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Our Genealogy Helper for Shoshoni ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Shoshoni (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Shoshoni. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Shoshoni ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: Shoshone.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Shoshoni is located in Fremont County.

To see how the shape of Wyoming's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fremont County: Carbon, Hot Springs, Natrona, Park, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton & Washakie.

Below are the counties that are near Shoshoni. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Shoshoni:

  • Fremont County     (The home county of Shoshoni)
    • Riverton [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Fremont County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Shoshoni
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<2>
    • Lysite [Fremont County]
    • Saint Stephens [Fremont County]
    • Arapahoe [Fremont County]
    • Kinnear [Fremont County]
    • Pavillion [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pavillion
      • Pavillion [Fremont County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Shoshoni
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pavillion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pavillion<2>
    • Johnstown [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
      • Johnstown [Fremont County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Shoshoni
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
    • Hudson [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Fremont County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Shoshoni
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<2>
    • Ethete [Fremont County]
  • Hot Springs County
    • East Thermopolis [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Thermopolis
      • East Thermopolis [Hot Springs County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Shoshoni
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Thermopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Thermopolis
    • Thermopolis [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thermopolis
      • Thermopolis [Hot Springs County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Shoshoni
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,770 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thermopolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thermopolis<2>
    • Kirby [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
      • Kirby [Hot Springs County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Shoshoni
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 84 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirby<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Shoshoni, see our County-by-County Page for Shoshoni.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Shoshoni ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shoshoni.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Shoshoni. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Shoshoni and those printed in the larger area surrounding Shoshoni.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 33 miles [53.1 km] of Shoshoni.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Shoshoni:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Shoshoni ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shoshoni.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Shoshoni covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Shoshoni in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Shoshoni.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Shoshoni, with the one closest to Shoshoni listed first.

  • Saint Stephens [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Stephens
    • Saint Stephens [Fremont County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Shoshoni
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saint Stephens had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Stephens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Stephens<2>
  • Lost Cabin [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Cabin
    • Lost Cabin [Fremont County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Shoshoni
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lost Cabin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Cabin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Cabin

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Shoshoni. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shoshoni.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Shoshoni ...

While our initial data about Shoshoni came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Shoshoni in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Shoshoni.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of Wyoming (1925)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Shoshoni in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Shoshoni for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Shoshoni. See our Misc Page for Shoshoni for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shoshoni. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Fremont County: www.fremontcounty.org/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shoshoni) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shoshoni. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShoshoniOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shoshoni. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2366, Longitude: -108.1105    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Shoshoni, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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