Databases & Online Resources
The library offers access to databases and online resources on a wide variety of subjects. Some resources are licensed for use in Wyoming or Campbell County libraries only and require a password if you are not accessing them from within a library. To use these resources from home, provide your library card and PIN when they are requested.
African American Heritage (ProQuest)
A genealogy resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.
Databases and primary source material to support genealogical research. This paid subscription resource is available in the library only.
Campbell County Marriage Index
These marriage records are available in the Campbell County Clerk’s office at the Campbell County Courthouse, 500 South Gillette Avenue, Gillette, WY. For a copy of these marriage records, copy the name, page and volume number and go to the Clerk’s office or call 307 682-7285. This information has been provided as a courtesy of the Campbell County Genealogical Society and the Campbell County Public Library Reference Staff.
FamilySearch is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all people discover their family story.
The Fox Funeral Home was the first funeral home opened in Gillette, WY opening in 1907. These records span the years 1907-1947. Each entry in this index is taken directly from the digitized image of the funeral record and has a CD number that corresponds to the image. You may request a copy of an image by calling the Reference Department at 307-687-0115. Access to these funeral records were generously provided by the Campbell County Cemetery District.
Recommended genealogy resources, tutorials and guides.
HeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.
An extensive digital map collection, with more than 400,000 high-resolution, full-color historic maps. Cadastral (property and land-ownership) maps, antique world maps, city directories, and illustrations allow genealogists, historians, and researchers to track the residential genealogy of families and locations across time.
Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages
The library retains microfilm of various Campbell County newspapers from 1892 to the present. The reference department staff has indexed these newspapers with a specific focus on genealogical information including announcements of births, marriages, divorces and obituaries. Also indexed are major News-Record articles from 1988-2001 which can be searched by the Reference staff upon request. The news indexing was stopped after the establishment of the Gillette News-Record web site in December 2001, which features its own searchable archive.
Local (Gillette) Cemetery Records
This report provides the name of the deceased, plot numbers, date of birth, date of burial, age, sex, veteran status, and other plot information. The Mt. Pisgah cemetery records were provided by the Campbell County Cemetery District. We will update these records once yearly. These records may not be reproduced for profit in any format. Please remember that the record shows date of burial, not date of death. You may request a copy of an obituary by calling the Reference Department at 307-687-0115.
Local History Index – Campbell County, WY
This alphabetical subject index contains a wide range of topics from Campbell County and some nearby locations. Gathered from local newspapers, magazines and brochures, the articles encompass important information regarding businesses, organizations, industries (farming, mining, petroleum, ranching and railroads), 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. Sporting and school events are not generally covered. The information from 1934 through 1999 is comprehensive; however, at this time, the entries from 1905 through 1933 are not. Each record includes a subject, date of publication, an illustration designation (“Y” indicating yes, a blank space indicating no), page number, and headline. To access these articles, you may visit the library and personally view the “Local History” binders, call the library’s reference department at 307-687-0115.
Newsvault -Newspapers & Periodicals (Gale Primary Sources)
A comprehensive search of Gale’s historical newspapers and periodicals. Includes 15 archives.
The largest collection of full text articles available to libraries. Proquest Newspapers covers more than 150 subject areas and has full text coverage of the Wall Street Journal and L.A. Times, as well as the regional Gannett newspaper collections and Proquest Historical Newspapers.
Historical newspapers provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts, and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time.
Select document type ‘Obituary’ in Advanced Search to limit a search to obituaries and death notices from historical national newspapers.
Rockpile Museum Biographical Record
This is a collection of newspaper clippings, original documents, pictures, miscellaneous items and obituaries. This index reflects the contents of each biographical record. The majority of the indexing was completed in 2008. This is a work in progress. Additional items will be added at the discretion of the museum registrar and indexed by library staff. Access to these biographical records was generously provided by the Campbell County Rockpile Museum.
View Sanborn fire insurance maps for U.S. cities and towns from 1867 – 1970. These documents are invaluable primary resource material for historical and genealogical research.
University of Wyoming American Heritage Center
UW American Heritage Center holds over 90,000 cubic feet of historic documents and artifacts in more than 3500 collections—placing the AHC among the largest non-governmental archives in the nation. The AHC also serves as the primary archives for the University of Wyoming.
A free online library of cemetery records from thousands of cemeteries across the world, for historical and genealogy research.
Discover the stories that formed Wyoming. Browse or search the more than 900,000 newspaper pages converted from microfilm to a digital format. All text is searchable, including news articles, news briefs, obituaries and other items of interest
The State Archives collects, manages, and preserves Wyoming state public records that have long term administrative, legal, and historical value. These records document the history of our state and the activities of Wyoming’s government offices. The Archives also collects non-government records that contribute to an understanding of the state’s history.