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Guide to Duchesne 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 1915, when the county was formed.

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Duchesne County, Utah
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Location in the state of Utah
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Location of Utah in the U.S.
Founded January 4, 1915
County Seat Duchesne
Address Duchesne County Administration&lt;br&gt;734 N. Center&lt;br&gt;Duchesne, UT 84021
Website: www.duchesnegov.net
Named for: unknown[1]
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Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

Duchesne County Courthouse
Drawer 910
Duchesne, Ut 84021-0270
Phone: 435-738-1123

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1915.
County Recorder has land records from 1915.[2]

Dates for major county records[3]
1915-present 1915-present 1915-present 1920, 1930... 1915-present 1915-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties

Parent Counties

Duchesne County, Utah Genealogy was created January 4, 1915 from: Wasatch

Boundary Changes

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

Neighboring Counties

Duchesne County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Carbon | Daggett | Summit | Uintah | Utah | Wasatch


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 Duchesne 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 Duchesne 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.
  • Altamont
  • Arcadia
  • Bluebell
  • Boneta
  • Bridgeland Cemetery, Duchesne BillionGraves
  • Cedarview
  • Duchesne Cemetery (BillionGraves), Cemetery is located south of the city on Highway 191
  • Duchesne-Strawbery Located west of the city on Highway 40 just east of the Starvation Reservoir Bridge
  • Fruitland Located West of the town on Highway 40
  • Greenhalgh Located approximately 2 1/2 miles north of the Neola Store. Turn east just north of the canal and follow the dirt road. GPS coordinates 40°28'18.28"N 110°01'.03"W.
  • Ioka
  • Mountain Home
  • Myton
  • Neola
  • Roosevelt Memorial Park (Cemetery) is located on the west end of town on US Highway 40.  The cemetery has a regester of burials located in a box on the maintenance building in the center of the cemetery.  A link to the cemetary is on the Roosevelt City home page
  • Tabiona-Redcliff Cemetery, Tabiona BillionGraves
  • Talmage
  • Theodore (Old Duchesne) Cemetery
  • Upalco
  • Utahn Cemetery, Duchesne BillionGraves

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

Stake(s): Duchesne Stake, Utah  · Roosevelt Stake, Utah

Places: Arcadia  · Altonah  · Bluebell  · Boneta  · Cedar View  · Duchesne  · Fruitland  · Ioka  · Mountain Home  · Mount Emmons · Myton  · Neola  · Roosevelt  · Tabiona  · Talmage  · Upalco  · Utahn  ·

Church units without place names: Altamont  · Bridgeland · Hanna  · Monarch

List of Duchesne County stakes and wards to about 1948

= Court Records


Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Hullinger Mortuary[4]
457 East 3rd North
Roosevelt,  UT 84066
Phone: 435-722-2426
Fax: 435-722-2427



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 Duchesne County, Utah Genealogy. NOTE; Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Duchesne County

  • 1822-1840. Duchesne City received its name from French Canadian trappers.
  • 1905. City of Myton established.
  • 1905. City of Roosevelt founded.  Named after President Theodore Roosevelt. 
  • 1905-1906. By an act of Congress, the unallotted land of the Ute Indian reservation was opened to homesteading.Throughout the fall and winter the settlers came to the Uinta Basin.
  • 1912. Census-designated place of Neola established.
  • 1914 November. City of Duchesne made county seat. 
  • 1915. January 4. Duchesne County was created from Wasatch County.
  • 1917. March 5. Additional land was included from Unintah County.[5]
  • 1915. Duchesne County created.  Named after river.
  • 1930's. Town of Altamont settled as location of new area high school.
  • 1953. Altamont incorporated as a town in Duchesne County.
  • 1977. May 10. The boundaries were clarified without change on 10 May 1977.

Land and Property

Law and Legislation


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



Native Races

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


Vital Records

  • Vital Records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Duchesne County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Duchesne 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 1915
Duchesne County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 4 January 1915.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
Birth 1915 - 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.

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at FamilySearch.org in the Historical Record Collections. 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

Voting Registers



Resources for Duchesne 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: Duchesne 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

See Courthouse · FamilySearch Centers · Libraries · Societies sections.


Duchesne County Official Website

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Duchesne County, Utah

Duchesne County
734 North Center Street
PO Box 910
Duchesne UT 84021

County seat: Duchesne


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

Populated Places


  1. "List of counties in Utah," Wikipedia.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Duchesne 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. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,939.
  5. Duchesne County Boundary Changes, Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, Newberry Library.
  6. "Duchesne County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Duchesne/, accessed 1 February 2012.