phone: 307.334.2211
Niobrara County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888. Clerk of the District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[4]

Niobrara County, Wyoming Record Dates

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1909 1888 1909 1911 1888 1913 1850
*State birth and death records began in 1909. Limited compliance until 1922.[6]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • Parent County: organized 14 February 1911 from Converse
  • County seat: Lusk [7]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[8]

Towns
  • West Lance Creek
  • Whitman
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Niobrara 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 Niobrara county cemeteries.

Census Records

Before Wyoming was a state in 1890, Wyoming was included in the 1850 Utah Territory. In the 1860 Census, it was enumerated as Nebraska Territory. The first Wyoming Territorial Census was taken in 1869, right after Wyoming Territory was created, and is available on microfilm at the Wyoming State Archives[9] and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (FHL film 2261365). The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Wyoming Territory.[10] See links listed below. State censuses were taken for Wyoming but they were mostly statistical censuses with very little individual information. See Wyoming Census for more information.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1920 6,321
1930 4,723 −25.3%
1940 5,988 26.8%
1950 4,701 −21.5%
1960 3,750 −20.2%
1970 2,924 −22.0%
1980 2,924 0.0%
1990 2,499 −14.5%
2000 2,407 −3.7%
2010 2,484 3.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org"

Territory and State Census Records

Federal Census Records

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


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

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. Online Land Records

Local Histories

  • Pioneering on the Cheyenne River. 2014. By Sylvie Marchant. Salt Lake City, Utah: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah;

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

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

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

World War I

World War II

For further information see Wyoming Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

For more information see Wyoming 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- Niobrara - 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

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

  • 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

Niobrara County Library
425 S Main St
P O Box 510
Lusk, WY 82225, USA
Phone: 307-334-3490
Director: Debbie Sturman
Email: info@niobraracountylibrary.org
Website

Museums

Societies

County, Township and City Societies

Niobrara County Historical Society
P. O. Box 247
Wheatland, WY 82201
Phone: 307-322-4237
e-mail: linda@wyshs.org
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/niobrara/ accessed 11/14/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niobrara_County%2C_Wyoming accessed 11/14/2016
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Biobrara County, Wyoming
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Niobrara County, Wyoming. Page 766. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 768; Wyoming Department of Health, “Vital Statistics Services,” https://health.wyo.gov/admin/vitalstatistics/ accessed 28 June 2017.
  6. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 837; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Niobrara County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niobrara_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 28 November 2016.
  9. On microfilm number: 2261365.
  10. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 761. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 761. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.