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  • Albany County, Wyoming —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 12, 2013

  • Formed from:  portions of Dakota Territory [then Laramie County] on 16-Dec-1868.
    Established:  19-May-1869
    County Seat:  Laramie, Wyoming

    County history - Albany County is named in honor of the city of Albany, New York. Albany, New York was named for the Duke of York, whose Scotch title was Duke of Albany, and subsequently, James II, King of England.

    Albany Courthouse
    GHLL Albany County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Albany County, WY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Albany County Historical Society (FaceBook) / Laramie, WY)
          Albany County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 2182
          Laramie, WY 82073-2182

    6. US/WYGenWeb site - Albany County Archives
    7. US/WYGenWeb - Albany County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Albany County Clerk, Courthouse, Laramie, WY 82070-3836.
               Note:  Marriage & divorce records prior to 1941 may be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted or the license was issued. Fees vary. Death, marriage & divorce records over 50 years old may be obtained from the Wyoming State Archives.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Converse County (north), Platte County (east), Laramie County (east),
             Larimer County, Colorado (south), Jackson County, Colorado (southwest),
             Carbon County (west).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                  clickable (meaning linked).

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        Adoption Registry - Welcome to Birth Parent Search

    Census Information:
        1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census Albany County, Wyoming Territory
        1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Albany County, Wyoming (ED-20) 10 pages.

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  • Big Horn County, Wyoming —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 16, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Fremont and Johnson Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1890
    County Seat:  Basin, Wyoming

    County history - Big Horn County is named for the Big Horn Mountains, a mountain range extending into northern Wyoming.

    Big Horn Courthouse
    GHLL Big Horn County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Big Horn County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Big Horn County, WY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/WYGenWeb site - Big Horn County Archives
    7. US/WYGenWeb - Big Horn County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Big Horn County Clerk, Courthouse, Basin, WY 82410.
               Note:  Marriage & divorce records prior to 1941 may be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted or the license was issued. Fees vary. Death, marriage & divorce records over 50 years old may be obtained from the Wyoming State Archives.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Park County (west), Washakie County (south), Johnson County (east), Sheridan
                County
    (east), Big Horn County, Montana (north), Carbon County, Montana (north).

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  • Campbell County, Wyoming —
    Information Updated for:  May 19, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Crook and Weston Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1911
    County Seat:  Gillette, Wyoming

    County history - Campbell County is named in honor of John A. Campbell, first governor of the territory of Wyoming. Served 1869-1875. Named also for Robert Campbell, who was with Ashley's expedition in this part of the country from 1825 to 1835..

    Campbell Courthouse
    GHLL Campbell County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Campbell County AHGP/ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Campbell County, WY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
      Campbell County Historical Society
      900 West Second Street
      Gillette, WY 82716

      Branches Of Campbell County
      602 West 3rd Street
      Gillette, WY 82716-3517

    5. US/WYGenWeb site - Campbell County Archives
    6. US/WYGenWeb - Campbell County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Campbell County (Local Records)  |  Gilette, WY (County Seat Records).
               Note:  Marriage & divorce records prior to 1941 may be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted or the license was issued. Fees vary. Death, marriage & divorce records over 50 years old may be obtained from the Wyoming State Archives.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Sheridan County (west), Johnson County (west), Converse County (south), Weston
                County
    (east), Crook County (east), Powder River County, Montana (north).

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  • Carbon County, Wyoming —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 28, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Dakota Territory Indian Lands [original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1868
    County Seat:  Rawlins, Wyoming

    County history - Carbon County is named for the vast coal beds in the county. Prior to 1868, about 3,400 sq miles in the center of Carbon County were part of the Republic of Texas (1835-1845) and part of the State of Texas until 1852 when the northern most part of that state was ceded to the Federal Government.

    Carbon Courthouse
    GHLL Carbon County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Carbon County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Carbon County, WY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Carbon County Historical Society / Rawlins, WY)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Carbon County Museum / Rawlins, WY)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum / Rawlins, WY)
    8. US/WYGenWeb site - Carbon County Archives
    9. US/WYGenWeb - Carbon County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Carbon County Clerk, Fifth and Spruce, Rawlins, WY 82301.
               Note:  Marriage & divorce records prior to 1941 may be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted or the license was issued. Fees vary. Death, marriage & divorce records over 50 years old may be obtained from the Wyoming State Archives.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Sweetwater County (west), Fremont County (northwest),
             Natrona County (north), Converse County (northeast), Albany County (east),
             Jackson County, Colorado (southeast), Routt County, Colorado (south), Moffat
             County, Colorado (southwest).

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        Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum - The eighty year history of Wyoming's first state penitentiary, now known as the
             Wyoming Frontier Prison.

    Census Information:
        1870 Census (T) - Several Townships of the day.
        1880 Census (T) - All county inhabitants

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  • Converse County, Wyoming —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 25, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Albany and Laramie Counties.
    Established:  09-Mar-1888
    County Seat:  Douglas, Wyoming

    County history - Converse County is named in honor of Amasa R. Converse, a Wyoming pioneer and Cheyenne banker.

    Converse Courthouse
    GHLL Converse County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Converse County AHGP/ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Converse County, WY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Converse County Genealogical Society
          119 North 9th Street
          Douglas, WY 82633

    5. US/WYGenWeb site - Converse County Archives
    6. US/WYGenWeb - Converse County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Converse County Clerk, P.O. Box 990, Douglas, WY 82633-0990.
               Note:  Marriage & divorce records prior to 1941 may be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted or the license was issued. Fees vary. Death, marriage & divorce records over 50 years old may be obtained from the Wyoming State Archives.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Campbell County (north), Weston County (northeast), Niobrara County (east), Platte
                County
    (southeast), Albany County (south), Carbon County (southwest), Natrona
                County
    (west), Johnson County (northwest).

        >Genealogy Trails - Converse County Genealogy & History

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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Kingfisher County Oklahoma.

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  • Crook County, Wyoming —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 11, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Pease County 1875.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1885
    County Seat:  Sundance, Wyoming

    County history - Crook County is named in honor of Brigadier General George Crook, a commander during the Indian Wars.

    Crook Courthouse
    GHLL Crook County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Crook County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Crook County, WY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Crook County Historical Society / Sundance, WY)
    6. US/WYGenWeb site - Crook County Archives
    7. US/WYGenWeb - Crook County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Crook County Clerk, P.O. Box 37, Sundance, WY 82729-0037.
               Note:  Marriage & divorce records prior to 1941 may be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted or the license was issued. Fees vary. Death, marriage & divorce records over 50 years old may be obtained from the Wyoming State Archives.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Campbell County (west), Weston County (south),Lawrence County, South Dakota
             (east), Butte County, South Dakota (east), Carter County, Montana (north),
             Powder River County, Montana (northwest).

        Devil's Tower - a land rich in history, wildlife, minerals, national forests, ranching and
             friendly people (the history, the legend, the towns and the map).
        Devil's Tower National Monument - President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils
             Tower the first national monument in 1906.

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    Census Information:
        1910 Census (T) - Federal Census, Crook County, ED-49 (Text: 3 pages).

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  • Fremont County, Wyoming —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 2, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Sweetwater County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1884
    County Seat:  Lander, Wyoming

    County history - Fremont County is named in honor of General John Charles Fremont (1813-1890), U.S. Senator for California, and the first presidential candidate of a major party to run on a platform in opposition to slavery who was also a surveyor and explorer searching for a route to the Pacific ocean in 1842. His group of 20 men were guided by Kit Carson and Enos, a Shoshone Indian.
             The Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming's only Indian Reservation, covers much of Fremont County. The reservation is shared by the Shoshone and Arapaho Indians.


    Fremont Courthouse
    GHLL Fremont County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Fremont County, WY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Dubois Museum and Wind River Historical Center / Dubois, WY)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Fremont County Historical Society Chapter (WHS) / Riverton, WY)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lander Valley Genealogical Society / Lander, WY)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Riverton (History) Museum / Riverton, WY)
          Note:  Fremont County Genealogical Society
          C/O Riverton Branch Library
          1330 West Park Avenue
          Riverton, WY 82501

    9. US/WYGenWeb site - Fremont County Archives
    10. US/WYGenWeb - Fremont County Genealogy & History
    11. Vital Records - Fremont County Clerk, 450 N. 2nd ST. Rm 220, Lander, WY 82520.
               Note:  Marriage & divorce records prior to 1941 may be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted or the license was issued. Fees vary. Death, marriage & divorce records over 50 years old may be obtained from the Wyoming State Archives.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hot Springs County (north), Washakie County (northeast), Natrona County (east),
             Carbon County (southeast), Sweetwater County (south), Sublette County (west),
             Teton County (northwest), Park County (northwest).

        Riverton Branch Library - Home of the Fremont County Genealogical Society

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  • Goshen County, Wyoming —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 8, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Laramie County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1911
    County Seat:  Torrington, Wyoming

    County history - Goshen County is named after The Land of Goshen, a Biblical paradise.

    Goshen Courthouse
    GHLL Goshen County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Goshen County AHGP/ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Goshen County, WY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Homesteader Museum / Powell, WY)
    6. US/WYGenWeb site - Goshen County Archives
    7. US/WYGenWeb - Goshen County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Goshen County Clerk, 2125 East A Street, P.O. Box 160, Torrington, WY 82240.
               Note:  Marriage & divorce records prior to 1941 may be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted or the license was issued. Fees vary. Death, marriage & divorce records over 50 years old may be obtained from the
      Wyoming State Archives.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Niobrara County (north), Platte County (west), Laramie County (south), Banner
             County, Nebraska (southeast), Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska (east), Sioux County,
                Nebraska
    (east).

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  • Hot Springs County, Wyoming —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 3, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Fremont, Big Horn and Park Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1911
    County Seat:  Thermopolis, Wyoming

    County history - Hot Springs County is named for the hot springs near Thermopolis, located in Hot Springs State Park.

    Hot Springs Courthouse
    GHLL Hot Springs County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Hot Springs County AHGP/ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hot Springs County, WY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hot Springs County Museum and Cultural Center / Thermopolis, WY)
    6. US/WYGenWeb site - Hot Springs County Archives
    7. US/WYGenWeb - Hot Springs County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Hot Springs County (Local Records)  |  Thermopolis, WY (County Seat Records).
               Note:  Marriage & divorce records prior to 1941 may be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted or the license was issued. Fees vary. Death, marriage & divorce records over 50 years old may be obtained from the Wyoming State Archives.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Washakie County (east), Fremont County (south), Park County (northwest).

        Old Yearbooks - Thermopolis High School Class of 1919 [registry required].

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  • Johnson County, Wyoming —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 18, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Carbon and Sweetwater Counties, 08-Dec-1875 as Pease County
    Established:  10-May-1881
    County Seat:  Buffalo, Wyoming

    County history - Johnson County is named in honor of E.P. Johnson, an attorney of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

    Johnson Courthouse
    GHLL Johnson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Johnson County AHGP/ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Johnson County, WY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Johnson County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 103
          Buffalo, WY 82834

    5. US/WYGenWeb site - Johnson County Archives
    6. US/WYGenWeb - Johnson County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Johnson County Clerk, 76 North Main, Buffalo, WY 82834-1847.
               Note:  Marriage & divorce records prior to 1941 may be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted or the license was issued. Fees vary. Death, marriage & divorce records over 50 years old may be obtained from the
      Wyoming State Archives.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Sheridan County (north), Campbell County (east), Converse County (southeast),
             Natrona County (south), Washakie County (west), Big Horn County (northwest).

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        The Historic Occidental Hotel - When you step through the front door of the Historic Occidental Hotel in Buffalo,
             Wyoming, you are truly stepping back into the Old West.

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  • Laramie County, Wyoming —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 25, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Northwest Indian Territories [original County Nov-1859].
    Established:  xx-xxx-xxxx
    County Seat:  Cheyenne, Wyoming

    County history - Laramie County is named in honor of French-Canadian fur trapper Jacques La Ramie.

    Laramie Courthouse
    Capitol history - Built between 1886 and 1890, the capitol is located in Cheyenne and contains the chambers of the Wyoming State Legislature and well as the office of the Governor of Wyoming. It was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1987.
             Construction began on September 9, 1886. The cornerstone was laid on May 18, 1887. The original cornerstone contained maps and a roster of territorial officers. During the centennial celebration of the capitol in 1987, the cornerstone was removed, the original documents were replaced, and the cornerstone was reset.

    Wyoming State Capitol

    GHLL Laramie County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Laramie County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Laramie County, WY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society / Laramie, WY)
    6. US/WYGenWeb site - Laramie County Archives
    7. US/WYGenWeb - Laramie County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Laramie County Clerk, 1902 Carey Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001.
               Note:  Marriage & divorce records prior to 1941 may be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted or the license was issued. Fees vary. Death, marriage & divorce records over 50 years old may be obtained from the Wyoming State Archives.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Goshen County (north-northeast), Banner County, Nebraska (northeast), Kimball
             County, Nebraska (east), Weld County, Colorado (south), Larimer County, Colorado
             (southwest), Albany County (west), Platte County (north-northwest).

        Marriage Records Index - Laramie County: 1868 to 1906
        Laramie County Library System - Genealogy Department Collections
        Naturalization Records - 1867-1920

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    Census Information:
        1870 Census (I) & (T) - 3 pages (I) & 7 pages (T).
        1880 Census (I) - 4 pages.
        1900 Census (T) - 3 pages (ed: 042).

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  • Lincoln County, Wyoming —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 6, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Uinta County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1911
    County Seat:  Kemmerer, Wyoming

    County history - Lincoln County is named in honor of the sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

    Lincoln Courthouse
    GHLL Lincoln County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lincoln County, WY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cokeville Historical Society / Cokeville, WY)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Fossil Country Frontier Museum / Kemmerer, WY)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lincoln County Historical Society / Kemmerer, WY)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Star Valley Historical Society / Star Valley, WY)
    9. US/WYGenWeb site - Lincoln County Archives
    10. US/WYGenWeb - Lincoln County Genealogy & History
    11. Vital Records - Lincoln County Clerk, Courthouse, Kemmerer, WY 83101-3141.
               Note:  Marriage & divorce records prior to 1941 may be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted or the license was issued. Fees vary. Death, marriage & divorce records over 50 years old may be obtained from the
      Wyoming State Archives.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Teton County (north), Sublette County (northeast), Sweetwater County (east),
             Uinta County (south), Rich County, Utah (southwest), Bear Lake County, Idaho
             (west), Caribou County, Idaho and Bonneville County, Idaho (northwest).

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        Fossil Butte National Monument - Established on October 23, 1972, in order to preserve fossil bearing rock
             formations. These rocks contain traces of plants and animals from a lake that covered the area over 50 million
             years ago.

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