Washington County, Utah Genealogy
The Washington County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, birth, marriage, death, and more since 1852, when the county was formed. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as cemeteries, censuses, church, court, land, probate, and obituaries.
|Dates for major county records|
|For earlier dates,try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties|
|Washington County, Utah|
Location in the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
|Founded||March 3, 1853|
|County Seat||St. George|
|Address|| 197 East Tabernacle|
St. George, UT 84770
|Named for: George Washington|
- 1 Helpful Facts
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 Resources
- 3.1 Bible Records
- 3.2 Biography
- 3.3 Business Records and Commerce
- 3.4 Cemeteries
- 3.5 Census
- 3.6 Churches and Religious Groups
- 3.7 Court Records
- 3.8 Directories
- 3.9 Emigration and Immigration
- 3.10 Ethnic and Other Groups
- 3.11 Funeral Homes
- 3.12 Gazetteers
- 3.13 Genealogy
- 3.14 Guardianship
- 3.15 History
- 3.16 Land and Property
- 3.17 Maps
- 3.18 Migration
- 3.19 Military
- 3.20 Native Races
- 3.21 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 3.22 Newspapers
- 3.23 Obituaries
- 3.24 Periodicals
- 3.25 Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.
- 3.26 Probate Records
- 3.27 Public Records
- 3.28 Resource Repositories
- 3.29 Schools
- 3.30 Social Life and Customs
- 3.31 Taxation
- 3.32 Vital Records
- 3.33 Voting Registers
- 4 Towns and Communities
- 5 References
Washington County Courthouse
197 East Tabernacle Street
St George, Ut 84770
County Clerk has marriage records from 1887, divorce records from 1878 probate and court records from 1874.
County recorder has land records. 
|Before the county was created—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent counties.|
- Boundary changes timeline for Washington County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
Neighboring CountiesWashington County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Iron | Kane | Arizona counties: Mohave | Nevada county: Lincoln
- Biographies (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Washington County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Business Records and Commerce
- Records of cemeteries (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Washington County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Dr. Craig's Cemetery/Death Indexes (1852-1996): Washington County, Utah is the place to start Washington County cemetery searches.
- Catholic Pioneer Cemetery in Leeds UT at BillionGraves
- Leeds Cemetery in Leeds UT at BillionGraves
- Protestant Pioneer Cemetery in Leeds UT at BillionGraves
- Veyo Cemetery in Veyo UT at BillionGraves
- Pine Valley Cemetery in Pine Valley UT at BillionGraves
- Central City Cemetery in Central City UT at Find a Grave
- Catholic Pioneer Cemetery in Leeds UT at BillionGraves
The 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Washington 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. Also see the historical records at:FamilySearch
Churches and Religious Groups
- Church Records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Washington County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)
Click a church unit name in the chart below for its history, boundaries, and availability of records, which are often in microfilm format
|Washington County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches|
Central · Enterprise · Grafton · Gunlock · Hamblin · Harrisburg · Hebron · Hurricane · Ivins · La Verkin · Leeds · Little Pinto or Pinto · Pine Valley · Rockville · Santa Clara · Springdale · St. George · Toquerville · Veyo · Virgin · Washington
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic and Other Groups
Hurricane Valley Mortuary
Named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.
A History of Washington County online at Marriott Library Digital Collections.
Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Washington County.
Land and Property
Early migration routes to and from Washington County, Utah Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:
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:
USGenWeb Archives of Washington County, Utah contains the obituaries of 2004 - 2005
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).
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Washington County Utah
County Seat: St. George
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