Utah, Davis County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Utah, Davis County Records, 1869-1953
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Davis, Utah, United States
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Location of Davis County, Utah
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Record Description
Record Type County
Collection years 1869-1953
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Davis County Courthouse, Farmington, Utah


What Is in This Collection?

The collection contains images of these records from the county courthouse in Farmington:

  • Births (1898-1905)
  • Deaths (1898-1953, dates vary by registration district)
  • Marriages (1887-1907)
  • Land records (1869-1946)
  • Land record indexes (various years)
  • Naturalization and citizenship papers (1932-1938)
  • Cemetery records (Lakewood Cemetery, no dates)
  • Wills (1877-1968)
  • Mining claims (1871-1918)

Many of the record types have indexes which are included in this collection. Most of the indexes and records are handwritten. The collection covers the years 1869 to 1953. County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed or shortly thereafter. Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests as well as those of their heirs. The records are generally reliable, but may not contain complete information.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, Davis County Records, 1869-1953.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Land and probate

  • Names of interested parties
  • Recording date
  • Place of event
  • Names of witnesses
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Names of family members and their relationships
  • Names of heirs
  • Name of the executor, administrator, or guardian

Birth

  • Name and gender of child
  • Color, race or nativity
  • Date and place of birth
  • Parents' names and residence
  • Name of attending physician or midwife or other attendant

Marriage

  • Females (brides) names were listed in alphabetical order
  • Males (grooms) names were listed alongside the female name
  • Year and month of the marriage(s) were designated in record
  • The volume, page number and the number assigned to marriage listed
  • Name and current residence of groom
  • Name and current residence of bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name of person who solemnized the marriage
  • Names of witnesses

Death

  • Name and gender of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Color or nativity of deceased
  • Occupation and marital status of deceased
  • Birthplace of deceased
  • Length of residence in county
  • Name of informant

Collection Content

Sample Images

Coverage Table

Record Record Types Year
Citizenship Citizenship 1932-1938
District Court Petition and record 1902-1929
District Court Wills 1877-1959
Land Decree books 1880-1946
Land Deed books 1869-1903
Land Mining locations 1871-1943
Land Mining locations index 1899-1916
Naturalization Certificate 1907-1929
Naturalization Citizenship index 1929 and 1934
Naturalization Declaration of intention 1896-1938
Naturalization Cards 1930-1938
Naturalization Record of citizenship 1896-1903
Naturalization Record of naturalization 1902-1904
Probate Auditor deeds 1897-1916
Probate Auditor deed index 1917-1925
Probate Auditor tax deeds 1917-1929
Probate Decrees index 1899-1936
Probate Deed index 1869-1886
Probate Deed index 1905
Probate Deeds 1900-1928
Probate Grantee index 1884-1941
Probate Grantor index 1884-1941
Probate Wills 1960-1968
Vital Birth register 1898-1905
Vital Death register 1898-1905
Vital Marriage certificates 1887-1888
Vital Marriage license index 1887-1907
Vital Register of deaths 1905-1953


Coverage Map

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

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?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They 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

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Collection Citation
"Utah, Davis County Records, 1869-1953." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 29 November 2018. Davis County Courthouse, Farmington.
Image Citation:
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