Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages
as published in Campbell County, Wyoming Newspapers
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.
The Gillette News-Record is available online. You may browse the recent obituaries, or search the site for the name of the person you are looking for.
Local (Gillette) Cemetery Records:
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.
Fox Funeral Home
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.
Rockpile Museum Biographical Records
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.
Campbell County Marriage Index
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.
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
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
General Genealogy Links
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.