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|
|Flag of Utah|
|Location of Box Elder County, Utah|
|Location of Utah|
|County Courthouse, Brigham City|
- 1 What Is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
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How Do I Search This Collection
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- Name of the person
- The name of a parent or date of the event
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
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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
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- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Utah.
- Utah Guided Research
- Utah Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research: 1850-1905 | 1900-Present
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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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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