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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Grand County'''  
 
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Grand County'''  
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The Grand County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, [[Grand County, Utah#Birth|birth]], [[Grand County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]], [[Grand County, Utah#Death|death]], and more since 1890, when the county was [[Grand County, Utah#Parent Counties|formed]]. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as [[Grand County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Grand County, Utah#Census|censuses]], [[Grand County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church]], [[Grand County, Utah#Court|court]], [[Grand County, Utah#Land_and_Property|land]], [[Grand County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate]], and [[Grand County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]. <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccff66" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''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="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>'''[[Grand County, Utah#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Grand County, Utah#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Grand County, Utah#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Grand County, Utah#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Grand County, Utah#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Grand County, Utah#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Grand County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Grand County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Grand County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Grand County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]] &#124; [[Grand County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Grand County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Grand County, Utah#Parent_Counties|Parent counties]]'''
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*'''[[Grand County, Utah#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Grand County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Grand County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
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*'''Parent counties''' (before March 13, 1890): [[Emery County, Utah|Emery]] and [[Uintah County, Utah|Uintah]]
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Grand County
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| state = Utah
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| founded year = 1890
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| founded date = March 13
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| seat wl = Moab
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| building address = County Courthouse<br>125 E. Center St.<br>Moab, UT 84532
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| web = www.grandcountyutah.net/
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| named for = Grand River (now {{wpd|Colorado River}})
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*{{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in<br>'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Carbon County, Utah|Carbon]] &#124; [[Emery County, Utah|Emery]] &#124; [[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan]] &#124; [[Uintah County, Utah|Uintah]] &#124; [[Wayne County, Utah|Wayne]] &#124; '''Colorado counties:''' [[Garfield County, Colorado|Garfield]] &#124; [[Mesa County, Colorado|Mesa]] &#124; [[Montrose County, Colorado|Montrose]]
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=== Helpful Facts  ===
  
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*Utah Death Certificates at FamilySearch, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1747615 1904–1956]; at State Archives site, [http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/20842.htm 1904-1958]
 
*[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah Burial Records Database]
 
  
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[http://www.grandcountyutah.net/ Grand County Courthouse]<br>125 East Center Street<br>Moab, Ut 84532-3449<br>Phone: 435-259-1321<br>
*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/ Utah digital newspapers project]
 
  
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County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1890, divorce and court records from 1896 and land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grand 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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=== Need-to-know Facts  ===
 
  
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
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{{PAGENAME}} was created March 13, 1890 from: [[Emery County, Utah|Emery]] and [[Uintah County, Utah|Uintah]] {{Tip|{{UTCoTipParentCo}} }}
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===== Boundary Changes =====
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See [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#GRAND 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:  
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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Carbon County, Utah|Carbon]] | [[Emery County, Utah|Emery]] | [[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan]] | [[Uintah County, Utah|Uintah]] | [[Wayne County, Utah|Wayne]] | '''Colorado counties:''' [[Garfield County, Colorado|Garfield]] | [[Mesa County, Colorado|Mesa]] | [[Montrose County, Colorado|Montrose]] {{Grand County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}
  
{{Tip|Records about {{PAGENAME}} residents are often found in neighboring counties.}}
 
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
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==== Church Records ====
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==== Churches and Religious Groups ====
  
Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for&nbsp;Grand 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 at https://www.familysearch.org/. 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.<br>
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*{{FHL|Utah, Grand - Church Records|subject|disp=Church Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Grand County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Grand - Church Records|subject|disp=Church Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Grand County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)  =====
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{{UTChurchLDSTableBeg}} '''Stake(s)''' [[San Juan Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|San Juan Stake, Utah]]
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'''Places:''' [[Moab, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Moab]]
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'''Church units without place names:''' [[Castle Valley, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Castle Valley]]{{·}} [[Cisco, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Cisco]] {{·}} [[Brendel, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Brendel]]{{·}} [[Thompson Springs, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Thompson Springs]]  
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==== Court Records  ====
 
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==== Ethnic and Other Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic and Other Groups  ====
  
==== Funeral Homes ====
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[http://spanishvalleymortuary.com/ Spanish Valley Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home &amp;amp; Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.</ref><br>386 North 100 West<br>Moab, UT 84532<br>Phone: 435-259-3980<br>Fax: 435-259-3987
  
 
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*[http://pioneer.utah.gov/research/utah_counties/grand.html Pioneer: Utah's Online Library] includes a brief history of Grand County.
 
*[http://pioneer.utah.gov/research/utah_counties/grand.html Pioneer: Utah's Online Library] includes a brief history of Grand County.
  
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===== History Timeline =====
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See [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#GRAND 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/Grand_County,_Utah Grand County]  
 
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from ''Wikipedia'' for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_County,_Utah Grand County]  
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*1775. Spanish missionaries encountered Ute and Paiute tribes in the area.  
 
*1775. Spanish missionaries encountered Ute and Paiute tribes in the area.  
 
*1855. First European-Americans to attempt settlement in the area were the Mormons.  
 
*1855. First European-Americans to attempt settlement in the area were the Mormons.  
*'''1890''' March 13, Grand County was created from [[Emery County, Utah|Emery]] and [[Uintah County, Utah|Uintah]] Counties.<br>
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*'''1890''' March 13, Grand County was created from [[Emery County, Utah|Emery]] and [[Uintah County, Utah|Uintah]] Counties.<br>  
 
*1910-20’s.Moab area settled and the economy, originally agriculture, gradually shifted to mining of Uranium and Vanadium.  
 
*1910-20’s.Moab area settled and the economy, originally agriculture, gradually shifted to mining of Uranium and Vanadium.  
 
*1923. Arches area considered as a National Park.  
 
*1923. Arches area considered as a National Park.  
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*{{FHL|Utah, Grand - Land and Property|subject|disp=Land and Property records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Grand County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Grand - Land and Property|subject|disp=Land and Property records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Grand County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&cp=13&gs_id=12&xhr=t&q=grand+county+utah&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1034&bih=838&wrapid=tljp1321468857902021&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x874854effe9c81b9:0x4498d944518c4016,Grand,+Utah&gl=us&ei=xgPETsP9C4GSiAKW-MnsCw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=9&sqi=2&ved=0CFcQ8gEwCA Map of Grand County] (Google Maps)
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&cp=13&gs_id=12&xhr=t&q=grand+county+utah&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1034&bih=838&wrapid=tljp1321468857902021&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x874854effe9c81b9:0x4498d944518c4016,Grand,+Utah&gl=us&ei=xgPETsP9C4GSiAKW-MnsCw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=9&sqi=2&ved=0CFcQ8gEwCA Google highway map of Grand County] <br>
  
 
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
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1908-1929 Naturalization Records are included in the FS&nbsp;digital collection [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-28323-1589-79?cc=2001084&wc=MMGD-FG5:565248415#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMGD-FLY%3An110066136%3Fcc%3D2001084 Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001.]
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{{UTNewspaperBlurb}}  
 
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**''Grand Valley Times and Times Independent - 1896-1966''&nbsp;  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Grand&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Grand&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}  
 
**[[Grand County, Utah {{UTNewspaperCountybyTowns}}
 
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*[[Grand County, Utah#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]<br>*Local [[Grand County, Utah#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Grand County, Utah#Societies|Societies]], [[Grand County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]], or in family records. <br>*Obituaries of [[Grand County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties|neighboring counties]]<br>*Newspapers of major cities: [[Utah Newspapers#Deseret_News|Deseret News]] and/or [[Utah Newspapers#The_Salt_Lake_Tribune|The Salt Lake Tribune]] both in Salt Lake City<br>
 
*[[Grand County, Utah#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]<br>*Local [[Grand County, Utah#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Grand County, Utah#Societies|Societies]], [[Grand County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]], or in family records. <br>*Obituaries of [[Grand County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties|neighboring counties]]<br>*Newspapers of major cities: [[Utah Newspapers#Deseret_News|Deseret News]] and/or [[Utah Newspapers#The_Salt_Lake_Tribune|The Salt Lake Tribune]] both in Salt Lake City<br>
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:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed on 13 March 1890.''
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{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Grand County, Utah#Parent_Counties|parent counties]] {{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}
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:*See also other records that give birth information, such as [[Grand County, Utah#Death|Death records]], [[Grand County, Utah#Census|Census]], [[Grand County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Grand County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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:*[http://www.southeastuthealth.org/vital-records/birth-certificates Southeastern Utah District Health Department] Grand County, 575 S Kane Creek Blvd, PO BOX E, Moab, UT 84532. Phone (435) 259-5602.
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The Grand County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, birth, marriage, death, and more since 1890, when the county was formed. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as cemeteries, censuses, church, court, land, probate, and obituaries.

Dates for major county records[1]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1890-present 1898-present 1900, 1910... 1890-present 1890-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties
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Grand County, Utah
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Location in the state of Utah
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Facts
Founded March 13, 1890
County Seat Moab
Courthouse
Address County Courthouse
125 E. Center St.
Moab, UT 84532
Website: www.grandcountyutah.net
Named for: Grand River (now Colorado River)
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Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

Grand County Courthouse
125 East Center Street
Moab, Ut 84532-3449
Phone: 435-259-1321

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1890, divorce and court records from 1896 and land records.[2]

Parent Counties

Grand County, Utah Genealogy was created March 13, 1890 from: Emery 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 Grand County, Utah Genealogy.

Neighboring Counties

Grand County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Carbon | Emery | San Juan | Uintah | Wayne | Colorado counties: Garfield | Mesa | Montrose
GrandCarbonEmerySan JuanUintahWayneGarfieldMesaMontroseGrand4.JPG


Resources

Bible Records

Biography

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

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

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

Grand County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site   

USGenWeb Archives Grand County, Utah containes the following seven cemeteries plus information on Mesa Graves as well as Woodmen of the World Burials.

Census

The 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Grand 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.

  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Churches and Religious Groups

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

(Section In process. Want to help?)
Grand County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches

Stake(s) San Juan Stake, Utah

Places: Moab

Church units without place names: Castle Valley · Cisco  · Brendel · Thompson Springs

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Court Records

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

Directories

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Spanish Valley Mortuary[3]
386 North 100 West
Moab, UT 84532
Phone: 435-259-3980
Fax: 435-259-3987

Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

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 Grand County, Utah Genealogy.

NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Grand County

  • 8000 BC. Humans have occupied the region since the last ice age.
  • 1300. Fremont people and Ancient Pueblo People lived in the area.
  • 1775. Spanish missionaries encountered Ute and Paiute tribes in the area.
  • 1855. First European-Americans to attempt settlement in the area were the Mormons.
  • 1890 March 13, Grand County was created from Emery and Uintah Counties.
  • 1910-20’s.Moab area settled and the economy, originally agriculture, gradually shifted to mining of Uranium and Vanadium.
  • 1923. Arches area considered as a National Park.
  • 1939, 1949. Western movie director John Ford filmed Stagecoach and then Wagon Master in Moab.
  • 1950s The uranium boom brought the first real population expansion to the area

Land and Property


Maps

Migration

Military

  • USGenWeb Archives, Grand County, Utah.; Draft Cards - Birth Information 1917-18 - Grand County,Utah;BIRTH INFORMATION: RESIDENTS OF THIS COUNTY IN 1917-18;

Naturalization and Citizenship

1908-1929 Naturalization Records are included in the FS digital collection Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001.

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

Public Records

Resource Repositories

Courthouses

www.grandcountyutah.net<br>County Courthouse<br>125 E. Center St.<br>Moab, UT 84532 <br>Phone: 435-259-1346<br> County seat: Moab

Family History Centers
Libraries
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Vital Records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Grand County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Birth
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Grand 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 1890
Grand County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 13 March 1890.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
1890 -1897
No birth records were created for Grand 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:
1898-present
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.
  • 1898-1905 Series #83886 at Utah State Archives. Not online, no online index. There are no names of children in the records.
    • Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.
    • There is no copy available through FamilySearch Library.
  • 1906-1910 online images for Grand County, Utah Genealogy at the State Archives. Browse the "not yet indexed" area by year and county. Most entries do have names of children.
  • Online Utah, Births and Christenings, 1892-1941, a FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. .
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.
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Marriage
Death

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed&nbsp;at https://www.familysearch.org/ .&nbsp; 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>

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities

  • Castle Valley
  • Moab
  • Cisco (ghost town)
  • Brendel
  • Thompson Springs

References

  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), Grand County, Utah Page 686 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Funeral Home &amp; Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.