Utah Societies

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Societies generate genealogies, biographies, histories, and indexes of local records. They may publish periodicals, lists of members and ancestors, yearbooks, or surname indexes. Utah has many societies and associations interested in genealogical research and preserving history and records of Utah. Other groups are lineage societies for descendants of pioneers, soldiers, and ethnic groups.

Lineage and Hereditary Societies

The following are major lineage and genealogical societies in Utah.

Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP)
300 North Main
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone: 801-538-1050
Internet: Daughters of Utah Pioneers

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers maintains a museum with pioneer memorabilia, library of family histories, and many pictures and photographs. Yearly they publish a volume about the history of Utah including histories of pioneers of Utah. The list of publications are in Utah Biographies.
The following two indexes are available on their internet site. You can type in your ancestor's last name. A list with the full name including maiden names, birth date and death date will be given. You may then request a copy of either the history or the photograph for a minimal cost.
Pioneer Index - History Card
Photo Department - Photo Index

Sons of Utah Pioneers (SUP)
Pioneer Historical Research Library
3301 East 2920 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Phone: 866-724-1847
Local: 801-484-4441
Internet: Sons of Utah Pioneers

The Sons of Utah Pioneers maintains a library with histories, research books, compact discs, and family group sheets. A database of pioneers with biographical information is available and the society keeps files on the Mormon Battalion.
They publish the magazine, Pioneer. Salt Lake City, Utah: National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, 1953–. At various libraries (WorldCat) FHL film 824069; book 979.2 H25p

Sons of the American Revolution

Some societies have published lists of members. These rosters may give genealogical and biographical information. One example for the Sons of the American Revolution is:

Ward, William R. Utah Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Roster of Members, 1895–1992. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah Society, Sons of the American Revolution, 1992. (Family History Library book 979.2 C4uw.) This book lists the names of members and their patriot ancestors. Also, biographies are included for most members giving birth information, parents, spouse, and children.

Genealogical and Historical Societies and Organizations

Finding other local societies and their records

Some counties and towns in Utah also have local historical and genealogical societies. You can find local society addresses by using directories cited in United States Societies page.

Records, publications, and biographies of members from the different groups are found in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:


Society pages and the Society adopt-a-page option

  • Societies can have their own page in the wiki devoted specifically to their organization. See the Help article: "creating a society page" for more details