Utah, Box Elder County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Utah, Box Elder County Records,1856-1960
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Box Elder, Utah, United States
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Location of Box Elder County, Utah
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Record Description
Record Type County
Collection years 1856-1960
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Related Websites
County Courthouse, Brigham City

What Is in This Collection?

The collection consists of images of county records located at the county courthouse in Brigham City for the years 1856 to 1960. Included in this collection are:

  • Marriages (1887-1960)
  • Naturalization/Citizenship (1869-1945)
  • Military (1917-1957)
  • Land and Property (1857-1942)
  • Probate (1856-1878)

Soon after they were formed, counties began recording vital records, court records, and land transactions. The records are generally well preserved. The records were made to establish legal rights and to help track the population for health and taxation purposes. The information is generally reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, Box Elder County Records,1856-1960.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name, age and residence of groom
  • Name, age and residence of bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Sometimes, name(s) of those who gave consent
  • Name of person who solemnized marriage
  • Names of witnesses


  • Name of serviceman
  • Rank and military unit in which served
  • Period of service
  • Military specialty given
  • Character reference
  • Date and place of filing, recording
  • Signature of recipient
  • Signature of commanding officer


  • Court, city and county where petition was filed
  • Date of filing
  • Birth date and place of birth of petitioner
  • Complete physical description
  • Marital status and name of spouse
  • Number of children
  • Place of emigration
  • U. S. port of entry
  • Affidavits of witnesses


  • Date of event, transaction or recording with county
  • Names of individuals, family members and/or witnesses
  • Ages, relationships and residences
  • Occupations
  • Signature(s) or mark
  • Legal descriptions of land
  • Amount of money exchanged as part of business transactions

Collection Content

Sample Images

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How Do I Search This Collection

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The name of a parent or date of the event

View the Images

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  2. Select Record Type, Volume, and Year Range to view images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as emigrations, port records, ship’s manifests, birth, christening, census, and land records
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Use the information to find additional family members
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Utah.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Utah, Box Elder County Records, 1856-1960." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 30 April 2018. County Courthouse, Brigham City.
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