Databases & Inventories

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Databases & Inventories

Databases & Inventories

 

The databases and inventories below are designed to help you navigate our large collection of records. At this time, we do not have an online card catalog-style database for our entire collection and though many of our record series have an index, like birth, marriage and death certificates, land records and corporation records, research copies are only available on microfilm in the reading room.

If you are researching a court case, please contact the court first. While we do house many cases from around the state, most of the courts have retained the indices and we will need the county, name of the court and docket or case number to locate the file.

 

Death Certificate Database

This index begins with death certificates filed in 1909 and ends with death certificates filed more than 50 years ago (work in progress).

 

Digital Collections 

Many of our records have been digitized to make them easier to access. Or, they are “born digital;” that is, they were created as a digital document (report, photo, map, slideshow, etc.) and have never been printed as physical items.

 

Historical Collections 

In addition to the records of Wyoming government, the Wyoming State Archives has collected a small but significant group of manuscript collections documenting various aspects of life in Wyoming. These include personal papers (letters, diaries, photographs, scrapbooks, writings), business records, and records of clubs and organizations. A small library of books, pamphlets, and other published items about the state is also maintained as a reference collection to aid in the study of Wyoming history.

 

County Records

This inventory lists the county level records that are available with us.

 

Incorporated Cities

This is a list of Wyoming’s incorporated cities and their dates of incorporation.

 

Governors of Wyoming

Get to know Wyoming’s governors, 1869 to the present, with short biographies, photographs and topical records inventories.

 

Map Database (LUNA)

1800s-present (work in progress, so check back often)

 

Microfilm Holdings Database (link opens in new tab/window)

Contains information on microfilmed rolls, both security and research copies.

 

Oral History Collection

These are Wyoming Stories... tales told by the legends who live them. Produced by the Wyoming State Archives, a division of State Parks & Cultural Resources.

 

Newspapers

Newspapers have been published in Wyoming since 1867. They can offer a wonderful snapshot of daily life in the state and enhance most research projects. Find out how national news affected local communities, get the scoop on social events, read obituaries and see what life was like across the state at any given time in Wyoming’s history. The Wyoming State Archives houses the largest, most complete collection of Wyoming newspapers in existence from 1867 to the present.

 

Newspaper Project (link opens in new tab/window)

Wyoming newspapers published prior to 1923.

 

Records & Information Management System (RIMS) (link opens in new tab/window)

Used by the Wyoming State Records Center for managing non-permanent records

 

Rocky Mountain Online Archive (RMOA) (link opens in new tab/window)

Selected collection and government record inventories from our holdings are available through this regional cooperative database, administered by the University of New Mexico.

 

City Directories - Phone Books

Our collection of phone books comes from around the state. They can be used to confirm the location of people and businesses and provide proof of their time in a particular town or area.

 

Photograph Database (LUNA)

View some of the photographs in our extensive collection. (work in progress, check back often)

 

State Directories

These business directories list business names, addresses, and owner/managers from around the state, organized by town.

 

State Government Finding Aids

These finding aids include a PDF listing of all of the records transferred to us by the agencies, as well as a short history of the department. Also see the Rocky Mountain Online Archive (RMOA) and Wyoming Libraries Database (WYLDCAT).

 

Women's Organization Collections

This inventory includes all of the women’s club, guilds and organizations whose records are housed in our collection.

 

Wyoming Libraries Database (WYLD) (link opens in new tab/window)

Basic information is listed in this database for many of our government and non-government collections.

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