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Revision as of 17:47, 1 November 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png Utah Gotoarrow.png Beaver County

Beaver County, Utah
Map
Map of Utah highlighting Beaver County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the U.S. highlighting Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 10, 1856
County Seat Beaver
Courthouse
Utahbeavercourthouse.jpg
Address County Administration Building
Post Office Box 392
105 East Center
Beaver UT 84713
Website: www.beaver.utah.gov
Named for: the plentiful beaver
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Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Beaver County, Utah

Parent Counties

10 January 1856: Beaver County was created from Iron and Millard Counties.

Neighboring Counties

Garfield | Iron | Millard | Piute | Sevier | Lincoln County, Nevada

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

County Recorder's Office

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.

History

Interesting facts

Philo Farnsworth (father of television) and Butch Cassidy (famous outlaw) were both born in Beaver, Utah.

Timeline History

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

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Mining Industry

The mining industry in Beaver county created several boom towns, most of which are now ghost towns.

Cemeteries

Census

The 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Beaver 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
  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some census records in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Church Records

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some church records in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

General

Episcopal

Lutheran

Mormon (LDS) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Beaver County Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the Family History Library Catalog or by referring to:

Jaussi, Laureen Richardson, Laureen Richardson Jaussi, and Laureen Richardson Jaussi. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. Provo, Utah (31 East 2050 North, Provo 84604): Genealogy Tree, 1982. WorldCat 8443469 FHL 979.2258 A3 FHL 6031507. These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.

Presbyterian

Court Records

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some court records in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Directories

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some directories in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

Gazetteers

Histories

Click here for a brief timeline history for Beaver County, Utah.

  • Bradley, Martha Sonntag. A History of Beaver County available at Marriott Library Digital Collections. Searchable.
  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some Histories in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Land and Property

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some Land and property records in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Beaver County, Utah for emigrant settlers included:

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some migration or emigration to Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Military

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some military records in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some Naturalization records in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Newspapers

  • 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." Two newspapers from Beaver County are included in this digital project, the Southern Utonian and Beaver City Press, 1881–1929. Read more... about using Utah newspapers for your family history research.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Probate Records

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some Probate records in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Public Records

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some Public records in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Repositories

Archives, Libraries, and Museums

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some records about archives in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Courthouses

Beaver County, Utah Website

County Administration Building
Post Office Box 392
105 East Center
Beaver UT 84713

Beaver County doesn't have a main switchboard, and each department has its own mailing address. To get individual phone numbers, fax numbers, and mailing addresses, go to that department's page or check the Officials page. [4]

Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

  • 1904 deaths This county GenWeb site contains about 45 entries which are user submitted. (May not be complete). Click on an entry to see details transcribed from state death certificates. Free.
  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some Vital records and Divorce records in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Divorce records (books or films) at the FamilyHistory Library

See also Statewide collections online.

The following are some statewide/regional resources. I propose they are all put on the above (not yet created page) which we can refer to from every county. What do you think? AdkinsWH 17:59, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Western States Marriage Index

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

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, birth date, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.

Utah State Burial Index for death before 1904

Voting Registers

References

  1. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  2. "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).
  4. Beaver County Website www.beaver.utah.gov


Please comment

  • What do we do with the Websites section now on the Beaver County page?
  • Moved Neighboring Counties under Quick Facts, rather than Places/Localities
  • Moved Places/Localities below Resources
  • Emigration, Immigration put under Migration
  • Vital records area -- request for comments
  • Church records area: we want a separate brainstorming meeting for this in October. Please sign with 4 tildes if interested. AdkinsWH 18:13, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Lots!!

  1. Places/Localities is a misleading name. It's Muncipalities/Communities template now. Moved to just below References and just above Utah topic template.
  2. Consolidate Emigration, Emmigration into Migration
  3. Neighboring Counties is absorbed already in M/C template.
  4. Church records should be rural for county page, and if local place is known, on that local page.
  5. Websites are being done away, changing to deeplinking to specific records and placing in appropriate sections. "Websites" are providing not being useful because researchers aren't going through the process to find specific records, they go straight at every chance.
  6. Vital records, There is a specific period of time the county kept records (1896-1905)
  7. Annihilate the "Books or Films...." Please be specific.

Dsammy 18:53, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

The Navbox is already on this page. It is the same box as the Albany County, New York one but adapted to Utah counties.

James L. Tanner 00:20, 13 October 2011 (UTC)