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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Uinta_County,_Wyoming|Uinta County]]''  
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}}<br>Guide to '''Uinta County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Uinta County
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== County Information ==
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| state = Wyoming
 
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| founded year = 1869
 
| founded date = December 1
 
| seat = Evanston
 
| building image =  
 
| building address = Uinta County Courthouse<br>225 9th Street<br>PO Box 810<br>Evanston, WY 82931<br>Phone: 307.783.0306<br>[http://www.uintacounty.com/ '''Uinta County Website'''] }}
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Description ===
  
County Clerk has marriage records from 1872, <br>land records from 1870 and military discharge records<br> from 1902; Clerk Dis Ct has div &amp; pro rec; see Nebrasla<br> for 1860 census<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Uinta County, Wyoming</ref>  
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Uinta County was created on December 1, 1869. The County Seat is Evanston. The county was named for Utah's Uintah Mountains, which are visible from many places in the county. <ref>http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/uinta/ accessed 11/15/2016</ref> It is located in the far southwestern area of the state.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uinta_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/15/2016</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WY Courthouse Intro|Uinta}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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Uinta County Courthouse<br>225 9th Street<br>PO Box 810<br>Evanston, WY 82931<br>Phone: 307.783.0306<br>[http://www.uintacounty.com/ '''Uinta County Website''']<br>
  
'''1869--''' Uinta County was created 1 December 1869&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Evanston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>  
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1872, land records from 1870 and military discharge records from 1902. Clerk of the District Court has divorce and probate records.<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Uinta County, Wyoming</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Uinta County, Wyoming Record Dates  ===
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|-
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| width="91%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1872*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>----*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1872</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1861</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1861</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Uinta County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Uinta County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Uinta County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Wyoming] - shows animated maps illustrating 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|Uinta}}
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*'''Parent County:''' created 1 December 1869 as an original county
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*'''County seat:''' Evanston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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</td></tr></table>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Uinta County, Wyoming," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uinta_County,_Wyoming#Communities  accessed 30 November 2016.</ref>
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{{WY Populated Places Intro|Uintab}}
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{{populated places
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<!--CITIES column------------------->
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| cities-col1=<div>
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* Aspen
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</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evanston,_Wyoming Evanston (county seat)]</div>
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| cities-col3=
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| towns-col1=<div>
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* Altamont  
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* Antelope
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* Beartown
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* Bridger
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</div>
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| towns-col2=<div>
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* Carter Cedars
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* Hampton
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* Hillard
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</div>
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| towns-col3=<div>
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* Lyman
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* Millburne
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* Spring Valley
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</div>
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| villages-col1=<div>
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* Beaver Creek
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</div>
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| villages-col2=<div>
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* Elkhurst</div>
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| unincorp-col1=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colter_Bay,_Wyoming Colter Bay]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moran,_Wyoming Moran]
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</div>
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| unincorp-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moose,_Wyoming Moose]</div>
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| unincorp-col3=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Thumb,_Wyoming West Thumb]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter,_Wyoming Carter]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Bridger,_Wyoming Fort Bridger]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonetree,_Wyoming Lonetree]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_View,_Wyoming Mountain View]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robertson,_Wyoming Robertson]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urie,_Wyoming Urie]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almy,_Wyoming Almy]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_River_City,_Wyoming Bear River City]
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</div>
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* Lonetree
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piedmont,_Wyoming Piedmont]
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</div>
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* Verne
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</div>
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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=  December 1,  1869
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|county seat=  Evanston
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|parent county= Original county<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= [[Lincoln County, Wyoming Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county2= [[Rich County, Utah Genealogy|Rich (UT)]]
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|county3= [[Summit County, Utah Genealogy|Summit (UT)]]
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|county4= [[Sweetwater County, Wyoming Genealogy|Sweetwater]]</br><center>[[Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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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: Uinta County (WY) Courthouse.JPG|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: Wy-uinta.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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}}
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== Resources ==
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{{WY Resources Intro|Uinta}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WY Bible Intro|Uinta}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{WY Biographies Intro|Uinta}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WY Business Records Intro|Uinta}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WY Cemeteries Intro|Uinta}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
 
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Uinta%2C+Almy|subject|disp=Almy}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Uinta County, Wyoming''' online and in print</center>
| Beartown
 
| Elkhurst
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Uinta%2C+Lonetree|subject|disp=Lonetree}}
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Uinta%2C+Robertson+|subject|disp=Robertson}}
 
 
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| Altamont
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Bridger
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Uinta%2C+Evanston|subject|disp=Evanston}}
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Uinta%2C+Lyman|subject|disp=Lyman}}
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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=3139&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Uinta%2C+Spring+Valley|subject|disp=Spring Valley}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyuinta/ USGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wy/uinta/uinta.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wyoming/uinta.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| Antelope
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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+Uinta%2C+Bridger+Butte|subject|disp=Bridger Butte}}
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top"|
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Uinta%2C+Fort+Bridger|subject|disp=Fort Bridger}}  
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* {{FHL|432635|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Uinta%2C+Millburne|subject|disp=Millburne}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Uinta+Wyoming&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| Urie
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| Aspen
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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/Carter,_Wyoming Carter]  
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |
| Hampton
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=53&CScnty=3139 Findagrave.com]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_View,_Uinta_County,_Wyoming Mountain View]  
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| Verne
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wyoming&county=Uinta%20#/ Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Uinta-county-wyoming-cemetery-records.htm Uinta County Cemetery Records]
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*[http://wyominggravestones.org/search.php Wyoming Gravestones]
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|-
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_River,_Wyoming Bear River]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wyoming Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| Carter Cedars
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Uinta%2C+Hilliard|subject|disp=Hilliard}}
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Uinta%2C+Piedmont|subject|disp=Piedmont}}
 
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The following web site has additional information on Uinta county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/wy/index.htm Interment.net] Wyoming cemetery records by county.
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WY Census Intro|Uinta}}
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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/Uinta_County%2C_Wyoming "Wikipedia.org"]
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|1870 |856
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|1880 |2879
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|1890 |7414
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|1900 |12223
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|1910 |16982
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|1920 |6611
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|1930 |6572
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|1940 |7223
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|1950 |7331
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|1960 |7484
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|1970 |7100
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|1980 |13021
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|1990 |18707
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|2000 |19742
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|2010 |21118
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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 ($)
  
*[[Lincoln County, Wyoming|Lincoln]]
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==== Federal Census Records ====
*[[Rich County, Utah|Rich County, Utah]]
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Federal Censuses were taken for Wyoming starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Wyoming Census]].
*[[Summit County, Utah|Summit County, Utah]]
 
*[[Sweetwater County, Wyoming|Sweetwater]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WY Church Intro|Uinta}}
  
*Wyoming, Uinta, Almy - Cemeteries {{FHL|470970|subject-id|disp=}}
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''LDS Ward and Branch Records''
*Bonnett, Elaine F {{FHL|617180|title-id|disp=}}
 
  
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" width="450"
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:*Almy, Evanston, Evanston 1st, Evanston 2nd, Evanston 3rd, Hilliard, Lyman, Millburne, Mountain View, Spring Valley
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| Evanston  
 
| 978.784/E1 v22e
 
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| Fort Bridger&nbsp; 1872-1992
 
| 978.784 V3r&nbsp;&nbsp; 1697953 item 4
 
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| Lyman&nbsp; 1872-1992
 
| 978.784 V3r&nbsp;&nbsp; 1697953 item 4
 
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| Millburne  
 
| 978.784 V3r&nbsp;&nbsp; 1697953 item 4
 
|}
 
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wy/uinta/cemetery/uintaco.txt “Cemeteries in Uinta Co. Wyoming” - Part 1,] Fort Bridger Cemetery Book Transcript of Ft. Bridger, Lyman and Millburne Cemeteries – 1872-1992 Contributed for use in the USGenWeb&nbsp; Archives March 24, 2003 by Heather Dodge [mailto:hdodge@union-tel.com hdodge@union-tel.com] with permission from Project Coordinators: Patricia Robbins, Ruth Robbins, Susan Tippets
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Wyoming, Uinta, Almy - Church records
  
==== Census  ====
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{{FHL|404429|subject-id|disp=Almy Ward Records}}
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}  
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WY Court Intro|Uinta}}
  
==== Church  ====
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:*Uinta County Courthouse<br>225 9th Street<br>Evanston, WY 82930-3473<br><br>Mailing Address:<br>P.O. Box 810<br>Evanston, WY 82931-0810
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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The Uinta County Clerk and Recorder's office issues marriage licenses and maintains records of land transactions.
  
*Almy, Evanston, Evanston 1st, Evanston 2nd,&nbsp;Evanston 3rd, Hilliard Lyman Millburne Mountain View and Spring Valley
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=== Directories ===
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{{WY Directories Intro|Uinta}}
  
<br>Wyoming, Uinta, Almy - Church records
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WY Emigration Intro|Uinta}}
  
{{FHL|404429|subject-id|disp=Almy Ward Records}}  
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WY Ethnic Groups Intro|Uinta}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WY Funeral Homes Intro|Uinta}}
  
*Uinta County Courthouse225 9th Street<br>Evanston, WY 82930-3473<br>Mailing Address<br>P.O. Box 810<br>Evanston, WY 82931-0810<br>
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WY Genealogies Intro|Uinta}}
  
The Uinta County Clerk and Recorder's office&nbsp;issues&nbsp;marriage licences&nbsp;and maintains records of land transactions
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WY Guardianship Intro|Uinta}}
  
==== Land  ====
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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|Uinta}}
  
*&nbsp;County land records are maintained by the County Clerk and Recorder's office.  
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*County land records are maintained by the County Clerk and Recorder's office.
*The Family History Library has microfilmed deeds, mortgages, and chattle mortgages in the Uinta County Clerk's office beginning around 1872. Check the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family history Library Catalog] for exact dates and film numbers. All&nbsp;the records have indexes.&nbsp;
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*The Family History Library has microfilmed deeds, mortgages, and chattle mortgages in the Uinta County Clerk's office beginning around 1872. Check the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family history Library Catalog] for exact dates and film numbers. All the records have indexes.
 
*Also check the Bureau of Land Management and General Land office website for land patents in this county at [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/].
 
*Also check the Bureau of Land Management and General Land office website for land patents in this county at [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/].
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WY Histories Intro|Uinta}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{WY History Intro}}
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*''Uinta County, its place in history.'' 1924. by Elizabeth Arnold Stone. Laramie, Wyoming: Laramie Print. Co.;
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**{{FSbook|87563}}<br>
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**[https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015027926503;view=1up;seq=7 Hathitrust]
  
==== Migration  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WY Maps Intro|Uinta}}
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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:Wyuinta.jpg|300px|Wyuinta.jpg]]
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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=== Migration ===
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{{WY Migration Intro|Uinta}}
  
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map IV" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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Early migration routes to and from Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
:*[[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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:*[[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>  
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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 IV" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
:*[[Cherokee Trail]] 1850 from Salina, Oklahoma to Fort Bridger, Wyoming<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cherokee Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_Trail (accessed 19 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>
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:*[[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>
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:*[[Cherokee Trail]] 1850 from Salina, Oklahoma to Fort Bridger, Wyoming<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cherokee Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_Trail (accessed 19 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Union Pacific Railroad]] 1925 from Grainger, Wyoming via Boise to Portland, Oregon
 
:*[[Union Pacific Railroad]] 1925 from Grainger, Wyoming via Boise to Portland, Oregon
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WY Military Intro|Uinta}}
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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|Uinta}}
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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/Wyoming GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Wyoming newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/wyoming/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Wyoming newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Wyoming newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Wyoming Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WY Obituaries Intro|Uinta}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WY Other Records Intro|Uinta}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WY Periodicals Intro|Uinta}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WY Probate Intro|Uinta}}
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=== School Records ===
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{{WY Schools Intro|Uinta}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WY Tax Intro|Uinta}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WY Vital Intro|Uinta}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Birth Intro|Uinta}}
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==== Marriage ====
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, over 4,384 marriages from 31 Jan 1862 [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|Uinta}}
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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|Uinta}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WY Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Uinta}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WY Research Facilities Intro|Uinta}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{WY Archives Intro|Uinta}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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:*[[Evanston Wyoming Family History Center]]
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:*[[Lyman Wyoming Family History Center]]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WY Libraries Intro|Uinta}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{WY Museums Intro|Uinta}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{WY Societies Intro|Uinta}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
  
[http://www.uintacounty.com/index.asp?NID=47 Uinta County Clerk and Recorder]
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:*Fort Bridger Historical Association‎<br>Fort Bridger, WY 82933<br>307-782-7645‎
  
4,384 marriages from 31 Jan 1862 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
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:*'''[http://www.wyshs.org/about/chapters/uinta-county-chapter Uinta County Historical Society]'''<br>P.O. Box 184br>LYMAN WY 82937<br>President: Pat Robbins<br>Email: lizalou2955@me.com
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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'''Libraries'''
  
*Fort Bridger Historical Association‎<br>Fort Bridger, WY 82933<br>(307) 782-7645‎<br>
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:*'''[http://tclib.org Uinta County Library]'''<br>701 Main St, Evanston<br>WY 82930, USA<br>Phone: 307-783-0480<br>Email: reference@uintalibrary.org
  
==== Family History Centers <br> ====
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:*'''[http://www.uintalibrary.org Uinta County Library]'''<br>322 Cedar St<br>Mountain View, WY 82939, USA<br>Phone: 307-782-3161<br>Email: mtview@uintalibrary.org
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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:*'''[http://www.uintalibrary.org/contact.html Lyman Branch Library]'''<br>400 C St<br>129 S Franklin St<br>Lyman, WY 82937, USA<br>Phone: 307-787-6556<br>Email: lyman@uintalibrary.org
*[[Evanston Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
*[[Lyman Wyoming Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{WY Websites Intro|Uinta}}
  
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyuinta/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/uinta-county/ Uinta County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.wyominggenealogy.com/uinta/ Uinta County,&nbsp;Wyoming&nbsp;Genealogy ]site contains historical information, and what appear to be links to&nbsp;many kinds of records. Many of the links don't appear to lead to records yet.&nbsp;
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Uinta|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyuinta/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.wyominggenealogy.com/uinta/ Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy] historical information and links to records
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*{{FHL|Wyoming Uinta|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WY Research Guides Intro|Uinta}}
  
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== References ==
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}} {{Wyoming-stub}}
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}
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[[Category:Wyoming_Counties]]
  
[[Category:Uinta_County,_Wyoming]]
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[[Category:Uinta County, Wyoming]][[Category:Wyoming_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 00:37, 20 March 2017

United States
Wyoming
Uinta County


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


County Information

Description

Uinta County was created on December 1, 1869. The County Seat is Evanston. The county was named for Utah's Uintah Mountains, which are visible from many places in the county. [1] It is located in the far southwestern area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Uinta County Courthouse
225 9th Street
PO Box 810
Evanston, WY 82931
Phone: 307.783.0306
Uinta County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1872, land records from 1870 and military discharge records from 1902. Clerk of the District Court has divorce and probate records.[3]

Uinta County, Wyoming Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
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1872*
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1872
1861
1861
* 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 1 December 1869 as an original county
  • County seat: Evanston [4]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[5]

Cities
  • Aspen
Towns
  • Altamont
  • Antelope
  • Beartown
  • Bridger
  • Carter Cedars
  • Hampton
  • Hillard
  • Lyman
  • Millburne
  • Spring Valley
Villages
  • Beaver Creek
  • Elkhurst
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns
  • Verne



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County Facts
County seat: Evanston
Organized: December 1, 1869
Parent County(s): Original county[6]
Neighboring Counties
Lincoln  • Rich (UT)  • Summit (UT)  • Sweetwater
See County Maps
Courthouse
Uinta County (WY) Courthouse.JPG
Location Map
Wy-uinta.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Uinta 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 Uinta county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 856
1880 2,879 236.3%
1890 7,414 157.5%
1900 12,223 64.9%
1910 16,982 38.9%
1920 6,611 −61.1%
1930 6,572 −0.6%
1940 7,223 9.9%
1950 7,331 1.5%
1960 7,484 2.1%
1970 7,100 −5.1%
1980 13,021 83.4%
1990 18,707 43.7%
2000 19,742 5.5%
2010 21,118 7.0%
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 Uinta 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

  • Almy, Evanston, Evanston 1st, Evanston 2nd, Evanston 3rd, Hilliard, Lyman, Millburne, Mountain View, Spring Valley

Wyoming, Uinta, Almy - Church records

Almy Ward Records

Court Records

  • Uinta County Courthouse
    225 9th Street
    Evanston, WY 82930-3473

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 810
    Evanston, WY 82931-0810

The Uinta County Clerk and Recorder's office issues marriage licenses and maintains records of land transactions.

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.

  • County land records are maintained by the County Clerk and Recorder's office.
  • The Family History Library has microfilmed deeds, mortgages, and chattle mortgages in the Uinta County Clerk's office beginning around 1872. Check the Family history Library Catalog for exact dates and film numbers. All the records have indexes.
  • Also check the Bureau of Land Management and General Land office website for land patents in this county at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Uinta 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

Wyuinta.jpg

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Uinta 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- Uinta - 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

  • Fort Bridger Historical Association‎
    Fort Bridger, WY 82933
    307-782-7645‎

Libraries

  • Uinta County Library
    701 Main St, Evanston
    WY 82930, USA
    Phone: 307-783-0480
    Email: reference@uintalibrary.org
  • Uinta County Library
    322 Cedar St
    Mountain View, WY 82939, USA
    Phone: 307-782-3161
    Email: mtview@uintalibrary.org
  • Lyman Branch Library
    400 C St
    129 S Franklin St
    Lyman, WY 82937, USA
    Phone: 307-787-6556
    Email: lyman@uintalibrary.org

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/uinta/ accessed 11/15/2016
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uinta_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/15/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Uinta County, Wyoming
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Uinta County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uinta_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 30 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 IV" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.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).
  10. Wikipedia contributors, "Cherokee Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_Trail (accessed 19 July 2011).