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The genealogy guide to find parents, birth, marriage, death, and other information for residents of Beaver County, Utah since January 1, 1856. Lists online, published, and original resources, such as cemeteries, censuses, church, court, land, probate, obituaries, and more.

Dates for major county records[1]
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
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Beaver County, Utah
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Facts
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

Helpful 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.[2]

Parent Counties

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

Neighboring Counties

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

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

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.

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Interment.net
Utah Cemeteries & Burial Database
Utah Gravestones
UTGenWeb Cemeteries
Billion Graves
Linkpendium
Veterans to 1966
State and national resources for Beaver County, Utah cemeteries
Online Grave Transcripts
or Images
Published Grave
Transcripts
Lists of Cemeteries
in the County

FamilySearch Library

Early Church Info File

WorldCat

Utah Periodicals

FindAGrave

USGenWeb Tombstone Project

UTGenWeb Cemeteries

Epodunk

Utah Hometown Locator Cemeteries

Utah Cemeteries Search

Genealogy Trails

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.

Churches and Religious Groups

Church and religious group records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level.

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.

The film numbers, for each ward, can be located through the church records in Beaver County, Utah or by referring to: :Jaussi, Laureen Richardson, Laureen Richardson Jaussi, and Laureen Richardson Jaussi. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. Provo, Utah (31 East 2050 North, Provo 84604): Genealogy Tree, 1982. WorldCat 8443469 FHL 979.2258 A3 FHL 6031507. These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.

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 ·

Church units without place names: Murdock Academy


Court Records

Directories

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

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.

History

History Timeline
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
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Beaver County, Utah
  • 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 abandonded 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).

Land and Property

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

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

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

Public Records

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

Resource Repositories

Courthouses

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. [8]

Family Search Centers
Libraries

Local libraries frequently have books that pertain to the surrounding area, including genealogies, histories, and transcripts of records, such as cemeteries, censuses, and county records. Many of the libraries in Utah have a separate room or section dedicated to that collection.

  • Template:FHL&(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Beaver County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
  • Links to the FamilySearch Catalog are under most topics for this county.
  • Check the catalog for Allen County (Indiana) Public Library for Beaver County, Utah items

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Museums
Other repositories
Societies

Taxation

Vital 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:
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

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:
1898-present
County clerks became responsible for recording births beginning in 1898.[9] 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[10] 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: Template:FHL& .
    • 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
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.

  • 1900-1905 - Beaver County Death Registers (1900-1905) at Utah State Archives - free. Template:FHL& *1900-1905 - Beaver County, Utah Deaths, 1900-05 at Ancestry ($). *1904 - deaths This county GenWeb site contains about 45 entries which are user submitted. (May not be complete). Click on a filename to see details entered from state death certificates. Free.
  • 1904-1956 - Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at Family History Library Catalog.
    Death Record Substitutes
  • 1870 - U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 at Ancestry ($). Includes 1870 Beaver County, Utah mortality schedule.
    *Utah State Burial Index for death before 1904

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities

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

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Beaver County, Utah Page 686 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  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. County Website
  9. Utah State Archives, Birth Records guide, accessed 28 July 2012.)
  10. State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. Accessed 7/31/2012
  11. "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.

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