Grand County, Utah Genealogy

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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...

Remember these collections

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

  • Records of Biography (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

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

  • Records of 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

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

Church Records

Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for 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.

  • Church 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

Court Records

Directories

Ethnic and Other Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

History

History Timeline

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

Newspapers

  • One major resource for newspapers throughout Utah is the University of Utah's Utah Digital Newspapers project "with more than 600,000 pages of digitized Utah historical newspapers." Two newspapers from Grand County are included in this digital project, the Grand Valley Times and Times Independent (1896-1932). Read more... about using Utah newspapers for your family history research.

Obituaries

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 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 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

Birth
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

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  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.