Piute County, Utah Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 04:24, 6 April 2012 by ElizabethSnow (talk | contribs) (FHL Topic links)

Jump to: navigation, search

United States  go to Utah go to Piute County

Dates for major county records[1]
1898-present 1872-present no known records 1870, 1880... 1868-present 1869-present
For earlier dates, try...

Remember these collections
Piute County, Utah
Map of Utah highlighting Piute County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the U.S. highlighting Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
Founded January 16, 1865
County Seat Junction
Address Junction, UT
Named for: [1]
Adopt-a-wiki page
Utah GA Logo.jpg This page adopted by:
Utah Genealogical Association
who welcome you to contribute.
Adopt a page today


Bible Records


Business Records and Commerce


Piute county cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site 

Mountain View Cemetery, Marysvale BillionGraves


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

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

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Circleville
  • Junction
  • Kingston
  • Marysvale

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

Court Records


Ethnic and Other Groups



A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.


The County was named for the Paiute tribe of Native Americans.

A History of Piute County online at Marriott Library Digital Archives.

History Timeline

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

  • 1864. Circleville was originally settled. Robert Leroy Parker, alias Butch Cassidy, spent childhood here.
  • 1865. Piute County was created with Junction as the county seat and was named for the Paiute tribe of Native Americans.
  • 1890's -1910. Kimberly (now a ghost town) was originally settled as a mining town and is located high in Mill Canyon.  In the 1930's Kimberly had a minor rebirth.
  • 1905. Dixie Forest Reserve establish.
  • 1915-1930. Alunite (now a ghost town) located some 5 miles south of Marysvale, near the mouth of Cottonwood Canyon was a small but important mining town during World War I.

Land and Property




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 Piute County are included in this digital project, the Marysvale Free Lance, the Piute Chieftain, and the Piute County News. Read more... about using Utah newspapers for your family history research


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).

Probate Records

Public Records

Resource Repositories

= Libraries


Piute County Courthouse
550 N Main
Junction, UT 84740
Phone: 435-577-2840
FAX: 435-577-2433

County seat: Junction

Family History Centers


Vital Records


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. 

  • Baldwin, Russel Jesse, Christianson, Ida Sorenson, and Christianson, Male Stillborn

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities

Circleville Junction Marysvale
Greenwich Kingston Pittsburg


  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. "Piute County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Piute/, accessed 1 February 2012.