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It is recommended to familiarize oneself with just about any repository in Wyoming that you simply might visit by getting in contact with to the proper archive or library ahead of time.

The majority of, if not all, Wyoming repositories have written and published resources that show its collections as well as research policy.

Wyoming archives and historical associations usually have Online websites that supply comparable content. Many actually contain downloadable databases for some or parts from the collections.

Wyoming Archives

  • National Archives-Rocky Mountain Region, Denver Federal Center, Building 48, West 6th Avenue and Kipling Street, Denver, Colorado 80225-0307. States covered are Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 25307, Denver, Colorado 80225-0307; Tel: 303-236-0817, E-mail: denver.archives@nara.gov, Fax: 303-236-9297
  • Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department, Barrett Building, 2301 Central Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82002; This repository is the prime resource for state and county records. Most county records in Wyoming have been microfilmed and are available at the archives.

Wyoming Museums

  • Lincoln County Museum, P. O. Box 242, Afton, WY 83110; PH: 307-886-3667
  • Bozeman Trail Museum, Main Street, Big Horn, WY 82833; PH: None
  • Bradford Brinton Memorial Museum, P. O. Box 460, Big Horn, WY 82833; PH: 307-672-3173
  • Johnson County/Jim Gatchell Museum, P. O. Box 596, Buffalo, WY 82834; PH: 307-684-9331
  • Fort Caspar Museum, 4001 Fort Caspar Rd., Casper, WY 82601; PH: 307-235-8462
  • Casper College Library, 125 College Dr., Casper, WY 82601; PH: 307-268-2269
  • Nici Self Museum, P. O. Box 201, Centennial, WY 82055; PH: 307-742-7158
  • Old West Museum, Frontier Park, Cheyenne, WY 82003; PH: 307-778-7290
  • Historic Governors' Mansion, 300 East 21st St., Cheyenne, WY 82002; PH: 307-777-7878
  • Warren Heritage Museum, Bldg. 210, 90 MW/PACM, F. E. Warren AFB, WY 82005; PH: 307-775-2980
  • Wyoming State Museum, Barrett Building, Cheyenne, WY 82002; PH: 307-777-7022
  • Chugwater Community Museum, 315 First St., Chugwater, WY 82210; PH: None
  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center, P. O. Box 1000, Cody, WY 82414; PH: 307-587-4771
  • Old Trail Town, 1831 Demaris Dr., Cody, WY 82414; PH: 307-587-5302
  • Park County Historical Society Archives, 1002 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414; PH: 307-587-2204
  • Stolen Bell Museum, 332 Diamondville Ave., Diamondville, WY 83116; PH: 307-877-6676
  • Fort Fetterman State Historic Site, 752 Highway 93, Douglas, WY 82633; PH: 307-358-2864
  • Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum, P. O. Drawer 10, Douglas, WY 82633; PH: 307-358-9288
  • Wind River Historical Center, P. O. Box 896, Dubois, WY 82513; PH: 307-455-2284
  • Grand Encampment Museum, P. O. Box 395, Encampment, WY 82325; PH: 307-327-5310
  • Arapahoe Cultural Museum, P. O. Box 127, Ethete, WY 82520; PH: 307-332-2660
  • Uinta County Museum, 36 Tenth St., Evanston, WY 82930; PH: 307-789-2757
  • Reshaw Exhibit, P. O. Drawer 158, Evansville, WY 82636; PH: 307-234-6530
  • Fort Bridger State Historic Site, P. O. Box 35, Fort Bridger, WY 82933; PH: 307-782-3842
  • Fort Laramie National Historic Site, P. O. Box 86, Fort Laramie, WY 82212; PH: 307-837-2221
  • Campbell County Rockpile Museum, 900 West Second St., Gillette, WY 82716; PH: 307-682-5723
  • Glendo Historical Museum, 204 South Yellowstone, Glendo, WY 82213; PH: 307-735-4242
  • Sweetwater County Historical Museum, 80 W. Flaming Gorge Wy., Green River, WY 82935; PH: 307-872-6435
  • Greybull Museum, P. O. Box 348, Greybull, WY 82426; PH: 307-765-2444
  • Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting, P. O. Box 412, Greybull, WY 82426; PH: 307-765-4482
  • Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, P. O. Box 429, Guernsey, WY 82214; PH: 307-836-2334
  • Hanna Basin Museum, P. O. Box 144, Hanna, WY 82327; PH: 307-325-6340
  • Teton County Historical Center, P. O. Box 1005, Jackson, WY 83001; PH: 307-733-2414
  • Hoofprints of the Past Museum, P. O. Box 114, Kaycee, WY 82639; PH: 307-738-2381
  • Fossil Country Museum, 400 Pine Ave., Kemmerer, WY 83101; PH: 307-877-6551
  • J. C. Penney Home, 107 J. C. Penney Dr., Kemmerer, WY 83101; PH: 307-877-4501
  • Triangle Museum, P. O. Box 1100, Kemmerer, WY 83101; PH: 307-877-9761
  • Fremont County Pioneer Museum, 630 Lincoln, Lander, WY 82520; PH: 307-332-4137
  • Laramie Plains Museum, 603 Ivinson, Laramie, WY 82070; PH: 307-742-4448
  • U. W. American Heritage Center, P. O. Box 3924, Laramie, WY 82071; PH: 307-766-4114
  • Wyoming Territorial Park, 975 Snowy Range Rd., Laramie, WY 82070; PH: 307-745-6161
  • Stagecoach Museum, 322 South Main, Lusk, WY 82225; PH: 307-334-3444
  • Trona Mining Museum of Bridger Valley, P. O. Box 178, Lyman, WY 82937; PH: 307-786-4898
  • Medicine Bow Museum, 405 Lincoln Highway, Medicine Bow, WY 82329; PH: 307-379-2383
  • The Bank Museum/Hall Museum, P. O. Box 53, Meeteetse, WY 82433; PH: 307-868-2423
  • Salt Creek Museum, P. O. Box 253, Midwest, WY 82643; PH: 307-437-6513
  • Moorcroft Historical Museum, 220 S. Big Horn, Moorcroft, WY 82721; PH: 307-756-3367
  • Anna Miller Museum, P. O. Box 698, Newcastle, WY 82701; PH: 307-746-4188
  • Texas Trail Museum of Laramie County, P. O. Box 545, Pine Bluffs, WY 82082; PH: 307-245-3713
  • Museum of the Mountain Man, P. O. Box 909, Pinedale, WY 82941; PH: 307-367-4101
  • Homesteaders Museum, P. O. Box 54, Powell, WY 82435; PH: 307-754-9481
  • Little Blue Schoolhouse,  , Ranchester, WY 82839; PH: None
  • Ranchester Museum, P. O. Box 666, Ranchester, WY 82839; PH: 307-655-2284
  • Carbon County Museum, P. O. Box 52, Rawlins, WY 82301; PH: 307-324-9611
  • Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum, P. O. Box 1331, Rawlins, WY 82301; PH: 307-324-4422
  • Riverton Museum, 700 East Park Ave., Riverton, WY 82501; PH: 307-856-2665
  • Rock River Museum, P. O. Box 52, Rock River, WY 82083; PH: 307-378-2205
  • Rock Springs Historic Museum, 212 "D" St., Rock Springs, WY 82901; PH: 307-362-3138
  • Saratoga Museum, P. O. Box 1131, Saratoga, WY 82331; PH: 307-326-5511
  • Little Snake River Museum, P. O. Box 81, Savery, WY 82332; PH: 307-383-7262
  • Historic Sheridan Inn, P. O. Box 6393, Sheridan, WY 82801; PH: 307-674-5440
  • King's Saddlery Museum, 184 North Main, Sheridan, WY 82801; PH: 307-672-2702
  • Sheridan College Griffith Library, P. O. Box 1500, Sheridan, WY 82801; PH: 307-674-6446
  • Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, 333 West Alger, Sheridan, WY 82801; PH: 307-674-8585
  • Trail End State Historic Site, 400 Clarendon Ave., Sheridan, WY 82801; PH: 307-674-4589
  • Wyoming Army National Guard Museum, 3219 Coffeen Ave., Sheridan, WY 82801; PH: 307-672-6442
  • Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site, Seminoe Dam Route, Sinclair, WY 82334; PH: 307-328-0115
  • Parco/Sinclair Museum, P. O. Box 247, Sinclair, WY 82334; PH: 307-324-3058
  • South Pass City State Historic Site, 125 South Pass Main, South Pass City, WY 82520; PH: 307-332-3684
  • St. Stephens Indian Heritage Center, St. Stephens Mission, St. Stephens, WY 82524; PH: 307-856-4330
  • Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site, P. O. Box 520, Story, WY 82842; PH: 307-684-7629
  • Crook County Museum, P. O. Box 63, Sundance, WY 82729; PH: 307-283-3666
  • Pioneer Museum, P. O. Box 65, Ten Sleep, WY 82442; PH: None
  • Hot Springs County Museum, 700 Broadway, Thermopolis, WY 82443; PH: 307-864-5183
  • Wyoming Pioneer Home, 141 Pioneer Home Dr., Thermopolis, WY 82443; PH: 307-864-3151
  • Homesteaders Museum, P. O. Box 250, Torrington, WY 82240; PH: 307-532-5612
  • Laramie Peak Museum, 1602 15th St., Wheatland, WY 82201; PH: 307-322-2764
  • Washakie County Museum, 1115 Obie Sue, Worland, WY 82401; PH: 307-347-4102
  • Wright Centennial Museum, P. O. Box 354, Wright, WY 82732; PH: 307-464-1222
  • Albright Visitors Center, P. O. Box 168, Yellowstone Nat’l Park, WY 82190; PH: 307-344-2263

Wyoming Libraries

Wyoming Periodicals

Genealogical publications make available a number of sources of information, they may be missed by genealogy and family history researchers and genealogist in seeking for family history. A lot of regional and county genealogical and/or historical societies publish periodicals that contain records with regards to the region or surrounding area they support. Typically these publications offer articles with regards to records that aren't readily available elsewhere.

  • Bits and Pieces is a magazine of western history with special interest in Wyoming, the Black Hills area, and surrounding states. It is published monthly from Newcastle, Wyoming, and contains a wide variety of articles.
  • Annals of Wyoming, published biannually by the Wyoming State Archives.

Wyoming Historical & Genealogical Societies

For almost every state there is a state genealogical society, a state genealogical council, or both. Besides their own work, Wyoming groups occasionally help organize the efforts of local societies around the Wyoming. Their own publications, newsletters and quarterlies, supplement those produced by the local area societies.

Regional and State

County, Township and City

  • Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society, P.O. Box 2539, Cheyenne, WY 82003-2539
  • Albany County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 6163, Laramie WY 82073
  • Albany County Historical Society, 1409 Downey Street, Laramie 82070
  • Branches Of Campbell County, 602 West 3rd Street, Gillette WY 82716-3517
  • Campbell County Historical Society, 900 West Second St., Gillette WY 82716
  • Carbon County Historical Society, P.O. Box 52, Rawlins WY 82301
  • Cheyenne Genealogical And Historical Society, P.O. Box 2539, Cheyenne WY 82003-2539
  • Chugwater Historical Society, 315 First St., Chugwater WY 82210
  • Converse County Genealogical Society, 119 North 9th Street, Douglas WY 82633
  • Crook County Historical Society, P.O. Box 63, Sundance WY 82729
  • Fremont County Genealogical Society, 1330 West Park Avenue, Riverton WY 82501
  • Fremont County Historical Society, 630 Lincoln, Lander WY 82520
  • Glendo Historical Historical Society, 204 South Yellowstone, Glendo WY 82213
  • Grand Encampment Historical Society, P.O. Box 395, 807 Barnett Ave, Encampment, WY 82325; Phone:(307) 327-5308
  • Greybull Historical Society, P.O. Box 348, Greybull WY 82426
  • Hanna Basin Historical Society, P.O. Box 144, 502 Front St, Hanna, WY 82327; Phone:(307) 325-6465
  • Hot Springs County Historical Society, 700 Broadway St, Thermopolis, WY 82443; Phone:(307) 864-5183
  • Jackson Hole Historical Society, PO Box 1005, 105 Mercill Avenue, Jackson, WY 83001; Phone: (307) 733-9605
  • Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society, P.O. Box 103, Buffalo WY 82834
  • Lander Genealogical Society, 1015 Black Blvd, Lander WY 82520
  • Laramie Peekers Genealogy Society Of Platte County, 1108 21st Street, Wheatland WY 82201
  • Lincoln County Historical Society, P.O. Box 242, Afton WY 83110
  • Moorcroft Historical Society, 100 E Weston Street, Moorcroft, WY 82721; 307-756-9300
  • Natrona County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 50665, Casper, Wyoming 82605-0665
  • Parco/Sinclair Historical Society, P.O. Box 247, Sinclair WY 82334
  • Park County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 3056, Cody WY, 82414
  • Park County Historical Society, 1002 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414; (307) 587-2258
  • Powell Valley Genealogical Club, P.O. Box 184, 830 North Day, Powell, WY 82435
  • Ranchester Historical Society, P.O. Box 666, Ranchester WY 82839
  • Riverton Historical Society, 700 East Park Ave., Riverton WY 82501
  • Rock River Historical Society, P.O. Box 52, Rock River WY 82083
  • Rock Springs Historical Society, 201 B Street, Rock Springs, WY 82901; 307-362-3138
  • Saratoga Historical Society / Museum, P.O. Box 1131, 104 Constitution Ave., Saratoga, WY 82331 ; 307-326-5511
  • Sheridan Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 4075 , 335 West Alger Street, Sheridan WY 82801
  • Star Valley Historical Society / Museum , POB 1212, 138 South Washington, Afton, Wyoming 83110
  • Sublette County Genealogy Society, P.O. Box 1186, Pinedale, WY 82941
  • Sublette County Historical Society, Inc., 700 E Hennick St, Pinedale, WY 82941; (307) 367-4101
  • Sweetwater County Historical Society / Museum, 3 E Flaming Gorge Way, Green River, WY 82935; Phone:(307) 872-6435
  • Washakie County Historical Society, P. O. Box 247, Wheatland, WY 82201, 307-322-4237
  • Weston County Historical Society, 401 Delaware, Newcastle WY 82701
  • Wind River Historical Center, P.O. Box 896, 909 W Ramshorn, Dubois, WY 82513; (307) 455-2284
  • Wyoming Pioneer Historical Society, P.O. Drawer 10, Douglas, WY 82633

Religious and Ethnic

Wyoming Newspapers & Publications

Wyoming Genealogical publications (magazines, newsletters, periodicals, books, etc.) consist of all types of useful facts pertaining to individual ancestors, whole lineages and families, places in time, and regarding all sorts of genealogical records and repositories. They allow you to identify a wealth of information about your ancestors from many historical newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals. These types of sources can frequently bolster public records and provide information that is not documented someplace else. Here, you can study much more regarding your ancestor's possible daily activities by placing them in the context of their time.

The Cheyenne Leader, which was first published in 1867, was the first official Wyoming newspaper. In 1869, the first official paper in Laramie, the Laramie Daily Sentinel, was published.

An inventory of Wyoming newspapers was compiled by Lola Homsher. It is called "Guide to Wyoming Newspapers, 1867-1967 (Cheyenne: Wyoming State Library, 1971). The Wyoming State Archives also has a large collection of microfilmed newspapers from the state, which they started compiling in 1953.

Books

Newspapers - Wyoming newspapers can furnish all sorts of clues about historical events, local history, court and legal notices, obituaries, and a lot more.

  • Wyoming Newspapers Directory Listings (onlinenewspapers.com)
  • Historical Newspapers from Wyoming (1868–1921) (genealogybank.com) Easily locate names and phrases in over 450 million publications, obituaries, marriage announcements, birth announcements as well as other items printed in over 2,800 historic U.S. newspapers. Unique content added on a monthly basis!
  • Wyoming Newspaper Archives (newspaperarchives.com) the largest historical newspaper database online, contains nearly 120 million newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date.
  • Wyoming Newspaper List (usnpl.com)
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