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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming Genealogy|Wyoming]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Niobrara County'''
  
Guide to '''Niobrara County Wyoming genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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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
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| county = Niobrara County
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== County Information ==
| county_map =  
 
| state = Wyoming
 
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| founded year = 1911
 
| founded date = February 14
 
| seat = Lusk
 
| building image =  
 
| 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'''] }}
 
  
[[Image:Niobrara County Wyoming.png|thumb|right]]
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=== Description ===
  
<br>  
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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>
  
=== Historical Facts  ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Niobrara}}
  
*'''Parent County:''' organized 14 February 1911 from [[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse ]]  
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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>
*'''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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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>
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]] | [[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]]
 
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Niobrara County, Wyoming Record Dates  ===
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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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|-
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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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|-
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1889*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1911</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1883</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1913</center>
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|-
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Niobrara County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Niobrara County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Niobrara County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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|}
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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<table><tr><td>
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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://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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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.
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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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</div>
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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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</div>
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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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</div>
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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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</div>
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/jireh.html Jireh]</div>
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<br>
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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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|variant spellings=
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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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|county8=
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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image:WyomingNiobraraCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Wy-niobrara.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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}}
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Niobrara}}
  
=== Resources  ===
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Biography ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Niobrara}}
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}  
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Niobrara County, Wyoming''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=53&GScnty=3132&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/wyoming.html USGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/wy/wyfiles.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| 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=niobrara+wyoming+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
  
==== Church Records  ====
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|-
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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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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3132 Findagrave]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Niobrara# Billion Graves]
  
==== Court Records  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wyoming Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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|}
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
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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=== Census Records ===
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{{WY Census Intro|Niobrara}}
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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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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}}
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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 ($)
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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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]].
  
==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== History  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Niobrara}}
  
*''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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=== 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|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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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories 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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{{WY History Intro}}
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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>
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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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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[[Image:Wyniobrara.jpg|300px|Wyniobrara.jpg]]
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Repositories  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Niobrara}}
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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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*'''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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For further information see [[Wyoming Military Records]].
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WY Naturalization Intro|Niobrara}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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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/yoming 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
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Niobrara}}
  
===== Libraries  =====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Niobrara}}
  
===== Museums  =====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Niobrara}}
  
===== Societies  =====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Niobrara}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Niobrara}}
  
===== Birth  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Niobrara}}
  
===== Marriage  =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Niobrara}}
  
Over 105 marriages from Feb 1913 to Jun 1916 and from Oct 1927 to Nov 1928 are listed in the Western States Marriage Index (website).<br>
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==== Marriage ====
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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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{{WY Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Niobrara}}
  
 
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-).
 
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 =====
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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|Niobrara}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Niobrara}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Niobrara}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Niobrara}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Niobrara}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro|Niobrara}}
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Niobrara}}
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====County, Township and City Societies====
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:*'''[http://www.wyshs.org/about/chapters/natrona-county-chapter Niobrara County Historical Society]'''<br>LUSK WY 82225
  
==== Websites  ====
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====Libraries====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyniobra/ GenWeb]  
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:*'''[http://www.niobraracountylibrary.org/ Niobrara County Library]'''<br>425 S Main St<br>P O Box 510<br>Lusk, WY 82225, USA<br>Phone: 307-334-3490<br>Email: info@niobraracountylibrary.org<br>Director: Debbie Sturman
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyniobra/lookups.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]
 
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Latest revision as of 18:42, 17 January 2017

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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.


County Information

Description

Niobrara County was founded in 1911. The County Seat is Lusk.[1]It is located in the far central eastern area of the state. The county was named for the Niobrara River. [2]

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.[3]

Niobrara County, Wyoming Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
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1889*
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1911
1883
1913
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

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 [4]

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

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[5]

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



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County Facts
County seat: Lusk
Organized: February 14, 1911
Parent County(s): Converse [6]
Neighboring Counties
Converse  • Custer (SD)  • Fall River (SD)  • Goshen  • Platte  • Sioux (NE)  • Weston
See County Maps
Courthouse
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Location Map
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Adoption
This page is available for adoption


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

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

Census Records

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"

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 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

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 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.

  • 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

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

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- 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.

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

Museums

Societies

County, Township and City Societies

Libraries

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

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/niobrara/ accessed 11/14/2016
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niobrara_County%2C_Wyoming accessed 11/14/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Biobrara County, Wyoming
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Niobrara County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niobrara_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 28 November 2016.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).