Box Elder County, Utah

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Dates for major county records[1]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1888-present 1898-present 1856, 1860... 1856-present 1856-present
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Box Elder County, Utah
Map
Map of Utah highlighting Box Elder County
Location in the state of Utah
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Location of Utah in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 5, 1856
County Seat Brigham City
Courthouse
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Address County Courthouse
1 South Main St.
Brigham City, UT 84302
Website: www.boxeldercounty.org
Named for: the many box elder trees in the area, Latin: Acer_negundo

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Contents

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

  • History of Box Elder County [3]
  • Box Elder County, Utah newspaper card index historical, biographical, vital records
Newspaper card index to births, deaths, divorces, marriages, and subject index, 1890-1915 [4]
Newspaper card index, locality index [5] 
Newspaper card index, biographies [6] 
Newspaper card index, subject and vital record index - Corinne newspapers, 1869-1875 [7]
  • Biographies(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Box Elder County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

List of Box Elder County, Utah Cemeteries that exist or in some cases no longer exist.


  • Box Elder County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site
  • Cemetery records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Box Elder County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
  • USGenWeb Archives Box Elder County, Utah provides names in Plymouth Cemetery and Woodmen of the World of Box Elder County.
  • The city of Howell Utah has a very nice cemetery it is on the main road that leads to the Howell church from highway 83. It is on the South side of the road and is easy to find.
  • There is an other cemetery in Howell we call it the baby cemetery it is on the road the leads to the head of the creek. It is about two hundred yards North of where Rex Nesson lives and is about one hundred yards east of the road. This cemetery is quite old and there are about six graves there. *Tremonton has a large cemetery in town. A large cemetery there is the Riverview Cemetery, while a smaller one just outside of town is the Salt Creek Cemetery.

BillionGraves:

Census

The 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Box Elder County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Utah Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in national indexes, try checking local indexes. Created by experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide indexes. See Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

  • 1856
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • Censuses(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Box Elder County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Church Records

Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. However histories of churches on the county level are listed in the Family History Library Catalog. Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Box Elder County Wards and Branches can also be found by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.

Court Records

Directories

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

Ethnic and Other Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

History

History Timeline

NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Box Elder County.

  • 1800’s- The Bear River Valley was originally inhabited by the Fremont and Shoshoni Indians. Then French-Canadian trappers entered the valley.
  • 1851. First permanent homes in county at site of present Brigham City
  • 1851. Willard settled by Mormon settlers.
  • 1852. Perry was settled by Orrin Porter Rockwell. Early name was Three Mile Cre
  • 1853. Lorenzo Snow created first self-sufficient city (present-day Brigham City)
  • 1856. Box Elder County formed
  • 1861. Honeyville settled. Agricultural community.
  • 1863. Mantua settled by Danish families called by authorities of L.D.S. Church to settle in valley.
  • 1864. Deweyville settled by William Empey.
  • 1868. Elwood settled by homesteaders and families with "squatter rights."
  • 1869 May. Golden spike driven at Promontory Summit to connect Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads.
  • 1869. Plymouth founded.  Named for imagined resemblance of nearby large rock to the Plymouth Rock.
  • 1869. Corinne laid out by Union Pacific and settled by people of different religions.
  • 1871. Snowville settled at direction of Brigham Young.  Named after Mormon Apostle Lorenzo Snow.
  • 1886. Bear River City incorporated.
  • 1890. Penrose named for Mormon Apostle Charles W. Penrose. Lush grass and watering places for herds of deer and tribes of Indians.
  • 1892. Town of Fielding erected. Named after Mary Fielding Smith..
  • 1929.  Elwood established.  Early name was Manila Ward.
  • 1940’s. Economic boost during WWII, with creation of Bushnell General Hospital
  • 1950-1960’s. Major growth in county, with Thiokol plant built in 1957

Land

  • Land records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Box Elder County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
  • Indian Land Records, 1884-1930. FHL Film: 480866 Item 5

Maps

For historical maps of Utah and Box Elder County, see:

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Box Elder 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.

 

Obituaries

Officials and Employees

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

Public Records

Resource Repositories

Courthouses
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Box Elder County, Utah
Address: 1 South Main St, Brigham City, UT 84302
Phone (Brigham City): 435-734-3300
Phone (Tremonton): 435-257-5810
Hours: 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday
  Box Elder County Home Page History of the Box Elder County Courthouse


County seat: Brigham City

Family History Centers
Libraries
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
  • Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at https://www.familysearch.org/ . 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, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.
  • Utah State Burial Index for death before 1904
  • Utah State Vital Records :Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records & Statistics :P.O. Box 141010 :Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-1010 :Phone: (801) 538-6101
  • Box Elder County Utah Vital Records :Box Elder County Clerk :1 S Main Street :Brigham City, UT 84302 :Phone: (435) 734-3388
  • First District Court (Divorce Records) :43 North Main :P.O. Box 873 :Brigham City, UT 84302-0873 :Phone: (435) 734-4600 Fax: (435) 734-4610
  • Vital records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Box Elder County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
  • USGenWeb Archives Box Elder County, Utah provides the Death Certificates of 1903-1908

Death Record Substitutes

  • 1870 - U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 at Ancestry ($). Includes 1870 Box Elder County, Utah mortality schedule.

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities

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. List of counties in Utah
  3. Forsgren, Lydia Walker History of Box Elder County WorldCat 10418828
  4. Film [[FHL|1145491
  5. FHL 1145492 Item 1
  6. FHL 1145492 Item 2
  7. FHL 1145492 Item 3
  8. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 2 August 2011).
  9. "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 2 August 2011).
  10. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).
  11. "Box Elder County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Box_Elder/, accessed 1 February 2012.