Millard County, Utah Genealogy

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Dates for major county records
1898?-present 1887-present 1898?-present 1856, 1860... 1867-present 1852-present
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Millard County, Utah
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Location in the state of Utah
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Founded October 4, 1851
County Seat Fillmore
Address Millard County Courthouse
50 South Main
Fillmore, UT 84631
Named for: Pres. Millard Fillmore
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Bible Records


  • Pioneers of Millard County, Utah [1]

Business Records and Commerce


Millard County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site 

Please refer to the populated places for the cemeteries within or very near them.

The USGenWeb Archives, Millard County, Utah containes the following six cemeteries listed according to the alphabet.


The 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Millard 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.

  • 1856
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church Records


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

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Beaver County Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be located through the church records in Millard County, Utah Genealogy or by referring 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.

Court Records

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some court records in Millard County, Utah Genealogy. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.


Ethnic and Other Groups



A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.


Lyman, Edward Leo and Linda King Newell. A History of Millard County online at Marriott Library Digital Collections.

History Timeline

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

  •  1812 - 1884. Chief Kanosh and the Pahvant indians lived near Kanosh before arrival of Mormons 
  • 1851-1856. Fillmore was the capital of Utah Territory.  The original Statehouse still stands. Name after President Millard Fillmore, thirteenth President of the United States.
  • 1851. October 4: Millard County was created from Iron County.
  • 1855. Utah Territorial legislature met in Fillmore.
  • 1856. Territorial capital moved to Salt Lake City.
  • 1867. Kanosh settled under direction of Brigham Young, with approval of Chief Kanosh. Chief Kanosh and many of his tribe were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • 1867. Cove Fort founded by Ira Hinckley, grandfather of Gordon B. Hinckley, a way station for people traveling the Mormon Corridor.
  • 1907. Fish Lake National Forest established.  The forest covers 1.5 million acres.
  • 1942-1945.  Topaz War Relocation Center near Delta set up as an internment camp for Japanese-Americans. 
  • 1944. USS Millard County (LST-987) was launched by US Navy.

Land and Property



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


The USGenWeb Archives, Millard County, Utah containes a list of Japanese Detention Camp (aka Topaz at Abraham, UT) 1941-1946.  Code and Information Data Base can be helpful before you start your search. (see pages 1 - 14 on the below link)

Naturalization and Citizenship


  • 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." Three newspapers from Millard County are included in this digital project, the Millard County Chronicle, the Millard County Progress, and the Topaz Times. Read more... about using Utah newspapers for your family history research.


GenWeb Archives, Millard County Utah offers an Index of obitiries from the Dessert News, others (various newspapers, past and present), and the Salt lake Tribune.

  • Index of the following obituries: Beecroft, Ellen,  Oleson-Mary Peterson, and Yates, Emily Frances all transcribed.


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


Vital Records


Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Historical Records.  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.  For information on death prior to 1904 you can search the Utah State Burial Index.

Death Record Substitutes

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

Voting Registers

Resource Repositories

Archives, Libraries, and Museums


Millard County Courthouse
50 South Main
Fillmore, UT 84631
County Clerk phone: 435.743.6223 or 435.864.2440
Fax: 435.743.6923

Delta Office
71 South 200 East
Delta, UT 84624

County seat: Fillmore

Family History Centers

Societies and Social Groups

Towns and Communities


Delta | Fillmore|


Cove Fort | Deseret | Hinkley | Holden | Oasis | Kanosh | Leamington | Lynndyl | Meadow | Oak City | Scipio

Unincorporated Communities

Abraham | Border | EskDale | Garrison | Sugarville | Sutherland

Ghost Town

Black Rock | Topaz| [[Sunflower,Utah


  1. Petty, Wilma Marie Siggard; Pioneers of Millard County, Utah Willard Richards Johnson, born 31 Dec., 1853, and Sarah Crosland Johnson, born 24 Oct., 1855 FHL 929.273 J63pw
  2. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  3. "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 6 September 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 14 September 2011).
  5. "Millard County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium,, accessed 1 February 2012.