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 Societies

County 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.

Anybody who has an interest in the area is welcome to join, regardless of where they live.

The association has many publications for sale, which include:

  • Challenging the Canyon: A Family Man Builds a Dam
  • A Guide to the Indian Wars of the West
  • 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.

There is also a link to Wyoming Memories, which is a site dedicated to the History of the state.

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 Resources and Libraries you may find of use.

A number of publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Atlases
  • Census Indexes
  • Church Registers
  • Early Settlers
  • Genealogies
  • Historical Register of the Colorado Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
  • 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 are available 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

The association has a Library where a number of archives are available, which is located at 3931 West 45th Street, Casper and is collated with the LDS Family History Centre.

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

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wynatron/NCGS.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Sheridan Genealogical Society

The association has 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/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External