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Wyoming, Compiled Census Index, 1860-191068,285
Wyoming, Territorial Census, 1869, and City of Cheyenne Censuses, 1875 and 1878Updated10,072
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U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-19704,530,460
U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Swedish American Church Records, 1800-19473,655,098
Web: Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011Free1,334,001
Wyoming, Marriage Records, 1941-1966Updated309,380
Wyoming, Death Records, 1909-1969Updated139,548
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U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947Updated54,293,029
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942Updated15,293,445
Wyoming, Military Service and Veterans Records, 1914-1946Updated43,521
A famous battery and its campaigns, 1861-'64249
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Wyoming City Directories488
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U.S., Homestead Records, 1863-1908107,521
Wyoming, Wills and Probate Records, 1864-1915462
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History of Dakota Territory5,248
U.S., Women of the West, 1928Free4,669
Historic towns of the western states732
Northwest History and Men of Progress592
The Taming of the frontier324
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A Genealogical History

Wyoming in brief

Statehood: July 10, 1890
Capital: Cheyenne
Largest City: Cheyenne
Counties: 23
State motto: Equal Rights
State nickname: The Equality State,
Neighboring states: Montana, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, Idaho


Teton Range from Yellowstone Park, Wyoming, c. 1900

Interesting Facts

  • Originally a fur-trading post, the military post of Fort Laramie was established in 1849 when Congress approved the creation of forts along the Oregon Trail to help ensure safe passage of travelers.
  • The town of Cheyenne was born in 1867 as the Union Pacific Railroad arrived in Wyoming. As it made its way across southern sections of the state, towns like Laramie, Rawlins, Green River, and Rock Springs, began popping up along the line.
  • Wyoming was the first territory to permanent women's suffrage in 1869.
  • When Wyoming became a state in 1890, one fourth of its population was foreign born.

Featured Wyoming Data Collections

Wyoming, Territorial Census, 1869, and City of Cheyenne Censuses, 1875 and 187810,072
Wyoming, Marriage Records, 1941-1966309,380
Wyoming, Death Records, 1909-1969139,548
Wyoming, Divorce Index Cards, 1941-195336,024
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 194215,293,445

Famous People

Help and Advice

Resources

Wyoming Census Research

Federal censuses for the state of Wyoming begin in 1870. Before that time, some Wyoming residents were included in Utah Territory in the 1850 census, and with Nebraska Territory in 1860.

 

Wyoming Vital Records
Wyoming began recording births and deaths in 1909. Very few birth and death records were kept on the county level before that time. Marriages have been recorded statewide since 1941. Earlier marriages were recorded by the county clerk in the county were the license was issued.

All Wyoming marriage records from 1869 to 1970 are available from the Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department for all Wyoming counties.

  • Wyoming Vital Statistics Services Program: Holds birth and death records since July 1909 and marriage records since May 1941.
  • Wyoming State Archives: The Archives holds marriage records from 1869 to 1970
  • Western States marriage index (BYU Idaho): a searchable index to marriages in several western states, including Wyoming. See the web site for specific counties and years included in the index.

 

Wyoming Research Resources
The organizations listed below provide information about Wyoming history and genealogy. In addition to these state-level resources, many counties and towns maintain important genealogical collections in local libraries, genealogical societies, or historical societies, so check for a local resource when researching.

 

Statewide Research Resources