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Guide to Beaver 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 1856, when the county was formed.
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Beaver County, Utah
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Founded January 10, 1856
County Seat Beaver
Courthouse
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Address County Administration Building
Post Office Box 392
105 East Center
Beaver UT 84713
Website: www.beaver.utah.gov
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Contents

County Facts

County Court House

Beaver County Courthouse
105 E Center, PO Box 392
Beaver, Ut 84713-0392
Phone: 435-438-6463

County Clerk has birth records 1897-1905, divorce records from 1871, probate records from 1872 and court records from 1856. The Beaver City Office has burned records.[1]

Dates for major county records[2]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1887-present 1900-present 1856, 1860... 1867-present 1856-present
For earlier dates, try... Church · Obituaries · Cemeteries · Parent Counties

Parent Counties

Beaver County, Utah was created Jan 10, 1856 from: Iron and Millard Counties.

Boundary Changes

See UT: Index of Counties... from Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, for a timeline of boundary changes for Beaver County, Utah.

Neighboring Counties

Beaver County, Utah is surrounded by: Garfield · Iron · Millard · Piute · Sevier counties in Utah and Lincoln County, Nevada
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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 Beaver County, Utah 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.

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

See United States Business Records

Mining Industry

The mining industry in Beaver county created several boom towns, most of which are now ghost towns.

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.

State and national resources for Beaver County, Utah cemeteries
Online Transcripts
(names) or Images
Published Grave
Transcripts
Lists of Cemeteries
in the County
FindAGrave FamilySearch Library (bullet above) FindAGrave
Interment.net Early Church Info File USGenWeb Tombstone Project
Utah Cemeteries and Burial Database (Select the county) WorldCat UTGenWeb Cemeteries
Utah Gravestones Utah Periodicals Epodunk
UTGenWeb Cemeteries Utah Hometown Locator Cemeteries
Billion Graves Utah Cemeteries Search (Select the county)
Linkpendium Genealogy Trails
Veterans to 1966
See Utah Cemeteries for details about each site.

Census

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

  • See Utah Census for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.
  • See statewide printed indexes, including 1856.
  • Check county indexes when online indexes fail. Created by people who knew the families of the area, they are often more accurate and they may have added insights. See periodicals and local libraries or other record holders.

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 Beaver County, Utah at the town level (space, then select a town) or county level (select Church topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
Catholic
Episcopal
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)

Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Beaver County Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Beaver County LDS wards and branches: history and records

Stakes: Beaver Stake, Utah (covers the entire county)

Places: Adamsville · Beaver · Frisco · Grampton: See Frisco · Greenville · Manderfield · Milford · Minersville · Newhouse · North Creek ·

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

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Southern Utah Mortuary[3]
195 North 90 East
Beaver, UT 84713
Phone: 877-438-2201
Fax: 435-438-2323

298 South 100 West
Milford, UT 84751
Phone: 435-5886-4040
Toll Free Phone: 888-586-4040
Fax: 435-586-4343

Swindlehurst Funeral Home [4]
360 West 100 North
Beaver, UT 84713
Phone: 435-439-5565

Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

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

See UT: Index of Counties... from Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, for a timeline of boundary changes for Beaver County, Utah.

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Beaver County, Utah and towns within the county.
Wikipedia
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  • 1776. Southern Piute Indians inhabited the area when the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition visited the area.
  • 1856 January. Beaver County created by the Utah Territorial Legislature from Iron and Millard Counties.
  • 1856. Mormon settlers from Cedar City founded the city of Beaver, Utah. By 1869, there were enough people to organize a stake.
  • 1873. Ft. Cameron was established by the U.S. Army and abandoned after World War I (1914-1918).
  • 1880. Arrival of the Utah Southern Railroad increased development.
  • 1880s. Mining increased development. Mining declined after World War I (1914-1918).
  • 1918-. After World War I ended, Ft. Cameron was abandoned and mining declined.

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.

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Beaver County, Utah for emigrant settlers included:

Military

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.)

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.

Resources include:

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.

Public Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital records of birth, marriage, death, and divorce are created by civil (state, county, or city) officials. See Utah Vital Records for details and history of the records.

Birth
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Beaver County, Utah. Also available: How to Find Birth Information in Utah.
Follow the suggestions under the year span that matches when your ancestor was born:
Birth before 1856
Beaver County, Utah was formed in January 10, 1856.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search Parent Counties.
Birth 1856 - 1897
No birth records were created for Beaver County, Utah by either by county or state civil authorities in this time period.
Follow these suggestions to find birth information for this time period:
Birth 1898 - present
County clerks became responsible for recording births beginning in 1898.[8] 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[9] are open to the public.
  • Online index to births 1897–1905 Series 83773  for Beaver County, Utah by the Utah State Archives. (Free) Search by names of parents, as many entries do not give the child's name. Each entry includes date of birth, sex, residence, etc. There is one record of birth for December 1897.
    • FamilySearch Library copy: FHL film 485235 item 1-2 .
    • Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.
  • 1906-1910 online images for Beaver County, Utah at the State Archives. Browse the "not yet indexed" area by year and county. Most entries do have names of children.
  • Online Utah, Births and Christenings, 1892-1941, a FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. (Index only, free). Created from the old IGI, this is a mix of some extracted records and submissions by patrons. Please realize it is not complete.
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
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

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, birth date, 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 Beaver County, Utah mortality schedule.

Voting Registers

Websites

Links to indexes or images of records:

  • FamilySearch.org. Collections are growing at record rates. If the county is not listed, check later.
  • UTGenWeb
  • Ancestry.com ($) Card Catalog likely lists Beaver County records.

Links to Beaver County, Utah collections:

See also Archives, Libraries, etc. and Utah Archives and Libraries for other catalogs to search.

Sites that gather links to the Internet

Archives, Libraries, etc.

Resources for Beaver County, Utah are available in libraries, archives, and other repositories at all levels: the town, the county, the state (including universities), and the nation.

See these headings for Beaver County, Utah details: Courthouse · FamilySearch Centers · Libraries · Museums · Other Repositories · Societies

Courthouse

Beaver County, Utah Website
County Administration Building
Post Office Box 392
105 East Center
Beaver UT 84713 Beaver County doesn't have a main switchboard, and each department has its own mailing address. To get individual phone numbers, fax numbers, and mailing addresses, go to that department's page or check the Officials page. [11]

FamilySearch Centers

Libraries

Local public libraries usually have histories, genealogies, indexes of cemeteries, copies of local newspapers, or other records for the area they serve. Many libraries in Utah have an area dedicated to local collections and manuscripts.

  • Beaver Public Library; 55 W Center Street, Beaver, Utah 84713-1092; Phone 435-438-5274; Fax 435-438-5826
    • Collections:
  • Milford Public Library; 100 W 400 S, Milford, Utah 84751; Phone: 435-387-5039; Fax: 435-387-5027
    • Collections:
  • Minersville Public Library; 40 W. Main, Minersville, Utah 84752-0250; Phone: 435-386-2267; Fax: 435-386-1813
    • Collections:

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

Museums

Other repositories

Societies

Towns and Communities

The mining industry in Beaver county created several boom towns, most of which are now ghost towns.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Beaver County, Utah Page 686 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  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 Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  4. Funeral Home Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  5. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  6. "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).
  8. Utah State Archives, Birth Records guide, accessed 28 July 2012.)
  9. State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. Accessed 7/31/2012
  10. "Beaver County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Beaver/, accessed 1 February 2012.
  11. County Website

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