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Guide to Utah County, Utah ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage and death records, cemeteries, census, church records, probate records, and obituaries—resources to find parents and family history since 1852, when the county was formed.

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Utah County, Utah
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Location in the state of Utah, United States Genealogy
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Location of Utah in the U.S.
Founded March 3, 1853
County Seat Provo
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Address Utah County Health; Justice Building; 100 East Center, Suite 2200, Provo, UT 8460
Website: www.utahcounty.gov
Named for: Ute Tribe Native Americans
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County Facts[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named the same name as its state. The County is located in the north center area of the state. [1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Utah County Courthouse
51 South University Avenue
Provo, Utah 84601
Phone: 801-851-8000

County Clerk has marriage records from 1887, divorce and probate records from 1859, and court records from 1885.
County recorder has land records.[2]

Utah County, Utah Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1898 1887 1898 1885 1851 1859 1851
*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1905. General compliance by 1917.

Records Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Parent Counties[edit | edit source]

Utah County, Utah Genealogy was created March 3, 1852 Utah Territory.

See also Green River County

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Utah County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Utah County Boundary Maps" (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

  • Boundary changes timeline for Utah County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties and Equivalents," Newberry Library's Atlas of Historical County Boundaries for Utah.

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Utah County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Carbon | Duchesne | Juab | Salt Lake | Sanpete | Tooele | Wasatch

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[4]

Unincorporated communities
Native American communities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns
This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

Resources[edit | edit source]

The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to Utah County, Utah Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

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.

For an explanation of how to find Bible records and for helpful links see Utah Bible Records. See also United States Bible Records.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Business Records and Commerce[edit | edit source]

See United States Business Records
See also Utah Occupation and Business Records

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
UTGravestones WorldCat Tombstone Project
BillionGraves (name) Utah Periodicals Utah Cemeteries and Burials
BillionGraves (cemetery) Linkpendium
USGW Archives Genealogy Trails
Interment Hometown Locator
USGW Cemeteries FamilySearch Places
See Utah Cemeteries for more information.

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information. The spouse and children who died young are frequently buried nearby.

More than tombstone inscriptions, cemetery records include sextons (caretakers) records and interment (burial) records, each with slightly different information. See Utah Cemeteries.

  • Published transcripts of cemetery records are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog at the town level (space, then select the town) or the county level (select Cemeteries).

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 2,026
1860 8,248 307.1%
1870 12,203 48.0%
1880 17,973 47.3%
1890 23,768 32.2%
1900 32,456 36.6%
1910 37,942 16.9%
1920 40,792 7.5%
1930 49,021 20.2%
1940 57,382 17.1%
1950 81,912 42.7%
1960 106,991 30.6%
1970 137,776 28.8%
1980 218,106 58.3%
1990 263,590 20.9%
2000 368,540 39.8%
2010 516,564 40.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".
  • See Utah Census for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1852, 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.
  • See statewide printed indexes, including 1856.
  1. "Utah Census Returns" Historical Department of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [5] [6]
  2. Index (Index Publishing) [7]
  3. Index (AIS) [8]
  4. Family Search
  • GenWeb site containes an Index of the Utah 1850 Census. On the Index page you have five different censes pages to view.

Census Designation places Benjamin | Elberta | Lake Shore | Palmyra | Spring Lake | West Mountain

Churches and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

  • Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for Utah County, Utah Genealogy at the town level (space, then select a town) or county level (select Church topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)[edit | edit source]
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The usage of "Mormon" and "LDS" on this page is approved according to current policy.


Guide to history and records of wards and branches of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Stake(s), 1930: Alpine Stake, Utah · Kolob Stake, Utah · Lehi Stake, Utah  · Nebo Stake, Utah  · Palmyra Stake, Utah  · Sharon Stake, Utah  · Timpanogos Stake, Utah  · Tintic Stake, Utah  · Utah Stake, Utah

Places: Alpine · American Fork · Fairfield · Genola · Goshen · Highland · Lehi · Lindon · Mapleton · Mill Fork · Payson · Pleasant Grove · Provo · Salem · Santaquin · Spanish Fork · Springville · Thistle · Vineyard

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Congregational Church Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Many of your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can establish family relationships and places of residence, occupations, and other family history information. See Utah Court Records for the various courts through the years.

For specialized court records, see Divorce  · Guardianship  · Land  · Naturalization  · Probate

  • Utah County Justice Court deals with class B and C misdemeanors, violations of ordinances, small claims, and infractions committed within County jurisdiction. The Justice Court shares jurisdiction with the Juvenile Court over minors 16 or 17 years old, who are charged with certain traffic offenses. See the Juvenile Court below for other types of juvenile cases.
  • Juvenile Court handles juvenile cases concerning automobile homicide, alcohol or drug related traffic offenses, reckless driving, fleeing an officer, and driving on a suspended license are excepted. Juvenile Court shares jurisdiction with the Justice Court over minors 16 or 17 years old, who are charged with certain traffic offenses besides those listed above.
4th District Juvenile Court - Provo Office
2021 South State St Provo, UT 84606
Phone: (801) 354-7200
Fax: (801) 373-6579
  • District Court

Directories[edit | edit source]

See Utah Directories

  • 1867 - Owens, George. Salt Lake City Directory: Including a Business Directory of Provo, Springville, and Ogden, Utah Territory. Salt Lake City: G. Owens, 1867. Digital version at Internet Archive.
  • 1879-1880 - Culmer, H.L.A. et al. Utah Directory and Gazetteer for 1879-80: Containing the Name and Occupation of Every Resident in the Towns and Cities of Salt Lake, Utah, Weber and Davis Counties: and a Very Complete List of the Merchants, Manufacturers, Professional Men and Officials: Together with Full Gazetteer Information. Salt Lake City, Utah: Printed for H.L.A. Culmer & Co. by J.C. Graham & Co., 1879. Digital version at Internet Archive.
  • Utah Directory, 1890: Salt Lake City, Logan, and Provo Ancestry.com ($) Data from Utah Gazetteer and Directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake City, 1884.

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic and Other Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Anderson and Sons Mortuary[9]
49 East 100 North
American Fork, UT 84003
Phone: 801-756-3564
Fax: 801-763-0799

Warenski Funeral Home [10]
1776 North 900 East
American Fork, UT 84003
Phone: 801-763-5000
Fax: 801-763-5002

Wing Mortuary[11]
118 E Main St.
Lehi, UT 84043
Phone: 801-768-9514
Fax: 801-768-3534

Berg Mortuary[12]
185 East Center Street
Provo, Utah 84606
Phone: 801-373-1841
Fax: 801-371-0110

500 North State Street
Orem, Utah 84057
Phone: 801-225-2131
Fax: 801-371-0110

525 East Fourth South
Springville, Utah 84663
Phone: (801) 489-4233
Fax: (801) 371-0110

Sundberg-Olpine Mortuary[13]
495 South State St
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-225-1530
Fax: 801-225-9720

Walker Sanderson Funeral Home[14]
646 East 800 North
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: 801-226-3500
Fax: 801-226-3531

85 East 300 South
Provo, UT 84606
Phone: 801-373-6668
Fax: 801-374-2151

587 South 100 West
Payson, UT 84651
Phone: 801-465-3846
Fax: 801-465-2507

187 South Main St
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Phone: 801-798-2169

Olpin Family Mortuary[15]
494 South 300 East
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Phone: 801-785-3505
Fax: 801-785-9963

Brown Family Mortuary[16]
66 South 300 East
Santaquin, UT 84655
Fax: 801-754-1225

Wheeler Mortuary[17]
211 East 2nd South
Springville, UT 84663
Phone: 801-489-6021

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

See Utah Gazetteers

A gazetteer is a list and description of places, such as villages, towns and cities. Gazetteers may also mention neighborhoods, cemeteries, population size, and geographical features like rivers and mountains. It can be used to locate the places where a family lived. They usually include only the names of places (generally listed alphabetically) that existed at the time the gazetteer was published. Maps and atlases can also help locate places. While several guides to places in Utah are available, the following list was taken from The Handybook for Genealogists,10th Edition:

  • Gallagher, John S. The Post Offices of Utah. Burtonsville, Md.: The Depot, 1977. FHL Book 979.2 E8g. A list of past and current post offices in Utah. It provides the dates of establishment for each post office. If a post office was discontinued, this source gives the date and the new post office designated to receive the mail. Several photographs are included.
  • Gannett, Henry A. A Gazetteer of Utah. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1900.
  • Gruber, Ted. Postal History of Utah, 1849-1976. Crete, NB: J-B Publishing Co., 1978.
  • Leigh, Rufus Wood. Five Hundred Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News Press, 1961. FHL Book 979.2 E2L. This book provides the history and origin of the name of each place, including names of places and landmarks that no longer exist. It also includes Native American residences.
  • Origins of Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Department of Public Instruction, 1941. FHL Book 979.2 E2o; Fiche 6046696. This source documents when places were settled, former names, altitude and population in 1941. There is information on the creation of each county and boundary changes, including square miles. It also includes a list of extinct counties.
  • Sloan, Robert W. Utah Gazetteer and Directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake City for 1884. Salt Lake City: Herald Printing and Publishing Co., 1884. familysearch.org/search/catalog/287900
  • Van Cott, John E., comp. Utah Place Names: A Comprehensive Guide to the Origins of Geographic Names. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1990. FHL Book 979.2 E2v. Excellent guide to Utah place names.
  • Ward, Jill Anderson. LDS Place Names Gazetteer. Salt Lake City: Family History Library, 1986. familysearch.org/search/catalog/501349
  • Writers' Program (Utah), Utah: A Guide to the State. New York, New York: Hastings House, 1941.FHL Book 979.2 E6w; Film 1033881 item 3. This gives a history of many areas and includes an index and maps of some cities. The book is arranged geographically and gives directions and mileage between areas. There is also information on altitude, population size, and roads.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

History[edit | edit source]

Interesting Facts

The County and the State are named after the Ute (or Utah) Indians.Named for the Ute Indians, Spanish word Yuta.
Lehi is named after Lehi, a prophet in the Book of Mormon.
The City of Orem was named after W.C. Orem, builder of the railroad which ran through the town. Orem was known as Sharon, a Biblical name for a mostly level strip of land running between mountains and the sea; Another former name was Provo Bench.
Payson was named after an early settler, James Pace. The community was previously known as Fort Peteetneet after a Ute Indian chief.
Springville was once known as Hobble Creek because a member of a Latter-day Saint exploring party lost his horse's hobbles in or near the creek.
Pleasant Grove, named after a cottonwood grove near the original town site, was once known as Battle Creek since it was the site of the first conflict between Indians and settlers.
Elberta was named for its Elberta peach orchards and Salem was named after New Salem, Massachusetts, but was first called Pond Town after the large pond that today is known as Salem Pond.
The first library in Provo was opened in 1854 and there has been an official U.S. Post Office in the city since at least 1894.
Provo General Hospital opened in 1903 and gave way to Utah Valley Hospital in 1939.
The Utah State (Mental) Hospital dates back to 1880 but was formerly known by less politically correct names.
Provo is the home of Brigham Young University. Brigham Young issued a deed of trust to establish Brigham Young Academy on October 16,1875. The fledgling institution went through some rough years and nearly folded on occasion before officially becoming Brigham Young University on October 23, 1903.
  • 1900 to the Present Day - The County population grew slowly and steadily through the years of World War I, the Great Depression and World War II. The official census counted 23,768 citizens in 1890 and that number grew to only 49,021 in 1940.
  • Geneva Steel was one of the few major employers outside of agriculture, government and schools. Geneva was built during World War II to provide steel for the war effort.
  • 1980s - present the valley became one of the entrepreneurial hot spots of the nation and, in particular, has become a Mecca for high-tech, computer-related companies.

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • Boundary changes timeline for Utah County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties and Equivalents," Newberry Library's Atlas of Historical County Boundaries for Utah.

NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the below events were gleaned from Wikipedia for Utah county.

  • 1849. Provo was originally called Fort Utah when settled, but was renamed Provo in 1850 for Étienne Provost, an early French-Canadian trapper who arrived in the region in 1825.
  • 1850. American Fork was settled by Mormon pioneers, and incorporated as Lake City in 1852.
  • 1850. Mormon pioneers settled the area now known as Lehi, at a place called Dry Creek, near the head of Utah Lake. It was renamed Evansville in 1851, after David Evans, a local bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other historical names include Sulphur Springs and Snow’s Springs.
  • 1850. Mapleton was first settled, and for a time was known as Union Bench.
  • 1850. Payson first settled. Originally named Peteetneet, after a Ute Indian chief who lived near Payson's current location.
  • 1850. The original name of Pleasant Grove was Battle Creek. It was named for a battle which took place there in 1849 between Latter-day Saint settlers and a small band of Ute Indians.
  • 1850. Springville was originally settled. The city was first called Hobble Creek by early pioneers. Later, as the town grew, the name was changed to Springville because of the many freshwater springs in the area.
  • 1851. The first ward of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in American Fork was organized with Leonard E. Harrington as bishop.
  • 1852. March 3- Utah County was created from the Utah Territory. [18]
  • 1852. Lehi grew so rapidly that, Bishop Evans petitioned the Utah Territorial Legislature to incorporate the settlement. Lehi City was incorporated by legislative act on February 5, 1852 and approved a request to call the new city Lehi.
  • 1853. Daniel H. Wells, the head of the Nauvoo Legion (Utah Territorial Militia at the time), instructed settlers in American Fork to move into specific forts. At a meeting on July 23, 1853 at the schoolhouse in American Fork, Lorenzo Snow and Parley P. Pratt convinced the settlers to follow Wells' directions and all move together into a central fort.
  • 1855. The town of Fairfield was established when John Carson, his four brothers, and others settled in the Cedar Valley. The settlement was soon known as Frogtown.
  • 1855 to 1860. Between 1855 and 1860, the arrival of pioneers from Iceland made Spanish Fork into the first permanent Icelandic settlement in the United States.
  • 1860. Settlers changed the name of Lake City to American Fork.
  • 1861. Frogtown became Fairfield; named after Amos Fielding, who participated in establishing the community.
  • 1861. Lindon was settled. It was originally named "String Town" because of the way the houses were strung up and down the street. An old linden tree (Tilia) growing in town in 1901 inspired the present (misspelled) name.
  • 1870. American Fork served as a rail access point for mining activities in American Fork Canyon.
  • 1870. Highland was settled by homesteaders, so named by Scottish Latter-day Saint immigrants who felt the area resembled the highlands of Scotland.

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Land records (especially deeds) often give the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or other clues for further research. They often have other clues for further research, such as witnesses or the other parties who may be relatives or in-laws. See Utah Land and Property for more.

  • County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.
  • Utah County has Web Access to Land Records (1980's forward) . This includes property searches by name, address, etc., map searches, document searches and document images.
  • Most of the land in Utah was originally obtained from the US federal government by a patent. These General Land Office Records are available and searchable free of charge. The minimum information needed for a search is the state where the land is located and the name of the person receiving the patent. Surveys and Land Status Records can also be searched here.

Herdsmen branded their cattle to keep track of stray animals. A 1913 directory displays the marks used by various Utah County, Utah Genealogy cattle owners:

  • Peterson, H.F. Brand Directory, Comprising Davis, Weber, Summit, Morgan, Wasatch, Part of Utah and Part of Uintah Counties. Wanship, Utah: H.F. Peterson, 1913. Digital version at Internet Archive.

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Maps and atlases are used to locate the places where your ancestors lived. They identify political boundaries, names of places, geographical features, cemeteries, churches, and migration routes. A few of the resources listed below were obtained from The Handybook for Genealogists, 10th Ed. Draper: Everton Publishers, 2002:

Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to and from Utah County, Utah Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]
World War I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See Utah Naturalization and Citizenship for more information. (*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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.

  • 1850-2003 Utah Newspapers, 1850-2003 at MyHeritage — index & images, ($)
  • 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 Utah County, Utah Genealogy.
    • Provo Daily Enquirer, covering 1881 - 1897 is included.
  • Utah County Newspapers This is the FamilySearch Wiki page for "overflow" information on the newspapers of Utah County, including history and links to modern newspapers.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

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:

  • The Utah Valley Obituary Index includes most Utah County newspapers, which can be found at the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. They have a microfilm collection and a set of the original book version published in 2001 in their Religion and Family History Department.
  • On the GenWeb site you will find Deaths/Obits of Yergensen, Pearl, Nuttall V, and the Information from the Daily Herald Obits from October 2004 - Feb 2004 (selected months).

Other[edit | edit source]

Prison[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.[edit | edit source]

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).

Schools[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate cases include court actions regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. Records may locate relatives, provide death dates, and identify property. See Utah Probate Records for more information.

Online Probate Indexes and Records

Public Records[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records:[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Utah County, Utah Genealogy. Also available: How to Find Birth Information in Utah.
Follow the suggestions under the year span that matches when your ancestor was born:
Birth before 1852[edit | edit source]
Utah County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 3 March 1852.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
Birth 1852 - 1897[edit | edit source]
No birth records were created for Utah County, Utah Genealogy by either by county or state civil authorities in this time period.
Follow these suggestions to find birth information for this time period:
Birth 1898 - present[edit | edit source]
County clerks became responsible for recording births beginning in 1898. In 1905, the State Department of Health assumed responsibility and required the counties to forward copies of the records to them.

Records open to the public
Birth records created more than 100 years ago State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. are open to the public.
  • 1898 - 1905 - Series #84185 at Utah State Archives. Not online, no online index.
    • FamilySearch Library copy: FSL film 485244 . There are some names of children in the records, but not all.
    • Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.
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.
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Divorce[edit | edit source]

Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See Utah Vital Records for excellent information.

Death[edit | edit source]
  • 1904-1964 Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964 at FamilySearch — index and images . 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, birth date, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.
  • Pre-1904 - Utah State Burial Database This site includes information on many Utah residents, who died before 1904.

Death Record Substitutes

  • 1870 - U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 at Ancestry ($). Includes 1870 Utah County, Utah Genealogy mortality schedule.

Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Links to indexes or images of records:

Links to Utah County, Utah Genealogy collections:

Sites that gather links to the Internet

  • Linkpendium
  • CyndisList

Archives, Libraries, etc.[edit | edit source]

Resources for Utah County, Utah Genealogy are available in repositories (such as libraries and archives) at all levels: the town, the county, the state (including universities), and the nation.

Check websites and catalogs of archives and libraries for items for this county. Examples: Utah County, Utah Genealogy items in FamilySearch Library (Utah). When you find items you'd like to access, see Get a Copy

See these headings for Utah County, Utah Genealogy details: Courthouse · FamilySearch Centers · Libraries · Societies

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Utah County Historic Courthouse
51 South University Avenue
Provo, Utah 84601

Clerk/Auditor: Room 3600
Phone 801-851-8109
Fax 801-851-8232 and 801-851-7201

County seat: Provo

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Local public libraries usually have histories, genealogies, indexes of cemeteries, copies of local newspapers, or other records for the area they serve. Many libraries in Utah have an area dedicated to local collections and manuscripts.

See also Utah's Online Library, which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps.

Societies[edit | edit source]

Utah Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Towns and Communities[edit | edit source]

Communities[edit | edit source]

Birdseye | Dividend | Cedar Fort | Fairfield | Genola | Goshen | Provo Canyon | Vineyard | Woodland Hills

Ghost towns[edit | edit source]

Colton | Forest City | Mill Fork | Mosida | Thistle | Tucker

Cities[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Utah, Utah" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_County,_Utah accessed 5 Dec 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Utah County, Utah Page 688 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Utah County, Utah . Page 686-688 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 676-677.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Utah County, Utah," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_County,_Utah, accessed 17 February 2019.
  5. "FamilySearch Catalog Film 505913" (Salt Lake City, Utah : GSU, 1981).
  6. 1856 Utah census returns (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1856).
  7. 1856 Utah census index : an every-name index (Salt Lake City, UT : Index Pub., 1983), [FHL book 979.2 X22d 1856].
  8. "FamilySearch Catalog Book 979.2 X22u 1856" (Bountiful, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1983 ).
  9. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  10. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory. (Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  11. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
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