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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Morgan County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah Genealogy|Utah]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Morgan County, Utah'''  
  
The Morgan County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, [[Morgan County, Utah#Birth|birth]], [[Morgan County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]], [[Morgan County, Utah#Death|death]], and more since 1862, when the county was [[Morgan County, Utah#Parent Counties|formed]]. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as [[Morgan County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Morgan County, Utah#Census|censuses]], [[Morgan County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church]], [[Morgan County, Utah#Court|court]], [[Morgan County, Utah#Land_and_Property|land]], [[Morgan County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate]], and [[Morgan County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]. <br>
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Guide to '''Morgan County, Utah ancestry, family history, and genealogy'''. [[Morgan County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Morgan County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Morgan County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Morgan County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Morgan County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Morgan County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Morgan County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Morgan County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1862, when the [[Morgan County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]]. <br>[[Image:{{UTMorganCecretLake}}]]  
  
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<br><br> '''Quick start:'''
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*[[Morgan County, Utah#Census|Census]]
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*[[Morgan County, Utah#Birth|Birth]]
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*[[Morgan County, Utah#Marriage|Marriage]]
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*[[Morgan County, Utah#Death|Death]]
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*[[Morgan County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]]
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Morgan County
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| county_map = Ut-morgan.png
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| state = Utah
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| state_map = Utah.png | founded year = 1862
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| founded date = January 17
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| seat wl = Morgan
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| building image = utahmorgancitycountymemorialbuilding.jpg
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| building address = 48 W. Young St.<br>Morgan, UT 84050
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| web = www.morgan-county.net/
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| named for = Elder Jedediah Morgan Grant
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| named for image = Jedediahmgrant.gif
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Utah Genealogical Association
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=== County Facts  ===
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.morgan-county.net/ Morgan County Courthouse]<br>48 West&nbsp;Young Street<br>Morgan, Ut 84050<br>Phone: 801-845-4011
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1888, divorce and court records from 1896 and probate records from 1869. County Recorder has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morgan County, Utah Page 687 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Morgan County | county_map = Ut-morgan.png | state = Utah | state_map = Utah.png | founded year = 1862 | founded date = January 17 | seat wl = Morgan | building image = utahmorgancitycountymemorialbuilding.jpg | building address = 48 W. Young St.<br>Morgan, UT 84050 | web = www.morgan-county.net/ | named for = Elder Jedediah Morgan Grant | named for image = Jedediahmgrant.gif | adoption_sign = Adoption Utah Genealogical Association
 
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=== Helpful Facts  ===
 
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
 
 
[http://www.morgan-county.net/ Morgan County Courthouse]<br>48 West&nbsp;Young Street<br>Morgan, Ut 84050<br>Phone: 801-845-4011
 
 
County Clerk has marriage records from 1888, divorce and court records from 1896 and probate records from 1869. County Recorder has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morgan County, Utah Page 687 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
  
{{PAGENAME}} was created January 17, 1862 from: [[Cache County, Utah|Cache]] |[[Summit County, Utah|Summit]] | [[Weber County, Utah|Weber]]  
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{{PAGENAME}} was created January 17, 1862 from: [[Cache County, Utah Genealogy|Cache]] |[[Summit County, Utah Genealogy|Summit]] | [[Weber County, Utah Genealogy|Weber]]  
  
 
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===== Boundary Changes  =====
  
===== Boundary Changes =====
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For animated maps illustrating Utah County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/utah/ "Rotating Formation Utah County Boundary Maps"] (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
See [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#MORGAN UT: Index of Counties]... from Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'', for a timeline of boundary changes for {{PAGENAME}}.
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See [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#MORGAN UT: Index of Counties]... from Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'', for a timeline of boundary changes for {{PAGENAME}}.  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Davis County, Utah|Davis]] | [[Rich County, Utah|Rich]] | [[Salt Lake County, Utah|Salt Lake]] | [[Summit County, Utah|Summit]] | [[Weber County, Utah|Weber]] {{Morgan County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}  
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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Davis County, Utah Genealogy|Davis]] | [[Rich County, Utah Genealogy|Rich]] | [[Salt Lake County, Utah Genealogy|Salt Lake]] | [[Summit County, Utah Genealogy|Summit]] | [[Weber County, Utah Genealogy|Weber]] {{Morgan County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}  
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to {{PAGENAME}} entries with names, images, or information.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Utah, Morgan|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Morgan County, Utah#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
  
==== Biography  ====
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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.
  
*{{FHL|Utah,&nbsp;Morgan - Biography|subject|disp=Biography Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Morgan County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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For an explanation of how to find Bible records and for helpful links see [[Utah Bible Records]]. See also [[United States Bible Records]].  
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==== Biography  ====
  
 
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
 
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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See [[United States Business Records]]<br> See also [[Utah Business Records]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,&nbsp;Morgan - Cemeteries|subject|disp=Cemeteries}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Morgan County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*Published transcripts of cemetery records are listed in the FamilySearch Library catalog at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Morgan,|place|disp=town}} (space, then select the town) or the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Morgan|place|disp=county}} level (select '''Cemeteries''').
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#B0FFFF" | <center>'''Online Transcripts <br>(names) or Images''' </center>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#ffffbb" | <center>'''Published Grave<br> Transcripts''' </center>
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| bgcolor="#FFEBCD" | <center>'''Lists of Cemeteries<br>in the County'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2078505 Early Church Info File]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/utah/morgan.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah Cemeteries and Burial Database] (Select the county)
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| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Morgan+County%2C+Utah%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ut/morgan/morgan.htm UTGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ut/morgan/morgan.htm UTGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://utah.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,49029.cfm Utah Hometown Locator Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Utah&county=Morgan&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]  
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchcemetery Utah Cemeteries Search] (Select the county)
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Morgan Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://genealogytrails.com/utah/morgan/cems.html Genealogy Trails]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1542862 Veterans to 1966]
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| colspan="3" | <center>See [[Utah Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Utah Cemeteries]] for details about each site. </center>
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'''[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/cemeteryresults Morgan County Cemeteries] '''at the Utah State Historical site&nbsp;
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'''[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/cemeteryresults Morgan County Cemeteries] '''at the Utah State Historical site  
  
 
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
The 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Morgan County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Utah Census|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.
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{{Utah Census}}
  
See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
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*See [[Utah Census|Utah Census]] for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.
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*See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|statewide printed indexes]], including 1856.
  
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The information given in church records depends upon the practices of each religious group. Most include the names of members, often with ages and birth places. Several give birth, christening, or blessing dates for infants. See [[Utah Church Records]] for details about various denominations.
  
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*Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for {{PAGENAME}} at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Morgan, |place|disp=town level}} (space, then select a town) or {{FHL|United States, Utah, Morgan|place|disp=county level}} (select '''Church''' topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
 
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*{{FHL|Utah,&nbsp;Morgan - Church History|subject|disp=Church History Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Morgan County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
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*{{FHL|Utah, Morgan - Church Records|subject|disp=Church Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Morgan County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)  =====
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)  =====
  
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{{UTChurchBlurb}} {{UTChurchLDSTableBeg}} '''Stake(s):''' [[Morgan Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Morgan Stake, Utah]]  
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{{UTChurchLDSTableBeg}} '''Stake(s):''' [[Morgan Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Morgan Stake, Utah]]  
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'''Places:''' [[Croydon, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Croydon]]{{·}} [[Milton, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Milton]]{{·}} [[Morgan, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Morgan]]{{·}} [[Mountain Green, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Mountain Green]]{{·}} [[Peterson, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Peterson]]{{·}} [[Porterville, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Porterville]] {{·}} [[Richville, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Richville]]{{·}} [[Stoddard, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Stoddard]]{{·}}  
 
'''Places:''' [[Croydon, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Croydon]]{{·}} [[Milton, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Milton]]{{·}} [[Morgan, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Morgan]]{{·}} [[Mountain Green, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Mountain Green]]{{·}} [[Peterson, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Peterson]]{{·}} [[Porterville, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Porterville]] {{·}} [[Richville, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Richville]]{{·}} [[Stoddard, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Stoddard]]{{·}}  
  
'''Church units without place names:''' [[Monte Verde, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Monte Verde]]{{·}}[[Devils Slide, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Devils Slide]] |}  
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Linked below are the ward and stake records for Washington County, Utah on microfilm at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]]. Click on a ward for records (up to about 1948). <br><br> {{FHL|Saints. Croydon Ward|corporate|disp=Croydon Ward}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. East Porterville Branch|corporate|disp=East Porterville Branch}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. East Porterville Ward|corporate|disp=East Porterville Ward}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. Enterprise Ward|corporate|disp=Enterprise Ward}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. Milton Ward|corporate|disp=Milton Ward}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. Morgan North Stake|corporate|disp=Morgan North Stake}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. Morgan Stake|corporate|disp=Morgan Stake}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. Morgan Ward|corporate|disp=Morgan Ward}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. Mountain Green Ward|corporate|disp=Mountain Green Ward}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. North Morgan Ward|corporate|disp=North Morgan Ward}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. Peterson Ward|corporate|disp=Peterson Ward}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. Porterville Ward|corporate|disp=Porterville Ward}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. Richville Ward|corporate|disp=Richville Ward}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. Slide Ward|corporate|disp=Slide Ward}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. South Morgan Ward|corporate|disp=South Morgan Ward}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. Stoddard Branch|corporate|disp=Stoddard Branch}}{{•}} {{FHL|Saints. West Porterville Ward|corporate|disp=West Porterville Ward}}{{•}}  
  
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*For a timeline history and boundaries of wards that existed in 1930, click to the appropriate stake (above).
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==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,&nbsp;Morgan - Court Records|subject|disp=Court Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Morgan County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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Many of your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can establish family relationships and places of residence, occupations, and other family history information. See [[Utah Court Records]] for the various courts through the years.
**{{FHL|Utah,&nbsp;Morgan - Court records - Inventories, registers, catalogs|subject|disp= Court Records-Inventories, registers, catalogs}}&nbsp;
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For specialized court records, see [[Morgan County, Utah#Divorce|Divorce]] {{·}} [[Morgan County, Utah#Guardianship|Guardianship]] {{·}} [[Morgan County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]] {{·}} [[Morgan County, Utah#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization]] {{·}} [[Morgan County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]
  
 
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==== Directories;  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,&nbsp;Morgan - Directories|subject|disp=Directories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Morgan County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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==== Gazetteers  ====
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
 
{{CommunityTree}}  
 
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*{{FHL|Utah,&nbsp;Morgan - Genealogy|subject|disp=Genealogy Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Morgan County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Guardianship  ====
 
==== Guardianship  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,&nbsp;Morgan - Guardianship|subject|disp=Guardianship Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Morgan County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the [[Morgan County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate]] and the Federal District courts. See [[Utah Court Records]].  
 
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==== History&nbsp;  ====
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*{{FHL|Utah,&nbsp;Morgan History|subject|disp=Histories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Morgan County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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==== History ====
  
[http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/USHSArchPub&CISOPTR=8063&REC=18 A History of Morgan County] online at Marriott Library Digital Archives.
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*[http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=browse&smd=1&awdid=15 ''A history of Morgan County, Utah''] Centennial County History Series. Also available at [http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/USHSArchPub&CISOPTR=8063&REC=18 Marriott Library Digital Archives]]
  
 
An early route of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings_Cutoff Hastings Cutoff ]ran through the Morgan Valley and down through a narrow gorge in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weber_Canyon Weber Canyon]. The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Party Donner Party] avoided going through the Morgan Valley in order to speed up their journey. However, their alternate route proved more time-consuming.  
 
An early route of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings_Cutoff Hastings Cutoff ]ran through the Morgan Valley and down through a narrow gorge in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weber_Canyon Weber Canyon]. The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Party Donner Party] avoided going through the Morgan Valley in order to speed up their journey. However, their alternate route proved more time-consuming.  
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===== History Timeline  =====
  
===== Boundary Changes =====
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See [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#MORGAN UT: Index of Counties]... from Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'', for a timeline of boundary changes for {{PAGENAME}}.  
See [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#MORGAN UT: Index of Counties]... from Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'', for a timeline of boundary changes for {{PAGENAME}}.
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NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from ''Wikipedia'' for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Utah Morgan County].  
 
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from ''Wikipedia'' for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Utah Morgan County].  
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*'''1869.''' Morgan County began keeping marriage records, land records, probate records, and court records.  
 
*'''1869.''' Morgan County began keeping marriage records, land records, probate records, and court records.  
 
*'''1898–1905''' Morgan County began keeping birth records and death records.  
 
*'''1898–1905''' Morgan County began keeping birth records and death records.  
*&nbsp;'''1906'''. Wasatch National Forest established by U.S. Forest Service.
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*'''1906'''. Wasatch National Forest established by U.S. Forest Service.  
 
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*'''1908'''. Cache National Forest established by U.S. Forest Service.  
 
*'''1908'''. Cache National Forest established by U.S. Forest Service.  
 
*'''1960'''. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browning_Arms_Company Browning Arms Company] founded in Morgan County. <br>
 
*'''1960'''. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browning_Arms_Company Browning Arms Company] founded in Morgan County. <br>
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,&nbsp;Morgan - Land and Property|subject|disp=Land and Property Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Morgan County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].  
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Land records (especially deeds) often give the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or other clues for further research. They often have other clues for further research, such as witnesses or the other parties who may be relatives or in-laws. See [[Utah Land and Property]] for more.  
**{{FHL|Utah,&nbsp;Morgan - Land and Property - Inventories, registers, catalogs,|subject|disp=Records of Land and Property - Inventories, registers, catalogs}}
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*County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.
  
 
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2001084 Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001], a FamilySearch digital collection, contains certificates of naturalization, 1878-1896 and 1896-1933; declaration of intentions 1874-1896 and a1904-1906; petition and record 1907-1942.<br>
  
 
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**Several newspapers, covering 1910-1914, 1920-1924 are included.  
 
**Several newspapers, covering 1910-1914, 1920-1924 are included.  
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Morgan&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}  
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*{{FHL|Utah,&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Morgan - Newspapers|subject|disp=Newspapers Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Morgan County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*{{FHL|Utah,&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Morgan- Probate Records|subject|disp=Probate Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Morgan County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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Probate cases include court actions regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. Records may locate relatives, provide death dates, and identify property. See [[Utah Probate Records]] for more information.  
  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1916182/waypoints Utah, Probate Records, 1851-1961] at FamilySearch Historical Collections. Updated frequently, check back if this county is not listed.
  
*{{FHL|Utah,&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Morgan - Public Records|subject|disp=Public Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Morgan County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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[http://www.morgan-county.net/ www.morgan-county.net/]<br>Morgan County Justice Court<br>P.O. Box 786<br>Morgan, UT 84050<br>Phone 801-845-4021<br>Fax 801-845-6008<br>
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*{{FHL|Utah, Morgan- Archives and Libraries - Inventories, registers, catalogs|subject|disp=Records of Archives and Libraries-Inventories, registers, catalogs}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Morgan County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/ut-vital-records/ How to order Utah Vital Records] or download an application for Utah [https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/Birth.pdf Birth Certificate],&nbsp;[https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/MarriageDivorce.pdf Marriage or Divorce Certificate],&nbsp;[https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/Death.pdf Death Certificate] Applications to mail.
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:*[http://www.webermorganhealth.org/vital_records.php Weber-Morgan Health Department], Morgan Office, 236 Young Street. Phone (801) 399-7132.
 
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:*'''1887-1966''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm '''Western States Marriage Index''']. Includes Morgan County 1887-1966.<ref>"Morgan County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," ''Linkpendium,'' http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Morgan/, accessed 1 February 2012.</ref>
 
:*'''1887-1966''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm '''Western States Marriage Index''']. Includes Morgan County 1887-1966.<ref>"Morgan County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," ''Linkpendium,'' http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Morgan/, accessed 1 February 2012.</ref>
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/238289959532145/ Utah Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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[http://www.morgan-county.net/ www.morgan-county.net/]<br>Morgan County Justice Court<br>P.O. Box 786<br>Morgan, UT 84050<br>Phone 801-845-4021<br>Fax 801-845-6008<br>
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*[[Morgan Utah Family History Center]] 93 N State St, Morgan UT 84050United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview/place/93+N+State+St,+Morgan,+UT+84050/@41.0360446,-111.6773981,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8752527ab283ae6b:0x31d61dcef90dd9f7 Location Map]
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Croydon | Devils Slide | Monte Verde | Morgan | Mountain Green | [[Peterson, Utah|Peterson]] | Richville | Stoddard
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Guide to Morgan County, Utah ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage and death records, cemeteries, census, church records, probate records, and obituaries—resources to find parents and family history since 1862, when the county was formed.
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Founded January 17, 1862
County Seat Morgan
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Address 48 W. Young St.
Morgan, UT 84050
Website: www.morgan-county.net
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County Facts

County Courthouse

Morgan County Courthouse
48 West Young Street
Morgan, Ut 84050
Phone: 801-845-4011

County Clerk has marriage records from 1888, divorce and court records from 1896 and probate records from 1869. County Recorder has land records.[1]

Dates for major county records[2]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1869-present 1898-present 1870, 1880... 1869-present 1869-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties

Parent Counties

Morgan County, Utah Genealogy was created January 17, 1862 from: Cache |Summit | Weber

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Utah County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Utah County Boundary Maps" (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

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

Neighboring Counties

Morgan County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Davis | Rich | Salt Lake | Summit | Weber
Morgan CountySummit CountyCache CountyWeber CountySalt Lake CountyTooele CountyDavis CountyBox Elder CountyRich CountyMorgan4.jpg


Resources

The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to Morgan County, Utah Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.

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

See United States Business Records
See also Utah Business Records

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.

  • Published transcripts of cemetery records are listed in the FamilySearch Library catalog at the town (space, then select the town) or the county level (select Cemeteries).
State and national resources for Morgan County, Utah Genealogy cemeteries
Online Transcripts
(names) or Images
Published Grave
Transcripts
Lists of Cemeteries
in the County
FindAGrave FamilySearch Library (bullet above) 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.

Morgan County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site

BillionGraves:

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 information given in church records depends upon the practices of each religious group. Most include the names of members, often with ages and birth places. Several give birth, christening, or blessing dates for infants. See Utah Church Records for details about various denominations.

  • Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for Morgan County, Utah Genealogy at the town level (space, then select a town) or county level (select Church topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
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

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

Stake(s): Morgan Stake, Utah

Places: Croydon · Milton · Morgan · Mountain Green · Peterson · Porterville  · Richville · Stoddard ·

Linked below are the ward and stake records for Washington County, Utah on microfilm at the FamilySearch Library. Click on a ward for records (up to about 1948).

Croydon Ward • East Porterville Branch • East Porterville Ward • Enterprise Ward • Milton Ward • Morgan North Stake • Morgan Stake • Morgan Ward • Mountain Green Ward • North Morgan Ward • Peterson Ward • Porterville Ward • Richville Ward • Slide Ward • South Morgan Ward • Stoddard Branch • West Porterville Ward •

  • 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.

Court Records

Many of your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can establish family relationships and places of residence, occupations, and other family history information. See Utah Court Records for the various courts through the years.

For specialized court records, see Divorce  · Guardianship  · Land  · Naturalization  · [[Morgan County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]

Directories;

See Utah Directories

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Walker Mortuary[3]
45 West 200 North
Morgan, UT 84050
Phone 801-829-6336
Fax: 801-829-6337

Gazetteers

See Utah Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

Guardianship

Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the probate and the Federal District courts. See Utah Court Records.

History

An early route of the Hastings Cutoff ran through the Morgan Valley and down through a narrow gorge in Weber Canyon. The Donner Party avoided going through the Morgan Valley in order to speed up their journey. However, their alternate route proved more time-consuming.

History Timeline

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

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

  • 1819. Adams-Onis Treaty recognized Spain rights to the territory, under the control of Mexico.
  • 1825. Present day Mountain Green is the location of a historic meeting of the mountain man, the Hudson's Bay Company (Peter Skene Ogden) and the Mountain Fur Company ( John Henry Weber).
  • 1850's. Mormon pioneers begin to arrive in Morgan County.
  • 1855, Charles Shreeve Peterson and his family became the first white settlers to take up permanent  residence in the Morgan Valley after cutting a road through Weber Canyon.
  • 1862. January 17: Morgan County formed from the following counties: Summit/Weber/Cache and named after Jedediah Morgan Grant.
  • 1869. Morgan County began keeping marriage records, land records, probate records, and court records.
  • 1898–1905 Morgan County began keeping birth records and death records.
  • 1906. Wasatch National Forest established by U.S. Forest Service.
  • 1908. Cache National Forest established by U.S. Forest Service.
  • 1960. Browning Arms Company founded in Morgan County.

Land and Property

Land records (especially deeds) often give the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or other clues for further research. They often have other clues for further research, such as witnesses or the other parties who may be relatives or in-laws. See Utah Land and Property for more.

  • County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.

Herdsmen branded their cattle to keep track of stray animals. A 1913 directory displays the marks used by various Morgan County, Utah Genealogy cattle owners:

  • Peterson, H.F. Brand Directory, Comprising Davis, Weber, Summit, Morgan, Wasatch, Part of Utah and Part of Uintah Counties. Wanship, Utah: H.F. Peterson, 1913. Digital version at Internet Archive.


Maps

Google highway map of Morgan County 2012

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Morgan County, Utah Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See Utah Naturalization and Citizenship for more information.    (*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)

  • Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001, a FamilySearch digital collection, contains certificates of naturalization, 1878-1896 and 1896-1933; declaration of intentions 1874-1896 and a1904-1906; petition and record 1907-1942.

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

Probate cases include court actions regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. Records may locate relatives, provide death dates, and identify property. See Utah Probate Records for more information.

Public Records

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Utah Vital Records or download an application for Utah Birth CertificateMarriage or Divorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Birth
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Morgan County, Utah Genealogy. 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 1862
Morgan County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 17 January 1862
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
Birth 1862 - 1897
No birth records were created for Morgan County, Utah Genealogy 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.[6] 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[7] are open to the public.
  • 1897-1905 Series #83806 at Utah State Archives. Not online, no online index. Copies available through FamilySearch Library: FSL film 480872 It. 1-3 . There are names of children in the records.
  • 1906-1910 online images for Morgan County, Utah Genealogy 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.
Marriage
Divorce

Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See Utah Vital Records for excellent information.

Death

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at Family Search .  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. More information at Utah Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Utah State Burial Index for death before 1904

Death Record Substitutes

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

Voting Registers

Websites

Links to indexes or images of records:

Links to Morgan County, Utah Genealogy collections:

Sites that gather links to the Internet

  • Linkpendium
  • CyndisList

Archives, Libraries, etc.

Resources for Morgan County, Utah Genealogy 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: Morgan County, Utah Genealogy 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.morgan-county.net/
Morgan County Justice Court
P.O. Box 786
Morgan, UT 84050
Phone 801-845-4021
Fax 801-845-6008

Physical Address:
Morgan County Memorial Building
48 West Young St.
Morgan, Utah 84050

County seat: Morgan

FamilySearch Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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.

  • Morgan County Library; 50 North 100 West, P.O.Box 600, Morgan, UT 84050. Phone: 801-829-3481.
    • 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

See also a List of Utah Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Towns and Communities

Croydon | Devils Slide | Monte Verde | Morgan | Mountain Green | Peterson | Richville | Stoddard

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morgan 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. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  4. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. "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).
  6. Utah State Archives, Birth Records guide, accessed 28 July 2012.)
  7. State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. Accessed 7/31/2012
  8. "Morgan County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Morgan/, accessed 1 February 2012.

 

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