Tooele County, Utah Genealogy

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Tooele County, Utah
Map of Utah highlighting Tooele County
Location in the state of Utah
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Location of Utah in the U.S.
Founded March 3, 1852
County Seat Tooele
Named for: [1]

County Courthouse


Parent County

1852--Tooele County was created 3 March 1852 as an original county.
County seat: Tooele [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Box Elder | Davis | Juab | Salt Lake | Utah | Weber | Nevada counties: Elko | White Pine



LDS Cemetery Records
US Vol. 21 page 188 - Mercur Cemetery


The 1850 [1851], 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Tooele 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.

  • 1850 (1851)
  • 1856
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Benmore
  • Burmeister
  • Clover
  • Deep Creek
  • Erda
  • Grantsville
  • Grantsville 1
  • Grantsville 2
  • Iosepa
  • Lake Point
  • Lake View
  • Mercur
  • Ophir
  • St. John
  • Stockton
  • Tod Park
  • Tooele
  • Tooele 1
  • Tooele 2
  • Tooele 3
  • Tooele 4
  • Tooele 5
  • Tooele 6
  • Tooele 7
  • Tooele 8
  • Tooele 9
  • Tooele 10
  • Tooele N.
  • Tooele S.
  • Vernon
  • Wendover



A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.


Local Histories




  • 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 Tooele County are included in this digital project, the Tooele County Chronicle and Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. Read more... about using Utah newspapers for your family history research.



Vital Records

4,630 marriages from 24 May 1855 to 4 Nov 1955 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Record Search Pilot .  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.

Tooele Genweb site has further information on Births, Marriages, Deaths record sources.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).