Grand County, Utah

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County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1890, divorce and court records from 1896 and land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grand County, Utah Page 686 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1890, divorce and court records from 1896 and land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grand County, Utah Page 686 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  

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Grand County, Utah
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Facts
Founded March 13, 1890
County Seat Moab
Courthouse
Address County Courthouse
125 E. Center St.
Moab, UT 84532
Website: www.grandcountyutah.net
Named for: Grand River (now Colorado River)
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Contents

County Facts

County Courthouse

Grand County Courthouse
125 East Center Street
Moab, Ut 84532-3449
Phone: 435-259-1321


County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1890, divorce and court records from 1896 and land records.[1]

Dates for major county records[2]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1890-present 1898-present 1900, 1910... 1890-present 1890-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties

Parent Counties

Grand County, Utah was created March 13, 1890 from: Emery and Uintah


Boundary Changes

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

Neighboring Counties

Grand County, Utah is surrounded by: Carbon | Emery | San Juan | Uintah | Wayne | Colorado counties: Garfield | Mesa | Montrose
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Resources

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.

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information. The spouse and children who died young are frequently buried nearby.

More than tombstone inscriptions, cemetery records include sextons (caretakers) records and interment (burial) records, each with slightly different information. See Utah Cemeteries.

State and national resources for Grand County, Utah cemeteries
Online Transcripts
(names) or Images
Published Grave
Transcripts
Lists of Cemeteries
in the County
FindAGrave FamilySearch Library FindAGrave
Interment.net Early Church Info File USGenWeb Tombstone Project
Utah Cemeteries and Burial Database (Select the county) WorldCat UTGenWeb Cemeteries
Utah Gravestones Utah Periodicals Epodunk
UTGenWeb Cemeteries Utah Hometown Locator Cemeteries
Billion Graves Utah Cemeteries Search (Select the county)
Linkpendium Genealogy Trails
Veterans to 1966
See Utah Cemeteries for details about each site.
  • Cemeteries(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Grand County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Grand County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site    

USGenWeb Archives Grand County, Utah containes the following seven cemeteries plus information on Mesa Graves as well as Woodmen of the World Burials.

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.


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

Stake(s) San Juan Stake, Utah

Places: Moab

Linked below are the ward and stake records for Grand County, Utah on microfilm at the FamilySearch Library. Click on a ward for records (up to about 1948).
Green River Ward • Moab Ward • Monticello Utah Stake • San Juan Stake •

  • For a timeline history and boundaries of wards that existed in 1930, click to the appropriate stake (above).
  • For later records, check with the Church History Library.
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Court Records

Directories

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Spanish Valley Mortuary[3]
386 North 100 West
Moab, UT 84532
Phone: 435-259-3980
Fax: 435-259-3987

Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

History

History Timeline

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

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

  • 8000 BC. Humans have occupied the region since the last ice age.
  • 1300. Fremont people and Ancient Pueblo People lived in the area.
  • 1775. Spanish missionaries encountered Ute and Paiute tribes in the area.
  • 1855. First European-Americans to attempt settlement in the area were the Mormons.
  • 1890 March 13, Grand County was created from Emery and Uintah Counties.
  • 1910-20’s.Moab area settled and the economy, originally agriculture, gradually shifted to mining of Uranium and Vanadium.
  • 1923. Arches area considered as a National Park.
  • 1939, 1949. Western movie director John Ford filmed Stagecoach and then Wagon Master in Moab.
  • 1950s The uranium boom brought the first real population expansion to the area

Land and Property


Maps

Migration

Military

  • USGenWeb Archives, Grand County, Utah.; Draft Cards - Birth Information 1917-18 - Grand County,Utah;BIRTH INFORMATION: RESIDENTS OF THIS COUNTY IN 1917-18;

Naturalization and Citizenship

1908-1929 Naturalization Records are included in the FS digital collection Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001.

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

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:

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

Public Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Grand 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:
Birth before 1890
Grand County, Utah was formed on 13 March 1890.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
Birth 1890 - 1897
No birth records were created for Grand 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:
Birth 1898 - present
County clerks became responsible for recording births beginning in 1898.[4] 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[5] are open to the public.
  • 1898-1905 Series #83886 at Utah State Archives. Not online, no online index. There are no names of children in the records.
    • Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.
    • There is no copy available through FamilySearch Library.
  • 1906-1910 online images for Grand County, Utah at the State Archives. Browse the "not yet indexed" area by year and county. Most entries do have names of children.
  • 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.
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.
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Marriage
Death

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed&nbsp;at https://www.familysearch.org/ .&nbsp; Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed.&nbsp; A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as&nbsp;the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.<br>

Voting Registers

Repositories

Resources for Grand County, Utah are available in repositories (such as libraries and archives) at all levels: the town, the county, the state (including universities), and the nation.

Check websites and catalogs of archives and libraries for items for this county. Examples: Grand County, Utah items in FamilySearch Library (Utah) or Allen County Public Library (Indiana).

When you find items you'd like to access, see Get a Copy

See Courthouse · FamilySearch Centers · Libraries · Museums · Other Repositories · Societies sections.

Courthouse

[http://www.grandcountyutah.net www.grandcountyutah.net County Courthouse, 125 E. Center St., Moab, UT 84532. Phone: 435-259-1346.

County seat: Moab

FamilySearch Centers

Libraries

Local public libraries usually have histories, genealogies, indexes of cemeteries, copies of local newspapers, or other records for the area they serve. Many libraries in Utah have an area dedicated to local collections and manuscripts.

See also Utah Public Library Directory, which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.

Societies

Towns and Communities

  • Castle Valley
  • Moab
  • Cisco (ghost town)
  • Brendel
  • Thompson Springs

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grand County, Utah Page 686 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 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.
  3. Funeral Home &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  4. Utah State Archives, Birth Records guide, accessed 28 July 2012.)
  5. State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. Accessed 7/31/2012