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Mountain Home Range, Beaver County, UT
Dates for major county records
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Beaver County, Utah
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Location in the state of 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

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

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.

Church Records

General

  • Church 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


Catholic

Episcopal

Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
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.

Court Records

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some court records in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Directories

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some directories in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Ethnic and Other Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

History

  • Bradley, Martha Sonntag. A History of Beaver County available at Marriott Library Digital Collections. Searchable.
  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some Histories in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.
Timeline History
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 Beaver, Utah.
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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 a section of Iron County.
  • 1856. Mormon settlers (from Parawan?) 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. The fort was 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

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some Land and property records in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

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:

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some migration or emigration to Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some Naturalization records in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Newspapers

  • One major resource for newspapers throughout Utah is the University of Utah's Utah Digital Newspapers project "with more than 600,000 pages of digitized Utah historical newspapers." Two newspapers from Beaver County are included in this digital project, the Southern Utonian and Beaver City Press. Read more... about using Utah newspapers for your family history research.

Obituaries

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

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some Probate records in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Public Records

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some Public records in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Resource Repositories

Archives, Libraries, and Museums
  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some records about archives in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.
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. [4]

Family History Centers
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some Vital records and Divorce records in Beaver County, Utah. (In the Catalog, click on the link to a title to see details.) Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.
Birth
Marriage

See also Statewide collections.

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.
  • 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.

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities

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

References

  1. "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).
  2. "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).
  4. County Website
  5. "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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