Ancestry Library Edition (In Library Only) - Thousands of databases and primary source material to support genealogical research. Paid Subscription Resource
|Fold3™ History and Genealogy Archives [formerly Footnote] (part of EBSCOHost) - Combines original historical documents and personal histories to create a unique historical and genealogical resource. These digital images of records, preserved in the National Archives and other regional archives, represent a growing collection of historic documents—most never before available on the Internet. The collection features millions of records available from a content partnership with The National Archives.|
|Heritage Quest - Expand your family history research with ProQuest's Genealogy & Local History Collection of 26,000+ family and local history books, the U.S. Census from 1870 - 1930 and more. This genealogy database is available for home use.Paid Subscription Resource - Available to all Wyoming library cardholders. Have your library card number & PIN handy for access outside the library.|
|Historic Map Works - An extensive digital map collection, with more than 400,000 high-resolution, full-color historic maps. Cadastral (property and land-ownership) maps, antique world maps, city directories and illustrations allow genealogists, historians, and researchers to track the residential genealogy of families and locations across time.Paid Subscription Resource - Available to all Wyoming library cardholders. Have your library card number & PIN handy for access outside the library.|
|Proquest Obituaries - Over 10.5 million obituaries and death notices from the complete historical runs of major national newspapers.Paid Subscription Resource - Available to all Wyoming library cardholders. Have your library card number & PIN handy for access outside the library.|
|ProQuest's African American Heritage - A genealogy resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.Paid Subscription Resource - Available to all Wyoming library cardholders. Have your library card number & PIN handy for access outside the library.|
|World Vital Records - World Vital Records provides family history records from over 42 different content providers in 12 countries. Through use of this database, you can access a growing collection of worldwide genealogical records online. It is a useful addition and enhances other genealogy products the library provides. Paid Subscription Resource - Available to Campbell County library cardholders. Have your library card number & PIN handy for access outside the library.|
The library retains microfilm of various Campbell County newspapers from 1892 to the present. The reference department staff has indexed these newspapers with a specific focus on genealogical information including announcements of births, marriages, divorces and obituaries.
Also indexed are major News-Record articles from 1988-2001 which can be searched by the Reference staff upon request. The news indexing was stopped after the establishment of the Gillette News-Record web site in December 2001, which features its own searchable archive.
The Campbell County newspapers used to create the genealogy indexes are:
Campbell County Record (June 1918 -April 1925) - abbreviated CCR.
Gillette News (January 1892 - November 1926) - abbreviated GN
Gillette News-Record (April 1926 - 2011) - abbreviated NR
1987-2011 (The News-Record stopped printing birth announcements in Nov. 2011)
You may request a copy of a birth or marriage announcement, or an obituary by calling the library or by filling out our online request form.
Mount Pisgah Cemetery Burials: June 12, 1879 through Dec. 2011
(requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader)
This report provides the name of the deceased, plot numbers, date of birth, date of burial, age, sex, veteran status, and other plot information. The Mt. Pisgah cemetery records were provided by the Campbell County Cemetery District. We will update these records once yearly. These records may NOT be reproduced for profit in any format. Please remember that the record shows date of burial, not date of death. You may request a copy of an obituary by calling the Reference Department at 307-687-0115 or by email.
The Fox Funeral Home was the first funeral home opened in Gillette, WY opening in 1907. These records span the years 1907-1947. Each entry in this index is taken directly from the digitized image of the funeral record and has a cd number that corresponds to the image. You may request a copy of an image by calling the Reference Department at 307-687-0115 or by email.
Access to these funeral records were generously provided by the Campbell County Cemetery District.
This is a collection of newspaper clippings, original documents, pictures, miscellaneous items and obituaries. This index reflects the contents of each biographical record. The majority of the indexing was completed in 2008. This is a work in progress. Additional items will be added at the discretion of the museum registrar and indexed by library staff.
Access to these biographical records was generously provided by the Campbell County Rockpile Museum.
These marriage records are available in the Campbell County Clerk’s office at the Campbell County Courthouse, 500 S. Gillette, Ave., Gillette, WY. For a copy of these marriage records, copy the name, page and volume number and go to the Clerk’s office or call 307 682-7285.
This information has been provided as a courtesy of the Campbell County Genealogical Society and the Campbell County Public Library Reference Staff.
Local History Index
This alphabetical subject index contains a wide range of topics from Campbell County and some nearby locations. Gathered from local newspapers, magazines and brochures, the articles encompass important information regarding businesses, organizations, industries (farming, mining, petroleum, ranching and railroads), churches, cemeteries, hospitals, parks, people, government, law enforcement, post offices, school buildings, geological and historical landmarks, extreme weather, unusual events, serious crimes, significant fires, historical firsts, population statistics, building construction and demolition. Sporting and school events are not generally covered. The information from 1934 through 1969 is comprehensive; however, at this time, the entries from 1905 through 1933 are not. Each record includes a subject, date of publication, an illustration designation ("Y" indicating yes, a blank space indicating no), page number, and headline. To access these articles, you may visit the library and personally view the "Local History" binders, request by email or call the library's reference department at 307-687-0115.
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|Wyoming Genealogy Resources|
|GoWYLD: Genealogy - Wyoming Genealogy Resources.|
|Laramie County Library System Genealogy & Special Collections|
|Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Wyoming Room|
|University of Wyoming American Heritage Center|
|Wyoming Birth Certificates - Birth-Certificates.net|
|Wyoming Cemeteries - Interment.net|
|Wyoming Genealogy Queries - CousinConnect.com|
|Wyoming Genealogy Resources- DistantCousins.com|
|Wyoming State Archives|
|Wyoming Tombstone Transcription Project|
|Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - Links to over 291,330 web sites, mailing lists, ftp sites, E-mail addresses and more.|
|Ellis Island - Large numbers of immigrants entered the United States through Ellis Island; this dedicated site is a must check to help find those who passed through.|
|Family Search - Sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this exhaustive database is searchable by surname, international geography, and other categories.|
|Genealogy Online - This site provides links to genealogical collections, software, libraries, universities, historical collections, and federal census data. It includes postings of upcoming seminars, conferences, and workshops.|
|RootsWeb - the Internet's oldest and largest FREE genealogical community. An award winning genealogical resource with searchable databases, free Web space, mailing lists, message boards, and more.|
|US GenWeb Project - Run by a group of volunteers working together to provide Web sites for genealogical research in every county in the United States, this site provides links to family reunion bulletin boards, state and county historical archives, and national research projects.|
|Vital Records Index - Where to write for vital records.|
|WorldGenWeb - If you are researching your emigrant ancestors, then this is a must-see web site.|