Wyoming Family History Societies

This section lists the state-wide association of Wyoming.  It then lists associations from Albany to Sheridan giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

County Societies

Statewide and Regional Societies

Wyoming State Historical Society

The society is an independent, non-profit making association established in 1953.  Its aims are to preserve the history of Wyoming, to use history to promote tourism in Wyoming and to promote historic sites for the public.

It has many members across the state and further afield.

You are welcome to join in the society if you have an interest in the area, regardless of where you live.

Many publications are sold by the society, including:

  • Challenging the Canyon: A Family Man Builds a Dam
  • Historical Calendars and Maps
  • Mary's Way: A Memoir of the Life of Mary Cooper Back
  • Parkman's Trace
  • War Years 1941-1945

A database regarding the Back Issues of the Annals of Wyoming is accessible.

A link to Wyoming Memories is also available, which is a site dedicated to State History.

Website:
http://www.wyshs.org


County and Other Societies

Albany County Genealogical Society

An Index of Obituaries from 1868-1964 is available on the site.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyalbany/obits/index.htm

Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society

The association provides a lot of information regarding:

  • Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Cemeteries
  • Land Records
  • Naturalisations
  • Obituaries

Information also includes Addresses of Libraries you may find of use.

Numerous publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Atlases
  • Census Indexes
  • Church Registers
  • Early Settlers
  • Genealogies
  • Immigrations
  • Mayflower Families
  • Newspaper Notices
  • Our French-Canadian Ancestors: Ancestral Biographies
  • Passenger Lists
  • Pension Rolls
  • Probate Records
  • Town Histories
  • Vital Records
  • Wills

These publications relate not only to Cheyenne, but to the State of Washington, other US States and further afield, such as England and Wales.  

Website:
http://cghswyoming.org

Jackson Hole Historical Society

Many archives can be accessed in the Stan Klassen Research Centre, which incorporate:

  • Books
  • Documents
  • Films
  • Images
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Oral Histories
  • Videos
Website:
http://www.jacksonholehistory.org

Natrona County Genealogical Society

Many resources can be accessed in their Library, located at 3931 West 45th Street, Casper and collated with the LDS Family History Centre.

Numerous publications are available for sale, which include Cemetery Transcripts, Research Guide to Natrona Co. and an Index to the History of Natrona Co.

Website:
https://sites.google.com/view/genealogycasperwy/home

Sheridan Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1982, its aim being to promote and encourage genealogical research, whether for the beginner or for a more experienced researcher.  They now have approximately 65 members, these people coming from all parts of the United States.

They have a comprehensive Records Page, which has details of where to find and obtain resources.  These include How to Request Copy Certificates and Address of Resources and Libraries you may find of use.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wyshergs/

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