Wyoming Room

Local History and Genealogy

The Wyoming Room is a non-circulating reference collection of historical information on the City of Laramie, Albany County, and Wyoming. Laramie city directories and phone books, state business directories, and Laramie newspapers may be used in a comfortable browsing setting. Although items do not circulate from the Wyoming Room, materials can be copied in the library.  The ACPL’s reference staff is always happy to get you started on your search, and can perform obituary lookups and limited searches for out of town requests. Email us at:  info@acplwy.org.


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Local History

Albany County Oral History Project

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A bibliography of 426 oral history interviews relating to Albany County, Wyoming. A number of these oral histories are available for use onsite in the Wyoming Room. The project was supported in part by an award from the Wyoming SHRAB, NHPRC.

 

Laramie Newspapers

The Laramie Boomerang, Republican, and Sentinal newspapers are in the Wyoming Room where they are available both on microfilm and hard copy.  The entire run of Laramie newspapers through 1922 has also been digitized and is searchable online at the Wyoming Newspaper Project.

 

Laramie Obituary Index

An obituary index for The Boomerang, from 1868 through 1964 is in the Wyoming Room.

 

Online Resources for Wyoming Residents

Online access to AncestryLibrary and Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps is available. With your valid Wyoming library card, you have access to AncestryLibrary (census and many other searchable databases of historical information) from within Wyoming libraries. Log on with your user name (library barcode) and PIN on the WYLD Online Resources page. You can call us, and we’ll tell you your PIN.

 

Pamphlet File

The Wyoming Pamphlet File includes biographies, local news and photographs ask that the library information desk to learn how to access this resource


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Genealogy

Online Resources

 

Albany County Genealogical Society

The Albany County Genealogical Society meets every Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm to provide help to those interested in genealogical research on a first come, first serve basis.