Genealogy: Wyoming, Library and society resource list

Wyoming, Library and society resource listBy Barry J. Ewell

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:

  • State-wide Resources
  • University Archives and Collections
  • Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
  • Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
  • Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
  • Digital Library Collections
  • Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

Wyoming State-wide Resources (3)

  1. Wyoming State Archives:  http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/
  2. Wyoming State Historical Society:  http://wyshs.org/
  3. Wyoming State Library:  http://www-wsl.state.wy.us/

University Archives and Collections (1)

  1. University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center:    http://ahc.uwyo.edu/default.htm

Wyoming Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (10)

  1. Buffalo–Johnson County Library:  http://will.state.wy.us/johnson/
  2. Caspar–Natrona County Public Library:  http://www.library.natrona.net/
  3. Cheyenne–Central Library of Cheyenne:  http://www.lclsonline.org/adult_services/genealogy/index.html
  4. Cody–Buffalo Bill Historical Center — McCracken Research Library:  http://www.bbhc.org/hmrl/index.cfm
  5. Cody-Cody Library:  http://www-wsl.state.wy.us/park/genealogy.html
  6. Gillette–Campbell County Public Library:  http://www.ccpls.org/
  7. Green River–Sweetwater County Library:  http://will.state.wy.us/sweetwater/sweetwaterlibrary.htm
  8. Jackson–Teton County Library:  http://will.state.wy.us/teton/collections/about.htm  Laramie–Albany County Public Library — Wyoming Room:  http://acpl.lib.wy.us/adult/#wyo
  9. Sundance–Crook County Public Library, Wyoming Room:  http://www-wsl.state.wy.us/crook/history.htm
  10. Wheatland–Platte County Public Library — Wyoming Room:  http://will.state.wy.us/platte/index.html

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (4)

  1. Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum:    http://www.oldwestmuseum.org/education.html
  2. Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum:    http://www.jacksonholehistory.org/research.shtml
  3. Laramie County Library System:    http://www.lclsonline.org/adult_services/special_collections.html
  4. Washakie Archives:    http://www.windriverhistory.org/washakiearchi.html

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

  • GoWYLD.net – Wyoming’s portal to knowledge and learning: http://gowyld.net/index.html

This site includes library catalogs, internet guides, internet research help, online databases, and guides to Wyoming information.

Digital Library Collections (4)

  1. University of Wyoming, Digital Initiative:   http://digital.uwyo.edu/
  2. Western Trails:    http://bcdlib.tc.ca/general-collections-us.html#WesternTrails#WesternTrails
  3. Wyoming Western Trails Digital Project:    http://www-wsl.state.wy.us/trails/index.html
  4. Wyoming Memory:   http://www.wyomingmemory.org/