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Counties: Albany to Weston

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For Wyoming marriage certificates dated after May 1941, contact the WY State Vital Statistics Office. For earlier records, contact the county clerk of the county where the marriage took place.

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Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002

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Wyoming counties with records available for research at the Wyoming State Archives.


Why Do You Need Wyoming Marriage Records

Getting married is a wonderful thing.  It's a joy, and a wedding allows you to share your relationship with others.  While the marriage itself is wonderful, the planning can be a complete nuisance.  Most brides find they have to spend hours upon hours planning;, they find themselves tired at the end of each day and simply waiting for the wedding to be done and over with.  There are many things that you have to do to plan a wedding, whether it's a small wedding or a large one.  While some things are just little details, others are extremely important - like the marriage license.

It's nice if you have beautiful flowers at your wedding.  It's nice if you have delicious drinks and yummy edibles at your reception.  But if you don't have those things, the wedding could still go on.  If, however, you don't have your marriage license, the wedding cannot take place - at least not legally - because you have to have a marriage license in order to get married in accordance with the law.

Why?

Why do you need to have a marriage license? This debate goes back to the 1200's.  Before that time, it was not necessary to have any sort of documentation to get married.  Many people thought the system was fine; some simply said they were married without actually becoming legally bound to one another.  More than one sailor had a wife in each port at that time, and that was not something that the government, or the church, was ready to allow to continue.  So they created banns, which is the process by which the intention of the couple to be wed was read aloud to the local congregation for several weeks that gave others a chance to say whether or not the couple should wed.

In the 1400's, legal licenses were instituted.  Licenses were given only to those couples who could prove that they were not currently married, and many times they would accompany arranged marriages as well.  Having a marriage license is what you currently have to do if you want to get married.  Without one, no marriage is considered to be legal.

Acquiring a marriage license is actually a good thing, from a historical standpoint.  The license to be married becomes a marriage record, and marriage records allow you to trace your family's past.  With Wyoming marriage records, for instance, you can learn about any relatives who were married in this beautiful state.  If you have family there, you can learn about who was married to whom and who their family is.  You can learn about the exact date they got married, as well as by whom, and all sorts of interesting information.  Being able to access things like Wyoming marriage records is exactly what anyone who is trying to fill their family tree needs to have access to.

 

Albany County Marriage Records

Albany County Clerk
County Courthouse, Rm. 202
Laramie, WY 82070
(307) 721-2541


Big Horn County Marriage Records

Big Horn County Clerk
County Courthouse; P.O. Box 31
Basin, WY 82410-0031
(307) 568-2357

Marriage records are available from 1913.


Campbell County Marriage Records

Campbell County Clerk
P.O. Box 3010
Gillette, WY 82717-3010
(307) 682-7285


Carbon County Marriage Records

Carbon County Clerk
P.O. Box 6
Rawlins, WY 82301-0006
(307) 328-2668


Converse County Marriage Records

Converse County Clerk
107 North 5th Street, Suite 114
Douglas, WY 82633-0900
(307) 358-2244


Crook County Marriage Records

Crook County Clerk
P.O. Box 37
Sundance, WY 82729-0037
(307) 283-1323


Fremont County Marriage Records

Fremont County Clerk
450 North 2nd Street; Room 220
Lander, WY 82520-0090
(307) 332-2405


Goshen County Marriage Records

Goshen County Clerk
P.O. Box 160
Torrington, WY 82240-0160
(307) 532-4051


Hot Springs County Marriage Records

Hot Springs County Clerk
415 Arapahoe
Thermopolis, WY 82443-2783
(307) 864-3515

Groom's Surnames

Bride's Surnames


Johnson County Marriage Records

Johnson County Clerk
76 North Main Street
Buffalo, WY 82834-1883
(307) 684-7272


Laramie County Marriage Records

Laramie County Clerk
P.O. Box 608
Cheyenne, WY 82003-0608
(307) 633-4268

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Lincoln County Marriage Records

Lincoln County Clerk
P.O. Box 670
Kemmerer, WY 83101-0670
(307) 877-9056, Extension 303
(800) 442-9001


Natrona County Marriage Records

Natrona County Clerk
P.O. Box 863
Casper, WY 82602-0863
(307) 235-9206


Niobrara County Marriage Records

Niobrara County Clerk
P.O. Box 420
Lusk, WY 82225-0420
(307) 334-2211


Park County Marriage Records

Park County Clerk
1002 Sheridan
Cody, WY 82414-3589
(307) 527-8600


Platte County Marriage Records

Platte County Clerk
P.O. Drawer 728
Wheatland, WY 82201-0728
(307) 322-2315


Sheridan County Marriage Records

Sheridan County Clerk
224 South Main Street; Suite B-2
Sheridan, WY 82801-4855
(307) 674-2500

Sheridan County Wyoming GenWeb Project

Historical and Genealogical Research Facts


Sublette County Marriage Records

Sublette County Clerk
P.O. Box 250
Pinedale, WY 82941-0250
(307) 367-4372


Sweetwater County Marriage Records

Sweetwater County Clerk
P.O. Box 730
Green River, WY 82935-0730
(307) 872-6395


Teton County Marriage Records

Teton County Clerk
P.O. Box 1727
Jackson, WY 83001-1727
(307) 733-4430


Uinta County Marriage Records

Uinta County Clerk
P.O. Box 810
Evanston, WY 82930-0810
(307) 783-0306


Washakie County Marriage Records

Washakie County Clerk
P.O. Box 260
Worland, WY 82401
(307) 347-3131


Weston County Marriage Records

Weston County Clerk
1 West Main
Newcastle, WY 82701-2121
(307) 746-4744


Misc. / Statewide Marriage Records

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