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'''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah|Utah]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Iron County, Utah''' [[Image:Iron Mountain, Utah.jpg|frame|right|220x190px|<center>Iron Mountain, Iron County, UT</center>]]<br><br> Guide to Iron County, Utah genealogy. [[Iron County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Iron County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Iron County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Iron County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Iron County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Iron County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Iron County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Iron County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1850, when the [[Iron County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]].<br><br><br><br> {{UTDC}} <br> {{Infobox U.S. County
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Guide to '''Iron County, Utah ancestry, family history, and genealogy'''. [[Iron County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Iron County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Iron County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Iron County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Iron County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Iron County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Iron County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Iron County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1850, when the [[Iron County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]].<br>[[Image:Iron Mountain, Utah.jpg|thumb|right|210px|<center>
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Iron Mountain, Iron County, Utah</center>]]
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<br>{{Click|Image:UT_ORP.png|Utah Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>  
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<br>'''Quick start:'''
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*[[Iron County, Utah#Census|Census]]
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*[[Iron County, Utah#Birth|Birth]]
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*[[Iron County, Utah#Marriage|Marriage]]
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*[[Iron County, Utah#Death|Death]]
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*[[Iron County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]]
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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==== Records Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
  
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===== Boundary Changes  =====
 
===== Boundary Changes  =====
  
See [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#IRON UT: Index of Counties]... from Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'', for a timeline of boundary changes for {{PAGENAME}}.  
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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#IRON 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: [[Beaver County, Utah|Beaver]] | [[Garfield County, Utah|Garfield]] | [[Kane County, Utah|Kane]] | [[Washington County, Utah|Washington]] | '''Nevada county:''' [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] {{Iron County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}
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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Beaver County, Utah Genealogy|Beaver]] | [[Garfield County, Utah Genealogy|Garfield]] | [[Kane County, Utah Genealogy|Kane]] | [[Washington County, Utah Genealogy|Washington]] | '''Nevada county:''' [[Lincoln County, Nevada Genealogy|Lincoln]] {{Iron 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, Iron|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Iron County, Utah#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
 
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Iron -Business records and commerce|subject|disp=Business records and commerce}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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See [[United States Business Records]]<br> See also [[Utah Business Records]]  
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#B0FFFF" | <center>'''Online Transcripts <br>(names) or Images''' </center>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''  
| width="30%" bgcolor="#ffffbb" | <center>'''Published Grave<br> Transcripts''' </center>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
| bgcolor="#FFEBCD" | <center>'''Lists of Cemeteries<br>in the County'''</center>
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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=2784&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave]
| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | {{FHL|Utah, Iron - Cemeteries|subject|disp=FamilySearch Library}}  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|1364041|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}  
| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=47&CScnty=2784 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=47&CScnty=2784 FindAGrave]
 
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://interment.net/us/ut/iron.htm Interment.net]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://utahgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=11 UTGravestones]
| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2078505 Early Church Info File]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Iron+County%2C+Utah%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/utah/iron.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/utah/iron.htm USGW Tombstone Project]
 
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah Cemeteries and Burial Database] (Select the county)  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Iron+County%2C+Utah%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [[Utah Periodicals]]  
| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utiron/_Iron_cemeteries.html UTGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://utahdcc.force.com/burials Utah Cemeteries and Burials]  
 
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://utahgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=11 Utah Gravestones]  
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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=Iron&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [[Utah Periodicals]]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22840&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=5&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/iron-ut-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
 
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utiron/_Iron_cemeteries.html UTGenWeb Cemeteries]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/ut/iron.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://utah.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,49021.cfm Utah Hometown Locator Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://genealogytrails.com/utah/iron/cems/cems.html Genealogy Trails]
 
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Utah&county=Iron&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/iron/iron.htm UTGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchcemetery Utah Cemeteries Search] (Select the county)
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://utah.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,49019.cfm Hometown Locator]
 
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Iron Linkpendium]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utiron/_Iron_cemeteries.html USGW Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://genealogytrails.com/utah/iron/cems/cems.html Genealogy Trails]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1542862 Veterans to 1966]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Utah Cemeteries|Utah Cemeteries]] for more information.  
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| colspan="3" | <center>See [[Utah Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Utah Cemeteries]] for details about each site. </center>
 
 
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*'''[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/cemeteryresults Iron County Cemeteries]''' at the Utah State Historical site
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{{UTCoCemeteries}}
*"Burial Permits 1909-1962" and "Cemetery Record 1899-2001" are part of the FS digital collection [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-28322-915-10?cc=2001084&wc=MMGD-F5S:332398938#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMGD-FLB%3A1704431400%3Fcc%3D2001084 Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001].
 
  
The USGenWeb Archives, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/iron/iron.htm Iron County], Utah:
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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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*Published transcripts of cemetery records are listed in the FamilySearch Library catalog at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Iron,|place|disp=town}} (space, then select the town) or the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Iron|place|disp=county}} level (select '''Cemeteries''').
  
*Kanarraville Cemetery (partial/ link not active)
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*'''[https://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemetery-search Iron County Cemeteries]''' at the Utah State Historical site
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*"Burial Permits 1909-1962" and "Cemetery Record 1899-2001"
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/iron/cemeteries/modena1985.txt Modena Cemetery ](partial/various dates) Modena, Iron Co., Utah<br>
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'''Cedar City Cemetery''' <br>
 
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Address: 745 North Main, Cedar City, Utah 84720 Phone: 435-586-2950
BillionGraves pages: Google map, headstone photos with transcriptions.
 
 
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107515 Enoch Cemetery, Enoch]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107712 Paragonah Cemetery, Paragonah]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107830 Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107714 Summit City Cemetery, Parowan]
 
 
 
'''Cedar City Cemetery'''  
 
 
 
Address: 745 North Main, Cedar City, Utah 84720 Phone: 435-586-2950  
 
 
 
[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107590 BillionGraves] Google map, headstone photos, searchable database
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|statewide printed indexes]], including 1856.
 
*See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|statewide printed indexes]], including 1856.
  
{{Tip|If you did not find a person or family in a census, check county indexes. Created by people familiar with the unique names of the area, county indexes may be in book form, in periodicals, or even on index cards in [[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|libraries]].}} <br>
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==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
 
 
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==== '''Church History'''  ====
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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.
  
{{FHL|Utah, Iron- Church History|subject|disp=Church History Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].  
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*Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for {{PAGENAME}} at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Iron, |place|disp=town level}} (space, then select a town) or {{FHL|United States, Utah, Iron|place|disp=county level}} (select '''Church''' topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
  
==== Churches and Religious Groups ====
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) =====  
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Iron - Church records|subject|disp=Church Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*'''1877-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|2553860|Utah LDS Mission Calls and Recommendations 1877-1918}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)  =====
 
  
 
{{UTChurchBlurb}}  
 
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'''List of [[Iron County, Utah LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Iron County stakes and wards]]''' to about 1948  
 
'''List of [[Iron County, Utah LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Iron County stakes and wards]]''' to about 1948  
  
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==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
*"County Court Minutes Vol A 1851-1854" and "Probate Court Minutes 1854-1868" are part of FS digital collection: [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-28322-915-10?cc=2001084&wc=MMGD-F5S:332398938#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMGD-FLB%3A1704431400%3Fcc%3D2001084 Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001.]  
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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.
*{{FHL|Utah,Iron - Court Records|subject|disp=Court Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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For specialized court records, see [[Iron County, Utah#Divorce|Divorce]] {{·}} [[Iron County, Utah#Guardianship|Guardianship]] {{·}} [[Iron County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]] {{·}} [[Iron County, Utah#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization]] {{·}} [[Iron County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]]
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*"County Court Minutes Vol A 1851-1854" and "Probate Court Minutes 1854-1868" are part of FS digital collection: [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Utah%2C%20Iron%22&subjectsOpen=425163-50 Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001.]
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Iron - Directories|subject|disp=Directories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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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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==== Funeral Homes  ====
 
==== Funeral Homes  ====
  
[http://www.sumortuary.com/locations Southern Utah Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref><br>190 North 300 West<br> Cedar City, Utah 84720<br> Toll-Free: (888)586-4040<br> Phone: (435)586-4040 <br>Fax: (435)586-4343<br><br>15 East 100 North<br>Parowan, UT 84761<br>Phone: 435-586-4040<br> Toll Free Phone: 888-586-4040<br>Fax: 435-586-4343  
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[http://www.sumortuary.com/ Southern Utah Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref><br>190 North 300 West<br> Cedar City, Utah 84720<br> Toll-Free: (888)586-4040<br> Phone: (435)586-4040 <br>Fax: (435)586-4343<br><br>15 East 100 North<br>Parowan, UT 84761<br>Phone: 435-586-4040<br> Toll Free Phone: 888-586-4040<br>Fax: 435-586-4343
  
[http://www.swindlehurstfuneralhome.com/ Swindlehurst Funeral Home]<ref>''Funeral Home &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref><br>2071North Main St.<br> Cedar City, Utah 84720<br> Phone: 435-867-5566<br>Fax: 435-867-5559
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
{{CommunityTree}}&nbsp;
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==== Guardianship  ====
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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]].
  
 
==== Guardianship  ====
 
==== Guardianship  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Iron - Guardianship|subject|disp=Guardianship Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the [[Iron County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate]] and the Federal District courts. See [[Utah Court Records]].  
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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*Seegmiller, Janet Burton. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=browse&smd=1&awdid=11 ''A history of Iron County&nbsp;: community above self''] Utah Centennial County History Series  
 
*Seegmiller, Janet Burton. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=browse&smd=1&awdid=11 ''A history of Iron County&nbsp;: community above self''] Utah Centennial County History Series  
*{{FHL|Utah, Iron - History|subject|disp= Histories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27874 History of Iron County Mission, Parowan, Utah ]Ancestry.com ($)<br>
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27874 History of Iron County Mission, Parowan, Utah ]Ancestry.com ($)<br>
  
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*1776.&nbsp;Ancestors of present day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paiute Paiute Indians] met&nbsp;the Dominguez-Escalante&nbsp;Expediton in this area.&nbsp;  
 
*1776.&nbsp;Ancestors of present day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paiute Paiute Indians] met&nbsp;the Dominguez-Escalante&nbsp;Expediton in this area.&nbsp;  
*1850. January 31. Iron County was created as an original county. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*1850. January 31. Iron County was created as an original county. <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
*1851&nbsp;January. First settlement at Parowan as “Iron Mission”.  
 
*1851&nbsp;January. First settlement at Parowan as “Iron Mission”.  
 
*1851. Cedar City settled by Mormon pioneers.  
 
*1851. Cedar City settled by Mormon pioneers.  
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
*"Land Certificates 1872" and "Land Certificates 1872-1879" are part of the FS digital collection: [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-28322-915-10?cc=2001084&wc=MMGD-F5S:332398938#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMGD-FLB%3A1704431400%3Fcc%3D2001084 Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001.]  
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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.
*{{FHL|Utah, Iron - Land and Property|subject|disp= Land and Property Records }}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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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.
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*"Land Certificates 1872" and "Land Certificates 1872-1879" are part of the FS digital collection: [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=206039&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Utah%2C%20Iron%22&subjectsOpen=448620-50 Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001.]
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/iron/iron.htm The USGenWeb Archives, Iron County, Utah] containes World War II, [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/iron/military/ww2/service/armyenlists.txt Army Enlistments], 1938 - 1946.  
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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
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/iron/iron.htm The USGenWeb Archives, Iron County, Utah] contains World War II  
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*'''1938-1946''' -  [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/iron/military/ww2/service/armyenlists.txt Army Enlistments], 1938 - 1946.
  
 
==== Native Races  ====
 
==== Native Races  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Iron - Native Races|subject|disp=Native Races Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron 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.)
  
==== &nbsp;&nbsp;Newspapers  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
{{UTNewspaperBlurb}}  
 
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*{{UTDigitalNewspapers}}  
 
*{{UTDigitalNewspapers}}  
 
**''Parowan Times 1915-1945 and Iron County Records 1923-1940''&nbsp;are included.  
 
**''Parowan Times 1915-1945 and Iron County Records 1923-1940''&nbsp;are included.  
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Iron&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=Iron&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}
**[[Iron County, Utah {{UTNewspaperCountybyTowns}}
 
 
 
*{{FHL|Utah,Iron - Newspapers|subject|disp=Newspapers}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== 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
  
 
*[[Iron County, Utah#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]<br>*Local [[Iron County, Utah#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Iron County, Utah#Societies|Societies]], [[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]], or in family records. <br>*Obituaries of [[Iron 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>
 
*[[Iron County, Utah#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]<br>*Local [[Iron County, Utah#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Iron County, Utah#Societies|Societies]], [[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]], or in family records. <br>*Obituaries of [[Iron 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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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Iron - Probate Records|subject|disp=Probate Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron 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''' {{https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=206039&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Utah%2C%20Iron%22&subjectsOpen=425175-50 Utah Probate Records 1851-1961}} at FamilySearch
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*Family Search Historical Records Collections:
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**[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=206039&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Utah%2C%20Iron%22&subjectsOpen=428571-50 Utah State Archives records, 1848–2001]
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah,Iron - Public Records|subject|disp=Public Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Religion and Religious Life  ====
 
==== Religion and Religious Life  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah,Iron - Religion and Religious Life|subject|disp=Religion and Religious Life Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Schools  ====
 
==== Schools  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah,Iron - Schools|subject|disp=School Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Social Life and Customs  ====
 
==== Social Life and Customs  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Iron - Social Life and Customs|subject|disp=Social Life and Customs Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Iron - Taxation|subject|disp=Taxation Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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==== Vital Records ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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Vital records of [[Beaver County, Utah#Birth|birth]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]], [[Beaver County, Utah#Death|death]], and [[Beaver County, Utah#Divorce|divorce]] are created by civil (state, county, or city) officials. See [[Utah Vital Records]] for details and history of the records.
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Iron - Vital Records|subject|disp=Vital Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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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.  
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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====== '''Birth 1898 - present'''  ======
 
====== '''Birth 1898 - present'''  ======
  
{{UTBirthBlurb1898toPresent}}  
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{{UTBirthBlurb1898toPresent}} {{UTBirthBlurbOpentoPublic}}  
 
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:*'''1898 - 1905''' - [http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/83761.htm Online index to births 1898–1905] Series 83761{{UTBirthArchivesIndex1898+}} The first 6 entries have the child's name.  
{{UTBirthBlurbOpentoPublic}}  
 
 
 
:*[http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/83761.htm Online index to births 1898–1905] Series 83761{{UTBirthArchivesIndex1898+}} The first 6 entries have the child's name.  
 
 
:**[http://www.archives.state.ut.us/research/inventories/83761.html Inventory of series 83761] at Utah State Archives.  
 
:**[http://www.archives.state.ut.us/research/inventories/83761.html Inventory of series 83761] at Utah State Archives.  
:**FamilySearch Library copy: {{FHL|485222|disp=FHL film 485222 item 2-4}} .  
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:**FamilySearch Library copy: {{FHL|485222|disp=FHL film 485222 item 2-4}}.  
:**Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.  
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:**Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.
:*[http://archives.utah.gov/digital/81443.htm 1906-1910 online images] {{UTBirthArchivesBrowse1906+}}  
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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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:*'''1906 - 1910''' - [http://archives.utah.gov/digital/81443.htm 1906-1910 online images] {{UTBirthArchivesBrowse1906+}}  
 
:*{{UTBirthFromIGI}}
 
:*{{UTBirthFromIGI}}
  
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:*[http://www.swuhealth.org/vital-records/birth-certificates Southwest Utah Public Health Department] Iron County, 260 DL Sargent Dr., Cedar City, UT 84720. Phone (435) 586-2437.
 
:*[http://www.swuhealth.org/vital-records/birth-certificates Southwest Utah Public Health Department] Iron County, 260 DL Sargent Dr., Cedar City, UT 84720. Phone (435) 586-2437.
  
{{UTLine4endofTopic}}
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===== Marriage  =====
  
===== 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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*'''1888-1938''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]. Includes Iron County 1888-1938.<ref>"Iron County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," ''Linkpendium,'' http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Iron/, accessed 1 February 2012.</ref>
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===== Divorce  =====
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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.
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===== Guardianship =====
  
===== 1888-1938 - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]. Includes Iron County 1888-1938.<ref>"Iron County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," ''Linkpendium,'' http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Iron/, accessed 1 February 2012.</ref>  =====
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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]].  
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== 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.  
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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>[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah State Burial Index] for death before 1904  
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*'''1904-1964''' {{RecordSearch|1747615|Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images 
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*'''Pre-1904''' [https://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemetery-search Utah State Burial Index] for death before 1904
  
{{Utahdeathsubs}}  
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{{Utahdeathsubs}}
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
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==== Websites  ====
 
==== Websites  ====
  
=== Repositories  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/iron-county/ Iron 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]
  
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]], and the [[United States Archives and Libraries|nation]]. Check their websites and catalogs for {{PAGENAME}} items.  
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=== Archives, Libraries, etc. ===
  
{{GetACopy tip}}  
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Resources for {{PAGENAME}} are available in libraries, archives, and other repositories 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]].
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*Check websites and catalogs, such as items in {{FHL|United States, Utah, Iron|place|disp=FamilySearch Library}} (Utah) or [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=iron+county+utah Allen County Public Library] (Indiana) for {{PAGENAME}}. {{GetACopy tip}}
  
 
See [[Iron County, Utah#Courthouse|Courthouse]]{{·}}[[Iron County, Utah#FamilySearch_Centers|FamilySearch Centers]]{{·}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]]{{·}}[[Iron County, Utah#Societies|Societies]] sections.<br>  
 
See [[Iron County, Utah#Courthouse|Courthouse]]{{·}}[[Iron County, Utah#FamilySearch_Centers|FamilySearch Centers]]{{·}}[[Iron County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]]{{·}}[[Iron County, Utah#Societies|Societies]] sections.<br>  
 
See also: [[Iron County, Utah#Websites|Websites]]
 
  
 
==== Courthouse  ====
 
==== Courthouse  ====
  
{{RAOGKcourthouse}} [http://www.ironcounty.net/ Welcome to Iron County, Utah - Official Website]<br>
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[http://www.ironcounty.net/ Welcome to Iron County, Utah - Official Website]
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Iron County Courthouse, 68 S 100 E, Parowan, UT 84761  
 
Iron County Courthouse, 68 S 100 E, Parowan, UT 84761  
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The County Courthouse in its various departments has land records, marriage records, and tax records.<br>  
 
The County Courthouse in its various departments has land records, marriage records, and tax records.<br>  
  
'''County seat: '''Parowan  
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'''County seat: '''Parowan
  
 
==== FamilySearch Centers  ====
 
==== FamilySearch Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Cedar City Utah Family History Center]]  
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*[[Newcastle Utah Family History Center]]  
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*[[Cedar City Utah Family History Center]] 8 Chamisa Ln,Valley UT84532-9613
*[[Parowan Utah Family History Center]]
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United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview/place/8+W+Chamisa+Ln,+Castle+Valley,+UT+84532/@38.6473342,-109.4240729,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8747e79db31b5793:0xd7e8b9f8ceaadd5d Location Map]  
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*[[Newcastle Utah Family History Center]]
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*[[Parowan Utah Family History Center]] 90 S Main ST, Parowan UT 84761United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview/place/90+N+Main+St,+Parowan,+UT+84761/@37.8439308,-112.8276246,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80b55abc22d4b0ff:0xb9c1db557378004f Location Map]
  
 
==== Libraries  ====
 
==== Libraries  ====
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**Collections:  
 
**Collections:  
 
*[http://parowanlibrary.org/ '''Parowan Public Library'''];16 South Main Street,P.O. Box 427, Parowan, UT 84761-0427. Phone: 435-477-3491.  
 
*[http://parowanlibrary.org/ '''Parowan Public Library'''];16 South Main Street,P.O. Box 427, Parowan, UT 84761-0427. Phone: 435-477-3491.  
**Collections:
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*[http://bookmobiles.utah.gov/iron/index.html/ '''Iron County Bookmobile''']; Headquarters Library, 4763 North Santa Fe Trail, Enoch, UT 84720-9605. Phone: 435-590-0546.
 
 
**Collections:
 
**Collections:
  
 
Check for {{PAGENAME}} items in catalogs and holdings of: [[Utah Archives and Libraries]]{{·}}[[Utah Archives and Libraries#University_Libraries_and_Special_Collections|University Libraries and Special Collections]] in Utah{{·}}[[United States Archives and Libraries]]  
 
Check for {{PAGENAME}} items in catalogs and holdings of: [[Utah Archives and Libraries]]{{·}}[[Utah Archives and Libraries#University_Libraries_and_Special_Collections|University Libraries and Special Collections]] in Utah{{·}}[[United States Archives and Libraries]]  
  
See also [http://library.utah.gov/directory/index.html Utah Public Library Directory], which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.  
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See also [https://heritage.utah.gov/history/library-collections-history Utah Public Library Directory], which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/ut-society-archive/ Utah Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
=== Towns and Communities  ===
 
=== Towns and Communities  ===
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*[[Avon, Utah|Avon]]  
 
*[[Avon, Utah|Avon]]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beryl,_Utah Beryl]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beryl,_Utah Beryl]  
*[[Beryl Junction, Utah|Beryl Junction]]
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*Beryl Junction
*[[Buckhorn Springs, Utah|Buckhorn Springs]]
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*Buckhorn Springs
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_City,_Utah Cedar City]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_City,_Utah Cedar City]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoch,_Utah Enoch]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoch,_Utah Enoch]  
*[[Gold Springs, Utah|Gold Springs]]
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*Gold Springs
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_Fort,_Utah Hamilton Fort]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_Fort,_Utah Hamilton Fort]  
*[[Heist, Utah|Heist]]
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*Heist  
*[[Iron Mountain, Utah|Iron Mountain]]
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*Iron Mountain  
*[[Iron Springs, Utah|Iron Springs]]
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*Iron Springs  
*[[Irontown, Utah|Irontown]]
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*Irontown  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanarraville,_Utah Kanarraville]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanarraville,_Utah Kanarraville]  
*[[Latimer, Utah|Latimer]]
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*Latimer  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lund,_Utah Lund]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lund,_Utah Lund]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modena,_Utah Modena]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modena,_Utah Modena]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcastle,_Utah Newcastle]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcastle,_Utah Newcastle]  
*[[North View, Utah|North View]]
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*North View
*[[P-Hill, Utah|P-Hill]]
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*P-Hill
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paragonah,_Utah Paragonah]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paragonah,_Utah Paragonah]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parowan,_Utah Parowan]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parowan,_Utah Parowan]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summit,_Utah Summit]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summit,_Utah Summit]  
*[[Uvada, Utah|Uvada]]
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*Uvada  
 
*[[Wheatgrass, Utah|Wheatgrass]]  
 
*[[Wheatgrass, Utah|Wheatgrass]]  
*[[Yale Crossing, Utah|Yale Crossing]]
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*Yale Crossing
*[[Zane, Utah|Zane]]
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*Zane
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Latest revision as of 22:26, 6 December 2017

United States
Utah
Iron County
Guide to Iron 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 1850, when the county was formed.
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Facts
Founded January 31, 1850
County Seat Parowan
Courthouse
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Address Iron County Courthouse
68 S 100 E
Parowan, UT 84761
Website: www.ironcounty.net
Named for: local iron mine[1]
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County Facts

County Courthouse

Iron County Courthouse
68 S 100 East P O Box 429
Parowan, Ut 84761
Phone: 435-477-8341

Formerly Little Salt Lake County, name changed to Iron 3 Dec 1850.
Clerk District Court has divorce,
probate and court records. [2]

Dates for major county records[3]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1888-present 1898-present 1850, 1856... 1851-present 1870-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries and Utah Territory

Records Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Parent Counties

Iron County, Utah Genealogy was created in 1850 as an original county from Utah Territory

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 Iron County, Utah Genealogy.

Neighboring Counties

Iron County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Beaver | Garfield | Kane | Washington | Nevada county: Lincoln
IronBeaverGarfieldKaneWashingtonLincolnIron4.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 Iron 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.

Biographies

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
Interment Genealogy Trails
UTGenWeb Archives Hometown Locator
USGW Cemeteries
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.

  • Iron County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site
  • "Burial Permits 1909-1962" and "Cemetery Record 1899-2001"

Cedar City Cemetery
Address: 745 North Main, Cedar City, Utah 84720 Phone: 435-586-2950

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

Stake(s):Parowan Stake, Utah


Places: Avon · Buckhorn Springs · Cedar City · Enoch · Hamilton Fort · Kanarraville (formerly Kanarra) · Newcastle · Paragonah · Parowan · Summit

List of Iron County stakes and wards to about 1948

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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

Southern Utah Mortuary[4]
190 North 300 West
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Toll-Free: (888)586-4040
Phone: (435)586-4040
Fax: (435)586-4343

15 East 100 North
Parowan, UT 84761
Phone: 435-586-4040
Toll Free Phone: 888-586-4040
Fax: 435-586-4343

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.

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

Interesting Facts

Iron County was originally named Little Salt Lake Valley, and renamed for the iron mines west of Cedar City.

History Books and Articles
History Timeline

See UT: Index of Counties... from Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, for a timeline of boundary changes for Iron County, Utah Genealogy.

NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Iron County, Parowan, Utah and Ceder City, Utah

  • 1776. Ancestors of present day Paiute Indians met the Dominguez-Escalante Expediton in this area. 
  • 1850. January 31. Iron County was created as an original county. [5]
  • 1851 January. First settlement at Parowan as “Iron Mission”.
  • 1851. Cedar City settled by Mormon pioneers.
  • 1858. Iron works closed, but mining continued.
  • 1900’s. Sheep and dairy industries well established.
  • 1923. Became tourist gateway with railroad connection to county.
  • 1933. Cedar Breaks National Monument established.
  • 1961. Utah Shakespeare Festival founded by Fred C. Adams.
  • 1964-1965. Brian Head Ski Resort opened for skiing.
Notable People

Michael O. Leavitt was born and educated in Cedar City. Governor of Utah, administrator of the United States Environment Protection Agency and secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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.

Maps

Google highway map of Iron County 2012

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Iron County, Utah Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:

Military

Civil War
World War II

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

Religion and Religious Life

Schools

Social Life and Customs

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital records of birth, marriage, death, and divorce are created by civil (state, county, or city) officials. See Utah Vital Records for details and history of the 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 Iron 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 1850
Iron County, Utah Genealogy was formed in 1850 as Little Salt Lake County.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
Birth 1850 - 1897
No birth records were created for Iron 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:
Birth 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.
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.

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.

Death

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.

Death Record Substitutes

  • 1870 - U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 at Ancestry ($). Includes 1870 Iron County, Utah Genealogy mortality schedule.

Voting Registers

Websites

Archives, Libraries, etc.

Resources for Iron County, Utah Genealogy are available in libraries, archives, and other repositories at all levels: the town, the county, the state (including universities), and the nation.

See Courthouse · FamilySearch Centers · Libraries · Societies sections.

Courthouse

Welcome to Iron County, Utah - Official Website


Iron County Courthouse, 68 S 100 E, Parowan, UT 84761

The County Courthouse in its various departments has land records, marriage records, and tax records.

County seat: Parowan

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.

United States Location Map

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.

    • Collections:

Check for Iron County, Utah Genealogy items in catalogs and holdings of: Utah Archives and Libraries · University Libraries and Special Collections in Utah · United States Archives and Libraries

See also Utah Public Library Directory, 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

References

  1. "List of counties in Utah," Wikipedia.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Iron County, Utah Page 687 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 Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  7. "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).
  9. "Iron County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Iron/, accessed 1 February 2012.