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Participate in The Indexation of The Wyoming Death Index

Posted by Jean-Yves on Oct 20, 2020

Genealogy is based on sharing and we propose to participate in the collaborative indexing of the Wyoming, USA, Death Index so it will be searchable by all Geneanet members.

This is the death index for the state of Wyoming. The data is broken into two parts, one for all deaths registered pre-1939 (this set is not complete for all years and all municipalities) and one for 1940-1952.

These records were originally obtained in late 2017 by the non-profit organization Reclaim The Records, through a Wyoming Sunshine Law public records request made to the Wyoming State Archives in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The records were delivered as several rolls of microfilms, along with the index to Wyoming marriages and divorces. The microfilms were then digitized, and the images were uploaded to the Internet Archive in February 2018.

Participate in the indexation

Select “Wyoming, USA, Death Index” in the “Collection” dropdown list, then enter the name, date and place of death, age at death, and cause of death for each record proposed.

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Last time I researched in WY for a death in 1913 in Gillete the WY Parks had an online index with the surname I wanted misspelled. Campbell county may have also, but a local genealogy volunteer emailed me a pdf of it, contain the information I wanted. I hope to have some time to help with your indexing project, and want to encourage you to have two person do each section of the list, and if their transcriptions disagree, get a third to help decide.


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