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Wyoming Genealogy Resources

  • 1869 Wyoming Territory Census. Microfilm of original records at the Wyoming State Archives and Historical Documents, Cheyenne, WY. Filmed by the archives, 1 roll, film #2261365.

  • Albany County Genealogical Society - Laramie, Wyoming.

  • Alcott Farrar Elwell Scrapbook.  Elwell served as camp cook in 1908 for the U.S. Geological Survey in Wyoming. The scrapbook contains photographs, recipes, and transcripts (made by Elwell's wife) of Elwell's diary kept during his employment with the U.S. Geological Survey.

  • Alexander Hamilton Chapman Diary, March 30 - June 19, 1850.

  • Annals of Wyoming. The Journal was previously published as the Quarterly Bulletin (1923-1925), Annals of Wyoming (1925-1993), Wyoming Annals (1993-1995) and Wyoming History Journal (1995-1996). The Annals has been the official publication of the Wyoming State Historical Society since 1953 and is distributed as a benefit of membership in the Wyoming State Historical Society.

  • Annals of Wyoming - Index. Single index that encompasses key words and proper nouns that appeared in all editions of the Annals since its inception.

  • Archives Photo Database. Welcome to the Wyoming State Archives' online photo database. The Archives’ Historical Photograph Collection includes more than 500,000 images, of subjects from Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain Region.

  • Audio. Digitized audio recordings from AHC collections, most prominently tapes of musical performances and interviews with members of the Arapaho tribe concerning their language and culture by sociologist Zdeněk Salzmann. Other collections include interviews with people associated with the recovery of a 1955 United Air Lines crash in the mountains west of Laramie; audio tapes of a program describing the early history of Laramie, told by Clarice Whittenburg, a UW elementary education professor; speeches by architect Victor Gruen and Department of the Interior Chief Floyd Dominy on water resources; oral history interviews with Wyoming pioneers; and interviews with UW graduate and former Department of the Interior Secretary James Watt.

  • Baker and Johnston Photographs  The Baker and Johnston Photographic Studio was run by Charles S. Baker and Eli Johnston in Evanston, Wyoming. They are best known for their series of photographs of Native Americans primarily from the Shoshone, Arapahoe, and Apache tribes. Collection contains original glass plate negatives of Native Americans primarily from the Shoshone, Arapahoe, and Apache tribes, and includes portraits of Chief Washakie, Geronimo, and General Crook.

  • Beck Family Papers. The Beck Family Papers, 1858-1992, contain mainly the papers of George Thornton Beck, but there are substantial portions of the correspondence of Betty Beck especially from the years 1918 to 1922, a small amount of the correspondence of William F. Cody, and some correspondence and other documents of the Goodloe family (collateral to the Beck family). The photographs are primarily scenic rather than personal. Many of them are commercial souvenir prints. There are a few early pictures of Cody, Wyoming.

  • Bill Manbo Papers.  As a teenager, Bill Manbo Sr. was a Japanese American internee in the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming during World War II. During Manbo's internment, he surreptitiously took photographs of everyday life and events in the camp, including children at play, events, and buildings. The contains 30 color slides of scenes from the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, dated 1942-1944, two photos from a Cody, Wyoming studio, and a letter from Bacon Sakatani, 7-6-1993 which gives an inventory of the slides, numbered order, and content identified and described.

  • Black 14.  Contains materials regarding the dismissal of 14 black players from the University of Wyoming’s football team in October 1969. The players wanted to wear black armbands to protest the alleged racial policies of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, which operates Brigham Young University. The day before the game with BYU, the players met with coach Lloyd Eaton regarding the armbands and Eaton dismissed them from the team for violating team rules.

  • Branding Iron (Laramie Wyo.) Records.  Contains materials dealing with the Black 14 controversy in 1969, including articles from the Branding Iron covering the events as well as articles from other papers throughout Wyoming and the region, including coverage by the Denver Post's Rick Reilly in 1982. There is material pertaining to Coach Eaton including background and information on the civil trial that followed the suspension. Also present are papers pertaining to Phil White, the editor of the Branding Iron at that time. These include letters to the editor, unpublished articles and information about his resignation soon after the controversy began. There are also materials from anniversary events in 1993.

  • Buffalo Bill Dam Construction Photographs.  Contains photographs of the construction of the Buffalo Bill Dam in Park County, Wyoming, during 1908. Also included are some photographs of Thermopolis, Wyoming; a camp on Cottonwood Creek; Fort Shaw, Montana; Corbett Dam; the cemetery at Ethete, Wyoming; and other Wyoming views.

  • Buffalo Bill Letters to George T. Beck. The Buffalo Bill letters consist of personal correspondence to George Washington Thornton Beck from William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody concerning the operation of the Shoshone Irrigation Company and its water project. The letters range from 1895, when the company was first established, to 1910 with the majority being written in 1896. The majority of the letters concern the canal being built during this period, however, there are several instances of personal observations and descriptions by Cody of his Wild West Show and the places it was visiting.

  • Campbell County Library System: Genealogy.
     
  • Campbell County Marriage Index. These marriage records are available in the Campbell County Clerk’s office at the Campbell County Courthouse, 500 S. Gillette, Ave., Gillette, WY. This information has been provided as a courtesy of the Campbell County Genealogical Society and the Campbell County Public Library Reference Staff.

  • Chamblin, Thomas S., editor. The Historical Encyclopedia of Wyoming. Cheyenne, WY: Wyoming Historical Institute, 1970. 1,669 pages (2 vols.). Contains "representative citizens who have had an integral part in the growth and development of Wyoming and Historical sketches of leading cities, counties and tabulated principal facts of interest regarding every city, town, county, and district of the state."

  • Charles J. Belden Photographs. Collection consists of photographs and glass plate and soft positive negatives taken by Belden from 1908-1940. Most of the images were produced in the 1920s and 1930s on the Pitchfork Ranch near Meeteetse, Wyoming. The images include depictions of everyday life on the ranch, photos from Belden's trips to various foreign countries (including Panama), Yellowstone National Park, raising antelope, dude ranching, and Belden's family members.

  • Charles B. Penrose Papers.  The collection contains the manuscript for The Johnson County War: The Narrative of Dr. Charles Bingham Penrose (ca. 1914); miscellaneous telegrams and newspaper clippings regarding the Johnson County War; and Charles Penrose's correspondence with Boies Penrose, Bob Ralston, Amos Barber, Owen Wister, William C. Irvine, and Grace Raymond Hebard regarding the invasion (1913-1915). Additional items includes two photographs of the invading party; a map of the KC Ranch (probably drawn by Irvine) and a list of places connected with the invasion; a list of names of those prosecuted by the State of Wyoming for participating in the raid; and 1 letter from Wister to Charles' son Boies Penrose (1936).

  • Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society. The Society's mission is to stimulate and encourage family history research through a variety of endeavors and to provide members and the genealogical public with a diversity of resources.

  • Estelle Ishigo Photographs.  The Estelle Ishigo photographs were gathered for use in her book Lone Heart Mountain and many of them were published there. The original drawings and sketches were created by Estelle Ishigo while she was interned with her Japanese-American husband at the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp between Cody and Powell, Wyoming. Some were originally intended for use in the camp newspaper, the Heart Mountain Sentinel, and for an official project report for the U.S. government. She continued to sketch Japanese-American community life in their new home after the war in a trailer camp, still surrounded by barbed wire, in Lomita, California.

  • Fox Funeral Home. The Fox Funeral Home was the first funeral home opened in Gillette, WY opening in 1907. These records span the years 1907-1947. Each entry in this index is taken directly from the digitized image of the funeral record and has a cd number that corresponds to the image.

  • Frank J. Meyers Papers. Frank J. Meyers (1890-1973) was a photographer who lived in Rawlins, Wyoming where he ran a photography business for 50 years until his death. The collection contains photographs and negatives, some postcards, and photograph albums.

  • Gale W. McGee Papers.  Collection includes materials relating to McGee's career as U.S. senator, work at the University of Wyoming, with the Organization of American States, his consulting firm and personal life.

  • General Digital Collections. This collection features the images most requested by AHC patrons for duplication in a wide array of topics.

  • GLO &  BLM Survey Plats & Field Notes. Wyoming Bureau of Land Management. This page contains links to images of the Public Land Survey System for Wyoming. This information consists of images of all available survey plats for the entire state and most pages of field notes. The plats are organized by county and then by township and range.

  • GoWYLD: Genealogy - Wyoming Genealogy Resources.

  • H. C. Waltz Papers.  The collection contains a transcript of Waltz's journal from May 20, 1871 to August 6, 1872 in which he describes traveling to Wyoming from Indiana; missing Nellie, who stayed with her parents in Illinois; and traveling back to Illinois in September and October 1872 for the birth of a son. The collection also contains the transcripts of fourteen articles written from 1871 to 1875 (mostly for the "Western Christian Advocate") regarding his missionary work in Wyoming and Colorado and commenting on women's suffrage in Wyoming.

  • Heart Mountain Relocation Center.  Images from the Heart Mountain Relocation Center.  The  center was one of ten camps mandated by the War Department in 1942 to detain Americans of Japanese ancestry. It was located between Cody and Powell, Wyoming. The first internees arrived in August 1942. The camp closed in November 1945.

  • Historic Photograph Collection. The Historical Photographic Collection of the Wyoming State Archives is one of the most significant in the region. The approximately 500,000 images are cataloged according to either subject or major collection. The collection encompasses a time period from Wyoming’s territorial days to the present with a representation of photographic processes since the birth of photography in 1839.

  • Hugo G. Janssen Photographs. Hugo Gerhard Janssen (1893-1960) was a portrait and commercial photographer in Lovell, Wyoming. The collection contains negatives of Lovell, Wyoming, and the Bighorn Mountains, personal negatives and prints, panoramic negatives and prints, and a photo album.

  • Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages as published in Campbell County, Wyoming Newspapers. The library retains microfilm of various Campbell County newspapers from 1892 to the present. The reference department staff has indexed these newspapers with a specific focus on genealogical information including births, marriage announcements, divorces and obituaries.
     
  • Irene Schubert Black 14 Collection. Collection contains materials collected by former University of Wyoming employee Irene Schubert regarding the dismissal of 14 black players from the University of Wyoming's football team in October 1969. The players wanted to wear black armbands to protest the alleged racial policies of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, which operates Brigham Young University. On October 17, 1969, the day before the football game with Brigham Young, the players met with coach Lloyd Eaton regarding the armbands and Eaton dismissed them from the team for violating team rules regarding political activities.

  • J.S. Palen. AA veterinarian from Cheyenne, Wyoming, Palen collected Cheyenne Frontier Days and other rodeo materials. Collection features photographs and postcards of parades, rodeos, and ranching.

  • J.S. Pittenger Letters.   Joshua S. Pittenger of Wellsville, New York, served as Captain of the 64th Regiment of the New York State Volunteers and witnessed the Battles of Bull Run and Gettysburg during his service in the Civil War from 1861-1864. The collection consists of letters sent by Pittenger to his wife Sarah from 1861-1864 and 1886. The letters provide a detailed account of volunteer army life, including troop movements, daily provisions, company drilling, construction of roads and buildings, illnesses, desertions, the Battles of Bull Run, Gettysburg and smaller skirmishes, and Sarah's loneliness and trouble in running the family business in Wellsville, New York.

  • Jackson, Ronald Vern. 1890 Wyoming Veterans Census Index. Salt Lake City, UT: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1983.

  • James Bertenshaw Family Letters. The James Bertenshaw Family Letters mainly contain letters written by Bertenshaw to his wife, Mary, on his way to the Montana gold fields in 1865.
     
  • John A. Nelson Papers.   John A. Nelson was administrative officer and later assistant project director of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center near Cody, Wyoming, from July 1942-June 1943, when he was drafted into the Army. His wife Viola Nelson was a secretary and later a personnel officer at Heart Mountain from 1942-1945. Collection includes typed transcriptions plus a few handwritten pages of the diary John A. Nelson kept while at Heart Mountain, July 29, 1942-June 26, 1943. There are several speeches about the War Relocation Authority and Japanese internment; records of arrivals of internees at Heart Mountain from August-September 1942; a chronology of evacuation and relocation; an August 7, 1942 plan for receiving and processing the first internees at Heart Mountain; several documents from the War Relocation Authority; pamphlets related to Japanese Americans and their internment; and three poems by internees.

  • John and Frances Casement.  Letters between John, who directed the track laying of the transcontinental railroad from 1866-1869, and his wife Frances, who stayed behind in Ohio.

  • John Roberts Papers.  John Roberts was an Episcopalian missionary who worked among the Arapaho and Shoshone peoples on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming starting in 1883. The collection contains numerous notes and drafts as well as printed versions of Robert's translations of church literature into the Arapaho and Shoshone languages. Other material includes history of the region and biographical information about Roberts and his family, friends and prominent citizens of the area including Sacagawea.

  • Joseph C. O Mahoney The Joseph C. O'Mahoney papers contain primarily files from his office as Senator of Wyoming such as correspondence, speeches, news releases and clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, maps, artifacts, memorabilia, campaign materials, and audio visual materials. There are legislative and resource files that contain bill proposals, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other printed materials about legislative issues. There are committee files with information from the various committees on which Senator O'Mahoney served. The papers also contain legal case files and correspondence from his law firm and correspondence while Mr. O'Mahoney was First Assistant Postmaster General. There is a small amount of correspondence, photographs, maps, and memorabilia about his personal life.

  • L. R. A. Condit Papers.  The collection includes 9 boxes of correspondence (1860-1899), chiefly with family members, although some business letters are included. There are 25 financial ledgers (1878-1925), 280 photographic glass negatives, legal documents, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, notebooks, photos, drawings, and poetry. The collection also includes Condit's photographic equipment.

  • Laramie County Clerk  The Clerk's office is located at 309 West 20th Street in Cheyenne.  Phone number is 307-633-4253.

  • Laramie County Library System  The Library is located in Cheyenne at 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Located with its Genealogy Department is the LDS Family History Center.  This joint facility is unique, but is very helpful to researchers.  The Genealogy Department can be reached at 307-634-3561 Ext. 533.

  • Lester C. Hunt Papers.  The collection documents the political career of Lester C. Hunt. It contains Hunt's subject files as governor of Wyoming (1943-1954) and as U.S. Senator (1949-1954); personal correspondence (1934-1954); twelve scrapbooks (1938-1954); and speeches on miscellaneous topics.

  • Local (Gillette) Cemetery Records. Mt. Pisgah Cemetery - Burial Plot/Section Report by Deceased Last Name (January 2008)

  • Local History Index. This alphabetical subject index contains a wide range of topics from Campbell County and some nearby locations. Gathered from local newspapers, magazines and brochures, the articles encompass important information regarding businesses, organizations, industries (farming, mining, petroleum, ranching and railroads), churches, cemeteries, hospitals, parks, people, government, law enforcement, post offices, school buildings, geological and historical landmarks, extreme weather, unusual events, serious crimes, significant fires, historical firsts, population statistics, building construction and demolition. Sporting and school events are not generally covered.

  • Ludwig-Svenson Studio Collection. Images from this Laramie, Wyoming photographic studio.

  • Mark A. Chapman Collection.  The collection from the chairman of the organizational meeting of the Cheyenne branch of the Wyoming State Historical Society contains correspondence (often in cipher) between the governor's office and Senator Joseph M. Carey's office regarding the aftermath of the Johnson County War; correspondence and photographs regarding Camp Carlin, located near Cheyenne; correspondence and a manuscript from William Murphy about his experiences during the Indian war of the late 1860s around Fort Phil Kearney; and photographs, printed material, and miscellaneous items relating especially to Cheyenne and the area around the city. Also included are four letters from Union soldiers Charles Cochran and Eli Garwood written to their families during the Civil War.

  • Milward L. Simpson Papers.  The Milward L. Simpson Papers contain correspondence, legal documents, financial records, speeches, photographs, political papers and reports, and newspaper clippings relating to Milward Simpson's life as well as the Simpson Family. The material details both Simpson's professional and personal life.

  • Moreton Frewen.  Contains letters relating to Frewen’s ranching interests in northeastern Wyoming during the 1880's, including the Powder River Cattle Company, Ltd. Many of the letters are to his wife Clara Jerome Frewen, and his brother Richard and others regarding business operations.

  • Morton E. Post Family Papers. Collection contains mainly correspondence (1851-1910) between the members of the Post family. The collection also includes letters of recommendation to President Grover Cleveland in 1885 and 1886 that Post be appointed as governor of Wyoming Territory; newspaper clippings; and miscellaneous other materials.

  • Nellie Tayloe Ross Papers  Nellie Tayloe Ross (1876-1977) was the first woman governor in the United States. Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, she married William Bradford Ross in 1902 and they lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming. William B. Ross, a Democrat, was elected Governor of Wyoming in 1922. Three weeks before election day in 1924, William B. Ross died and Nellie Tayloe Ross was elected in his stead. Nellie Ross lost in her bid for reelection in 1926. She was appointed Director of the U.S. Mint in 1933 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and served in that capacity until her retirement in 1953. Collection contains materials relating to Nellie and William Ross, including scrapbooks, correspondence both personal and professional, miscellaneous materials relating to the U.S. Mint, financial records, speeches and writings, diaries, subject files and biographical information, William Ross' campaign materials for 1922, and news releases relating to Nellie Ross as governor and Director of the U.S. Mint.

  • Nels H. Smith Papers. The Nels H. Smith Papers, 1934-1943, include documents, correspondence, photographs, articles, reports, budgets, and publications which document Nels H. Smith's term in office as governor of Wyoming.

  • Online Map Collection.. Welcome to the Wyoming State Archives' online map database. The Historic Map Collection includes more than 12,000 over-sized maps, plans, certificates, posters, newspapers, etc of subjects ranging from Wyoming to the United States as a whole.

  • Owen Wister Papers  The Owen Wister papers include journals, manuscripts, photographs, articles, publications, and correspondence. These materials document the life and literary career of Owen Wister, a prominent American writer of the late 1800s and early 1900s. He was best known as the author of the famed Western novel The Virginian. This collection covers the span of Wister's life and deals primarily with his interest in the American West and the literary works that he developed from it.

  • Richard Throssel.  Images from Throssel’s photographic work from 1902-1933 mostly of daily life, ceremonies, portraits and village scenes of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Indians.

  • Robert E. Miller Papers.  The collection contains five letters from Robert E. Miller, describing his life as a rancher in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (1887-1893), and two letters from later years (1914, 1934). Also included are photographs of Robert E. and Grace G. Miller.

  • Rockpile Museum Biographical Records. This is a collection of newspaper clippings, original documents, pictures, miscellaneous items and obituaries. This index reflects the contents of each biographical record.

  • Roscoe Turner.  Images from Roscoe Turner (September 29, 1895 – June 23, 1970) was an aviator who was a three time winner of the Thompson Trophy.

  • Roy Hook Ranch Photographs.  The Roy Hook Ranch photographs (1902-1913) portray the Roy Hook homestead near Muddy Creek in Western Wyoming. Also included are photographs of visits to neighboring ranches; Douglas, Wyoming; and the South (possibly South Carolina). The photographs detail many occasions of life on a small ranch. Roscoe Turner Collection. Roscoe Turner (September 29, 1895 ? June 23, 1970) was an aviator who was a three time winner of the Thompson Trophy.

  • Samuel H. Knight Papers.   The S.H. Knight collection contains materials documenting the University of Wyoming's history and Knight's career as a geologist and University of Wyoming professor. It includes Knight's undergraduate and graduate course work and materials from his teaching and geological research such as publications, maps, and research. This collection also contains records from Knight's involvement with campus organizations and activities including the athletics and geology departments, the geology museum, UW Science Camp, and yearbook photos. A large portion of this collection is audio/visual material such as photographs, negatives, lantern slides, and films. Much of this material documents UW's history and shows buildings, landscapes, students, faculty, and activities. Other photographs are from Knight's geological research and include Wyoming landscapes and rock cutouts.
     
  • Sheridan County GenWEB Site - Sheridan, Wyoming.
  • Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Wyoming Room.

  • Stephen Nelson Leek Collection. Photographs.

  • Swan Company Records. The collection contains correspondence, ledgers, journals, agreements made with other land owners and the Union Pacific Railroad, leases, tax records, financial information, deeds, wills, diaries, wool count books, church programs and bulletins, work orders, equipment inventories, company store inventories, cash books, photographs, and maps.

  • Teno Roncalio Papers. Legislative records and press relations/media activities records of this Democratic congressional representative from Wyoming who served five terms in the United States House of Representatives.

  • Thaddeus Capron Family Papers.  Thaddeus H. Capron was a United States Infantry officer during the Civil War and the subsequent Indian Wars. He served under General Crook at the Battle of the Rosebud (June, 1876). The collection includes diaries and letters of Thaddeus Capron and reminiscences of his wife, Cynthia.

  • Thomas Kennet-Were Watercolors and Papers. Collection contains 64 landscape watercolors painted by Kennet-Were during his travels across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Panama in 1868-1869. The collection also contains a scrapbook containing news clippings, titled "Nine Months in the United States", authored by Kennet-Were.
     
  • Trenhold, Virginia Cole, Loren Jost, Jim Donahue, et al., editors. Wyoming Blue Book./ 5 volumes. Cheyenne, Wyoming: Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department, 1974, 1992. Reprint of Wyoming Historical Blue Book by Marie Erwin, who prepared the original 1,471 page book in 1943. In 1974 Virginia Cole Trenhold edited Erwin's work into 2 volumes and added vol. 3 as a supplement, bringing the blue book up to 1974. Loren Jost edited vol. 4 to bring the series up to 1990. Jim Donahue edited vol. 5, Guide to the County Archives of Wyoming. Each volume is indexed.

  • University of Wyoming's Digital Collections. Since 2002 the Initiative has collaborated to build digital collections of scholarly and general interest with other partners from across campus, the state of Wyoming, and the region.

  • University of Wyoming. Presidents Office Records. Collection contains the records of the University of Wyoming's President's Office and the personal files for some of its members. The collection documents the president's role in the operation of the University of Wyoming encompassing a wide range of financial, budgetary and administrative functions.

  • UW's Rocky Mountain Herbarium & Grand Teton National Park Herbarium.  Images of specimen samples from the largest collection of Rocky Mountain plants and fungi in existence. Also search images from the Grand Teton National Park Herbarium.

  • Water Resources.  Letters between Cody, Wyoming businessman George T. Beck and Buffalo Bill Cody regarding the founding of Cody, Wyoming, and the construction of the Cody Canal in the 1890s.
     
  • Western States Marriage Record Index.  For more than two decades, the BYU-Idaho (formerly known as Ricks College) Arthur Porter Special Collections area in Rexburg, Idaho has been extracting early marriage records from counties in the western part of the United States. Virtually all of the pre-1900 marriages are included in the index for Arizona , Idaho and Nevada . Many counties for those same states have been extracted into the 1930's and some, much later. A significant number of marriages from selected counties in California , western Colorado , Montana , Oregon , Utah , eastern Washington , and Wyoming are also included.

  • Western Trails : Wyoming Collection. Western Trails explored the adaptability/adoptability of the Colorado Digitization Project model for collaboration among cultural heritage institutions, focusing digitization efforts on a statewide basis. The State Libraries of Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas led these explorations.  Western Trails was a multi-state themed digitization project with cultural heritage institutions from four states on the topic of Western trails. A total of 20,000 new images were created through the initiative.

  • Woods, Lawrence M. Wyoming Biographies. Worland, WY: High Plains Pub. Co., 1991. 225 pages. Includes index.

  • Wyoming Birth Certificates - Birth-Certificates.net

  • Wyoming Blue BooksVolume 1 (75 MB), Volume 2 (200 MB), Volume 3 (235 Mb), Volume 4 (57 MB), Volume 5 (40 MB)


  • Wyoming Cemeteries - Interment.net

  • Wyoming Genealogical Information.

  • Wyoming Genealogy Queries - CousinConnect.com

  • Wyoming Genealogy Resources- DistantCousins.com
     
  • Wyoming GenWeb Project.

  • Wyoming Marriages 1877-1920 - Name index to marriage records from the state of Wyoming - 14,070 records after 27 April, 2010. FamilySearch.org.

  • Wyoming Memories.  Wyoming Memory brings the histories of Wyoming to life through a virtual gateway to the state's rich collections of manuscripts, books, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources. These sources document Wyoming's past from prehistory through the present.

  • Wyoming Newspaper Project.  Available through this website are all the newspapers printed in Wyoming between 1849 and 1922, in an easily searchable format.

  • Wyoming Pioneers Oral History Project. The collection contains interviews with people who were early residents of Wyoming. Interviews were conducted between 1947 and 1955 by employees of the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming. Topics include life in Laramie, Hanna, Douglas, and other towns; politics and government; ranching; Camp Fire Girls; crime; Yellowstone Park; Buffalo Bill's Wild West show; University of Wyoming; Tom Horn; a World War II war bride; mining; and the Johnson County War. Includes some interviews with Native Americans.
     
  • Wyoming State Archives and Historical Research. The Archives provides services through four work units: Reference, Research and Historical Photos; Records Management; and Micrographics. The Archives also sponsors or participates in workshops, conferences, and various other events pertaining to Wyoming history and the preservation and management of records.

  • Wyoming State Historical Society. The Wyoming State Historical Society began in 1953 and provides direction and support for historical research and preservation in Wyoming. Made up of members across Wyoming, as well as from outside the borders of Wyoming and the United States, the Society is open to any individual interested in history of Wyoming and the West.

  • Wyoming Stock Growers Association Records.  WSGA materials include correspondence (1870-1944); administrative records including minutes, legal documents, correspondence, membership records, committee records, and annual convention records (1874-1985); financial records (1874-1982); brand books, roundup records and inspection and shipping records (1868-1978); Wyoming's Cow-Belles records and correspondence (1940-1972); Junior Wyoming Stock Growers Association records (1954-1973); WSGA publications including the periodical "Cow Country"; photographs (1857-1981); an oil painting commemorating the founding of the WSGA; and artifacts. Collection also includes Cheyenne Club correspondence, membership records, financial records and other materials (1880-1947); Johnson County War materials, including correspondence, articles, and journals (1891-1939); American National Cattlemen's Association materials, chiefly printed (1905-1974); and subject files related to the western livestock industry and Wyoming and western history; and periodicals.
     
  • Wyoming Stories. These are Wyoming Stories... Tales told by the legends who live them. Produced by the Wyoming State Archives, a division of State Parks & Cultural Resources.

  • Wyoming Tales and Trails - an extensive compilation of photos and photo links of Wyoming
     
  • Wyoming Territory Census, 1869. Microfilm of original records at the Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Filmed by the archives, 1 roll, FHL film #2261365.

  • Wyoming Tombstone Transcription Project

  • Wyomings Recent Energy Boom Oral History Program The American Heritage Center's Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership at the University of Wyoming conducted an oral history program to explore the social, environmental, and economic impacts of Wyoming's latest energy boom (1995-2010) in Sublette County. The program conducted audio oral history interviews with those involved in, and impacted by, the activities to develop and extract the state's natural gas resources in Sublette County. Interviewees included those most directly impacted by the energy boom, including landowners, ranchers, environmentalists, town leaders, energy industry officials and workers, business owners, social services personnel, school administrators and others.

  • Zdenek Salzmann Arapaho Indian Research Papers. The Zdenek Salzmann Arapaho Indian research papers, 1851-1986, include photocopied materials from United States and foreign published journals and books, personal notes and research cards, cassette tapes, and film reels that document Dr. Salzmann's research and life's work on Native American cultures and languages. There is no private correspondence of any sort. Much of the material covers various Native American Tribes and aspects of their culture.