Duchesne County, Utah Genealogy

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Duchesne County, Utah
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Location in the state of Utah
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Founded January 4, 1915
County Seat Duchesne
Address Duchesne County Administration<br>734 N. Center<br>Duchesne, UT 84021
Website: www.duchesnegov.net
Named for: unknown[2]
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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[3]

Parent Counties

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

Neighboring Counties


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


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


  • 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 


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. 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.

  • 1920
  • 1930

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

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


Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes



A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.


History Timeline

NOTE; Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for

Duchesne County

  • 1822-1840. Dechesne City received its name from French Canadian trappers.
  • 1905. City of Myton established.
  • 1905. City of Roosevelt founded.  Named after President Theodore Roosevelt.  Economy based on agriculture and the oil industry.
  • 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.[4]
  • 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




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

Resource Repositories


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 


Family History Centers


Duchesne County Library branches located in Roosevelt and Duchesne



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.

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

Towns and Communities

Populated Places


  1. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  2. "List of counties in Utah," Wikipedia.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Duchesne County, Utah Page 686 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Duchesne County Boundary Changes, Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, Newberry Library.
  5. "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.