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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah|Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''''Weber County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Weber County, Utah'''<br>
  
Guide to Weber County, Utah genealogy. [[Weber County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Weber County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Weber County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Weber County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Weber County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Weber County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Weber County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Weber County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1852, when the [[Weber County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]].<br>  
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Guide to Weber County, Utah genealogy. [[Weber County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Weber County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Weber County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Weber County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Weber County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Weber County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Weber County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Weber County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1852, when the [[Weber County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]].<br> <br> [[Image:{{Template:UTWeberThousandMileTree}}]]
  
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| bgcolor="#ccff66" align="center" width="100%" 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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*[[Weber County, Utah#Census|Census]]  
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*[[Weber County, Utah#Birth|Birth]]  
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*[[Weber County, Utah#Marriage|Marriage]]  
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*[[Weber County, Utah#Death|Death]]  
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*[[Weber County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]]
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Weber County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]] &#124; [[Weber County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Weber County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Weber County, Utah#Parent_Counties|Parent counties]]'''
 
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| state = Utah
 
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| founded year = 1853
 
| founded year = 1853
 
| founded date = March 3
 
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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.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<br>County Recorder has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Weber 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.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<br>County Recorder has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Weber 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>'''[[Weber County, Utah#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Weber County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Weber County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]] &#124; [[Weber County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Weber County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Weber County, Utah#Parent_Counties|Parent counties]]'''
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==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
  
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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#WEBER 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#WEBER Boundary changes timeline] for {{PAGENAME}} from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''.
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=== Resources  ===
 
=== 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, Weber|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Weber County, Utah#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Bibliography  ====
 
==== Bibliography  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Bibliography|subject|disp=Bibliographies}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Biography|subject|disp=Biographies}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/weber/bios/rapp-charles.txt bios USGenWeb Archives Weber County, Utah] provides the bios of Charles W. Rapp of Weber County<br>  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/weber/bios/rapp-charles.txt bios USGenWeb Archives Weber County, Utah] provides the bios of Charles W. Rapp of Weber County<br>  
  
Biographies of Godfrey &amp; Holmes families at&nbsp; [http://www.OurFamilyBiographies.com www.OurFamilyBiographies.com]  
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Biographies of [http://www.OurFamilyBiographies.com Godfrey and Holmes families]  
  
 
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
 
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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See [[United States Business Records]]<br>
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See also [[Utah Business Records]]
  
"Time Book: for Nov. thru Jan. 1892-1893, laborers in North Ogden, Weber Co., Utah" Family History Library US/CAN Film 2056029 item 6.  
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"Time Book: for Nov. thru Jan. 1892-1893, laborers in North Ogden, Weber Co., Utah" Family History Library US/CAN Film 2056029 item 6.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{UTCoCemeteries}}  
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*Published transcripts of cemetery records are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Weber,|place|disp=town level}} (space, then select the town) or the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Weber|place|disp=county level}} (select '''Cemeteries''').
  
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| bgcolor="#FFEBCD" | <center>'''Lists of Cemeteries<br>in the County'''</center>
 
| bgcolor="#FFEBCD" | <center>'''Lists of Cemeteries<br>in the County'''</center>
 
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{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Cemeteries|subject|disp=FamilySearch Library}} <br> [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2078505 Early Church Info File] <br> [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Weber+County%2C+Utah%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat] <br> [[Utah Periodicals]] <br>  
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FamilySearch Library (bullet above) <br> [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2078505 Early Church Info File] <br> [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Weber+County%2C+Utah%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat] <br> [[Utah Periodicals]] <br>  
  
 
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See also: [[Weber County, Utah Cemeteries|List of cemeteries in Weber County]]  
 
See also: [[Weber County, Utah Cemeteries|List of cemeteries in Weber County]]  
  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Utah Census}}  
 
{{Utah Census}}  
  
*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 Census|Utah Census]] for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: ''1852,'' 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 [[Beaver County, Utah#Libraries|libraries]].}} <br>
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==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
  
==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
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The information given in church records depends upon the practices of each religious group. Most include the names of members, often with ages and birth places. Several give birth, christening, or blessing dates for infants. See [[Utah Church Records]] for details about various denominations.
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Church Records|subject|disp=Church Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber 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, Weber, |place|disp=town level}} (space, then select a town) or {{FHL|United States, Utah, Weber|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)  =====
  
{{UTChurchBlurb}} {{UTChurchLDSTableBeg}} '''Stake(s) 1930:''' [[Ogden Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Ogden Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Mount Ogden Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Mount Ogden Stake, Utah]] {{·}}[[Weber Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Weber Stake, Utah]] {{·}}[[North Weber Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|North Weber Stake, Utah]]<br><br>  
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{{UTChurchBlurb}} {{UTChurchLDSTableBeg}} '''Stake(s) 1930:''' [[Ogden Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Ogden Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Mount Ogden Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Mount Ogden Stake, Utah]] {{·}}[[Weber Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Weber Stake, Utah]] {{·}}[[North Weber Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|North Weber Stake, Utah]]<br>  
  
[[Eden, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Eden]] {{·}} [[Farr West, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Farr West]] {{·}} [[Harrisville, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Harrisville]] {{·}} [[Hooper, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Hooper]] {{·}} [[Huntsville, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Huntsville]]{{·}} [[Liberty, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Liberty]] {{·}} [[Marriott-Slaterville, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Marriott-Slaterville]]{{·}} [[North Ogden, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|North Ogden]]{{·}} [[Ogden, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Ogden]]{{·}} [[Plain City, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Plain City]]{{·}} [[Pleasant View, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Pleasant View]]{{·}} [[Riverdale, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Riverdale]]{{·}} [[Roy, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Roy]]{{·}} [[Taylor, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Taylor]] {{·}} [[Uintah, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Uintah]]{{·}} [[Warren, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Warren]]{{·}} [[West Weber, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|West Weber]]  
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'''Towns''': [[Eden, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Eden]] {{·}} [[Farr West, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Farr West]] {{·}} [[Harrisville, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Harrisville]] {{·}} [[Hooper, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Hooper]] {{·}} [[Huntsville, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Huntsville]]{{·}} [[Liberty, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Liberty]] {{·}} [[Marriott-Slaterville, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Marriott-Slaterville]]{{·}} [[North Ogden, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|North Ogden]]{{·}} [[Ogden, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Ogden]]{{·}} [[Plain City, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Plain City]]{{·}} [[Pleasant View, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Pleasant View]]{{·}} [[Riverdale, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Riverdale]]{{·}} [[Roy, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Roy]]{{·}} [[Taylor, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Taylor]] {{·}} [[Uintah, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Uintah]]{{·}} [[Warren, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Warren]]{{·}} [[West Weber, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|West Weber]]  
  
 
*'''List of [[Weber County, Utah LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Weber County stakes and wards]]''' to about 1948
 
*'''List of [[Weber County, Utah LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Weber County stakes and wards]]''' to about 1948
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==== Court Records  ====
 
==== 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.
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For specialized court records, see [[Weber County, Utah#Divorce|Divorce]] {{·}} [[Weber County, Utah#Guardianship|Guardianship]] {{·}} [[Weber County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]] {{·}} [[Weber County, Utah#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization]] {{·}} [[Weber County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]]
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6999 Weber County, Utah Civil and Criminal Case Files, 1852-1887 ]Ancestry.com ($)<br>  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6999 Weber County, Utah Civil and Criminal Case Files, 1852-1887 ]Ancestry.com ($)<br>  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7299 Weber County, Utah Probate Court Civil and Criminal Case Registers of Actions, 1868-1887 ]Ancestry.com ($)<br>  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7299 Weber County, Utah Probate Court Civil and Criminal Case Registers of Actions, 1868-1887 ]Ancestry.com ($)<br>  
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Court Records|subject|disp=Court Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
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==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
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See [[Utah Directories]]
  
 
:*'''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].
 
 
:*'''1883''' - Haefeli, Leo and Frank J. Cannon. ''Directory of Ogden City and Weber County. 1883.'' Ogden City, Utah: Ogden Herald Publishing Company, Printers, 1883. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/ogdencitydirecto00unse Internet Archive] - free.
 
:*'''1883''' - Haefeli, Leo and Frank J. Cannon. ''Directory of Ogden City and Weber County. 1883.'' Ogden City, Utah: Ogden Herald Publishing Company, Printers, 1883. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/ogdencitydirecto00unse Internet Archive] - free.
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber -Directories|subject|disp=Directories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
 
==== Divorce Records  ====
 
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Divorce Records|subject|disp=Divorce Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Ethnic and Other Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic and Other Groups  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Genealogy|subject|disp=Genealogies}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
{{CommunityTree}}  
 
{{CommunityTree}}  
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==== Guardianship  ====
 
==== Guardianship  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Guardianship|subject|disp=Guardianship Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the probate and the Federal District courts. See Utah Court Records.  
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
*Roberts, Richard C. and Richard W. Sadler. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=browse&smd=1&awdid=29 ''A history of Weber County''], Utah Centennial County History Series
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*Roberts, Richard C. and Richard W. Sadler. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=browse&smd=1&awdid=29 ''A history of Weber County''], Utah Centennial County History Series  
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - History|subject|disp=Histories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
 
*''Pioneer Utah's Online Library'' has a [http://pioneer.utah.gov/research/utah_counties/weber.html brief history of Weber County].  
 
*''Pioneer Utah's Online Library'' has a [http://pioneer.utah.gov/research/utah_counties/weber.html brief history of Weber County].  
 
*The Utah History Encyclopedia has a [http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/w/WEBERCT.html short history of Weber County].  
 
*The Utah History Encyclopedia has a [http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/w/WEBERCT.html short history of Weber County].  
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Land and Property|subject|disp=Land and Property Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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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.
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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.
  
 
{{Herd}}  
 
{{Herd}}  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Maps|subject|disp=Maps}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
For historical maps of Utah and Weber County, see:  
 
For historical maps of Utah and Weber County, see:  
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Naturalization and Citizenship|subject|disp=Naturalization and Citizenship Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber 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.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)
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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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*{{UTDigitalNewspapers}}  
 
*{{UTDigitalNewspapers}}  
 
**Several newspapers covering covering 1879-1908, 1923-1927 are included.<br>  
 
**Several newspapers covering covering 1879-1908, 1923-1927 are included.<br>  
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Newspapers|subject|disp=Newspapers}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Weber&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Weber&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}  
**[[Weber County, Utah {{UTNewspaperCountybyTowns}}
 
 
*''Ogden Standard Examiner'':  
 
*''Ogden Standard Examiner'':  
 
**['''1801, 1888-94]''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6541 ''The Standard''] Ancestry.com ($) Fully searchable text version.<br>  
 
**['''1801, 1888-94]''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6541 ''The Standard''] Ancestry.com ($) Fully searchable text version.<br>  
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/obituaries/explore/USA/Utah/Ogden/Hilltop_Times_Hill_Air_Force_Base/ ''Hilltop Times: Hill Air Force Base''] available at GenealogyBank ($) covering 10/18/2007-current.
 
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/obituaries/explore/USA/Utah/Ogden/Hilltop_Times_Hill_Air_Force_Base/ ''Hilltop Times: Hill Air Force Base''] available at GenealogyBank ($) covering 10/18/2007-current.
  
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*Obituaries of [[Weber County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties|neighboring counties]]  
 
*Obituaries of [[Weber County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties|neighboring counties]]  
 
*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
 
*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
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Obituaries|subject|disp=Obituaries}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.  ====
 
==== Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Poorhouses, poor law, etc|subject|disp=Poorhouses, poor law, etc Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Probate Records|subject|disp=Probate Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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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.  
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Public Records|subject|disp=Public Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1916182/waypoints Utah, Probate Records, 1851-1961] at FamilySearch Historical Collections (free). These are updated frequently. Check back if this county is not listed.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Taxation|subject|disp=Taxation Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Weber - Vital Records|subject|disp=Vital Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
[http://www.co.weber.ut.us/health/vital_records.php?d=2 '''Weber-Morgan Health Department, Office of Vital Records'''] <br>(The Vital Statistics Office is on the second floor)<br>477 23rd St<br>Ogden, Utah 84401<br>801-399-7134  
 
[http://www.co.weber.ut.us/health/vital_records.php?d=2 '''Weber-Morgan Health Department, Office of Vital Records'''] <br>(The Vital Statistics Office is on the second floor)<br>477 23rd St<br>Ogden, Utah 84401<br>801-399-7134  
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The registers beginning in 1890 have been transferred to the Utah State Archives.<ref name="Ogden death">[http://archives.utah.gov/research/inventories/27191.html Inventory of Death registers from Ogden (Utah). City Recorder, 1890-1899].</ref> <br>  
 
The registers beginning in 1890 have been transferred to the Utah State Archives.<ref name="Ogden death">[http://archives.utah.gov/research/inventories/27191.html Inventory of Death registers from Ogden (Utah). City Recorder, 1890-1899].</ref> <br>  
  
The Family History Library does not have Ogden City vital records.  
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The Family History Library does not have Ogden City vital records. 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], [https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/MarriageDivorce.pdf Marriage or Divorce Certificate], [https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/Death.pdf Death Certificate] Applications to mail.
  
 
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:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed on 3 March 1852''
 
:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed on 3 March 1852''
  
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{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Weber County, Utah#Parent_Counties|parent counties]] {{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}  
  
 
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:''Starting in 1890, the Ogden City Recorder kept a register of births occurring within Ogden.''
 
:''Starting in 1890, the Ogden City Recorder kept a register of births occurring within Ogden.''
  
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:*[http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/27190.htm 1890-1905 Index to Ogden births] and [http://archives.utah.gov/digital/27190.htm Ogden Register of births], both online at Utah State Archives. (free) Does not include names of children.  
 
:*[http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/27190.htm 1890-1905 Index to Ogden births] and [http://archives.utah.gov/digital/27190.htm Ogden Register of births], both online at Utah State Archives. (free) Does not include names of children.  
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:*[http://www1.co.weber.ut.us/health/vital_records.php?d=2 Weber Morgan Health Department] (Weber County) Vital Statistics Office, Second Floor, 477 23rd St, Ogden, Utah 84401,(801) 399-7134.
 
:*[http://www1.co.weber.ut.us/health/vital_records.php?d=2 Weber Morgan Health Department] (Weber County) Vital Statistics Office, Second Floor, 477 23rd St, Ogden, Utah 84401,(801) 399-7134.
  
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:*'''1887–1943''' — A considerable number of marriages are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] (1887-1943)<ref>"Weber County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," ''Linkpendium,'' http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Weber/, accessed 1 February 2012.</ref> although it is incomplete. The Ogden Family History Center has a continuing project to document and reconstruct Weber County marriages and will often be the only source of marriage data/documentation.
 
:*'''1887–1943''' — A considerable number of marriages are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] (1887-1943)<ref>"Weber County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," ''Linkpendium,'' http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Weber/, accessed 1 February 2012.</ref> although it is incomplete. The Ogden Family History Center has a continuing project to document and reconstruct Weber County marriages and will often be the only source of marriage data/documentation.
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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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*{{FHL|United States, Utah, Weber - Divorce Records|subject|disp=Divorce Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
  
 
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===== Death  =====
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==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
  
==== Websites ====
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/weber-county/ Weber 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%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM9S5-Z42%3A1363527811%3Fcc%3D2001084 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, Weber|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} (Select topics)
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**{{FHL|United States, Utah, Weber,|place|disp=Towns in {{PAGENAME}}}} (Space, then select town)
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'''Sites that gather links to the Internet'''
  
=== Repositories  ===
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*Linkpendium
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]], and the [[United States Archives and Libraries|nation]]. Check their websites and catalogs for {{PAGENAME}} items.
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*CyndisList
  
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=== Archives, Libraries, etc.  ===
  
See [[Weber County, Utah#Courthouse|Courthouse]]{{·}}[[Weber County, Utah#FamilySearch_Centers|FamilySearch Centers]]{{·}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]]{{·}}[[Weber County, Utah#Museums|Museums]]{{·}}[[Weber County, Utah#Societies|Societies]] sections.<br>
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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]].  
  
See also: [[Weber County, Utah#Websites|Websites]]  
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*Check websites and catalogs, such as items in {{FHL|United States, Utah, Weber|place|disp=FamilySearch Library}} (Utah) or [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=Weber+county+utah Allen County Public Library] (Indiana) for {{PAGENAME}}. {{GetACopy tip}}
  
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See these headings for {{PAGENAME}} details: [[Weber County, Utah#Courthouse|Courthouse]]{{·}}[[Weber County, Utah#FamilySearch_Centers|FamilySearch Centers]]{{·}}[[Weber County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]]{{·}}[[Weber County, Utah#Museums|Museums]]{{·}}[[Weber County, Utah#Societies|Societies]] <br>
  
 
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==== FamilySearch Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[http://orfhc.org/ Ogden Regional Family History Center]  
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*[[Ogden Utah Large Mult-stake Family History Center]]  
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*[http://orfhc.org/ Ogden Utah Family History Center] 539 24th St, Ogden UT 84401-1503 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview/place/539+24th+St,+Ogden,+UT+84401/@41.2224389,-111.9664987,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87530ed9a342a2cd:0x34bb10bb3695be4f Location Map]
*[[Ogden Utah University Family History Center]]
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*[[Ogden Utah Large Mult-stake Family History Center]]
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*[[Ogden Utah University Family History Center]]1302 Edvalson St, Ogden Ut 84403 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview/@41.2224389,-111.9664987,17z Location Map]
  
 
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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.  
  
*[http://www.weberpl.lib.ut.us/ '''Weber County Library System - Main Library (Ogden)''']; 2464 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401. Phone: 801-337-2632.
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*[http://www.weberpl.lib.ut.us/ '''Weber County Library System - Main Library (Ogden)''']; 2464 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401. Phone: 801-337-2632.  
 
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*[http://www.huntsvilletown.com/history-library.html/ ''' Huntsville History Library''']; 7365 East 200 South, Huntsville, UT 84317. Phone 801-745-3420.
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*[http://www.huntsvilletown.com/history-library.html/ '''Huntsville History Library''']; 7365 East 200 South, Huntsville, UT 84317. Phone 801-745-3420.  
 
 
**Collections:
 
**Collections:
 
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.  
 
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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Historical Places: Bingham's Fort
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Historical Places: Bingham's Fort  
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
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=== Towns and Communities  ===
 
=== Towns and Communities  ===

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Guide to Weber 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 1852, when the county was formed.

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Founded March 3, 1853
County Seat Ogden
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County Facts

County Courthouse

Weber County Courthouse
2380 Washington Blvd #320
Ogden, Ut 84401
Phone: 801-399-8400

County Clerk has marriage records from 1887.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.
County Recorder has land records.[1]

Dates for major county records[2]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1887-present 1897-present 1851, 1856... 1850-present 1852-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties

Parent Counties

Weber County, Utah Genealogy was created 3 March 1852 from: Utah Territory

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 Weber County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

Neighboring Counties

Weber County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Box Elder | Cache | Davis | Morgan | Rich | Tooele

Weber CountyBox Elder CountyCache CountyRich CountyMorgan CountyDavis CountySummit CountySalt Lake CountyTooele CountyWeber4.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 Weber 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.

Bibliography

Biography

bios USGenWeb Archives Weber County, Utah provides the bios of Charles W. Rapp of Weber County

Biographies of Godfrey and Holmes families

Business Records and Commerce

See United States Business Records
See also Utah Business Records

"Time Book: for Nov. thru Jan. 1892-1893, laborers in North Ogden, Weber Co., Utah" Family History Library US/CAN Film 2056029 item 6.

Cemeteries

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).
State and national resources for Weber County, Utah Genealogy cemeteries
Online Grave Transcripts
or Images
Published Grave
Transcripts
Lists of Cemeteries
in the County

FindAGrave
Interment.net
Utah Cemeteries Burial Database
Utah Gravestones
USGenWeb Cemeteries
Billion Graves
Linkpendium
Veterans to 1966

FamilySearch Library (bullet above)
Early Church Info File
WorldCat
Utah Periodicals

FindAGrave
USGenWeb Tombstone Project
USGenWeb Cemeteries
Epodunk
Utah Hometown Locator Cemeteries
Genealogy Trails

See Utah Cemeteries for details about each site.

See also: List of cemeteries in Weber County


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.

  • 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.

Churches and Religious Groups

The information given in church records depends upon the practices of each religious group. Most include the names of members, often with ages and birth places. Several give birth, christening, or blessing dates for infants. See Utah Church Records for details about various denominations.

  • Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for Weber 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)

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

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

Stake(s) 1930: Ogden Stake, Utah  · Mount Ogden Stake, Utah  · Weber Stake, Utah  · North Weber Stake, Utah

Towns: Eden  · Farr West  · Harrisville  · Hooper  · Huntsville · Liberty  · Marriott-Slaterville · North Ogden · Ogden · Plain City · Pleasant View · Riverdale · Roy · Taylor  · Uintah · Warren · West Weber

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


Directories

See Utah Directories

  • 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.
  • 1883 - Haefeli, Leo and Frank J. Cannon. Directory of Ogden City and Weber County. 1883. Ogden City, Utah: Ogden Herald Publishing Company, Printers, 1883. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Lindquist Mortuary[3]

  • 2140 North 400 East, North Ogden, Utah 84404; Phone: (801) 782-6666
  • 3408 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84401, Phone: (801) 394-6666
  • 3333 West 5600 South, Roy, Utah 84067, Phone: (801) 774-5666

Myers Mortuary[4]

  • 5864 South 1900 West, Roy, UT 84067. Phone: 801-825-2239
  • 845 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84404. Phone: 801-399-5613

Aaron's Mortuary and Crematory[5]

  • 1600 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84404.Phone: 801-393-5678

Larkin and Sons Mortuary[6]

  • 496 24th St, Ogden, UT 84403. Phone: 801-394-5505

Leavitt's Mortuary[7]

  • 836 36th St, Ogden, UT 84403. Phone: 801-394-5556

Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

"FHLC Book 979.2 D3e" (Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1966). Vol. 1 part 1 FamilySearch Books Online

Guardianship

Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the probate and the Federal District courts. See Utah Court Records.

History

History Timeline
  • Boundary changes timeline for Weber 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 fromWikipedia for Weber County.

Weber County was formed in 1850 for the census but officially made a county in 1852. Named after the Weber river which was in originally named after a trapper John Henry Weber. In 1869, Weber County's growth grew with the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad north of Ogden. This brought freight, passengers and rolling stock in to Ogden, Weber's County Seat.
Another growth spurt happened during World War II with the installation of The Defense Depot, Hill Air Force Base and the Naval Supply Depot in nearby Davis County. These installations provided many jobs for Weber County residents. Weber State University is not only a larger academic force for Weber County but a large employer as well.
  • Prior to 1824 the Weber County area was occupied by the nomadic Shoshone and Ute Indians for centuries.
  • 1824. Jim Bridger was reportedly the first white man to see the Great Salt Lake [8]
  • 1825. Peter Skene Ogden visited the area
  • 1843. John C. Fremont accurately maps the area
  • 1843. Miles Goodyear built fort that came to be known as Fort Buenaventura
  • 1847. The area is purchased by James Brown for the LDS Church
  • 1850. The agricultural Weber County area grew to 1,141 residents.
  • 1852, March 3. Weber County was officially formed as an original county despite having been created in 1850 for Census purposes. [1]
  • 1869. The transcontinental railroad gives Weber’s County Seat, Ogden, the nickname of ‘’Junction City’’. The area explodes with industry brought in by the rapid transfer of goods, passengers and freight.
  • 1879. John M. Browning patented the first single shot rifle that helped put the area on the World Wide Map.
  • 1889. Weber State University was founded as Weber Stake Academy.
  • 1940’s. Weber County grows again with the addition of the Defense Depot Ogden(DDO), the neighboring Hill Air Force Base, and The Naval Supply Depot . These brought in as many as 150 regular and special trains a in a few months time through the County by 1944

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.

Herdsmen branded their cattle to keep track of stray animals. A 1913 directory displays the marks used by various Weber 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

For historical maps of Utah and Weber County, see:

David Rumsey Collection for Utah

Perry-Castaneda Map Collection for Utah

Historical Maps of Utah has several maps of Utah counties

• Google highway map of Weber County 2009

Migration

Military

Utah History to Go has information about military installations in Davis and Weber counties.

Veterans:

The following was taken from USGenWeb Project Weber County

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:

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).


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.

Taxation

Vital Records

Weber-Morgan Health Department, Office of Vital Records
(The Vital Statistics Office is on the second floor)
477 23rd St
Ogden, Utah 84401
801-399-7134

The registers beginning in 1890 have been transferred to the Utah State Archives.[9]

The Family History Library does not have Ogden City 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 Weber 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 1852
Weber 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 - 1890
No birth records were created for Weber 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 1890 - Present
Starting in 1890, the Ogden City Recorder kept a register of births occurring within Ogden.
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
  • 1888–present — Weber County has an Online Certified Marriage License Search database. The database provides groom's name, bride's maiden name, marriage application number, and marriage application date. Digital images of original license applications are available for marriages dating back to 1982. Certified copies of all marriage license applications can be order online for a fee of $10.00.

Weber County Clerk
Weber Center
2380 Washington Blvd Suite 320
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: 801-399-8400
Fax: 801-399-8300

Note: Historical marriage records for this county are difficult to locate and use. It appears that the original marriage registers beginning in 1887, were microfilmed in the 1950's and then destroyed. Unfortunately, the staff at the clerk's office are unable to locate the microfilm copies either (as of 2007). Researchers must resort to the applications and/or the original marriage license returns (microfilmed) to locate specific marriages. The microfilm is some what confusing to use and is mislabeled.

  • 1888–1947— Weber County. (Utah). County Clerk. Applications for Licenses to Marry, and Original Marriage Certificates, 1888–1947FHL Films 1670859–1670885. The applications are arranged by certificate numbers, then chronologically. For example, application number 1s from 1888, 1892, 1897, 1919, and 1935 would be filed together. The years on the films overlap and are mixed. No index is available to certificate numbers. The marriages index cards have been placed in the Early Church Information File. However, the cards give book and page numbers. You may have to search numerous films or order the certificate from the county.
  • 1887–1943 — A considerable number of marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index (1887-1943)[10] although it is incomplete. The Ogden Family History Center has a continuing project to document and reconstruct Weber County marriages and will often be the only source of marriage data/documentation.

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
  • 1904-1956 - 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.

Death Record Substitutes

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

Voting Registers

Websites

Links to indexes or images of records:

Links to Weber County, Utah Genealogy collections:

Sites that gather links to the Internet

  • Linkpendium
  • CyndisList

Archives, Libraries, etc.

Resources for Weber 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.

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

Courthouse

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.


Museums

Historical Places: Bingham's Fort

Societies

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

Towns and Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated Communities

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Weber County, Utah Page 688 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
  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. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  4. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,939.
  5. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  6. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  7. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  8. Weber County History
  9. Inventory of Death registers from Ogden (Utah). City Recorder, 1890-1899.
  10. "Weber County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Weber/, accessed 1 February 2012.