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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Park_County,_Wyoming|Park County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming Genealogy|Wyoming]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Park County'''
  
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Guide to '''Park County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[[Image:Park County Wyoming.png|thumb|right]]
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
[http://www.parkcounty.us/ Park County Courthouse]<br> 1002 Sheridan Avenue; <br>PO Box 160<br> Cody, WY 82414<br> Phone: 307.587.5548&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1911; <br>Clerk 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. 767. Park County, Wyoming</ref>
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=== Description ===
  
== History  ==
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Park County was created on February 15, 1909. The county seat is Cody. <ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/park/ accessed 11/14/2016</ref> The County is the north central area of the state. The county was named for Yellowstone National Park.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/14/2016</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Park}}
  
'''1909--''''''Park''' County was created 15 February 1909&nbsp;from [[Big Horn County, Wyoming|Big Horn]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Cody <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Park County Courthouse<br>1002 Sheridan Avenue<br>PO Box 160<br>Cody, WY 82414<br>Phone: 307.587.5548<br>[http://www.parkcounty.us/ '''Park County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1911. Court Clerk has divorce, probate and court records.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Park County, Wyoming</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Park 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" | '''[[Park County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park 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>1911*</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>1911</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1911</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |
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|-
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Park County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Park County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Park 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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*[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|Park}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 15 February 1909 from [[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy|Big Horn]]
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*'''County seat:'''Cody <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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</td></tr></table>
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Park County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_County,_Wyoming#Communities  accessed 28 November 2016.</ref>
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{{WY Populated Places Intro|Park}}
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{{populated places
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| cities-col1=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cody,_Wyoming Cody (County Seat)]</div>
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| cities-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powell,_Wyoming Powell]</div>
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| cities-col3=
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| towns-col1=<div>
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* Badger Basin
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* Bannock Ford 
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* Buffalo Ford 
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* Devils Den 
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</div>
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| towns-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frannie,_Wyoming Frannie]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meeteetse,_Wyoming Meeteetse]
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* Pahaska Tepee 
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* Soda Butte (hist.)   
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| towns-col3=<div>
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* Sunshine
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* Tower Junction 
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* Vocation
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| villages-col1=<div>
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* Canyon Junction 
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* Canyon Village</div>
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| unincorp-col1=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark,_Wyoming Clark]
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</div>
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| unincorp-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wapiti,_Wyoming Wapiti]
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</div>
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| unincorp-col3=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yanceys,_Wyoming Yanceys]
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</div>
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| census-col1=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garland,_Wyoming Garland]
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</div>
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| census-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralston,_Wyoming Ralston]
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</div>
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| census-col3=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammoth,_Wyoming Mammoth]
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</div>
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| ghost-col1=<div>
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/arland.html Arland]
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/heartmountain.html Heart Mountain]</div>
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| ghost-col2=<div>
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/kirwin.html Kirwin]</div>
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| ghost-col3=<div>
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/leecity.html Lee City]</div>
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}}
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<br>
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:{| {{Click|image:WY_ORP.png|Wyoming_Online_Genealogy_Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  February 15, 1909
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|county seat= Cody
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|parent county= [[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy|Big Horn]]<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= [[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy|Big Horn]]
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|county2= [[Carbon County, Montana Genealogy|Carbon (MT)]]
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|county3= [[Fremont County, Wyoming Genealogy|Fremont]]
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|county4= [[Gallatin County, Montana Genealogy|Gallatin (MT)]]
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|county5= [[Hot Springs County, Wyoming Genealogy|Hot Springs]]
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|county6= [[Park County, Montana Genealogy|Park (MT)]]
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|county7= [[Teton County, Wyoming Genealogy|Teton]]
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|county8= [[Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Washakie]]</br><center>[[Park County, Wyoming Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county9=
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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image: Park County Courthouse Cody, Wyoming.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Wy-park.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Park}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Park}}
  
{| width="800" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Park}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Park}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Park}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
 
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| Badger Basin
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Park County, Wyoming''' online and in print</center>
| Canyon Village
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garland,_Wyoming Garland]
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Park%2C+Powell|subject|disp=Powell}}
 
| Tower Junction
 
 
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| Bannock Ford
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Park%2C+Clark|subject|disp=Clark}}
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
| Mammoth
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralston,_Wyoming Ralston]  
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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=3133&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
| Vocation
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wypark/cemetery.htm USGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wy/park/park.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/park.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| Buffalo Ford
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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>
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Park%2C+Cody|subject|disp=Cody}}  
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top"|
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meeteetse,_Wyoming Meeteetse]  
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* {{FHL|705481|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| Soda Butte (hist.)
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Park+Wyoming&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wapiti,_Wyoming Wapiti]
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| Canyon Junction
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| Devils Den
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |
| Pahaska Tepee
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3133 Findagrave.com]
| Sunshine
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Park%20#/ Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Park-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Park County Cemetery Records]
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
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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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The following web site has additional information on Park 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|Park}}
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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/Park_County%2C_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org"]
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|1910 |4909
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|1920 |7298
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|1930 |8207
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|1940 |10976
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|1950 |15182
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|1960 |16874
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|1970 |17752
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|1980 |21639
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|1990 |23178
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|2000 |25786
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|2010 |28205
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}}
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==== State Census Records ====
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*1860 - 1910 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3582 Wyoming Compiled Census, 1860-1910] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] Index ($)
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for Wyoming starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Wyoming Census]].
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Park}}
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''LDS ward and branches''
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:*Cody
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Park}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Park}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Park}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Park}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Park}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Park}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Park}}
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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|Park}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Park}}
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{{WY History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro|Park}}
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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:Wypark.jpg|300px|Wypark.jpg]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Park}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Park}}
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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]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WY Naturalization Intro|Park}}
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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
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Park}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Park}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Park}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Park}}
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Park}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Park}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Park}}
  
*&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Big Horn County, Wyoming|&nbsp;Big Horn]]
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==== Birth ====
*&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Carbon County, Montana|Carbon County, Montana]]
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Park}}
*&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Fremont County, Wyoming|Fremont]]
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Gallatin County, Montana|&nbsp;Gallatin County, Montana]]
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Hot Springs County, Wyoming|Hot Springs]]
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Park County, Montana|&nbsp;Park County, Montana]]
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Teton County, Wyoming|Teton]]
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Washakie County, Wyoming|Washakie]]
 
<div><br></div>
 
== Resources  ==
 
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, over 694 marriages 1 Jan 1900 to 7 Jul 1926 [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|Park}}
  
==== Census  ====
 
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}  
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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|Park}}
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Park}}
  
LDS ward and branches:&nbsp; Cody
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Park}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Park}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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:*[[Cody Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[[Meeteetse Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[[Powell Wyoming Family History Center]]
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Park}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro|Park}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Park}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
  
==== Taxation  ====
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:*'''[http://www.wyshs.org/about/chapters/park-county-chapter Park County Historical Society]'''<br>CODY WY 82414
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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:*'''Park County Genealogy Society'''<br>1232 Alpine Ave<br>Cody, WY 82414
  
694 marriages from 1 Jan 1900 to 7 Jul 1926 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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:*'''Powell Valley Genealogical Club'''<br>830 North Day<br>PO Box 184<br>Powell, WY 82435
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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'''Libraries'''
  
==== Family History Centers <br> ====
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:*'''[http://parkcountylibrary.org Park County Library]'''<br>1500 Heart Mountain St<br>Cody, WY 82414, USA<br>Phone: 307-527-1880<br>Email: cody@parkcountylibrary.org
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*'''[http://parkcountylibrary.org/powell/ Powell Library]'''<br>217 East Third St<br>Powell, WY 82435<br>Phone: 307-754-8828<br>Email: powell@parkcountylibrary.org
*[[Cody Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
*[[Meeteetse Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
*[[Powell Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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*[http://www.parkcounty.us/ County Wepbage]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/park-county/ Park County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.parkcounty.us/countyclerk.htm County Clerk]  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wypark/ GenWeb]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wypark/lookups.htm Lookups (GenWeb)]  
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*[http://www.parkcounty.us/ County Webpage]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]  
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*[http://www.parkcounty.us/countyclerk/clerk.html County Clerk]
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Park|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wypark/ GenWeb]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WY Research Guides Intro|Park}}
  
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Latest revision as of 02:02, 23 February 2017

United StatesGotoarrow.png Wyoming Gotoarrow.png Park County

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


County Information

Description

Park County was created on February 15, 1909. The county seat is Cody. [1] The County is the north central area of the state. The county was named for Yellowstone National Park.[2]

County Courthouse

Park County Courthouse
1002 Sheridan Avenue
PO Box 160
Cody, WY 82414
Phone: 307.587.5548
Park County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1911. Court Clerk has divorce, probate and court records.[3]

Park County, Wyoming Record Dates

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

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • Parent County: created 15 February 1909 from Big Horn
  • County seat:Cody [4]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[5]

Cities
Towns
  • Badger Basin
  • Bannock Ford
  • Buffalo Ford
  • Devils Den
  • Sunshine
  • Tower Junction
  • Vocation
Villages
  • Canyon Junction
  • Canyon Village
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns



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County Facts
County seat: Cody
Organized: February 15, 1909
Parent County(s): Big Horn[6]
Neighboring Counties
Big Horn  • Carbon (MT)  • Fremont  • Gallatin (MT)  • Hot Springs  • Park (MT)  • Teton  • Washakie
See County Maps
Courthouse
Park County Courthouse Cody, Wyoming.jpg
Location Map
Wy-park.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Park 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 Park county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 4,909
1920 7,298 48.7%
1930 8,207 12.5%
1940 10,976 33.7%
1950 15,182 38.3%
1960 16,874 11.1%
1970 17,752 5.2%
1980 21,639 21.9%
1990 23,178 7.1%
2000 25,786 11.3%
2010 28,205 9.4%
Source: "Wikipedia.org"

State Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Wyoming starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see Wyoming Census.

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

Church Records

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

LDS ward and branches

  • Cody

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 Park County, Wyoming Genealogy. County and town histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Wyoming Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers

Wypark.jpg

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- Park - Probate records.

School Records

Tax Records

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

Vital Records

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

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

Birth

Marriage


Death

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


Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

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

Libraries

Museums

Societies

County, Township and City Societies

  • Park County Genealogy Society
    1232 Alpine Ave
    Cody, WY 82414
  • Powell Valley Genealogical Club
    830 North Day
    PO Box 184
    Powell, WY 82435

Libraries

  • Park County Library
    1500 Heart Mountain St
    Cody, WY 82414, USA
    Phone: 307-527-1880
    Email: cody@parkcountylibrary.org
  • Powell Library
    217 East Third St
    Powell, WY 82435
    Phone: 307-754-8828
    Email: powell@parkcountylibrary.org

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/park/ accessed 11/14/2016
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/14/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Park County, Wyoming
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Park County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 28 November 2016.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).