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The Wasatch County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, birth, marriage, death, and more since 1862, 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|
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|Wasatch County, Utah|
Location in the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
|Founded||January 17, 1862|
|County Seat||Heber City|
|Named for: |
Wasatch County Administration Building
25 North Main Street
Heber City, Ut 84032
|Before the county was created—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent counties.|
- Boundary changes timeline for Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
Neighboring CountiesWasatch County, Utah Genealogyis surrounded by: Duchesne | Salt Lake | Summit | Utah
- Biographies (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Business Records and Commerce
- Cemetery Records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Wasatch county cemeteries at the Utah State Historial site
USGenWeb Archives contains names of individuals buried in the Heber City Cemetery.
- Midway City Cemetery, Midway BillionGraves
- Utah, State Archives a collection digitized by FamilySearch (free), includes 1918-1991 Charleston Interment/Disinterment Registers and also the Charleston Sexton records.
The 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Wasatch 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 Wasatch 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
|Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches|
Stake(s): Wasatch Stake, Utah · Center · Daniel's Creek · Elkhorn · Hideout · Independence · Timber Lakes |}
Ethnic and Other Groups
GenealogyUTGenWeb has an index to pedigrees found in "Bookcase A."
Named for a Ute Indian word, meaning mountain pass or low place in the high mountains. The county seat is Heber City. It is largest city in the county.
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Wasatch county, Utah.
Wasatch county was named for a Ute Indian word meaning mountain pass or low place in the high mountains
Land and Property
Herdsmen branded their cattle to keep track of stray animals. A 1913 directory displays the marks used by various Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy cattle owners:
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).
Family History Centers
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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
Death Record Substitutes
USGenWeb Archives contain the vital records of births in Wasatch County 1917-1918
Towns and Communities