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The Duchesne County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, birth, marriage, death, and more since 1915, when the county was formed. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as cemeteries, censuses, church, court, land, probate, and obituaries.
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|Duchesne County, Utah|
Location in the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
|Founded||January 4, 1915|
|Address||Duchesne County Administration<br>734 N. Center<br>Duchesne, UT 84021|
|Named for: unknown|
Duchesne County Courthouse
Duchesne, Ut 84021-0270
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1915.
County Recorder has land records from 1915.
Duchesne County, Utah was created January 4, 1915 from: Wasatch
|Before the county was created—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent counties.|
See UT: Index of Counties... from Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, for a timeline of boundary changes for Duchesne County, Utah.
Neighboring CountiesDuchesne County, Utah is surrounded by: Carbon | Daggett | Summit | Uintah | Utah | Wasatch
The term "Bible records" refers to the practice of keeping family dates and events in a family Bible. This was a common practice in many European countries and carried over to America. Many of these family Bible records are still in existence and preserved by the descendants of the immigrants. In some cases these family Bibles have found their way into libraries and other repositories.
- Biographies. of Duchesne County, Utah are listed in the FamilySearch Library. To obtain closer-to-home access to resources, see. public libraries.
Business Records and Commerce
- Bridgeland Cemetery, Duchesne BillionGraves
- Duchesne Cemetery (BillionGraves), Cemetery is located south of the city on Highway 191
- Duchesne-Strawbery Located west of the city on Highway 40 just east of the Starvation Reservoir Bridge
- Fruitland Located West of the town on Highway 40
- Greenhalgh Located approximately 2 1/2 miles north of the Neola Store. Turn east just north of the canal and follow the dirt road. GPS coordinates 40°28'18.28"N 110°01'.03"W.
- Mountain Home
- Roosevelt Memorial Park (Cemetery) is located on the west end of town on US Highway 40. The cemetery has a regester of burials located in a box on the maintenance building in the center of the cemetery. A link to the cemetary is on the Roosevelt City home page
- Tabiona-Redcliff Cemetery, Tabiona BillionGraves
- Theodore (Old Duchesne) Cemetery
- Utahn Cemetery, Duchesne BillionGraves
Duchesne County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site
- Cemetery records. of Duchesne County, Utah are listed in the FamilySearch Library. To obtain closer-to-home access to resources, see. public libraries.
The 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Duchesne County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Utah Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in national indexes, try checking local indexes. Created by experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide indexes.
See Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.
Churches and Religious Groups
- Church Records. of Duchesne County, Utah are listed in the FamilySearch Library. To obtain closer-to-home access to resources, see. public libraries.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)
Click a church unit name in the chart below for its history, boundaries, and availability of records, which are often in microfilm format
|Duchesne County, Utah guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches|
Stake(s): Duchesne Stake, Utah · Roosevelt Stake, Utah
Duchesne County LDS Ward and Branch Records may give additional information.
= Court Records
- Duchesne County Utah Court Records Directory
- District Court (Eighth District : Duchesne County) Criminal case files
- Duchesne County Records
- Utah State Court Directory
Ethnic and Other Groups
- Genealogy references. of Duchesne County, Utah are listed in the FamilySearch Library. To obtain closer-to-home access to resources, see. public libraries.
- Duchesne County History
- Pioneer, Utah's Online Library, Duchesne County
- Barton, John D. A History of Duchesne County. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Historical Society, 1996. WorldCat 39783102
- A History of Duchesne County. Digitized by: J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, 1970. WorldCat 562539001
- Early history of Duchesne County : preserved by the Duchesne Chapter of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Ancestry.com ($)
- Histories. of Duchesne County, Utah are listed in the FamilySearch Library. To obtain closer-to-home access to resources, see. public libraries.
See UT: Index of Counties... from Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, for a timeline of boundary changes for Duchesne County, Utah. NOTE; Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Duchesne County
- 1822-1840. Duchesne City received its name from French Canadian trappers.
- 1905. City of Myton established.
- 1905. City of Roosevelt founded. Named after President Theodore Roosevelt.
- 1905-1906. By an act of Congress, the unallotted land of the Ute Indian reservation was opened to homesteading.Throughout the fall and winter the settlers came to the Uinta Basin.
- 1912. Census-designated place of Neola established.
- 1914 November. City of Duchesne made county seat.
- 1915. January 4. Duchesne County was created from Wasatch County.
- 1917. March 5. Additional land was included from Unintah County.
- 1915. Duchesne County created. Named after river.
- 1930's. Town of Altamont settled as location of new area high school.
- 1953. Altamont incorporated as a town in Duchesne County.
- 1977. May 10. The boundaries were clarified without change on 10 May 1977.
Land and Property
- Land and Property records. of Duchesne County, Utah are listed in the FamilySearch Library. To obtain closer-to-home access to resources, see. public libraries.
Law and Legislation
- Law and Legislation information. of Duchesne County, Utah are listed in the FamilySearch Library. To obtain closer-to-home access to resources, see. public libraries.
- Maps. of Duchesne County, Utah are listed in the FamilySearch Library. To obtain closer-to-home access to resources, see. public libraries.
- Native Races information. of Duchesne County, Utah are listed in the FamilySearch Library. To obtain closer-to-home access to resources, see. public libraries.
Naturalization and Citizenship
Small town newspapers contain obituaries, birth or death notices, community news (such as the visit of someone's relatives), legal notices and provide historical content. See Utah newspapers for tips, resources, and details.
- Utah Digital Newspapers Project presents newspaper images online. Search All Newspapers by name or keywords, or Browse by County to view all newspapers digitized for Duchesne County, Utah.
- Several newspapers, covering 1909-1939 are included.
- Existing copies of newspapers. newspapers for Duchesne County, Utah] are listed in Chronicling America by Library of Congress (LOC).
- The list by dates and towns (from Chronicling America)
Obituaries may mention birth, marriage, spouse, parents, and living family members. See Utah Obituaries for state level compendiums and United States Obituaries for tips and insights regarding this record type.
Obituaries for residents may be found in:
- Newspapers of Duchesne County, Utah
- Local Funeral Homes, Societies, Libraries, or in family records.
- Obituaries of neighboring counties
- Newspapers of major cities: Deseret News and/or The Salt Lake Tribune both in Salt Lake City
Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.
In Utah, such records may be difficult to find. Try records of the church they may have attended. Realize, however, that such records may have not been preserved, and would not be in the typical records of membership.
It is possible there were records kept by civilian authorities. Ask town or county officials and local librarians and the State Archives. Also try National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (online).
- Probate records. of Duchesne County, Utah are listed in the FamilySearch Library. To obtain closer-to-home access to resources, see. public libraries.
734 North Center Street
PO Box 910
Duchesne UT 84021
County seat: Duchesne
Family History Centers
- Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
- Altamont Utah Family History Center
- Duchesne Utah Family History Center
- Roosevelt Utah Family History Center
- Vital Records. of Duchesne County, Utah are listed in the FamilySearch Library. To obtain closer-to-home access to resources, see. public libraries.
- Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Duchesne County, Utah. Also available: How to Find Birth Information in Utah.
- Follow the suggestions under the year span that matches when your ancestor was born:
- Duchesne County, Utah was formed on 4 January 1915.
search parent counties
|Before county formation, go to Utah Censuses to locate the family around the time of birth.|
- Records open to the public
- Birth records created more than 100 years ago are open to the public.
- Restricted records
- Access to official birth records within 100 years is restricted to those who meet certain requirements. Order copies:
- Office of Vital Records and Statistics, 288 North 1460 West, Salt Lake City, Utah, Phone: (801) 538-6105. How to order online, by mail, or in person.
- TriCounty Health Department, 133 South 500 East, Vernal, UT 84078, Phone (435) 247-1180; Roosevelt Phone (435) 722-6333.
Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at FamilySearch.org in the Historical Record Collections. Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed. A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.
Utah State Burial Index for death before 1904
Towns and Communities
- Cedar View
- Mountain Home
- Mount Emmons
- ↑ Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
- ↑ "List of counties in Utah," Wikipedia.
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Duchesne County, Utah Page 686 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,939.
- ↑ Duchesne County Boundary Changes, Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, Newberry Library.
- ↑ State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. Accessed 7/31/2012
- ↑ "Duchesne County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Duchesne/, accessed 1 February 2012.