Piute County, Utah Genealogy
Guide to Piute County, Utah genealogy. Birth records, marriage and death records, cemeteries, census, church records, probate records, and obituaries—resources to find parents and family history since 1865, when the county was formed.
|Piute County, Utah|
Location in the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
|Founded||January 16, 1865|
|Named for: |
- 1 Helpful Facts
- 2 Resources
- 2.1 Bible Records
- 2.2 Biography
- 2.3 Business Records and Commerce
- 2.4 Cemeteries
- 2.5 Census
- 2.6 Churches and Religious Groups
- 2.7 Court Records
- 2.8 Directories
- 2.9 Ethnic and Other Groups
- 2.10 Funeral Homes
- 2.11 Gazetteers
- 2.12 Genealogy
- 2.13 History
- 2.14 Land and Property
- 2.15 Maps
- 2.16 Migration
- 2.17 Military
- 2.18 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 2.19 Newspapers
- 2.20 Obituaries
- 2.21 Periodicals
- 2.22 Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.
- 2.23 Probate Records
- 2.24 Public Records
- 2.25 Taxation
- 2.26 Vital Records
- 2.27 Voting Registers
- 2.28 Websites
- 3 Repositories
- 4 Towns and Communities
- 5 References
Piute County Courthouse
550 North Main Street
P O Box 90
Junction, UT 84740
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1898, marriage records from 1887, divorce, probate and court records from 1872.
|Dates for major county records|
|1898-present||1872-present||no known records||1870, 1880...||1868-present||1869-present|
|For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries and Parent counties|
Piute County, Utah Genealogy was created January 16, 1865 from Beaver
|Before the county was created—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent counties.|
See UT: Index of Counties... from Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, for a timeline of boundary changes for Piute County, Utah Genealogy.
Neighboring CountiesPiute County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Beaver | Garfield | Sevier | [[Wayne County, Utah|Wayne
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.
Business Records and Commerce
- Business Records and Commerce(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Piute County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
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.
(names) or Images
in the County
|Early Church Info File||USGenWeb Tombstone Project|
|Utah Cemeteries and Burial Database (Select the county)||WorldCat||UTGenWeb Cemeteries|
|Utah Gravestones||Utah Periodicals||Epodunk|
|UTGenWeb Cemeteries||Utah Hometown Locator Cemeteries|
|Billion Graves||Utah Cemeteries Search (Select the county)|
|Veterans to 1966|
- "Marysvale Cemetery Records 1887-1978" and "Record of Junction Town Cemeteries 1881-2001" in included in the FS digital collection [[*Probate record books 1862-1896|Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001]].
- Cemeteries(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Piute County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Piute county cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site
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.
- See Utah Census for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.
- See statewide printed indexes, including 1856.
|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 libraries.|
Churches and Religious Groups
- Church Records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Piute County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)
Click a church unit name in the chart below for its history, boundaries, and availability of records, which are often in microfilm format
|Piute County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches|
Stake(s): Garfield Stake, Utah · South Sevier Stake, Utah
Ethnic and Other Groups
The County was named for the Paiute tribe of Native Americans.
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Piute County.
Land and Property
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:
UTGenWeb has started a free page on Piute County Obituaries.
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).
Birth Before 1865
search parent counties
Birth 1865 - 1897
Birth 1898 - present
Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at Family Search . 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. More information at Utah Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Utah State Burial Index for death before 1904
USGenWeb Archives, Piute County, Utah you will find the following three " Date of Deaths" or more like an obiturary for all three.
When you find items you'd like to access, see Get a Copy
County seat: Junction
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.
See also Utah Public Library Directory, which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.
Towns and Communities