Sevier County, Utah Genealogy

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Dates for major county records[1]
1898-present 1887-present 1898-present 1870, 1880... 1885-present 1865-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties
Sevier County, Utah
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Location in the state of Utah
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Location of Utah in the U.S.
Founded January 16, 1865
County Seat Richfield
Address 250 North Main Street
Richfield, Utah 84701
Named for: [1]
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Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

Sevier County Courthouse
250 North Main P O Box 517
Richfield, Ut 84701
Phone: 435-893-0401

County Clerk has birth and death records 1898-1905, marriage records, naturalization records 1850-1898.
State court has divorce, probate and court records, military discharge records from 1942.[2]

Parent Counties

Sevier County, Utah Genealogy was created January 16, 1865 from: Sanpete

Neighboring Counties

Sevier County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Beaver | Emery | Millard | Piute | Sanpete | Wayne
Sevier CountyMillard CountySanpete County, UtahEmery CountyWayne CountyPiute CountyBeaver CountyMillardSevier4.JPG


Bible Records


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

Business Records and Commerce


Sevier County cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site 

Richfield has one cemetery located at about 850 North Main.


  • 1880 Census(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Sevier County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

The 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Sevier 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 - The area between Richfield and Gooseberry Valley was not enumerated.
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Churches and Religious Groups

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



Church units without place names:


Court Records

Template:RAOGKcourthouse 250 N Main St
Richfield, Utah 84701
Fax: (435-896-8888)


Divorce Records

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Magleby-Buchanan Mortuary[3]
50 South 100 West
Richfield, UT 84701
Phone: 435-896-5484
Toll Free Phone: 866-MAGLEBY
Fax: 435-896-8526

150 North State St.
Salina, UT 84654

Spring Turner Funeral Home[4]
260 North 400 West
Richfield, UT 84701
Phone: 435-896-6333
Fax: 435-896-1727

150 East Main St.
Salina, UT 84654
Phone: 435-529-3821
Fax: 435-529-7604



A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.



History Timeline

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

Land and Property


Google highway map of Sevier County 2012



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:

Officials and Employees


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 Repositiories


County seat: Richfield

Family History Centers




Vital Records

Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Sevier 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 1865
Sevier County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 16 January 1865.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
No birth records were created for Sevier 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, Sevier County, 70 Westview Drive, Richfield, UT 84701. Phone (435) 896-5451.

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at .  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

On USGenWeb Archives Sevier County, Utah you will find 44 bios of Sevier County residents.

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities


  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), Sevier 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. "Sevier County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium,, accessed 1 February 2012.
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