Davis County, Utah Genealogy

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Davis County, Utah
Map of Utah highlighting Davis County
Location in the state of Utah
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Location of Utah in the U.S.
Founded March 3, 1852
County Seat Farmington
Address Davis County Memorial Courthouse
28 East State Street
Farmington, UT 84025
Website: www.co.davis.ut.us
Named for: David Coon Davis
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Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

Davis County Courthouse
P O Box 618
Farmington, Ut 84025-0618
Phone: 801-451-3420

County Clerk has marriage records.
Clerk Distric Court has divorce, probate and court records.[2]

Parent Counties

Davis County, Utah Genealogy was created March 3, 1852 from: Salt Lake

Neighboring Counties

Davis County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Box Elder | Morgan | Salt Lake | Tooele | Weber
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Bible Records


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

Business Records and Commerce


The larger cities of Davis County have their own cemeteries, but some of the smaller towns do not. For a listing, refer to Davis County Cemeteries page on The Davis County UTGenWeb Project site, a member of The UTGenWeb Project.

Davis County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site 




The 1850 [1851], 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Davis County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Utah Census. 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.

  • 1850 (1851)
  • 1856
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • USGenWeb Archives Davis County, Utah Census Index.

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

Bountiful · Centerville · Clearfield · Clinton · Farmington · Fruit Heights · Kaysville · Layton · North Salt Lake · South Weber · Sunset · Syracuse · West Bountiful · West Point · Woods Cross


Court Records


  • 1879-1880 - Culmer, H.L.A. et al. Utah Directory and Gazetteer for 1879-80: Containing the Name and Occupation of Every Resident in the Towns and Cities of Salt Lake, Utah, Weber and Davis Counties: and a Very Complete List of the Merchants, Manufacturers, Professional Men and Officials: Together with Full Gazetteer Information. Salt Lake City, Utah: Printed for H.L.A. Culmer & Co. by J.C. Graham & Co., 1879. Digital version at Internet Archive.

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

LakeView Cemetery & Mortuary[3]
1640 East Lakeview Dr
Bountiful, UT 84010
Phone: 801-298-1564
Fax: 801-298-1586

Lindquist Bountiful Mortuary[4]
727 North 400 East
Bountiful, UT 84010
Phone: 801-292-5555
Fax: 801-292-0442

Lindquist Kaysville Mortuary[5]
400 North Main St.
Kaysville, UT 84037
Phone: 801-546-6666
Fax: 801-544-4809

Lindquist Layton Mortuary[6]
1867 North Fairfield Road
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-771-6666
Fax: 801-771-0700

Myers Mortuary[7]
250 North Fairfield Rd
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-544-0994
Fax: 801-547-0391

Lindquist Clearfield Mortuary[8]
1050 South State St.
Clearfield, UT 84015
Phone: 801-825-6666
Fax: 801-825-9773

Russon brothers Mortuary][9]
1941 North Main St..
Farmington, UT 84025
Phone: 801-447-8247

Independent Funeral Service[10]
3363 South Highway 89
Bountiful, UT 84010
Phone: 801-296-8900
Fax: 801-486-8986



A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.


Named for David Coon Davis (d. 1850), Captain of Company E, in the Mormon Battalion, early leader in Davis County. David C. Davis settled on Davis Creek, on what is now Farmington in 1849.

History Timeline

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

Land and Property

Tip: FamilySearch's Grantee Index [to Deeds] Vol 1, 1884-1907 on-line digital image collection contains abt 372 images. Things are arranged alphabetically by first letter of surname, but the "C"s for filing dates of 1907 have addition index pages starting on image 366 --this is between the "W"s which run in images 340-365 and the "Y"s which start on image 370.

Wiki articles describing online collection are found at:

Herdsmen branded their cattle to keep track of stray animals. A 1913 directory displays the marks used by various Davis County, Utah Genealogy cattle owners:


Google highway map of Davis County 2012



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

Resource Repositories


Davis County Official Website

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Davis County, Utah

Davis County Memorial Courthouse
28 East State Street
Farmington, UT 84025
Phone: (801) 444-2300


County seat: Farmington

Family History Centers




Vital Records

Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Davis 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 1852
Davis County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 3 March 1952.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
1852 -1897
No birth records were created for Davis 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.
  • Davis County Health Department  (Davis County) 22 South State St.,2nd Floor, Clearfield, Utah 84015,(801) 525-5150. Mailing address: Davis County Health Department, Attention: Vital Records, P.O. Box 618, Farmington, Utah 84025.
  • 1887-1906 - Western States Marriage Index. Includes Davis County 1887-1906.[12]
  • 1898-1952Vital Records. "Utah, Davis County Records, 1869-1953" FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Collection has marriage certificates, marriage license index.

For divorce, see Court Records.


Davis county Register of Deaths 1905 - 1952 -available in Vital Records section of "Utah, Davis County Records, 1869-1953" FamilySearch Historical Records Collection.

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.

Utah State Burial Index for death before 1904

Death Record Substitutes

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

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities

The Davis County Website lists the fifteen communities that are part of Davis county, along with estimated population of each.  This site has links to all the city home pages except Sunset.


Farmington -- The county seat of Davis County, Farmington has many well-preserved historic buildings, some of which are on the National Register, and many of which have been identified by the Farmington Historic Preservation Commission. The city was one of the earliest communities in Utah and has a history.

Description and Travel


  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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Davis County, Utah Page 686 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  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. Funeral Home & Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  6. Funeral Home & Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  7. Funeral Home & Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  8. Funeral Home & Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  9. Funeral Home & Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  10. Funeral Home & Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  11. Glen M. Leonard. A History of Davis County. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Historical Soc., 1999).
  12. "Davis County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Davis/, accessed 1 February 2012.
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