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The Garfield County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, birth, marriage, death, and more since 1852, 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|
|1898-present||1887-present||no known records||1900, 1910...||1882-present||1883-present|
|For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties|
|Garfield County, Utah|
Location in the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
|Founded||March 1, 1882|
|Named for: Pres. James_A._Garfield|
Garfield County Courthouse
55 South Main Street
P O Box 77
Panguitch, Ut 84759-0077
County Clerk has marriage records from 1890.
County Recorder has land records from 1882 and divorce records from 1896-1905.
Parent CountiesGarfield County, Utah Genealogy was created 9 March 1882 from: Iron | Kane | Washington
|Before the county was created—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent counties.|
See UT: Index of Counties... from Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, for a timeline of boundary changes for Garfield County, Utah Genealogy.
Neighboring CountiesGarfield County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Beaver | Iron | Kane | Piute | San Juan | Wayne
- Biographies(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Garfield County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Business Records and Commerce
- Cemetery records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Garfield County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Garfield County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site
The 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Garfield 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.
- 1910. Also Garfield County, Utah Federal Census, 1910 Ancestry.com ($)
Churches and Religious Groups
- Church Records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Garfield County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)
Click a church unit name in the chart below for its history, boundaries, and availability of records, which are often in microfilm format
|Garfield County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches|
Stake(s): Garfield Stake, Utah · Panguitch Stake, Utah
Ethnic and Other Groups
Reuben C. "Ruby" Syrett built a lodge and cabins at this location in 1916, when the promotion of Bryce Canyon for tourism was just beginning. Syrett's business grew along with the park's popularity, particularly once it was made a National Park in 1928. Ruby's Inn became an important junction; its travelers' services developed into a small community. Syrett donated land to the state for construction of a road (now Utah State Route 63), strategically placing Ruby's Inn right at the entrance to the park.
Bryce Canyon City is a company town, consisting solely of the property of Ruby's Inn and the Syrett family, its third-generation owners.
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for
History Books and Articles
Land and Property
Naturalization and Citizenship
1896-1906 Declarations of Intentions and 1896-1923 Certificates of Citizenship are included in in the FS digital collection: Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001.
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 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).
Garfield County Justice Court
County seat: Panguitch
Family History Centers
search parent counties
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
Towns and Communities
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