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Spotlight: Campbell County Public Library Systems, Wyoming

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Visitor Services Representative

Campbell County is located in the northeastern corner of the state of Wyoming. The Campbell County Public Library has made a number of online genealogy resources available on its website.

 

Newspaper Indexes
The library has compiled online indexes to births, divorces, deaths, and marriages from various Campbell County newspapers including the Campbell County Record (CCR); Gillette News (GN); and Gillette News-Record (NR). The Gillette News-Record is also available online. Its archives start in December 2001. Copies of birth announcements, marriage announcements, and obituaries may be ordered from the library. For all of the newspaper indexes, use the dropdown box to choose the year or years through which you would like to browse.

 

Births Indexes
The births indexes cover the periods from 1905 through 1934 and 1987 through 2010. The index is sorted by last name. The data fields include the date of the newspaper, headline of the announcement, page number, subject, and the newspaper title’s abbreviation. The information in the subject field includes items such as the surname, gender of the child and the parents’ full names.

 

Divorces Indexes
The divorces indexes cover the periods from 1920 through 1922 and 1992 through 2010. The index is sorted by last name. The data fields include the date of the newspaper, headline of the announcement, page number, subject, and the newspaper title’s abbreviation. The information in the subject field always includes the full names of both parties.

 

Marriages Indexes
The marriages indexes cover the periods 1904 – 1905, 1913 – 1917, 1920 – 1925, 1928, and 1998 through 2010. The index is sorted by date. For years through 2004, the data fields include the date of the newspaper, headline of the announcement, illustration, page number, subject, and the newspaper title’s abbreviation. For the period from 2005 through 2010 some of the data fields have changed. They now include bride’s name and groom’s name fields. The information in the subject field includes the word marriage and a number of names, including those of the bride and groom.

 

Obituaries Index
Deaths are found in the obituaries indexes, which cover 1892 (one record), 1905 – 1909, and 1913 – 2010. The index is sorted by last name. The data fields include the date of the newspaper, headline of the announcement, illustration, page number, subject, date of death, date of birth, place of death, mortuary name, interment place, cremation, and the newspaper title’s abbreviation. The information in the subject field always includes the word obituary and the full name of the deceased and others mentioned in the obituary.

 

Local (Gillette) Cemetery Records
The cemetery records database on this web site is the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette. It is a Burial Plot/Section Report by sorted alphabetically by the last name of the deceased. It provides the full name of the deceased, plot number, date of birth, date of burial (not date of death), age, sex, veteran status, and other plot information. The records, provided by the Campbell County Cemetery District, will be updated yearly. You will need free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this database.

 

Fox Funeral Home Records
The Fox Funeral Home opened in 1907. It was the first funeral home in Gillette. These records in this database are for the period from 1907-1947. Each entry in this index is taken directly from the digitized image of the funeral record. The data fields in the database include date, name of deceased, cause of death, notes, date of death, address, occupation of deceased, place of death, father, his birthplace, mother, her birthplace, body shipped to, single or married, religion, date of birth, CD number. The CD number corresponds to the image number, and researchers may request a copy of an image from the library using this number.

 

Rockpile Museum Biographical Records
The Campbell County Rockpile Museum has provided the library with these records. It is a collection of newspaper clippings, original documents, pictures, miscellaneous items and obituaries. The database is a work in progress. The alphabetical index reflects the contents of each biographical record.

 

Campbell County Marriage Index
The Campbell County Genealogical Society and the Campbell County Public Library reference staff have developed an index to marriage records available in the Campbell County Clerk’s office. You can use this index to identify volume and pages numbers to order marriage records from the Clerk’s office.

 

Local History Index
The Local History Index is an alphabetical subject database that comprises a range of topics from Campbell County and some nearby locations. The information contained in the index was gathered from local newspapers, magazines and brochures. Topics include businesses, organizations, industries, 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. Click on the link to view the index for the period from 1905 through 1969.


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