Utah, Tooele County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Tooele, Utah, United States
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Location of Tooele County, Utah
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Record Description
Record Type County
Collection years 1855-1956
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Tooele County Clerk. Tooele County Courthouse, Tooele, Utah


What Is in the Collection?

This collection consists of the following records and indexes from the county courthouse in Tooele:

  • Marriage affidavits (1887-1937)
  • Grantor and grantee indexes, deeds, land abstracts and other indexes (1856-1920)
  • Discharges (1919-1947)
  • Naturalization records (1907-1945)
  • Probate records - will index (1887-1955)

Tooele County was created March 3, 1852.

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  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date and place
  • Residence, gender and age
  • Names of parents
  • Occupation(s)
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land

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