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Guide to '''Utah County, Utah ancestry, family history, and genealogy'''. [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Birth|Birth records]], [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Death|death records]], [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Census|census]], [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1852, when the [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Parent_Counties|county was formed.]][[Image:ProvoPeak.jpg|thumb|right|250px|<center>Provo Peak, Utah County, Utah</center>]]  
  
The Utah County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, [[Utah County, Utah#Birth|birth]], [[Utah County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]], [[Utah County, Utah#Death|death]], and more since 1852, when the county was [[Utah County, Utah#Parent_Counties|formed]]. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as [[Utah County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Utah County, Utah#Census|censuses]], [[Utah County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church]], [[Utah County, Utah#Court|court]], [[Utah County, Utah#Land_and_Property|land]], [[Utah County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate]], and [[Utah County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]. <br>
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<br><br>{{Click|Image:UT_ORP.png|Utah Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>  
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<br><br> '''Quick start:'''
  
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*[[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Census|Census]]  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ccff66" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref>'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Utah County, Utah#Death|Death]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Utah County, Utah#Census|Census]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Utah County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | 1887-present
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Utah County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]] &#124; [[Utah County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Utah County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Utah County, Utah#Parent_Counties|Parent counties]]'''
 
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| seat wl = Provo
 
| seat wl = Provo
 
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| building address = Utah County Health & Justice Building<br/>100 East Center, Suite 2200<br/>Provo, UT 84606
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| building address = Utah County Health; Justice Building; 100 East Center, Suite 2200, Provo, UT 8460
 
| web = www.co.utah.ut.us/
 
| web = www.co.utah.ut.us/
 
| named for = {{wpd|Ute Tribe}} Native Americans
 
| named for = {{wpd|Ute Tribe}} Native Americans
 
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=== Helpful Facts  ===
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=== County Facts  ===
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1887, divorce and probate records from 1859, and court records from 1885.<br>County recorder has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Utah County, Utah Page 688 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has marriage records from 1887, divorce and probate records from 1859, and court records from 1885.<br>County recorder has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Utah County, Utah Page 688 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ccff66" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref>'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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==== Records Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
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{{PAGENAME}} was created March 3, 1852 [[Utah Territorial Records|Utah Territory]].  
 
{{PAGENAME}} was created March 3, 1852 [[Utah Territorial Records|Utah Territory]].  
  
See also [[Green River County, Utah|Green River County]]  
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See also [[Green River County, Utah Genealogy|Green River County]]  
  
 
{{Tip|{{UTCoTipParentCo}} }}<br><br>  
 
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===== Boundary Changes  =====
 
===== Boundary Changes  =====
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For animated maps illustrating Utah County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/utah/ "Rotating Formation Utah County Boundary Maps"] (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#UTAH Boundary changes timeline] for {{PAGENAME}} from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''.
 
*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#UTAH Boundary changes timeline] for {{PAGENAME}} from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''.
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Carbon County, Utah|Carbon]] | [[Duchesne County, Utah|Duchesne]] | [[Juab County, Utah|Juab]] | [[Salt Lake County, Utah|Salt Lake]] | [[Sanpete County, Utah|Sanpete]] | [[Tooele County, Utah|Tooele]] | [[Wasatch County, Utah|Wasatch]] {{Utah County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}  
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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Carbon County, Utah Genealogy|Carbon]] | [[Duchesne County, Utah Genealogy|Duchesne]] | [[Juab County, Utah Genealogy|Juab]] | [[Salt Lake County, Utah Genealogy|Salt Lake]] | [[Sanpete County, Utah Genealogy|Sanpete]] | [[Tooele County, Utah Genealogy|Tooele]] | [[Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy|Wasatch]] {{Utah County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
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The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to {{PAGENAME}} entries with names, images, or information.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Utah, Utah|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
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==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Biography|subject|disp=Biography}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
 
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
*Items about {{FHL|Utah, Utah - Business Records and Commerce|subject|disp=Business Records and Commerce}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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See [[United States Business Records]]<br> See also [[Utah Business Records]]  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Cemeteries|subject|disp=Cemeteries}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*Please refer to the [[Utah County, Utah#Populated_Places|Towns and Communities]] for the information about the cemeteries in these places.
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*See&nbsp; [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah Burials Search] at Utah State History
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3169 Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index&nbsp; ]Ancestry.com ($) Prepared by the Utah Valley Regional Family History Center for Utah County.<br>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
*See [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/utah/utah.htm USGenWeb Utah County Archives] for the following cemeteries - American Fork Cemetery, Lindon Cemetery, Mill Fork Cemetery, Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Santaquin City Cemetery, Woodmen of the World Burials. <br>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=47&GScnty=2798&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |  [http://utahgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=25 UTGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Utah+County%2C+Utah%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/utah/utahco.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [[Utah Periodicals]]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://utahdcc.force.com/burials Utah Cemeteries and Burials]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Utah&county=Utah&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/utah-ut-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/utah/utah.htm USGW Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://genealogytrails.com/utah/utah/cems.html Genealogy Trails]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/ut/utah.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://utah.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,49049.cfm Hometown Locator]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ututah/info/cemetery.html USGW Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22854&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=5&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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*'''To 1966''' - {{RecordSearch|1542862|Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
*[http://www.alpinecity.org/cemetery Alpine City Cemetery] in Alpine UT. &nbsp;City data and cemetery booklet. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77132&CScnty=2798& Find-a-grave]
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*Published transcripts of cemetery records are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Utah,|place|disp=town level}} (space, then select the town) or the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Utah|place|disp=county level}} (select '''Cemeteries''').
*[http://afcity.org/Departments/Cemetery/tabid/160/Default.aspx American Fork City Cemetery] in American Fork UT. &nbsp;Names in Stone. [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77137&CScnty=2798& Find-a-grave]
 
*Benjamin City Cemetery in Benjamin, UT. &nbsp;No city site. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77167&CScnty=2798& Find-a-grave]
 
*Camp Floyd Cemetery in Fairfield, UT. Military cemetery. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77167&CScnty=2798& Find-a-grave]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=109341 Cedar Fort City Cemetery] in Cedar Fort, UT. No city site.&nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=109341&CScnty=2798& Find-a-grave]
 
*Cedar Hills City Cemetery in Cedar Hills, UT. &nbsp;No city cemetery. See Pleasant Grove.
 
*Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Cemetery, Lehi, UT. Historic cemetery. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2417904&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Find-a-grave]
 
*Eagle Mountain City Cemetery in Eagle Mountain, UT. &nbsp;No city Cemetery. &nbsp;See Lehi.
 
*East Lawn Cemetery in Provo, UT. &nbsp;Private cemetery. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77204&CScnty=2798& Find-a-grave]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77446&CScnty=2798&CSsr=41& Evergreen - Springville City Cemetery] in Springville, UT. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77221&CScnty=2798& Find-a-grave]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77222&CScnty=2798& Fairfield City Cemetery] in Fairfield, UT. &nbsp;No city site. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77222&CScnty=2798& Find-a-grave]
 
*Genola City Cemetery in Genola, UT. &nbsp;No city site. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2259528&CScnty=2798& Find-a-grave]
 
*Goshen City Cemetery in Goshen, UT. &nbsp;No city site. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77243&CScnty=2798& Find-a-grave]
 
*Goshen Pioneer Cemetery in Goshen, UT. Historic cemetery. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2360954&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Find-a-grave]
 
*[http://www.highlandcity.org/index.aspx?NID=134 Highland City Cemetery] in Highland, UT. &nbsp;City data. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=170051&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Find-a-grave]
 
*[http://www.lehi-ut.gov/cityservices/cemetery Lehi City Cemetery] in Lehi UT. City data, plot map and Names in Stone. [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77307&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Find-a-grave]
 
*[http://www.lindoncity.org/cemetery.htm Lindon City Cemetery] in Lindon, UT. City data and Names in Stone. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=109343&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Find-a-grave]
 
*Mill Fork Cemetery in Mill Fork, Utah. Historic cemetery. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77334&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Find-a-grave]
 
*Old Pioneer Cemetey in Cedar Fort, UT. &nbsp;Historic cemetery. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2254046&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Find-a-grave]
 
*[http://www.orem.org/city-services-pub-works-dev-services-etc/cemetery-mainmenu-214 Orem City Cemetery] in Orem, UT. City data, map, search. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77373&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Find-a-grave]
 
*[http://www.paysonutah.org/cemetery.main.html Payson City Cemetery] in Payson UT. City data. on [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77381&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Find a grave]
 
*Pioneer Heritage Cemetery in Spanish Fork, UT. [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2342143&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Find-a-grave]
 
*Pioneer Memorial Cemetery in American Fork, UT. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77391&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Find-a-grave]
 
*[http://www.plgrove.org/pleasant-grove-information/cemetery-information Pleasant Grove City Cemetery] in Pleasant Grove, UT. &nbsp;Names in Stone. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77395&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Find-a-grave]
 
*[http://provo.org/cemetery.main.html Provo City Cemetery] in Provo, UT. &nbsp;Map, original and current burials. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77401&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Find-a-grave]
 
*[http://www.pondtown.org/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=62&MMN_position=73:73 Salem City Cemetery] in Salem, UT. &nbsp;Maps, directory, burials. [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77421&CScnty=2798&CSsr=41& &nbsp;Find-a-grave]
 
*[http://www.santaquin.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=79%3Acemetery&catid=48&Itemid=62 Santaquin City Cemetery] in Santaquin UT. Map and burial locations. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77427&CScnty=2798&CSsr=41& Find-a-grave]<br>
 
*Saratoga Springs City Cemetery in Saratoga Springs, UT. &nbsp;No city cemetery. See Lehi.
 
*[http://parks.springville.org/historic-cemetery Springville City Historic Cemetery] in Springville, UT. &nbsp;City Data.[http://parks.springville.org/burial-search.html Burial search]. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77446&CScnty=2798&CSsr=41& Find-a-grave]
 
*[http://www.spanishfork.org/dept/parkrec/cemetery/ Spanish Fork Cemetery] in Spanish Fork UT. Searchable database. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77440&CScnty=2798&CSsr=41& Find-a-grave]
 
*Spring Lake Cemetery near Hwy 6. &nbsp;Historic cemetery. [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=109347&CScnty=2798&CSsr=41& &nbsp;Find-a-grave]
 
*Timpanogos Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Orem, UT. &nbsp;Private cemetery. &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77467&CScnty=2798&CSsr=41& Find-a-grave]
 
*Tucker Cemetery in Tucker, UT. &nbsp;Historic cemetery. [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=109348&CScnty=2798&CSsr=41& Find-a-grave]
 
  
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*See [https://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemeteries Utah Burials Search] at Utah State History
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3169 Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index ]Ancestry.com ($) Prepared by the Utah Valley Regional Family History Center for Utah County.<br>
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*See [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/utah/utah.htm USGenWeb Utah County Archives] for the following cemeteries - American Fork Cemetery, Lindon Cemetery, Mill Fork Cemetery, Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Santaquin City Cemetery, Woodmen of the World Burials. <br>
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*The 1850 [1851], 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Utah County are available online, at [https://www.familysearch.org/ Family Search Historical Records].&nbsp;
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*See [[Utah Census|Utah Census]] for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: ''1852,'' 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.  
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*See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|statewide printed indexes]], including 1856.
  
*For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Utah Census|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.
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#"Utah Census Returns" Historical Department of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. <ref>{{FHL|12915|title-id|disp="FamilySearch Catalog Film 505913"}} (Salt Lake City, Utah : GSU, 1981).</ref> <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13966251 ''1856 Utah census returns''] (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1856).</ref>  
 
 
*See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
 
 
 
*1856
 
 
 
#"Utah Census Returns" Historical Department of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. <ref>{{FHL|12915|title-id|disp="FHLC Film 505913"}} (Salt Lake City, Utah : GSU, 1981).</ref> <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13966251 ''1856 Utah census returns''] (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1856).</ref>  
 
 
#Index (Index Publishing) <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10123360/editions ''1856 Utah census index : an every-name index''] (Salt Lake City, UT : Index Pub., 1983), [FHL book 979.2 X22d 1856].</ref>  
 
#Index (Index Publishing) <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10123360/editions ''1856 Utah census index : an every-name index''] (Salt Lake City, UT : Index Pub., 1983), [FHL book 979.2 X22d 1856].</ref>  
#Index (AIS) <ref>{{FHL|254292|title-id|disp="FHLC Book 979.2 X22u 1856"}} (Bountiful, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1983 ).</ref>  
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#Index (AIS) <ref>{{FHL|254292|title-id|disp="FamilySearch Catalog Book 979.2 X22u 1856"}} (Bountiful, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1983 ).</ref>  
 
#[https://www.familysearch.org Family Search]
 
#[https://www.familysearch.org Family Search]
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/utah/census/1850/ GenWeb] site containes an Index of the Utah 1850&nbsp;Census. On the Index page you have five different censes pages to view.
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/utah/census/1850/ GenWeb] site containes an Index of the Utah 1850 Census. On the Index page you have five different censes pages to view.
  
===== Census Designation Places  =====
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'''Census Designation places''' [[Benjamin, Utah|Benjamin]] | [[Elberta, Utah|Elberta]] | [[Lake Shore, Utah|Lake Shore]] | [[Palmyra, Utah|Palmyra]] | [[Spring Lake, Utah|Spring Lake]] | [[West Mountain, Utah|West Mountain]]  
 
 
[[Benjamin, Utah|Benjamin]] | [[Elberta, Utah|Elberta]] | [[Lake Shore, Utah|Lake Shore]] | [[Palmyra, Utah|Palmyra]] | [[Spring Lake, Utah|Spring Lake]] | [[West Mountain, Utah|West Mountain]]  
 
  
 
==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Church Records|subject|disp=Church Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for {{PAGENAME}} at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Utah, |place|disp=town level}} (space, then select a town) or {{FHL|United States, Utah, Utah|place|disp=county level}} (select '''Church''' topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
  
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)  =====
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)  =====
  
{{UTChurchLDSTableBeg}}  
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*'''1877-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|2553860|Utah LDS Mission Calls and Recommendations 1877-1918}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] —
'''Stake(s), 1930:''' [[Alpine Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Alpine Stake, Utah]]{{·}} [[Kolob Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Kolob Stake, Utah]]{{·}} [[Lehi Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Lehi Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Nebo Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Nebo Stake, Utah ]]{{·}} [[Palmyra Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Palmyra Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Sharon Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Sharon Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Timpanogos Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Timpanogos Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Tintic Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Tintic Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Utah Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Utah Stake, Utah]]  
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{{UTChurchLDSTableBeg}} '''Stake(s), 1930:''' [[Alpine Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Alpine Stake, Utah]]{{·}} [[Kolob Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Kolob Stake, Utah]]{{·}} [[Lehi Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Lehi Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Nebo Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Nebo Stake, Utah ]]{{·}} [[Palmyra Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Palmyra Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Sharon Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Sharon Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Timpanogos Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Timpanogos Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Tintic Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Tintic Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Utah Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Utah Stake, Utah]]  
  
 
*[[Utah County, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches#Wards_in_Utah_County.2C_1930|Wards in the County, 1930]]  
 
*[[Utah County, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches#Wards_in_Utah_County.2C_1930|Wards in the County, 1930]]  
 
*[[Utah County, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches#Wards_formed_after_1930|Wards ''formed after'' 1930]] (to about 1948):
 
*[[Utah County, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches#Wards_formed_after_1930|Wards ''formed after'' 1930]] (to about 1948):
  
'''Places:'''  
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'''Places:''' [[Alpine, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Alpine]]{{·}} [[American Fork, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|American Fork]]{{·}} [[Fairfield, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Fairfield]]{{·}} [[Genola, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Genola]]{{·}} [[Goshen, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Goshen]]{{·}} [[Highland, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Highland]]{{·}} [[Lehi, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Lehi]]{{·}} [[Lindon, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Lindon]]{{·}} [[Mapleton, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Mapleton]]{{·}} [[Mill Fork, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Mill Fork]]{{·}} [[Payson, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Payson]]{{·}} [[Pleasant Grove, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Pleasant Grove]]{{·}} [[Provo, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Provo]]{{·}} [[Salem, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Salem]]{{·}} [[Santaquin, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Santaquin]]{{·}} [[Spanish Fork, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Spanish Fork]]{{·}} [[Springville, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Springville]]{{·}} [[Thistle, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Thistle]]{{·}} [[Vineyard, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Vineyard]]  
[[Alpine, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Alpine]]{{·}} [[American Fork, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|American Fork]]{{·}} [[Fairfield, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Fairfield]]{{·}} [[Genola, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Genola]]{{·}} [[Goshen, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Goshen]]{{·}} [[Highland, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Highland]]{{·}} [[Lehi, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Lehi]]{{·}} [[Lindon, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Lindon]]{{·}} [[Mapleton, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Mapleton]]{{·}} [[Mill Fork, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Mill Fork]]{{·}} [[Payson, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Payson]]{{·}} [[Pleasant Grove, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Pleasant Grove]]{{·}} [[Provo, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Provo]]{{·}} [[Salem, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Salem]]{{·}} [[Santaquin, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Santaquin]]{{·}} [[Spanish Fork, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Spanish Fork]]{{·}} [[Springville, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Springville]]{{·}} [[Thistle, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Thistle]]{{·}} [[Vineyard, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Vineyard]]  
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==== Court Records  ====
  
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Many of your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can establish family relationships and places of residence, occupations, and other family history information. See [[Utah Court Records]] for the various courts through the years.
  
==== Court Records  ====
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For specialized court records, see [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Divorce|Divorce]] {{·}} [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Guardianship|Guardianship]] {{·}} [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Land_and_Property|Land]] {{·}} [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization]] {{·}} [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Court Records|subject|disp=Court Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*Utah County Justice Court deals with class B and C misdemeanors, violations of ordinances, small claims, and infractions committed within County jurisdiction. The Justice Court shares jurisdiction with the Juvenile Court over minors 16 or 17 years old, who are charged with certain traffic offenses. See the Juvenile Court below for other types of juvenile cases.<br>
*Utah County Justice Court&nbsp; deals with class B and C misdemeanors, violations of ordinances, small claims, and infractions committed within County jurisdiction. The Justice Court shares jurisdiction with the Juvenile Court over minors 16 or 17 years old, who are charged with certain traffic offenses. See the&nbsp;Juvenile Court below for other types of juvenile cases.<br>
 
  
:[http://www.utahcountyonline.org/Dept/JustCrt/index.asp Utah County Justice Court]<br>151 South University Avenue<br>Suite 3300<br>Provo, Utah 84601 <br>Phone: 801-851-7200<br>&nbsp;Fax: 801-851-7201<br>
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*[http://www.utahcountyonline.org/Dept/JustCrt/index.asp Utah County Justice Court], 51 South University Avenue, Suite 3300, Provo, Utah 84601. Phone: 801-851-7200, Fax: 801-851-7201
  
 
*Juvenile Court handles juvenile cases concerning automobile homicide, alcohol or drug related traffic offenses, reckless driving, fleeing an officer, and driving on a suspended license are excepted. Juvenile Court shares jurisdiction with the Justice Court over minors 16 or 17 years old, who are charged with certain traffic offenses besides those listed above.<br>
 
*Juvenile Court handles juvenile cases concerning automobile homicide, alcohol or drug related traffic offenses, reckless driving, fleeing an officer, and driving on a suspended license are excepted. Juvenile Court shares jurisdiction with the Justice Court over minors 16 or 17 years old, who are charged with certain traffic offenses besides those listed above.<br>
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==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
  
:*'''1867''' - Owens, George. ''Salt Lake City Directory: Including a Business Directory of Provo, Springville, and Ogden, Utah Territory.'' Salt Lake City: G. Owens, 1867. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/saltlakecitydire00geor Internet Archive].
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See [[Utah Directories]]  
  
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:*'''1867''' - Owens, George. ''Salt Lake City Directory: Including a Business Directory of Provo, Springville, and Ogden, Utah Territory.'' Salt Lake City: G. Owens, 1867. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/saltlakecitydire00geor Internet Archive].
 
:*'''1879-1880''' - Culmer, H.L.A. et al. ''Utah Directory and Gazetteer for 1879-80: Containing the Name and Occupation of Every Resident in the Towns and Cities of Salt Lake, Utah, Weber and Davis Counties: and a Very Complete List of the Merchants, Manufacturers, Professional Men and Officials: Together with Full Gazetteer Information.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Printed for H.L.A. Culmer &amp; Co. by J.C. Graham &amp; Co., 1879. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/utahdirectorygaz00culmrich Internet Archive].  
 
:*'''1879-1880''' - Culmer, H.L.A. et al. ''Utah Directory and Gazetteer for 1879-80: Containing the Name and Occupation of Every Resident in the Towns and Cities of Salt Lake, Utah, Weber and Davis Counties: and a Very Complete List of the Merchants, Manufacturers, Professional Men and Officials: Together with Full Gazetteer Information.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Printed for H.L.A. Culmer &amp; Co. by J.C. Graham &amp; Co., 1879. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/utahdirectorygaz00culmrich Internet Archive].  
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4421 Utah Directory, 1890: Salt Lake City, Logan, and Provo] Ancestry.com ($) Data from U''tah Gazetteer and Directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake City, 1884.''<br>
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4421 Utah Directory, 1890: Salt Lake City, Logan, and Provo] Ancestry.com ($) Data from U''tah Gazetteer and Directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake City, 1884.''<br>
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Directories|subject|disp=Directories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
*{{Template:Pros-UT}}
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*'''1847-1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2517340|Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Ethnic and Other Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic and Other Groups  ====
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==== Funeral Homes  ====
 
==== Funeral Homes  ====
  
[http://andersonmortuary.com/ Anderson &amp; Sons Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref> <br>49 East 100 North <br>American Fork, UT 84003<br>Phone: 801-756-3564 <br>Fax: 801-763-0799  
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[http://andersonmortuary.com/ Anderson and Sons Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref> <br>49 East 100 North <br>American Fork, UT 84003<br>Phone: 801-756-3564 <br>Fax: 801-763-0799  
  
 
[http://www.warenski.com/index.php Warenski Funeral Home] <ref>''Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory''. (Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref> <br>1776 North 900 East <br>American Fork, UT 84003 <br>Phone: 801-763-5000 <br>Fax: 801-763-5002  
 
[http://www.warenski.com/index.php Warenski Funeral Home] <ref>''Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory''. (Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref> <br>1776 North 900 East <br>American Fork, UT 84003 <br>Phone: 801-763-5000 <br>Fax: 801-763-5002  
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[http://www.olpinmortuary.com/ Olpin Family Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.</ref> <br>494 South 300 East<br>Pleasant Grove, UT 84062<br>Phone: 801-785-3505<br>Fax: 801-785-9963  
 
[http://www.olpinmortuary.com/ Olpin Family Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.</ref> <br>494 South 300 East<br>Pleasant Grove, UT 84062<br>Phone: 801-785-3505<br>Fax: 801-785-9963  
  
[http://www.holladaybrown.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=10674 Brown Family Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.</ref> <br>66 South 300 East<br>Santaquin, UT 84655<br>Phone:801-754-3692<br>Fax: 801-754-1225  
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[http://www.brownfamilymortuary.com/ Brown Family Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.</ref> <br>66 South 300 East<br>Santaquin, UT 84655<br>Phone:801-754-3692<br>Fax: 801-754-1225  
  
[http://www.wheelermortuary.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=13386 Wheeler Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.</ref> <br>211 East 2nd South<br>Springville, UT 84663<br>Phone: 801-489-6021  
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[http://www.wheelermortuary.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=13386 Wheeler Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.</ref> <br>211 East 2nd South<br>Springville, UT 84663<br>Phone: 801-489-6021
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
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See [[Utah Gazetteers]] <br><br> A gazetteer is a list and description of places, such as villages, towns and cities. Gazetteers may also mention neighborhoods, cemeteries, population size, and geographical features like rivers and mountains. It can be used to locate the places where a family lived. They usually include only the names of places (generally listed alphabetically) that existed at the time the gazetteer was published. Maps and atlases can also help locate places. While several guides to places in Utah are available, the following list was taken from ''The Handybook for Genealogists,10th Edition: ''<br>
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*<span style="font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.38461538em;">Gallagher, John S.</span><span style="font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.38461538em;"> </span>''The Post Offices of Utah''<span style="font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.38461538em;">. Burtonsville, Md.: The Depot, 1977.</span><span style="font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.38461538em;"> </span>[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/92242 FHL Book 979.2 E8g]<span style="font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.38461538em;">. A list of past and current post offices in Utah. It provides the dates of establishment for each post office. If a post office was discontinued, this source gives the date and the new post office designated to receive the mail. Several photographs are included.</span>
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*Gannett, Henry A. ''A Gazetteer of Utah''. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1900.
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*Gruber, Ted. ''Postal History of Utah'', 1849-1976. Crete, NB: J-B Publishing Co., 1978.
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*Leigh, Rufus Wood. ''Five Hundred Utah Place Names''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News Press, 1961. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bcall_number%3A%22979.2+E2L*%22 FHL Book 979.2 E2L]. This book provides the history and origin of the name of each place, including names of places and landmarks that no longer exist. It also includes Native American residences.
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*''Origins of Utah Place Names''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Department of Public Instruction, 1941. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/57295 FHL Book 979.2 E2o; Fiche 6046696]. This source documents when places were settled, former names, altitude and population in 1941. There is information on the creation of each county and boundary changes, including square miles. It also includes a list of extinct counties.
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*Sloan, Robert W. ''Utah Gazetteer and Directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake City for 1884''. Salt Lake City: Herald Printing and Publishing Co., 1884. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/287900?availability=Family%20History%20Library familysearch.org/search/catalog/287900]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />
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*''Utah: A Guide to the State''. New York: Hastings House, 1941. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/180508?availability=Family%20History%20Library familysearch.org/search/catalog/180508]
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*''Utah State Gazetteer and Business Directory''. 12 Volumes. Salt Lake City, Utah: R.L. Polk, 1900–1931. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/801340 FHL Book 979.2 U34p]; On six [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/134049 films beginning with 1697782 item 3].) Exhaustive list of Utah towns and cities.
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*Van Cott, John E., comp. ''Utah Place Names: A Comprehensive Guide to the Origins of Geographic Names''. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1990. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bcall_number%3A%22979.2+E2v*%22 FHL Book 979.2 E2v.] Excellent guide to Utah place names.
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*Ward, Jill Anderson. LDS Place Names Gazetteer. Salt Lake City: Family History Library, 1986. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/501349?availability=Family%20History%20Library familysearch.org/search/catalog/501349]
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*Writers' Program (Utah), ''Utah: A Guide to the State''. New York, New York: Hastings House, 1941.[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/180508 FHL Book 979.2 E6w; Film 1033881 item 3]. This gives a history of many areas and includes an index and maps of some cities. The book is arranged geographically and gives directions and mileage between areas. There is also information on altitude, population size, and roads.
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
 
{{CommunityTree}}  
 
{{CommunityTree}}  
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Genealogy|subject|disp=Genealogy}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
*Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=browse&smd=1&awdid=25 ''A history of Utah County, Utah''] Centennial County History Series
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*Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=browse&smd=1&awdid=25 ''A history of Utah County, Utah''] Centennial County History Series  
*[http://pioneer.utah.gov/research/utah_counties/utah.html A Brief History of Utah County], on the Utah's Pioneer Library web site.&nbsp; The county seat and largest city is Provo.  
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*[http://pioneer.utah.gov/research/utah_counties/utah.html A Brief History of Utah County], on the Utah's Pioneer Library web site. The county seat and largest city is Provo.  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_County,_Utah Wikipedia]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_County,_Utah Wikipedia]  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28183 Memories that live&nbsp;: Utah County centennial history ]Ancestry.com ($)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28183 Memories that live&nbsp;: Utah County centennial history ]Ancestry.com ($)
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - History|subject|disp=History}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
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'''Interesting Facts'''  
 
'''Interesting Facts'''  
  
Lehi is named after Lehi, a prophet in the Book of Mormon.  
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:The County and the State are named after the Ute (or Utah) Indians.Named for the Ute Indians, Spanish word Yuta.
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:Lehi is named after Lehi, a prophet in the Book of Mormon.
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:The City of Orem was named after W.C. Orem, builder of the railroad which ran through the town. Orem was known as Sharon, a Biblical name for a mostly level strip of land running between mountains and the sea; Another former name was Provo Bench.
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:Payson was named after an early settler, James Pace. The community was previously known as Fort Peteetneet after a Ute Indian chief.
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:Springville was once known as Hobble Creek because a member of a Mormon exploring party lost his horse's hobbles in or near the creek.
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:Pleasant Grove, named after a cottonwood grove near the original town site, was once known as Battle Creek since it was the site of the first conflict between Indians and settlers.
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:Elberta was named for its Elberta peach orchards and Salem was named after New Salem, Massachusetts, but was first called Pond Town after the large pond that today is known as Salem Pond.
  
Orem was known as Sharon, a Biblical name for a mostly level strip of land running between mountains and the sea; Another former name was Provo Bench.
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:The first library in Provo was opened in 1854 and there has been an official U.S. Post Office in the city since at least 1894.
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:Provo General Hospital opened in 1903 and gave way to Utah Valley Hospital in 1939.
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:The Utah State (Mental) Hospital dates back to 1880 but was formerly known by less politically correct names.
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:Provo is the home of Brigham Young University. Brigham Young issued a deed of trust to establish Brigham Young Academy on October 16,1875. The fledgling institution went through some rough years and nearly folded on occasion before officially becoming Brigham Young University on October 23, 1903.
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*1900 to the Present Day - The County population grew slowly and steadily through the years of World War I, the Great Depression and World War II. The official census counted 23,768 citizens in 1890 and that number grew to only 49,021 in 1940.
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*Geneva Steel was one of the few major employers outside of agriculture, government and schools. Geneva was built during World War II to provide steel for the war effort.
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*1980s - present the valley became one of the entrepreneurial hot spots of the nation and, in particular, has become a Mecca for high-tech, computer-related companies.
  
 
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==== History Timeline  ====
 
===== Boundary Changes  =====
 
  
 
*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#UTAH Boundary changes timeline] for {{PAGENAME}} from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''.
 
*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#UTAH Boundary changes timeline] for {{PAGENAME}} from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''.
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'''NOTE:''' Unless otherwise mentioned, the below events were gleaned from ''Wikipedia'' for [http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=utah%20county%20utah&source=web&cd=5&sqi=2&ved=0CEYQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FUtah_County%2C_Utah&ei=fKXGTvb1N-aciQL6l4GFCg&usg=AFQjCNGYFe43GoKno17q5JLD8BssfgylJA Utah county].  
 
'''NOTE:''' Unless otherwise mentioned, the below events were gleaned from ''Wikipedia'' for [http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=utah%20county%20utah&source=web&cd=5&sqi=2&ved=0CEYQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FUtah_County%2C_Utah&ei=fKXGTvb1N-aciQL6l4GFCg&usg=AFQjCNGYFe43GoKno17q5JLD8BssfgylJA Utah county].  
  
*'''1849.'''&nbsp; Provo was originally called [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Utah Fort Utah ]when&nbsp;settled, but was renamed Provo in 1850 for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89tienne_Provost Étienne Provost], an early French-Canadian trapper who arrived in the region in 1825.  
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*'''1849.''' Provo was originally called [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Utah Fort Utah ]when settled, but was renamed Provo in 1850 for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89tienne_Provost Étienne Provost], an early French-Canadian trapper who arrived in the region in 1825.  
*'''1850.'''&nbsp; American Fork was settled&nbsp;by Mormon pioneers, and incorporated as Lake City in 1852.  
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*'''1850.''' American Fork was settled by Mormon pioneers, and incorporated as Lake City in 1852.  
*'''1850.'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Mormon pioneers settled the area now known as Lehi, at a place called Dry Creek,&nbsp;near the head of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Lake Utah Lake]. It was renamed Evansville in 1851, after David Evans, a local bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other historical names include Sulphur Springs and Snow’s Springs.  
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*'''1850.''' Mormon pioneers settled the area now known as Lehi, at a place called Dry Creek, near the head of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Lake Utah Lake]. It was renamed Evansville in 1851, after David Evans, a local bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other historical names include Sulphur Springs and Snow’s Springs.  
*'''1850.'''&nbsp; Mapleton was first settled, and for a time was known as Union Bench.  
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*'''1850.''' Mapleton was first settled, and for a time was known as Union Bench.  
*'''1850.'''&nbsp; Payson first settled. Originally named Peteetneet, after a Ute Indian chief who lived near Payson's current location.  
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*'''1850.''' Payson first settled. Originally named Peteetneet, after a Ute Indian chief who lived near Payson's current location.  
*'''1850.'''&nbsp; The original name of Pleasant Grove&nbsp;was [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Creek,_Utah Battle Creek]. It was named for a battle which took place there in 1849 between Mormon settlers and a small band of Ute Indians.  
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*'''1850.''' The original name of Pleasant Grove was [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Creek,_Utah Battle Creek]. It was named for a battle which took place there in 1849 between Mormon settlers and a small band of Ute Indians.  
*'''1850.'''&nbsp; Springville was originally settled.&nbsp;The city was first called Hobble Creek by&nbsp;early pioneers.&nbsp;Later, as the town grew, the name was changed to Springville because of the many freshwater springs in the area.  
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*'''1850.''' Springville was originally settled. The city was first called Hobble Creek by early pioneers. Later, as the town grew, the name was changed to Springville because of the many freshwater springs in the area.  
*'''1851.'''&nbsp; The first ward of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-day_Saints The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ]in American Fork was organized&nbsp;with Leonard E. Harrington as bishop.  
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*'''1851.''' The first ward of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-day_Saints The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ]in American Fork was organized with Leonard E. Harrington as bishop.  
*'''1852.''' March 3- Utah County was created from the Utah Territory. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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*'''1852.''' March 3- Utah County was created from the Utah Territory. <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
*'''1852.'''&nbsp; Lehi grew so rapidly that, Bishop Evans petitioned the Utah Territorial Legislature to incorporate the settlement. Lehi City was incorporated by legislative act on February 5, 1852&nbsp;and approved a request to call the new city Lehi.  
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*'''1852.''' Lehi grew so rapidly that, Bishop Evans petitioned the Utah Territorial Legislature to incorporate the settlement. Lehi City was incorporated by legislative act on February 5, 1852 and approved a request to call the new city Lehi.  
*'''1853.'''&nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_H._Wells Daniel H. Wells], the head of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauvoo_Legion Nauvoo Legion ](Utah Territorial Militia at the time), instructed settlers in American Fork to move into specific forts. At a meeting on July 23,&nbsp;1853 at the schoolhouse in American Fork, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenzo_Snow Lorenzo Snow ]and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parley_P._Pratt Parley P. Pratt ]convinced the settlers to follow Wells' directions and all move together into a central fort.  
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*'''1853.''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_H._Wells Daniel H. Wells], the head of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauvoo_Legion Nauvoo Legion ](Utah Territorial Militia at the time), instructed settlers in American Fork to move into specific forts. At a meeting on July 23, 1853 at the schoolhouse in American Fork, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenzo_Snow Lorenzo Snow ]and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parley_P._Pratt Parley P. Pratt ]convinced the settlers to follow Wells' directions and all move together into a central fort.  
*'''1855.'''&nbsp; The town of Fairfield was established&nbsp;when John Carson, his four brothers, and others settled in the Cedar Valley. The settlement was soon known as Frogtown.  
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*'''1855.''' The town of Fairfield was established when John Carson, his four brothers, and others settled in the Cedar Valley. The settlement was soon known as Frogtown.  
*'''1855 to 1860.&nbsp;''' Between 1855 and 1860, the arrival of pioneers from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland Iceland] made Spanish Fork into the first permanent Icelandic settlement in the United States.  
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*'''1855 to 1860. ''' Between 1855 and 1860, the arrival of pioneers from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland Iceland] made Spanish Fork into the first permanent Icelandic settlement in the United States.  
*'''1860.'''&nbsp; Settlers changed the name of Lake City to American Fork.  
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*'''1860.''' Settlers changed the name of Lake City to American Fork.  
*'''1861.'''&nbsp; Frogtown became Fairfield; named after Amos Fielding, who&nbsp;participated in establishing the community.  
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*'''1861.''' Frogtown became Fairfield; named after Amos Fielding, who participated in establishing the community.  
*'''1861.'''&nbsp; Lindon was&nbsp;settled. It&nbsp;was originally named "String Town" because of the way the houses were strung up and down the street. An old linden tree ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilia Tilia]) growing in town in 1901 inspired the present (misspelled) name.  
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*'''1861.''' Lindon was settled. It was originally named "String Town" because of the way the houses were strung up and down the street. An old linden tree ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilia Tilia]) growing in town in 1901 inspired the present (misspelled) name.  
*'''1870.'''&nbsp; American Fork served as a rail access point for mining activities in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Fork_Canyon American Fork Canyon].
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*'''1870.''' American Fork served as a rail access point for mining activities in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Fork_Canyon American Fork Canyon].
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*'''1870.''' Highland was settled by homesteaders, so named by Scottish Mormon immigrants who felt the area resembled the highlands of Scotland.
  
*'''1870.'''&nbsp; Highland was settled by homesteaders,so named by Scottish Mormon immigrants who felt the area resembled the highlands of Scotland.
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==== Land and Property ====
 
 
Named for the Ute Indians, Spanish word Yuta.
 
 
 
====== Local Histories ======
 
  
The City of Orem was named after W.C. Orem, builder of the railroad which ran through the town. Payson was named after an early settler, James Pace. The community was previously known as Fort Peteetneet after a Ute Indian chief. Of course, the County and the State are named after the Ute (or Utah) Indians.<br>Springville was once known as Hobble Creek because a member of a Mormon exploring party lost his horse's hobbles in or near the creek. Pleasant Grove, named after a cottonwood grove near the original town site, was once known as Battle Creek since it was the site of the first conflict between Indians and settlers. Elberta was named for its Elberta peach orchards and Salem was named after New Salem, Massachusetts, but was first called Pond Town after the large pond that today is known as Salem Pond.<br>The first library in Provo was opened in 1854 and there has been an official U.S. Post Office in the city since at least 1894. Provo General Hospital opened in 1903 and gave way to Utah Valley Hospital in 1939. The Utah State (Mental) Hospital dates back to 1880 but was formerly known by less politically correct names. Electric service first came to the valley in 1890.<br>The Provo area is known worldwide as the home of Brigham Young University. Brigham Young issued a deed of trust to establish Brigham Young Academy on October 16,1875. The fledgling institution went through some rough years and nearly folded on occasion before officially becoming Brigham Young University on October 23, 1903. From humble beginnings with sometimes only a handful of students, it is now a major university with some 30,000 students.<br>1900 to the Present Day<br>The County population grew slowly and steadily through the years of World War I, the Great Depression and World War II. The official census counted 23,768 citizens in 1890 and that number grew to only 49,021 in 1940. Today, the county has 516,564* residents.<br>For many years, Geneva Steel was one of the few major employers outside of agriculture, government and schools. Geneva was built during World War II to provide steel for the war effort. But starting in the 1980s and throughout the 1990s, the valley became one of the entrepreneurial hot spots of the nation and, in particular, has become a Mecca for high-tech, computer-related companies. <br>
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Land records (especially deeds) often give the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or other clues for further research. They often have other clues for further research, such as witnesses or the other parties who may be relatives or in-laws. See [[Utah Land and Property]] for more.  
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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*County Recorder's Office: check 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.
  
 
*Utah County Online has [http://www.utahcountyonline.org/LandRecords/Index.asp Web Access to Utah County Land Records] (1980's forward) . This includes property searches by name, address, etc., map searches, document searches and document images.  
 
*Utah County Online has [http://www.utahcountyonline.org/LandRecords/Index.asp Web Access to Utah County Land Records] (1980's forward) . This includes property searches by name, address, etc., map searches, document searches and document images.  
 
*Most of the land in Utah was originally obtained from the US federal government by a patent. These [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx General Land Office Records] are available and searchable free of charge. The minimum information needed for a search is the state where the land is located and the name of the person receiving the patent. Surveys and Land Status Records can also be searched here.
 
*Most of the land in Utah was originally obtained from the US federal government by a patent. These [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx General Land Office Records] are available and searchable free of charge. The minimum information needed for a search is the state where the land is located and the name of the person receiving the patent. Surveys and Land Status Records can also be searched here.
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Land and Property|subject|disp=Land and Property}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
{{Herd}}
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{{Herd}}  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Maps|subject|disp=Maps}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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<span style="line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(60, 59, 54); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', 'Lucida Sans', 'Bitstream Vera Sans', Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Maps and atlases are used to locate the places where your ancestors lived. They identify political boundaries, names of places, geographical features, cemeteries, churches, and migration routes. A few of the resources listed below were obtained from ''The Handybook for Genealogists, 10th Ed.'' Draper: Everton Publishers, 2002:</span><br>
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*[http://www.utahcountyonline.org/OnlineServices/maps/index.asp County Maps] from Utah County Online, both static (PDF) and interactive
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*Greer, Deon C., et al. ''Atlas of Utah.'' Ogden, Utah Weber State College, 1981. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/96665?availability=Family%20History%20Library familysearch.org/search/catalog/96665]&amp;
  
*[http://www.utahcountyonline.org/OnlineServices/maps/index.asp County Maps] from Utah County Online, both static (PDF) and interactive<br><br>  
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*Miller, David E. ''Utah History Atlas''. 2nd ed. n.p.: Miller, 1968. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/284700?availability=Family%20History%20Library familysearch.org/search/catalog/284700]
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*Moffat, Riley Moore. ''Printed Maps of Utah to 1900: An Annotated Cartobibliography''. Western Association of Map Librarians, 1981. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/192517?availability=Family%20History%20Library familysearch.org/search/catalog/192517]<br><br>  
 
*[http://www.utahcountyonline.org/OnlineServices/images/UtahCountyAreaMap_11x17A.pdf Highway map of Utah County 2009]
 
*[http://www.utahcountyonline.org/OnlineServices/images/UtahCountyAreaMap_11x17A.pdf Highway map of Utah County 2009]
  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''To 1966''' - {{RecordSearch|1542862|Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1320774042819_38">[http://www.dexknows.com/local/government_and_community/military_and_defense/geo/co-utah_county-ut/ Utah Military and Defence]</span> for Utah County from Dex Knows<br>
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===== Civil War =====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Military Records|subject|disp=Military Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932426|Utah, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Military History|subject|disp=Military History}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1320774042819_38">[http://www.dexknows.com/local/government_and_community/military_and_defense/geo/co-utah_county-ut/ Utah Military and Defence]</span> for Utah County from Dex Knows<br>
 
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Naturalization and Citizenship|subject|disp=Naturalization and Citizenship}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].  
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Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See [[Utah Naturalization and Citizenship]] for more information. (*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)
*{{Template:Pros-UT}}
 
 
 
==== Native Races  ====
 
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Native races|subject|disp=Native races}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2001084 Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001], a FamilySearch digital collection, contains certificates of naturalization, 1878-1896 and 1896-1933; declaration of intentions 1874-1896 and a1904-1906; petition and record 1907-1942.<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*'''1850 – 2005''' {{RecordSearch|2302011|Utah, Obituaries from Utah Newspapers, 1850-2005}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index 
  
 
*The [http://www.lib.byu.edu/dlib/ucoi/ Utah Valley Obituary Index] includes most Utah County newspapers, which can be found at the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. They have a microfilm collection and a set of the original book version published in 2001 in their Religion and Family History Department.  
 
*The [http://www.lib.byu.edu/dlib/ucoi/ Utah Valley Obituary Index] includes most Utah County newspapers, which can be found at the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. They have a microfilm collection and a set of the original book version published in 2001 in their Religion and Family History Department.  
*[[Utah County, Utah#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]  
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*Local [[Utah County, Utah#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Utah County, Utah#Societies|Societies]], [[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]], or in family records.  
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*[[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]  
*Obituaries of [[Utah County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties|neighboring counties]]  
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*Newspapers of major cities: [[Utah Newspapers#Deseret_News|Deseret News]] and/or [[Utah Newspapers#The_Salt_Lake_Tribune|The Salt Lake Tribune]] both in Salt Lake City  
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*Local [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Societies|Societies]], [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Libraries|Libraries]], or in family records.  
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*Obituaries of [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Neighboring_Counties|neighboring counties]]  
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*Newspapers of major cities: [[Utah Newspapers#Deseret_News|Deseret News]] and/or [[Utah Newspapers#The_Salt_Lake_Tribune|The Salt Lake Tribune]] both in Salt Lake City
  
 
*On the [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/utah/census/1850/ GenWeb] site you will find Deaths/Obits of Yergensen, Pearl, Nuttall V, and the Information from the Daily Herald Obits from October 2004 - Feb 2004 (selected months).
 
*On the [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/utah/census/1850/ GenWeb] site you will find Deaths/Obits of Yergensen, Pearl, Nuttall V, and the Information from the Daily Herald Obits from October 2004 - Feb 2004 (selected months).
  
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==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== Periodicals  ====
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{{UTCoPoorComments}}  
  
==== &nbsp;Schools  ====
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==== Schools  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Schools|subject|disp= Schools}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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==== Probate Records  ====
  
==== Probate Records ====
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Probate cases include court actions regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. Records may locate relatives, provide death dates, and identify property. See [[Utah Probate Records]] for more information.
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM99Q-7X5%3An175218153%3Fcc%3D1916182 Probate records] (browseable images 1878- 1930) online for {{PAGENAME}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Probate Records|subject|disp=Probate Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*'''1800 – 1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9082 Utah Wills and Probate Records 1800-1985] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1851 – 1961''' {{RecordSearch|1916182|Utah Probate Records 1851-1961}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/probate.htm State and County Probate records].
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
  
==== Resource Repositories ====
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==== Taxation ====
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*[http://www.utahcountyonline.org/Dept/Treas/TaxRates.asp Utah County Tax Rates - 1999 to 2011]
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==== Vital Records:  ====
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/ut-vital-records/ How to order Utah Vital Records] or download an application for Utah [https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/Birth.pdf Birth Certificate],&nbsp;[https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/MarriageDivorce.pdf Marriage or Divorce Certificate],&nbsp;[https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/Death.pdf Death Certificate] Applications to mail.
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===== Birth  =====
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{{UTBirthBlurb}}
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====== '''Birth before 1852'''  ======
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:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed on 3 March 1852.''
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{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Parent_Counties|parent counties]] {{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}
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====== '''Birth 1852 - 1897'''  ======
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:*{{UTBirthInfoDeathOnline}}
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:*[[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Churches and Religious Groups{{UTBirthInfoChurch}}
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:*See also other records that give birth information, such as [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Death|Death records]], [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Census|Census]], [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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:*See also [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Neighboring_Counties{{UTBirthInfoNeighboring}}
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====== '''Birth 1898 - present'''  ======
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{{UTBirthBlurb1898toPresent}}
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{{UTBirthBlurbOpentoPublic}}
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:*'''1898 - 1905''' - Series #84185 at Utah State Archives. Not online, no online index.
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:**FamilySearch Library copy: {{FHL|485244|disp=FSL film 485244}} . There are some names of children in the records, but not all.
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:**Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.
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:*'''1903 - 1914''' - {{RecordSearch|1390750|Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1906 - 1910''' - [http://archives.utah.gov/digital/81443.htm 1906-1910 online images] {{UTBirthArchivesBrowse1906+}}
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:*'''1892 - 1941''' - {{UTBirthFromIGI}}
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{{UTBirthBlurbRestricted}}
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:*[http://www.utahcountyonline.org/Dept2/Health/Vital%20Records/home.asp Utah County Health Department], Health and Justice Building, 151 S. University Ave., Provo, UT 84601, Phone 801 851-7000.
  
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{{RAOGKcourthouse}} <br>[http://www.co.utah.ut.us/ www.co.utah.ut.us/] <br>Utah County, Utah Courthouse<br>100 E. Center Street<br>Provo, Utah 84606 <br>801-851-8000<br>  
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1851-1941''' - Marriages for Utah from 20 Feb 1851 to 25 Aug 1941 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]. Data is incomplete as there are no civil government recorded marriages in Utah County prior to 1887. Some early divorce records were also indexed and included.
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*'''1887–1966''' - Utah County. (Utah). County Clerk. ''Marriage Records of Utah County, 1887–1966'' {{FHL|16228|item|disp=FHL Films 482939 (first of 45 films)}}. These are also indexed in the [[Early Church Information File|Early Church Information File]] for marriages up to 1914.
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*'''1887-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1803977|Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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'''Wiki articles describing a collection is found at:''' [[Utah County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Utah, County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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===== Divorce  =====
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Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See [[Utah Vital Records#Divorce_Records|Utah Vital Records]] for excellent information.
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1904-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1747615|Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images . 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.
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*'''Pre-1904''' - Utah State [https://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemetery-search Burial Data Base] This site includes information on many Utah residents, who died before 1904.
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==== Voting Registers  ====
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==== Websites  ====
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/utah-county/ Utah County, UT History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101783184059839102203 Utah Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/238289959532145/ Utah Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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'''Links to indexes or images of records:'''
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*FamilySearch.org. Collections are growing at record rates. If the county is not listed, check later.
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**[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2001084/waypoints Utah State Archives records, 1848–2001]
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**Also see [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=27 Utah] to search items that include {{PAGENAME}}.
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'''Links to {{PAGENAME}} collections:'''
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*FamilySearch Library Catalog
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**{{FHL|United States, Utah, Utah|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} (Select topics)
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**{{FHL|United States, Utah, Utah,|place|disp=Towns in {{PAGENAME}}}} (Space, then select town)
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'''Sites that gather links to the Internet'''
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*Linkpendium
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*CyndisList
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=== Archives, Libraries, etc.  ===
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Resources for {{PAGENAME}} are available in repositories (such as libraries and archives) at all levels: the town, the county, the [[Utah Archives and Libraries|state]] (including [[Utah Archives and Libraries#University_Libraries_and_Special_Collections|universities]]), and the [[United States Archives and Libraries|nation]].
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Check websites and catalogs of archives and libraries for items for this county. Examples: {{PAGENAME}} items in {{FHL|United States, Utah, Utah|place|disp=FamilySearch Library}} (Utah). {{GetACopy tip}}
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See these headings for {{PAGENAME}} details: [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Courthouse|Courthouse]]{{·}}[[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#FamilySearch_Centers|FamilySearch Centers]]{{·}}[[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Libraries|Libraries]]{{·}}[[Utah County, Utah Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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==== Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.co.utah.ut.us/ www.co.utah.ut.us/]<br>
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Utah County, Utah Courthouse<br>
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100 E. Center Street<br>
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Provo, Utah 84606<br>  
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801-851-8000<br><br>
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Clerk/Auditor: Room 3600<br>Phone 801-851-8109<br>Fax 801-851-8232 and 801-851-7201<br>  
 
Clerk/Auditor: Room 3600<br>Phone 801-851-8109<br>Fax 801-851-8232 and 801-851-7201<br>  
  
'''County seat: '''Provo  
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'''County seat: '''Provo
 
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
  
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==== FamilySearch Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Alpine Utah North Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Alpine Utah North Family History Center]]  
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*[[Utah South Area FHC Family History Training Center]] (Orem)  
 
*[[Utah South Area FHC Family History Training Center]] (Orem)  
 
*[[Utah South Hispanic Family History Center]] (Provo)  
 
*[[Utah South Hispanic Family History Center]] (Provo)  
*[[Springville Utah YSA Family History Center]]  
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*[[Provo YSA 19th Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Spanish Fork UT Landmark Seminary--Release Time]]  
 
*[[Spanish Fork UT Landmark Seminary--Release Time]]  
 
*[[Spanish Fork Utah Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Spanish Fork Utah Family History Center]]  
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*[[Santaquin Utah Family History Center]]
 
*[[Santaquin Utah Family History Center]]
  
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==== Libraries  ====
  
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Local public libraries usually have histories, genealogies, indexes of cemeteries, copies of local newspapers, or other records for the area they serve. Many libraries in Utah have an area dedicated to local collections and manuscripts.  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [Utah County, Utah#Local libraries|Local libraries]] in {{PAGENAME}} with local history and genealogy holdings<br>
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah County, Utah#Libraries in Utah|Libraries in Utah]] with {{PAGENAME}} resources<br>
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah County, Utah#Major genealogical libraries|Major genealogical libraries]], including links to {{PAGENAME}} in their catalogs
 
  
{{Tip|See [[User:AdkinsWH/Sandbox Closer to home access|Gaining Access to Records]] for items you find through the catalogs of various libraries and through this Beaver County, Utah page.}} <br>
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*'''[[BYU Family History Library]]'''
See also: <br>
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**Collections:  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah Archives and Libraries]] for links to websites, descriptions of holdings, and catalogs, where you can search for items pertaining to this county.<br>
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*[http://afcity.org/203/Library '''American Fork Library''']; 64 South 100 East, American Fork, UT 84003-2326. Phone: 801-763-3070.
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [http://library.utah.gov/directory/index.html Utah Public Library Directory], which has links to each library web page, provides addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.<br>
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**Collections
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*[http://eaglemountaincity.org/departments/library '''Eagle Mountain Library''']; 1650 Stage Coach Run, Eagle Mountain, UT 84005. Phone: 801-789-66231.  
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*[http://www.highlandcity.org/index.aspx?NID=110 '''Highland City Library''']; 400 West Civic Center Drive, Highland, UT 84003. Phone: 801-772-4528.
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*[http://www.lehi-ut.gov/ '''Lehi City Public Library''']; 120 North Center Street, Lehi, UT 84043-1850. Phone: 801-768-7150.
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*[http://lib.orem.org/ '''Orem Public Library''']; 58 North State Street, Orem, UT 84057. Ohone: 801-229-7050.
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*[http://www.paysonlibrary.org/ '''Payson City Library''']; 66 South Main Street, Payson, UT 84651. Phone: 801-465-5220.
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*[http://library.plgrove.org/ '''Pleasant Grove Library''']; 30 East Center Street, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062-2234. Phone: 801-785-3950.
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*[http://www.provolibrary.com/ '''Provo City Library at Academy Square''']; 550 North, University Avenue, Provo, UT 84601. Phone: 801-852-6650.  
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*[http://www.salemcitylibrary.org/ '''Salem City Library''']; 59 South Main Street, Salem, UT 84653. Phone: 801-423-2622.
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**Collections
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*[http://www.santaquin.org/index.php/component/content/article/54-leisure-services/library/318-library-main-5 '''Santaquin City Library''']; 20 West 100 South, Santaquin, UT 84655. Phone: 801-754-3030.
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**Collections
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*'''Saratoga Springs Library''', 1307 N. Commerce Drive, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045. Phone: 801-766-6513.  
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**Collections
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*[http://www.spanishfork.org/dept/library/ '''Spanish Fork Public Library''']; 49 South Main Street, Spanish Fork, UT 84660-2030. Phone: 801-798-5010.
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**Collections
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*[http://www.springville.org/library/ '''Springville Public Library''']; 45 South Main Street, Springville, UT 84663. Phone: 801-489-2720.
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**Collections:
  
====== Local libraries ======
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See also [http://pioneer.utah.gov/digital/utah.html Utah Public Library Directory], which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.
Local libraries usually have histories, genealogies, and indexes of cemeteries or other records for the area they serve. Utah County has many with extensive collections, including:
 
*[[BYU Family History Library]]
 
*[[Utah County, Utah#FamilySearch Centers|FamilySearch Centers]]
 
  
*Items about {{FHL|Utah, Utah - Archives and Libraries|subject|disp=Archives and Libraries}}
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==== Societies  ====
*See also [[BYU Family History Library#Alternate Repositories|Alternate Repositories]]
 
  
===== Societies =====
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/ut-society-archive/ Utah Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
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*PAF Users Group (renamed?)
 
 
*Items about {{FHL|Utah, Utah - Societies|subject|disp=Societies}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}
 
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Taxation|subject|disp= Taxation}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
*[http://www.utahcountyonline.org/Dept/Treas/TaxRates.asp Utah County Tax Rates - 1999 to 2011]
 
 
 
==== Vital Records:  ====
 
 
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Utah - Vital Records|subject|disp=Vital Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Utah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
*{{Template:Pros-UT}}
 
 
 
===== Birth  =====
 
 
 
{{UTBirthBlurb}}
 
 
 
====== '''Before 1852'''  ======
 
 
 
:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed on 3 March 1852.''
 
 
 
{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Utah County, Utah#Parent_Counties|parent counties]] {{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}
 
 
 
====== '''1852-1897'''  ======
 
 
 
{{UTBirthBlurbNoBirthRecords}}
 
 
 
:*{{UTBirthInfoDeathOnline}}
 
:*[[Utah County, Utah#Churches and Religious Groups{{UTBirthInfoChurch}}
 
:*See also other records that give birth information, such as [[Utah County, Utah#Death|Death records]], [[Utah County, Utah#Census|Census]], [[Utah County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Utah County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
:*See also [[Utah County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties{{UTBirthInfoNeighboring}}
 
 
 
====== '''1898-present'''  ======
 
 
 
{{UTBirthBlurb1898toPresent}}
 
 
 
{{UTBirthBlurbOpentoPublic}}
 
 
 
:*1898-1905 Series #84185 at Utah State Archives. Not online, no online index.
 
:**FamilySearch Library copy: {{FHL|485244|disp=FSL film 485244}} . There are some names of children in the records, but not all.
 
:**Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.
 
:*[http://archives.utah.gov/digital/81443.htm 1906-1910 online images] {{UTBirthArchivesBrowse1906+}}
 
:*{{UTBirthFromIGI}}
 
 
 
{{UTBirthBlurbRestricted}}
 
 
 
:*[http://www.utahcountyonline.org/Dept2/Health/Vital%20Records/home.asp Utah County Health Department], Health and Justice Building, 151 S. University Ave., Provo, UT 84601, Phone 801 851-7000.
 
 
 
{{UTLine4endofTopic}}
 
 
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
 
 
*'''Marriages for Utah''' from 20 Feb 1851 to 25 Aug 1941 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].&nbsp;Data is incomplete as there are no civil government recorded marriages in Utah County prior to 1887.&nbsp; Some early divorce records were also indexed and included.
 
*'''1887–1966''' — Utah County. (Utah). County Clerk. ''Marriage Records of Utah County, 1887–1966'' {{FHL|16228|item|disp=FHL Films 482939 (first of 45 films)}}. These are also indexed in the [[Early Church Information File|Early Church Information File]] for marriages up to 1914.
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing a collection is found at:''' [[Utah County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Utah, County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
===== Death  =====
 
 
 
'''''Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -'''''A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed&nbsp;as the&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1747615 Historical Records] .&nbsp; Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed.&nbsp; A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as&nbsp;the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.<br>
 
 
 
'''[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah State Burial Index]'''&nbsp; You can search this data base for deaths before 1904.
 
 
 
{{Utahdeathsubs}}
 
 
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
  
 
=== Towns and Communities  ===
 
=== Towns and Communities  ===

Latest revision as of 18:19, 3 October 2017

United States
Utah
Utah County
Guide to Utah County, Utah ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage and death records, cemeteries, census, church records, probate records, and obituaries—resources to find parents and family history since 1852, when the county was formed.
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Utah County, Utah
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Founded March 3, 1853
County Seat Provo
Courthouse
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Address Utah County Health; Justice Building; 100 East Center, Suite 2200, Provo, UT 8460
Website: www.co.utah.ut.us
Named for: Ute Tribe Native Americans
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County Facts

County Courthouse

Utah County Courthouse
100 East Center #3600
Provo, Utah 84606
Phone: 801-370-8108

County Clerk has marriage records from 1887, divorce and probate records from 1859, and court records from 1885.
County recorder has land records.[1]

Dates for major county records[2]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1887-present 1898-present 1850, 1856... 1851-present 1859-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties

Records Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Parent Counties

Utah County, Utah Genealogy was created March 3, 1852 Utah Territory.

See also Green River County



Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Utah County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Utah County Boundary Maps" (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

  • Boundary changes timeline for Utah County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

Neighboring Counties

Utah County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Carbon | Duchesne | Juab | Salt Lake | Sanpete | Tooele | Wasatch
Utah CountyCarbon CountyJuab CountyTooele CountyWasatch CountySalt Lake CountySummit CountyDuchesne CountySanpete CountyUtah4.JPG


Resources

The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to Utah County, Utah Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.

Bible Records

The term "Bible records" refers to the practice of keeping family dates and events in a family Bible. This was a common practice in many European countries and carried over to America. Many of these family Bible records are still in existence and preserved by the descendants of the immigrants. In some cases these family Bibles have found their way into libraries and other repositories.

For an explanation of how to find Bible records and for helpful links see Utah Bible Records. See also United States Bible Records.

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

See United States Business Records
See also Utah Business Records

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
UTGravestones WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Utah Periodicals Utah Cemeteries and Burials
Billion Graves (cemetery) Linkpendium
USGW Archives Genealogy Trails
Interment Hometown Locator
USGW Cemeteries Epodunk
See Utah Cemeteries for more information.

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information. The spouse and children who died young are frequently buried nearby.

More than tombstone inscriptions, cemetery records include sextons (caretakers) records and interment (burial) records, each with slightly different information. See Utah Cemeteries.

  • Published transcripts of cemetery records are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog at the town level (space, then select the town) or the county level (select Cemeteries).

Census

  • See Utah Census for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1852, 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.
  • See statewide printed indexes, including 1856.
  1. "Utah Census Returns" Historical Department of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [3] [4]
  2. Index (Index Publishing) [5]
  3. Index (AIS) [6]
  4. Family Search
  • GenWeb site containes an Index of the Utah 1850 Census. On the Index page you have five different censes pages to view.

Census Designation places Benjamin | Elberta | Lake Shore | Palmyra | Spring Lake | West Mountain

Churches and Religious Groups

  • Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for Utah County, Utah Genealogy at the town level (space, then select a town) or county level (select Church topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)

index

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

Stake(s), 1930: Alpine Stake, Utah · Kolob Stake, Utah · Lehi Stake, Utah  · Nebo Stake, Utah  · Palmyra Stake, Utah  · Sharon Stake, Utah  · Timpanogos Stake, Utah  · Tintic Stake, Utah  · Utah Stake, Utah

Places: Alpine · American Fork · Fairfield · Genola · Goshen · Highland · Lehi · Lindon · Mapleton · Mill Fork · Payson · Pleasant Grove · Provo · Salem · Santaquin · Spanish Fork · Springville · Thistle · Vineyard

Court Records

Many of your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can establish family relationships and places of residence, occupations, and other family history information. See Utah Court Records for the various courts through the years.

For specialized court records, see Divorce  · Guardianship  · Land  · Naturalization  · Probate

  • Utah County Justice Court deals with class B and C misdemeanors, violations of ordinances, small claims, and infractions committed within County jurisdiction. The Justice Court shares jurisdiction with the Juvenile Court over minors 16 or 17 years old, who are charged with certain traffic offenses. See the Juvenile Court below for other types of juvenile cases.
  • Juvenile Court handles juvenile cases concerning automobile homicide, alcohol or drug related traffic offenses, reckless driving, fleeing an officer, and driving on a suspended license are excepted. Juvenile Court shares jurisdiction with the Justice Court over minors 16 or 17 years old, who are charged with certain traffic offenses besides those listed above.
4th District Juvenile Court - Provo Office
2021 South State St Provo, UT 84606
Phone: (801) 354-7200
Fax: (801) 373-6579
  • District Court

Directories

See Utah Directories

  • 1867 - Owens, George. Salt Lake City Directory: Including a Business Directory of Provo, Springville, and Ogden, Utah Territory. Salt Lake City: G. Owens, 1867. Digital version at Internet Archive.
  • 1879-1880 - Culmer, H.L.A. et al. Utah Directory and Gazetteer for 1879-80: Containing the Name and Occupation of Every Resident in the Towns and Cities of Salt Lake, Utah, Weber and Davis Counties: and a Very Complete List of the Merchants, Manufacturers, Professional Men and Officials: Together with Full Gazetteer Information. Salt Lake City, Utah: Printed for H.L.A. Culmer & Co. by J.C. Graham & Co., 1879. Digital version at Internet Archive.
  • Utah Directory, 1890: Salt Lake City, Logan, and Provo Ancestry.com ($) Data from Utah Gazetteer and Directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake City, 1884.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Anderson and Sons Mortuary[7]
49 East 100 North
American Fork, UT 84003
Phone: 801-756-3564
Fax: 801-763-0799

Warenski Funeral Home [8]
1776 North 900 East
American Fork, UT 84003
Phone: 801-763-5000
Fax: 801-763-5002

Wing Mortuary[9]
118 E Main St.
Lehi, UT 84043
Phone: 801-768-9514
Fax: 801-768-3534

Berg Mortuary[10]
185 East Center Street
Provo, Utah 84606
Phone: 801-373-1841
Fax: 801-371-0110

500 North State Street
Orem, Utah 84057
Phone: 801-225-2131
Fax: 801-371-0110

525 East Fourth South
Springville, Utah 84663
Phone: (801) 489-4233
Fax: (801) 371-0110

Sundberg-Olpine Mortuary[11]
495 South Statee St
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-225-1530
Fax: 801-225-9720

Walker Sanderson Funeral Home[12]
646 East 800 North
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: 801-226-3500
Fax: 801-226-3531

85 East 300 South
Provo, UT 84606
Phone: 801-373-6668
Fax: 801-374-2151

587 South 100 West
Payson, UT 84651
Phone: 801-465-3846
Fax: 801-465-2507

187 South Main St
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Phone: 801-798-2169
Fax:801-798-0733

Olpin Family Mortuary[13]
494 South 300 East
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Phone: 801-785-3505
Fax: 801-785-9963

Brown Family Mortuary[14]
66 South 300 East
Santaquin, UT 84655
Phone:801-754-3692
Fax: 801-754-1225

Wheeler Mortuary[15]
211 East 2nd South
Springville, UT 84663
Phone: 801-489-6021

Gazetteers

See Utah Gazetteers

A gazetteer is a list and description of places, such as villages, towns and cities. Gazetteers may also mention neighborhoods, cemeteries, population size, and geographical features like rivers and mountains. It can be used to locate the places where a family lived. They usually include only the names of places (generally listed alphabetically) that existed at the time the gazetteer was published. Maps and atlases can also help locate places. While several guides to places in Utah are available, the following list was taken from The Handybook for Genealogists,10th Edition:

  • Gallagher, John S. The Post Offices of Utah. Burtonsville, Md.: The Depot, 1977. FHL Book 979.2 E8g. A list of past and current post offices in Utah. It provides the dates of establishment for each post office. If a post office was discontinued, this source gives the date and the new post office designated to receive the mail. Several photographs are included.
  • Gannett, Henry A. A Gazetteer of Utah. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1900.
  • Gruber, Ted. Postal History of Utah, 1849-1976. Crete, NB: J-B Publishing Co., 1978.
  • Leigh, Rufus Wood. Five Hundred Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News Press, 1961. FHL Book 979.2 E2L. This book provides the history and origin of the name of each place, including names of places and landmarks that no longer exist. It also includes Native American residences.
  • Origins of Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Department of Public Instruction, 1941. FHL Book 979.2 E2o; Fiche 6046696. This source documents when places were settled, former names, altitude and population in 1941. There is information on the creation of each county and boundary changes, including square miles. It also includes a list of extinct counties.
  • Sloan, Robert W. Utah Gazetteer and Directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake City for 1884. Salt Lake City: Herald Printing and Publishing Co., 1884. familysearch.org/search/catalog/287900
  • Van Cott, John E., comp. Utah Place Names: A Comprehensive Guide to the Origins of Geographic Names. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1990. FHL Book 979.2 E2v. Excellent guide to Utah place names.
  • Ward, Jill Anderson. LDS Place Names Gazetteer. Salt Lake City: Family History Library, 1986. familysearch.org/search/catalog/501349
  • Writers' Program (Utah), Utah: A Guide to the State. New York, New York: Hastings House, 1941.FHL Book 979.2 E6w; Film 1033881 item 3. This gives a history of many areas and includes an index and maps of some cities. The book is arranged geographically and gives directions and mileage between areas. There is also information on altitude, population size, and roads.

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

History

Interesting Facts

The County and the State are named after the Ute (or Utah) Indians.Named for the Ute Indians, Spanish word Yuta.
Lehi is named after Lehi, a prophet in the Book of Mormon.
The City of Orem was named after W.C. Orem, builder of the railroad which ran through the town. Orem was known as Sharon, a Biblical name for a mostly level strip of land running between mountains and the sea; Another former name was Provo Bench.
Payson was named after an early settler, James Pace. The community was previously known as Fort Peteetneet after a Ute Indian chief.
Springville was once known as Hobble Creek because a member of a Mormon exploring party lost his horse's hobbles in or near the creek.
Pleasant Grove, named after a cottonwood grove near the original town site, was once known as Battle Creek since it was the site of the first conflict between Indians and settlers.
Elberta was named for its Elberta peach orchards and Salem was named after New Salem, Massachusetts, but was first called Pond Town after the large pond that today is known as Salem Pond.
The first library in Provo was opened in 1854 and there has been an official U.S. Post Office in the city since at least 1894.
Provo General Hospital opened in 1903 and gave way to Utah Valley Hospital in 1939.
The Utah State (Mental) Hospital dates back to 1880 but was formerly known by less politically correct names.
Provo is the home of Brigham Young University. Brigham Young issued a deed of trust to establish Brigham Young Academy on October 16,1875. The fledgling institution went through some rough years and nearly folded on occasion before officially becoming Brigham Young University on October 23, 1903.
  • 1900 to the Present Day - The County population grew slowly and steadily through the years of World War I, the Great Depression and World War II. The official census counted 23,768 citizens in 1890 and that number grew to only 49,021 in 1940.
  • Geneva Steel was one of the few major employers outside of agriculture, government and schools. Geneva was built during World War II to provide steel for the war effort.
  • 1980s - present the valley became one of the entrepreneurial hot spots of the nation and, in particular, has become a Mecca for high-tech, computer-related companies.

History Timeline

  • Boundary changes timeline for Utah County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

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

  • 1849. Provo was originally called Fort Utah when settled, but was renamed Provo in 1850 for Étienne Provost, an early French-Canadian trapper who arrived in the region in 1825.
  • 1850. American Fork was settled by Mormon pioneers, and incorporated as Lake City in 1852.
  • 1850. Mormon pioneers settled the area now known as Lehi, at a place called Dry Creek, near the head of Utah Lake. It was renamed Evansville in 1851, after David Evans, a local bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other historical names include Sulphur Springs and Snow’s Springs.
  • 1850. Mapleton was first settled, and for a time was known as Union Bench.
  • 1850. Payson first settled. Originally named Peteetneet, after a Ute Indian chief who lived near Payson's current location.
  • 1850. The original name of Pleasant Grove was Battle Creek. It was named for a battle which took place there in 1849 between Mormon settlers and a small band of Ute Indians.
  • 1850. Springville was originally settled. The city was first called Hobble Creek by early pioneers. Later, as the town grew, the name was changed to Springville because of the many freshwater springs in the area.
  • 1851. The first ward of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in American Fork was organized with Leonard E. Harrington as bishop.
  • 1852. March 3- Utah County was created from the Utah Territory. [16]
  • 1852. Lehi grew so rapidly that, Bishop Evans petitioned the Utah Territorial Legislature to incorporate the settlement. Lehi City was incorporated by legislative act on February 5, 1852 and approved a request to call the new city Lehi.
  • 1853. Daniel H. Wells, the head of the Nauvoo Legion (Utah Territorial Militia at the time), instructed settlers in American Fork to move into specific forts. At a meeting on July 23, 1853 at the schoolhouse in American Fork, Lorenzo Snow and Parley P. Pratt convinced the settlers to follow Wells' directions and all move together into a central fort.
  • 1855. The town of Fairfield was established when John Carson, his four brothers, and others settled in the Cedar Valley. The settlement was soon known as Frogtown.
  • 1855 to 1860. Between 1855 and 1860, the arrival of pioneers from Iceland made Spanish Fork into the first permanent Icelandic settlement in the United States.
  • 1860. Settlers changed the name of Lake City to American Fork.
  • 1861. Frogtown became Fairfield; named after Amos Fielding, who participated in establishing the community.
  • 1861. Lindon was settled. It was originally named "String Town" because of the way the houses were strung up and down the street. An old linden tree (Tilia) growing in town in 1901 inspired the present (misspelled) name.
  • 1870. American Fork served as a rail access point for mining activities in American Fork Canyon.
  • 1870. Highland was settled by homesteaders, so named by Scottish Mormon immigrants who felt the area resembled the highlands of Scotland.

Land and Property

Land records (especially deeds) often give the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or other clues for further research. They often have other clues for further research, such as witnesses or the other parties who may be relatives or in-laws. See Utah Land and Property for more.

  • County Recorder's Office: check 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.
  • Utah County Online has Web Access to Utah County Land Records (1980's forward) . This includes property searches by name, address, etc., map searches, document searches and document images.
  • Most of the land in Utah was originally obtained from the US federal government by a patent. These General Land Office Records are available and searchable free of charge. The minimum information needed for a search is the state where the land is located and the name of the person receiving the patent. Surveys and Land Status Records can also be searched here.

Herdsmen branded their cattle to keep track of stray animals. A 1913 directory displays the marks used by various Utah County, Utah Genealogy cattle owners:

  • Peterson, H.F. Brand Directory, Comprising Davis, Weber, Summit, Morgan, Wasatch, Part of Utah and Part of Uintah Counties. Wanship, Utah: H.F. Peterson, 1913. Digital version at Internet Archive.


Maps

Maps and atlases are used to locate the places where your ancestors lived. They identify political boundaries, names of places, geographical features, cemeteries, churches, and migration routes. A few of the resources listed below were obtained from The Handybook for Genealogists, 10th Ed. Draper: Everton Publishers, 2002:

  • County Maps from Utah County Online, both static (PDF) and interactive

Migration

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

Military

Civil War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See Utah Naturalization and Citizenship for more information. (*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)

  • Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001, a FamilySearch digital collection, contains certificates of naturalization, 1878-1896 and 1896-1933; declaration of intentions 1874-1896 and a1904-1906; petition and record 1907-1942.

Newspapers

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

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:

  • The Utah Valley Obituary Index includes most Utah County newspapers, which can be found at the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. They have a microfilm collection and a set of the original book version published in 2001 in their Religion and Family History Department.
  • On the GenWeb site you will find Deaths/Obits of Yergensen, Pearl, Nuttall V, and the Information from the Daily Herald Obits from October 2004 - Feb 2004 (selected months).


Periodicals

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).


Schools

Probate Records

Probate cases include court actions regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. Records may locate relatives, provide death dates, and identify property. See Utah Probate Records for more information.

Online Probate Records

Public Records

Taxation

Vital Records:

See also How to order Utah Vital Records or download an application for Utah Birth CertificateMarriage or Divorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Birth
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Utah 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:
Birth before 1852
Utah 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
Birth 1852 - 1897
No birth records were created for Utah 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:
Birth 1898 - present
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.
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Marriage

Wiki articles describing a collection is found at: Utah, County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Divorce

Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See Utah Vital Records for excellent information.

Death
  • 1904-1964 - Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964 at FamilySearch — index and images . 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.
  • Pre-1904 - Utah State Burial Data Base This site includes information on many Utah residents, who died before 1904.

Death Record Substitutes

  • 1870 - U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 at Ancestry ($). Includes 1870 Utah County, Utah Genealogy mortality schedule.

Voting Registers

Websites

Links to indexes or images of records:

Links to Utah County, Utah Genealogy collections:

Sites that gather links to the Internet

  • Linkpendium
  • CyndisList

Archives, Libraries, etc.

Resources for Utah County, Utah Genealogy are available in repositories (such as libraries and archives) at all levels: the town, the county, the state (including universities), and the nation.

Check websites and catalogs of archives and libraries for items for this county. Examples: Utah County, Utah Genealogy items in FamilySearch Library (Utah). When you find items you'd like to access, see Get a Copy

See these headings for Utah County, Utah Genealogy details: Courthouse · FamilySearch Centers · Libraries · Societies

Courthouse

www.co.utah.ut.us/
Utah County, Utah Courthouse
100 E. Center Street
Provo, Utah 84606
801-851-8000


Clerk/Auditor: Room 3600
Phone 801-851-8109
Fax 801-851-8232 and 801-851-7201

County seat: Provo

FamilySearch Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Libraries

Local public libraries usually have histories, genealogies, indexes of cemeteries, copies of local newspapers, or other records for the area they serve. Many libraries in Utah have an area dedicated to local collections and manuscripts.

See also Utah Public Library Directory, which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.

Societies

See also a List of Utah Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

  • PAF Users Group (renamed?)

Towns and Communities

Communities

Birdseye | Dividend | Cedar Fort | Fairfield | Genola | Goshen | Vineyard | Woodland Hills

Ghost towns

Colton | Forest City | Mill Fork | Mosida | Thistle | Tucker

Cities

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Utah County, Utah Page 688 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 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.
  3. "FamilySearch Catalog Film 505913" (Salt Lake City, Utah : GSU, 1981).
  4. 1856 Utah census returns (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1856).
  5. 1856 Utah census index : an every-name index (Salt Lake City, UT : Index Pub., 1983), [FHL book 979.2 X22d 1856].
  6. "FamilySearch Catalog Book 979.2 X22u 1856" (Bountiful, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1983 ).
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  16. referer=brief_results Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  17. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  18. "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).
  19. "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).
  20. "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 13 September 2011).
  21. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).
  22. Wikipedia contributors, "Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_and_Rio_Grande_Western_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).