Wyoming Vital Records

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This entry was originally written by Dwight A. Radford in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

This article is part of
the Wyoming Family History Research series.
History of Wyoming
Wyoming Vital Records
Census Records for Wyoming
Background Sources for Wyoming
Wyoming Maps
Wyoming Land Records
Wyoming Probate Records
Wyoming Court Records
Wyoming Tax Records
Wyoming Cemetery Records
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Wyoming Military Records
Wyoming Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections
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Map of Wyoming


Wyoming began recording births and deaths in 1909. Very few birth and death records were kept on the county level prior to that time. Most of the early births filed at the state office are delayed birth registrations. When specifics are not known, the officials at the State Department of Health can check the alphabetical index for a desired entry, but an hourly fee will be charged. Certified copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates for the period after statewide recording are available from the Vital Records Services, Hathaway Bldg., Cheyenne, WY 82002 <http://wdh.state.wy.us/vital_records/>.

Wyoming has been recording marriages and divorces statewide since 1941. Earlier marriages were recorded by the county clerk in the county where the license was issued. All Wyoming marriage records from 1869 to 1970 are available from the Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department (see Archives, Libraries and Societies) for all Wyoming counties. The Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City has marriage registers on microfilm for many counties. Early divorce records were kept by the clerk of the district court where the divorce took place.

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