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*{{FHL|Utah, Sanpete - Jewish history|subject|disp= Jewish history}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Sanpete County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Ephraim N.
*Ephraim S.
*Ephraim W.
*Fairview N.  
*Fairview S.
*Fountain Green
*Manti Center
*Manti N.
*Manti S.
*Moroni E.
*Moroni W.
*Mt. Pleasant
*Mt. Pleasant N.
*Mt. Pleasant S.
*Spring City
Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for&nbsp;Sanpete 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 https://www.familysearch.org/. 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.<br>
'''Places:''' [[Centerfield, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Centerfield]] {{·}}
[[Axtell, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Axtell]] {{·}}
[[Chester, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Chester]] {{·}}
[[Christianburg, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Christianburg]] {{·}}
[[Clarion, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Clarion]]{{·}}
[[Dover, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Dover]]{{·}}
[[Ephraim, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Ephraim]] {{·}}
[[Fairview, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Fairview]] {{·}}
[[Fayette, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Fayette]] {{·}}
[[Fountain Green, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Fountain Green]] {{·}}
[[Freedom, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Freedom]] {{·}}
[[Gunnison, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Gunnison]]{{·}}
[[Hill Top, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Hill Top]] {{·}}
[[Indianola, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Indianola]]{{·}}
[[Jerusalem, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Jerusalem]] {{·}}
[[Manti, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Manti]] {{·}}
[[Mayfield, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Mayfield]]{{·}}
[[Milburn, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Milburn]] {{·}}
[[Moroni, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Moroni]] {{·}}
[[Mount Pleasant, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Mount Pleasant]] {{·}}
[[Oak Creek, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Oak Creek]] {{·}}
[[Spearmint, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Spearmint]] {{·}}
[[Spring City, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Spring City]]{{·}}
[[Sterling, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Sterling]] {{·}}
[[Wales, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Wales]]{{·}}
[[West Ephraim, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|West Ephraim]]{{·}}
'''Church units without place names:'''
==== Court Records  ====
==== Court Records  ====

Revision as of 16:49, 26 November 2012

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Dates for major county records[1]
1898-present 1888-present 1898-present 1851, 1860... 1855-present 1852-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties

Need-to-know Facts

County Courthouse

Sanpete County Courthouse
116 North Main Street
Mainti, Ut 84642

County Clerk has birth records 1897-1905, death records, 1898-1905, marriage records from 1888, divorce, probate and court records from 1878 and land records from 1870.[2]

Parent Counties

Sanpete County, Utah Genealogy was created 3 March 1852 from: part of the Utah Territory.

Neighboring Counties

Sanpete County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Carbon | Emery | Juab | Millard | Sevier | Utah

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Bible Records


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

Business Records and Commerce


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

The Utah State History Cemetery and Burials Database has records from these Sanpete county cemeteries: Centerfield, Chester, Dover, Fairview (upper and lower indexed together), Fayette, Fountain Green, Freedom, Gunnison, Indianola, Manti, Mt. Pleasant, Spring City Pioneer Cemetery, Sterling, Wales, Yorgason Family Cemetery. (current as of May 2009)

USGenWeb Archives Sanpete County, Utah lists the names and headstone photos images of invidividuals interred in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

List of Sanpete County Cemeteries

  • Indianola Cemetery
  • Manti Cemetery
  • Mayfield Cemetery
  • Moroni City Cemetery
  • Mount Pleasant City Cemetery
  • Spencer Cemetery
  • Spring City Cemetery
  • Spring City Pioneer Cemetery
  • Sterling Cemetery
  • Wales Cemetery


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

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

USGenWeb Archives Sanpete County, Utah provides the 1850 Federal Census of Sanpete County

Church Records

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


Places: Centerfield  · Axtell  · Chester  · Christianburg  · Clarion · Dover · Ephraim  · Fairview  · Fayette  · Fountain Green  · Freedom  · Gunnison · Hill Top  · Indianola · Jerusalem  · Manti  · Mayfield · Milburn  · Moroni  · Mount Pleasant  · Oak Creek  · Spearmint  · Spring City · Sterling  · Wales · West Ephraim ·

Church units without place names:


Court Records


Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Rasmussen Mortuary[3]
96 North 100 West
Mount Pleasant, UT 84647
Phone: 435-462-2427
Toll Free Phone: 800-206-5653
Fax: 435-462-2179

Magleby-Buchanan Mortuary[4]
195 West 100 North
Manti, UT 84642
Phone: 435-835-2311
Toll Free Phone: 866-MAGLEBY
Fax: 435-896-8526



A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.


Sanpete County was created on 3 March 1852.[5] The origin of the Sanpete County name came from a mispronunciation of a local Indian tribe, the San Pitch.[6]Nestled at the base of the mountains, the communities of San Pete county were set up primarily as agricultural communities.The early pioneers set up farms with the use of canals and wells. A vanguard group of 224 men, women, and children settlers were first sent to the area from the Salt Lake Valley in 1849. [7]Although the first Scandinavian settlers, consisting of mostly Danish immigrants, may have reached the Sanpete Valley as early as 1852, the main influx didn’t begin until 1853 and 1854. Upon arriving, the first group of Scandinavians joined other settlers in present-day Ephraim. [8]The area population peaked from about 1900 to 1910, and then declined until the 1970s.
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Sanpete County, Utah

USGenWeb Archives Sanpete County, Utah provides a history of Ephraim's settlement from 1854.

History Timeline

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

Sanpete County, Utah.

Local Histories

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:


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

Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Sanpete 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 1852
Sanpete County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 3 March 1852.

      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties

No birth records were created for Sanpete 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.
  • Central Utah Public Health Department, North Sanpete County Office, 20 South 100 West, Suite 30, Mt. Pleasant, UT 84642. Phone (435) 462-2449. South Sanpete County Office, 40 West 200 North, Manti, UT 84631 Phone (435) 835-2231.

The Sanpete County marriage records index is available online from 1850.This list is alphabetical by surname of the groom. Each entry shows groom's and bride’s full names, certificate number, and complete date of marriage. [1]


Sanpete County Death Register 1898-1904. The scanned images are online and searchable at the Utah State Division of Archives & Records Services.

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 Sanpete County, Utah Genealogy mortality schedule.

Voting Registers

Resource Repositories


Sanpete County
Template:RAOGKcourthouse County Clerk:
160 N. Main, PO Box 219
Manti, Utah 84642
Phone: 435-835-2131

County seat: Manti

Family History Centers



The Mt. Pleasant Pioneer Historical Association is a non-profit organization. We have our own  blog:  http://mtpleasantpioneer.blogspot.com/ .   We feature a Pioneer of the Month,  Pictures from the Past, Pioneer Recipes, as well a current events with an historical theme. Current names and histories that can be found there are: Wheelock, Christensen, Madsen, Anderson, Tidwell, Burns, Hyde, Peel, Farnworth, Coates and many others. We also have a Tombstone  Page where actual photographs of the headstones can be seen.

This Mt. Pleasant Pioneer Historical Association are the owners of the Mt. Pleasant Relic Home and Blacksmith Shop located at 150 South State in Mt. Pleasant. During the Summer months we hope to be open every day from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. We feature artifacts, Photos, Histories, Genealogical Information of the Pioneer Era. We are also encouraging and accepting all biographies and histories of anyone who has ever lived in Mt. Pleasant.


Towns and communities

Ghost Towns

Clarion | Dover

Sources and Footnotes

  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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sanpete County, Utah Page 687 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  4. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Sanpete County
  7. Albert C.T. Antrei and Allen D. Roberts, A History of Sanpete County (Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, Sanpete County Commission, 1999), 25.A History of Sanpete County
  8. Scandinavian Heritage Festival
  9. "Sanpete County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Sanpete/, accessed 1 February 2012.
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