Kane County, Utah Genealogy
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The Kane County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, birth, marriage, death, and more since 1864, when the county was formed. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as cemeteries, censuses, church, court, land, probate, and obituaries.
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|Kane County, Utah|
Location in the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
|Founded||January 16, 1864|
|Address|| 76 North Main St.|
Kanab, UT 84741
|Named for: Thomas_L._Kane|
Kane County Courthouse
76 North Main Street
Kanab, Ut 84741
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records.
County Recorder has land records.
Kane County, Utah Genealogy was created January 16, 1864 from: 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 Kane County, Utah Genealogy.
Neighboring CountiesKane County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Garfield | Iron | San Juan | Washington | Arizona counties: Coconino | Mohave
- Biographies(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Kane County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Business Records and Commerce
- Kane County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site.
The USGenWeb Archives, Kane County, Utah containes information in the following two cemeteries:
- Alton Cemetery, 800 South & 400 West, Alton, UT 84710; Phone: (801) 648-2142. The Survewy is up to 1997 and includes Birth, Death, and Grave locations.
- Pahreah Cemetery: Note: This information comes from a metal plaque mounted on a rock monument. There are no longer any headstones on individual graves. Conaines 13 names.
The 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Kane 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.
- Church Histories(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Kane County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Churches and Religious Groups
- Church Records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Kane 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
|Kane County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches|
Stake(s): Kanab Stake, Utah
Ethnic and Other Groups
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Kane County
Land and Property
US Atlas Kane County 1895
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.
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:
The USGenWeb Archives, Kane County, Utah containes three obituaries in transcribed form: Maira De Grey Smith, Ella and Sarah Spilsbury.
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).
County seat: Kanab
Family History Centers
Kane County (Utah). County Clerk Birth Register 1900-1905
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Kane County Marriage license records 1887-1966 and applications 1920-1966 are on film at the LDS Family History Library, films numbers 484815 & 484816.
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 Data Base This site includes information on many Utah residents, who died before 1904.
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