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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Sheridan County, Wyoming|Sheridan County]]''
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming Genealogy|Wyoming]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Sheridan County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Sheridan County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.sheridancounty.com/ Sheridan County Courthouse ]<br>224 South Main Street Ste B2;<br>Sheridan, WY 82801<br> Phone: 307.674.2500&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888; <br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Sheridan County, Wyoming</ref>
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== History  ==
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
'''1888--''' Sheridan County was created 9 March 1888&nbsp;from [[Johnson County, Wyoming|Johnson]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Sheridan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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Sheridan County was organized in 1888.  The County Seat is Sheridan.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/sheridan/ accessed 11/15/2016</ref> Sheridan County is located in the North Central location of the state. The State was named for Philip Sheridan, a general in the American Civil War and controversial Indian fighter.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheridan_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/15/2016</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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Sheridan County Courthouse<br>224 South Main Street Ste B2<br>Sheridan, WY 82801<br>Phone: 307.674.2500<br>[http://www.sheridancounty.com/ '''Sheridan County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888. Clerk of the District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Sheridan County, Wyoming</ref>
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Sheridan 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" | '''[[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan 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>1888*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1888</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1887</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1888</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...''' '''[[Sheridan County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Sheridan County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Sheridan 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|Sheridan}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 9 March 1888 from [[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy|Johnson]]
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*'''County seat:''' Sheridan <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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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, "Sheridan County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Sheridan_County,_Wyoming_Genealogy  accessed 28 November 2016.</ref>
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{{WY Populated Places Intro|Sheridan}}
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{{populated places
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| cities-col1=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheridan,_Wyoming Sheridan]
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</div>
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| cities-col3=
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| towns-col1=<div>
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* Beckton
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clearmont,_Wyoming Clearmont]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton,_Wyoming Dayton] 
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</div>
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| towns-col2=<div>
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* Kendrick
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* Kleenburn
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranchester,_Wyoming Ranchester]
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</div>
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| towns-col3=<div>
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* Ulm
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* Verona
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</div>
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* Dutch</div>
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| unincorp-col1=<div>
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* Burgess Junction
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banner,_Wyoming Banner]
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</div>
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| unincorp-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leiter,_Wyoming Leiter]
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* Ucross
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</div>
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| unincorp-col3=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf,_Wyoming Wolf]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyarno,_Wyoming Wyarno]
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</div>
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| census-col1=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvada,_Wyoming Arvada]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Horn,_Wyoming Big Horn]
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</div>
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| census-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkman,_Wyoming Parkman]
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</div>
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| census-col3=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story,_Wyoming Story]
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</div>
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| ghost-col1=<div>
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/acme.html Acme]</div>
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| ghost-col2=<div>
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/baldmountaincity.html Bald Mountain City]</div>
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| ghost-col3=<div>
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* [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/wy/monarch.html Monarch]</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=  March 9,  1888
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|county seat= Sheridan
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|parent county= [[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy|Johnson]]<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, Montana Genealogy|Big Horn (MT)]]
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|county2= [[Big Horn County, Wyoming Genealogy|Big Horn]]
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|county3= [[Campbell County, Wyoming Genealogy|Campbell]]
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|county4= [[Johnson County, Wyoming Genealogy|Johnson]]
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|county5= [[Powder River County, Montana Genealogy|Powder River (MT)]]</br><center>[[Sheridan 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: Sheridan County Courthouse, Sheridan, Wyoming.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Wy-sheridan.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|Sheridan}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Sheridan}}
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Sheridan}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Sheridan}}
  
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
 
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| Acme
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Sheridan County, Wyoming''' online and in print</center>
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sheridan%2C+Big+Horn|subject|disp=Big Horn}}
 
| Dutch (hist.)
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkman,_Wyoming Parkman]
 
| Ucross
 
 
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sheridan%2C+Arvada|subject|disp=Arvada}}
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Burgess Junction
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
| Kendrick
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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=3135&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranchester,_Wyoming Ranchester]  
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment]
| Ulm
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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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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banner,_Wyoming Banner]
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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+Sheridan%2C+Clearmont|subject|disp=Clearmont}}  
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top"|
| Kleenburn
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* {{FHL|441733|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sheridan%2C+Sheridan|subject|disp=Sheridan}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Sheridan+Wyoming+Cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
| Verona
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| Beckton
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sheridan%2C+Dayton|subject|disp=Dayton}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leiter,_Wyoming Leiter]  
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* [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3135 Findagrave]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story,_Wyoming Story&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Albany# Billion Graves]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyarno,_Wyoming Wyarno]
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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.
  
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WY Census Intro|Sheridan}}
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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/Sheridan_County%2C_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org"]
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|1890 |1972
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|1900 |5122
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|1910 |16324
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|1920 |18182
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|1930 |16875
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|1940 |19255
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|1950 |20185
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|1960 |18989
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|1970 |17852
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|1980 |25048
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|1990 |23562
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|2000 |26560
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|2010 |29116
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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]].
  
*&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Big Horn County, Montana|Big Horn County, Montana]]
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
*&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Big Horn County, Wyoming|Big Horn]]&nbsp;
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Campbell County, Wyoming|Campbell]]
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Johnson County, Wyoming|&nbsp;Johnson]]
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Powder River County, Montana|&nbsp;Powder River County, Montana]]
 
<div><br></div>
 
== Resources  ==
 
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Census ====
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''LDS Ward and Branch Records''
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}
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:*Sheridan
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Sheridan}}
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:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wysherid/sheridan/citizenships.htm Citizenship index 1895–1908]
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Sheridan}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Sheridan}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Sheridan}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Sheridan}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Sheridan}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Sheridan}}
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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|Sheridan}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Sheridan}}
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{{WY History Intro}}
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*''Black Diamonds of Sheridan: a facet of Wyoming History.'' 1977. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Pioneer Printing and Stationery;
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**{{FSbook|96976}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro|Sheridan}}
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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:Wysheridan.jpg|300px|Wysheridan.jpg]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Sheridan}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Sheridan}}
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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|Sheridan}}
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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|Sheridan}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Sheridan}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Sheridan}}
  
*Sheridan
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Sheridan}}
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wysherid/sheridan/citizenships.htm Citizenship index from 1895 through 1908]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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|Sheridan}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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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|Sheridan}}
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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:*[[Sheridan Wyoming Family History Center]]
  
See [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{WY Museums Intro|Sheridan}}
  
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Sheridan}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Sheridan Wyoming Family History Center]]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/sheridan-county/ Sheridan County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sheridan|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Sheridan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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Latest revision as of 08:47, 2 December 2016

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


County Information

Description

Sheridan County was organized in 1888. The County Seat is Sheridan.[1] Sheridan County is located in the North Central location of the state. The State was named for Philip Sheridan, a general in the American Civil War and controversial Indian fighter.[2]

County Courthouse

Sheridan County Courthouse
224 South Main Street Ste B2
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307.674.2500
Sheridan County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888. Clerk of the District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[3]

Sheridan County, Wyoming Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
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1888*
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1888
1887
1888
* 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 March 1888 from Johnson
  • County seat: Sheridan [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]

Cities
Towns
  • Ulm
  • Verona
Villages
  • Dutch
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns



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County Facts
County seat: Sheridan
Organized: March 9, 1888
Parent County(s): Johnson[6]
Neighboring Counties
Big Horn (MT)  • Big Horn  • Campbell  • Johnson  • Powder River (MT)
See County Maps
Courthouse
Sheridan County Courthouse, Sheridan, Wyoming.jpg
Location Map
Wy-sheridan.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Sheridan 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.  %±
1890 1,972
1900 5,122 159.7%
1910 16,324 218.7%
1920 18,182 11.4%
1930 16,875 −7.2%
1940 19,255 14.1%
1950 20,185 4.8%
1960 18,989 −5.9%
1970 17,852 −6.0%
1980 25,048 40.3%
1990 23,562 −5.9%
2000 26,560 12.7%
2010 29,116 9.6%
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 Sheridan 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 Branch Records

  • Sheridan

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 Sheridan 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.

  • Black Diamonds of Sheridan: a facet of Wyoming History. 1977. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Pioneer Printing and Stationery;

Maps and Gazetteers

Wysheridan.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- Sheridan - 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/sheridan/ accessed 11/15/2016
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheridan_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/15/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Sheridan County, Wyoming
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Sheridan County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Sheridan_County,_Wyoming_Genealogy accessed 28 November 2016.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).