Carbon County, Wyoming
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Carbon County

Carbon County was established on December 16, 1868 as one of the original five counties. The county was named for the vast coal beds in the county..

Currently the Carbon County Seat can be found in Rawlins and the county government website is http://www.carbonwy.com/

Areas neighboring Carbon County are Sweetwater County (west), Fremont County, Natrona County (north), Converse County (northeast), Albany County (east), Jackson County, Colorado, Routt County, Colorado (south), Moffat County, Colorado (southwest).

Cities and towns located in Carbon County consists of Rawlins, Baggs, Dixon, Elk Mountain, Grand Encampment, Hanna, Medicine Bow, Riverside, Saratoga, Sinclair.

Carbon County vital records can be found at the Wyoming Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Wyoming for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Carbon County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Wyomong Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Carbon County consists of Federal Census Schedules to aid in looking into your family tree. United states federal Population Schedules exist for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Carbon Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Carbon Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Carbon Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free downloadable and also printable census forms to help with your research.

Carbon County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Carbon County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Carbon County Courthouse and Government Records


Carbon County Courthouse

Researchers typically overlook the value of Carbon County court, probate, and land records as a useful resource of genealogy and family history details. Buried away in Wyoming courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the aspirations and frustrations of countless Wyoming inhabitants. The possibilities are very good that your particular ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least some facets of their lives in the Carbon County court records. Even if your ancestors is not mentioned in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her to appear in court records.

Make sure you call the clerk's dept to affirm hours, mailing address, fees and other details prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will assist men and women in obtaining the materials, however it's up to the person to do the researching.

The below information and facts denotes what birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Carbon County. The years suggested below tend to be the first recognized records data in this county.

  • Carbon County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 415 W Pine St, Rawlins, WY 82301
    • Phone: (307) 328-2668
  • Carbon County Clerk & Recorder's Office responsibilities which include maintaining records of land transactions (deeds, mortgages, subdivisions, mineral leases, etc) and ssue Wyoming Marriage Licenses.
    • Marriage Records: 1870
    • Land Records: 1867
  • Carbon County Clerk of District Court has many responsibilities which include the administration of estates, probate of wills, the appointment of guardians and is responsible for filing and maintaining records of all court proceedings and documents of both civil and criminal nature.
    • Probate Records: 1875
    • Court Records: 1870

Carbon County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related to Carbon County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is simply a directory that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own most liked Carbon County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Carbon Co. WY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Carbon Co. WY Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Carbon Co. WY Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Carbon Co. WY Census Records

Carbon Co. WY Church & Cemeteries

Carbon Co. WY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Carbon Co. WY General and History Websites

Carbon Co. WY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Carbon Co. WY Military Records

Carbon Co. WY Schools & Directories

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