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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Platte County, Wyoming|Platte County]]''
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming Genealogy|Wyoming]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Platte County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Platte County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.parkcounty.us/ Platte County Courthouse]<br> 806 9th Street<br> Wheatland, WY 82201<br> Phone: 307.322.3555&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1890; <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. 767. Platte County, Wyoming</ref>
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== History  ==
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
'''1911--''''''Platte''' County was created 9 February 1911&nbsp;from [[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Wheatland <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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Platte County was founded in 1911. The County Seat is Wheatland.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/platte/ accessed 11/14/2016</ref> The County is located in the north center area of Platte County. The county was named for the North Platte River. <ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/14/2016</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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Platte County Courthouse<br>806 9th Street<br>Wheatland, WY 82201<br>Phone: 307.322.3555<br>[http://plattecountywyoming.com/ '''Platte County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1890; 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. 767. Platte County, Wyoming</ref>
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Platte 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" | '''[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Platte 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>1913*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1913</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1873</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1913</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...''' '''[[Platte County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Platte County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Platte County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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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|Platte}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 9 February 1911 from [[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Laramie ]]
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*'''County seat:''' Wheatland <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.</td></tr></table>
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Platte County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_County,_Wyoming#Communities  accessed 28 November 2016.</ref>
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{{WY Populated Places Intro|Platte}}
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{{populated places
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<!--CITIES column------------------->
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| towns-col1=<div>
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* Bordeaux
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* Brinton
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* Cassa
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chugwater,_Wyoming Chugwater]   
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</div>
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| towns-col2=<div>
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* Curtis
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* Diamond
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glendo,_Wyoming Glendo]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey,_Wyoming Guernsey] 
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</div>
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| towns-col3=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartville,_Wyoming Hartville]
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* Natwick
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* Wendover
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatland,_Wyoming Wheatland]
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</div>
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* Sibylee
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* Sunrise
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| unincorp-col1=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwyer,_Wyoming Dwyer]
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</div>
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| unincorp-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwyer_Junction,_Wyoming Dwyer Junction]
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</div>
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| unincorp-col3=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uva,_Wyoming Uva]
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</div>
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| census-col1=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chugcreek,_Wyoming Chugcreek]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeview_North,_Wyoming Lakeview North]
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</div>
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| census-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slater,_Wyoming Slater]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westview_Circle,_Wyoming Westview Circle]
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</div>
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| census-col3=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y-O_Ranch,_Wyoming Y-O Ranch]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiting,_Wyoming Whiting]
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</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunrise,_Wyoming Sunrise]</div>
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| ghost-col2=
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| ghost-col3=
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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 9,  1911
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|county seat= Wheatland
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|parent county= [[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Laramie ]]<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= [[Albany County, Wyoming Genealogy|Albany]]
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|county2= [[Converse County, Wyoming Genealogy|Converse]]
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|county3= [[Goshen County, Wyoming Genealogy|Goshen]]
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|county4= [[Laramie County, Wyoming Genealogy|Laramie]]
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|county5= [[Niobrara County, Wyoming Genealogy|Niobrara]]</br><center>[[Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county6=
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|county7=
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|county8=
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|county9=
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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image:WyomingPlatteCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Wy-platte.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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}}
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|} <!-- end of table at top -->
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Platte}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Platte}}
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Platte}}
  
{| width="800" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Platte}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
 
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| Bordeaux
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Platte County, Wyoming''' online and in print</center>
| Curtis
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey,_Wyoming Guernsey]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slater,_Wyoming Slater]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westview_Circle,_Wyoming Westview Circle]
 
 
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| Brinton
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Diamond
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartville,_Wyoming Hartville]  
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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=3134&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
| Sunrise
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatland,_Wyoming Wheatland]
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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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| Cassa
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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>
| Dwyer
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top"|
| Natwick
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=cemeteries+platte+wyoming WorldCat]
| Uva
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y-O_Ranch,_Wyoming Y-O Ranch]
 
 
|-
 
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Platte%2C+Chugwater|subject|disp=Chugwater}}
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glendo,_Wyoming Glendo]  
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |
| Sibylee
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* [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3134 Findagrave]
| Wendover
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Platte# Billion Graves]
|  
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|-
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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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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WY Census Intro|Platte}}
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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/Platte_County%2C_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org"]
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|1920 |7421
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|1930 |9695
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|1940 |8013
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|1950 |7925
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|1960 |7195
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|1970 |6486
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|1980 |11975
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|1990 |8145
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|2000 |8807
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|2010 |8667
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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 ($)
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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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]].
  
*[[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]]
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
*[[Converse County, Wyoming|Converse]]
 
*[[Goshen County, Wyoming|Goshen]]
 
*[[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]]
 
*[[Niobrara County, Wyoming|Niobrara]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Platte}}
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Platte}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Platte}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Platte}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Court  ====
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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|Platte}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{WY History Intro}}
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*''Wyoming Platte County Heritage.'' 1981. Wheatland, Wyoming: Platte County Extension Homemakers Council;
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**{{FSbook|7376434}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro|Platte}}
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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:Wyplatte.jpg|300px|Wyplatte.jpg]]
  
==== Migration ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Platte}}
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:  
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Early migration routes to and from Platte County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
  
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]  
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Platte}}
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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|Platte}}
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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|Platte}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Platte}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Platte}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Platte}}
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Platte}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Platte}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Platte}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Platte}}
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==== Marriage ====
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [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|Platte}}
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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|Platte}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Platte}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Platte}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Platte}}
  
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Latest revision as of 08:46, 2 December 2016

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


County Information

Description

Platte County was founded in 1911. The County Seat is Wheatland.[1] The County is located in the north center area of Platte County. The county was named for the North Platte River. [2]

County Courthouse

Platte County Courthouse
806 9th Street
Wheatland, WY 82201
Phone: 307.322.3555
Platte County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1890; Clerk of the District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[3]

Platte County, Wyoming Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
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1913*
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1913
1873
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: created 9 February 1911 from Laramie
  • County seat: Wheatland [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
Villages
  • Sibylee
  • Sunrise
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns



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County Facts
County seat: Wheatland
Organized: February 9, 1911
Parent County(s): Laramie [6]
Neighboring Counties
Albany  • Converse  • Goshen  • Laramie  • Niobrara
See County Maps
Courthouse
WyomingPlatteCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption
This page is available for adoption


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Platte 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 7,421
1930 9,695 30.6%
1940 8,013 −17.3%
1950 7,925 −1.1%
1960 7,195 −9.2%
1970 6,486 −9.9%
1980 11,975 84.6%
1990 8,145 −32.0%
2000 8,807 8.1%
2010 8,667 −1.6%
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 Platte 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 Platte 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.

  • Wyoming Platte County Heritage. 1981. Wheatland, Wyoming: Platte County Extension Homemakers Council;

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

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

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- Platte - 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


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

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/platte/ accessed 11/14/2016
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/14/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Platte County, Wyoming
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Platte County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 28 November 2016.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap3.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  8. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  9. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).