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== Record Description ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
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Index to selected militia records including muster and payrolls, rosters and rank rolls from Series 2210 Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1869 from the Utah State Archives.The militia was also known as the Nauvoo Legion. The collection consists of correspondence,orders,court-marital records,muster rolls,pay rolls,rank rolls, reports and returns, from local military districts and administrative matters of the legions officers. The records may reference local Indian wars including Walker and Black Hawk Wars, the Utah War, the Civil War service of the Lot Smith Company during the Civil War protecting the mail and telegraph stations along the Overland Trail. See the "Related Websites" below for links to the Utah Archives and FamilySearch Catalog descriptions of the collection. 
  
The collection consists of papers from the Utah State Archives containing various militia records from the Utah Territory. It includes records of the territorial militia, called the Nauvoo Legion, with reference to the Walker and Black Hawk Wars, the Overland Trail, and Johnston's army. Also of interest are records of the only Civil War company from Utah. Papers include muster rolls, military correspondence, payroll sheets, service reports, and journals.
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The collection is arranged by document number.  A name and subject card index to document no. 1592 is available online at the Utah State Archives. [http://archives.utah.gov/digital/2210.htm Territorial Militia Records Indexes] 
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*'''Military Districts: 1852'''
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*Great Salt Lake: Great Salt Lake County
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*Green River County:
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*Lehi: Northern Utah County, south to the northern  limits of Provo
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*Provo: Provo on the north and south, eastern and western Utah County
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*Peteet-neet: Utah County south of Provo
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*Juab: Juab County
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*Sanpete: Sanpete County
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*Pauvan: Millard County
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*Iron: Iron,Beaver,and Washington Counties
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*Tooele: Tooele County
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*Davis: Davis County
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*Weber: Weber and Summit Counties
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*Box Elder: Box Elder, Malad, and Cache Counties 
  
It has been customary to keep service records for soldiers since the founding on the earliest militias were organized.&nbsp;
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The records cover the years 1849 to 1877.&nbsp;
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The records were created as proof of service and to track the service of each soldier.
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
 
 
 
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== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
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The information varies with each type of record. Any of the following may be included:
 
  
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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'''The information varies with each type of record.''' Any of the following may be included:
 
*Name  
 
*Name  
 
*Birth date  
 
*Birth date  
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*Date war sketch was made  
 
*Date war sketch was made  
 
*Author of sketch  
 
*Author of sketch  
*Injuries, illnesses, disabilities,&nbsp;and any nature of disability  
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*Injuries, illnesses, disabilities and any nature of disability  
 
*Salary paid
 
*Salary paid
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
 
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=== Coverage Table ===
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Document Number Range,Date Range,Description which takes you to the images.
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To see the records indexed and  militia districts see the coverage table [[Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877, Coverage Table]]
 
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If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, look for variations in the spelling of the name. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
 
 
 
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
 
*Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records.
 
*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.
 
*Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records.
 
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records.
 
  
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.  Witnesses were usually family members
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*[[Utah Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900
  
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"Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 18 January 2017. Citing series 2210, Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City.
  
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series 2210, Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City


What is in This Collection?

Index to selected militia records including muster and payrolls, rosters and rank rolls from Series 2210 Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1869 from the Utah State Archives.The militia was also known as the Nauvoo Legion. The collection consists of correspondence,orders,court-marital records,muster rolls,pay rolls,rank rolls, reports and returns, from local military districts and administrative matters of the legions officers. The records may reference local Indian wars including Walker and Black Hawk Wars, the Utah War, the Civil War service of the Lot Smith Company during the Civil War protecting the mail and telegraph stations along the Overland Trail. See the "Related Websites" below for links to the Utah Archives and FamilySearch Catalog descriptions of the collection.

The collection is arranged by document number. A name and subject card index to document no. 1592 is available online at the Utah State Archives. Territorial Militia Records Indexes

  • Military Districts: 1852
  • Great Salt Lake: Great Salt Lake County
  • Green River County:
  • Lehi: Northern Utah County, south to the northern limits of Provo
  • Provo: Provo on the north and south, eastern and western Utah County
  • Peteet-neet: Utah County south of Provo
  • Juab: Juab County
  • Sanpete: Sanpete County
  • Pauvan: Millard County
  • Iron: Iron,Beaver,and Washington Counties
  • Tooele: Tooele County
  • Davis: Davis County
  • Weber: Weber and Summit Counties
  • Box Elder: Box Elder, Malad, and Cache Counties

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. Images in this collection are available for viewing if you are a registered FamilySearch user. You can register for a free FamilySearch account here.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The information varies with each type of record. Any of the following may be included:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Mustering in date and place
  • Discharge date and place
  • Details of service such as: companies served in, battles fought in, or injuries sustained
  • Captures and confinements in prison
  • Unit, Rank, and offices held
  • Pensions, bounties, and payments received
  • Death date and place
  • Burial date and place
  • Names of close relatives and/or friends
  • Photographs
  • Date war sketch was made
  • Author of sketch
  • Injuries, illnesses, disabilities and any nature of disability
  • Salary paid

Collection Content

Coverage Table

To see the records indexed and militia districts see the coverage table Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877, Coverage Table For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The name of a parent or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Document Number Range, Date Range, Description to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found the Person I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 18 January 2017. Citing series 2210, Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City.

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