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Task Description

Add information to the History area, located under Quick Facts on each county page.

Where to find the information

Several sites are loaded with information about the history of Utah's counties. For this task, however, we will use only Wikipedia as the resource. (Otherwise, this task will mushroom out of proportion at the expense of completing other tasks.) Also, information in Wikipedia can be used without copyright issues in FamilySearch Research Wiki.

To use Wikipedia, simply do a Google search for the name of the county and select the Wikipedia article.

Before you begin your timeline:
1) copy the following paragraph and paste it to the county page:

NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for

2) Add the name of the county with a link to the Wikipedia article for that county. (See Tooele County for an example.)

What to add

Click to jump to:

A History in Timeline format

See Timeline Example below.

Putting the history in Timeline format lets users to scan for the years that affected their ancestors. It also makes it easy for writers to insert events between years.

Please keep event descriptions very short. The computer screen is not like reading a book or an article in a magazine.

In reality, it may never be "complete." Whatever you add will be a great improvement.

Please include events that affected records, or record-keeping, such as:

  • Settlement and migration into or out of the county. This can include an influx of settlers from specific countries, such as Scandinavians, or religious groups.
  • County formation and boundary changes. (This is given elsewhere for each county, but should also be in the timeline, since it is a great summary of major events over the years.)
  • County buildings where officers created and stored the records. What did they use before a courthouse was built?
  • Fires, floods, and other natural disasters that destroyed the records or changed where they were stored.
  • Crop damage or mining incidents that led to booms, busts, and ghost settlements.
  • Whatever you find that is interesting and will help users know what affected migrations, records, and record-keeping.


Books and Internet Sites for County History
If you find an internet site or a book you want to tell people about, please place them under Local Histories, which appears further down on the county page under the Resources heading.

An Interesting fact

Although you start by filling out a timeline history, you will likely find a fact or event that is unique to the county and interesting to users.

  • For example, "Hole the Rock, the hideout of the famous gang of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, is in this county."
    • Note: If you added an example like this, users would benefit if you included a link to the Internet for Hole in the Rock, Butch Cassidy, and Sundance Kid.

Timeline Example:

The timeline needs to be to the point and easy to scan (by users) and to insert events (by writers).

Please use a bulleted list arranged by date with the year first. Then type a brief description of the event, such as:

  • 1849 October. The first Mormon settlers arrived in (add name of town or area)
  • 1850. (name of county) was established as an original county in Utah Territory. It included the entire area west to the California border, which is now in Nevada.
  • 1852. 85 families lived in the areas of (add names of places)
  • 18__. Nevada Territory was formed, decreasing the size of this county.
  • 18__. The first courthouse was built.
(NOTE: The above timeline is fictitious and given as a formatting example only.)

For an example, see Tooele County.


Assignment Chart

Volunteers are needed to check all 29 counties, adding items as appropriate. Please place four tildes (~~~~) in the "Volunteer" column next to the counties you choose for this assignment. This will automatically give your username and the date you signed up.

Beaver — Grand Counties

County Volunteer Date Completed Remarks
Beaver

Loisfowles 15:23, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

. 8/11/11 . Timeline added
Box Elder

. Loisfowles Nolaneclark 21:31, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Cathymstevens 15:35, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

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. 11/22/11

. 11/22/11

. Timeline added
Cache

JeffreyWStevens 21:53, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Gloriaannclark 16:48, 1 December 2011 (UTC)


.11/22/11 

12/01/11


. Timeline added

added more to Timeline 

Carbon

. Loisfowles

JeffreyWStevens 20:00, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

. 8/24/11

.11/23/11

. Timeline added
Daggett

. Loisfowles  18 Aug 2011

Cathymstevens 15:52, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

. 8/18/11

.11/23/11

. Timeline added
Davis . Loisfowles 17:49, 18 August 2011 (UTC) . 8/19/11 . Timeline added
Duchesne

. Loisfowles

Cathymstevens 20:12, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

. 8/31/11

.11/23/11

.Timeline added 
Emery

. Loisfowles 23:39, 31 August 2011 (UTC)Aug 31 2011

Gbo17 15:40, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

.11/14/11

11/28/11

.Timeline added

. added more to Timeline

Garfield

. Solah 20:12, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Cathymstevens 16:22, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

10 Nov 2011 

30 Nov 2011

. Timeline needed. Can we put the Bryce Canyon image elsewhere?

. Timeline added  

Grand

. Loisfowles

JeffreyWStevens 20:59, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

. 8/31/11

.11/23/11

. Timeline added

Iron — San Juan Counties

County Volunteer Date Completed Remarks
Iron . Loisfowles 21:55, 24 August 2011 (UTC) Nolaneclark 20:52, 22 November 2011 (UTC) . Aug 20, 2011; 11/22/11 . Wikipedia did not have any history. Added timeline from Parowan & Ceder City articles
Juab

. MarkhamMJ 15:57, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Gbo17 20:13, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

.


. 23 Nov, 20


.

. Timeline added

Kane

. Loisfowles 23:43, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Gbo17 18:09, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

. 8/31/11

 11/23/11

. Timeline added

Millard

. Loisfowles 23:46, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

JeffreyWStevens 16:36, 30 November 2011 (UTC) 


. 8/31/11

.11/30/11



. Timeline added 

Morgan

. Loisfowles 23:56, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Gloriaannclark 16:52, 1 December 2011 (UTC)


. 8/31/11

11/28/11


. Timeline added

added more to Timeline 

Piute

. Loisfowles 00:00, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

JeffreyWStevens 17:03, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

Gloriaannclark 16:46, 1 December 2011 (UTC)


. 8/31/11

.11/30/11

12/01/11

.


. Timeline added

added more to Timeline 

Rich

Loisfowles

Gbo17 20:44, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

. 11/14/11

  11/22/11


  

. Timeline added

Salt Lake Solah 14:48, 15 November 2011 (UTC). 18 Nov 2011. . Timeline added
San Juan

Solah 18:26, 7 November 2011 (UTC)


8 Nov 2011 

. This county is not organized the same as other counties. Resolved by PXH before 7/13/11 * 

Timeline added 

Sanpete — Weber Counties

County Volunteer Date Completed Remarks
Sanpete

Familyjournals 19:04, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Cathymstevens 17:17, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

21 Sept 2011

30 Nov 2011

. Timeline added
Sevier Solah 22:01, 11 November 2011 (UTC) 14 Nov 2011 . Timeline added
Summitt Solah 20:47, 11 November 2011 (UTC) 11 Nov 2011  . Timeline added
Tooele . AdkinsWH 21:11, 21 July 2011 (UTC) . 21 July 2011 . Timeline added
Uintah Solah 19:48, 11 November 2011 (UTC)  11 Nov 2011 . Timeline added
Utah . MarkhamMJ 15:57, 27 July 2011 (UTC)     Solah 18:25, 18 November 2011 (UTC)  18 Nov 2011. . Timeline added
Wasatch Solah 22:33, 10 November 2011 (UTC) 11 Nov 2011  . Timeline added
Washington

.--Utahnancy 03:11, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Cathymstevens 20:52, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

. 29 Nov 2011 . Timeline added
Wayne Solah 19:31, 31 October 2011 (UTC) 10 Nov 2011 . Timeline added 
Weber .Familyjournals 19:04, 30 August 2011 (UTC) 21 Sept 2011 . Timeline added
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