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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah County, Utah|Utah County]]''[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Orem'''  
 
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah County, Utah|Utah County]]''[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Orem'''  
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== Quick History  ==
 
== Quick History  ==
[[File:Orem panoramic view.jpg|thumb|center|500px|Panoramic view of Orem with Utah Lake in background]] {{Wikipedia|Orem, Utah}}Orem was once called the [http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/o/OREM.html  Provo Bench]. Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountain range, Orem and several of it's neighboring communities constitute a community referred to as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Valley Utah Valley].
 
  
Provo and Orem’s early history are intertwined. Attempts were made to settle Orem in the 1850’s but lack of water slowed down it’s growth. <ref> [http://www.orem.org/historical-sites-mainmenu-347 Orem History] </ref> After a series of canals were made, the area became populated with many fertile fruit orchards and farmlands giving the Provo Bench the early reputation as the [http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/o/OREM.html “Garden City Of Utah”]. Homesteads settled along the territorial highway which is now State Street. Instead of the grid system for laying out a city as was popular in Utah, the roads crisscrossed the rural area connecting the farms, homes and orchards. <ref> [http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/o/OREM.html  “Garden City Of Utah”] </ref>
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[[Image:Orem panoramic view.jpg|thumb|center|500px|Orem panoramic view.jpg]] {{Wikipedia|Orem, Utah}}Orem was once called the [http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/o/OREM.html Provo Bench]. Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountain range, Orem and several of it's neighboring communities constitute a community referred to as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Valley Utah Valley]. <br> Provo and Orem’s early history are intertwined. Attempts were made to settle Orem in the 1850’s but lack of water slowed down it’s growth. <ref> [http://www.orem.org/historical-sites-mainmenu-347 Orem History] </ref> After a series of canals were made, the area became populated with many fertile fruit orchards and farmlands giving the Provo Bench the early reputation as the [http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/o/OREM.html “Garden City Of Utah”]. Homesteads settled along the territorial highway which is now State Street. Instead of the grid system for laying out a city as was popular in Utah, the roads crisscrossed the rural area connecting the farms, homes and orchards. <ref> [http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/o/OREM.html  “Garden City Of Utah”] </ref> A railroad line was built through the Provo Bench by Walter C. Orem. To honor him the community was named “Orem” and incorporated on May 5, 1919. With WII came the call for steel and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva_Steel Geneva Steel] was there to fill that need.  
A railroad line was built through the Provo Bench by Walter C. Orem. To honor him the community was named “Orem” and incorporated on May 5, 1919. With WII came the call for steel and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva_Steel Geneva Steel] was there to fill that need.  
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In 1943, the Utah Farm Labor Association in cooperation with the State of Utah built a [http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/orem/image_2ae9e4d3-60be-5fb1-a355-1d290e73cd8b.html labor camp] at a five acre cite. The first occupants of the camp displaced Japanese-Americans from the [http://www.topazmuseum.org/ Topaz Relocation Camp]. They were employed in farmers in Orem and Utah County. The fall of 1944 brought in 60 Italian Prisoners of war. They built on the labor camp and worked in the local farms. They were all eventually replaced with [http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/orem/article_359b9979-cc1e-5cd7-8fba-c68089502c8a.html 340 German prisoners of war] who continued to work for the farmers. At the end of the war, the [http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMBQ4M_World_War_II_POW_Camp_Orem_Utah German POWs] were released and the former prisoner-of –war camp became home for Mexican nationals looking for work in the farming community. This camp was dismantled in 1970. Orem grew in the 1970's with the University Mall and eventually [http://www.uvu.edu/ Utah Valley University] "UVU".
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In 1943, the Utah Farm Labor Association in cooperation with the State of Utah built a [http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/orem/image_2ae9e4d3-60be-5fb1-a355-1d290e73cd8b.html labor camp] at a five acre cite. The first occupants of the camp displaced Japanese-Americans from the [http://www.topazmuseum.org/ Topaz Relocation Camp]. They were employed in farmers in Orem and Utah County. The fall of 1944 brought in 60 Italian Prisoners of war. They built on the labor camp and worked in the local farms. They were all eventually replaced with [http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/orem/article_359b9979-cc1e-5cd7-8fba-c68089502c8a.html 340 German prisoners of war] who continued to work for the farmers. At the end of the war, the [http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMBQ4M_World_War_II_POW_Camp_Orem_Utah German POWs] were released and the former prisoner-of –war camp became home for Mexican nationals looking for work in the farming community. This camp was dismantled in 1970. Orem grew in the 1970's with the University Mall and eventually [http://www.uvu.edu/ Utah Valley University] "UVU".  
==City Hall==
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[[File:Orem City Center.jpg|thumb|center|250px]]
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[http://www.orem.org/index.php Orem City Hall]<br>56 North State Street<br>Orem, Utah, 84057<br> Phone: 801.229.7000 <br>Fax: 801.229.7031
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===Neighboring Communities===
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[[File:Orem with timp in background.jpg|thumb|right|380px|Mount Timpanogos stands guard over Orem and Utah Valley]]
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*Orem boarders Utah lake and [[Vineyard, Utah|Vineyard]]  to the west and the majestic Timpanogos mountains on the northeast. Timpanogos, an Indian name given to the mountain and the entire valley, means many waters. [[Provo, Utah|Provo]] spreads over the valley to the south and the small town of [[Lindon, Utah|Lindon]] nestles into the North. <ref> [http://history.utah.gov/apps/markers/detailed_results.php?markerid=1554 First Orem Chapel] </ref>
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[[Provo, Utah|Provo]] | [[Vineyard, Utah|Vineyard]] | [[Lindon, Utah|Lindon]]
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====Orem Neighborhoods====
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== City Hall  ==
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[[Image:Orem City Center.jpg|thumb|center|250px]] [http://www.orem.org/index.php Orem City Hall]<br>56 North State Street<br>Orem, Utah, 84057<br> Phone: 801.229.7000 <br>Fax: 801.229.7031
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=== Neighboring Communities  ===
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[[Image:Orem with timp in background.jpg|thumb|right|380px|Orem with timp in background.jpg]] <br>
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*Orem borders Utah lake and [[Vineyard, Utah|Vineyard]] to the west and the majestic Timpanogos mountains on the northeast. Timpanogos, an Indian name given to the mountain and the entire valley, means many waters. [[Provo, Utah|Provo]] spreads over the valley to the south and the small town of [[Lindon, Utah|Lindon]] nestles into the North. <ref> [http://history.utah.gov/apps/markers/detailed_results.php?markerid=1554 First Orem Chapel] </ref>
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<br> <br> [[Provo, Utah|Provo]] | [[Vineyard, Utah|Vineyard]] | [[Lindon, Utah|Lindon]]
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==== Orem Neighborhoods ====
  
 
References are made in histories to the neighborhood that the person lived in. Provo and Orem's boundary lines can seem confusing. Using the neighborhood can better pinpoint the location of an ancestor.  
 
References are made in histories to the neighborhood that the person lived in. Provo and Orem's boundary lines can seem confusing. Using the neighborhood can better pinpoint the location of an ancestor.  
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*[http://gis.orem.org/WILMap/WhereILiveMap.isa?layer=Comm Map of Orem's Neighborhoods]
 
*[http://gis.orem.org/WILMap/WhereILiveMap.isa?layer=Comm Map of Orem's Neighborhoods]
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*Canyon View
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*Casade
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*Cherry Hill
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*Cherry Hill  
*Geneva Heights
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*Geneva Heights  
*Heatheridge
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*Hillcrest
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*Lakeview
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*Lakeview  
*Orem
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*Northridge  
*Orem East
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*Orem  
*Orem North
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*Orem East  
*Orem Park
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*Orem North  
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*Orem Park  
 
*Sharon
 
*Sharon
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*Sharon Park
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*Stonewood
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*Sharon Park  
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*Stonewood  
 
*Suncrest  
 
*Suncrest  
*Sunset Heights East
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*Sunset Heights East  
*Sunset Heights West
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*Sunset Heights West  
*Timpview
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*Windsor
 
*Windsor
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
===Biography===
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*[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers]
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=== Biography ===
*[http://earlylds.com/index.html Early Latter Day Saints - An Mormon Trail Pioneer Database]
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*[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers]  
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*[http://earlylds.com/index.html Early Latter Day Saints - An Mormon Trail Pioneer Database]  
 
*[http://lib.byu.edu/digital/Ancestry/sources.php Mormons and their Neighbors] Database of over 100,000 biographical sketches in the Western United States.  
 
*[http://lib.byu.edu/digital/Ancestry/sources.php Mormons and their Neighbors] Database of over 100,000 biographical sketches in the Western United States.  
*[http://lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php Family History Archives], BYU has digitized thousands of personal histories available at this searchable site.
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*[http://lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php Family History Archives], BYU has digitized thousands of personal histories available at this searchable site.  
 
*''Heart Throbs of the West'' <ref> Heart Throbs of the West  (SLC: DUP, 1939-1947) 12 vols. {{FHL| 979.2 H2}} {{Worldcat|5762737}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library]</ref>  
 
*''Heart Throbs of the West'' <ref> Heart Throbs of the West  (SLC: DUP, 1939-1947) 12 vols. {{FHL| 979.2 H2}} {{Worldcat|5762737}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library]</ref>  
*''It happened in Orem; a bicentennial history of Orem, Utah'' <ref>''It happened in Orem a bicentennial history of Orem, Utah'' {{FHL|979.224/O1 H2}} </ref>
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*''It happened in Orem; a bicentennial history of Orem, Utah'' <ref>''It happened in Orem a bicentennial history of Orem, Utah'' {{FHL|979.224/O1 H2}} </ref>  
*''Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history'' <ref>Anderson, Eliza B.; ''Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history'' {{FHL|176658}}</ref>
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*''Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history'' <ref>Anderson, Eliza B.; ''Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history'' {{FHL|176658}}</ref>  
*''Our Pioneer Heritage'' <ref> Our Pioneer Heritage / compiled by Kate B. Carter (Salt Lake City: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1958-1977 {{FHL| 979.2 H2 }} 20 volumes{{WorldCat|2685817}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library] </ref>
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*''Our Pioneer Heritage'' <ref> Our Pioneer Heritage / compiled by Kate B. Carter (Salt Lake City: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1958-1977 {{FHL| 979.2 H2 }} 20 volumes{{WorldCat|2685817}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library] </ref>  
*[http://lib.byu.edu/sites/sc/ Personal History Collections]
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*[http://lib.byu.edu/sites/sc/ Personal History Collections]  
*''Pioneers and prominent men of Utah: comprised of photographs, genealogies, biographies, the early history of the LDS Church ''<ref>{{FHL|180494|title-id|disp="FHLC Book 979.2 D3e"}} (Salt Lake City, Utah : Western Epics, 1966). <br> Vol. 1 part 1 ([http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH33&CISOPTR=49769 Family History Archives])<br>Vol. 1 part 2 ([http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH33&CISOPTR=49769 Family History Archives]) </ref>
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*''Pioneers and prominent men of Utah: comprised of photographs, genealogies, biographies, the early history of the LDS Church ''<ref>{{FHL|101370|title-id|disp="FHLC Book 979.2 D3e"}} (Salt Lake City, Utah : Western Epics, 1966). Vol. 1 part 1 ({{FSbook|84665}}  )Vol. 1 part 2 ({{FSbook|56199}}) </ref>  
 
*[http://suplibrary.org/stories/ Sons of Utah Pioneers Stories]
 
*[http://suplibrary.org/stories/ Sons of Utah Pioneers Stories]
  
===Cemeteries===
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=== Cemeteries ===
*[http://cemetery.orem.org/ Orem City]<br> 1520 N. 800 E.<br> Orem, Utah 84097<br>Phone (801) 229-7124
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:*[http://oremcemetery.com/ Orem Cemetery Transcriptions]
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*[http://cemetery.orem.org/ Orem City]<br>1520 N. 800 E.<br>Orem, Utah 84097<br>Phone (801) 229-7124
:*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77373&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Findagrave.com]
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:*[http://oremcemetery.com/ Orem Cemetery Transcriptions]  
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:*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77373&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Findagrave.com]  
 
:*[http://utahgravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=130 Utah Gravestone Photo Project]  
 
:*[http://utahgravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=130 Utah Gravestone Photo Project]  
:*''Orem City Burial Park record and index'' <ref> ''Orem City Burial Park record and index '' {{FHL|979.224/O1 V3}} </ref>
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:*''Orem City Burial Park record and index'' <ref>''Orem City Burial Park record and index '' {{FHL|979.224/O1 V3}} </ref>
  
*[http://www.bergmortuary.com/locations/timpanogos-memorial-gardens-cemetery.aspx Timpanogos Memorial Gardens Cemetery]<br> 1000 North 400 East<br> Orem, Utah 84057 <br>Phone: 801-225-2131
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*[http://www.bergmortuary.com/locations/timpanogos-memorial-gardens-cemetery.aspx Timpanogos Memorial Gardens Cemetery]<br>1000 North 400 East<br>Orem, Utah 84057 <br>Phone: 801-225-2131
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:*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77467&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Findagrave.com]
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:*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77467&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Findagrave.com]  
 
:*[http://utahgravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=143 Utah Gravestone Photo Project]  
 
:*[http://utahgravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=143 Utah Gravestone Photo Project]  
More information about cemeteries can be found at [[Utah Cemeteries]].
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:*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107757 Orem City Cemetery] BillionGraves. Headstone photos and transcription index.
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:*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107675 Timpanogos Memorial Gardens] BillionGraves
Provo City Library owns microfilmed copies of the newspaper dating back to 1888 (with some years and issues missing for the first forty years). Check the obituary index for you ancestor, the papers can be found at the Provo City Library. Information on requesting an obituary can be found on this [http://www.provolibrary.com/interlibrary-loan#obit Provo City Library site.]
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*[http://lib.byu.edu/digital/ucoi/ Utah County Obituary Index]
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More information about cemeteries can be found at [[Utah Cemeteries]].  
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Provo City Library owns microfilmed copies of the newspaper dating back to 1888 (with some years and issues missing for the first forty years). Check the obituary index for you ancestor, the papers can be found at the Provo City Library. Information on requesting an obituary can be found on this [http://www.provolibrary.com/interlibrary-loan#obit Provo City Library site.]  
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*[http://lib.byu.edu/digital/ucoi/ Utah County Obituary Index]  
 
*[http://www.provolibrary.com/interlibrary-loan#obit Daily Herald Obituaries]
 
*[http://www.provolibrary.com/interlibrary-loan#obit Daily Herald Obituaries]
  
===Church History and Records===
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;Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
 
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*Bonneville  
 
*Bonneville  
 
*Sharon <ref> ''Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1945-1948'' {{FHL|26311}} </ref>  
 
*Sharon <ref> ''Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1945-1948'' {{FHL|26311}} </ref>  
*Timpanogos <ref> ''History of Timpanogos-Orem Eleventh Ward, 1885-1976'' Fiche {{FHL|6331412}} </ref>
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*Timpanogos <ref> ''History of Timpanogos-Orem Eleventh Ward, 1885-1976'' Fiche {{FHL|6331412}} </ref>  
*Vermont <ref> ''Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1945-1948'' {{FHL|26311}} </ref> Vermont Ward, created in 1945 by division of Sharon Ward, was a local unit of the Sharon and Orem Stakes.
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*Vermont <ref> ''Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1945-1948'' {{FHL|26311}} </ref> Vermont Ward, created in 1945 by division of Sharon Ward, was a local unit of the Sharon and Orem Stakes.  
 
*Windsor  
 
*Windsor  
*Heatheridge
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*Hillcrest Stake <ref> ''First converts Orem, Utah Hillcrest Stake, pioneers, 1847-1997'' {{FHL|979.224/O1 H2f}} </ref>
 
*Hillcrest Stake <ref> ''First converts Orem, Utah Hillcrest Stake, pioneers, 1847-1997'' {{FHL|979.224/O1 H2f}} </ref>
  
===Directories===
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*''Orem (Utah) city directories'' <ref> ''Orem (Utah) city directories'' {{FHL|979.224/O1 E4p}} </ref>
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*''Orem (Utah) city directories'' <ref> ''Orem (Utah) city directories'' {{FHL|979.224/O1 E4p}} </ref>  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1044587 Provo City Directories List]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1044587 Provo City Directories List]
  
===History===
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To know the history of Orem you need to research Provo. Known as Provo's Bench, Orem's early history is one with Provo's. The Provo City Library has a rich selection of items pertaining to the City's history.  
 
To know the history of Orem you need to research Provo. Known as Provo's Bench, Orem's early history is one with Provo's. The Provo City Library has a rich selection of items pertaining to the City's history.  
*[http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-photographs-project Remembering Provo: Historical Photographs Project]
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*[http://lib.byu.edu/digital/historic_photos/ Historic Photos]
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*[http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-photographs-project Remembering Provo: Historical Photographs Project]  
*[http://historytogo.utah.gov/places/olympic_locations/historyofprovo.html Provo-History on the Go]
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*[http://lib.byu.edu/digital/historic_photos/ Historic Photos]  
*''A History of Utah County'' <ref> Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel. A History of Utah County (Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1999) {{WorldCat|40875878}}  [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library] </ref>  
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*[http://historytogo.utah.gov/places/olympic_locations/historyofprovo.html Provo-History on the Go]  
*''A Historical Study of the Exploration of Utah Valley and the Story of Fort Utah'' <ref> Colton, Ray C. (1946),[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/MTAF&CISOPTR=24570&CISOSHOW=21917 ''A Historical Study of the Exploration of Utah Valley and the Story of Fort Utah''], Master's thesis, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University.</ref>
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*''A History of Utah County'' <ref> Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel. A History of Utah County (Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1999) {{WorldCat|40875878}}  [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library] </ref>  
*''Founding Fort Utah: Provo's Native Inhabitants, Early Explorers, and First Year of Settlement'' <ref> Carter, D. Robert (2003), ''Founding Fort Utah: Provo's Native Inhabitants, Early Explorers, and First Year of Settlement'', Provo, UT: Provo City Corporation, {{WorldCat|54094655}} {{FHL|979.224/P1 H2}} </ref>
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*''A Historical Study of the Exploration of Utah Valley and the Story of Fort Utah'' <ref> Colton, Ray C. (1946),[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/MTAF/id/24570/show/21917 ''A Historical Study of the Exploration of Utah Valley and the Story of Fort Utah''], Master's thesis, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University.</ref>  
*''From Fort to Village: Provo, Utah, 1850-1854'' <ref> Carter, D. Robert. From Fort to Village: Provo, Utah, 1850-1854 (Provo: Provo City, 2008) Special {{WorldCat|288945458}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library] </ref>
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*''Founding Fort Utah: Provo's Native Inhabitants, Early Explorers, and First Year of Settlement'' <ref> Carter, D. Robert (2003), ''Founding Fort Utah: Provo's Native Inhabitants, Early Explorers, and First Year of Settlement'', Provo, UT: Provo City Corporation, {{WorldCat|54094655}} {{FHL|979.224/P1 H2}} </ref>  
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*''From Fort to Village: Provo, Utah, 1850-1854'' <ref> Carter, D. Robert. From Fort to Village: Provo, Utah, 1850-1854 (Provo: Provo City, 2008) Special {{WorldCat|288945458}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library] </ref>  
 
*''Heart Throbs of the West'' <ref> Heart Throbs of the West  (SLC: DUP, 1939-1947) 12 vols. {{FHL| 979.2 H2}} {{Worldcat|5762737}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library]</ref>  
 
*''Heart Throbs of the West'' <ref> Heart Throbs of the West  (SLC: DUP, 1939-1947) 12 vols. {{FHL| 979.2 H2}} {{Worldcat|5762737}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library]</ref>  
*''History of Provo, Utah'' <ref> Jensen, J. Marinus, ''History of Provo, Utah'' {{FHL|979.224/P1 H2}} {{WorldCat|4827506}} </ref>
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*''History of Provo, Utah'' <ref> Jensen, J. Marinus, ''History of Provo, Utah'' {{FHL|979.224/P1 H2}} {{WorldCat|4827506}} </ref>  
*''Memories That Live: A Centennial History of Utah County'' <ref> Memories That Live: A Centennial History of Utah County (Springville: Art City Publishing, 1947) {{FHL| 979.224 H2d}} {{WorldCat|498809323}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library] </ref>
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*''Memories That Live: A Centennial History of Utah County'' <ref> Memories That Live: A Centennial History of Utah County (Springville: Art City Publishing, 1947) {{FHL| 979.224 H2d}} {{WorldCat|498809323}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library] </ref>  
*''Our Pioneer Heritage'' <ref> Our Pioneer Heritage / compiled by Kate B. Carter (Salt Lake City: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1958-1977 {{FHL| 979.2 H2 }} 20 volumes{{WorldCat|2685817}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library]</ </ref>
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*''Our Pioneer Heritage'' <ref> Our Pioneer Heritage / compiled by Kate B. Carter (Salt Lake City: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1958-1977 {{FHL| 979.2 H2 }} 20 volumes{{WorldCat|2685817}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library] </ref>  
*''Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history, camp Orem'' <ref> Fielding, Adell H.; ''Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history, camp Orem'' {{FHL|162026}} </ref> Contains history and church history of Orem; history of Camp Orem, Daughters of Utah Pioneers; history of early Orem schools; biographies of pioneers, members of the LDS Church.
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*''Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history, camp Orem'' <ref> Fielding, Adell H.; ''Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history, camp Orem'' {{FHL|162026}} </ref> Contains history and church history of Orem; history of Camp Orem, Daughters of Utah Pioneers; history of early Orem schools; biographies of pioneers, members of the LDS Church.  
*''Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history'' <ref>Anderson, Eliza B.; ''Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history'' {{FHL|176658}} </ref>
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*''Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history'' <ref>Anderson, Eliza B.; ''Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history'' {{FHL|176658}} </ref>  
*''Sagebrush to steel an Orem centennial history, 1861-1961'' <ref> ''Sagebrush to steel an Orem centennial history, 1861-1961'' {{FHL|979.2 A1}} </ref>
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*''Sagebrush to steel an Orem centennial history, 1861-1961'' <ref> ''Sagebrush to steel an Orem centennial history, 1861-1961'' {{FHL|979.2 A1}} </ref>  
*''Tales from Utah Valley: Spellbinding and Sometimes Strange Selections from the Daily Herald's History Page'' <ref> Carter, D. Robert. Tales from Utah Valley: Spellbinding and Sometimes Strange Selections from the Daily Herald's History Page ([Provo]: Daily Herald, 2005-2007) 2 vols.
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*''Tales from Utah Valley: Spellbinding and Sometimes Strange Selections from the Daily Herald's History Page'' <ref> Carter, D. Robert. Tales from Utah Valley: Spellbinding and Sometimes Strange Selections from the Daily Herald's History Page ([Provo]: Daily Herald, 2005-2007) 2 vols.fckLR{{{WorldCat|166257571}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library] </ref>  
{{{WorldCat|166257571}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library] </ref>
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*''The Story of Provo, Utah'' <ref> Moffitt, John C. The Story of Provo, Utah (Provo : John C. Moffitt, 1975)  {{FHL| 979.224/P1 H2m }} {{WorldCat|1527794}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library] </ref>  
 
*''The Story of Provo, Utah'' <ref> Moffitt, John C. The Story of Provo, Utah (Provo : John C. Moffitt, 1975)  {{FHL| 979.224/P1 H2m }} {{WorldCat|1527794}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library] </ref>  
 
*''Treasures of Pioneer History'' <ref> Treasures of Pioneer History (SLC: DUP, 1957- ) 6 vols.  {{FHL|979.2 H2 }} {{WorldCat|4008835}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library] </ref>
 
*''Treasures of Pioneer History'' <ref> Treasures of Pioneer History (SLC: DUP, 1957- ) 6 vols.  {{FHL|979.2 H2 }} {{WorldCat|4008835}} [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library] </ref>
  
===Newspapers===
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=== Newspapers ===
*[http://www.heraldextra.com/ The Daily Herald]
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*[http://www.heraldextra.com/ The Daily Herald]  
 
*[[Utah County Newspapers]]
 
*[[Utah County Newspapers]]
====Historical Newspapers====
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*[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2FDE1 Daily Enquirer] in BYU's Digital Collections
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==== Historical Newspapers ====
*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Provo+Daily+Enquirer Provo Daily Enquirer] 1881 - 1897 Utah Digital Newspapers
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*[http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-utah-county-newspapers Provo Historical Newspapers] has a list of different newspapers held by the Provo City Library. The newspapers are on microfilm from the various eras for Provo's history.
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*[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2FDE1 Daily Enquirer] in BYU's Digital Collections  
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86091047/holdings/ Orem Geneva Times] started in 1932 The Orem Geneva Times ceased publishing in 2009.
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*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Provo+Daily+Enquirer Provo Daily Enquirer] 1881 - 1897 Utah Digital Newspapers  
 +
*[http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-utah-county-newspapers Provo Historical Newspapers] has a list of different newspapers held by the Provo City Library. The newspapers are on microfilm from the various eras for Provo's history.  
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86091047/holdings/ Orem Geneva Times] started in 1932 The Orem Geneva Times ceased publishing in 2009.  
 
*''Orem-Geneva times (Orem, Utah) home of Geneva Steel Plant; hub of Utah's fruit industry'' <ref>''Orem-Geneva times (Orem, Utah) home of Geneva Steel Plant; hub of Utah's fruit industry'' {{FHL|2405799}} {{FHL|2405800}} </ref>
 
*''Orem-Geneva times (Orem, Utah) home of Geneva Steel Plant; hub of Utah's fruit industry'' <ref>''Orem-Geneva times (Orem, Utah) home of Geneva Steel Plant; hub of Utah's fruit industry'' {{FHL|2405799}} {{FHL|2405800}} </ref>
  
===Societies, Museums and Libraries===
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=== Societies, Museums and Libraries ===
[[File:Harold B Lee Library at Dusk.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
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[[Image:Harold B Lee Library at Dusk.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]  
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*[http://www.lib.byu.edu/fslab Brigham Young University Family History Library]<br>[[Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library|Harold B. Lee Library]]<br>N Campus Drive, Provo <br>Phone: (801)422-6200.
 
*[http://www.lib.byu.edu/fslab Brigham Young University Family History Library]<br>[[Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library|Harold B. Lee Library]]<br>N Campus Drive, Provo <br>Phone: (801)422-6200.
  
*[http://lib.orem.org/ Orem City Library] <br>58 North State Street <Br>Orem, Utah, 84057 <br>Phone: 801.229.7050  
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*[http://lib.orem.org/ Orem City Library] <br>58 North State Street <br>Orem, Utah, 84057 <br>Phone: 801.229.7050
  
 
*[http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library]<br>550 North University Avenue<br>Provo, Utah 84601<br>Phone: 801-852-6650<br> Provo contains a wealth of information pertaining to Orem and it's history.
 
*[http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library]<br>550 North University Avenue<br>Provo, Utah 84601<br>Phone: 801-852-6650<br> Provo contains a wealth of information pertaining to Orem and it's history.
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*[http://www.provo.org/eldred_center.pioneermuseum.html Sons of Utah Pioneers Village]<br>500 North 500 West <br>Provo, Utah <br>Phone: 801-377-8294
 
*[http://www.provo.org/eldred_center.pioneermuseum.html Sons of Utah Pioneers Village]<br>500 North 500 West <br>Provo, Utah <br>Phone: 801-377-8294
===Vital Records===
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=== Vital Records ===
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*[http://www.utahcountyonline.org/Dept2/Health/Vital%20Records/info.asp Utah Health Department]
 
*[http://www.utahcountyonline.org/Dept2/Health/Vital%20Records/info.asp Utah Health Department]
====Birth Records====
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==== Birth Records ====
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*''Register of births 1898-1905'' <ref>''Register of births 1898-1905'' Film: {{FHL|485244}} </ref>
 
*''Register of births 1898-1905'' <ref>''Register of births 1898-1905'' Film: {{FHL|485244}} </ref>
====Marriage Records====
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==== Marriage Records ====
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*Marriage information may be located at the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernstates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Database] searchable by bride or groom.
 
*Marriage information may be located at the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernstates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Database] searchable by bride or groom.
====Death Records====
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*[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah Burials Search]
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==== Death Records ====
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*[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah Burials Search]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1747615 Utah Death Index 1905-1951]<br>Hint Keyword: enter the year of death and enter the name of county if known.  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1747615 Utah Death Index 1905-1951]<br>Hint Keyword: enter the year of death and enter the name of county if known.  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/12025351 Social Security Death Index], begins in about 1962 and is current to within two months.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/12025351 Social Security Death Index], begins in about 1962 and is current to within two months.  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675547 Utah Death Record 1888-1946].
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675547 Utah Death Record 1888-1946].  
 
*[http://www.archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/20842.htm Utah Department of Archives] 1903 to 50 years ago <br>Choices of search types - name, date of death (year, month, day, or any combination) and county.<br>Images of actual death certificates
 
*[http://www.archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/20842.htm Utah Department of Archives] 1903 to 50 years ago <br>Choices of search types - name, date of death (year, month, day, or any combination) and county.<br>Images of actual death certificates
  
===Veterans===
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=== Veterans ===
*[http://orem.org/veterans-project-mainmenu-311/headstone-project Headstone Project]
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*[http://orem.org/veterans-project-mainmenu-311/veteran-oral-histories-mainmenu-458 Veteran's Biographies]
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*[http://orem.org/veterans-project-mainmenu-311/headstone-project Headstone Project]  
*[http://orem.org/veterans-project-mainmenu-311/veteran-list Veterans list] Veterans who are buried in the Orem Cemetery.
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*[http://orem.org/veterans-project-mainmenu-311/veteran-oral-histories-mainmenu-458 Veteran's Biographies]  
===Websites===
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*[http://orem.org/veterans-project-mainmenu-311/veteran-list Veterans list] Veterans who are buried in the Orem Cemetery.
*[http://immigrants.byu.edu/ Immigrant Ancestors Project]
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/fhc/Japan/index.asp Japanese Immigrants]
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=== Websites ===
*[http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/orem/article_e07b4f9d-bcde-5adc-89fe-9477eb85f90b.html Orem’s 90th Birthday]
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*[http://www.orem.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=155&Itemid=4 Orem's Public Records]
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*[http://immigrants.byu.edu/ Immigrant Ancestors Project]  
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/fhc/Japan/index.asp Japanese Immigrants]  
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*[http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/orem/article_e07b4f9d-bcde-5adc-89fe-9477eb85f90b.html Orem’s 90th Birthday]  
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*[http://www.orem.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=155&Itemid=4 Orem's Public Records]  
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*[[Tracing LDS Ancestors]]
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== Sources and Footnotes  ==
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Contents

Quick History

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Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Orem, Utah
Orem was once called the Provo Bench. Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountain range, Orem and several of it's neighboring communities constitute a community referred to as Utah Valley.
Provo and Orem’s early history are intertwined. Attempts were made to settle Orem in the 1850’s but lack of water slowed down it’s growth. [1] After a series of canals were made, the area became populated with many fertile fruit orchards and farmlands giving the Provo Bench the early reputation as the “Garden City Of Utah”. Homesteads settled along the territorial highway which is now State Street. Instead of the grid system for laying out a city as was popular in Utah, the roads crisscrossed the rural area connecting the farms, homes and orchards. [2] A railroad line was built through the Provo Bench by Walter C. Orem. To honor him the community was named “Orem” and incorporated on May 5, 1919. With WII came the call for steel and Geneva Steel was there to fill that need.

In 1943, the Utah Farm Labor Association in cooperation with the State of Utah built a labor camp at a five acre cite. The first occupants of the camp displaced Japanese-Americans from the Topaz Relocation Camp. They were employed in farmers in Orem and Utah County. The fall of 1944 brought in 60 Italian Prisoners of war. They built on the labor camp and worked in the local farms. They were all eventually replaced with 340 German prisoners of war who continued to work for the farmers. At the end of the war, the German POWs were released and the former prisoner-of –war camp became home for Mexican nationals looking for work in the farming community. This camp was dismantled in 1970. Orem grew in the 1970's with the University Mall and eventually Utah Valley University "UVU".

City Hall

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Orem City Hall
56 North State Street
Orem, Utah, 84057
Phone: 801.229.7000
Fax: 801.229.7031

Neighboring Communities

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  • Orem borders Utah lake and Vineyard to the west and the majestic Timpanogos mountains on the northeast. Timpanogos, an Indian name given to the mountain and the entire valley, means many waters. Provo spreads over the valley to the south and the small town of Lindon nestles into the North. [3]



Provo | Vineyard | Lindon

Orem Neighborhoods

References are made in histories to the neighborhood that the person lived in. Provo and Orem's boundary lines can seem confusing. Using the neighborhood can better pinpoint the location of an ancestor.

  • Aspen
  • Canyon View
  • Casade
  • Cherry Hill
  • Geneva Heights
  • Heatheridge
  • Hillcrest
  • Lakeridge
  • Lakeview
  • Northridge
  • Orem
  • Orem East
  • Orem North
  • Orem Park
  • Sharon
  • Sharon Park
  • Stonewood
  • Suncrest
  • Sunset Heights East
  • Sunset Heights West
  • Timpview
  • Windsor

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

  • Orem City
    1520 N. 800 E.
    Orem, Utah 84097
    Phone (801) 229-7124
Transcriptions
Transcriptions

More information about cemeteries can be found at Utah Cemeteries.

Obituaries

Provo City Library owns microfilmed copies of the newspaper dating back to 1888 (with some years and issues missing for the first forty years). Check the obituary index for you ancestor, the papers can be found at the Provo City Library. Information on requesting an obituary can be found on this Provo City Library site.

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Bonneville
  • Sharon [10]
  • Timpanogos [11]
  • Vermont [12] Vermont Ward, created in 1945 by division of Sharon Ward, was a local unit of the Sharon and Orem Stakes.
  • Windsor
  • Heatheridge
  • Hillcrest Stake [13]

Directories

History

To know the history of Orem you need to research Provo. Known as Provo's Bench, Orem's early history is one with Provo's. The Provo City Library has a rich selection of items pertaining to the City's history.

  • Remembering Provo: Historical Photographs Project
  • Historic Photos
  • Provo-History on the Go
  • A History of Utah County [15]
  • A Historical Study of the Exploration of Utah Valley and the Story of Fort Utah [16]
  • Founding Fort Utah: Provo's Native Inhabitants, Early Explorers, and First Year of Settlement [17]
  • From Fort to Village: Provo, Utah, 1850-1854 [18]
  • Heart Throbs of the West [19]
  • History of Provo, Utah [20]
  • Memories That Live: A Centennial History of Utah County [21]
  • Our Pioneer Heritage [22]
  • Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history, camp Orem [23] Contains history and church history of Orem; history of Camp Orem, Daughters of Utah Pioneers; history of early Orem schools; biographies of pioneers, members of the LDS Church.
  • Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history [24]
  • Sagebrush to steel an Orem centennial history, 1861-1961 [25]
  • Tales from Utah Valley: Spellbinding and Sometimes Strange Selections from the Daily Herald's History Page [26]
  • The Story of Provo, Utah [27]
  • Treasures of Pioneer History [28]

Newspapers

Historical Newspapers

  • Daily Enquirer in BYU's Digital Collections
  • Provo Daily Enquirer 1881 - 1897 Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Provo Historical Newspapers has a list of different newspapers held by the Provo City Library. The newspapers are on microfilm from the various eras for Provo's history.
  • Orem Geneva Times started in 1932 The Orem Geneva Times ceased publishing in 2009.
  • Orem-Geneva times (Orem, Utah) home of Geneva Steel Plant; hub of Utah's fruit industry [29]

Societies, Museums and Libraries

Harold B Lee Library at Dusk.jpg
  • Provo City Library
    550 North University Avenue
    Provo, Utah 84601
    Phone: 801-852-6650
    Provo contains a wealth of information pertaining to Orem and it's history.

Vital Records

Birth Records

  • Register of births 1898-1905 [30]

Marriage Records

Death Records

Veterans

Websites

Sources and Footnotes

  1. Orem History
  2. “Garden City Of Utah”
  3. First Orem Chapel
  4. Heart Throbs of the West (SLC: DUP, 1939-1947) 12 vols. FHL 979.2 H2 WorldCat 5762737 Provo City Library
  5. It happened in Orem a bicentennial history of Orem, Utah FHL 979.224/O1 H2
  6. Anderson, Eliza B.; Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history FHL 176658
  7. Our Pioneer Heritage / compiled by Kate B. Carter (Salt Lake City: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1958-1977 FHL 979.2 H2 20 volumesWorldCat 2685817 Provo City Library
  8. "FHLC Book 979.2 D3e" (Salt Lake City, Utah : Western Epics, 1966). Vol. 1 part 1 (FamilySearch Books Online )Vol. 1 part 2 (FamilySearch Books Online)
  9. Orem City Burial Park record and index FHL 979.224/O1 V3
  10. Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1945-1948 FHL 26311
  11. History of Timpanogos-Orem Eleventh Ward, 1885-1976 Fiche FHL 6331412
  12. Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1945-1948 FHL 26311
  13. First converts Orem, Utah Hillcrest Stake, pioneers, 1847-1997 FHL 979.224/O1 H2f
  14. Orem (Utah) city directories FHL 979.224/O1 E4p
  15. Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel. A History of Utah County (Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1999) WorldCat 40875878 Provo City Library
  16. Colton, Ray C. (1946),A Historical Study of the Exploration of Utah Valley and the Story of Fort Utah, Master's thesis, Provo, UT: Brigham Young University.
  17. Carter, D. Robert (2003), Founding Fort Utah: Provo's Native Inhabitants, Early Explorers, and First Year of Settlement, Provo, UT: Provo City Corporation, WorldCat 54094655 FHL 979.224/P1 H2
  18. Carter, D. Robert. From Fort to Village: Provo, Utah, 1850-1854 (Provo: Provo City, 2008) Special WorldCat 288945458 Provo City Library
  19. Heart Throbs of the West (SLC: DUP, 1939-1947) 12 vols. FHL 979.2 H2 WorldCat 5762737 Provo City Library
  20. Jensen, J. Marinus, History of Provo, Utah FHL 979.224/P1 H2 WorldCat 4827506
  21. Memories That Live: A Centennial History of Utah County (Springville: Art City Publishing, 1947) FHL 979.224 H2d WorldCat 498809323 Provo City Library
  22. Our Pioneer Heritage / compiled by Kate B. Carter (Salt Lake City: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1958-1977 FHL 979.2 H2 20 volumesWorldCat 2685817 Provo City Library
  23. Fielding, Adell H.; Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history, camp Orem FHL 162026
  24. Anderson, Eliza B.; Original and native pioneer histories, camp history, locality history FHL 176658
  25. Sagebrush to steel an Orem centennial history, 1861-1961 FHL 979.2 A1
  26. Carter, D. Robert. Tales from Utah Valley: Spellbinding and Sometimes Strange Selections from the Daily Herald's History Page ([Provo]: Daily Herald, 2005-2007) 2 vols.fckLR{WorldCat 166257571 Provo City Library
  27. Moffitt, John C. The Story of Provo, Utah (Provo : John C. Moffitt, 1975) FHL 979.224/P1 H2m WorldCat 1527794 Provo City Library
  28. Treasures of Pioneer History (SLC: DUP, 1957- ) 6 vols. FHL 979.2 H2 WorldCat 4008835 Provo City Library
  29. Orem-Geneva times (Orem, Utah) home of Geneva Steel Plant; hub of Utah's fruit industry FHL 2405799 FHL 2405800
  30. Register of births 1898-1905 Film: FHL 485244