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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah|Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''''Uintah'''  
 
''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah|Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''''Uintah'''  
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ccff66" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref>'''
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Uintah County, Utah#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Uintah County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Uintah County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Uintah County, Utah#Parent_Counties|Parent counties]]'''
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[http://www.co.uintah.ut.us/ Uintah Courty Courthouse]<br>147 East Main Street<br>Vernal, UT 84078<br>Phone: 435.781.5360  
 
[http://www.co.uintah.ut.us/ Uintah Courty Courthouse]<br>147 East Main Street<br>Vernal, UT 84078<br>Phone: 435.781.5360  
  
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records<br>County Recorder has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Uintah, Utah Page 688 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records.<br>County Recorder has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Uintah, Utah Page 688 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
  
<br><br>{{PAGENAME}} was created February 18, 1880 from: [[Wasatch County, Utah|Wasatch]]  
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{{PAGENAME}} was created February 18, 1880 from: [[Wasatch County, Utah|Wasatch]]  
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Image:Uintah4.JPG|left|250x290px|Uintah.JPG]]
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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Carbon County, Utah|Carbon]] | [[Daggett County, Utah|Daggett]] | [[Duchesne County, Utah|Duchesne]] | [[Emery County, Utah|Emery]] | [[Grand County, Utah|Grand]] | '''Colorado Counties''': [[Garfield County, Colorado|Garfield]] | [[Moffat County, Colorado|Moffat]] | [[Rio Blanco County, Colorado|Rio Blanco]] {{Uintah County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}
 
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<br><br><br><br>{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Carbon County, Utah|Carbon]] | [[Daggett County, Utah|Daggett]] | [[Duchesne County, Utah|Duchesne]] | [[Emery County, Utah|Emery]] | [[Grand County, Utah|Grand]] | '''Colorado Counties''': [[Garfield County, Colorado|Garfield]] | [[Moffat County, Colorado|Moffat]] | [[Rio Blanco County, Colorado|Rio Blanco]]<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Church History ====
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==== Churches and Religious Groups ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Uintah - Church History|subject|disp=Church History}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Uintah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*{{FHL|Utah, Uintah - Church Records|subject|disp=Church Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Uintah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
  
==== Church Records ====
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) =====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Uintah - Church Records|subject|disp=Church Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Uintah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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{{UTChurchLDSTableBeg}} '''Stake(s):''' [[Roosevelt Stake, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Roosevelt Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Uintah Stake, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Uintah Stake, Utah]]  
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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'''Places:''' [[Jensen, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Jensen]]{{·}} [[Lapoint, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Lapoint]]{{·}} [[Maeser, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Maeser]]{{·}} [[Naples, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Naples]]{{·}} [[Randlett, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Randlett]]{{·}} [[Tridell, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Tridell]]{{·}} [[Vernal, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Vernal]]
  
*Ashley
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'''Church units without above place names:''' [[Ballard, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Ballard]]{{·}}[[Bonanza, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Bonanza]]{{·}} [[Fort Duchesne, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Fort Duchesne]]{{·}}[[Whiterocks, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Whiterocks]]
*Bonanca
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*Bennett
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*Davis
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*Glines
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*Hayden
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*Jensen
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*Lapoint
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*Leota
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*Maeser
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*Moffatt
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*Mountain Dell
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*Naples
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*Randlett
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*Tridell
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*&nbsp;Union
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*Vernal
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*Vernal 1
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*Vernal 2
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*Vernal 3
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*Whiterocks
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Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for&nbsp;Uintah 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 https://www.familysearch.org/. 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.<br>
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*{{FHL|Utah, Uintah - Church History|subject|disp=LDS Church History}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Uintah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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==== Court Records  ====
 
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==== Funeral Homes  ====
 
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[http://blackburnvernalmortuary.com/ Blackburn Vernal Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,9341</ref><br>15 East 100 North<br>Vernal, UT 84078<br>Phone: 435-789-2611<br>Toll Free Phone: 800-818-2611<br>Fax: 435-789-8752
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[http://blackburnvernalmortuary.com/ Blackburn Vernal Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,9341</ref><br>15 East 100 North<br>Vernal, UT 84078<br>Phone: 435-789-2611<br>Toll Free Phone: 800-818-2611<br>Fax: 435-789-8752  
  
 
==== Folklore  ====
 
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Uintah - History|subject|disp=Histories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Uintah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*{{FHL|Utah, Uintah - History|subject|disp=Histories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Uintah County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].  
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*[http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/USHSArchPub&CISOPTR=4719&REC=19 A History of Uintah County] online at Marriott Library Digital Collections.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27989 Builders of Uintah&nbsp;: a centennial history of Uintah County, 1872 to 1947.] Ancestry.com ($)
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*USGenWeb Archives Uintah County, Utah contains the [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/uintah/history/bingham-thomas-history1.txt history of Thomas&nbsp; Bingham Sr.]
  
<br>[http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/USHSArchPub&CISOPTR=4719&REC=19 A History of Uintah County] online at Marriott Library Digital Collections.
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USGenWeb Archives Uintah County, Utah contains the [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/uintah/history/bingham-thomas-history1.txt history of Thomas&nbsp; Bingham Sr.]
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Uintah&nbsp;county&nbsp;was named for the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ute_Tribe Ute Indians], the tribe that lives in the basin.
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*'''1877.'''&nbsp; Jensen was first settled&nbsp;and named for Lars Jensen, an early prospector and ferryman.  
 
*'''1877.'''&nbsp; Jensen was first settled&nbsp;and named for Lars Jensen, an early prospector and ferryman.  
 
*'''1878.'''&nbsp; The town of Maeser was first settled.  
 
*'''1878.'''&nbsp; The town of Maeser was first settled.  
*'''1880.''' February 18. Uintah County was created from [[Wasatch County, Utah|Wasatch]] County.  
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*'''1880.''' February 18. Uintah County was created from [[Wasatch County, Utah|Wasatch]] County. Uintah&nbsp;county&nbsp;was named for the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ute_Tribe Ute Indians], the tribe that lives in the basin.  
 
*'''1880.'''&nbsp; The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Ouray#The_Meeker_Massacre Uncompahgre Reservation ]was created in the southern portion of present-day Uintah County.  
 
*'''1880.'''&nbsp; The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Ouray#The_Meeker_Massacre Uncompahgre Reservation ]was created in the southern portion of present-day Uintah County.  
 
*'''1886.'''&nbsp; Fort Duchesne was originally a fort, established by the United States Army. Closed in 1912.  
 
*'''1886.'''&nbsp; Fort Duchesne was originally a fort, established by the United States Army. Closed in 1912.  
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[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Uintah+County&hl=en&sll=39.499761,-111.547028&sspn=6.602676,9.876709&hnear=Uintah,+Utah&t=m&z=9 Google highway map of Uintah County] 2012
  
 
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
*'''1895-1905''' - Record of Uintah County Births. {{FHL|247277|item|disp+FHL film 481112 items 1-2}} The actual title of this record in the FHL catalog is ''Records of births and deaths, 1895-1905; and assessment rolls, 1888, 1889-1890''.<br>
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:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed on 18 February 1880.''
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{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Uintah County, Utah#Parent_Counties|parent counties]] {{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}
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====== '''1880-1897''' ======
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:*[[Uintah County, Utah#Churches and Religious Groups{{UTBirthInfoChurch}}
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:*1895-1905 Record of Uintah County Births. {{FHL|247277|item|disp=FHL film 481112 items 1-2}} The actual title of this record is ''Records of births and deaths, 1895-1905; and assessment rolls, 1888, 1889-1890''.  
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:*See also other records that give birth information, such as [[Uintah County, Utah#Death|Death records]], [[Uintah County, Utah#Census|Census]], [[Uintah County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Uintah County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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:*See also [[Uintah County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties{{UTBirthInfoNeighboring}}
  
 
====== '''1898-present'''  ======
 
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:*[http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/84029.htm Online index to births 1898–1905] Series 84029 {{UTBirthArchivesIndex1898+}}  
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:*[http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/84029.htm Online index to births 1898–1905] Series 84029 {{UTBirthArchivesIndex1898+}}.
:**FamilySearch Library copy: {{FHL|481112|disp=FHL film 481112}}. There are no names of children in the records. (Census or church records will help.)
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:**Inventory of [http://archives.utah.gov/research/inventories/84029.html Series 84029] at Utah State Archives.
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:**FamilySearch Library copy: {{FHL|481112|disp=FHL film 481112}}.  
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:**Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.  
 
:*[http://archives.utah.gov/digital/81443.htm 1906-1910 online images] {{UTBirthArchivesBrowse1906+}}  
 
:*[http://archives.utah.gov/digital/81443.htm 1906-1910 online images] {{UTBirthArchivesBrowse1906+}}  
 
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:*[http://www.tricountyhealth.com/Vital%20Records.html TriCounty Health Department] (Uintah County) 133 South 500 East Vernal, UT 84078 or Roosevelt (435) 722-6333.  
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:*[http://www.tricountyhealth.com/Vital%20Records.html TriCounty Health Department] (Uintah County) 133 South 500 East Vernal, UT 84078 or Roosevelt (435) 722-6333.
:*You may also contact the Vital Record Deputy Registrar Crystal Slaugh(435) 247-1180 or cslaugh@utah.gov.
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<u>[http://www.co.uintah.ut.us/contacts.php Birth &amp; Death Certificates]</u> <br>133 South 500 East <br>Vernal, Utah 84078 (435) 247-1177  
 
<u>[http://www.co.uintah.ut.us/contacts.php Birth &amp; Death Certificates]</u> <br>133 South 500 East <br>Vernal, Utah 84078 (435) 247-1177  
  
*'''1900-1905''' - Record of Uinta County Deaths. {{FHL|247277|item|disp=FHL film 481112 item 3}} The actual title of this record in the FHL catalog is ''Records of births and deaths, 1895-1905; and assessment rolls, 1888, 1889-1890''.<br>
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*'''1900-1905''' - Record of Uintah County Deaths. {{FHL|247277|item|disp=FHL film 481112 item 3}} The actual title of this record in the FHL catalog is ''Records of births and deaths, 1895-1905; and assessment rolls, 1888, 1889-1890''.<br>
  
 
'''''Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -''''' A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the https://www.familysearch.org/ .&nbsp; Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed.&nbsp; A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as&nbsp;the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence. <br>  
 
'''''Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -''''' A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the https://www.familysearch.org/ .&nbsp; Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed.&nbsp; A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as&nbsp;the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence. <br>  
  
'''[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah State Burial Index]''' for death before 1904
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'''[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah State Burial Index]''' for death before 1904  
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
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Dates for major county records[1]
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Census
Land
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For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties
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Founded February 18, 1880
County Seat Vernal
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Website: www.co.uintah.ut.us
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Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

Uintah Courty Courthouse
147 East Main Street
Vernal, UT 84078
Phone: 435.781.5360

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records.
County Recorder has land records.[2]

Parent Counties

Uintah County, Utah was created February 18, 1880 from: Wasatch

Neighboring Counties

Uintah County, Utah is surrounded by: Carbon | Daggett | Duchesne | Emery | Grand | Colorado Counties: Garfield | Moffat | Rio Blanco
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Resources

Bible Records

Biography

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

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Cemeteries


USGenWeb Archives Uintah County, Utah contains a partial list of cemeteries and names.

Link to the Uintah County Cemetery Records. Uintah County Library

  • Deadmans Grave
  • Dry Fork Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Fort Duchesne Cemetery
  • Harms Cemetery
  • Hayden Cemetery
  • Jensen Cemetery
  • Lapoint Cemetery
  • Randlett Cemetery
  • Reeds Cemetery
  • Rock Point Cemetery
  • Tridell Cemetery
  • Uintah and Ouray Indian Cemetery
  • Vernal Memorial Park
  • White Rocks Cemetery

Uintah county cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site 

Census

The 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Uintah 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.

  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Churches and Religious Groups

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)

Historically, most people in Utah were Mormons. Their records are, therefore, very important for early Utah research. For additional information, see Tracing LDS Ancestors and Utah Church Records.

Click a church unit name in the chart below for its history, boundaries, and availability of records, which are often in microfilm format

(Section In process. Want to help?)
Uintah County, Utah guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches

Stake(s): Roosevelt Stake, Utah  · Uintah Stake, Utah

Places: Jensen · Lapoint · Maeser · Naples · Randlett · Tridell · Vernal

Church units without above place names: Ballard · Bonanza · Fort Duchesne · Whiterocks

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Court Records

Directories

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Blackburn Vernal Mortuary[3]
15 East 100 North
Vernal, UT 84078
Phone: 435-789-2611
Toll Free Phone: 800-818-2611
Fax: 435-789-8752

Folklore

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


Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

History


History Timeline

NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Uintah county

  • 1776.  Archeologic evidence suggests that portions of the Uinta Basin have been inhabited by Archaic peoples and Fremont peoples. By the time of recorded history its inhabitants were the Ute people. The first known traverse by non-Indians was made by Fathers Dominguez and Escalante, as they sought to establish a land route between California and Spanish America.
  • 1825.  Vernal lies in Ashley Valley, named in honor of William H. Ashley, an early fur trader who entered this area in 1825 by floating down the Green River in a bull boat made of animal hides. Vernal, unlike the majority of Utah towns, was not settled initially by Mormon pioneers.
  • 1831/1832.  Antoine Robidoux, a French trapper licensed by the Mexican government, established a trading post near present-dayWhiterocks. He abandoned the effort in 1844.
  • 1847.  The Great Salt Lake Valley, still a property of Mexico, was first colonized by Brigham Young and his followers. 
  • 1861.  Brigham Young dispatched an exploring party to the Uinta Basin; they reported that "that section of country lying between the Wasatch Mountains and the eastern boundary of the territory, and south of Green River country, was one vast contiguity of waste and measurably valueless." Young made no further effort to colonize the area.
  • 1861.  US President Abraham Lincoln created the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation, reserved for the use and habitation of Utah and Colorado Indians.
  • 1877.  Jensen was first settled and named for Lars Jensen, an early prospector and ferryman.
  • 1878.  The town of Maeser was first settled.
  • 1880. February 18. Uintah County was created from Wasatch County. Uintah county was named for the Ute Indians, the tribe that lives in the basin.
  • 1880.  The Uncompahgre Reservation was created in the southern portion of present-day Uintah County.
  • 1886.  Fort Duchesne was originally a fort, established by the United States Army. Closed in 1912.
  • 1892.  Randlett began as the site of a school for Ute children.
  • 1918.  The northern boundary of Uintah County originally extended to the north border of Utah.The extreme northern portion (lying north of the Uinta Mountain watershed divide) was split off to form Daggett County, Utah.
  • 1930.  Earl W. Bascom (1906–1995), Hollywood actor, artist, inventor, rodeo cowboy, Utah Sports Hall of Fame, "Father of Modern Rodeo" who lived and worked at the Old Grey Mine in 1930.

Land and Property

The Uintah County Recorder's office has historical land records for Uintah County from 1894 to the present.

Herdsmen branded their cattle to keep track of stray animals. A 1913 directory displays the marks used by various Uintah County, Utah cattle owners:

  • Peterson, H.F. Brand Directory, Comprising Davis, Weber, Summit, Morgan, Wasatch, Part of Utah and Part of Uintah Counties. Wanship, Utah: H.F. Peterson, 1913. Digital version at Internet Archive.

Law and Legislation

Maps

Google highway map of Uintah County 2012

Migration

Military

Nataive Races


Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

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:

Officials and Employees

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

  Uintah County Clerk-Auditor
147 E Main
Vernal, UT 84078
Phone: (435) 781-5361
Fax: 435-781-6701

County seat: Vernal

Family History Centers

 

Libraries

Western Heritage Museum
328 East 200 South
Vernal, UT 84078
(435) 789-7399

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Uintah 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 1880
Uintah County, Utah was formed on 18 February 1880.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
1880-1897
No birth records were created for Uintah 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:
  • Utah Death Certificates 1904-1961 give birth date and place (recorded at the time of death), names of parents, and name of spouse. Search by names or by exact death date.
  • Church records usually give birth date and place and names of parents.
  • 1895-1905 Record of Uintah County Births. FHL film 481112 items 1-2 The actual title of this record is Records of births and deaths, 1895-1905; and assessment rolls, 1888, 1889-1890.
  • See also other records that give birth information, such as Death records, Census, Cemeteries, Obituaries
  • See also neighboring counties for birth information, due to family members living in that area, religious preferences, convenience, and other reasons.
1898-present
County clerks became responsible for recording births beginning in 1898.[4] 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[5] are open to the public.
  • Online index to births 1898–1905 Series 84029  for Uintah 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 Series 84029 at Utah State Archives.
    • FamilySearch Library copy: FHL film 481112.
    • Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.
  • 1906-1910 online images for Uintah 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.
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Marriage

Marriage License Division / County Clerk
147 E Main
Vernal, Utah 84078
(435) 781-5361

Death

Birth & Death Certificates
133 South 500 East
Vernal, Utah 84078 (435) 247-1177

  • 1900-1905 - Record of Uintah County Deaths. FHL film 481112 item 3 The actual title of this record in the FHL catalog is Records of births and deaths, 1895-1905; and assessment rolls, 1888, 1889-1890.

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 - A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the 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

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), Uintah, Utah Page 688 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,9341
  4. Utah State Archives, Birth Records guide, accessed 28 July 2012.)
  5. State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. Accessed 7/31/2012
  6. "Uintah County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Uintah/, accessed 1 February 2012.