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Our Genealogy Helper for Wapiti ...

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 Wapiti (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 Wapiti. 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.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Wapiti is located in Park 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 Park County: Carbon (MT), Gallatin (MT), Park (MT), Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Teton & Washakie.

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

  • Park County     (The home county of Wapiti)
    • Cody [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cody
      • Cody [Park County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Wapiti
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cody
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cody<2>
    • Ralston [Park County]
    • Clark [Park County]
    • Meeteetse [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeteetse
      • Meeteetse [Park County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Wapiti
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeteetse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meeteetse<2>
    • Powell [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powell
      • Powell [Park County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Wapiti
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Powell<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Wapiti ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wapiti.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wapiti, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wapiti.

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 Wapiti:

  • 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 Wapiti ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wapiti.

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 Wapiti covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Park County: www.parkcounty.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wapiti) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wapiti. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WapitiOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wapiti. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4676, Longitude: -109.4380    
<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 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.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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