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The Carbon County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, birth, marriage, death, and more since 1894, when the county was formed. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as cemeteries, censuses, church, court, land, probate, and obituaries.

Dates for major county records[1]
1898-present 1894-present 1898-present 1900, 1910... 1894-present 1894-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries| Parent counties
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Carbon County, Utah
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Location in the state of Utah
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Founded March 8, 1894
County Seat Price
Address County Courthouse
120 East Main
Price, UT 84501
Named for: coal deposits found in the area[2]
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County Courthouse

Carbon County Courthouse
120 East Main Street
Price, Utah 84501-3057
Phone: 435-636-3224

County Clerk has marriage records.
Clerk of the District Court has divorce, probate and court records.
County Recorder has land records.[3]

Parent Counties

Carbon County, Utah was created March 8, 1894 from:Emery County

Boundary Changes

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

Neighboring Counties

Carbon County, Utahis surrounded by: Duchesne | Emery | Grand | Sanpete | Uintah | Utah


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.


Business Records and Commerce


  • Price City Cemetery Website includes Links to view alphabetical listing by last name of all Cemetery plots.
  • Price City Cemetery Records A - Ma - This is an index of the cemetery records on FHL film 1698115 item 5 and 6. It is not a complete list of the Price City cemetery.
  • Price City Cemetery Records Mc - Z - This is an index of the cemetery records on FHL film 1698115 item 5 and 6. It is not a complete list of the Price City cemetery. Found on: Carbon County UTGenWeb.
  • Carbon County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site
  • Austrian Lodge Cemetery, Carbonville Cemetery, Castle Gate Cemetery, Helper City Mountain View Cemetery, Hiawatha Cemetery, Spring Glen Cemetery, and Haycock Cemetery gravestone transcriptions are available at UTGenWeb - free.
  • Cemetery Records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Carbon County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.


The 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Carbon County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [Utah Census 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.

  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Churches and Religious Groups

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)

Historically, most people in Utah were Mormons. Their records are, therefore, very important for early Utah research. For additional information, see Tracing LDS Ancestors and Utah Church Records.

Click a church unit name in the chart below for its history, boundaries, and availability of records, which are often in microfilm format

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Carbon County, Utah guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches

Stake(s): Carbon Stake, Utah

Castle Gate · Clear Creek  · Columbia  · Helper · Hiawatha · Kenilworth · Price · Scofield · Storrs · Spring Glen · Standardville · Sunnyside · Wellington · Winter Quarters

List of Carbon County stakes and wards to about 1948

Court Records


Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Fausett Mortuary[4]
680 East 100 South
Price, UT 84501
Phone: 435-637-1181
Fax: 435-637-6995

Mitchell Funeral Home Inc.[5]
233 East Main St
Price, UT 84501
Phone: 435-637-2668
Fax: 435-637-6963



Community Trees


History Timeline

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

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

  • 1870’s. Clear Creek founded as a logging camp, later for coal mining.
  • 1881-82. Helper developed as a freight terminal and for coal mining.
  • 1894. Carbon County was established. Received name from the coal deposits in the region.
  • 1897. Butch Cassidy and Elzy Lay robbed the Pleasant Valley Coal Company in nearby Castle Gate.
  • 1942. East Carbon City had its beginnings.
  • 1935 – 1957. J. Bracken Lee a political figure who served as mayor of Price, then governor of the state of Utah.

Land and Property


Google highway map of Carbon County 2012

Medical Records



Naturalization and Citizenship


Naturalization and Citizenship


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 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:


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

Public Records

Resource Repositories


Carbon County Official Website
County Courthouse
120 East Main
Price, UT 84501
Phone: (435) 636-3201
County seat: Price

Family History Centers


UTGenWeb has indexed Carbon High School Yearbooks for 1914, 1924-1927, 1929-1931, and 1937-1941. In addition, they have located volunteers willing to do lookups in the 1950, 1956 and 1957 yearbooks.


Vital Records

Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Carbon 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 1894
Carbon County, Utah was formed on 8 March 1894.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties :
1894 -1897
No birth records were created for Carbon 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:
County clerks became responsible for recording births beginning in 1898.[6] 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[7] are open to the public.
  • Online index to births 1898–1905 Series 83869  for Carbon 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.
    • FamilySearch Library copy: FHL film 484812 It. 2-3 . There are no names of children in the records. (Census or Churches and Religious Groups records will help.) This collection has been transcribed and is available in the link below hosted by UT GenWeb.
  • 1906-1910 online images for Carbon County, Utah at the State Archives. Browse the "not yet indexed" area by year and county. Most entries do have names of children.
  • 1898-1918 - Carbon County, Utah birth records at UTGenWeb - free. Transcription of online index to births listed above.
  • 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.
  • 1928-1969 - Pleasant Valley Birth Records taken from certificates of baptism of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints March 23, 1928 - May 3, 1969 at UTGenWeb. (Free) Includes Scofield, Winter Quarters, Utah Mine, and Clear Creek.
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.
  • 1898-1905 - Carbon County death records 1898-1905 at UTGenWeb - free. FHL Film 484812 Items 2-3. The death register contains four pages of about thirty-four entries per page. Information included in a death entry includes: Name, Occupation, Age, Term of Residence,Single or Married, Widow or Widower, Sex, Race, Color, Last Place of Residence, Cause of Death, Date of Death, Name of Party Making Report, Number. In the earlier entries the "Race" field usually provides nationality such as Italian, English, Welsh, Danish
  • Before 1904 - Utah State Burial Index
  • 1904-1956 - Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at the Family Search Historical Records site. 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.
  • 1921-1937 - Scofield and Winter Quarters Death Certificates Index UTGenWeb - free

Death Record Substitutes

Towns and Communities


  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,” Wikipedia
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carbon County, Utah Page 686 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  5. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  6. Utah State Archives, Birth Records guide, accessed 28 July 2012.)
  7. State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. Accessed 7/31/2012


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