Research in the Archives
We welcome you to come in to browse or to conduct historical and genealogical research. Our collections document the history of the town of Cody, Park County, Wyoming, and the surrounding area.
We are happy to assist you in locating material for your search. Sources include:
- Vertical reference files on Park County subjects
- Photographs (over 20,000 images)
- Maps of Cody, Park County, and Wyoming from 1899 on
- Newspapers, including the Cody Enterprise (1903 to the present), the Cody Times (1949-52), the Powell Tribune (1940 to present) and the Wyoming Stockgrower and Farmer (1903-09).
- Original manuscript collections
- Oral Histories
We are located in the new Park County Library Building, 1500 Heart Mountain Street (extension of 13th Street), Room 140, in Cody. We are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed major holidays and on days when the Park County Library is closed. For library closings, please consult the Park County Library calendar.
Research Procedures and Fees
There is no fee to conduct research in person. If you call or email us to let us know the topic of your research ahead of time, we can often locate materials for you in advance of your visit. When you visit the archives you will be greeted and asked to sign our guest register. Materials and books cannot be loaned. We can make a reasonable number of photocopies for you at a cost of $.20 per page.
For researchers who cannot visit in person, we can conduct a search for you. The cost is $20.00 for research time, including up to 20 photocopies. Additional copies are billed at $.20 per page.
Other Resources You May Find Helpful
Birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates for all Wyoming counties are available from the Wyoming Department of Health.
The Wyoming Online Newspaper Project is a complete index with full text searching for all Wyoming newspapers. The project has placed the full text of newspapers online up through the 1922, and they are adding additional newspapers and dates.
Digitized photographs of Wyoming people and places can be found through the Wyoming State Archives, the McCracken Research Library of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and the American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming.
Burials at the Riverside Cemetery in Cody and several other local cemeteries are indexed by the Riverside Cemetery District.
Wyoming residents can use their library card to access a number of databases through the Wyoming State Library’s WYLD system. Researchers can access databases including Ancestry, Heritage Quest, the Wyoming Biography Database and Sanborn Fire Insurance Company maps. The Wyoming State Library also hosts the Wyoming Place Names and the Wyoming Authors Wiki.