Wyoming, Lincoln County Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
- 1 What Is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What Is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection consists of digital images of probate records filmed at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Kemmerer, Wyoming for the years 1913 to 2014. In most counties in Wyoming, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.
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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
Probate records may contain the following information:
- Name of testator or deceased
- Event year
- Event place
- Names of heirs such as spouse, children, and other relatives or friends
- Places of residence
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- The location or date of the event
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
- Select Volume Title and Year
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information than was not indexed, or the information might have been indexed incorrectly. You may want to search for the original record at the Lincoln County Court Records.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the Citing This Collection section. It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log. This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found. Family search wiki has a Research Log that you can download and use.
- Use a Probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives.
- Use a probate record to approximate a death date, then find a Death Records.
- For earlier years, use the probate record or will to substitute for civil birth and death records.
- Use the record to learn the place of origin then search there for their church or Wyoming Vital Records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in the United States Census, 1870 - FamilySearch Historical Records or the United States Census, 1900 - FamilySearch Historical Records or the United States Census, 1920 - FamilySearch Historical Records. Search the state censuses as well.
- Use the information found in the record to find United States Internal Revenue Assessment Lists - FamilySearch Historical Records.
- Use the information found in the record to find United States, Bureau of Land Management Tract Books - FamilySearch Historical Records.
- Search for death or burial information in BillionGraves Index or at Find A Grave.
- If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records as well.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality.
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Check the infobox above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Wyoming.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
A citation is a note that shows where you found information. Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Using citations allow others to find the same records. Below are the proper citations to use for this whole collection as well as for individual images.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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