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The Society's mission is to stimulate and encourage family history research through a variety of endeavors and to provide members and the genealogical public with a diversity of resources.

We hope you will enjoy your visit here and leave with some new knowledge about us and your genealogy search.

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Looking Back at the Civilian Conservation Corps"

This free, educational program hosted by the

Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society

will be presented on Tuesday, March 13th 

in the Sunflower Room of the Laramie County

 Library in Cheyenne.

The program will be presented by Robin

Everett, archivist at the Wyoming State

Archives, who has a degree in history

from the University of Wyoming. She has

also done family history research for more than

45 years. She will give a brief

history of the CCC, noting that “Today, whenever we visit a national or state

park, we may be enjoying the efforts of Civilian Camp enrollees. The

Depression Era public relief program was designed to provide employment

and vocational training to unemployed youths, war veterans, and Native

Americans.” During the course of its nine years in operation, three million

young men participated in the CCC, which provided them with shelter,

clothing, and food, together with a wage of $30 (about $570 in 2017) per

month. It’s very possible that your ancestors’ story may include

records from the CCC.

Registration is not necessary for this program, which is open to the public. The

meeting of the society begins at 6:15 p.m. with a short business meeting,

and the program starts at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 630-0924.

Please contact us at cghswyoming@gmail.com if you have any questions.
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