Juab County, Utah Genealogy

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The Juab County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, birth, marriage, death, and more since 1853, 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]
1898-present 1888-present 1898-present 1856, 1860... 1859-present 1859-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties
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Juab County, Utah
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Location in the state of Utah
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Founded March 3, 1852
County Seat Nephi
Address 160 N. Main
Nephi, UT 84648
Website: www.co.juab.ut.us
Named for: Native American term meaning "thirsty valley"[2]
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Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

Juab County Courthouse
160North Main Street
Nephi, Ut 84648-1412
Phone: 435-623-3410

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, court and land records from 1898.[3]

Parent Counties

Juab County, Utah Genealogy was created 3 March 1853 as an original county from Utah Territory. Also see Green River County (old)

Boundary Changes

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

Neighboring Counties

Juab County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Millard | Sanpete | Tooele | Utah | In Nevada: White Pine
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Bible Records


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

Business Records and Commerce



The 1850 [1851], 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Juab 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.

  • 1850 (1851)
  • 1856
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 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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Juab County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches

Stake(s): Juab Stake, Utah · Tintic Stake, Utah

Places: Diamond  · Eureka  · Juab  · Levan  · Mona  · Nephi  · Silver City

Church units without place names: Callao  · Goshute  · Ironton  · Jericho  · Joy  · Knight  · Knightsville  · Mammoth Jct.  · McIntyre  · Mills  · Parley  · Partoun  · Red Point  · Sharp  · Soma  · Starr  · Tintic  · Trout Creek  · Uisco  · York


Court Records


Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Anderson Funeral Home[4]
94 West 300 North
Nephi, UT 84648
Phone: 435-623-0153
Fax: 435-623-4287



A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.


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

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

Note: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Juab County.

  • 1851. Nephi was settled by Mormon pioneers
  • 1852. Clover Creek , later known as Willow Creek, then Star and finally Mona, was settled
  • 1852. March 3, Juab County was created  as an original county.
  • 1860. Willow Springs, now called Callao, was part of the original Pony Express overland route.
  • 1869. Tintic Minning District was organized. It was a gold and silver mining area
  • 1870. E.W.Tripp, his wife and son, first established residence in Willow Springs
  • 1892. Eureka,originally known as Ruby Hollow, was incorported
  • 1895. Name off Willow Springs was changed to Callao due to resemblance to Callao, Peru
  • 1899. One of the top[ mineral producing areas in Utah

Land and Property


Google highway map of Juab County 2012


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


Naturalization and Citizenship


Small town newspapers contain obituaries, birth or death notices, community news (such as the visit of someone's relatives), legal notices and provide historical content. See Utah newspapers for tips, resources, and details.


Obituaries may mention birth, marriage, spouse, parents, and living family members. See Utah Obituaries for state level compendiums and United States Obituaries for tips and insights regarding this record type.

Obituaries for residents may be found in:
*Newspapers of Juab County, Utah Genealogy
*Local Funeral Homes, Societies, Libraries, or in family records.
*Obituaries of neighboring counties
*Newspapers of major cities: Deseret News and/or The Salt Lake Tribune both in Salt Lake City


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


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

County Courthouse

Address: 160 N. Main, Nephi, UT 84648
Juab County Government Website

Phone numbers:

  • Clerk/Auditor (435) 623-3410
  • Recorder (435) 623-3430
  • Justice Court (435) 623-3440
  • 4th District Court (435) 623-0901
  • Central Utah Health Department (435) 623-0696

County seat: Nephi

Family History Centers
Societies and Social Groups


Vital Records

Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Juab 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 1853
Juab County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 3 March 1853.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
1853 - 1897
No birth records were created for Juab 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.
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.

6,274 marriages from 13 May 1857 to 4 Aug 2006 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.


Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at https://www.familysearch.org/ .  Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed.  A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.

Utah State Burial Index for death before 1904

Death Record Substitutes

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

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities in this county


  1. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  2. "List of counties in Utah," Wikipedia.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Juab County, Utah Page 687 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  5. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  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. Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 13 September 2011).
  9. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).