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Guide to Wayne County, Utah genealogy. [[Wayne County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Wayne County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Wayne County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1892, when the [[Wayne County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]].<br>  
 
Guide to Wayne County, Utah genealogy. [[Wayne County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Wayne County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Wayne County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1892, when the [[Wayne County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]].<br>  
 
 
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{{PAGENAME}} was created Mar 10, 1892 from: [[Piute County, Utah|Piute]]  
 
{{PAGENAME}} was created Mar 10, 1892 from: [[Piute County, Utah|Piute]]  
  
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*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#WAYNE 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#WAYNE Boundary changes timeline] for {{PAGENAME}} from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''.
  
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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.  
 
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]].
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For an explanation of how to find Bible records and for helpful links see [[Utah Bible Records]]. See also [[United States Bible Records]].  
  
 
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*See [[Utah Census|Utah Census]] for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.  
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*See [[Utah Census|Utah Census]] for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.  
 
*See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|statewide printed indexes]], including 1856.
 
*See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|statewide printed indexes]], including 1856.
  
{{Tip|If you did not find a person or family in a census, check county indexes. Created by people familiar with the unique names of the area, county indexes may be in book form, in periodicals, or even on index cards in [[Wayne County, Utah#Libraries|libraries]].}} <br>
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{{Tip|If you did not find a person or family in a census, check county indexes. Created by people familiar with the unique names of the area, county indexes may be in book form, in periodicals, or even on index cards in [[Wayne County, Utah#Libraries|libraries]].}} <br>  
  
 
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)  =====
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)  =====
 
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*'''List of [[Wayne County, Utah LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Wayne County stakes and wards]]''' to about 1948
 
*'''List of [[Wayne County, Utah LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Wayne County stakes and wards]]''' to about 1948
  
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
*Murphy, Miriam B. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=browse&smd=1&awdid=28 ''A history of Wayne County''], Utah Centennial County History Series
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*Murphy, Miriam B. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=browse&smd=1&awdid=28 ''A history of Wayne County''], Utah Centennial County History Series  
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Wayne - History|subject|disp=Histories}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Wayne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Wayne - History|subject|disp=Histories}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Wayne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
  
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:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed on 10 March 1892.''
 
:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed on 10 March 1892.''
  
{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Wayne County, Utah#Parent_Counties|parent counties]] {{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}
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{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Wayne County, Utah#Parent_Counties|parent counties]] {{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}  
  
 
====== '''Birth 1892 - 1897'''  ======
 
====== '''Birth 1892 - 1897'''  ======
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:*[http://www.centralutahpublichealth.com/Vital%20Records.html Central Utah Public Health Department], Wayne County Office, 18 South Main, Loa, UT 84747, Phone (435) 836-1317.
 
:*[http://www.centralutahpublichealth.com/Vital%20Records.html Central Utah Public Health Department], Wayne County Office, 18 South Main, Loa, UT 84747, Phone (435) 836-1317.
  
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===== Marriage  =====
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=== Repositories  ===
 
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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.  
 
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.  
  
*No libraries in Wayne County. [http://www.waynecountyutah.org/Library/'''Tri-County Bookmobile Repository Library'''] 79 North 100 West, Bicknell UT, 84715. Wayne County Phone: 435-425-3170; Fax: 435-425-3176.
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*No libraries in Wayne County. [http://www.waynecountyutah.org/Library/ '''Tri-County Bookmobile Repository Library'''] 79 North 100 West, Bicknell UT, 84715. Wayne County Phone: 435-425-3170; Fax: 435-425-3176.  
**Collections: (There are over 6,000 books on the bookmobile. It is not known what genealogy holdings the bookmobile has.)
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**Collections: (There are over 6,000 books on the bookmobile. It is not known what genealogy holdings the bookmobile has.)  
 
**[http://bookmobiles.utah.gov/tri/ Tri-County Bookmobile site]
 
**[http://bookmobiles.utah.gov/tri/ Tri-County Bookmobile site]
  
 
Check for {{PAGENAME}} items in catalogs and holdings of: [[Utah Archives and Libraries]]{{·}}[[Utah Archives and Libraries#University_Libraries_and_Special_Collections|University Libraries and Special Collections]] in Utah{{·}}[[United States Archives and Libraries]]  
 
Check for {{PAGENAME}} items in catalogs and holdings of: [[Utah Archives and Libraries]]{{·}}[[Utah Archives and Libraries#University_Libraries_and_Special_Collections|University Libraries and Special Collections]] in Utah{{·}}[[United States Archives and Libraries]]  
  
See also [http://library.utah.gov/directory/index.html Utah Public Library Directory], which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.
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See also [http://library.utah.gov/directory/index.html Utah Public Library Directory], which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.  
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
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==== Incorporated Places  ====
 
==== Incorporated Places  ====
  
Bicknell (originally Thurber), Hanksville, Loa, Lyman, Torrey
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Bicknell (originally Thurber), Hanksville, Loa, Lyman, Torrey  
  
 
==== Unincorporated places  ====
 
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==== Ghost Towns  ====
 
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Fruita, Giles
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Fruita, Giles  
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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Wayne County

Guide to Wayne County, Utah genealogy. Birth records, marriage and death records, cemeteries, census, church records, probate records, and obituaries—resources to find parents and family history since 1892, when the county was formed.

Dates for major county records[1]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
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For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties
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Wayne County, Utah
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Facts
Founded March 10, 1892
County Seat Loa
Courthouse
Address Loa, UT
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Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

Wayne County Courthouse
18 South Main Street
P O Box 189
Loa, UT 84747
Phone: 435-836-2731

County Clerk has some birth and death records 1898-1927 and marriage, divorce, and probate records from 1898.
County Recorder has land records from 1898.[2]

Parent Counties

Wayne County, Utah Genealogy was created Mar 10, 1892 from: Piute

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

Neighboring Counties

Wayne County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Emery | Garfield | Grand | Piute | San Juan | Sevier
Wayne CountySevier CountyEmery CountyGrand CountySan Juan CountyGarfield CountyPiute CountyWayne4.jpg


Resources

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

Cemeteries

Cemetery Records -- Wayne County, Utah, by Genealogical Society of Utah. (FHL US/CAN Book #979.254, V3c)

Wayne county cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site

Census

Census records 1850 and later list names, ages, and places of birth (state or nation) for everyone in the household. Censuses locate the family and have other clues to find more records about them.


Churches and Religious Groups

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


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

Stake(s): Wayne Stake, Utah

Caineville · Fremont · Grover · Hanksville · Loa · Lyman · Teasdale · Torrey

Court Records

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

Directories

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Guardianship

Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

History

"Grit Enough to Stick With It" Stories from Blue Valley, edited and introduced by Kent Davis & Kristen Rogers Utah Historical Quarterly Summer 2000 vol. 68 no 3 pg 223

A History of Wayne County online at Marriott Library Digital Archives.

Wayne County Histories

The Family History Library has two Wayne County histories in its collection in Salt Lake City, Utah which can be accessed by visiting the Library. These books may also be available through interlibrary loan.

A History of Wayne County, by Mariam B Murphy (a Utah Historical Society publication) 979.254 H2m. It can also be purchased at the County Clerk's office in Loa.

Rainbow Views: a History of Wayne County, by Anne Snow (a Daughters of Utah Pioneers publication) 979.254 H2s 1977.

Interesting Facts

Hanksville was a supply post for Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, who would hide out at Robbers Roost in the desert southeast of town.

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

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

  • 1853-54. Fremont was named after the explorer John C. Fremont, who passed through on his last and near fatal winter expedition to the west. It lies along State Route 72 just northeast of the town of Loa.
  • 1879. A.K. Thurber, built the first house in Thurber.
  • 1880's. Torrey is established as a town by Mormon settlers, and initially known as Youngstown, after John Willard Young. Located on State Route 24 in, eight miles from Capitol Reef National Park.
  • 1881. More cattlemen settled along Fish Creek. These early settlers referred to their settlement as Carcass Creek (now Grover).
  • 1885 Hanksville took the name, after Ebenezer Hanks, who was the leader of the group of pioneers who established the small Mormon settlement.
  • 1887 The Mormon residents in Carcass Creek were organized into a congregation called the Carcass Creek Branch.
  • 1890s The growing town of Carcass Creek was granted a post office, and the name was changed to Grover in honor of U.S. President Grover Cleveland.
  • 1892 Wayne County was created 10 March 1892 from Piute County. Most of its towns were settled after 1880 because of the remote location and limited resources. County seat: Loa [3]
  • 1893 Lyman was originally known as East Loa and became a distinct place from Loa.The original townsite was changed to the present location at the advice of Apostle Francis M. Lyman and was named in honor of him.
  • 1897 The town of Thurber moved to a new location due to sandy soil and poor water conditions and became Bicknell, a town along State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States.
  • 1900 The first log school/church/community building was built in Grover.
  • 1914 Thomas W. Bicknell, a wealthy eastern author, historian, and Education Commissioner for Rhode Island, offered a thousand-volume library to any Utah town that would rename itself after him. The town of Grayson also wanted the library prize, so in a compromise in 1916, Grayson took the name of Blanding, Mr. Bicknell's wife's maiden name, as a tribute to her parents. The two towns split the library, each receiving 500 books.

Land and Property

Maps

Medical Records

Migration

Military

USGenWeb Archives Wayne County, Utah lists approximately 426 names of WWI draftees from 1917 to 1918 and approximately 149 names of WWII Army enlistments.

Naturalization and Citizenship

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:

Periodicals

Poor and Welfare Records

Probate Records

Public Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Vital Records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Wayne County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Birth
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Wayne 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 1892
Wayne County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 10 March 1892.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
Birth 1892 - 1897
No birth records were created for Wayne 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
Death

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Record Search . 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

Voting Registers

Websites

Repositories

Resources for Wayne County, Utah Genealogy are available in repositories (such as libraries and archives) at all levels: the town, the county, the state, and the nation. Check their websites and catalogs for Wayne County, Utah Genealogy items.

When you find items you'd like to access, see Get a Copy

See Courthouse · FamilySearch Centers · Libraries · Societies sections.

See also: Websites

Courthouse

Wayne County Courthouse
18 South Main St., Loa, UT 84747

Wayne County Courthouse
18 S. Main, Box 189
Loa, Utah 84747
435-836-2765

Wayne County website

FamilySearch Centers

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.

Check for Wayne County, Utah Genealogy items in catalogs and holdings of: Utah Archives and Libraries · University Libraries and Special Collections in Utah · United States Archives and Libraries

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

Societies

Towns and Communities

Incorporated Places

Bicknell (originally Thurber), Hanksville, Loa, Lyman, Torrey

Unincorporated places

Caineville, Fremont, Fruita, Grover, Notom, Teasdale

Ghost Towns

Fruita, Giles

References

  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), Wayne County, Utah Page 688 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. "Wayne County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Wayne/, accessed 1 February 2012.