Grand County, Utah Genealogy

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Dates for major county records[1]
1898-present 1890-present 1898-present 1900, 1910... 1890-present 1890-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties
Grand County, Utah
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Location in the state of Utah
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Founded March 13, 1890
County Seat Moab
Address County Courthouse
125 E. Center St.
Moab, UT 84532
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

Neighboring Counties

Grand County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Carbon | Emery | San Juan | Uintah | Wayne | Colorado counties: Garfield | Mesa | Montrose
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Bible Records


  • 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(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.


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

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


Places: Castle Valley · Moab · Cisco  · Brendel · Thompson Springs ·

Church units without place names:


Court Records


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



A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.


History Timeline

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

Land and Property




Naturalization and Citizenship

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


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

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

Family History Centers


Vital Records

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:
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:

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed&nbsp;at .&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


  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 & Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.

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