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Guide to '''Beaver County, Utah ancestry, family history, and genealogy'''. [[Beaver County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Beaver County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Beaver County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1856, when the [[Beaver County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]].<br>[[Image:Parowan Gap.jpg|thumb|right|210px|<center>
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<br><br>'''Quick start:'''
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*[[Beaver County, Utah#Census|Census]]
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*[[Beaver County, Utah#Birth|Birth]]
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*[[Beaver County, Utah#Marriage|Marriage]]
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*[[Beaver County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]]
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Beaver County
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| county_map = Ut-beaver.png
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| state = Utah
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| state_map = Utah.png
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| founded year = 1856
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| founded date = January 10
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| seat wl = Beaver
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| building image = Utahbeavercourthouse.jpg
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| building address = County Administration Building<br>Post Office Box 392<br>105 East Center<br>Beaver UT 84713
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| web = www.beaver.utah.gov/
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Utah Genealogical Association
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=== County Facts  ===
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==== County Court House  ====
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[http://beaver.utah.gov/ Beaver County Courthouse]<br>105 E Center, PO Box 392<br>Beaver, Ut 84713-0392<br>Phone: 435-438-6463
  
Guide to Beaver County, Utah genealogy to find parents and family history since 1856, when the county was [[Beaver County, Utah#Parent_Counties|formed]]. Includes [[Beaver County, Utah#Birth|birth records]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Marriage|marriage records]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Census|census records]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Beaver County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]. <br>  
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County Clerk has birth records 1897-1905, divorce records from 1871, probate records from 1872 and court records from 1856. The Beaver City Office has burned records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Beaver County, Utah Page 686 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Beaver County
 
| county_map = Ut-beaver.png
 
| state = Utah
 
| state_map = Utah.png
 
| founded year = 1856
 
| founded date = January 10
 
| seat wl = Beaver
 
| building image = Utahbeavercourthouse.jpg
 
| building address = County Administration Building<br>Post Office Box 392<br>105 East Center<br>Beaver UT 84713
 
| web = www.beaver.utah.gov/
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Utah Genealogical Association
 
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=== Helpful Facts  ===
 
 
 
==== County Court House ====
 
 
 
[http://beaver.utah.gov/ Beaver County Courthouse]<br>105 E Center, PO Box 392<br>Beaver, Ut 84713-0392<br>Phone: 435-438-6463
 
  
County Clerk has birth records 1897-1905, divorce records from 1871, probate records from 1872 and court records from 1856. The Beaver City Office has burned records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Beaver County, Utah Page 686 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
  
{{PAGENAME}} was created Jan 10, 1856 from: [[Iron County, Utah|Iron]] and [[Millard County, Utah|Millard]] Counties.  
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{{PAGENAME}} was created Jan 10, 1856 from: [[Iron County, Utah Genealogy|Iron]] and [[Millard County, Utah Genealogy|Millard]] Counties.  
  
 
{{Tip|Before 1856—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent counties.}}  
 
{{Tip|Before 1856—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent counties.}}  
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===== Boundary Changes  =====
 
===== Boundary Changes  =====
  
See [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BEAVER UT: Index of Counties]... from Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'', for a timeline of boundary changes for {{PAGENAME}}.  
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For animated maps illustrating Utah County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/utah/ "Rotating Formation Utah County Boundary Maps"] (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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See [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BEAVER UT: Index of Counties]... from Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'', for a timeline of boundary changes for {{PAGENAME}}.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Garfield County, Utah|Garfield]]{{·}}[[Iron County, Utah|Iron]]{{·}}[[Millard County, Utah|Millard]]{{·}}[[Piute County, Utah|Piute]]{{·}}[[Sevier County, Utah|Sevier]] counties in Utah and [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln County, Nevada]] {{Beaver County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}
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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Garfield County, Utah Genealogy|Garfield]]{{·}}[[Iron County, Utah Genealogy|Iron]]{{·}}[[Millard County, Utah Genealogy|Millard]]{{·}}[[Piute County, Utah Genealogy|Piute]]{{·}}[[Sevier County, Utah Genealogy|Sevier]] counties in Utah and [[Lincoln County, Nevada Genealogy|Lincoln County, Nevada]] {{Beaver County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}  
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
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The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to {{PAGENAME}} entries with names, images, or information.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Utah, Beaver|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog or the [http://www.historyresearch.utah.gov/ Utah Resource Center]}}
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
  
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==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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[http://www.worldcat.org/title/pioneers-of-beaver-county/oclc/52169503&referer=brief_results ''Pioneers of Beaver County'', Dorigatti, Barbara Thompson. Salt Lake City, Utah: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 2002]
  
 
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
 
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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See [[United States Business Records]]<br> See also [[Utah Business Records]]
  
 
===== Mining Industry  =====
 
===== Mining Industry  =====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=47&GScnty=2774&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=47&CScnty=2774 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://utahgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=1 UTGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Beaver+County%2C+Utah%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/ut/beaver.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [[Utah Periodicals]]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://utahdcc.force.com/burials Utah Cemeteries and Burials]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Utah&county=Beaver#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/beaver-ut-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#B0FFFF" | <center>'''Online Grave Transcripts<br>or Images''' </center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22830&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=5&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
| width="30%" bgcolor="#ffffbb" | <center>'''Published Grave<br> Transcripts''' </center>
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| bgcolor="#FFEBCD" | <center>'''Lists of Cemeteries<br>in the County'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://genealogytrails.com/utah/beaver/cems.html Genealogy Trails]
 
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=47&GScnty=2774&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] <br> [http://interment.net/us/ut/beaver.htm Interment.net] <br> [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah Cemeteries &amp; Burial Database] <br> [http://utahgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=1 Utah Gravestones]<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utbeaver/_Beaver_cemeteries.html UTGenWeb Cemeteries] <br> [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Utah&county=Beaver&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves] <br> [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Beaver/cem/ Linkpendium] <br> [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1542862 Veterans to 1966] <br>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://utah.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,49001.cfm Hometown Locator]
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{{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Cemeteries|subject|disp=FamilySearch Library}} <br> [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2078505 Early Church Info File] <br> [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Beaver+County%2C+Utah%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat] <br> [[Utah Periodicals]] <br>
 
 
 
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=47&CScnty=2774 FindAGrave] <br> [http://usgwtombstones.org/utah/beaver.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Project] <br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utbeaver/_Beaver_cemeteries.html UTGenWeb Cemeteries]<br> [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22830&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=5&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk] <br> [http://utah.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,49001.cfm Utah Hometown Locator Cemeteries] <br> [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchcemetery Utah Cemeteries Search] <br> [http://genealogytrails.com/utah/beaver/cems.html Genealogy Trails] <br>
 
 
 
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L99X-S75S?mode=g&owc=collection%2F2001084%2Fwaypoints&wc=M6HY-5WL%3A284657001%2C284660701%3Fcc%3D2001084&cc=2001084 Beaver County Interment Register, 1865–1986], part of ''Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001'', a FamilySearch digital images collection.
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*'''To 1966''' - {{RecordSearch|1542862|Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Utah Census}}  
 
{{Utah Census}}  
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Census|subject|disp=Census records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Resource Repositories|repositories]].
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*See [[Utah Census|Utah Census]] for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.
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*See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|statewide printed indexes]], including 1856.
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*Check county indexes when online indexes fail. Created by people who knew the families of the area, they are often more accurate and they may have added insights. See [[Utah Periodicals|periodicals]] and [[Beaver County, Utah#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|local libraries]] or other record holders.
  
 
==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
  
Church and religious group records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level.  
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The information given in church records depends upon the practices of each religious group. Most include the names of members, often with ages and birth places. Several give birth, christening, or blessing dates for infants. See [[Utah Church Records]] for details about various denominations.  
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Church|subject|disp=Church Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Resource Repositories|repositories]].
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*Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for {{PAGENAME}} at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Beaver, |place|disp=town level}} (space, then select a town) or {{FHL|United States, Utah, Beaver|place|disp=county level}} (select '''Church''' topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
  
 
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===== Catholic  =====
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Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Beaver County Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  
 
Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Beaver County Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  
  
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*'''1877-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|2553860|Utah LDS Mission Calls and Recommendations 1877-1918}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
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'''Stakes:''' [[Beaver Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|'''Beaver Stake, Utah''']] (covers the entire county)<br>  
 
'''Stakes:''' [[Beaver Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|'''Beaver Stake, Utah''']] (covers the entire county)<br>  
  
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==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Court|subject|disp=Court records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Resource Repositories|repositories]].
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Many of your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can establish family relationships and places of residence, occupations, and other family history information. See [[Utah Court Records]] for the various courts through the years.
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For specialized court records, see [[Beaver County, Utah#Divorce|Divorce]] {{·}} [[Beaver County, Utah#Guardianship|Guardianship]] {{·}} [[Beaver County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]] {{·}} [[Beaver County, Utah#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization]] {{·}} [[Beaver County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]]  
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*'''1847-1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2517340|Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Ethnic and Other Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic and Other Groups  ====
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==== Funeral Homes  ====
 
==== Funeral Homes  ====
  
[http://www.sumortuary.com/ Southern Utah Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home <nowiki>&</nowiki> Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref> <br>195 North 90 East <br>Beaver, UT 84713<br>Phone: 877-438-2201 <br>Fax: 435-438-2323<br><br>298 South 100 West<br>Milford, UT 84751<br>Phone: 435-5886-4040<br>Toll Free Phone: 888-586-4040<br>Fax: 435-586-4343  
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[http://www.sumortuary.com/ Southern Utah Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref> <br>195 North 90 East <br>Beaver, UT 84713<br>Phone: 877-438-2201 <br>Fax: 435-438-2323<br><br>298 South 100 West<br>Milford, UT 84751<br>Phone: 435-5886-4040<br>Toll Free Phone: 888-586-4040<br>Fax: 435-586-4343  
  
[http://www.swindlehurstfuneralhome.com/ Swindlehurst Funeral Home] <ref>''Funeral Home <nowiki>&</nowiki> Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref> <br>360 West 100 North <br>Beaver, UT 84713<br>Phone: 435-439-5565
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[http://www.swindlehurstfuneralhome.com/ Swindlehurst Funeral Home] <ref>''Funeral Home Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref> <br>360 West 100 North <br>Beaver, UT 84713<br>Phone: 435-439-5565  
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
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==== Guardianship  ====
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Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the [[Beaver County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate]] and the Federal District courts. See [[Utah Court Records]].
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
*Bradley, Martha Sonntag. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/guest.jsp?smd=1&cl=all_lib&lb_document_id=34095 ''A history of Beaver County''], Utah Centennial County History Series of Utah State Historical Society.
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*Bradley, Martha Sonntag. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/guest.jsp?smd=1&cl=all_lib&lb_document_id=34095 ''A history of Beaver County''], Utah Centennial County History Series of Utah State Historical Society.  
*Daughters of the Utah Pioneers of Beaver County, Utah. [http://contentdm.li.suu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/beaver_murdock_academy&CISOPTR=822 ''Monuments to Courage: A History of Beaver County''] Beaver, UT: The Beaver Press, 1948. Online at Sherratt Library Digital Collections, SUU. Searchable.  
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*{{FHL|468673|subject_id|disp=Histories}} are listed in the FamilySearch Library catalog for {{PAGENAME}}.  
*{{FHL|Utah, Beaver - History|subject|disp=Histories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Resource Repositories|repositories]].
 
  
 
===== History Timeline  =====
 
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*1776. Southern Piute Indians inhabited the area when the {{wpd|Dominguez-Escalante Expedition}} visited the area.  
 
*1776. Southern Piute Indians inhabited the area when the {{wpd|Dominguez-Escalante Expedition}} visited the area.  
*1856 January. Beaver County created by the {{wpd|Utah Territorial Legislature}} from&nbsp;[[Iron County, Utah|Iron]]&nbsp;and [[Millard County, Utah|Millard]] Counties.  
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*1856 January. Beaver County created by the {{wpd|Utah Territorial Legislature}} from&nbsp;[[Iron County, Utah Genealogy|Iron]]&nbsp;and [[Millard County, Utah Genealogy|Millard]] Counties.  
 
*1856. Mormon settlers from Cedar City founded the city of {{wpd|Beaver, Utah}}. By 1869, there were enough people to organize a stake.  
 
*1856. Mormon settlers from Cedar City founded the city of {{wpd|Beaver, Utah}}. By 1869, there were enough people to organize a stake.  
 
*1873. Ft. Cameron was established by the U.S. Army and abandoned after World War I (1914-1918).  
 
*1873. Ft. Cameron was established by the U.S. Army and abandoned after World War I (1914-1918).  
 
*1880. Arrival of the Utah Southern Railroad increased development.  
 
*1880. Arrival of the Utah Southern Railroad increased development.  
*1880s. [[{{PAGENAME}}#Mining_Industry|Mining]] increased development. Mining declined after World War I (1914-1918).
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*1880s. [[{{PAGENAME}}#Mining_Industry|Mining]] increased development. Mining declined after World War I (1914-1918).  
 
*1918-. After World War I ended, Ft. Cameron was abandoned and mining declined.
 
*1918-. After World War I ended, Ft. Cameron was abandoned and mining declined.
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Land|subject|disp=Land and property records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Resource Repositories|repositories]].
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Land records (especially deeds) often give the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or other clues for further research. They often have other clues for further research, such as witnesses or the other parties who may be relatives or in-laws. See [[Utah Land and Property]] for more.  
  
County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.  
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*County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.
  
 
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==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:  
  
*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>&nbsp;:
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*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
*[[Mormon Trail to Southern California|Mormon Trail to Southern California]] 1847 from Salt Lake City, Utah to Los Angeles, California<ref>"Jefferson Hunt" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).</ref>&nbsp;:*[[Union Pacific Railroad]] 1869 Ogden, Utah (among others) to Omaha, Nebraska<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).</ref>  
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*[[Mormon Trail to Southern California|Mormon Trail to Southern California]] 1847 from Salt Lake City, Utah to Los Angeles, California<ref>"Jefferson Hunt" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).</ref>  
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*[[Union Pacific Railroad]] 1869 Ogden, Utah (among others) to Omaha, Nebraska<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).</ref>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/beaver/military/ww2/service/armyenlists.txt World War II (1941–1945) army enlistments] at the [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/beaver/beaver.htm county GenWeb site] has about 400 entries, mostly from Beaver and Salt Lake Counties. Key (at end of the list)explains codes and columns. Gives year and state of birth. Free.  
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*'''To 1966''' - {{RecordSearch|1542862|Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Civil War =====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932426|Utah, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== World War II =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/beaver/military/ww2/service/armyenlists.txt World War II (1941–1945) army enlistments] at the [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/beaver/beaver.htm county GenWeb site] has about 400 entries, mostly from Beaver and Salt Lake Counties. Key (at end of the list)explains codes and columns. Gives year and state of birth. Free.
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2001084 Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001], a FamilySearch digital collection, contains certificates of naturalization, 1878-1896 and 1896-1933; declaration of intentions 1874-1896 and a1904-1906; petition and record 1907-1942.<br>
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Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See [[Utah Naturalization and Citizenship]] for more information.<br>* 'Note:' Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001084 Beaver County Naturalization Records, 1874–1942], part of ''Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001'', a FamilySearch digital images collection.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*{{UTDigitalNewspapers}}  
 
*{{UTDigitalNewspapers}}  
 
**The ''Southern Utonian'' and ''Beaver City Press'', covering 1881-1929 are included.  
 
**The ''Southern Utonian'' and ''Beaver City Press'', covering 1881-1929 are included.  
*List of existing copies of[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Beaver&city=&year1=1690&year2=2013&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}  
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*List of existing copies of[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&amp;county=Beaver&amp;city=&amp;year1=1690&amp;year2=2013&amp;terms=&amp;frequency=&amp;language=&amp;ethnicity=&amp;labor=&amp;material_type=&amp;lccn=&amp;rows=20{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}  
 
**[[Beaver County, Utah {{UTNewspaperCountybyTowns}}
 
**[[Beaver County, Utah {{UTNewspaperCountybyTowns}}
  
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{{UTObituariesBlurb}}  
 
{{UTObituariesBlurb}}  
 
 
*[[Beaver County, Utah#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]  
 
*[[Beaver County, Utah#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]  
 
*Local [[Beaver County, Utah#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Societies|Societies]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]], or in family records.  
 
*Local [[Beaver County, Utah#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Societies|Societies]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]], or in family records.  
*Obituaries of neighboring counties: [[Garfield County, Utah|Garfield]], [[Iron County, Utah|Iron]], [[Millard County, Utah|Millard]], [[Piute County, Utah|Piute]], and [[Sevier County, Utah|Sevier]] counties in Utah and [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln County, Nevada]]  
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*Obituaries of neighboring counties: [[Garfield County, Utah Genealogy|Garfield]], [[Iron County, Utah Genealogy|Iron]], [[Millard County, Utah Genealogy|Millard]], [[Piute County, Utah Genealogy|Piute]], and [[Sevier County, Utah Genealogy|Sevier]] counties in Utah and [[Lincoln County, Nevada Genealogy|Lincoln County, Nevada]]  
 
*Newspapers of major cities: [[Utah Newspapers#Deseret_News|Deseret News]] and/or [[Utah Newspapers#The_Salt_Lake_Tribune|The Salt Lake Tribune]] both in Salt Lake City
 
*Newspapers of major cities: [[Utah Newspapers#Deseret_News|Deseret News]] and/or [[Utah Newspapers#The_Salt_Lake_Tribune|The Salt Lake Tribune]] both in Salt Lake City
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1850 – 2005''' {{RecordSearch|2302011|Utah, Obituaries from Utah Newspapers, 1850-2005}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Probate|subject|disp=Probate records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Resource Repositories|repositories]].
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Probate cases include court actions regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. Records may locate relatives, provide death dates, and identify property. See [[Utah Probate Records]] for more information.
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9082 Utah Wills and Probate Records 1800-1985] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1851 – 1961''' {{RecordSearch|1916182|Utah Probate Records 1851-1961}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
:*{{FHL|Beaver, Utah - Vital Records|subject|disp=Vital Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Resource Repositories|repositories]].
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Vital records of [[Beaver County, Utah#Birth|birth]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Death|death]], and [[Beaver County, Utah#Divorce|divorce]] are created by civil (state, county, or city) officials. See [[Utah Vital Records]] for details and history of the records.
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/ut-vital-records/ How to order Utah Vital Records] or download an application for Utah [https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/Birth.pdf Birth Certificate],&nbsp;[https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/MarriageDivorce.pdf Marriage or Divorce Certificate],&nbsp;[https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/Death.pdf Death Certificate] Applications to mail.
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*{{FHL|448359|subject_id|disp=Vital records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, Libraries, etc.]]
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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{{UTBirthBlurb}}  
 
{{UTBirthBlurb}}  
  
====== '''Births before 1856'''  ======
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====== '''Birth before 1856'''  ======
  
 
:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed in January 10, 1856.''
 
:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed in January 10, 1856.''
  
{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Parent Counties|Parent Counties.]]{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}
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{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Parent_Counties|Parent Counties.]]{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}  
  
====== '''Births 1856-1897'''  ======
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====== '''Birth 1856 - 1897'''  ======
  
 
{{UTBirthBlurbNoBirthRecords}}  
 
{{UTBirthBlurbNoBirthRecords}}  
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:*See also [[Beaver County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties{{UTBirthInfoNeighboring}}
 
:*See also [[Beaver County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties{{UTBirthInfoNeighboring}}
  
====== '''Births 1898-present'''  ======
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====== '''Birth 1898 - present'''  ======
  
 
{{UTBirthBlurb1898toPresent}} {{UTBirthBlurbOpentoPublic}}  
 
{{UTBirthBlurb1898toPresent}} {{UTBirthBlurbOpentoPublic}}  
:*[http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/83773.htm Online index to births 1897–1905] Series 83773 {{UTBirthArchivesIndex1898+}} There is one record of birth for December 1897.  
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:*'''1897 - 1905''' -[http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/83773.htm Online index to births 1897–1905] Series 83773 {{UTBirthArchivesIndex1898+}} There is one record of birth for December 1897.
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:*'''1903 - 1914''' - {{RecordSearch|1390750|Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
:**FamilySearch Library copy: {{FHL|154705|item|disp=FHL film 485235 item 1-2}} .  
 
:**FamilySearch Library copy: {{FHL|154705|item|disp=FHL film 485235 item 1-2}} .  
 
:**Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.  
 
:**Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.  
:*[http://archives.utah.gov/digital/81443.htm 1906-1910 online images] {{UTBirthArchivesBrowse1906+}}  
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:*'''1906 - 1910''' - [http://archives.utah.gov/digital/81443.htm 1906-1910 online images] {{UTBirthArchivesBrowse1906+}}  
 
:*{{UTBirthFromIGI}}
 
:*{{UTBirthFromIGI}}
  
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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
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*'''1887-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1803977|Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1887-1937''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]. Includes Beaver County 1887-1937.<ref>"Beaver County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," ''Linkpendium,'' http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Beaver/, accessed 1 February 2012.</ref> See also [[Utah Vital Records|Statewide collections]]. <br>
 
*'''1887-1937''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]. Includes Beaver County 1887-1937.<ref>"Beaver County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," ''Linkpendium,'' http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Beaver/, accessed 1 February 2012.</ref> See also [[Utah Vital Records|Statewide collections]]. <br>
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===== Divorce  =====
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Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See [[Utah Vital Records#Divorce_Records|Utah Vital Records]] for excellent information.
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*{{FHL|450059|subject_id|disp=Divorce records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, Libraries, etc.]]
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed. A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as the age, birth date, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.  
 
Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed. A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as the age, birth date, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.  
  
*'''1900-1905''' - Beaver County Death Registers (1900-1905) at [http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/ Utah State Archives] - free. {{FHL|485235|item|disp=FHL film 485235 item 2.}}
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*'''Before 1900''' - [https://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemeteries Utah State Burial Index] (Free)
*'''1900-1905''' - Beaver County, Utah Deaths, 1900-05 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7343 Ancestry] ($). *'''1904''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/beaver/beaver-1904.htm1904 deaths] This [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/beaver/beaver.htm county GenWeb site] contains about 45 entries which are user submitted. (May not be complete). Click on a filename to see details entered from state death certificates. Free.
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*'''1900-1905''' - [http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/83774.htm Beaver County Death Registers (1900-1905)] online at Utah State Archives. (Free)
*'''1904-1956''' - Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1747615 Family History Library Catalog].<br>{{Utahdeathsubs}}  
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**[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7343 Beaver County, Utah Deaths, 1900-05] at Ancestry.com. ($)  
*[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah State Burial Index] for death before 1904
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*'''1904 - 1964''' {{RecordSearch|1747615|Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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<br>{{Utahdeathsubs}}
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
  
=== Resource Repositories ===
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==== Websites ====
Resources for {{PAGENAME}} are available in repositories (such as libraries and archives) at all levels: the town, the county, the [[Utah Archives and Libraries|state]], and the [[United States Archives and Libraries|nation]]. Check their websites and catalogs for {{PAGENAME}} items.
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'''Links to indexes or images of records:'''
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*FamilySearch.org. Collections are growing at record rates.
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**Also see [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=27 Utah] to search items that include {{PAGENAME}}.
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/beaver-county/ Beaver County, UT History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101783184059839102203 Utah Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/238289959532145/ Utah Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*UTGenWeb
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*Ancestry.com ($) Card Catalog likely lists Beaver County records.
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'''Links to {{PAGENAME}} collections:'''
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*FamilySearch Library Catalog
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**{{FHL|United States, Utah, Beaver|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} (Select topics)
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**{{FHL|United States, Utah, Beaver,|place|disp=Towns in {{PAGENAME}}}} (Space, then select town)
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*Worldcat (FamilySearch Catalog will be incorporated in oclc)
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See also [[Beaver County, Utah#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, Libraries, etc.]] and [[Utah Archives and Libraries]] for other catalogs to search.
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'''Sites that gather links to the Internet'''
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Beaver/ Linkpendium]
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*CyndisList
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=== Archives, Libraries, etc. ===
  
{{GetACopy tip}}
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Resources for {{PAGENAME}} are available in libraries, archives, and other repositories at all levels: the town, the county, the [[Utah Archives and Libraries|state]] (including [[Utah Archives and Libraries#University_Libraries_and_Special_Collections|universities]]), and the [[United States Archives and Libraries|nation]].
  
See [[Beaver County, Utah#Courthouse|Courthouse]]{{·}}[[Beaver County, Utah#FamilySearch Centers|FamilySearch Centers]]{{·}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]]{{·}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Museums|Museums]]{{·}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Other Repositories|Other Repositories]] or [[Beaver County, Utah#Societies|Societies]] sections.<br>
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*Check websites and catalogs, such as items in {{FHL|United States, Utah, Beaver|place|disp=FamilySearch Library}} (Utah) or [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=beaver+county+utah Allen County Public Library] (Indiana) for {{PAGENAME}}. {{GetACopy tip}}
  
See also: [[Beaver County, Utah#Websites|Websites]]
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See these headings for {{PAGENAME}} details: [[Beaver County, Utah#Courthouse|Courthouse]]{{·}}[[Beaver County, Utah#FamilySearch_Centers|FamilySearch Centers]]{{·}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]]{{·}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Museums|Museums]]{{·}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Other_Repositories|Other Repositories]]{{·}}[[Beaver County, Utah#Societies|Societies]]<br>
  
 
==== Courthouse  ====
 
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==== FamilySearch Centers  ====
 
==== FamilySearch Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family Search Centers]]
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*[[Beaver Utah Family History Center|Beaver Utah Family Search Center]] 1380 E 200 N, Beaver UT 84713 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=1380+E+200+N+Beaver+UT+84713+United+States+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x80b52cccc35556b1%3A0xc51d55e98de9bc6d!3m8!1m3!1d3522!2d-111.795082!3d40.376384!3m2!1i1110!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d38.2770619!4d-112.620767 Location Map]
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*[[Milford Utah Family History Center|Milford Utah Family Search Center]] 520 S 700 W Milford, UT 84751 United States *[https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=520+S+700+W+Milford+UT+84751+United+States+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x80b4e74ecce3098f%3A0x7ab931f0dfb1fcfd!3m8!1m3!1d3630!2d-112.620767!3d38.2770691!3m2!1i1110!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d38.3898062!4d-113.0189619 Location Map]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family Search Centers]]
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==== Libraries  ====
*[[Beaver Utah Family History Center|Beaver Utah Family Search Center]]
 
*[[Milford Utah Family History Center|Milford Utah Family Search Center]]
 
  
==== Libraries  ====
 
 
Local public libraries usually have histories, genealogies, indexes of cemeteries, copies of local newspapers, or other records for the area they serve. Many libraries in Utah have an area dedicated to local collections and manuscripts.  
 
Local public libraries usually have histories, genealogies, indexes of cemeteries, copies of local newspapers, or other records for the area they serve. Many libraries in Utah have an area dedicated to local collections and manuscripts.  
  
*'''Beaver City Library'''; 55 W Center Street, Beaver, Utah 84713-1092; Phone 435-438-5274; Fax 435-438-5826
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*'''Beaver Public Library'''; 55 W Center Street, Beaver, Utah 84713-1092; Phone 435-438-5274; Fax 435-438-5826  
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**Collections:  
*'''Milford Public Library'''; 100 W 400 S, Milford, Utah 84751; Phone: 435-387-5039; Fax: 435-387-5027
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*[http://www.milfordut.com/library.main.html '''Milford Public Library''']; 100 W 400 S, Milford, Utah 84751; Phone: 435-387-5039; Fax: 435-387-5027  
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*'''Minersville Public Library'''; 40 W. Main, Minersville, Utah 84752-0250; Phone: 435-386-2267; Fax: 435-386-1813
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*'''Minersville Public Library'''; 40 W. Main, Minersville, Utah 84752-0250; Phone: 435-386-2267; Fax: 435-386-1813  
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**Collections:
 
 
Check for {{PAGENAME}} items in catalogs and holdings of:
 
*[[Utah Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Utah Archives and Libraries#University Libraries and Special Collections|University Libraries and Special Collections]] in Utah
 
*[[United States Archives and Libraries]]
 
 
 
See also [http://library.utah.gov/directory/index.html Utah Public Library Directory], which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.
 
  
 
==== Museums  ====
 
==== Museums  ====
  
 
==== Other repositories  ====
 
==== Other repositories  ====
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/ut-society-archive/ List of Utah Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
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=== References  ===
  
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Latest revision as of 17:10, 3 October 2017

United States
Utah
Beaver County
Guide to Beaver County, Utah ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage and death records, cemeteries, census, church records, probate records, and obituaries—resources to find parents and family history since 1856, when the county was formed.
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Beaver County, Utah
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Facts
Founded January 10, 1856
County Seat Beaver
Courthouse
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Address County Administration Building
Post Office Box 392
105 East Center
Beaver UT 84713
Website: www.beaver.utah.gov
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County Facts

County Court House

Beaver County Courthouse
105 E Center, PO Box 392
Beaver, Ut 84713-0392
Phone: 435-438-6463

County Clerk has birth records 1897-1905, divorce records from 1871, probate records from 1872 and court records from 1856. The Beaver City Office has burned records.[1]

Dates for major county records[2]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1887-present 1900-present 1856, 1860... 1867-present 1856-present
For earlier dates, try... Church · Obituaries · Cemeteries · Parent Counties

Records Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Parent Counties

Beaver County, Utah Genealogy was created Jan 10, 1856 from: Iron and Millard Counties.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Utah County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Utah County Boundary Maps" (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

See UT: Index of Counties... from Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, for a timeline of boundary changes for Beaver County, Utah Genealogy.

Neighboring Counties

Beaver County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Garfield · Iron · Millard · Piute · Sevier counties in Utah and Lincoln County, Nevada
Beaver CountyMillard countyIron CountyGarfieldPiuteSevierLincolnBeaver4.JPG


Resources

The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to Beaver County, Utah Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.

Bible Records

The term "Bible records" refers to the practice of keeping family dates and events in a family Bible. This was a common practice in many European countries and carried over to America. Many of these family Bible records are still in existence and preserved by the descendants of the immigrants. In some cases these family Bibles have found their way into libraries and other repositories.

For an explanation of how to find Bible records and for helpful links see Utah Bible Records. See also United States Bible Records.

Biography

Pioneers of Beaver County, Dorigatti, Barbara Thompson. Salt Lake City, Utah: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 2002

Business Records and Commerce

See United States Business Records
See also Utah Business Records

Mining Industry

The mining industry in Beaver county created several boom towns, most of which are now ghost towns.

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
UTGravestones WorldCat Interment
Billion Graves (name) Utah Periodicals Utah Cemeteries and Burials
Billion Graves (cemetery) Linkpendium
EPodunk Genealogy Trails
Hometown Locator
See Utah Cemeteries for more information.

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information. The spouse and children who died young are frequently buried nearby.

More than tombstone inscriptions, cemetery records include sextons (caretakers) records and interment (burial) records, each with slightly different information. See Utah Cemeteries.

Census

Census records 1850 and later list names, ages, and places of birth (state or nation) for everyone in the household. Censuses locate the family and have other clues to find more records about them.

  • See Utah Census for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.
  • See statewide printed indexes, including 1856.
  • Check county indexes when online indexes fail. Created by people who knew the families of the area, they are often more accurate and they may have added insights. See periodicals and local libraries or other record holders.

Churches and Religious Groups

The information given in church records depends upon the practices of each religious group. Most include the names of members, often with ages and birth places. Several give birth, christening, or blessing dates for infants. See Utah Church Records for details about various denominations.

  • Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for Beaver County, Utah Genealogy at the town level (space, then select a town) or county level (select Church topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
Catholic
Episcopal
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)

Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Beaver County Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Beaver County LDS wards and branches: history and records

Stakes: Beaver Stake, Utah (covers the entire county)

Places: Adamsville · Beaver · Frisco · Grampton: See Frisco · Greenville · Manderfield · Milford · Minersville · Newhouse · North Creek ·

Court Records

Many of your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can establish family relationships and places of residence, occupations, and other family history information. See Utah Court Records for the various courts through the years.

For specialized court records, see Divorce  · Guardianship  · Land  · Naturalization  · Probate

Directories

See Utah Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Southern Utah Mortuary[3]
195 North 90 East
Beaver, UT 84713
Phone: 877-438-2201
Fax: 435-438-2323

298 South 100 West
Milford, UT 84751
Phone: 435-5886-4040
Toll Free Phone: 888-586-4040
Fax: 435-586-4343

Swindlehurst Funeral Home [4]
360 West 100 North
Beaver, UT 84713
Phone: 435-439-5565

Gazetteers

See Utah Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

Guardianship

Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the probate and the Federal District courts. See Utah Court Records.

History

  • Bradley, Martha Sonntag. A history of Beaver County, Utah Centennial County History Series of Utah State Historical Society.
  • Histories are listed in the FamilySearch Library catalog for Beaver County, Utah Genealogy.
History Timeline

See UT: Index of Counties... from Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, for a timeline of boundary changes for Beaver County, Utah Genealogy.

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Beaver County, Utah Genealogy and towns within the county.
Wikipedia
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  • 1776. Southern Piute Indians inhabited the area when the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition visited the area.
  • 1856 January. Beaver County created by the Utah Territorial Legislature from Iron and Millard Counties.
  • 1856. Mormon settlers from Cedar City founded the city of Beaver, Utah. By 1869, there were enough people to organize a stake.
  • 1873. Ft. Cameron was established by the U.S. Army and abandoned after World War I (1914-1918).
  • 1880. Arrival of the Utah Southern Railroad increased development.
  • 1880s. Mining increased development. Mining declined after World War I (1914-1918).
  • 1918-. After World War I ended, Ft. Cameron was abandoned and mining declined.

Land and Property

Land records (especially deeds) often give the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or other clues for further research. They often have other clues for further research, such as witnesses or the other parties who may be relatives or in-laws. See Utah Land and Property for more.

  • County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Beaver County, Utah Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:

Military

Civil War
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See Utah Naturalization and Citizenship for more information.
* 'Note:' Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)

Newspapers

Small town newspapers contain obituaries, birth or death notices, community news (such as the visit of someone's relatives), legal notices and provide historical content. See Utah newspapers for tips, resources, and details.

Resources include:

Obituaries

Obituaries may mention birth, marriage, spouse, parents, and living family members. See Utah Obituaries for state level compendiums and United States Obituaries for tips and insights regarding this record type.

Obituaries for residents may be found in:


Online Records

Periodicals

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

In Utah, such records may be difficult to find. Try records of the church they may have attended. Realize, however, that such records may have not been preserved, and would not be in the typical records of membership.

It is possible there were records kept by civilian authorities. Ask town or county officials and local librarians and the State Archives. Also try National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (online).


Probate Records

Probate cases include court actions regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. Records may locate relatives, provide death dates, and identify property. See Utah Probate Records for more information.

Online Probate Records

Public Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital records of birth, marriage, death, and divorce are created by civil (state, county, or city) officials. See Utah Vital Records for details and history of the records.

See also How to order Utah Vital Records or download an application for Utah Birth CertificateMarriage or Divorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Birth
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Beaver County, Utah Genealogy. Also available: How to Find Birth Information in Utah.
Follow the suggestions under the year span that matches when your ancestor was born:
Birth before 1856
Beaver County, Utah Genealogy was formed in January 10, 1856.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search Parent Counties.
Birth 1856 - 1897
No birth records were created for Beaver County, Utah Genealogy by either by county or state civil authorities in this time period.
Follow these suggestions to find birth information for this time period:
Birth 1898 - present
County clerks became responsible for recording births beginning in 1898. In 1905, the State Department of Health assumed responsibility and required the counties to forward copies of the records to them.


Records open to the public
Birth records created more than 100 years ago State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. are open to the public.
Restricted records
Access to official birth records within 100 years is restricted to those who meet certain requirements. Order copies:
  • Office of Vital Records and Statistics, 288 North 1460 West, Salt Lake City, Utah, Phone: (801) 538-6105. How to order online, by mail, or in person.
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Marriage
Divorce

Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See Utah Vital Records for excellent information.

Death

Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed. A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as the age, birth date, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.


Death Record Substitutes

  • 1870 - U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 at Ancestry ($). Includes 1870 Beaver County, Utah Genealogy mortality schedule.

Voting Registers

Websites

Links to indexes or images of records:

Links to Beaver County, Utah Genealogy collections:

See also Archives, Libraries, etc. and Utah Archives and Libraries for other catalogs to search.

Sites that gather links to the Internet

Archives, Libraries, etc.

Resources for Beaver County, Utah Genealogy are available in libraries, archives, and other repositories at all levels: the town, the county, the state (including universities), and the nation.

See these headings for Beaver County, Utah Genealogy details: Courthouse · FamilySearch Centers · Libraries · Museums · Other Repositories · Societies

Courthouse

Beaver County, Utah Website
County Administration Building
Post Office Box 392
105 East Center
Beaver UT 84713 Beaver County doesn't have a main switchboard, and each department has its own mailing address. To get individual phone numbers, fax numbers, and mailing addresses, go to that department's page or check the Officials page. [9]

FamilySearch Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Libraries

Local public libraries usually have histories, genealogies, indexes of cemeteries, copies of local newspapers, or other records for the area they serve. Many libraries in Utah have an area dedicated to local collections and manuscripts.

  • Beaver Public Library; 55 W Center Street, Beaver, Utah 84713-1092; Phone 435-438-5274; Fax 435-438-5826
    • Collections:
  • Milford Public Library; 100 W 400 S, Milford, Utah 84751; Phone: 435-387-5039; Fax: 435-387-5027
    • Collections:
  • Minersville Public Library; 40 W. Main, Minersville, Utah 84752-0250; Phone: 435-386-2267; Fax: 435-386-1813
    • Collections:

Museums

Other repositories

Societies

Towns and Communities

The mining industry in Beaver county created several boom towns, most of which are now ghost towns.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Beaver County, Utah Page 686 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  3. Funeral Home Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  4. Funeral Home Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  5. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  6. "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).
  8. "Beaver County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Beaver/, accessed 1 February 2012.
  9. County Website

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