Rich County, Utah

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Revision as of 19:11, 8 September 2012

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Rich County, Utah
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Founded January 13, 1854
County Seat Randolph
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Address Coalville, UT
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Contents

Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

Rich County Courthouse
20 North Main Street
P O Box 218
Randolph, Ut 84064-0218

Formerly Richland County name changed to Rich 29 Jan 1868
County Clerk has marriage records from 1888
divorce, probate and court records from 1872
County recorder has land records[2]

Parent Counties

Rich County, Utah was created January 16, 1864 from: Cache


Neighboring Counties

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Rich County, Utah is surrounded by: Cache | Morgan | Summit | Weber | Idaho county: Bear Lake|Franklin| Wyoming county: Lincoln |Uinta






Resources

Bible Records

Biography

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

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

The 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Rich County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Utah Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in national indexes, try checking local indexes. Created by experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide indexes.

See Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

  • 1870
  • 1880 - Randolph and Woodruff (and perhaps other) localities are missing from the 1880 Federal Census Population Schedule
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Argyle
  • Randolph
  • Woodruff

Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Rich County Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the Family History Library Catalog at Church Records. Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.

Court Records

Directories

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Gazetteers

Genealogy

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

History

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

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

  • 1811 - The belief was that the county was first visited by European descendent explorers
  • 1811 - Joseph Miller discovered the Bear River.
  • 1827 - First annual rendevous of trappers on the south shore of Bear Lake.  Tradition continues today.
  • 1863 - First permanent settlement in Round Valley.
  • 1864. January 16: County created.
  • 1864 - Laketown settled (now a ghost town).
  • 1870 - Randolph settled.
  • 1868 - County created. 
  •   1811.  Joseph Miller, a trapper, dicovered the Bear River
  •   1827.  First annual Rendevouz occured on the South Shore of Bear Lake. celebrated each year.      
  •   1863.  First permanant settlement in County at Round Valley.
  •   1864.  Town of Laketown settked.
  •   1868.   Rich County created.
  •   1870.   Town of Randolph settled.  County seat of Rich County. 
  •   1872.   Last county size alteration occured.
  •   1877.   Garden City settled.  LDS branch organized.
  •   1879.   Branch in Garden City reorganized as a ward.
  •   1969-1971. David M. Kennedy served as Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.  Born 1905 in Randolf.

Land and Property

Maps

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

Migration

Military

USGenWeb Archives, Rich County, Utah. you will find transcribed information of the following:

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Obituaries may mention birth, marriage, spouse, parents, and living family members. See Utah Obituaries for state level compendiums and United States Obituaries for tips and insights regarding this record type.

Obituaries for residents may be found in:

Periodicals

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

In Utah, such records may be difficult to find. Try records of the church they may have attended. Realize, however, that such records may have not been preserved, and would not be in the typical records of membership.

It is possible there were records kept by civilian authorities. Ask town or county officials and local librarians and the State Archives. Also try National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (online).


Probate Records

Public Records

Resource Repositories

Courthouses

  www.richcountyut.org/
Rich County Justice Court
P.O. Box 218
Randolph, UT 84064
Phone: (435) 793-2415
Fax:(435) 793-2410

County seat: Randolph

Family History Centers
Libraries
Societies

Taxation

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

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at https://www.familysearch.org/ .  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.

Utah State Burial Index for death before 1904

Death Record Substitutes

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

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rich County, Utah Page 687 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. "Rich County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Rich/, accessed 1 February 2012.