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Dates for major county records[1]
1898-present 1887-present 1898-present 1856, 1860... 1857-present 1860-present
For earlier dates, try Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties
Cache County, Utah
Map of Utah highlighting Cache County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the U.S. highlighting Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
Founded January 5, 1856
County Seat Logan
Address County Courthouse<br>179 North Main St.<br>Suite 102<br>Logan, UT 84321
Website: www.cachecounty.org
Named for: caches of furs made by Rocky Mountain Fur Company trappers[2]
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Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

Cache County Courthouse
170 North Main Street
Logan, Ut 84321-4541
Phone 435-716-7150

County Clerk has marriage records from 1888.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records
County recorder has land records. [3]

Parent Counties

Cache County, Utah Genealogy was created January 5, 1856 from: Green River (old) | Utah Territory

Neighboring Counties

Cache County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Box Elder | Rich | Weber | Idaho counties: Bear Lake | Franklin | Oneida
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Cache County Reference Books and Lookup Volunteers at the county GenWeb site.

Cache county Links at the county GenWeb site.  Includes links to various types of information including court records, personal histories, newspapers, libraries, general Utah sites, etc.

Bible Records


USGenWeb Archives Cache County, Utah lists bios of 13 individuals of Cache County

  • Biographies(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Cache County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Business Records and Commerce


For the cemeteries within or just outside the cities or towns, please refer to the listing of populated places above.

Mount Sterling

Old Ephraim's Grave

Cache County Cemeteries at the Utah Historical site

Cache County Cemeteries at the county GenWeb site

USGenWeb Archives Cache County, Utah provides a list of burials in Wellsville Cemetery and the Woodmen burials


For information and tips on accessing census records online, see Utah Census

The 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Cache County are available online. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in national indexes, try checking local indexes. Created by experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide indexes.

See Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

  • 1856
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Cache county Utah Census at county GenWeb site includes links to territorial as well as federal census.

USGenWeb Archives Cache County, Utah provides the 1920 Census of Paradise, Avon, Hyde Park, North Logan and Benson.

  • Censuses(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Cache County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Churches and Religious Groups

Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Cache County Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the Family History Library Catalog at https://www.familysearch.org/. Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)

Historically, most people in Utah were Mormons. Their records are, therefore, very important for early Utah research. For additional information, see Tracing LDS Ancestors and Utah Church Records.

Click a church unit name in the chart below for its history, boundaries, and availability of records, which are often in microfilm format

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Cache County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches

Amalga · Clarkston · Cornish · Hyde Park · Hyrum · Lewiston · Logan · Mendon · Millville · Newton · Nibley · North Logan · Paradise · Providence · Richmond · River Heights · Smithfield · Trenton · Wellsville

Places (from Wikipedia) not on list above. To do: check for LDS records wards or branches.

Avon · Benson · Cache Junction · College Ward · Cove · Mount Sterling · Petersboro · Young Ward ·


Court Records

Description and travel



Ethnic and Other Groups

 Funeral Homes

Allen-Hall Mortuary[4]
34 East Center St.
Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 435-752-3245
Fax: 435-755-0979

Nelson Funeral Homes[5]
162 East 400 North
Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 435-752-3261
Fax: 435-752-2353

85 South Main
Smithfield, UT 84335
Phone: 435-563-5621

Allen-Cranney Mortuary[6]
420 East 2800 North
North Logan, UT 84341
Phone: 435-753-3049
Fax: 435-753-6443




History Timeline

NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Cache County.

Land and Property




Naturalization and Citizenship


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.



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:


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

Public Records

County Books of the County of Cache, 1857-1891

Religion and Religious Life

Resource Repositories

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Cache County, Utah

Cache County Official Website


179 North Main St.
Suite 102
Logan, UT 84321

County seat: Brigham City

Family History Centers

Logan Utah Family History Center

Logan Library
255 North Main
Logan, UT 84321
Telephone: 435-716-9123
Special Collections include the former Everton Genealogical Library as well as local history, photos, and more.

  Cache Valley Historical Society

Smithfield Utah Historical Society



Vital Records

Bear River District Health Department
655 East 1300 North Street
Logan, UT 84341
Telephone: 801-752-3730

The Family History Library does not have Logan City vital records.

Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Cache 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:
Before 1856
Cache County, Utah Genealogy was formed in 5 January 1856.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
1856 - 1897
No birth records were created for Cache 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:

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.
  • Bear River Health Department, Logan Main Office, Phone (435) 792-6500, 655 East 1300 North, 84341. Environmental Health Building, Phone (435) 792-6500, 85 East 1800 North, Logan, Utah 84341.

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956  A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates at FamilySearch. 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, birthdate, 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 Cache County, Utah Genealogy mortality schedule.

Towns and Communities in this county


  1. 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.
  2. "List of counties in Utah," Wikipedia.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cache County, Utah Page 686 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  5. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  6. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Utah, Cache County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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