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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Wasatch County Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the Family History Library Catalog at https://www.familysearch.org/. Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.<br>
'''Places:''' [[Charleston, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Charleston]]{{·}}
[[Daniel, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Daniel]]{{·}}
[[Heber, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Heber]]{{·}}
[[Hideout, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Hideout]]{{·}}
[[Independence, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Independence]]{{·}}
[[Midway, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Midway]]{{·}}
[[Timber Lakes, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Timber Lakes]]{{·}}
[[Wallsburg, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Wallsburg]]{{·}}
'''Church units without above place names: '''
Daniel's Creek{{·}}
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==== Court Records  ====

Revision as of 17:31, 27 November 2012

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Dates for major county records[1]
1898-present 1887-present 1898-present 1870, 1880... 1862-present 1883-present
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Wasatch County, Utah
Map of Utah highlighting Wasatch County
Location in the state of Utah
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Location of Utah in the U.S.
Founded January 17, 1862
County Seat Heber City
Website: www.co.wasatch.ut.us
Named for: [1]
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County Courthouse

Wasatch County Administration Building
25 North Main Street
Heber City, Ut 84032
Phone: 435-654-3211

County Clerk has birth and death records 1898-1905, marriage records from 1879, divorce and court records from 1898, probate Records from 1897, and land records from 1862.[2]

Parent Counties

Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy was created January 17, 1862 from: Davis | Green River (old)

Neighboring Counties

Wasatch County, Utah Genealogyis surrounded by: Duchesne | Salt Lake | Summit | Utah
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Bible Records


  • Biographies (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Business Records and Commerce


Wasatch county cemeteries at the Utah State Historial site

USGenWeb Archives contains names of individuals buried in the Heber City Cemetery.


The 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Wasatch County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Utah Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in national indexes, try checking local indexes. Created by experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide indexes.

See Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Churches and Religious Groups

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)

Historically, most people in Utah were Mormons. Their records are, therefore, very important for early Utah research. For additional information, see Tracing LDS Ancestors and Utah Church Records.

Click a church unit name in the chart below for its history, boundaries, and availability of records, which are often in microfilm format

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


Places: Charleston · Daniel · Heber · Hideout · Independence · Midway · Timber Lakes · Wallsburg ·

Church units without above place names: Buysville · Center · Charleston · Daniel's Creek · Elkhorn ·


Court Records


Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home[3]
288 North Main St.
Heber City, Utah 84032
Phone: 435-654-1161



A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.
UTGenWeb has an index to pedigrees found in "Bookcase A."


Named for a Ute Indian word, meaning mountain pass or low place in the high mountains. The county seat is Heber City. It is largest city in the county.

History Timeline

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

Historical Facts

Wasatch county was named for a Ute Indian word meaning mountain pass or low place in the high mountains

Land and Property

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


Google highway map of Wasatch County 2012



Naturalization and Citizenship


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 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:


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).

Probate Records

Public Records

Resource Repositories



Wasatch County Courthouse
25 North Main
Heber City, Utah 84032
Clerk/Auditor phone (435) 657-3190

Family History Centers



Vital Records

Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Wasatch 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:
Before 1862
Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 17 January 1862.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
No birth records were created for Wasatch 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:
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.
  • Wasatch County Health Department, 55 South 500 East, Heber City, Utah 84032, Phone 435-657-3307.

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the https://www.familysearch.org/ . Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed. A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.

Utah State Burial Index for death before 1904

Death Record Substitutes

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

USGenWeb Archives contain the vital records of births in Wasatch County 1917-1918

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities


  1. 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.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wasatch County, Utah Page 688 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Funeral Home &amp; Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. "Wasatch County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Wasatch/, accessed 1 February 2012.
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