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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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Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

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

Formerly Richland County, the name was changed to Rich on 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

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

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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

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

Birth
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Rich County, Utah. Also available: How to Find Birth Information in Utah.
Follow the suggestions under the year span that matches when your ancestor was born:
Before 1864
Rich County, Utah was formed on 16 January 1864.

      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties


1864 - 1897
No birth records were created for Rich County, Utah by either by county or state civil authorities in this time period.
Follow these suggestions to find birth information for this time period:
1898-present
County clerks became responsible for recording births beginning in 1898.[3] In 1905, the State Department of Health assumed responsibility and required the counties to forward copies of the records to them.



Records open to the public
Birth records created more than 100 years ago[4] are open to the public.
  • Online index to births 1898–1905 Series 20947  for Rich County, Utah by the Utah State Archives. (Free) Search by names of parents, as many entries do not give the child's name. Each entry includes date of birth, sex, residence, etc.
    • Inventory of originals, Series 20947 at Utah State Archives
    • FamilySearch Library copy: FHL film 480878 . There are no names of children in the records. The film actually covers 1898-1905 and 1912. The 1912 register has child's names.
    • Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.
  • 1906-1910 online images for Rich County, Utah at the State Archives. Browse the "not yet indexed" area by year and county. Most entries do have names of children.
  • Online Utah, Births and Christenings, 1892-1941, a FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. (Index only, free). Created from the old IGI, this is a mix of some extracted records and submissions by patrons. Please realize it is not complete.
Restricted records
Access to official birth records within 100 years is restricted to those who meet certain requirements. Order copies:
  • Office of Vital Records and Statistics, 288 North 1460 West, Salt Lake City, Utah, Phone: (801) 538-6105. How to order online, by mail, or in person.
Marriage
Death

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 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Utah State Archives, Birth Records guide, accessed 28 July 2012.)
  4. State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. Accessed 7/31/2012
  5. "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.

 

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