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Utah Genealogy

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  • Utah Biographies
    • Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia
      These four volumes comprise more than three thousand biographies of the early leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, many accompanied by photographs. The author has included accounts of all the general authorities and many of the presidents and bishops of the stakes and wards.
  • Utah Cemetery Records
  • Utah Census Records
  • Utah Church Records
    • Episcopal Diocese of Utah Records, 1870-1975
      Records individuals in the towns of Arthur, Brigham City, Castle Gate, Corinne, Dugway, East Garfield (now known as Magna), Eureka, Frisco, Garfield, Helper, Kelton, Kenilworth, Layton, Logan, Myton, Provo, Roosevelt, Silver Reef, Standardville, Terra, and Vernal.
  • Utah County Map
    • Utah, The Inland Empire
    • Beaver County
      • Birth Registers. 1897-1905
        This reel contains birth registers for Beaver County between the years 1897 and 1905. Each entry includes the date of birth, sex, race, color, names of parents, residence, name of party making the report, and number (assigned sequentially).
      • Death Registers. 1900-1905
        These records contain death registers for Beaver County for the years 1900 to 1905. Each entry has information regarding the decedent’s name, occupation, age, term of residence in the county, marital status, sex, race, color, last place of residence, cause of death, date of death, name of party making report, and the entry’s assigned number.
      • Incorporation Case Files. 1874-1963
        Incorporation case files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to corporations. Some files also contain notices to pay licensing fees and taxes, oaths of office for corporate officers, annual reports, correspondence, or other miscellaneous documents. Case files are created during the length of a corporation’s duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate within Beaver County and serve as evidence of”due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2].”
    • Box Elder County
      • Certificates of Citizenship Record Books. 1868-1869
        This volume contains handwritten copies of citizenship certificates issued to newly naturalized U.S. citizens. The applicant’s name and current nationality were noted. The applicant was required to give evidence that he had declared his intention to become a citizen at least two years earlier. Two U.S. citizens attested that the applicant had resided in the United States at least five years and in Utah territory at least one year. They also testified that the applicant was of good moral character and behaved in a manner supportive of the U.S. Constitution.
      • Incorporation Case Files. 1873-1961
        Incorporation Case Files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to corporations. Some files also contain notices to pay licensing fees and taxes, oaths of office for corporate officers, annual reports, correspondence, or other miscellaneous documents. Case files are created during the length of a corporation’s duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate within Box Elder and serve as evidence of”due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2].”
      • Utah, Tremonton and Garland Obituaries, 1959-2013
        Index and images of obituaries collected by the LDS family history center in Tremonton and Garland.
      • Utah, Box Elder County Records, 1856-1960
        Images of county records, marriage, naturalization, military, probate and land and property located at the county courthouse in Brigham City, Utah. This collection is being published as images become available.
    • Cache County
      • Birth Registers. 1898-1905
        These records contain birth registers recorded during the years 1898 through 1904. Each entry has an assigned number, name of father, name of mother, date of birth, name of child, sex, race, color, residence of parents, and name of informant making the report.
      • Civil Case Files. 1860-1887
        In 1852 the Utah Territorial Legislature provided that the Probate Court should have jurisdiction not only in estate and guardianship matters, but original jurisdiction in civil, criminal, and chancery cases. The Probate Court could act as an appellant court to the Justice of the Peace Courts in the County, and decisions made in the Probate Court could be appealed to the District Court. This series includes those civil cases handled by the Probate Court which are not probate or estate cases. Civil cases include divorce and debt cases. In 1874 the federal Poland Act revoked the jurisdiction of the Probate Court over all but divorce and probate cases. In 1887, the federal Edmunds-Tucker act revoked Probate Court jurisdiction in divorce cases, and with that Act, the creation of this series ended.
      • Utah, Cache County Records, 1861-1955
        Deeds and soldier discharges acquired from the Cache County courthouse in Logan. This collection is being published as images become available.
    • Carbon County
      • Birth Registers. 1898-1905
        These records contain birth registers recorded during the years 1898 through 1905. Each entry has the date of birth, sex, race, color, parents, residence, name of informant making the report, and an assigned number. Anomalous entries for the years 1918 and 1919 have also been recorded.
    • Davis County
      • Birth Register. 1898-1905
        Each entry includes the date and place of birth, sex, race, color, parent’s names, residence, name of informant, and an assigned number.
      • Divorce Case Files. 1875-1886
        Generally, case files include a number of discrete documents. These documents may include an initiating petition, summons and subpoenas issued to the parties in the case and to witnesses, bonds, exhibits, statements of fees, and other documents created and filed with the Court during the process of the trial action. Civil cases may include affidavits of publication of summons in those cases where the defendant was not served personally, as well as decrees detailing the disposition of the case.
      • Divorce Registers of Actions. 1877, 1880
        This series consists of a register of actions, labeled “Docket A,” for divorce cases handled by the Davis County Probate Court. The register of actions documents the case number, the names of the parties, the names of attorneys representing the parties, and the dates on which individual documents in the case were filed with the court. In 1852 the territorial legislature gave county probate courts jurisdiction over divorce cases. In 1887, the federal Edmunds-Tucker act revoked Probate Court jurisdiction in divorce cases.
      • Utah, Davis County Records, 1869-1953
        Images of naturalization, birth, deaths, land and cemetery records from the county courthouse in Farmington. This collection is being published as images become available.
    • Emery County
      • Birth Registers. 1898-1905
        These records contain birth registers recorded during the years 1898 through 1905. Each entry has the date of birth, place of birth, sex, race, color, parents’ names, residence, name of informant making the report, and an assigned number.
    • Grand County
      • Birth Registers. 1898-1905
        These records contain birth registers recorded during the years 1898 through 1905. Each entry has the date of birth, name of child, place of birth, sex, race color, parents’ names, residence, name of informant making the report, and an assigned number. Also recorded are anomalous entries dated 1905 to 1939 which were entered long after the fact.
    • Iron County
      • Birth Registers. 1898-1905
        These records contain birth registers recorded during the years 1898 through 1905. Each entry has the date of birth, name of child, place of birth, sex, race, color, parents’ names, residence, name of informant making the report, and an assigned number.
    • Juab County
      • Citizen Certificate Stubs. 1908-1928
        This series contains stubs for certificates of citizenship issued by the court to newly naturalized citizens. The court clerk was responsible for sending the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization in Washington D.C. a duplicate of the certificate, “and to make and keep on file in his office a stub for each certificate so issued by him, whereon shall be entered a memorandum of all the essential facts set forth in such certificate.”1
      • Utah, Eureka and Payson, Births and Deaths, 1898-1903
        Index and images of a single register of births and deaths from the cities of Eureka and Payson. The book was donated by a member of the LDS Church and likely originated from a local government entity. Most of the pages in the register are blank so the total number of names is minimal. Images are being added to the collection as they become available.
      • Utah, Juab County Records, 1847-1948
        Images of land and probate records located at the Juab County Courthouse in Nephi. This collection is being published as images become available.
    • Kane County
      • Birth Registers. 1900-1905
        These records contain birth registers recorded during the years 1900 through 1905. Each entry has the name of child, date of birth, sex, race, color, parents’ names, residence, name of informant making the report, and an assigned number.
    • Piute County
      • Birth Register. 1898
        These records contain birth registers recorded from 1898 to 1905. Entries include the child’s name, date of birth, sex, race, color, parents’ names, place of residence, informant’s name, and assigned number.
      • Incorporation Case Files. 1891-1961
        Incorporation Case Files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to corporations. Some files also contain notices to pay licensing fees and taxes, oaths of office for corporate officers, annual reports, correspondence, or other miscellaneous documents. Case files are created during the length of a corporation’s duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate within Piute County and serve as evidence of”due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2].”
    • Rich County
      • Birth Registers. 1989-1905
        These records contain birth registers recorded during the years 1898 through 1905. Each entry has the date of birth, sex, race, color, parents’ names, residence, name of informant making the report, and an assigned number.
      • Incorporation Case Files. 1870-1961
        Incorporation Case Files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to corporations. Some files also contain notices to pay licensing fees and taxes, oaths of office for corporate officers, annual reports, correspondence, or other miscellaneous documents. Case files are created during the length of a corporation’s duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate within Piute County and serve as evidence of”due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2].”
    • Salt Lake County
      • Birth Registers. 1898-1905
        These records contain birth registers recorded during the years 1898 through 1905. Each entry has the sex, color, race, date of birth, place, father’s name, mother’s name, residence, and attending physician. Registers between 1904-1905 also include information about legitimacy, number of children by mother including stillbirths, parent’s ages and birthplaces.
      • Civil and Criminal Case Files. 1852-1887
        Generally, case files include a number of discrete documents. These documents may include an initiating petition, summons and subpoenas issued to the parties in the case and to witnesses and potential jury members, bonds, exhibits, statements of fees, and other documents created and filed with the Court during the process of the trial action. Criminal cases may also include grand jury indictments, jury verdicts, and orders of commitment to the penitentiary. Civil cases may include affidavits of publication of summons in those cases where the defendant was not served personally, as well as decrees detailing the disposition of the case. Appeals may include the transcript of the proceedings of the lower court. Some early cases include copies of the minutes of the proceedings.
      • Coroners’ Inquest Case Files. 1870-1871; 1886-1937
        Inquests, or hearings, were to be held on the bodies of persons who were supposed to have died by unlawful means to determine the cause of death and whether or not it was felonious. In practice, this also included inquests on those individuals whose deaths may have been natural, but where the cause was not certain. These files contain the results of those inquests from various precincts around the county.
      • Criminal Case Files. 1896-ongoing – Electronic index covers only 1896-1915
      • Probate Case Files. 1852-ongoing – Electronic index covers only 1852-1896
      • Citizenship Certificate Stubs, 1907-1925
        This series contains stubs for certificates of citizenship issued by the court to newly naturalized citizens. The court clerk was responsible for sending the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization in Washington D.C. a duplicate of the certificate, “and to make and keep on file in his office a stub for each certificate so issued by him, whereon shall be entered a memorandum of all the essential facts set forth in such certificate.” (Naturalization Act of June 29, 1906, Sec. 12, p. 117 in the Compiled Laws of Utah 1907. Charles S. Tingey, 1908, Salt Lake City.
    • San Juan County
      • Incorporation Case Files. 1886-1961
        Incorporation Case Files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to corporations. Some files contain notices to pay licensing fees and taxes, oaths of office for corporate officers, annual reports, correspondence, or other miscellaneous documents. Case files are created during the length of a corporation’s duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate within San Juan County and serve as evidence of”due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2].”
    • Sanpete County
      • Death Register. 1898-1905
        These records contain death registers for the years 1898-1905. Each entry has the decedent’ s name, date of death, place of death, term of residence, sex, color, race, age, occupation, cause of death, marital status, birthplace, residence, and name of informant.
      • Incorporation Case Files. 1870-1961
        Incorporation Case Files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to corporations. Some files contain notices to pay licensing fees and taxes, oaths of office for corporate officers, annual reports, correspondence, or other miscellaneous documents. Case files are created during the length of a corporation’s duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate within San Juan County and serve as evidence of”due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2].”
    • Summit County
      • Incorporation Case Files. 1882-1961
        Incorporation Case Files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to corporations. Some files contain notices to pay licensing fees and taxes, oaths of office for corporate officers, annual reports, correspondence, or other miscellaneous documents. Case files are created during the length of a corporation’s duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate within San Juan County and serve as evidence of”due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2].”
    • Tooele County
      • Utah, Tooele County Records, 1855-1956
        Marriage affidavits, grantor and grantee indexes, deeds, land abstracts, discharges, naturalization records, will index and other land indexes located at the county courthouse in Tooele. This collection is being published as images become available.
    • Uintah County
      • Birth Registers. 1898-1905
        These records contain birth registers recorded between 1898 and 1905. Each entry includes the child’s name, date of birth, sex, race, color, names of parents, place of residence, name of informant, and an assigned number.
      • Utah, Uintah County Marriage Records, 1888-1939
        Images of marriage applications and certificates located in the county courthouse in Vernal.
      • Incorporation Case Files. 1891-1961
        Incorporation Case Files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to corporations. Some files contain notices to pay licensing fees and taxes, oaths of office for corporate officers, annual reports, correspondence, or other miscellaneous documents. Case files are created during the length of a corporation’s duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate within San Juan County and serve as evidence of”due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2].”
      • Utah, Uintah County Military Discharge Records, 1893-2009
        Images of discharge records located in the county courthouse in Vernal.
      • Utah, Uintah County Naturalization and Citizenship Records, 1888-1929
        Images of naturalization records including declarations of intent, certificates of naturalization, orders of admission and petitions located in the county courthouse in Vernal.
      • Utah, Uintah County Land and Property Records, 1888-2004
        Images of deeds, deed indexes, and mining claim records located in the county courthouse in Vernal.
    • Utah County
      • Incorporation Case Files. 1872-1961
        Incorporation Case Files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to corporations. Some files contain notices to pay licensing fees and taxes, oaths of office for corporate officers, annual reports, correspondence, or other miscellaneous documents. Case files are created during the length of a corporation’s duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate within San Juan County and serve as evidence of”due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2].”
      • Utah, Eureka and Payson, Births and Deaths, 1898-1903
        Index and images of a single register of births and deaths from the cities of Eureka and Payson. The book was donated by a member of the LDS Church and likely originated from a local government entity. Most of the pages in the register are blank so the total number of names is minimal. Images are being added to the collection as they become available.
      • Utah, Utah County Records, 1850-1962
        Images of naturalization, land and vital records located at the Utah County Records Center in Spanish Fork. This collection is being published as images become available.
    • Washington County
      • Incorporation Case Files. 1891-1961
        Incorporation Case Files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments to corporations. Some files contain notices to pay licensing fees and taxes, oaths of office for corporate officers, annual reports, correspondence, or other miscellaneous documents. Case files are created during the length of a corporation’s duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate within San Juan County and serve as evidence of”due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2].”
    • Wasatch County
      • Citizen Certificate Stubs. 1907-1924
        This series contains stubs for certificates of citizenship issued by the court to newly naturalized citizens. The court clerk was responsible for sending the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization in Washington D.C. a duplicate of the certificate, “and to make and keep on file in his office a stub for each certificate so issued by him, whereon shall be entered a memorandum of all the essential facts set forth in such certificate.” (Naturalization Act of June 29, 1906, Sec. 12, p. 117 in the Compiled Laws of Utah 1907. Charles S. Tingey, 1908, Salt Lake City.)
      • Naturalization Record Books. 1896-1935
        The volumes have incomplete indices at the beginning. Entries are alphabetic by the first letter of the petitioner’s surname. A complete index is available electronically.
    • Weber County
      • Birth Register. 1898-1905
        These records contain birth registers recorded from 1898 through 1905. Each entry includes an assigned number; child’s name; sex; legitimacy ; color; race; date and place of birth; parent’s names; attending physician; informant; and remarks. On the reel, the register is followed by individual certificates.
      • Ogden Birth Register, 1890-1905
        The Ogden City Recorder kept a register of births occurring within Ogden which included a name, parents, date of birth, residence, race, sex, whether stillborn or live birth, name of attending physician and remarks. The recorder also collected supplemental information confirming births in the form of affidavits and birth certificates, including some for births prior to 1890. These were interleaved, taped and glued to the pages of the original register.
      • Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939
        Index of marriage applications, licenses, and certificates located at the Weber County Courthouse in Ogden. Due to privacy restrictions, FamilySearch can show images of the records created only through 1939. For access to all other images, patrons will be redirected to the Weber County website. All images associated with this collection are courtesy of Weber County.
      • Civil and Criminal Case Files. 1852-1887
        Generally, case files include a number of discrete documents. These documents may include an initiating petition, summons and subpoenas issued to the parties in the case and to witnesses and potential jury members, bonds, exhibits, statements of fees, and other documents created and filed with the Court during the process of the trial action. Criminal cases may also include grand jury indictments, jury verdicts, and orders of commitment to the penitentiary. Civil cases may include affidavits of publication of summons in those cases where the defendant was not served personally, as well as decrees detailing the disposition of the case. Appeals may include the transcript of the proceedings of the lower court. Some early cases include copies of the minutes of the proceedings.
      • Civil and Criminal Case Registers of Actions. 1868-1887
        These volumes were used to record the filing of individual documents in each case file heard by the Probate Court. The entries include the names of the parties involved in the case, names of counsel, the case type, dates on which documents were filed, and a brief description of the document. The entries act as a chronology for each individual case. Many entries also include a note if the court costs were paid in the case. Case types include criminal hearings and various types of civil suits. The Probate Court had jurisdiction over many types of actions until 1874 when the federal Poland Act revoked the jurisdiction of the Probate Court over all but divorce and probate cases. In 1887, the federal Edmunds-Tucker act revoked Probate Court jurisdiction in divorce cases, and with that Act, the creation of this series ended. The first volume also includes brief judgment records for four cases that postdate the registers of actions in the book. These entries include the case number, the parties listed as debtor and creditor, the amount of the judgment, the date of entry, and a page reference to the court minute book.
  • Utah Court Records
    • Utah, Territorial Case Files of the U.S. District Courts, 1870-1896
      2,593 territorial case files of the U.S. district courts of Utah, 1870-1896. The district courts were located in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, and Beaver. Most of the cases involve polygamy, but other issues were dealt with as well, including robbing of the mails, illegal voting, violations of liquor and tobacco tariff laws, possession of counterfeit coins, and embezzlement. Records were arranged by the surname of the defendant and numbered. Index provided by Fold3.
    • Utah, Probate Records, 1851-1961
      Collection of probate records, including case files and other documents created by the Probate Courts of various Utah counties. Probates were generally recorded in the county of residence. This collection covers probate records created 1851-1961, but the content and time period of the records will vary by county. Additional records may be added to this collection. Check the wiki or browse the collection to determine current coverage.
    • Second District
    • Third District
      • Incorporation Case Files. 1887-1896
        Incorporation Case Files contain at a minimum the original articles of incorporation and any subsequent amendments. Some files also contain notices to pay licensing fees and taxes, oaths of office for corporate officers, annual reports, correspondence, or other miscellaneous documents. Case files are created during the length of a corporation’s duration. The case file is generated when companies incorporate and serve as evidence of”due incorporation of the corporation [UCA 16-2]. Most of these are incorporations of mining and natural resource companies.”
      • Territorial Criminal Case Files. 1882-1896
        Case files act as documentation that tracks criminal cases as they proceed through the court system and subsequently become the official files in reference to individual cases. The records usually contain the following information: case number, defendants name, filing date, charges, names of witnesses, and court actions taken. These records may also contain information about the counsel for defendant, names of jurors, verdicts, statements of witnesses, and judgments. Some case files may include these documents: petitions to the court, transcripts, warrants of execution and confinement, warrants of death, notices of appeal, complaints, orders to show cause, court orders to the jury or defendant, and trial evidence. Documents such as warrants, subpoenas, and affidavits may also be included.
    • Fourth District
      • Declarations of Intent Record Books. 1878-1895
        These volumes record individuals’ vows to later become United States citizens and to renounce their current citizenship. The volumes have standardized forms for declarations of intention with blanks for insertions of the individual’s name, former sovereign, date, and signatures of the individual and the court clerks witnessing the statement.
    • Prisoner’s Pardon Application Case Files. 1892-1949
      Case files consist of letters to the Governor, a formal application for a pardon, petitions and letters of support from the public and officials connected to the case and during the first 40 years, case files often contained court transcripts, biographical sketches, prison evaluations and a wide variety of related documentation. Cases illustrate the process of review by the board of cases of prisoners incarcerated in the Utah prison system to determine if they should be released before their regular sentence ended. Documents contain personal data about the prisoner, criminal activity, family background and evaluation of the prisoner’s adjustment to incarceration.
    • Pardons Granted Record Books. 1880-1921
      Each entry includes the name of the person pardoned, the court in which the case was originally tried, the type of crime committed, the term of sentence, and usually a short explanation of the reasons for granting the pardon.
  • Utah Genealogy
    • Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001
      Images of various record types held by the Utah State Archives. Record types include civil and criminal case files, divorce records, probate case files and naturalization records for Beaver, Box Elder, Carbon, Davis, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Piute, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Wasatch, and Weber counties. Coverage of record type and date range varies by county. This collection will also include cemetery records for Beaver, Charleston, Fillmore, Garland, Glenwood, Grantsville, Hyrum, Junction, Kaysville, Marysville, Midvale, Murray, Paragonah, Salt Lake City, Scipio, and Spring City. This collection is being published as images become available.
  • Utah History
    • Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868
      Database from the LDS Church History Library containing a compilation of names obtained from rosters and other reliable sources of individuals who immigrated to Utah during this two-decade period. Each company is listed under its captain’s name, and basic information is provided including a photograph of the captain, where available. Many company pages include a list of diaries, journals, letters, and reminiscences written by company members, as well as contemporary reports about the company. The content of several thousand of those narratives has been transcribed and is included in the database.
    • Utah, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847-1868
      Images and index of the portraits from Frank Esshom’s Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah: Comprising Photographs, Genealogies, Biographies2. This collection does not include the additional material from the volume.
    • Utah, George Edward Anderson Photo Collection, 1860-1928
      Index to the Anderson photography collection located at the Harold B. Lee Library, Special Collections, Brigham Young University, Provo. This index does not include every photograph in the collection but is limited to those containing individuals who have been identified by the photographer or by the record custodian. The entire collection, as well as a more detailed description of each photograph,can be found on the BYU Library website.
    • Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900
      Images of index cards in alphabetical order for some members of the LDS Church. The names on the cards come primarily from sources from 1830 to the mid-1900s. The Early Church Information File (ECIF) was created using various sources including LDS church records, journals, biographies, cemetery records, immigration records and published books.
  • Utah Immigration and Migration
  • Utah Military Records
    • Utah Forts
      List of colonial forts, trading posts, named camps, redoubts, reservations, general hospitals, national cemeteries, etc., established or erected in the United States from its earliest settlement to 1902.
    • Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877
      Records of the territorial militia (Nauvoo Legion) from the Utah Territory. Papers include muster rolls, correspondence, payrolls, morning reports, receipts, returns, and journals. Utah State Archives Record Series 2210. The collection is arranged by document number. For an index to document numbers 1-1592 see Index to place names film 536222, index to subject names film 536223 and index to personal names film 536224.
    • Mormon Battalion and the Mexican War 
    • Indian War Records
      • Indian War Service Affidavits. 1909-1919
      • Utah Applications Indian War Service Medals, 1905-1912
        Index and images of applications for Indian war service medals. In 1905 the Utah legislature awarded service medals to veterans who served between 1850 and 1872 in conflicts with Native Americans. The collection is located at the Utah State Archives and is Series 2220. The applications are arranged alphabetically by veteran’s name and include age, birthplace, residence, war served, date enrolled, rank, commanding officer, places served, years served, and type of service.
      • Utah, Indian War Service Affidavits, 1909-1917
        Digital capture of service affidavits of veterans who served in the militia during the Indian Wars. Original records located at the Utah State Archives. The collection is arranged alphabetically by surname within box and folder number. The collection is Series 2217. The affidavits were created to assistant in validating pension claims. There are three types of forms: affidavit of soldier, affidavit of widow or child, and affidavit of witness. In most cases there will be two images per affidavit.
    • Civil War Records
      • Utah, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
        Union service records of soldiers who served in Captain Lot [Lott] Smith’s Company,Utah Cavalry. The records include a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The jacket-envelope typically contains card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, inspection reports; and the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier’s surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917 and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M692. Index courtesy of Fold3.
      • Civil War Pensions Index Cards
        Each card gives the soldier’s name, unit, the application number, the certificate number and the state from which the soldier served. In some cases, the soldier’s rank, terms of service, date of death and place of death are given. The index cards refer to pension applications of veterans who served in the U.S. Army between 1861 and 1917. The majority of the records pertain to Civil War veterans, but they also include veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, Indian wars, and World War I.
      • Utah, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1879-1934
        Index and images of membership records of the Utah Department Grand Army of the Republic. An oragnization of Union army and navy veterans of the Civil War. The collection consists of registers, lists and and descriptive books of local post (chapters) Records may include town of residence, military unit, date of enlistment, date of discharge, age and birthplace.
    • World War I Records
    • World War II Records
    • Korean War Casualty List
    • Vietnam War Casualty List
  • Utah Native American Records
  • Utah Newspaper Records
    • Utah, Obituaries from Utah Newspapers, 1850-2005
      Name index to obituaries from Utah newspapers. The images are located on the University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library’s Utah Digital Newspaper project. The obituary date range will vary by newspaper.
    • ObitsUtah Obituary Index
      Every name index to obituaries listed on ObitsUtah.com, a statewide obituary listing developed in association with the Utah Funeral Directors Association and its member mortuaries. ObitsUtah began publishing obituaries online in 2010.
  • Utah Vital Records
    • Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915
      Name index and images of Salt Lake County Birth records from 1890-1915. The records are arranged in volumes chronologically. The records from 1890-1908 were recorded in registers and are arranged numerically.
    • Utah, Births and Christenings, 1892-1941
      Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Utah. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
    • Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937
      Name index of marriage records from local county courthouses. The records consist of bound volumes, applications, licenses, certificates, etc. This collection is currenlty 71% complete and more records will be added as they are completed.
    • Utah, Marriages, 1887-1966
      Name index to marriage records from the state of Utah. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
    • Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949
      This project was indexed in partnership with the Utah Genealogical Association. Name index and images for Salt Lake County death records from 1908-1949. The volumes are arranged chronologically. The entries are arranged numerically. Deaths from 1908-1949 were recorded on certificates . They are arranged numerically by registered number then by date of death (i.e. month & year). Some records in this collection may be for deaths occurring before 1908 where the remains were re-interred between 1908 and 1949.
    • Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946
      Name index to death and burial records from the state of Utah. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 148,933 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
    • Death Certificate Electronic Index. 1904-1954
      The Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics began issuing death certificates in 1904. A death certificate is the permanent legal record of an individual’s death. Each death certificate includes the decedent’s full name, date of death, county where death occurred, decedent’s race and gender, place and date of birth, marital status, occupation, permanent residence, place and date of burial, time of death, chief cause and contributory factors of death, and if applicable, where illness was contracted and duration of illness. Death certificates also include the names and birthplaces of parents. After 1919 death certificates indicated whether an autopsy had been performed and provided immediate surgical history prior to death. After 1935 state law required the inclusion of information about violent deaths, including accidents, homicides, and suicides. Certificates indicate whether death occurred at home, in a public place, or in the workplace. In 1940 the certificates began including Social Security numbers and information about the decedent’s veteran status. Prior to 1910 permits relating to the transport of corpses were included with death certificates.
    • Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964
      Index and images of state death certificates acquired from the Utah State Archives. The records are arranged by year, county, box and folder number.

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Footnotes

  1. Naturalization Act of June 29, 1906, Sec. 12, p. 117 in the Compiled Laws of Utah 1907. Charles S. Tingey, 1908, Salt Lake City. 

  2. Salt Lake City: Utah Pioneer Books, 1913 

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