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'''''Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -'''''A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed&nbsp;as the&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/ Historical Records] .&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>  
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United States Gotoarrow.png Utah Gotoarrow.png Utah County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1887-present 1898-present 1850, 1856... 1852-present 1858-present
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Utah County, Utah
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Location in the state of Utah
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Location of Utah in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 3, 1853
County Seat Provo
Courthouse
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Address Utah County Health & Justice Building
100 East Center, Suite 2200
Provo, UT 84606
Website: www.co.utah.ut.us
Named for: Ute Tribe Native Americans
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Contents

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

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

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

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


  • Please refer to the populated places for the information about the cemeteries in these places.

 


Census

  • The 1850 [1851], 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Utah County are available online, at Family Search Historical Records
  • 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.
  • 1856
  1. "Utah Census Returns" Historical Department of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [1] [2]
  2. Index (Index Publishing) [3]
  3. Index (AIS) [4]
  4. Family Search
  • GenWeb site containes an Index of the Utah 1850 Census. On the Index page you have five different censes pages to view.
Census Designation Places

Benjamin | Elberta | Lake Shore | Palmyra | Spring Lake | West Mountain

Church Records

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

Early, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church records for Utah County Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City or at the Family History at BYU. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the Family History Library Catalog . 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

  • Court Records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Utah County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see
  • Utah County Justice Court  deals with class B and C misdemeanors, violations of ordinances, small claims, and infractions committed within County jurisdiction. The Justice Court shares jurisdiction with the Juvenile Court over minors 16 or 17 years old, who are charged with certain traffic offenses. See the Juvenile Court below for other types of juvenile cases.
Utah County Justice Court
151 South University Avenue
Suite 3300
Provo, Utah 84601
Phone: 801-851-7200
 Fax: 801-851-7201
  • Juvenile Court handles juvenile cases concerning automobile homicide, alcohol or drug related traffic offenses, reckless driving, fleeing an officer, and driving on a suspended license are excepted. Juvenile Court shares jurisdiction with the Justice Court over minors 16 or 17 years old, who are charged with certain traffic offenses besides those listed above.
4th District Juvenile Court - Provo Office
2021 South State St Provo, UT 84606
Phone: (801) 354-7200
Fax: (801) 373-6579
  • District Court

Directories

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

Ethnic and Other Groups

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 Utah County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see

History

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

Wikipedia

A Brief History of Utah County, on the Utah's Pioneer Library web site.  The county seat and largest city is Provo.

Interesting Facts

Lehi is named after Lehi, a prophet in the Book of Mormon.

Orem was known as Sharon, a Biblical name for a mostly level strip of land running between mountains and the sea; Another former name was Provo Bench.

History Timeline

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

  • 1849.  Provo was originally called Fort Utah when settled, but was renamed Provo in 1850 for Étienne Provost, an early French-Canadian trapper who arrived in the region in 1825.
  • 1850.  American Fork was settled by Mormon pioneers, and incorporated as Lake City in 1852.
  • 1850.  Mormon pioneers settled the area now known as Lehi, at a place called Dry Creek, near the head of Utah Lake. It was renamed Evansville in 1851, after David Evans, a local bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other historical names include Sulphur Springs and Snow’s Springs.
  • 1850.  Mapleton was first settled, and for a time was known as Union Bench.
  • 1850.  Payson first settled. Originally named Peteetneet, after a Ute Indian chief who lived near Payson's current location.
  • 1850.  The original name of Pleasant Grove was Battle Creek. It was named for a battle which took place there in 1849 between Mormon settlers and a small band of Ute Indians.
  • 1850.  Springville was originally settled. The city was first called Hobble Creek by early pioneers. Later, as the town grew, the name was changed to Springville because of the many freshwater springs in the area.
  • 1851.  The first ward of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in American Fork was organized with Leonard E. Harrington as bishop.
  • 1852. March 3- Utah County was created from the Utah Territory. [5]
  • 1852.  Lehi grew so rapidly that, Bishop Evans petitioned the Utah Territorial Legislature to incorporate the settlement. Lehi City was incorporated by legislative act on February 5, 1852 and approved a request to call the new city Lehi.
  • 1853.  Daniel H. Wells, the head of the Nauvoo Legion (Utah Territorial Militia at the time), instructed settlers in American Fork to move into specific forts. At a meeting on July 23, 1853 at the schoolhouse in American Fork, Lorenzo Snow and Parley P. Pratt convinced the settlers to follow Wells' directions and all move together into a central fort.
  • 1855.  The town of Fairfield was established when John Carson, his four brothers, and others settled in the Cedar Valley. The settlement was soon known as Frogtown.
  • 1855 to 1860.  Between 1855 and 1860, the arrival of pioneers from Iceland made Spanish Fork into the first permanent Icelandic settlement in the United States.
  • 1860.  Settlers changed the name of Lake City to American Fork.
  • 1861.  Frogtown became Fairfield; named after Amos Fielding, who participated in establishing the community.
  • 1861.  Lindon was settled. It was originally named "String Town" because of the way the houses were strung up and down the street. An old linden tree (Tilia) growing in town in 1901 inspired the present (misspelled) name.
  • 1870.  American Fork served as a rail access point for mining activities in American Fork Canyon.
  • 1870.  Highland was settled by homesteaders,so named by Scottish Mormon immigrants who felt the area resembled the highlands of Scotland.

Named for the Ute Indians, Spanish word Yuta.

Local Histories

The City of Orem was named after W.C. Orem, builder of the railroad which ran through the town. Payson was named after an early settler, James Pace. The community was previously known as Fort Peteetneet after a Ute Indian chief. Of course, the County and the State are named after the Ute (or Utah) Indians.
Springville was once known as Hobble Creek because a member of a Mormon exploring party lost his horse's hobbles in or near the creek. Pleasant Grove, named after a cottonwood grove near the original town site, was once known as Battle Creek since it was the site of the first conflict between Indians and settlers. Elberta was named for its Elberta peach orchards and Salem was named after New Salem, Massachusetts, but was first called Pond Town after the large pond that today is known as Salem Pond.
The first library in Provo was opened in 1854 and there has been an official U.S. Post Office in the city since at least 1894. Provo General Hospital opened in 1903 and gave way to Utah Valley Hospital in 1939. The Utah State (Mental) Hospital dates back to 1880 but was formerly known by less politically correct names. Electric service first came to the valley in 1890.
The Provo area is known worldwide as the home of Brigham Young University. Brigham Young issued a deed of trust to establish Brigham Young Academy on October 16,1875. The fledgling institution went through some rough years and nearly folded on occasion before officially becoming Brigham Young University on October 23, 1903. From humble beginnings with sometimes only a handful of students, it is now a major university with some 30,000 students.
1900 to the Present Day
The County population grew slowly and steadily through the years of World War I, the Great Depression and World War II. The official census counted 23,768 citizens in 1890 and that number grew to only 49,021 in 1940. Today, the county has 516,564* residents.
For many years, Geneva Steel was one of the few major employers outside of agriculture, government and schools. Geneva was built during World War II to provide steel for the war effort. But starting in the 1980s and throughout the 1990s, the valley became one of the entrepreneurial hot spots of the nation and, in particular, has become a Mecca for high-tech, computer-related companies.

Land and Property

  • Land and Property (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Utah County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see
  • Utah County Online has Web Access to Utah County Land Records. This includes property searches by name, address, etc., map searches, document searches and document images.

Maps

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

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Utah County, Utah Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

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

Newspapers

  • One major resource for newspapers throughout Utah is the University of Utah's Utah Digital Newspapers project "with more than 600,000 pages of digitized Utah historical newspapers." One newspaper from Utah County is included in this digital project, the Provo Daily Enquirer. Read more... about using Utah newspapers for your family history research.
  • See also Utah County Newspaper

Obituaries

 

  • The Utah Valley Obituary Index has indexed obituaries from most Utah County newspapers.  Each can be found at the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU.
  • On the GenWeb site you will find Deaths/Obits of Yergensen, Pearl, Nuttall V, and the Information from the Daily Hearald Obits from October 2004 - Feb 2004 (selected months).

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).


Schools

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

Probate Records

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

www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Utah_County_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)

Public Records

Taxation

Vital Records:

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

Marriges for Utah  from 20 Feb 1851 to 25 Aug 1941 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index. Data is incomplete as there are no civil government recorded marriages in Utah County prior to 1887.  Some early divorce records were also indexed and included.

Death

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed as the Historical Records .  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  You can search this data base for deaths before 1904.

Death Record Substitutes

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

Voting Registers

Resource Repositories

Archives, Libraries, and Museums

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

Courthouses

 
www.co.utah.ut.us/
Utah County, Utah Courthouse
100 E. Center Street
Provo, Utah 84606
801-851-8000

Clerk/Auditor: Room 3600
Phone 801-851-8109
Fax 801-851-8232 and 801-851-7201

County seat: Provo

Family History Centers

Societies and Social Groups

 

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

Towns and Communities

Cedar Fort | Fairfield | Genola | Goshen | Vineyard | Woodland Hills

Communities

Birdseye | Dividend |

Cities

Ghost towns

Colton | Forest City | Mill Fork | Mosida | Thistle | Tucker

References

  1. "FHLC Film 505913" (Salt Lake City, Utah : GSU, 1981).
  2. 1856 Utah census returns (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1856).
  3. 1856 Utah census index : an every-name index (Salt Lake City, UT : Index Pub., 1983), [FHL book 979.2 X22d 1856].
  4. "FHLC Book 979.2 X22u 1856" (Bountiful, Utah : Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1983 ).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  6. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  7. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  8. "Jefferson Hunt" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).
  9. "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 13 September 2011).
  10. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).
  11. Wikipedia contributors, "Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_and_Rio_Grande_Western_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).