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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah|Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''''Rich County'''; [[Image:Garden City, Bear Lake.jpg|frame|right|300x200px|<center>Bear Lake, Utah</center>]]
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Rich County, UT''' <br>  
  
Guide to Rich County, Utah genealogy. [[Rich County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Rich County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Rich County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Rich County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Rich County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Rich County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Rich County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Rich County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1864, when the [[Rich County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]].
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Guide to Rich County, Utah genealogy. [[Rich County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Rich County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Rich County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Rich County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Rich County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Rich County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Rich County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Rich County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1864, when the [[Rich County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]].<br> [[Image:{{UTRichBearLake}}]]
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Rich County | county_map = Ut-rich.png | state = Utah | state_map = Utah.png | founded year = 1854 | founded date = January 13 | seat wl = Randolph | building image = utahrichcourthouse.jpg | building address = Coalville, UT | web = | named for = {{wpd|...}} | named for image = | adoption_sign = Adoption Utah Genealogical Association }}
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<br><br> '''Quick start:'''
  
=== Helpful Facts  ===
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*[[Rich County, Utah#Census|Census]]
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*[[Rich County, Utah#Birth|Birth]]
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*[[Rich County, Utah#Marriage|Marriage]]
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*[[Rich County, Utah#Death|Death]]
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*[[Rich County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]]
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Rich County
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| county_map = Ut-rich.png
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| state = Utah
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| state_map = Utah.png
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| founded year = 1854
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| founded date = January 13
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| seat wl = Randolph
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| building image = utahrichcourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Coalville, UT | web =
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| named for = {{wpd|...}} | named for image =
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Utah Genealogical Association }}
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=== County Facts  ===
  
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
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==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
  
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===== Boundary Changes  =====
 
===== Boundary Changes  =====
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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.
  
 
*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#RICH Boundary changes timeline] for {{PAGENAME}} from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''.
 
*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#RICH Boundary changes timeline] for {{PAGENAME}} from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''.
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=== 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, Rich|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Rich County, Utah#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Rich - Biography|subject|disp=Biography}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Rich County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
 
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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See [[United States Business Records]]<br>
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See also [[Utah Business Records]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Rich - Biography|subject|disp=Biography}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Rich County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].  
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{{UTCoCemeteries}}
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*Published transcripts of cemetery records are listed in the FamilySearch Library catalog at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Rich,|place|disp=town}} (space, then select the town) or the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Rich|place|disp=county}} level (select '''Cemeteries''').
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| bgcolor="#B0E0E6" colspan="3" | <center>State and national resources for '''{{PAGENAME}}''' cemeteries</center>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#B0FFFF" | <center>'''Online Transcripts <br>(names) or Images''' </center>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#ffffbb" | <center>'''Published Grave<br> Transcripts''' </center>
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| bgcolor="#FFEBCD" | <center>'''Lists of Cemeteries<br>in the County'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=47&GScnty=2790&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2078505 Early Church Info File]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/utah/rich.htm USGenWeb 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="#FFFFca" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Rich+County%2C+Utah%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ut/rich/rich.htm UTGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://utahgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=17 Utah Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [[Utah Periodicals]]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22846&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=5&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ut/rich/rich.htm UTGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://utah.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,49033.cfm Utah Hometown Locator Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Utah&county=Rich&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]  
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchcemetery Utah Cemeteries Search] (Select the county)
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Rich Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://genealogytrails.com/utah/rich/cems.html Genealogy Trails]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1542862 Veterans to 1966]
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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://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/rich/rich.htm USGenWeb Archives, Rich County, Utah] you will find birth and deaths recorded&nbsp; (partial list)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/rich/rich.htm USGenWeb Archives, Rich County, Utah] you will find birth and deaths recorded&nbsp; (partial list)  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/rich/cemeteries/woodruff.txt Woodruff City Cemetery], from the 1800's - late 1900's  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/rich/cemeteries/woodruff.txt Woodruff City Cemetery], from the 1800's - late 1900's  
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{{Utah Census}}  
 
{{Utah Census}}  
  
*See [[Utah Census|Utah Census]] for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.  
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*See [[Utah Census|Utah Census]] for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.  
 
*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 [[Rich County, Utah#Libraries|libraries]].}} <br>
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==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
  
==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
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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, Rich - Church Records|subject|disp=Church Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Rich 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, Rich, |place|disp=town level}} (space, then select a town) or {{FHL|United States, Utah, Rich|place|disp=county level}} (select '''Church''' topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
  
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)  =====
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)  =====
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'''List of [[Rich County, Utah LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Rich County stakes and wards]]''' to about 1948  
 
'''List of [[Rich County, Utah LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Rich County stakes and wards]]''' to about 1948  
  
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==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Rich - Court Records|subject|disp=Court Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Rich County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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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.
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For specialized court records, see [[Rich County, Utah#Divorce|Divorce]] {{·}} [[Rich County, Utah#Guardianship|Guardianship]] {{·}} [[Rich County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]] {{·}} [[Rich County, Utah#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization]] {{·}} [[Rich County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
 
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See [[Utah Directories]]
*{{FHL|Utah, Rich - Directories|subject|disp=Directories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Rich County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Ethnic and Other Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic and Other Groups  ====
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{{CommunityTree}}  
 
{{CommunityTree}}  
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Rich - Genealogy|subject|disp=Genealogy}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Rich County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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==== Guardianship  ====
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Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the [[Rich County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate]] and the Federal District courts. See [[Utah Court Records]].  
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
 
*Parson, Robert E. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=browse&smd=1&awdid=17 ''A history of Rich County, Utah''] Centennial County History Series  
 
*Parson, Robert E. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=browse&smd=1&awdid=17 ''A history of Rich County, Utah''] Centennial County History Series  
*{{FHL|Utah, Rich - History|subject|disp=Histories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Rich County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
===== History Timeline  =====
 
===== History Timeline  =====
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*1811 - The belief was that the county was first visited by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_ethnic_groups European] descendent explorers  
 
*1811 - The belief was that the county was first visited by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_ethnic_groups European] descendent explorers  
*1811 - Joseph Miller discovered the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_River_(Utah) Bear River].  
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*1811 - Joseph Miller, a trapperl discovered the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_River_(Utah) Bear River].  
 
*1827 - First annual rendevous of trappers on the south shore of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Lake_(Utah-Idaho) Bear Lake].&nbsp; Tradition continues today.  
 
*1827 - First annual rendevous of trappers on the south shore of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Lake_(Utah-Idaho) Bear Lake].&nbsp; Tradition continues today.  
 
*1863 - First permanent settlement in Round Valley.  
 
*1863 - First permanent settlement in Round Valley.  
*'''1864.''' January 16: County created.  
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*1864 - January 16: County created.  
 
*1864 - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laketown,_Utah Laketown] settled (now a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_town ghost town]).  
 
*1864 - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laketown,_Utah Laketown] settled (now a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_town ghost town]).  
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*1868 - Rich County created.
 
*1870 - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randolph,_Utah Randolph ]settled.  
 
*1870 - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randolph,_Utah Randolph ]settled.  
*1868 - County created.&nbsp;
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*1877 - Garden City settled. LDS branch organized.
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*1879 - Branch in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_City,_Utah Garden City] reorganized as a ward.
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*1969-1971 - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_M._Kennedy David M. Kennedy] served as Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. Born 1905 in Randolf.
  
*&nbsp;&nbsp;'''1811.&nbsp; '''Joseph Miller, a trapper, dicovered the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_River_(Utah) Bear River].&nbsp;
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==== Land and Property  ====
*&nbsp; '''1827.&nbsp; '''First annual Rendevouz occured on the South Shore of Bear Lake.&nbsp;celebrated each year.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp;'''1863.&nbsp; '''First permanant settlement in County at Round Valley.
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp;'''1864.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Town of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laketown,_Utah Laketown] settked.
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp;'''1868.&nbsp;'''&nbsp; Rich County created.
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp;'''1870.&nbsp;'''&nbsp; Town of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randolph,_Utah Randolph] settled.&nbsp; County seat of Rich County.&nbsp;
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp;'''1872.&nbsp;&nbsp; '''Last county size alteration occured.
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp;'''1877.&nbsp;&nbsp; '''Garden City settled.&nbsp; LDS branch organized.
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp;'''1879.&nbsp;'''&nbsp; Branch in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_City,_Utah Garden City] reorganized as a ward.
 
*'''&nbsp; 1969-1971'''. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_M._Kennedy David M. Kennedy] served as Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.&nbsp; Born 1905 in Randolf.
 
  
==== Land and Property ====
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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, Rich - Land and Property|subject|disp=Land and Property}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Rich 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.
*{{FHL|Utah, Rich - Guardianship|subject|disp=Guardianship}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Rich County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Rich - Maps|subject|disp=Maps}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Rich County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
 
*[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Rich+County&hl=en&sll=39.499761,-111.547028&sspn=6.602676,9.876709&hnear=Rich,+Utah&t=m&z=9 Google highway map of Rich County] 2012
 
*[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Rich+County&hl=en&sll=39.499761,-111.547028&sspn=6.602676,9.876709&hnear=Rich,+Utah&t=m&z=9 Google highway map of Rich County] 2012
  
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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.)
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2001084 Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001], a FamilySearch digital collection, contains certificates of naturalization, 1878-1896 and 1896-1933; declaration of intentions 1874-1896 and a1904-1906; petition and record 1907-1942.<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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**''The Round-Up'', ''Rich Co. News'' and ''Rich Co. Reaper'', covering 1896-1898, 1907-1923, 1928-1945 respectively are included.  
 
**''The Round-Up'', ''Rich Co. News'' and ''Rich Co. Reaper'', covering 1896-1898, 1907-1923, 1928-1945 respectively are included.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Rich&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Rich&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}  
**[[Rich County, Utah {{UTNewspaperCountybyTowns}}
 
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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{{UTObituariesBlurb}}  
 
{{UTObituariesBlurb}}  
  
*[[Rich County, Utah#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]<br>*Local [[Rich County, Utah#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Rich County, Utah#Societies|Societies]], [[Rich County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]], or in family records. <br>*Obituaries of [[Rich 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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*[[Rich County, Utah#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]<br>
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*Local [[Rich County, Utah#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Rich County, Utah#Societies|Societies]], [[Rich County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]], or in family records. <br>
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*Obituaries of [[Rich County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties|neighboring counties]]<br>
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*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>
  
 
==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Rich - Probate Records|subject|disp=Probate Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Rich 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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1916182/waypoints Utah, Probate Records, 1851-1961] FamilySearch Historical Records. Updated frequently. Check back if this county is not listed.
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Rich - Taxation|subject|disp=Taxation}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Rich County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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], [https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/MarriageDivorce.pdf Marriage or Divorce Certificate], [https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/Death.pdf Death Certificate] Applications to mail.
*{{FHL|Utah, Rich - Vital Records|subject|disp=Vital Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Rich County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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:*'''1887-1934''' - '''[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].''' Includes Rich County 1887-1934.<ref>"Rich County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," ''Linkpendium,'' http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Rich/, accessed 1 February 2012.</ref>
 
:*'''1887-1934''' - '''[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].''' Includes Rich County 1887-1934.<ref>"Rich County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," ''Linkpendium,'' http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Rich/, 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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*{{FHL|450059|subject_id|disp=Divorce records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Rich County, Utah#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, Libraries, etc.]]
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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==== Websites  ====
 
==== Websites  ====
  
=== Repositories ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/rich-county/ Rich 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]
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'''Links to indexes or images of records:'''
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*FamilySearch.org. Collections are growing at record rates. If the county is not listed, check later.
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**[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1916182/waypoints Utah State Archives records, 1848–2001]
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**Also see [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=27 Utah] to search items that include {{PAGENAME}}.
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'''Links to {{PAGENAME}} collections:'''
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*FamilySearch Library Catalog
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**{{FHL|United States, Utah, Rich|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} (Select topics)
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**{{FHL|United States, Utah, Rich,|place|disp=Towns in {{PAGENAME}}}} (Space, then select town)
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'''Sites that gather links to the Internet'''
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*Linkpendium
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*CyndisList
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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]] (including [[Utah Archives and Libraries#University_Libraries_and_Special_Collections|universities]]), and the [[United States Archives and Libraries|nation]].  
  
Check websites and catalogs of archives and libraries for items for this county. Examples: {{PAGENAME}} items in {{FHL|Utah, Rich|place|disp=FamilySearch Library}} (Utah) or [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=rich+county+utah Allen County Public Library] (Indiana).
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[http://www.richcountyut.org/ Rich County Courthouse]<br>20 S Main St , P.O. Box 218<br>Randolph, UT 84064<br>Phone: (435) 793-2415<br>Fax:(435) 793-2410<br>  
 
[http://www.richcountyut.org/ Rich County Courthouse]<br>20 S Main St , P.O. Box 218<br>Randolph, UT 84064<br>Phone: (435) 793-2415<br>Fax:(435) 793-2410<br>  
  
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*[[Laketown Utah Family History Center]] 115 S 100 E,Laketown UT 84038United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview/place/115+S+100+E+St,+Laketown,+UT+84038/@41.8211821,-111.3198322,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x875408e89f489a85:0xcb3112df59f8a9bd Location Map]
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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.  
 
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.  
  
*[http://www.gcutl.org/ '''Carden City Lobrary''']; 69 N Paradise Parkway, Bldg. A, Garden City, Utah 84028. Phone: 435-946-2950 .  
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*[http://www.richcountyut.org/seniors.html/ '''Rich County Community Library''']; Rich County Senior Citizens Center; 21 North Main Street, Randolph, UT 84064. Phone: 435-793-2122.  
 
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Guide to Rich 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 1864, when the county was formed.
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Founded January 13, 1854
County Seat Randolph
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County Facts

County Courthouse

Rich County Courthouse
20 North Main Street
P O Box 218
Randolph, Ut 84064-0218

Formerly Richland County, the name was changed to Rich on 29 Jan 1868
County Clerk has marriage records from 1888, divorce, probate and court records from 1872.
County recorder has land records.[1]

Dates for major county records[2]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1888-present 1898-present 1870, 1880... 1872-present 1872-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties

Parent Counties

Rich County, Utah Genealogy was created January 16, 1864 from: Cache

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.

  • Boundary changes timeline for Rich County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

Neighboring Counties

Rich County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Cache | Morgan | Summit | Weber | Idaho county: Bear Lake|Franklin| Wyoming county: Lincoln |Uinta
Rich CountySummit CountyMorgan CountyWeber CountyCache CountyBox Elder CountyDavis CountyIdahoWyomingUtahRich44.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 Rich 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.

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

See United States Business Records
See also Utah Business Records

Cemeteries

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.

  • Published transcripts of cemetery records are listed in the FamilySearch Library catalog at the town (space, then select the town) or the county level (select Cemeteries).
State and national resources for Rich County, Utah Genealogy cemeteries
Online Transcripts
(names) or Images
Published Grave
Transcripts
Lists of Cemeteries
in the County
FindAGrave FamilySearch Library (bullet above) FindAGrave
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)
Linkpendium Genealogy Trails
Veterans to 1966
See Utah Cemeteries for details about each site.

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

Stake(s): Bear Lake Stake, Idaho · Woodruff Stake, Wyoming

Places: Garden City · Laketown · Randolph · Woodruff ·

List of Rich County stakes and wards to about 1948

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  · [[Rich County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]

Directories

See Utah Directories

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

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.

History

History Timeline

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

  • 1811 - The belief was that the county was first visited by European descendent explorers
  • 1811 - Joseph Miller, a trapperl discovered the Bear River.
  • 1827 - First annual rendevous of trappers on the south shore of Bear Lake.  Tradition continues today.
  • 1863 - First permanent settlement in Round Valley.
  • 1864 - January 16: County created.
  • 1864 - Laketown settled (now a ghost town).
  • 1868 - Rich County created.
  • 1870 - Randolph settled.
  • 1877 - Garden City settled. LDS branch organized.
  • 1879 - Branch in Garden City reorganized as a ward.
  • 1969-1971 - David M. Kennedy served as Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. Born 1905 in Randolf.

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

Migration

Military

USGenWeb Archives, Rich County, Utah. you will find transcribed information of the following:

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.)

  • Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001, a FamilySearch digital collection, contains certificates of naturalization, 1878-1896 and 1896-1933; declaration of intentions 1874-1896 and a1904-1906; petition and record 1907-1942.

Newspapers

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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.

Public Records

Taxation

Vital 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 Rich 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 1864
Rich County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 16 January 1864.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
Birth 1864 - 1897
No birth records were created for Rich 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.
  • Bear River Health Department, Garden City, 115 South Bear Lake Blvd., 84028, Phone (435) 881-3383. Randolph, 275 North Main Street, 84064, Phone (435)793-2445.
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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.

Death

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 Rich County, Utah Genealogy mortality schedule.

Voting Registers

Websites

Links to indexes or images of records:

Links to Rich County, Utah Genealogy collections:

Sites that gather links to the Internet

  • Linkpendium
  • CyndisList

Archives, Libraries, etc.

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

Check websites and catalogs of archives and libraries for items for this county. Examples: Rich County, Utah Genealogy items in FamilySearch Library (Utah) or Allen County Public Library (Indiana). When you find items you'd like to access, see Get a Copy

See Courthouse · FamilySearch Centers · Libraries · Museums · Other Repositories · Societies sections.

Courthouse

Rich County Courthouse
20 S Main St , P.O. Box 218
Randolph, UT 84064
Phone: (435) 793-2415
Fax:(435) 793-2410

County seat: Randolph

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.

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.

  • Carden City Library; 69 N Paradise Parkway, Bldg. A, Garden City, Utah 84028. Phone: 435-946-2950 .
    • Collections:
  • Rich County Community Library; Rich County Senior Citizens Center; 21 North Main Street, Randolph, UT 84064. Phone: 435-793-2122.
    • Collections:

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rich County, Utah Page 687 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 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.
  3. "Rich County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Rich/, accessed 1 February 2012.