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[[United States|''United States'']]''[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] ''[[Utah|''Utah'']] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Washington County'''  
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''[[United States|''United States'']]''[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] ''[[Utah Genealogy|''Utah'']] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Washington County''' ''  
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Guide to '''Washington County, Utah ancestry, family history, and genealogy'''. [[Washington County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Washington County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Washington County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Washington County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Washington County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Washington County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Washington County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Washington County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1852, when the [[Washington County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]]. [[Image:{{UTWashingtonTheSubway}}]]
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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*[[Washington County, Utah#Census|Census]]  
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*[[Washington County, Utah#Birth|Birth]]  
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*[[Washington County, Utah#Marriage|Marriage]]  
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*[[Washington County, Utah#Death|Death]]  
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*[[Washington County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates,try...[[Washington County, Utah#Churches and Religious Groups|Church]] &#124; [[Washington County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Washington County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Washington County, Utah#Parent_Counties|Parent counties]]'''
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=== Helpful Facts  ===
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=== County Facts  ===
  
 
=== County Courthouse<br>  ===
 
=== County Courthouse<br>  ===
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<br>[http://www.washco.utah.gov/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>197 East Tabernacle Street<br>St George, Ut 84770<br>Phone: 435-634-5712  
 
<br>[http://www.washco.utah.gov/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>197 East Tabernacle Street<br>St George, Ut 84770<br>Phone: 435-634-5712  
  
County Clerk has marriage records from 1887, <br>divorce records from 1878<br>probate and court records from 1874<br>County recorder has land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wasington County, 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 records from 1887, divorce records from 1878 probate and court records from 1874.<br>County recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Utah Page 688 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Utah#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | 1898-present
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | 1856, 1860...
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates,try...[[Washington County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]] &#124; [[Washington County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Washington County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Washington County, Utah#Parent_Counties|Parent counties]]'''
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==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
  
{{PAGENAME}} was created 3 March 1852) from unorganized territory. See also [[Utah Territorial Records|Utah Territory]] and [[Green River County, Utah|Green River County]]  
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{{PAGENAME}} was created 3 March 1852 from unorganized territory. See also [[Utah Territorial Records|Utah Territory]] and [[Green River County, Utah Genealogy|Green River County]]  
  
 
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===== Boundary Changes  =====
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For animated maps illustrating Utah County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/utah/ "Rotating Formation Utah County Boundary Maps"] (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#WASHINGTON Boundary changes timeline] for {{PAGENAME}} from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Iron County, Utah|Iron]] | [[Kane County, Utah|Kane]] | '''Arizona counties:''' [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave]] | '''Nevada county:''' [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] {{Washington County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}  
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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Iron County, Utah Genealogy|Iron]] | [[Kane County, Utah Genealogy|Kane]] | '''Arizona counties:''' [[Mohave County, Arizona Genealogy|Mohave]] | '''Nevada county:''' [[Lincoln County, Nevada Genealogy|Lincoln]] {{Washington County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}  
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to {{PAGENAME}} entries with names, images, or information.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Utah, Washington|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Washington County, Utah#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
  
==== Biography  ====
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The term "Bible records" refers to the practice of keeping family dates and events in a family Bible. This was a common practice in many European countries and carried over to America. Many of these family Bible records are still in existence and preserved by the descendants of the immigrants. In some cases these family Bibles have found their way into libraries and other repositories.
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Biography|subject|disp=Biographies}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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For an explanation of how to find Bible records and for helpful links see [[Utah Bible Records]]. See also [[United States Bible Records]].
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==== Biography  ====
  
 
:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utwashin/history/index.html Washington County Utah Biographies (Personal and Family Histories)] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utgenweb/ UTGenWeb] - free.<br>
 
:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utwashin/history/index.html Washington County Utah Biographies (Personal and Family Histories)] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utgenweb/ UTGenWeb] - free.<br>
  
 
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
 
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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See [[United States Business Records]]<br> See also [[Utah Business Records]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Washington - Cemeteries|subject|disp=Records of cemeteries}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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{{UTCoCemeteries}}  
**{{FHL|Utah, Washington - Cemeteries - Indexes|subject|disp=Records of cemeteries - Indexes}}
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}  
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*Published transcripts of cemetery records are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Washington,|place|disp=town level}} (space, then select the town) or the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Washington|place|disp=county level}} (select '''Cemeteries''').
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#ffffbb" | <center>'''Published Grave<br> Transcripts''' </center>
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| bgcolor="#FFEBCD" | <center>'''Lists of Cemeteries<br>in the County'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=47&GScnty=2800&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2078505 Early Church Info File]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/utah/washington.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah Cemeteries and Burial Database] (Select the county)
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| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Washington+County%2C+Utah%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ut/washington/washington.html UTGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ut/washington/washington.html UTGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://utah.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,49053.cfm Utah Hometown Locator Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Utah&county=Washington&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1542862 Veterans to 1966]
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Dr. Craig's [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utwashin/cemetery/index.html Cemetery/Death Indexes (1852-1996): Washington County, Utah] is the place to start Washington County cemetery searches.  
 
Dr. Craig's [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utwashin/cemetery/index.html Cemetery/Death Indexes (1852-1996): Washington County, Utah] is the place to start Washington County cemetery searches.  
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:*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=47&CScnty=2800 Cemeteries in Washington county Utah] at Find a Grave<br>  
 
:*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=47&CScnty=2800 Cemeteries in Washington county Utah] at Find a Grave<br>  
 
:*[http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/cemeteries/index.html Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database]&nbsp;at Utah State History<br>
 
:*[http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/cemeteries/index.html Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database]&nbsp;at Utah State History<br>
 
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Individual Cemeteries:  
 
Individual Cemeteries:  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
The 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Washington County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Utah Census|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.
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{{Utah Census}}
  
See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes. Also see the historical records at:[https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]&nbsp;
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*See [[Utah Census|Utah Census]] for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: ''1852,'' 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.
 
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*See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|statewide printed indexes]], including 1856.
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*1890
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*1920  
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==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Church Records|subject|disp=Church Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for {{PAGENAME}} at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Washington, |place|disp=town level}} (space, then select a town) or {{FHL|United States, Utah, Washington|place|disp=county level}} (select '''Church''' topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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===== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)  =====
  
*Central
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{{UTChurchBlurb}}
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*Grafton
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*Gunlock
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*Hebron
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'''Stake(s):''' [[Parowan Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Parowan Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[St. George Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|St. George Stake, Utah]] {{·}} [[Zion Park Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Zion Park Stake, Utah]]
*Hurricane
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*Hurricane N.
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[[Central, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Central]] {{·}} [[Enterprise, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Enterprise]] {{·}} [[Grafton, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Grafton]]{{·}} [[Gunlock, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Gunlock]]{{·}} [[Hamblin, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Hamblin]]{{·}} [[Harrisburg, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Harrisburg]]{{·}} [[Hebron, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Hebron]]{{·}} [[Hurricane, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Hurricane]]{{·}} [[Ivins, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Ivins]]{{·}} [[La Verkin, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|La Verkin]]{{·}} [[Leeds, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Leeds]]{{·}} [[Little Pinto, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Little Pinto or Pinto]]{{·}} [[Pine Valley, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Pine Valley]]{{·}} [[Rockville, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Rockville]]{{·}} [[Santa Clara, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Santa Clara]]{{·}} [[Springdale, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Springdale]]{{·}} [[St. George, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|St. George]]{{·}} [[Toquerville, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Toquerville]]{{·}} [[Veyo, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Veyo]]{{·}} [[Virgin, Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Virgin]]{{·}} [[Washington (town), Utah LDS Wards and Branches|Washington]]
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*Ivins  
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*List of '''[[Washington County, Utah LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Washington County stakes and wards]]''' to about 1948.
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*Leeds  
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*New Harmoney
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*Pine Valley  
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*Pinto
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*Price
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*Rockville  
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*St. George  
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'''History timeline''':<ref>Alder, Douglas D. and Karl R. Brooks. ''[http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/USHSArchPub/id/5415 A History of Washington County from Isolation to Destination]''. (Washington County, Utah: Utah State Historical Society, Washington County Commission, 1996), 299.</ref>
*St. George 1 (old)  
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*St. George 1 (new)
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*1878 - Built a chapel in Silver Reef.
*St. George 2 (old)
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*[year?] - Chapel abandoned when Silver Reef became a ghost town.
*St. George 2 (new)
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*St. George 3 (old)
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*St. George 3 (new)
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*St. George 4 (old)
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*St. George 4 (new)
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*St. George 5
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*St. George 6
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*St. George E.
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*St. George W.
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*Santa Clara
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*Springdale
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*Toquerville
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*Veyo
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*Virgin
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*Washington
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**'''Early, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church records for Washington County''' 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family Search Catalog]&nbsp;
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**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.
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==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Court Records|subject|disp=Court Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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Many of your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can establish family relationships and places of residence, occupations, and other family history information. See [[Utah Court Records]] for the various courts through the years.
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For specialized court records, see [[Washington County, Utah#Divorce|Divorce]] {{·}} [[Washington County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]] {{·}} [[Washington County, Utah#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization]] {{·}} [[Washington County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]]  
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Directories|subject|disp=Directories}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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See [[Utah Directories]]  
  
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Emigration and Immigration|subject|disp=Emigration and Immigration}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Ethnic and Other Groups  ====
 
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==== Gazetteers  ====
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Genealogy|subject|disp=Genealogies}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
{{CommunityTree}}  
 
{{CommunityTree}}  
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==== Guardianship  ====
 
==== Guardianship  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Guardianship|subject|disp=Guardianship Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the [[Washington County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate]] and the Federal District courts. See [[Utah Court Records]].  
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - History|subject|disp=Histories}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
Named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington George Washington], the first President of the United States.  
 
Named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington George Washington], the first President of the United States.  
  
[http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/USHSArchPub&CISOPTR=5415&REC=9 A History of Washington County] online at Marriott Library Digital Collections.  
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*Alder, Douglas D. and Karl F. Brooks. [http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/USHSArchPub&CISOPTR=5415&REC=9 ''A History of Washington County: From Isolation to Desolation''] online at Marriott Library Digital Collections.
  
 
===== History Timeline  =====
 
===== History Timeline  =====
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*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#WASHINGTON Boundary changes timeline] for {{PAGENAME}} from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''.
  
 
Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from ''Wikipedia'' for&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Utah Washington County].&nbsp;  
 
Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from ''Wikipedia'' for&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Utah Washington County].&nbsp;  
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Land and Property|subject|disp=Land and Property Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].  
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Land records (especially deeds) often give the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or other clues for further research. They often have other clues for further research, such as witnesses or the other parties who may be relatives or in-laws. See [[Utah Land and Property]] for more.
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*County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.
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*Maps listing the names of landholders&nbsp;locate where an ancestor lived. The Family History Library has a plat map for St. George:  
 
*Maps listing the names of landholders&nbsp;locate where an ancestor lived. The Family History Library has a plat map for St. George:  
 
*''Pioneer Map: City of St. George, Washington County, Utah''. N.p.: 1982?. (Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|304542|item|disp=FHL map 979.248/S1 E7p}}.) This map lists the names of land owners on the map and the designation of the ward where they lived. The index to this map has St. George wards listed in: Hardesty, Patricia N. ''Pioneer Map, City of St. George, Washington County, Utah Index with LDS Wards''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982. (Family History&nbsp;Library&nbsp;{{FHL|304753|item|disp=FHL fiche 6031575; book 979.248/S1 E7p index}}.)  
 
*''Pioneer Map: City of St. George, Washington County, Utah''. N.p.: 1982?. (Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|304542|item|disp=FHL map 979.248/S1 E7p}}.) This map lists the names of land owners on the map and the designation of the ward where they lived. The index to this map has St. George wards listed in: Hardesty, Patricia N. ''Pioneer Map, City of St. George, Washington County, Utah Index with LDS Wards''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982. (Family History&nbsp;Library&nbsp;{{FHL|304753|item|disp=FHL fiche 6031575; book 979.248/S1 E7p index}}.)  
*[http://eweb.washco.utah.gov/recorder/eagleweb/docSearch.jsp Washington County Document Search] at Washington County Recorders office, Deed from 1983, Maps and Surveys earlier.&nbsp;Older documents require visit to
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*[http://eweb.washco.utah.gov/recorder/eagleweb/docSearch.jsp Washington County Document Search] at Washington County Recorders office, Deed from 1983, Maps and Surveys earlier.&nbsp;Older documents require visit to Recorders Office, 87 North 200 East STE 101, St. George, UT 84770. Phone: (435)634-5709
 
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&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Recorders Office<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 87 North 200 East STE 101<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; St. George, UT 84770<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Phone: (435)634-5709<br>
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==== Military  ====
 
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*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Military|subject|disp=Military Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See [[Utah Naturalization and Citizenship]] for more information.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Native Races|subject|disp=Native Races Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2001084 Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001], a FamilySearch digital collection, contains certificates of naturalization, 1878-1896 and 1896-1933; declaration of intentions 1874-1896 and a1904-1906; petition and record 1907-1942.<br>
 
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**''Washington County News'', covering 1908-1923 are included.  
 
**''Washington County News'', covering 1908-1923 are included.  
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Newspapers|subject|disp=Newspapers}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Washington&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Washington&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}  
**[[Washington County, Utah {{UTNewspaperCountybyTowns}}<br>
 
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8372 ''Color Country Spectrum (Saint George, Utah)'' ]Ancestry.com ($) This database is a fully searchable text version of the newspaper for the following years: 1974 and 1976-77.<br>  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8372 ''Color Country Spectrum (Saint George, Utah)'' ]Ancestry.com ($) This database is a fully searchable text version of the newspaper for the following years: 1974 and 1976-77.<br>  
*[http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/thespectrum/advancedsearch.html ''The Spectrum'']&nbsp; On-line issues available from 4/24/2006 to present.<br>{{RAOGKobituary}}
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*[http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/thespectrum/advancedsearch.html ''The Spectrum'']&nbsp; On-line issues available from 4/24/2006 to present.<br>
  
 
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*Obituaries of [[Washington County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties|neighboring counties]]  
 
*Obituaries of [[Washington County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties|neighboring counties]]  
 
*Newspapers of major cities: [[Utah Newspapers#Deseret_News|Deseret News]] and/or [[Utah Newspapers#The_Salt_Lake_Tribune|The Salt Lake Tribune]] both in Salt Lake City
 
*Newspapers of major cities: [[Utah Newspapers#Deseret_News|Deseret News]] and/or [[Utah Newspapers#The_Salt_Lake_Tribune|The Salt Lake Tribune]] both in Salt Lake City
 
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Obituaries|subject|disp=Obituaries}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/washington/washington.html USGenWeb Archives of Washington County, Utah] contains the obituaries of 2004 - 2005  
 
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/washington/washington.html USGenWeb Archives of Washington County, Utah] contains the obituaries of 2004 - 2005  
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==== Probate Records  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Probate Records|subject|disp=Probate Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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Probate cases include court actions regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. Records may locate relatives, provide death dates, and identify property. See [[Utah Probate Records]] for more information.  
  
==== Public Records  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1916182/waypoints Utah, Probate Records, 1851-1961] at FamilySearch Historical Collections (free) are updated frequently. If this county is not listed, check back.
 
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*{{FHL|Utah,Washington -Public Records - Inventories, Registers, Catalogs|subject|disp=Public Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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===== Courthouse  =====
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87 North 200 East, 3rd Floor<br>St. George, Utah 84770<br>p: (435) 634-5728<br>f: (435) 656-3003<br>
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'''County Clerk/Auditor'''
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[http://www.washco.utah.gov/ Washington County Utah]<br>197 East Tabernacle<br>St. George, UT 84770<br>Clerk/Auditor's phone (435) 634-5712
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'''County Seat: '''St. George
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Bloomington Utah Family History Center]]
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*[[Enterprise Utah Family History Center]]
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*[[Ivins Utah Family History Center]]
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*[[New Harmony Utah Family History Center]]
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*[[St George Utah Green Valley Family History Center]]
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*[[St George Utah Large Multi-stake Family History Center]]
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*[[St George Utah Morningside Family History Center]]
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*[[Washington Utah Buena Vista Family History Center]]
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{{RAOGKlibrary}}
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*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Archives and Libraries - Inventories, registers, catalogs|subject|disp=Archives, Libraries}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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===== Societies  =====
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==== Schools  ====
 
==== Schools  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Schools|subject|disp=School Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
:*'''Since 1913''' - [http://www.skalooza.com/utah-washington-saint_george/dixie_high/ Dixie High School Yearbooks since 1913] at [http://www.skalooza.com/ Skalooza] - free.<br>
 
:*'''Since 1913''' - [http://www.skalooza.com/utah-washington-saint_george/dixie_high/ Dixie High School Yearbooks since 1913] at [http://www.skalooza.com/ Skalooza] - free.<br>
 
==== Social Life and Customs  ====
 
 
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Social Life and Customs|subject|disp=Social Life and Customs Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Taxation|subject|disp=Taxation Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah,Washington - Vital Records|subject|disp=Vital Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/ut-vital-records/ How to order Utah Vital Records] or download an application for Utah [https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/Birth.pdf Birth Certificate],&nbsp;[https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/MarriageDivorce.pdf Marriage or Divorce Certificate],&nbsp;[https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/Death.pdf Death Certificate] Applications to mail.  
  
 
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:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed on 3 March 1852.''
 
:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed on 3 March 1852.''
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{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Washington County, Utah#Parent_Counties|parent counties]] {{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}  
 
{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Washington County, Utah#Parent_Counties|parent counties]] {{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}  
  
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:*See also [[Washington County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties{{UTBirthInfoNeighboring}}
  
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:*'''1862-1919''' - Craig, Dr. Wesley W. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utwashin/marriage/index.html Early Marriages (1862-1919) in Washington County, Utah: Male and Female Surname Indexes] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utgenweb/ UTGenWeb] - free.<br>
 
:*'''1862-1919''' - Craig, Dr. Wesley W. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utwashin/marriage/index.html Early Marriages (1862-1919) in Washington County, Utah: Male and Female Surname Indexes] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utgenweb/ UTGenWeb] - free.<br>
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Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See [[Utah Vital Records#Divorce_Records|Utah Vital Records]] for excellent information.
  
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/washington-county/ Washington County, UT History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101783184059839102203 Utah Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/238289959532145/ Utah Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*FamilySearch.org. Collections are growing at record rates. If the county is not listed, check later.
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**[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2001084/waypoints Utah State Archives records, 1848–2001]
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<br> See these headings for {{PAGENAME}} details: [[Washington County, Utah#Courthouse|Courthouse]]{{·}}[[Washington County, Utah#FamilySearch_Centers|FamilySearch Centers]]{{·}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]]{{·}}[[Washington County, Utah#Societies|Societies]]<br>
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87 North 200 East, 3rd Floor<br>St. George, Utah 84770<br>p: (435) 634-5728<br>f: (435) 656-3003<br>
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'''County Clerk/Auditor'''
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[http://www.washco.utah.gov/ Washington County Utah]<br>197 East Tabernacle<br>St. George, UT 84770<br>Clerk/Auditor's phone (435) 634-5712
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'''County Seat: '''St. George
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==== FamilySearch Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Bloomington Utah Family History Center]]4461 Country Club Dr, St. George UT 84790 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview/place/4461+Country+Club+Dr,+St+George,+UT+84790/@37.0339789,-113.6158339,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80ca4f9ec149ac63:0x8b3bac46981bcbe6 Location Map]
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*[[Enterprise Utah Family History Center]]88 S Center St, Enterprise UT84725 USA [https://www.google.com/maps/preview/place/88+S+Center+St,+Enterprise,+UT+84725/@37.572686,-113.72246,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80b58b0cbade4dd1:0x662a6205a29897b2 Location Map]
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*[[Ivins Utah Family History Center]]
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*[[New Harmony Utah Family History Center]]12 S Main St,New Harmony UT 84757 USA [https://www.google.com/maps/preview/@37.572686,-113.72246,17z Location Map]
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*[[St George Utah Family History Center]]162 N 400 E Bldg B Ste 200,St.George UT 84770 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview/place/162+N+400+E+%23200,+St+George,+UT+84770/@37.111333,-113.573814,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80ca44cd38f31c25:0x81bbfd7b61ff4903 Location Map]
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*[[St George Utah Green Valley Family History Center]]
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*[[St George Utah Large Multi-stake Family History Center]]
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*[[St George Utah Morningside Family History Center]]
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*[[Washington Utah Buena Vista Family History Center]]
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Local public libraries usually have histories, genealogies, indexes of cemeteries, copies of local newspapers, or other records for the area they serve. Many libraries in Utah have an area dedicated to local collections and manuscripts.
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*[http://library.washco.utah.gov/ '''Washington County Library'''] (Administration / St. George / 8 branches); 88 W 100 S, Saint George, Utah 84770. Phone: 435-634-5737. Fax: 435-634-5741.
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See also [http://library.utah.gov/directory/index.html Utah Public Library Directory], which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.
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==== Societies  ====
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/ut-society-archive/ Utah Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
=== Towns and Communities  ===
 
=== Towns and Communities  ===

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Guide to Washington County, Utah ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage and death records, cemeteries, census, church records, probate records, and obituaries—resources to find parents and family history since 1852, when the county was formed.
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County Facts

County Courthouse


Washington County Courthouse
197 East Tabernacle Street
St George, Ut 84770
Phone: 435-634-5712

County Clerk has marriage records from 1887, divorce records from 1878 probate and court records from 1874.
County recorder has land records. [1]

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1885-present 1898-present 1856, 1860... 1856-present 1873-present
For earlier dates,try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties

Parent Counties

Washington County, Utah Genealogy was created 3 March 1852 from unorganized territory. See also Utah Territory and Green River County


Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Utah County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Utah County Boundary Maps" (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

  • Boundary changes timeline for Washington County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

Neighboring Counties

Washington County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Iron | Kane | Arizona counties: Mohave | Nevada county: Lincoln
Washington CountyKane CountyIron CountyGarfield CountyMohave CountyClark CountyLincoln CountyWashington4.JPG


Resources

The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to Washington County, Utah Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.

Bible Records

The term "Bible records" refers to the practice of keeping family dates and events in a family Bible. This was a common practice in many European countries and carried over to America. Many of these family Bible records are still in existence and preserved by the descendants of the immigrants. In some cases these family Bibles have found their way into libraries and other repositories.

For an explanation of how to find Bible records and for helpful links see Utah Bible Records. See also United States Bible Records.

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

See United States Business Records
See also Utah Business Records

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information. The spouse and children who died young are frequently buried nearby.

More than tombstone inscriptions, cemetery records include sextons (caretakers) records and interment (burial) records, each with slightly different information. See Utah Cemeteries.

  • Published transcripts of cemetery records are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog at the town level (space, then select the town) or the county level (select Cemeteries).
State and national resources for Washington County, Utah Genealogy cemeteries
Online Transcripts
(names) or Images
Published Grave
Transcripts
Lists of Cemeteries
in the County
FindAGrave FamilySearch Library (bullet above) FindAGrave
Early Church Info File USGenWeb Tombstone Project
Utah Cemeteries and Burial Database (Select the county) WorldCat UTGenWeb Cemeteries
Utah Gravestones Utah Periodicals Epodunk
UTGenWeb Cemeteries Utah Hometown Locator Cemeteries
Billion Graves Utah Cemeteries Search (Select the county)
Linkpendium Genealogy Trails
Veterans to 1966
See Utah Cemeteries for details about each site.


Dr. Craig's Cemetery/Death Indexes (1852-1996): Washington County, Utah is the place to start Washington County cemetery searches.

Additional resources:

Individual Cemeteries:

Census

Census records 1850 and later list names, ages, and places of birth (state or nation) for everyone in the household. Censuses locate the family and have other clues to find more records about them.

  • See Utah Census for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1852, 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.
  • See statewide printed indexes, including 1856.

Churches and Religious Groups

  • Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for Washington County, Utah Genealogy at the town level (space, then select a town) or county level (select Church topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
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


Washington County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches

Stake(s): Parowan Stake, Utah  · St. George Stake, Utah  · Zion Park Stake, Utah

Central  · Enterprise  · Grafton · Gunlock · Hamblin · Harrisburg · Hebron · Hurricane · Ivins · La Verkin · Leeds · Little Pinto or Pinto · Pine Valley · Rockville · Santa Clara · Springdale · St. George · Toquerville · Veyo · Virgin · Washington

Presbyterian Church
Roman Catholic Church

History timeline:[2]

  • 1878 - Built a chapel in Silver Reef.
  • [year?] - Chapel abandoned when Silver Reef became a ghost town.

Court Records

Many of your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can establish family relationships and places of residence, occupations, and other family history information. See Utah Court Records for the various courts through the years.

For specialized court records, see Divorce  · Land  · Naturalization  · Probate

Directories

See Utah Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Hurricane Valley Mortuary[3]
140 North Main Street
Hurricane, UT
Phone:(435) 635-9922
Fax: 435-635-3200

Metcalf Mortuary[4]
288 West St George Blvd
St George, UT 84770
Phone: 435-673-4221
Toll Free Phone: 888-673-4221
Fax: 435-674-0209

Pine VIew Mortuary[5]
566 North Mall Dr
St. George , UT 84790
Phone: 435-986-4222
Fax: 435-986-4223

Spilsbury Mortuary[6]
110 South Bluff St
St George, UT 84770
Phone:435-673-2454
Toll Free Phone: 888-673-2454
Fax: 435-673-0911

Gazetteers

See Utah Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

Guardianship

Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the probate and the Federal District courts. See Utah Court Records.

History

Named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.

History Timeline
  • Boundary changes timeline for Washington County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Washington County

  • 1852. 3 March. Washington County founded.  Named after George Washington, first President of the United States.
  • 1854. City of Santa Clara settled by Jacob Hamlin.  Location of Jacob Hamblin home.
  • 1861. St. George founded as a cotton mission under direction of Brigham Young.  Named after LDS Apostle George A. Smith. County seat.
  • 1862. Springdale settled as Mormon farming community. Now thriving tourist industry. Located just outside Zion National Park.
  • 1891. City of Enterprise founded by Orson Welcome Huntsman. Early residents were Mormon settlers.
  • 1896. City of Hurricane settled.  Received its name after a whirlwind blew top off buggy that Erastus Snow, early LDS Apostle, was riding in.
  • 1963. City of Hildale founded.  Headquarters of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Local Histories
  • Stout, Wayne. A History of Rockville, Utah 1862-1972. Salt Lake City, Utah, 1972. Digital version at Internet Archive.

Land and Property

Land records (especially deeds) often give the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or other clues for further research. They often have other clues for further research, such as witnesses or the other parties who may be relatives or in-laws. See Utah Land and Property for more.

  • County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.
  • Maps listing the names of landholders locate where an ancestor lived. The Family History Library has a plat map for St. George:
  • Pioneer Map: City of St. George, Washington County, Utah. N.p.: 1982?. (Family History Library FHL map 979.248/S1 E7p.) This map lists the names of land owners on the map and the designation of the ward where they lived. The index to this map has St. George wards listed in: Hardesty, Patricia N. Pioneer Map, City of St. George, Washington County, Utah Index with LDS Wards. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982. (Family History Library FHL fiche 6031575; book 979.248/S1 E7p index.)
  • Washington County Document Search at Washington County Recorders office, Deed from 1983, Maps and Surveys earlier. Older documents require visit to Recorders Office, 87 North 200 East STE 101, St. George, UT 84770. Phone: (435)634-5709

Maps

Google highway map of Washington County 2012

Migration

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

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See Utah Naturalization and Citizenship for more information.    (*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)

  • Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001, a FamilySearch digital collection, contains certificates of naturalization, 1878-1896 and 1896-1933; declaration of intentions 1874-1896 and a1904-1906; petition and record 1907-1942.

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:

USGenWeb Archives of Washington County, Utah contains the obituaries of 2004 - 2005

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

Probate cases include court actions regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. Records may locate relatives, provide death dates, and identify property. See Utah Probate Records for more information.

Schools

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Utah Vital Records or download an application for Utah Birth CertificateMarriage or Divorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Birth
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Washington County, Utah Genealogy. Also available: How to Find Birth Information in Utah.
Follow the suggestions under the year span that matches when your ancestor was born:
Birth before 1852
Washington County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 3 March 1852.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
Birth 1852 - 1897
No birth records were created for Washington County, Utah Genealogy by either by county or state civil authorities in this time period.
Follow these suggestions to find birth information for this time period:
Birth 1898 - present
County clerks became responsible for recording births beginning in 1898.[10] 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[11] are open to the public.
  • 1898-1905 Inventory of originals, Series #3166 at Utah State Archives. Not online, no online index. There are no names of children in the records.
    • FamilySearch Library copy: FSL film 1730426 .
    • Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.
  • 1906-1910 online images for Washington County, Utah Genealogy 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
Divorce

Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See Utah Vital Records for excellent information.

Death
  • Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1960 at Utah Government Services, Division of Archives & Records Services. This is a free internet search, the minimum information needed is the name of the deceased. 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.

Death Record Substitutes

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

Voting Registers

Websites

Links to indexes or images of records:

  • FamilySearch.org. Collections are growing at record rates. If the county is not listed, check later.

Links to Washington County, Utah Genealogy collections:

Sites that gather links to the Internet

  • Linkpendium
  • CyndisList

Archives, Libraries, etc.

Resources for Washington County, Utah Genealogy are available in repositories (such as libraries and archives) at all levels: the town, the county, the state (including universities), and the nation.


See these headings for Washington County, Utah Genealogy details: Courthouse · FamilySearch Centers · Libraries · Societies

Courthouse

87 North 200 East, 3rd Floor
St. George, Utah 84770
p: (435) 634-5728
f: (435) 656-3003


County Clerk/Auditor

Washington County Utah
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
Clerk/Auditor's phone (435) 634-5712

County Seat: St. George

FamilySearch Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Libraries

Local public libraries usually have histories, genealogies, indexes of cemeteries, copies of local newspapers, or other records for the area they serve. Many libraries in Utah have an area dedicated to local collections and manuscripts.

  • Washington County Library (Administration / St. George / 8 branches); 88 W 100 S, Saint George, Utah 84770. Phone: 435-634-5737. Fax: 435-634-5741.
    • Collections:

See also Utah Public Library Directory, which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.

Societies

See also a List of Utah Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Towns and Communities

Cities

Enterprise | Hildale | Hurricane | Ivins | La Verkin | Santa Clara | St. George | Washington

Towns

Apple Valley | Leeds | New Harmony | Pintura | Rockville | Springdale | Toquerville | Virgin

Unincorporated Communities

Central | Dammeron Valley | Gunlock | Pine Valley | Veyo

Ghost Towns

Duncan's Retreat | Grafton | Hamblin | Harrisburg | Hebron | Little Pinto | Silver Reef

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Utah Page 688 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Alder, Douglas D. and Karl R. Brooks. A History of Washington County from Isolation to Destination. (Washington County, Utah: Utah State Historical Society, Washington County Commission, 1996), 299.
  3. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  4. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,939.
  5. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,939.
  6. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,939.
  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. Wikipedia contributors, "Union Pacific Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad (accessed 14 September 2011).
  10. Utah State Archives, Birth Records guide, accessed 28 July 2012.)
  11. State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. Accessed 7/31/2012
  12. "Washington County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Washington/, accessed 1 February 2012.

 

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