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*University of Utah's [http://digitalnewspapers.org/ ''Utah Digital Newspapers Project''] includes newspapers for Beaver County, Utah: the ''Southern Utonian'' and ''Beaver City Press'', covering 1881-1929.
 
*University of Utah's [http://digitalnewspapers.org/ ''Utah Digital Newspapers Project''] includes newspapers for Beaver County, Utah: the ''Southern Utonian'' and ''Beaver City Press'', covering 1881-1929.
  
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*The Family History Library Catalog lists some {{FHL|Utah, Beaver - Military|subject|disp=newspapers for}} Beaver County, Utah. Some of the books may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books], on [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], or available at [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Utah Experimental County#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Beaver&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Library of Congress ''Chronicling America''] lists newspapers for Beaver County, Utah. Click '''All Digitized Newspapers 1836-1922''' for any that have been digitized since this writing.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Beaver&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Library of Congress ''Chronicling America''] lists newspapers for Beaver County, Utah. Click '''All Digitized Newspapers 1836-1922''' for any that have been digitized since this writing.  

Revision as of 22:59, 21 March 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Utah Gotoarrow.png Beaver County

Mountain Home Range, Beaver County, UT
Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1897-present 1892-present 1897-present 1856, 1860... 1856-present 1856-present
For earlier dates, try...

Remember these collections


Beaver County, Utah
Map
Map of Utah highlighting Beaver County
Location in the state of Utah
Map of the U.S. highlighting Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 10, 1856
County Seat Beaver
Courthouse
Utahbeavercourthouse.jpg
Address County Administration Building
Post Office Box 392
105 East Center
Beaver UT 84713
Website: www.beaver.utah.gov
Named for: the plentiful beaver
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Contents

Records and 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

Names of people buried



Lists of cemeteries, no names



Census

The following hopefully shows the idea of providing context to users when they are sent from another heading (such as Birth) to the Census area. Much needs to be done to select the best ideas and to make it speak clearly and at a glance to users.

Census records for Utah give the names, ages, and birth places (state or country only) of every person in each household.

Censuses give information and clues about:

  1. Birth: age (can calculate year of birth); place (at least the state or the country where born)
  2. Migration or immigration: dates (based upon when the children were born); places (to the state level)
  3. Second marriages: When the wife seems too young to be the mother of the older children
  4. More... (Link for those who want to read more about it)


  • The 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Beaver 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
  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some census records in Beaver County, Utah. Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

 Church Records

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some church records in Beaver County, Utah. Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.
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. 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. 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 Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.
Timeline of events that affected records

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.
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 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 abandoned after World War I (1914-1918).
  • 1880. Arrival of the Utah Southern Railroad increased development.
  • 1880s. Mining increased development, then declined after World War I (1914-1918).

Land and Property

Original records



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

Newspapers usually contain local news, obituaries, legal notices, and historical content that document and enrich family history. Read more at Utah newspapers.

Online resources

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If the quality of an image is low, name- and word-searches will be incomplete. Suggestion: look at a microfilmed copy of the newspaper. Better yet, find an original if at all possible.

  • University of Utah's Utah Digital Newspapers Project includes newspapers for Beaver County, Utah: the Southern Utonian and Beaver City Press, covering 1881-1929.

Other formats


Lists of newspapers

Obituaries

Obituaries for residents may be published 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

  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some Probate records in Beaver County, Utah. 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. Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Taxation

Vital Records



Birth
Birth



Birth records for Beaver County, Utah were kept by the County Clerk, starting in 1897. [This needs editing, and more informative to the user.]

[Finger with string] Remember: record of their children (BMD) may tell about their parents [Pot of gold]


For births in earlier years, use:


Church | Obituaries | Death | Census | Cemeteries















  • (To do: should people get bmd's from the county clerk or the state?)

[Finger with string] Remember: record of their children (BMD) may tell about their parents [Pot of gold]

From 8 Feb meeting:
Listing gaps, etc. in records

From Pat Griffin 11 Feb 2012: More clear explanation of what the numbers represent in PEI marriage records. Only lists brides alpha. Someone needs to make a groom list also.


Marriage
Marriage


See also Statewide collections.



Death
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 records give:


Birth information: Date, place, names of parents, maiden name of mother


Substitutes for death records


Voting Registers

Find Records

Archives

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

Libraries

Beaver County, Utah resources: online catalogs of well-known genealogical collections:

(Suggestions from 1 Feb community meeting) Put a link to these under the state page)

  • WorldCat. Locate books near your zip code (About) Unless there is a good explanation, people can't really use it easily
  • FHL Utah, BeaverFamilySearch Library, Salt Lake City, UT (About)
  • Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN (About)
  • U, Special collections, BYU, Utah State, DUP (in each county), SUP, Church History Library, State Archives, State Historical Society

Museums

Societies

Guides to Using Records

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

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