Genealogy and Local History at the Albany County Public Library

Wyoming Room

The library's Wyoming Room is a reference collection of historical information on the City of Laramie, Albany County and Wyoming. The Wyoming Room provides a comfortable browsing setting where users can read and research local and family history. Our collection includes Laramie city directories and phone books, state business directories, Laramie newspapers and newspaper indexes. It also includes the Wyoming Pamphlet File including biographies, local news and photographs and local Sanborn Fire Insurance maps showing buildings and businesses. Although items do not circulate from the Wyoming Room, materials can be copied in the library.  Our reference staff would be happy to get you started on your search.  We also perform obituary lookups and limited searches for out of town requests.  Email us at: 
Be sure to check out our microfilm reader - you can download files to your own flashdrive for saving or printing!
Albany County Oral History Project
A collection of 426 oral history interviews supported in part by an award from the Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board, through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives and Records Administration. 
Laramie Newspapers
The Laramie Boomerang, Republican and Sentinal newspapers are in the Wyoming Room, many on microfilm.

Laramie Obituary Index
An obituary index for The Boomerang, from 1868 through 1964 is online and in the Wyoming Room.  The entire run of Laramie newspapers through 1922 has also been digitized and is searchable online through the Wyoming Newspaper Project.
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 the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (a "footprint" image of buildings in many Wyoming communities through the mid-twentieth century) and 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 (307-721-2580 x2).
Published Genealogy Source Lists and How-to's (Call numbers: 929 and R929)
The Source, the Handybook and many more books are available to check out. Learn how to do your own research, keep records and learn about your family history.  Good keywords to use: genealogy, family history, obituaries, kinship.
Other Useful Websites and Resources
Links located on the left sidebar of this page.