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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah County, Utah|Utah County]]''[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Provo'''  
 
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah County, Utah|Utah County]]''[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Provo'''  
 
== Quick History  ==
 
== Quick History  ==
[[File:Fort Utah.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Fort Utah with Mount Timpanogos in the Backround]]
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[[File:Fort Utah.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Fort Utah with Mount Timpanogos in the Background]]
{{Wikipedia|Provo, Utah}} Provo is the County Seat for [[Utah County, Utah|Utah County]]. It is nestled in the valley between the tall peaks of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Timpanogos Mount Timpanogos] and the shores of Utah Lake. The first inhabitants were the [[Ute Indians|Ute Indian tribes]] living in villages close to Utah Lake. The area was visited by explorers, trappers, and mountain men. A skillful, well respected mountain man, French Canadian trapper [http://www.onlineutah.com/provost_etienne_history.shtml Etienne Provost] trapped and explored the area in 1824. Mormon Pioneers from Salt Lake City traveled south to the Provo area and established [http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM20T1_FORT_UTAH_Provo_Utah Fort Utah] on March 12, 1849, originally settling near Utah Lake.  <ref> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Utah Fort Utah] </ref> The name was soon changed to [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2386896 Fort Field]. In April 1850 the houses and stockade were moved and replaced to a second spot where the [http://www.utahvalley.com/things-to-do/family.aspx?detailID=2699  Pioneer Museum] now stands called Sowiette Park or North Park. <ref> [http://history.utah.gov/apps/markers/detailed_results.php?markerid=1579 Fort Utah Marker] </ref> The name of Provo was given the now permanent settlement.
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{{Wikipedia|Provo, Utah}} Provo is the County Seat for [[Utah County, Utah|Utah County]]. It is nestled in the valley between the tall peaks of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Timpanogos Mount Timpanogos] and the shores of Utah Lake. The first inhabitants were the [[Ute Indians|Ute Indian tribes]] living in villages close to Utah Lake. The area was visited by explorers, trappers, and mountain men. A skillful, well respected mountain man, French Canadian trapper [http://www.onlineutah.com/provost_etienne_history.shtml Etienne Provost] trapped and explored the area in 1824. Mormon Pioneers from Salt Lake City traveled south to the Provo area and established [http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM20T1_FORT_UTAH_Provo_Utah Fort Utah] on March 12, 1849, originally settling near Utah Lake.  <ref> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Utah Fort Utah] </ref> The name was soon changed to [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2386896 Fort Field]. In April 1850 the houses and stockade were moved and replaced to a second spot where the [http://www.utahvalley.com/things-to-do/family.aspx?detailID=2699  Pioneer Museum] now stands called Sowiette Park or North Park. <ref> [http://history.utah.gov/apps/markers/detailed_results.php?markerid=1579 Fort Utah Marker] </ref> The name of Provo was given the now permanent settlement. Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountain range, Provo and several of it's neighboring communities constitute a community referred to as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Valley Utah Valley]
 
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The first large industry in Provo was Provo Woolen Mills opened in 1872, it was Utah’s largest factory for it’s time. In 1876 Brigham Young Academy was established. In 1903, BYA was dissolved and replaced by Brigham Young University High School and [http://www.utahvalley.com/things-to-do/byu/byuhistory.aspx Brigham Young University]. <ref> [http://www.byhigh.org/ BYU High School]. </ref> The old BYU High School building has been restored and is now the home of the [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library]. <ref> [http://www.traditional-building.com/Previous-Product-Reports/3-historicbrick-December2007.html Restoration of the BYU Academy]. </ref>  
 
The first large industry in Provo was Provo Woolen Mills opened in 1872, it was Utah’s largest factory for it’s time. In 1876 Brigham Young Academy was established. In 1903, BYA was dissolved and replaced by Brigham Young University High School and [http://www.utahvalley.com/things-to-do/byu/byuhistory.aspx Brigham Young University]. <ref> [http://www.byhigh.org/ BYU High School]. </ref> The old BYU High School building has been restored and is now the home of the [http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library]. <ref> [http://www.traditional-building.com/Previous-Product-Reports/3-historicbrick-December2007.html Restoration of the BYU Academy]. </ref>  
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*[http://www.utah.com/culture/provo.htm History of Provo Utah]
 
*[http://www.utah.com/culture/provo.htm History of Provo Utah]
 
*[http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-provo-timeline Provo City Timeline]
 
*[http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-provo-timeline Provo City Timeline]
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==County Courthouse==
 
==County Courthouse==
 
{{RAOGKcourthouse}}[[File:Provo Court House.jpg|center|200px]]
 
{{RAOGKcourthouse}}[[File:Provo Court House.jpg|center|200px]]
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*[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers]
 
*[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers]
 
*[http://earlylds.com/index.html Early Latter Day Saints - An Mormon Trail Pioneer Database]
 
*[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.  
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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>  
*''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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*[http://lib.byu.edu/digital/Ancestry/sources.php Mormons and their Neighbors] Database of over 100,000 biographical sketches in the Western United States.
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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>
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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>
 
*''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>
 
*[http://suplibrary.org/stories/ Sons of Utah Pioneers Stories]
 
*[http://suplibrary.org/stories/ Sons of Utah Pioneers Stories]
  
 
===Cemeteries===
 
===Cemeteries===
====History of Cemeteries in Provo====
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==== History of Cemeteries in Provo ====
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*Fort Field Cemetery
 
*Fort Field Cemetery
The first of the settlers that died in 1849 were buried in the first Fort Field Graveyard in the William’s farm  
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Which is located in Lake View which is now know as Geneva Road. There is a [http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers] marker near these burial grounds. <ref> [http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-provo-cemeteries Provo Historical Cemeteries] </ref>
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The first of the settlers that died in 1849 were buried in the first Fort Field Graveyard in the William’s farm Which is located in Lake View which is now know as Geneva Road. There is a [http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers] marker near these burial grounds. <ref> [http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-provo-cemeteries Provo Historical Cemeteries] </ref>  
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*Temple Hill Cemetery
 
*Temple Hill Cemetery
In 1850, a better location was found and a second fort was built along with a second Fort Field Cemetery. The name was changed to Temple Hill. By 1880 this site was discarded, as the area was too sandy. The Maeser Building of Brigham Young University now stands in this location. <ref> [http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-provo-cemeteries Provo Historical Cemeteries] </ref>
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In 1850, a better location was found and a second fort was built along with a second Fort Field Cemetery. The name was changed to Temple Hill. By 1880 this site was discarded, as the area was too sandy. The Maeser Building of Brigham Young University now stands in this location. <ref> [http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-provo-cemeteries Provo Historical Cemeteries] </ref>  
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*Grandview Hill Cemetery
 
*Grandview Hill Cemetery
In about 1860 the Grandview Hill Cemetery came to be. By 1879, this location had around sixty burials. This was on private land and the landowners refused to allow other burials to take place. After a request to move the bodies, some were removed to Temple Hill Cemetery. Those that for various reasons couldn’t be moved are there now without markers. <ref> [http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-provo-cemeteries Provo Historical Cemeteries] </ref>
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In about 1860 the Grandview Hill Cemetery came to be. By 1879, this location had around sixty burials. This was on private land and the landowners refused to allow other burials to take place. After a request to move the bodies, some were removed to Temple Hill Cemetery. Those that for various reasons couldn’t be moved are there now without markers. <ref> [http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-provo-cemeteries Provo Historical Cemeteries] </ref>  
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*Provo City Cemetery
 
*Provo City Cemetery
Fort Field Cemetery was too wet, Temple Hill too sandy, and Grandview Hill was closed at the request of the private landowners. It was time for the creation of the Provo City Cemetery, that occurred on June 25, 1853. The transfer of burials from the previous cemeteries took several years to complete. The [http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers] memorial drinking fountain lists the name of the pioneers known to have been moved there. Some are buried with headstones, with many in unmarked graves. <ref> [http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-provo-cemeteries Provo Historical Cemeteries] </ref>
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Fort Field Cemetery was too wet, Temple Hill too sandy, and Grandview Hill was closed at the request of the private landowners. It was time for the creation of the Provo City Cemetery, that occurred on June 25, 1853. The transfer of burials from the previous cemeteries took several years to complete. The [http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of Utah Pioneers] memorial drinking fountain lists the name of the pioneers known to have been moved there. Some are buried with headstones, with many in unmarked graves. <ref> [http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-provo-cemeteries Provo Historical Cemeteries] </ref>  
  
 
Provo City Cemetery has excellent online resources.There is a searchable data base at [http://publicdocuments.provo.org/sirepub/docs.aspx Cemetery Burial Records]  
 
Provo City Cemetery has excellent online resources.There is a searchable data base at [http://publicdocuments.provo.org/sirepub/docs.aspx Cemetery Burial Records]  
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*[http://www.provo.org/parks.cemetery_records.html Provo City Cemetery]<br>610 S. State St.<br>Provo, Utah 84606 <br>Phone: 801-852-6607
 
*[http://www.provo.org/parks.cemetery_records.html Provo City Cemetery]<br>610 S. State St.<br>Provo, Utah 84606 <br>Phone: 801-852-6607
;Areas of the Provo City Cemetery:
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*'''Babyland''': This special area is located west of the Veterans Monument. This is for families who need only an infant space. This area was filled in 1992.
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;Areas of the Provo City Cemetery  
*'''Angel Garden''' Once the Babyland plots had all been filled, Angel Garden was created with a special Angel “The Messenger” to watch over them. <ref> [http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/article_cb60ec4c-31ba-5594-bac0-3e125032270a.html Provo City Cemetery dedicates area for infants] </ref>
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*'''Veterans Monument''': Names of all veterans buried in the cemetery are inscribed onto marble tiles which adhere to the stone extensions of the Monument.
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*'''Babyland''': This special area is located west of the Veterans Monument. This is for families who need only an infant space. This area was filled in 1992.  
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*'''Angel Garden''' Once the Babyland plots had all been filled, Angel Garden was created with a special Angel “The Messenger” to watch over them. <ref> [http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/article_cb60ec4c-31ba-5594-bac0-3e125032270a.html Provo City Cemetery dedicates area for infants] </ref>  
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*'''Veterans Monument''': Names of all veterans buried in the cemetery are inscribed onto marble tiles which adhere to the stone extensions of the Monument.  
 
*[http://www.provo.org/cemetery.cemmap.html Cemetery Map]
 
*[http://www.provo.org/cemetery.cemmap.html Cemetery Map]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77401&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Findagrave.com]
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*[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah Burial Search]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77401&CScnty=2798&CSsr=21& Findagrave.com]  
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*[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah Burial Search]  
 
*[http://www.utahgravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=135 Utah Gravestone Photo]  
 
*[http://www.utahgravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=135 Utah Gravestone Photo]  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id= BillionGraves]
  
*'''East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery''' <br>4800 N. 650 E.<br>Provo, Utah 84601<br>Phone: (801) 225-9114  
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*'''East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery''' <br>4800 N. 650 E.<br>Provo, Utah 84601<br>Phone: (801) 225-9114
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77204&CScnty=2798& Findagrave.com]
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*[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah Burial Search]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77204&CScnty=2798& Findagrave.com]  
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*[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah Burial Search]  
 
*[http://www.utahgravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=122 Utah Gravestone Photo Project]
 
*[http://www.utahgravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=122 Utah Gravestone Photo Project]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/siteindex/East%20Lawn%20Memorial%20Hills/107796 BillionGraves]
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====Other Early Cemeteries Near Provo====
 
====Other Early Cemeteries Near Provo====
 
*'''Christmas City graveyard''', located on the south side of the entrance to Provo Canyon shows on old township maps. This was an old mining area and is now a gravel pit.
 
*'''Christmas City graveyard''', located on the south side of the entrance to Provo Canyon shows on old township maps. This was an old mining area and is now a gravel pit.
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*'''Springdell''' in the canyon had burials also.
 
*'''Springdell''' in the canyon had burials also.
 
People choose to be laid to rest by favorite trees, hills, and beautiful spots may have burial spots.
 
People choose to be laid to rest by favorite trees, hills, and beautiful spots may have burial spots.
 
 
====Obituaries====
 
====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 [http://www.provolibrary.com/interlibrary-loan#obit Provo City Library site.]
 
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.]
 
 
*[http://lib.byu.edu/digital/ucoi/ Utah County Obituary Index]
 
*[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===
 
===Church History and Records===
 
[[File:Provo Tabernacle.jpg|thumb|center|400px|Provo Tabernacle]]
 
[[File:Provo Tabernacle.jpg|thumb|center|400px|Provo Tabernacle]]
 
;Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
 
;Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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*Provo, Utah 1884 L.D.S. Ward boundaries  <ref> Provo, Utah 1884 L.D.S. Ward Boundaries {{FHL|979.224/P1 E7pr}} </ref>
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*[[Tracing LDS Ancestors]]
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*Utah Stake  
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*Utah Stake <ref> Utah Stake The Provo Utah Stake a profile of past and present
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*Bonneville <ref> ''Record of members and Annual genealogical reports, Form E'', Bonneville Ward was organized 16 Feb. 1913 as part of the Utah Stake. The ward became part of the Provo Stake in 1939 and the East Provo Stake in 1947. Record of members 1913-1946 Film: {{FHL|26340}}  Utah Stake Form E 1913-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 Film: {{FHL|26341}} </ref>
 
*Bonneville <ref> ''Record of members and Annual genealogical reports, Form E'', Bonneville Ward was organized 16 Feb. 1913 as part of the Utah Stake. The ward became part of the Provo Stake in 1939 and the East Provo Stake in 1947. Record of members 1913-1946 Film: {{FHL|26340}}  Utah Stake Form E 1913-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 Film: {{FHL|26341}} </ref>
*Campus  
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*Campus <ref> Campus Ward Annual genealogical report, Form E. 1947-1949
*Edgemont  
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{{FHL|26357 }} </ref>
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*Edgemont <ref> Edgemont Ward Record of members, 1926-1941 ; annual genealogical report (Form E), 1926-1948 Record of members 1926-1941 {{FHL|26385 Item 1}} Annual genealogical reports 1926-1948 {{FHL|26385 Item 2}} </ref>
 
*Grand View <ref> Record of members; annual genealogical report (Form E), 1912-1948  
 
*Grand View <ref> Record of members; annual genealogical report (Form E), 1912-1948  
 
Grandview Ward; {{FHL|26353 }}</ref>
 
Grandview Ward; {{FHL|26353 }}</ref>
*Hill Crest  
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*Hill Crest <ref> Hillcrest Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1947-1948 {{FHL|26354 }} </ref>
 
*Lake View <ref> Jeppesen, Christian; ''History of Lakeview Ward, 1855-1951''  
 
*Lake View <ref> Jeppesen, Christian; ''History of Lakeview Ward, 1855-1951''  
 
{{FHL|979.224/L3 K2j}} </ref> <ref> Record of members, 1877-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Lakeview was formally 5th Ward. Films: Record of members [1877]-1910 {{FHL|26118 Item 1}} Record of members 1924-1941 {{FHL|164607 Items 4-5}} Form E 1907-1948 {{FHL|26118 Item 2}} </ref>
 
{{FHL|979.224/L3 K2j}} </ref> <ref> Record of members, 1877-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Lakeview was formally 5th Ward. Films: Record of members [1877]-1910 {{FHL|26118 Item 1}} Record of members 1924-1941 {{FHL|164607 Items 4-5}} Form E 1907-1948 {{FHL|26118 Item 2}} </ref>
*Manavu  
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*Manavu <ref> Manavu Ward Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1942-1948
*Oak Hills  
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{{FHL|26343}} </ref>
*Park  
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*Oak Hills <ref> Oak Hills Ward Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1948 {{FHL|26387 }} </ref>
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*Park <ref> Park Ward Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1946-1948
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{{FHL|26330}} </ref>
 
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*Pioneer  
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*Pioneer <ref> Pioneer Ward, Utah Stake, Deseret Sunday School enlistment records, 1931-1942
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{{FHL|421827}} </ref>
 
*Pleasant View <ref> Record of members, 1891-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-194 {{FHL|26386 }} </ref> <ref> Record of members, 1852-1942; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Record of members 1925-1942 Film {{FHL|26325}} Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 (includes Pleasant View Ward, 1919 and Provo 1st Ward, 1932) {{FHL|26326}} </ref>
 
*Pleasant View <ref> Record of members, 1891-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-194 {{FHL|26386 }} </ref> <ref> Record of members, 1852-1942; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Record of members 1925-1942 Film {{FHL|26325}} Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 (includes Pleasant View Ward, 1919 and Provo 1st Ward, 1932) {{FHL|26326}} </ref>
 
*Provo 1 <ref> Record of members, 1852-1942; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Record of members 1925-1942 Film {{FHL|26325}} Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 (includes Pleasant View Ward, 1919 and Provo 1st Ward, 1932) {{FHL|26326}} </ref> <ref> Record of members, 1853-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 1st Ward. Record of members 1853-1876 {{FHL|2055}} Items 2-3 Record of members forms 1926-1941 {{FHL|26356}} Record of members 1875-1916 Includes records of baptisms/rebaptisms Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 {{FHL|26347}} </ref> <ref> Record of children blessed and baptized, 1880-1908  1st Ward. {{FHL|2055 Items 4-5}}</ref>
 
*Provo 1 <ref> Record of members, 1852-1942; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Record of members 1925-1942 Film {{FHL|26325}} Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 (includes Pleasant View Ward, 1919 and Provo 1st Ward, 1932) {{FHL|26326}} </ref> <ref> Record of members, 1853-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 1st Ward. Record of members 1853-1876 {{FHL|2055}} Items 2-3 Record of members forms 1926-1941 {{FHL|26356}} Record of members 1875-1916 Includes records of baptisms/rebaptisms Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 {{FHL|26347}} </ref> <ref> Record of children blessed and baptized, 1880-1908  1st Ward. {{FHL|2055 Items 4-5}}</ref>
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*Provo 3 <ref> Teachers record book for the second tier of blocks, 1883  
 
*Provo 3 <ref> Teachers record book for the second tier of blocks, 1883  
 
3rd ward {{FHL|2065 Item 1}} </ref>
 
3rd ward {{FHL|2065 Item 1}} </ref>
*Provo 4 <ref> Booth, J. E.; A history of the Fourth Provo Ward. Includes some birth, marriage, and death records from the period 1855-1858. Has index. Film {{FHL| 1059491 Item 3}} </ref>
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*Provo 4 <ref> Booth, J. E.; A history of the Fourth Provo Ward. Includes some birth, marriage, and death records from the period 1855-1858. Has index. Film {{FHL| 1059491 Item 3}} </ref> <ref> Record of members, 1852-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948  4th Ward; Record of members [1852]-1923 {{FHL|26333}} Record of members 1919-1941 {{FHL|26334}} Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 {{FHL|26335}} </ref>
 
*Provo 5 <ref> Record of members, 1902-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948; 5th Ward. Record of members 1902-1941 (includes blessing of children and baptisms) Film: {{FHL| 26348}} Record of members 1929-1941 Film:  {{FHL|26349}} Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 Film: {{FHL|26350}} </ref> <ref> Record of members, 1877-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Lakeview was formally 5th Ward. Films: Record of members [1877]-1910 {{FHL|26118 Item 1}} Record of members 1924-1941 {{FHL|164607 Items 4-5}} Form E 1907-1948 {{FHL|26118 Item 2}} </ref>
 
*Provo 5 <ref> Record of members, 1902-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948; 5th Ward. Record of members 1902-1941 (includes blessing of children and baptisms) Film: {{FHL| 26348}} Record of members 1929-1941 Film:  {{FHL|26349}} Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 Film: {{FHL|26350}} </ref> <ref> Record of members, 1877-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Lakeview was formally 5th Ward. Films: Record of members [1877]-1910 {{FHL|26118 Item 1}} Record of members 1924-1941 {{FHL|164607 Items 4-5}} Form E 1907-1948 {{FHL|26118 Item 2}} </ref>
 
*Provo 6 <ref> Record of blessings and baptisms, 1902-1906 6th Ward
 
*Provo 6 <ref> Record of blessings and baptisms, 1902-1906 6th Ward
 
{{FHL|2037 Item 2}} </ref> <ref> Record of members, 1902-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 6th Record of members 1902-1908 Films: {{FHL|2055}}; Item 6 Record of members 1902-1937 {{FHL|26336}}; Record of members 1937-1941 {{FHL|26337}}; Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 (photostatic copies) Ward Form E 1918-1948 {{FHL|26338}} </ref>
 
{{FHL|2037 Item 2}} </ref> <ref> Record of members, 1902-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 6th Record of members 1902-1908 Films: {{FHL|2055}}; Item 6 Record of members 1902-1937 {{FHL|26336}}; Record of members 1937-1941 {{FHL|26337}}; Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 (photostatic copies) Ward Form E 1918-1948 {{FHL|26338}} </ref>
*Provo 7  
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*Provo 7 <ref> Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1942-1948 7th Ward: {{FHL|26351}} </ref>
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*Provo 8 <ref> Keeler, Virginia Christensen;  ''Provo Eighth Ward biographical review excerpts from "The Echo", February 1956 to May 1958'' Includes biographies, blessings, baptisms, marriages, deaths and genealogies as printed in the Provo Eighth Ward monthly newspaper, The Echo. {{FHL|979.224/P1 K2pe}}</ref>
 
*Provo 8 <ref> Keeler, Virginia Christensen;  ''Provo Eighth Ward biographical review excerpts from "The Echo", February 1956 to May 1958'' Includes biographies, blessings, baptisms, marriages, deaths and genealogies as printed in the Provo Eighth Ward monthly newspaper, The Echo. {{FHL|979.224/P1 K2pe}}</ref>
*Provo 9  
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*Provo 10  
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*Provo 9 <ref> Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1942-1948
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9th Ward: {{FHL|26343 }} </ref>
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*Provo 10 <ref> Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1946-1948
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10th Ward: {{FHL|26352}} </ref>
 
*Provo 11 <ref> Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1946-1948 11th ward
 
*Provo 11 <ref> Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1946-1948 11th ward
 
{{FHL|26327}} </ref>
 
{{FHL|26327}} </ref>
*Provo 12  
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*Provo 12 <ref> Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1947-1948
*Provo 13  
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12th Ward: {{FHL|26344 }} </ref>
*Rivergrove  
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*Provo 13 <ref> Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1947-1948
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13th Ward: {{FHL|26345}} </ref>
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*Rivergrove <ref> Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1946-1948 Rivergrove Ward
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{{FHL|26328}} </ref>
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*Sharon <ref> Record of members, 1911-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Sharon Ward; Record of members 1911-1941 {{FHL|26310 Items 1-4}} Form E 1912-1948 {{FHL|26310 Item 5}} </ref>
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*Sunset <ref> Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1946-1948
 +
Sunset Ward: {{FHL|26329 }} </ref>
 
*University <ref> ''Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1946-1948'', University Ward.  
 
*University <ref> ''Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1946-1948'', University Ward.  
 
  Film: {{FHL|26339 }} </ref>
 
  Film: {{FHL|26339 }} </ref>
*Wymount
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*Wymount <ref> One year of progress a history of Wymount Branch, East Provo Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1947 – 1948 {{FHL|979.224/P1 K2}} </ref>
 
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;Roman Catholic
 
;Roman Catholic
  
=== History===
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=== Directories  ===
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:*'''1867''' - Owens, George. ''Salt Lake City Directory: Including a Business Directory of Provo, Springville, and Ogden, Utah Territory.'' Salt Lake City: G. Owens, 1867. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/saltlakecitydire00geor Internet Archive] - free.
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:*'''1884''' - ''Utah Gazetteer and Directory (of Logan, Provo, Ogden, and Salt Lake City).'' Salt Lake City, Utah: R.L. Polk, 1884. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/utahgazetteerdir04unse Internet Archive] - free.
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<br>
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:*''Provo City and Utah County Directory : including the cities of Provo, American Fork, Lehi, Payson, Spanish Fork, and Springville'' <ref> ''Provo City and Utah County Directory : including the cities of Provo, American Fork, Lehi, Payson, Spanish Fork, and Springville'' {{FHL|979.224/P1 E4p}} </ref> Library has 1891 (film), 1904-05 (film), 1913-14, 1915-16, 1917-18, 1920, 1926 (film), 1930-31, 1935-36, 1941, 1946, 1950, 1955, 1961, 1965, 1969-70, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1996- .
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=== History ===
 +
 
 
The Provo City Library has a rich selection of items pertaining to the City's history.  
 
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/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/MTAF&amp;CISOPTR=24570&amp;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>  
*''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]&lt;/ </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>
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===Maps===
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*[http://maps.provo.org/ Maps of Provo]
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*[http://provo.org/infosys.geoinfosys.html Provo City Geographic Information Systems]
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*''Map of Provo City, Utah County, Utah, north of Center Street 1895'' <ref> Map of Provo City, Utah County, Utah, north of Center Street {{FHL|979.224/P1 E7m}} </ref>
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*''Plat maps of Utah County, ca. 1890-1970''  <ref> Plat maps of Utah County, ca. 1890-1970 {{FHL|1654690}} </ref>
  
 
===Newspapers===
 
===Newspapers===
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*[[Utah County Newspapers]]
 
*[[Utah County Newspapers]]
 
====Historical Newspapers====
 
====Historical Newspapers====
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86091039/ The Utah County Democrat. (Provo City, Utah) 1898-1909]
 
*[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2FDE1 Daily Enquirer]  in BYU's Digital Collections
 
*[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2FDE1 Daily Enquirer]  in BYU's Digital Collections
 
*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Provo+Daily+Enquirer Provo Daily Enquirer] 1881 - 1897 Utah Digital Newspapers
 
*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Provo+Daily+Enquirer Provo Daily Enquirer] 1881 - 1897 Utah Digital Newspapers
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===Vital Records===
 
===Vital Records===
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*[http://www.utahcountyonline.org/Dept2/Health/Vital%20Records/info.asp Utah Health Department]
 
====Birth Records====
 
====Birth Records====
 
*''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>
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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].
 
*[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
==Web Sites==
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2386896 Fort Field]
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== Web Sites ==
*[http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM20T1_FORT_UTAH_Provo_Utah Fort Utah]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Utah Fort Utah]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2386896 Fort Field]  
*[http://history.utah.gov/apps/markers/detailed_results.php?markerid=1579 Fort Utah Marker]
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*[http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM20T1_FORT_UTAH_Provo_Utah Fort Utah]  
*[http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-provo-cemeteries Provo Cemeteries]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Utah Fort Utah]  
*[http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library]
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*[http://history.utah.gov/apps/markers/detailed_results.php?markerid=1579 Fort Utah Marker]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Timpanogos Mount Timpanogos]
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*[http://immigrants.byu.edu/ Immigrant Ancestors Project]  
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*[http://www.provolibrary.com/historical-provo-cemeteries Provo Cemeteries]  
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*[http://www.provolibrary.com/contact-us Provo City Library]  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Timpanogos Mount Timpanogos]  
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*[http://utah-genealogy.com/Provo-Genealogy.htm Provo Genealogy] (Utah Genealogy)
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==Sources and Footnotes==
 
==Sources and Footnotes==
 
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Contents

Quick History

Fort Utah with Mount Timpanogos in the Background
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Provo, Utah
Provo is the County Seat for Utah County. It is nestled in the valley between the tall peaks of Mount Timpanogos and the shores of Utah Lake. The first inhabitants were the Ute Indian tribes living in villages close to Utah Lake. The area was visited by explorers, trappers, and mountain men. A skillful, well respected mountain man, French Canadian trapper Etienne Provost trapped and explored the area in 1824. Mormon Pioneers from Salt Lake City traveled south to the Provo area and established Fort Utah on March 12, 1849, originally settling near Utah Lake. [1] The name was soon changed to Fort Field. In April 1850 the houses and stockade were moved and replaced to a second spot where the Pioneer Museum now stands called Sowiette Park or North Park. [2] The name of Provo was given the now permanent settlement. Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountain range, Provo and several of it's neighboring communities constitute a community referred to as Utah Valley


The first large industry in Provo was Provo Woolen Mills opened in 1872, it was Utah’s largest factory for it’s time. In 1876 Brigham Young Academy was established. In 1903, BYA was dissolved and replaced by Brigham Young University High School and Brigham Young University. [3] The old BYU High School building has been restored and is now the home of the Provo City Library. [4]
A fire in 1918 damaged the Provo Woolen Mills, which never recovered. Between 1918 and 1919 over 200 people died in Utah county from the Flu Epidemic, some were complete families. [5] The Ironton steel mill in the early 1920s and later the much larger Geneva steel plant provided work for the people of Utah Valley. The Central Utah Vocational School (for years nick named Utah Tech) was established in 1941, the name has changed several times over the years and it is now Utah Valley University.

County Courthouse

 
Provo Court House.jpg

County Courthouse
100 East Center Street
Provo, Utah 84606

City Center

Provo City Center
351 West Center
Provo, UT 84601
Phone 801-852-6000

Neighboring Communities

Orem | Springville

Provo Neighborhoods

The City of Provo is divided into 5 general areas with 34 smaller, specific neighborhoods.[6] This list not only gives you the five areas, but links to maps of each neighborhood.

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

History of Cemeteries in Provo

  • Fort Field Cemetery

The first of the settlers that died in 1849 were buried in the first Fort Field Graveyard in the William’s farm Which is located in Lake View which is now know as Geneva Road. There is a Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker near these burial grounds. [10]

  • Temple Hill Cemetery

In 1850, a better location was found and a second fort was built along with a second Fort Field Cemetery. The name was changed to Temple Hill. By 1880 this site was discarded, as the area was too sandy. The Maeser Building of Brigham Young University now stands in this location. [11]

  • Grandview Hill Cemetery

In about 1860 the Grandview Hill Cemetery came to be. By 1879, this location had around sixty burials. This was on private land and the landowners refused to allow other burials to take place. After a request to move the bodies, some were removed to Temple Hill Cemetery. Those that for various reasons couldn’t be moved are there now without markers. [12]

  • Provo City Cemetery

Fort Field Cemetery was too wet, Temple Hill too sandy, and Grandview Hill was closed at the request of the private landowners. It was time for the creation of the Provo City Cemetery, that occurred on June 25, 1853. The transfer of burials from the previous cemeteries took several years to complete. The Daughters of Utah Pioneers memorial drinking fountain lists the name of the pioneers known to have been moved there. Some are buried with headstones, with many in unmarked graves. [13]

Provo City Cemetery has excellent online resources.There is a searchable data base at Cemetery Burial Records

Areas of the Provo City Cemetery
  • Babyland: This special area is located west of the Veterans Monument. This is for families who need only an infant space. This area was filled in 1992.
  • Angel Garden Once the Babyland plots had all been filled, Angel Garden was created with a special Angel “The Messenger” to watch over them. [14]
  • Veterans Monument: Names of all veterans buried in the cemetery are inscribed onto marble tiles which adhere to the stone extensions of the Monument.
  • Cemetery Map
Transcriptions
  • East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery
    4800 N. 650 E.
    Provo, Utah 84601
    Phone: (801) 225-9114
Transcriptions

Other Early Cemeteries Near Provo

  • Christmas City graveyard, located on the south side of the entrance to Provo Canyon shows on old township maps. This was an old mining area and is now a gravel pit.
  • Mary Ellen Flat in American Fork Canyon has a cemetery where many miners are buried.
Undocumented Burial Sites
  • Orem Hill, On the east side of State Street, three-fourths the way up the hill there were several burials.
  • The mouth of Slate Canyon was said to have several burials.
  • Below the "Y" on the mountain had burials.
  • Springdell in the canyon had burials also.

People choose to be laid to rest by favorite trees, hills, and beautiful spots may have burial spots.

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

Provo Tabernacle
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Roman Catholic

Directories

  • 1867 - Owens, George. Salt Lake City Directory: Including a Business Directory of Provo, Springville, and Ogden, Utah Territory. Salt Lake City: G. Owens, 1867. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • 1884 - Utah Gazetteer and Directory (of Logan, Provo, Ogden, and Salt Lake City). Salt Lake City, Utah: R.L. Polk, 1884. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.


  • Provo City and Utah County Directory : including the cities of Provo, American Fork, Lehi, Payson, Spanish Fork, and Springville [53] Library has 1891 (film), 1904-05 (film), 1913-14, 1915-16, 1917-18, 1920, 1926 (film), 1930-31, 1935-36, 1941, 1946, 1950, 1955, 1961, 1965, 1969-70, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1996- .

History

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 [54]
  • A Historical Study of the Exploration of Utah Valley and the Story of Fort Utah [55]
  • Founding Fort Utah: Provo's Native Inhabitants, Early Explorers, and First Year of Settlement [56]
  • From Fort to Village: Provo, Utah, 1850-1854 [57]
  • Heart Throbs of the West [58]
  • History of Provo, Utah [59]
  • Memories That Live: A Centennial History of Utah County [60]
  • Our Pioneer Heritage [61]
  • Tales from Utah Valley: Spellbinding and Sometimes Strange Selections from the Daily Herald's History Page [62]
  • The Story of Provo, Utah [63]
  • Treasures of Pioneer History [64]

Maps

Newspapers

Historical Newspapers

Societies, Museums and Libraries

Harold B Lee Library at Dusk.jpg

Suggested Reading

  • Pleasant Views: A History of the Early Pleasant View Area of Northeast Provo, Utah [67]
  • Provo: A Story of People in Motion [68]
  • Provo & Orem: A Very Eligible Place: An Illustrated History [69]
  • Provo, Pioneer Mormon City [70]
  • Provo's Two Tabernacles and the People Who Built Them [71]
  • Tales from Utah Valley: Spellbinding and Sometimes Strange Selections from the Daily Herald's History Page [72]

Vital Records

Birth Records

  • Register of births 1898-1905 [73]

Marriage Records

Death Records

Web Sites

Sources and Footnotes

  1. Fort Utah
  2. Fort Utah Marker
  3. BYU High School.
  4. Restoration of the BYU Academy.
  5. Provo Cemeteries
  6. Provo City Neighborhoods
  7. Heart Throbs of the West (SLC: DUP, 1939-1947) 12 vols. FHL 979.2 H2 WorldCat 5762737 Provo City Library
  8. 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
  9. "FHLC Book 979.2 D3e" (Salt Lake City, Utah : Western Epics, 1966).
    Vol. 1 part 1 (Family History Archives)
    Vol. 1 part 2 (Family History Archives)
  10. Provo Historical Cemeteries
  11. Provo Historical Cemeteries
  12. Provo Historical Cemeteries
  13. Provo Historical Cemeteries
  14. Provo City Cemetery dedicates area for infants
  15. Provo, Utah 1884 L.D.S. Ward Boundaries FHL 979.224/P1 E7pr
  16. Utah Stake The Provo Utah Stake a profile of past and present FHL 979.224/P1 K2pp
  17. Record of members and Annual genealogical reports, Form E, Bonneville Ward was organized 16 Feb. 1913 as part of the Utah Stake. The ward became part of the Provo Stake in 1939 and the East Provo Stake in 1947. Record of members 1913-1946 Film: FHL 26340 Utah Stake Form E 1913-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 Film: FHL 26341
  18. Campus Ward Annual genealogical report, Form E. 1947-1949 FHL 26357
  19. Edgemont Ward Record of members, 1926-1941 ; annual genealogical report (Form E), 1926-1948 Record of members 1926-1941 FHL 26385 Item 1 Annual genealogical reports 1926-1948 FHL 26385 Item 2
  20. Record of members; annual genealogical report (Form E), 1912-1948 Grandview Ward; FHL 26353
  21. Hillcrest Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1947-1948 FHL 26354
  22. Jeppesen, Christian; History of Lakeview Ward, 1855-1951 FHL 979.224/L3 K2j
  23. Record of members, 1877-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Lakeview was formally 5th Ward. Films: Record of members [1877]-1910 FHL 26118 Item 1 Record of members 1924-1941 FHL 164607 Items 4-5 Form E 1907-1948 FHL 26118 Item 2
  24. Manavu Ward Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1942-1948 FHL 26343
  25. Oak Hills Ward Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1948 FHL 26387
  26. Park Ward Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1946-1948 FHL 26330
  27. Pioneer Ward, Utah Stake, Deseret Sunday School enlistment records, 1931-1942 FHL 421827
  28. Record of members, 1891-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-194 FHL 26386
  29. Record of members, 1852-1942; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Record of members 1925-1942 Film FHL 26325 Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 (includes Pleasant View Ward, 1919 and Provo 1st Ward, 1932) FHL 26326
  30. Record of members, 1852-1942; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Record of members 1925-1942 Film FHL 26325 Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 (includes Pleasant View Ward, 1919 and Provo 1st Ward, 1932) FHL 26326
  31. Record of members, 1853-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 1st Ward. Record of members 1853-1876 FHL 2055 Items 2-3 Record of members forms 1926-1941 FHL 26356 Record of members 1875-1916 Includes records of baptisms/rebaptisms Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 FHL 26347
  32. Record of children blessed and baptized, 1880-1908 1st Ward. FHL 2055 Items 4-5
  33. Record of members, 1852-1942; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Record of members 1925-1942 Film FHL 26325 Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 (includes Pleasant View Ward, 1919 and Provo 1st Ward, 1932) FHL 26326
  34. Teachers record book for the second tier of blocks, 1883 3rd ward FHL 2065 Item 1
  35. Booth, J. E.; A history of the Fourth Provo Ward. Includes some birth, marriage, and death records from the period 1855-1858. Has index. Film FHL 1059491 Item 3
  36. Record of members, 1852-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 4th Ward; Record of members [1852]-1923 FHL 26333 Record of members 1919-1941 FHL 26334 Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 FHL 26335
  37. Record of members, 1902-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948; 5th Ward. Record of members 1902-1941 (includes blessing of children and baptisms) Film: FHL 26348 Record of members 1929-1941 Film: FHL 26349 Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 Ward Form E 1918-1948 Film: FHL 26350
  38. Record of members, 1877-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Lakeview was formally 5th Ward. Films: Record of members [1877]-1910 FHL 26118 Item 1 Record of members 1924-1941 FHL 164607 Items 4-5 Form E 1907-1948 FHL 26118 Item 2
  39. Record of blessings and baptisms, 1902-1906 6th Ward FHL 2037 Item 2
  40. Record of members, 1902-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 6th Record of members 1902-1908 Films: FHL 2055; Item 6 Record of members 1902-1937 FHL 26336; Record of members 1937-1941 FHL 26337; Ward Form E 1907 Utah Stake Form E 1908-1917 (photostatic copies) Ward Form E 1918-1948 FHL 26338
  41. Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1942-1948 7th Ward: FHL 26351
  42. Keeler, Virginia Christensen; Provo Eighth Ward biographical review excerpts from "The Echo", February 1956 to May 1958 Includes biographies, blessings, baptisms, marriages, deaths and genealogies as printed in the Provo Eighth Ward monthly newspaper, The Echo. FHL 979.224/P1 K2pe
  43. Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1942-1948 9th Ward: FHL 26343
  44. Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1946-1948 10th Ward: FHL 26352
  45. Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1946-1948 11th ward FHL 26327
  46. Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1947-1948 12th Ward: FHL 26344
  47. Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1947-1948 13th Ward: FHL 26345
  48. Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1946-1948 Rivergrove Ward FHL 26328
  49. Record of members, 1911-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Sharon Ward; Record of members 1911-1941 FHL 26310 Items 1-4 Form E 1912-1948 FHL 26310 Item 5
  50. Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1946-1948 Sunset Ward: FHL 26329
  51. Annual genealogical report, Form E, 1946-1948, University Ward. Film: FHL 26339
  52. One year of progress a history of Wymount Branch, East Provo Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1947 – 1948 FHL 979.224/P1 K2
  53. Provo City and Utah County Directory : including the cities of Provo, American Fork, Lehi, Payson, Spanish Fork, and Springville FHL 979.224/P1 E4p
  54. Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel. A History of Utah County (Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1999) WorldCat 40875878 Provo City Library
  55. 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.
  56. 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
  57. Carter, D. Robert. From Fort to Village: Provo, Utah, 1850-1854 (Provo: Provo City, 2008) Special WorldCat 288945458 Provo City Library
  58. Heart Throbs of the West (SLC: DUP, 1939-1947) 12 vols. FHL 979.2 H2 WorldCat 5762737 Provo City Library
  59. Jensen, J. Marinus, History of Provo, Utah FHL 979.224/P1 H2 WorldCat 4827506
  60. Memories That Live: A Centennial History of Utah County (Springville: Art City Publishing, 1947) FHL 979.224 H2d WorldCat 498809323 Provo City Library
  61. 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</
  62. 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
  63. Moffitt, John C. The Story of Provo, Utah (Provo : John C. Moffitt, 1975) FHL 979.224/P1 H2m WorldCat 1527794 Provo City Library
  64. Treasures of Pioneer History (SLC: DUP, 1957- ) 6 vols. FHL 979.2 H2 WorldCat 4008835 Provo City Library
  65. Map of Provo City, Utah County, Utah, north of Center Street FHL 979.224/P1 E7m
  66. Plat maps of Utah County, ca. 1890-1970 FHL 1654690
  67. Foote, Merle S. Pleasant Views: A History of the Early Pleasant View Area of Northeast Provo, Utah (S.l.: S.n., [1974?]) FHL 979.224/P1 H2fm WorldCat 1961340 Provo City Library
  68. Miller, Marilyn M. and John C. Moffitt. Provo: A Story of People in Motion(Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 1974) FHL 979.224/P1 H2mp WorldCat 835360 Provo City Library
  69. Cannon, Kenneth L.; Provo & Orem: A Very Eligible Place: An Illustrated History (Northridge, Calif.: Windsor Publications, 1987) FHL 979.224/P1 H2 /editions WorldCat 16472366 Provo City Library
  70. Writers' Program (Utah), Provo, Pioneer Mormon City FHL 979.224/P1 H2 WorldCat 3490877
  71. Christensen, N. LaVerl.; Provo's Two Tabernacles and the People Who Built Them (Provo: Provo Utah East Stake, 1983). FHL 979.224/P1 K2cn 9653518/editions WorldCat 9653518 Provo City Library
  72. 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. WorldCat 166257571 Provo City Library
  73. Register of births 1898-1905 Film: FHL 485244