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Guide to '''Duchesne County, Utah ancestry, family history, and genealogy'''. [[Duchesne County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Duchesne County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Duchesne County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]] resources to find parents and family history since 1915, when the [[Duchesne County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]].<br>[[Image:800px-StrawResSunset.JPG|thumb|right|210px|<center>
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Strawberry Reservoir, Duchesne County, Utah</center>]]  
  
The Duchesne County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, [[Duchesne County, Utah#Birth|birth]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Death|death]], and more since 1915, when the county was [[Duchesne County, Utah#Parent Counties|formed]]. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as [[Duchesne County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Census|censuses]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Court|court]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Land_and_Property|land]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate]], and [[Duchesne County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]. <br>
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<br>{{Click|Image:UT_ORP.png|Utah Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>  
  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ccff66" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref>'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Duchesne County, Utah#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Duchesne County, Utah#Death|Death]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Duchesne County, Utah#Census|Census]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Duchesne County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Duchesne County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | 1915-present
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | 1920, 1930...
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | 1915-present
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Duchesne County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]] &#124; [[Duchesne County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Duchesne County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Duchesne County, Utah#Parent_Counties|Parent counties]] '''
 
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<br><br> '''Quick start:'''
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*[[Duchesne County, Utah#Census|Census]]
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*[[Duchesne County, Utah#Birth|Birth]]
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*[[Duchesne County, Utah#Marriage|Marriage]]
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*[[Duchesne County, Utah#Death|Death]]
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*[[Duchesne County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]]
  
 
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=== Helful Facts  ===
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=== County Facts  ===
  
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1915.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1915.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Duchesne County, Utah Page 686 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1915.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1915.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Duchesne 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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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ccff66" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref>'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Duchesne County, Utah#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Duchesne County, Utah#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Duchesne County, Utah#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Duchesne County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Duchesne County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | 1915-present
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Duchesne County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]] &#124; [[Duchesne County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Duchesne County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Duchesne County, Utah#Parent_Counties|Parent counties]] '''
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==== Records Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
  
{{PAGENAME}} was created January 4, 1915 from: [[Wasatch County, Utah|Wasatch]]  
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{{PAGENAME}} was created January 4, 1915 from: [[Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy|Wasatch]]  
  
 
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===== Boundary Changes  =====
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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#DUCHESNE 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: [[Carbon County, Utah|Carbon]] | [[Daggett County, Utah|Daggett]] | [[Summit County, Utah|Summit]] | [[Uintah County, Utah|Uintah]] | [[Utah County, Utah|Utah]] | [[Wasatch County, Utah|Wasatch]] {{Duchesne County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}  
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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Carbon County, Utah Genealogy|Carbon]] | [[Daggett County, Utah Genealogy|Daggett]] | [[Summit County, Utah Genealogy|Summit]] | [[Uintah County, Utah Genealogy|Uintah]] | [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy|Utah]] | [[Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy|Wasatch]] {{Duchesne 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, Duchesne|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Duchesne County, Utah#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
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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.
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For an explanation of how to find Bible records and for helpful links see [[Utah Bible Records]]. See also [[United States Bible Records]].
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Duchesne - Biography|subject|disp=Biographies}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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See [[United States Business Records]]<br> See also [[Utah Business Records]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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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" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=47&GScnty=2780&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|560176|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=47&CScnty=2780 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://utahgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=7 UTGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Duchesne+County%2C+Utah%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/utah/duchesne.htm USGW Tombstone Project]
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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=Duchesne&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/duchesne-ut-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utduches/cemeteries.html USGW Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://genealogytrails.com/utah/duchesne/cems.html Genealogy Trails]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://utah.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,49013.cfm Hometown Locator]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22836&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=5&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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{{UTCoCemeteries}}  
  
*Altamont
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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
*Arcadia
 
*Bluebell
 
*Boneta
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148256 Bridgeland Cemetery, Duchesne] BillionGraves
 
*Cedarview
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107512 Duchesne Cemetery] (BillionGraves), Cemetery is located south of the city on Highway 191<br>
 
*Duchesne-Strawbery Located west of the city on Highway 40 just east of the Starvation Reservoir Bridge<br>
 
*Fruitland Located West of the town on Highway 40<br>
 
*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.&nbsp; The cemetery has a regester of burials located in a box on the maintenance building in the center of the cemetery.&nbsp; A link to the cemetary is on the [http://rooseveltcity.com/index.php?module=ibcms&fxn=cemetery.main Roosevelt City home page]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107875 Tabiona-Redcliff Cemetery, Tabiona] BillionGraves
 
*Talmage
 
*Theodore (Old Duchesne) Cemetery
 
*Upalco
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107568 Utahn Cemetery, Duchesne] BillionGraves
 
  
[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/cemeteryresults '''Duchesne County Cemeteries'''] at the Utah State Historical site&nbsp;  
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*[https://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemeteries '''Duchesne County Cemeteries'''] at the Utah State Historical site&nbsp;  
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Duchesne - Cemeteries|subject|disp=Cemetery records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*{{FHL|United States, Utah, Duchesne - Cemeteries|subject|disp=Cemetery records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
The 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Duchesne County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Utah Census|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.
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{{Utah Census}}
 
 
See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
 
  
*1920  
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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.
*1930
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*See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|statewide printed indexes]], including 1856.
  
 
==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Duchesne - Church Records|subject|disp=Church Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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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.  
  
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*Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for {{PAGENAME}} at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Duchesne, |place|disp=town level}} (space, then select a town) or {{FHL|United States, Utah, Duchesne|place|disp=county level}} (select '''Church''' topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
  
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)  =====
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)  =====
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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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<center>(Section In process. [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Tasks Church LDS Phase 1|Want to help?]])</center>  
 
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{{UTChurchLDSTableBeg}} '''Stake(s):''' [[Duchesne Stake, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Duchesne Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Roosevelt Stake, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Roosevelt Stake, Utah]]  
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{{UTChurchLDSTableBeg}} '''Stake(s):''' [[Duchesne Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Duchesne Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Roosevelt Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Roosevelt Stake, Utah]]  
  
 
'''Places:''' [[Arcadia, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Arcadia]] {{·}} [[Altonah, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Altonah]] {{·}} [[Bluebell, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Bluebell]] {{·}} [[Boneta, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Boneta]] {{·}} [[Cedar View, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Cedar View]] {{·}} [[Duchesne (town), Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Duchesne]] {{·}} [[Fruitland, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Fruitland]] {{·}} [[Ioka, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Ioka]] {{·}} [[Mountain Home, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Mountain Home]] {{·}} [[Mount Emmons, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Mount Emmons]]{{·}} [[Myton, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Myton]] {{·}} [[Neola, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Neola]] {{·}} [[Roosevelt, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Roosevelt]] {{·}} [[Tabiona, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Tabiona]] {{·}} [[Talmage, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Talmage]] {{·}} [[Upalco, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Upalco]] {{·}} [[Utahn, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Utahn]] {{·}}  
 
'''Places:''' [[Arcadia, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Arcadia]] {{·}} [[Altonah, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Altonah]] {{·}} [[Bluebell, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Bluebell]] {{·}} [[Boneta, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Boneta]] {{·}} [[Cedar View, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Cedar View]] {{·}} [[Duchesne (town), Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Duchesne]] {{·}} [[Fruitland, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Fruitland]] {{·}} [[Ioka, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Ioka]] {{·}} [[Mountain Home, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Mountain Home]] {{·}} [[Mount Emmons, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Mount Emmons]]{{·}} [[Myton, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Myton]] {{·}} [[Neola, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Neola]] {{·}} [[Roosevelt, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Roosevelt]] {{·}} [[Tabiona, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Tabiona]] {{·}} [[Talmage, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Talmage]] {{·}} [[Upalco, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Upalco]] {{·}} [[Utahn, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Utahn]] {{·}}  
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'''Church units without place names:''' [[Altamont, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Altamont]] {{·}} [[Bridgeland, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Bridgeland]]{{·}}[[Hanna, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Hanna]] {{·}}[[Monarch, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Monarch]]  
 
'''Church units without place names:''' [[Altamont, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Altamont]] {{·}} [[Bridgeland, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Bridgeland]]{{·}}[[Hanna, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Hanna]] {{·}}[[Monarch, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Monarch]]  
  
[[Duchesne County, Utah LDS Ward and Branch Records|Duchesne County LDS Ward and Branch Records]] may give additional information.
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'''List of [[Duchesne County, Utah LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Duchesne County stakes and wards]]''' to about 1948
  
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=== = Court Records  ===
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==== Court Records  ====
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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 [[Duchesne County, Utah#Divorce|Divorce]] {{·}} [[Duchesne County, Utah#Guardianship|Guardianship]] {{·}} [[Duchesne County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]] {{·}} [[Duchesne County, Utah#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization]] {{·}} [[Duchesne County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]]
  
 
*[http://www.courtreference.com/Duchesne-County-Utah-Courts.htm Duchesne County Utah Court Records Directory]  
 
*[http://www.courtreference.com/Duchesne-County-Utah-Courts.htm Duchesne County Utah Court Records Directory]  
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==== 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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==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
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==== Guardianship  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Duchesne - Genealogy|subject|disp=Genealogy references}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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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  ====
  
*[http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/d/DUSCHENECT.html Duchesne County History]
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*Barton, John D. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=browse&smd=1&awdid=7 ''A history of Duchesne County, Utah''] Centennial County History Series. See also {{WorldCat|39783102}}
 
*[http://pioneer.utah.gov/research/utah_counties/duchesne.html Pioneer, Utah's Online Library, Duchesne County]  
 
*[http://pioneer.utah.gov/research/utah_counties/duchesne.html Pioneer, Utah's Online Library, Duchesne County]  
*Barton, John D. A History of Duchesne County. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Historical Society, 1996. {{WorldCat|39783102}}
 
 
*A History of Duchesne County. Digitized by: J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, 1970. {{WorldCat|562539001}}  
 
*A History of Duchesne County. Digitized by: J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, 1970. {{WorldCat|562539001}}  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28177 Early history of Duchesne County&nbsp;: preserved by the Duchesne Chapter of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers] Ancestry.com ($)<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28177 Early history of Duchesne County&nbsp;: preserved by the Duchesne Chapter of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers] Ancestry.com ($)<br>
*{{FHL|Utah, Duchesne - History|subject|disp=Histories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
 
 
<span id="1328220902815S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>  
 
  
 
===== History Timeline  =====
 
===== History Timeline  =====
  
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See [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#DUCHESNE UT: Index of Counties]... from Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'', for a timeline of boundary changes for {{PAGENAME}}. NOTE; Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from ''Wikipedia'' for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duchesne_County,_Utah Duchesne County]  
 
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duchesne_County,_Utah Duchesne County]  
 
  
 
*'''1822-1840. '''Duchesne City received its name from French Canadian trappers.  
 
*'''1822-1840. '''Duchesne City received its name from French Canadian trappers.  
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Duchesne -Land and Property|subject|disp=Land and Property records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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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.
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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.
  
 
==== Law and Legislation  ====
 
==== Law and Legislation  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Duchesne - Law and Legislation|subject|disp=Law and Legislation information}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Maps|subject|disp=Maps}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*[https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&q=duchesne+county+google+maps&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x874fd3f30d3f5dab:0x6f22bd36828bcfbb,Duchesne,+UT&gl=us&ei=XlqJUKLsNMPkiwK9koHgBg&ved=0CCMQ8gEwAA Google highway map of Duchesne County 2012.]
 
 
*&nbsp;[https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&q=duchesne+county+google+maps&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x874fd3f30d3f5dab:0x6f22bd36828bcfbb,Duchesne,+UT&gl=us&ei=XlqJUKLsNMPkiwK9koHgBg&ved=0CCMQ8gEwAA Google highway map of Duchesne County&nbsp; 2012.]
 
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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
  
 
==== Native Races  ====
 
==== Native Races  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Duchesne - Native Races|subject|disp=Native Races information}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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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.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*{{UTDigitalNewspapers}}  
 
*{{UTDigitalNewspapers}}  
 
**Several newspapers, covering 1909-1939 are included.  
 
**Several newspapers, covering 1909-1939 are included.  
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Duchesne&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Duchesne&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}
**[[Duchesne County, Utah {{UTNewspaperCountybyTowns}}
 
  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
{{UTObituariesBlurb}}  
 
{{UTObituariesBlurb}}  
 
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*'''1850 – 2005''' {{RecordSearch|2302011|Utah, Obituaries from Utah Newspapers, 1850-2005}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index
 
*[[Duchesne County, Utah#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]  
 
*[[Duchesne County, Utah#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]  
 
*Local [[Duchesne County, Utah#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Societies|Societies]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]], or in family records.  
 
*Local [[Duchesne County, Utah#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Societies|Societies]], [[Duchesne County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]], or in family records.  
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Duchesne - Probate Records|subject|disp=Probate records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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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
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1916182/waypoints Utah, Probate Records, 1851-1961] at FamilySearch Historical Collections. If this county is not listed, check back.
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
  
==== Resource Repositories ====
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==== Taxation ====
  
===== Courthouses =====
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==== Vital Records ====
  
[http://duchesne.utah.gov/ Duchesne County Official Website]<br>  
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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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===== Birth  =====
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{{UTBirthBlurb}}
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====== '''Birth before 1915'''  ======
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:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed on 4 January 1915.''
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{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#Parent_Counties|parent counties]] {{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}
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====== '''Birth 1915 - present'''  ======
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{{UTBirthBlurbOpentoPublic}}
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:*{{UTBirthFromIGI}}
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:*'''1903 - 1914''' - {{RecordSearch|1390750|Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{UTBirthBlurbRestricted}}
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:*[http://www.tricountyhealth.com/Vital%20Records/BirthApp09.pdf TriCounty Health Department], 133 South 500 East, '''Vernal''', UT 84078, Phone (435) 247-1180; '''Roosevelt''' Phone (435) 722-6333.
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===== Marriage  =====
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:*'''1887-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1803977|Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1915-1966''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]. Includes Duchesne County 1915-1966.<ref>"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.</ref>
  
{{Wikipedia|Duchesne County, Utah}}
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===== Divorce  =====
  
Duchesne County<br>734 North Center Street<br>PO Box 910<br>Duchesne UT 84021<br>435-738-1100
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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.
  
<br>'''County seat: '''Duchesne&nbsp;<br>
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===== Death  =====
  
{{RAOGKcourthouse}}  
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*'''1904 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1747615|Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. 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. 
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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*'''Pre-1904''' - [https://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemetery-search Utah State Burial Index] for death before 1904
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Voting Registers  ====
*[[Altamont Utah Family History Center]]
 
*[[Duchesne Utah Family History Center]]
 
*[[Roosevelt Utah Family History Center]]
 
  
===== Libraries =====
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==== Websites ====
  
{{RAOGKlibrary}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/duchesne-county/ Duchesne 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]
  
[http://duchesne.utah.gov/county-services/library.html Duchesne County Library branches located in Roosevelt and Duchesne]
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=== Archives, Libraries, etc. ===
  
===== Societies  =====
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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]] (including [[Utah Archives and Libraries#University_Libraries_and_Special_Collections|universities]]), and the [[United States Archives and Libraries|nation]].
  
==== Taxation  ====
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Check websites and catalogs of archives and libraries for items for this county. Examples: {{PAGENAME}} items in {{FHL|United States, Utah, Duchesne|place|disp=FamilySearch Library}} (Utah) or [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=duchesne+county+utah Allen County Public Library] (Indiana). {{GetACopy tip}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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See [[Duchesne County, Utah#Courthouse|Courthouse]]{{·}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#FamilySearch_Centers|FamilySearch Centers]]{{·}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]]{{·}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#Societies|Societies]] sections.<br>
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Duchesne - Vital Records|subject|disp=Vital Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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==== Courthouse  ====
  
===== Birth  =====
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[http://duchesne.utah.gov/ Duchesne County Official Website]<br>
  
{{UTBirthBlurb}}  
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{{Wikipedia|Duchesne County, Utah}}  
  
====== '''Before 1915'''  ======
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Duchesne County<br>734 North Center Street<br>PO Box 910<br>Duchesne UT 84021<br>435-738-1100
  
:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed on 4 January 1915.''
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<br>'''County seat: '''Duchesne<br>
  
{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Duchesne County, Utah#Parent_Counties|parent counties]] {{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}
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====== '''1915-present''' ======
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==== FamilySearch Centers ====
  
{{UTBirthBlurbOpentoPublic}}
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
:*{{UTBirthFromIGI}}
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
  
{{UTBirthBlurbRestricted}}
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*[[Altamont Utah Family History Center]]
  
:*[http://www.tricountyhealth.com/Vital%20Records/BirthApp09.pdf TriCounty Health Department], 133 South 500 East, '''Vernal''', UT 84078, Phone (435) 247-1180; '''Roosevelt''' Phone (435) 722-6333.
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*[[Duchesne Utah Family History Center]] 901 N 500 E, Duchesne UT 84021United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview/place/901+N+500+E+St,+Duchesne,+UT+84021/@40.1714038,-110.3927662,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x874e538fc8bd901b:0x9a5f0fa95d1e3806 Location Map]
  
{{UTLine4endofTopic}}
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*[[Roosevelt Utah Family History Center]] 290 W 300 N, Roosevelt UT 84066United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview/place/290+W+300+N,+Roosevelt,+UT+84066/@40.3034101,-109.996904,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x874fa2d7f3f360e7:0x5ba1f1cfeeeef0b2 Location Map]
  
===== Marriage =====
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==== Libraries ====
  
:*'''1915-1916''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]. Includes Duchesne County 1915-1966.<ref>"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.</ref>
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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.  
  
===== Death  =====
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*[https://www.duchesne.utah.gov/your-government-2/county-departments/rename-01/duchesne-library/ '''Duchesne County Library - Duchesne''']; 130 South Center Street, Duchesne, UT 84021. Phone: 435-738-2800.
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**Collections:
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*[https://www.duchesne.utah.gov/your-government-2/county-departments/rename-01/roosevelt-library/ '''Duchesne County Library - Roosevelt''']; 70 West Lagoon Street (44-4), Roosevelt, UT 84066. Phone: 435-722-4441.
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**Collections:
  
Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] in the Historical Record Collections. Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed.&nbsp; A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as&nbsp;the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.<br>
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See also [https://heritage.utah.gov/library Utah Public Library], which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.  
  
[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah State Burial Index] for death before 1904
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==== Societies  ====
  
==== Voting Registers  ====
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See also a List of [http://www.raogk.org/utah-genealogy/ut-society-archives/ Utah Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical Genealogical Societies]
  
 
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*[[Upalco, Utah|Upalco]]  
 
*[[Upalco, Utah|Upalco]]  
 
*[[Utahn, Utah|Utahn]]
 
*[[Utahn, Utah|Utahn]]
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United States
Utah
Duchesne County
Guide to Duchesne 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 1915, when the county was formed.
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Founded January 4, 1915
County Seat Duchesne
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Address Duchesne County Administration&lt;br&gt;734 N. Center&lt;br&gt;Duchesne, UT 84021
Website: www.duchesnegov.net
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County 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]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1915-present 1915-present 1915-present 1920, 1930... 1915-present 1915-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

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


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 Duchesne County, Utah Genealogy.

Neighboring Counties

Duchesne County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Carbon | Daggett | Summit | Uintah | Utah | Wasatch
DuchesneCarbonDaggettSummitUintahUtahWasatchDuchesne4.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 Duchesne 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

Business Records and Commerce

See United States Business Records
See also Utah Business Records

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
UTGravestones WorldCat USGW Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Utah Periodicals Utah Cemeteries and Burials
Billion Graves (cemetery) Linkpendium
USGW Cemeteries Genealogy Trails
Hometown Locator
Epodunk
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.

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 Duchesne County, Utah Genealogy at the town level (space, then select a town) or county level (select Church topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
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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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

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

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

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

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

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.

Law and Legislation

Maps

Migration

Military

Civil War

Native Races

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.)

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.


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:

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

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 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.
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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.
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
  • 1904 - 1964 - Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964 at FamilySearch — index and images. 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

Websites

Archives, Libraries, etc.

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.

Courthouse

Duchesne County Official Website

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Duchesne County, Utah

Duchesne County
734 North Center Street
PO Box 910
Duchesne UT 84021
435-738-1100


County seat: Duchesne


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.

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

Societies

See also a List of Utah Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical Genealogical Societies

Towns and Communities

Populated Places

References

  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.