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Guide to Daggett County, Utah genealogy. Birth records, marriage and death records, cemeteries, census, church records, probate records, and obituaries—resources to find parents and family history since 1917, when the county was formed.

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Daggett County, Utah
Map of Utah highlighting Daggett County
Location in the state of Utah
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Location of Utah in the U.S.
Founded March 4, 1917
County Seat Manila
Address Daggett County Clerk/Treasurer
95 N 1st W
Manila, UT 84046
Website: www.daggettcounty.org
Named for: Ellsworth Daggett[1]
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County Facts

County Courthouse

Daggett County Courthouse
95 North 1st Street P O Box 219
Manila, UT 84046-0218

County Clerk has marriage, burial, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1918.[2]

Dates for major county records[3]
1917-present 1918-present 1917-present 1920, 1930... 1918-present 1918-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties

Parent Counties

Daggett County, Utah Genealogy was created March 4, 1917 from: Summit and Uintah

Boundary Changes

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

Neighboring Counties

Daggett County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Duchesne | Summit | Uintah | in Colorado: Moffat | in Wyoming: Sweetwater
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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.


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

Business Records and Commerce


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.

State and national resources for Daggett County, Utah Genealogy cemeteries
Online Transcripts
(names) or Images
Published Grave
Lists of Cemeteries
in the County
FindAGrave FamilySearch Library FindAGrave
Early Church Info File USGenWeb Tombstone Project
Utah Cemeteries and Burial Database (Select the county) WorldCat UTGenWeb Cemeteries
Utah Gravestones Utah Periodicals Epodunk
UTGenWeb Cemeteries Utah Hometown Locator Cemeteries
Billion Graves Utah Cemeteries Search (Select the county)
Linkpendium Genealogy Trails
Veterans to 1966
See Utah Cemeteries for details about each site.

Daggett County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site 


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.

Churches and Religious Groups

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

Historically, most people in Utah were Latter-day Saints. 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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Daggett County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches

Stake: Lyman Stake, Wyoming

Places: Manila

List of Daggett County stakes and wards to about 1948

Court Records

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


Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes



A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.


History Timeline

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

NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Daggett Count

  • 1870. Ranchers and pioneers begin to move to the area.
  • 1918. Daggett County created by Utah Legislature.  Named for Ellsworth Daggett, the first surveyor-general of Utah.
  • 1919. Daggett County lost a portion to Uintah County and on 11 May 1943 the boundaries were clarified and located on the public land survey lines.[4]
  • 1957. Town of Dutch John constructed by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to house workers working on construction of Flaming Gorge Dam.

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.


Google highway map of Dagget County 2012



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.    (*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)

  • 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.


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.

  • Utah Digital Newspapers Project presents newspaper images online. Search All Newspapers by name or keywords, or Browse by County to view all newspapers digitized for Daggett County, Utah Genealogy.
    • Since no newspapers are listed for this county, search neighboring counties.


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

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.

Public Records


Vital Records

Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Daggett 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 1917
Daggett County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 4 March 1917.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
Birth 1917 - present
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.
  • Vital Records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Daggett County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
  • Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at https://www.familysearch.org/.  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.

Voting Registers


Links to indexes or images of records:

Links to Daggett County, Utah Genealogy collections:

Sites that gather links to the Internet

  • Linkpendium
  • CyndisList

Archives, Libraries, etc.

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

Check websites and catalogs of archives and libraries for items for this county. Examples: Daggett County, Utah Genealogy items in FamilySearch Library (Utah) or Allen County Public Library (Indiana).

When you find items you'd like to access, see Get a Copy

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Daggett County Official Website

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Daggett County, Utah

Daggett County, Utah
95 North 1st West
Manila, UT 84046
Phone (435) 784-3154
Fax (435) 784-3335

County seat: Manila

FamilySearch Centers


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.

See also Utah Public Library Directory, which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.


Towns and Communities

Other Populated Places


  1. "List of counties in Utah," Wikipedia.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Daggett County, Utah Page 686 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 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.
  4. Newberry Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, Utah: Individual County Chronologies, Daggett County, http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies, Accessed 25 July 2011.
  5. "Daggett County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Daggett/, accessed 1 February 2012.