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|Piute County, Utah|
Location in the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
|Founded||January 16, 1865|
|Named for: |
Piute County Courthouse
550 North Main Street
P O Box 90
Junction, UT 84740
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1898, marriage records from 1887, divorce, probate and court records from 1872.
|Dates for major county records|
|1898-present||1872-present||no known records||1870, 1880...||1868-present||1869-present|
|For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries and Parent counties|
Piute County, Utah Genealogy was created January 16, 1865 from Beaver
|Before the county was created—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent counties.|
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 Piute County, Utah Genealogy.
Neighboring CountiesPiute County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Beaver | Garfield | Sevier | [[Wayne County, Utah|Wayne
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 Piute County, Utah Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.
|Don't overlook Piute County, Utah Genealogy items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Archives and Libraries.|
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.
Business Records and Commerce
- Business Records and Commerce(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Piute County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
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).
(names) or Images
in the County
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|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)|
|Veterans to 1966|
- "Marysvale Cemetery Records 1887-1978" and "Record of Junction Town Cemeteries 1881-2001" in included in the FS digital collection [[*Probate record books 1862-1896|Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001]].
- Cemeteries(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Piute County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Piute county cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site
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.
- See Utah Census for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.
- See statewide printed indexes, including 1856.
|If you did not find a person or family in a census, check county indexes. Created by people familiar with the unique names of the area, county indexes may be in book form, in periodicals, or even on index cards in libraries.|
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 Piute 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)
Click a church unit name in the chart below for its history, boundaries, and availability of records, which are often in microfilm format
|Piute County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches|
Stake(s): Garfield Stake, Utah · South Sevier Stake, Utah
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.
See Utah Directories
Ethnic and Other Groups
The County was named for the Paiute tribe of Native Americans.
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Piute 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.
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.)
Small town newspapers contain obituaries, birth or death notices, community news (such as the visit of someone's relatives), legal notices and provide historical content. See Utah newspapers for tips, resources, and details.
Obituaries may mention birth, marriage, spouse, parents, and living family members. See Utah Obituaries for state level compendiums and United States Obituaries for tips and insights regarding this record type.
Obituaries for residents may be found in:
UTGenWeb has started a free page on Piute County Obituaries.
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 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.
Birth Before 1865
search parent counties
Birth 1865 - 1897
Birth 1898 - present
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.
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
USGenWeb Archives, Piute County, Utah you will find the following three " Date of Deaths" or more like an obiturary for all three.
Links to indexes or images of records:
Links to Piute County, Utah Genealogy collections:
Sites that gather links to the Internet
Archives, Libraries, etc.
County seat: Junction
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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
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.
See also Utah Public Library Directory, which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.
See also a List of Utah Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies
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