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Guide to Millard County, Utah genealogy. [[Millard County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Millard County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Millard County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Millard County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Millard County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Millard County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Millard County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Millard County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1851, when the [[Millard County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]].[[Image:{{UTMillardBlackRock}}]]  
 
Guide to Millard County, Utah genealogy. [[Millard County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Millard County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Millard County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Millard County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Millard County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Millard County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Millard County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Millard County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1851, when the [[Millard County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]].[[Image:{{UTMillardBlackRock}}]]  
  
 
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Nickle Mortuary<ref>''Funeral Home &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref><br>190 South Center St.<br> Delta, UT 84624<br>Phone: 435-864-3412<br>Fax: 435-864-3939  
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Nickle Mortuary<ref>''Funeral Home &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref><br>190 South Center St.<br> Delta, UT 84624<br>Phone: 435-864-3412<br>Fax: 435-864-3939  
  
[http://olpinstevensfuneralhome.com/ Olpin Stevens Funeral Home]<ref>''Funeral Home &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref><br>55 West 300 South<br>Fillmore, UT 84631<br> Phone: 435-743-6261<br>Toll Free: 888-743-6261<br>Fax: 435-743-6363  
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[http://olpinstevensfuneralhome.com/ Olpin Stevens Funeral Home]<ref>''Funeral Home &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref><br>55 West 300 South<br>Fillmore, UT 84631<br> Phone: 435-743-6261<br>Toll Free: 888-743-6261<br>Fax: 435-743-6363  
  
 
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Guide to Millard County, Utah genealogy. Birth records, marriage and death records, cemeteries, census, church records, probate records, and obituaries—resources to find parents and family history since 1851, when the county was formed.
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See also Utah Online Genealogy Records


Millard County, Utah
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Location in the state of Utah
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Facts
Founded October 4, 1851
County Seat Fillmore
Courthouse
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Address Millard County Courthouse
50 South Main
Fillmore, UT 84631
Website: www.millardcounty.org
Named for: Pres. Millard Fillmore
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Contents

County Facts

County Courthouse

Millard County Courthouse
765 South Highway 99
Fillmore, Ut 84631
Phone:  435-743-6223

County Clerk has marriage records from 1887; divorce, probate and court records from 1852.
County Recorder has land and military records.[1]

Dates for major county records[2]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
no known records 1887-present no known records 1856, 1860... 1852-present 1852-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties

Parent Counties

Millard County, Utah was created October 4, 1851 from: Iron


Boundary Changes

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

Neighboring Counties

Millard County, Utah is surrounded by: Beaver | Juab | Sanpete | Sevier | Nevada counties: Lincoln | White Pine
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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

  • Pioneers of Millard County, Utah [3]

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 Millard County, Utah cemeteries
Online Transcripts
(names) or Images
Published Grave
Transcripts
Lists of Cemeteries
in the County
FindAGrave FamilySearch Library FindAGrave
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.

Places to Search

  • Millard County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site
  • "Burial Record Index 1900-1973", "Cemetery Record 1887-1986" [Scipio Cemetery Records 1880-1987] and "Interment Register 1854-1945" are included in the FS digital collection: [[*Probate record books 1862-1896|Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001]].
  • Please refer to the populated places for the cemeteries within or very near them.
  • Cemeteries(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Millard County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

USGWAR Archives The USGenWeb Archives, Millard County, Utah containes the following six cemeteries listed according to the alphabet.

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

General


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

Stake(s): Deseret Stake, Utah · Millard Stake, Utah

Places: Abraham · Delta · Deseret · Fillmore · Hinckley · Holden · Kanosh · Leamington · Lynndyl · Meadow · Oak City · Oasis · Scipio  · Sugarville · Sutherland

List of Millard County stakes and wards to about 1948

Court Records

Directories

  • Some of the books – and others – may be on Google Books, on WorldCat, or available at public libraries.

Schools

  • Schools(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Millard County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Nickle Mortuary[4]
190 South Center St.
Delta, UT 84624
Phone: 435-864-3412
Fax: 435-864-3939

Olpin Stevens Funeral Home[5]
55 West 300 South
Fillmore, UT 84631
Phone: 435-743-6261
Toll Free: 888-743-6261
Fax: 435-743-6363

Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.
  • Genealogy(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Millard County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

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 Millard County, Utah.

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

  • 1812 - 1884. Chief Kanosh and the Pahvant indians lived near Kanosh before arrival of Mormons 
  • 1851-1856. Fillmore was the capital of Utah Territory. The original Statehouse still stands. Name after President Millard Fillmore, thirteenth President of the United States.
  • 1851. October 4: Millard County was created from Iron County.
  • 1855. Utah Territorial legislature met in Fillmore.
  • 1856. Territorial capital moved to Salt Lake City.
  • 1867. Kanosh settled under direction of Brigham Young, with approval of Chief Kanosh. Chief Kanosh and many of his tribe were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • 1867. Cove Fort founded by Ira Hinckley, grandfather of Gordon B. Hinckley, a way station for people traveling the Mormon Corridor.
  • 1907. Fish Lake National Forest established.  The forest covers 1.5 million acres.
  • 1942-1945.  Topaz War Relocation Center near Delta set up as an internment camp for Japanese-Americans. 
  • 1944. USS Millard County (LST-987) was launched by US Navy.

Land and Property

Maps

Google highway map of Millard County 2012

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Millard County, Utah for emigrant settlers included:

Military

  • The USGenWeb Archives, Millard County, Utah contains a list of Japanese Detention Camp (aka Topaz at Abraham, UT) 1941-1946. Code and Information Data Base can be helpful before you start your search. (see pages 1 - 14 on the below link)
The USGenWeb Archives, Mailard County, Utah

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:

  • Obituaries(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Millard County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

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

  • Taxation(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Millard County, Utah. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Vital Records

 Birth
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Millard 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 1851
Millard County, Utah was formed on 4 October 1851
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
Birth 1851 - 1897
No birth records were created for Millard 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.[9] 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[10] are open to the public.
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.
  • Central Utah Public Health Department, East Millard County Office, 55 South 400 West, Fillmore, UT 84631. Phone (435) 743-5723. West Millard County Office, 428 East Topaz Blvd., Suite D, Delta, UT 84624. Phone (435) 864-3612.
Marriage
Divorce
  • 1870–1910 — Utah. District Court (Millard County) Probate Division. Probate Court Records, 1870–1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966. FHL 482034 This film includes divorce, incorporation and dis-incorporation information, minutes, and estate information.
Death

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Historical Records.  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.  For information on death prior to 1904 you can search the Utah State Burial Index.

Death Record Substitutes

  • 1870 - U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 at Ancestry ($). Includes 1870 Millard County, Utah mortality schedule.

Voting Registers

Websites

Repositories

Resources for Millard 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: Millard 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 · Societies sections.

Courthouse

www.millardcounty.org
 

Millard County Courthouse
50 South Main
Fillmore, UT 84631
County Clerk phone: 435.743.6223 or 435.864.2440
Fax: 435.743.6923


Delta Office
71 South 200 East
Delta, UT 84624

County seat: Fillmore

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.

  • Fillmore: President Millard Fillmore Library, 25 South 100 West, Fillmore, UT 84631. Phone 435-743-5314
    • Collections:
  • Delta City Library; 76 N 200 West, Delta, Utah 84624. Phone: 435-864-4945.
    • Collections:

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

Cities

Delta | Fillmore|

Towns

Cove Fort | Deseret | Hinckley | Holden | Oasis | Kanosh | Leamington | Lynndyl | Meadow | Oak City | Scipio

Unincorporated Communities

Abraham | Border | EskDale | Garrison | Sugarville | Sutherland

Ghost Town

Black Rock | Topaz| Sunflower

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Millard County, Utah Page 687 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. Petty, Wilma Marie Siggard; Pioneers of Millard County, Utah Willard Richards Johnson, born 31 Dec., 1853, and Sarah Crosland Johnson, born 24 Oct., 1855 FHL 929.273 J63pw
  4. Funeral Home &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  5. Funeral Home &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  6. "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).
  7. "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).
  9. Utah State Archives, Birth Records guide, accessed 28 July 2012.)
  10. State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. Accessed 7/31/2012
  11. "Millard County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Millard/, accessed 1 February 2012.