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|
|Flag of Utah|
|Location of Davis County, Utah|
|Location of Utah|
|Davis County Courthouse, Farmington, Utah|
- 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 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
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
Land and probate
|District Court||Petition and record||1902-1929|
|Land||Mining locations index||1899-1916|
|Naturalization||Citizenship index||1929 and 1934|
|Naturalization||Declaration of intention||1896-1938|
|Naturalization||Record of citizenship||1896-1903|
|Naturalization||Record of naturalization||1902-1904|
|Probate||Auditor deed index||1917-1925|
|Probate||Auditor tax deeds||1917-1929|
|Vital||Marriage license index||1887-1907|
|Vital||Register of deaths||1905-1953|
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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?
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- 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?
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- Step-by-Step Research: 1850-1905 | 1900-Present
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.
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