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|San Juan County, Utah|
Location in the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
|Founded||February 17, 1880|
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San Juan County Courthouse
117 South Main Street; PO Box 338
Monticello, Utah 84535
County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1888, divorce and court records from 1891.
|Before the county was created—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent counties.|
Neighboring CountiesSan Juan County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Emery | Garfield | Grand | Kane | Wayne | Arizona counties: Apache | Coconino | Navajo | Colorado counties: Dolores | Mesa | Montrose| Montezuma| San Miguel | New Mexico counties: San Juan County
- Biography(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for San Juan County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Business Records and Commerce
- Business Records and Commerce(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for San Juan County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
- Cemeteries(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for San Juan County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
San Juan county cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site
Blanding City Cemetery, Blanding Indian Graveyard, Bluff City FHL Book: 979.259 V3t USGenWeb Archives, San Juan County, Utah
USGenWeb Archives San Juan County, Utah provides a list of 18 cemeteries containing the names of individuals buried there.
The 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of San Juan 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.
Churches and Religious Groups
- Church Records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for San Juan County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
- Monticello - Portrait of our past: a history of Monticello Utah Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints FHL US/CAN book 979.25 K2
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
|San Juan County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches|
Stake(s): San Juan Stake, Utah
The County Court and county records are located in the county seat :
Court minutes of San Juan County, Utah 1892-1899
District Court minutes 1896-1921, FHL US/CAN film 483511 Item 3
County Court minutes 1892-1899 FHL US/CAN film 483511 Item 4
Ethnic and Other Groups
* Genealogies for San Juan County may be found at http://genealogytrails.com/utah/sanjuan/
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for San Juan County, Utah.
The County is located in the southeastern corner of the State having 7,725 square miles more land than any other county in Utah. It also has many state and national parks including Edge of the Cedars Museum and the Goosenecks of the San Juan River. The National parks include part of Canyonlands, Glen Canyon, Hovenweep and Manti-La-Sal Forest. The Natural Bridges and Rainbow Bridge National Monuments are within San Juan County, as well as Cedar Mesa and Comb Wash.
San Juan County had a great deal of growth in the 1940's and 1950's because of the uranium mines in the County and oil which accounted for 94 percent of all property tax in those years. Today the only operating Uranium Processing plant operates in Blanding, San Juan County. Today in all the towns, a major economic resource is tourism because of the many parks within the County both National and State, the other economic resources are livestock and agriculture.
A History of San Juan County online at Marriott Library Digital Collections.
Lonesome Trails of San Juan the Ranching legacy of J. A. (Al) Scorup FHL US/CAN book 979.25 H2v
"A History of San Juan County" In the Palm of Time, by Robert S. McPherson, Utah Centennial County History Series, 1995 Utah State Historical Society, San Juan County Commission
Land and Property
Maps of Hole-in- the Rock, Utah FHL US/CAN film 1019732
The Navajo Mountain Community a Social Organzation and Kinship Terminology by Mary Shapardson and Blodwen Hammond, Publication University of California Press,c 1970 Family History Library (FHL) US/CAN book 970.3 N227
Naturalization and Citizenship
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:
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 1888-1912 Record of wills 1922-1966 FHL US/CAN film 483510
Additonal resources for probate records:
County seat: Monticello
Family History Centers
Inhertance tax 1907
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USGenWeb Archives San Juan County, Utah provides the Draft Cards - Birth information of 1917 -1918
Towns and Communities
The earliest pioneer settlers to the San Juan area were part of a group which came to be called the "San Juan or Hole-In-The-Rock Mission." The Mission was sent by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints or Mormon's to win the favor of the indians and to establish good relations thus they needed to find a route in that wild country. Before they could come Captain Silas Sanford Smith was asked to lead twenty-four scouts, cattle and other loose animals besides their pack-horses. Two families Harriman and Davis familys were to prepare to help the other pioneers that would take part in the "Hole-In -The-Rock Mission" A list of many of those early settlers is available online.