For the second year in a row, Family Tree Magazine has named Wyoming Newspapers in its list of the 75 Best State Websites list for genealogy research. They state on their site:
We spotted a clear trend in selecting this year’s best state websites for genealogy: Many states are developing collaborative websites that give researchers access to digitized items from multiple archives, museums and libraries. With everything from oral histories and city directories to Civil War diaries and photographs, these sites offer plenty of material that could not only add names, dates and places to your family tree, but also add insights into your ancestors’ lives.
Making Wyoming’s historic newspapers available to the world for education and historical research, including genealogy, is the cornerstone of Wyoming Newspapers. Historians, genealogists, students, and other scholars rely on them to provide a first-hand and sometimes the only account of local news. Many newspapers only lasted a short time, and many have disappeared just like the boom-and-bust ghost towns of the past. Wyoming Newspapers currently includes over 340 historic Wyoming newspapers and more than 800,000 pages