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The Sanpete County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, birth, marriage, death, and more since 1852, when the county was formed. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as cemeteries, censuses, church, court, land, probate, and obituaries.
|Dates for major county records|
|For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties|
Sanpete County Courthouse
116 North Main Street
Mainti, Ut 84642
County Clerk has birth records 1897-1905, death records, 1898-1905, marriage records from 1888, divorce, probate and court records from 1878 and land records from 1870.
Sanpete County, Utah Genealogy was created 3 March 1852 from: part of the Utah Territory.
|Before the county was created—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent counties.|
Neighboring CountiesSanpete County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Carbon | Emery | Juab | Millard | Sevier | Utah
- Biography(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Sanpete County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Business Records and Commerce
- Cemeteries(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Sanpete County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
The Utah State History Cemetery and Burials Database has records from these Sanpete county cemeteries: Centerfield, Chester, Dover, Fairview (upper and lower indexed together), Fayette, Fountain Green, Freedom, Gunnison, Indianola, Manti, Mt. Pleasant, Spring City Pioneer Cemetery, Sterling, Wales, Yorgason Family Cemetery. (current as of May 2009)
- The Sanpete County GenWeb project has gravestone lists for these Sanpete county cemeteries: Fairview Pioneer Cemetery, Fountain Green Cemetery, Moroni Cemetery. (current as of May 2009)
- Ephraim Park Cemetery. The City of Ephraim is putting Park Cemetery online.
- Ephraim Pioneer Cemetery. This is an individual project - the result of transcribing the cemetery's gravestones and posting them at findagrave.com. (project not yet complete as of May 2009)
- Utah, State Archives digitalized by FamilySearch (free), includes the Spring City Cemetery Sexton book 1892-1990
USGenWeb Archives Sanpete County, Utah lists the names and headstone photos images of invidividuals interred in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
List of Sanpete County Cemeteries
- Census(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Sanpete County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
The 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Sanpete 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.
USGenWeb Archives Sanpete County, Utah provides the 1850 Federal Census of Sanpete County
- Church Records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Sanpete County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
- Jewish history(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Sanpete County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
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
|Sanpete County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches|
Stake(s): Gunnison Stake, Utah · Moroni Stake, Utah · South Sanpete Stake, Utah · North Sanpete Stake, Utah
Places: Axtell · Centerfield · Chester · Clarion · Ephraim · Fairview · Fayette · Fountain Green · Freedom · Gunnison · Indianola · Manti · Mayfield · Milburn · Moroni · Mount Pleasant · Spring City · Sterling · Wales ·
Ethnic and Other Groups
USGenWeb Archives Sanpete County, Utah provides a history of Ephraim's settlement from 1854.
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for
Sanpete County, Utah.
Land and Property
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).
search parent counties
The Sanpete County marriage records index is available online from 1850.This list is alphabetical by surname of the groom. Each entry shows groom's and bride’s full names, certificate number, and complete date of marriage. 
Sanpete County Death Register 1898-1904. The scanned images are online and searchable at the Utah State Division of Archives & Records Services.
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
County seat: Manti
Family History Centers
The Mt. Pleasant Pioneer Historical Association is a non-profit organization. We have our own blog: http://mtpleasantpioneer.blogspot.com/ . We feature a Pioneer of the Month, Pictures from the Past, Pioneer Recipes, as well a current events with an historical theme. Current names and histories that can be found there are: Wheelock, Christensen, Madsen, Anderson, Tidwell, Burns, Hyde, Peel, Farnworth, Coates and many others. We also have a Tombstone Page where actual photographs of the headstones can be seen.
This Mt. Pleasant Pioneer Historical Association are the owners of the Mt. Pleasant Relic Home and Blacksmith Shop located at 150 South State in Mt. Pleasant. During the Summer months we hope to be open every day from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. We feature artifacts, Photos, Histories, Genealogical Information of the Pioneer Era. We are also encouraging and accepting all biographies and histories of anyone who has ever lived in Mt. Pleasant.
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