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Dates for major county records[1]
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Grand County, Utah
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Location in the state of 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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Helpful 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.[2]

Parent Counties

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


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

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

  • 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

The 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Grand 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.

  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Churches and Religious Groups

Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Grand County Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the Family History Library Catalog at https://www.familysearch.org/. Or 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

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

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

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

Resource Repositories

Courthouses

www.grandcountyutah.net<br>County Courthouse<br>125 E. Center St.<br>Moab, UT 84532 <br>Phone: 435-259-1346<br> County seat: Moab

Family History Centers
Libraries
Societies

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:
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
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:
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 is no copy available through FamilySearch Library. There are no names of children in the records. (Census or church records will help.)
  • 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

Towns and Communities

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

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. 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.
  3. Funeral Home & 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


 

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