Your Guide to Finding Wyoming Ancestors
Start with some understanding of the historical background and jurisdictional subdivsions of Wyoming
Wikipedia: Wyoming will give you a nice bacground.
See also Wikipedia's list of Counties in Wyoming and as you start to research a given county, use that to find the Wikipedia page that will give you background for each county.
And bookmark or print out the FHL Historical Background for Wyoming
Books, articles, CD's, Tapes etc.
On the Web.
There is nothing more helpful that a handy reference book with information specific to the area you are researching. I've listed below those that I know about.
All of the three books listed below have a small section covering each state that includes maps, historical information, vital records coverage and a bibliography of resources for that state.
Here are some materials specific to Wyomingresearch:
Spiros. Genealogical Guide to Wyoming (out of print)
Audio-tapes of lectured given at genealogy conferences with the word Wyoming in the title.
First, bookmark or print out the FHL Wyoming Research Outline
Use the catalog at the FHL to find out what has been filmed covering the state Wyoming ; Click View Related Places in the upper right to find sources that have been filmed for the county you are researching and once there click View Related Places in the upper right to find sources that have been filmed for the township or city. You will want to check for resources in all three jurisdictions, although most people check the county holdings first, township next and state last.
Print out or bookmark this map of Wyoming Counties.
Wyoming State Historical Society
Wyoming is included in the coverage of the NARA Rocky Mountain Region.
To find local genealogy societies, see the Wyoming Genealogy Society Directory
Microfilmed newspapers can be borrowed on interlibrary loan from the Wisconsin State Archives.
You might some obituaries online.
Interment.net: Wyoming Cemeteries
Note that death, marriage and divorce records over 50 years old can be ordered from the Wyoming State Archives.
*GoWYLD Guide to Wyoming Genealogy Material
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