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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah|Utah]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''''Wayne County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah Genealogy|Utah]]''[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Wayne County, Utah'''<br>
  
The Wayne County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, [[Wayne County, Utah#Birth|birth]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Death|death]], and more since 1892, when the county was [[Wayne County, Utah#Parent Counties|formed]]. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as [[Wayne County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Census|censuses]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Court|court]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Land_and_Property|land]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate]], and [[Wayne County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]. <br>
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Guide to '''Wayne County, Utah ancestry, family history, and genealogy'''. [[Wayne County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Wayne County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Wayne County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Wayne County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1892, when the [[Wayne County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]].[[Image:{{UTWayneBlueJohn}}]]  
  
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<br><br> '''Quick start:'''
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*[[Wayne County, Utah#Census|Census]]
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*[[Wayne County, Utah#Birth|Birth]]
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*[[Wayne County, Utah#Marriage|Marriage]]
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*[[Wayne County, Utah#Death|Death]]
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*[[Wayne County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]]
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Wayne County
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| state = Utah
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| founded year = 1892
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| founded date = March 10
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| seat wl = Loa
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| building address = Loa, UT
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=== County Facts  ===
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.waynecountyutah.org/ Wayne County Courthouse]<br>18 South Main Street<br>P O&nbsp;Box 189<br>Loa, UT 84747<br>Phone: 435-836-2731
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County Clerk has some birth and death records 1898-1927 and marriage, divorce, and probate records from 1898.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1898.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne 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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==== Parent Counties  ====
  
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{{PAGENAME}} was created Mar 10, 1892 from: [[Piute County, Utah Genealogy|Piute]]
  
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| county = Wayne County
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| state = Utah
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| founded year = 1892
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| founded date = March 10
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| seat wl = Loa
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| building address = Loa, UT
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=== Helpful Facts ===
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===== Boundary Changes =====
  
=== County Courthouse  ===
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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.
  
[http://www.waynecountyutah.org/ Wayne County Courthouse]<br>18 South Main Street<br>P O&nbsp;Box 189<br>Loa, UT 84747<br>Phone: 435-836-2731
 
 
County Clerk has some birth and death records 1898-1927 and marriage, divorce, and probate records from 1898.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1898.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Utah Page 688 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
 
 
{{PAGENAME}} was created Mar 10, 1892 from: [[Piute County, Utah|Piute]]
 
 
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===== Boundary Changes =====
 
 
*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#WAYNE Boundary changes timeline] for {{PAGENAME}} from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''.
 
*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#WAYNE 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: [[Emery County, Utah|Emery]] | [[Garfield County, Utah|Garfield]] | [[Grand County, Utah|Grand]] | [[Piute County, Utah|Piute]] | [[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan]] | [[Sevier County, Utah|Sevier]] <br> {{Wayne County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}  
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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Emery County, Utah Genealogy|Emery]] | [[Garfield County, Utah Genealogy|Garfield]] | [[Grand County, Utah Genealogy|Grand]] | [[Piute County, Utah Genealogy|Piute]] | [[San Juan County, Utah Genealogy|San Juan]] | [[Sevier County, Utah Genealogy|Sevier]] <br> {{Wayne 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, Wayne|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Wayne County, Utah#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
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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.  
 
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]].
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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]].  
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
  
 
==== 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  ====
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*Published transcripts of cemetery records are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Wayne,|place|disp=town level}} (space, then select the town) or the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Wayne|place|disp=county level}} (select '''Cemeteries''').
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#B0FFFF" | <center>'''Online Transcripts <br>(names) or Images''' </center>
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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=2801&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/wayne.htm 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=Wayne+County%2C+Utah%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ut/wayne/wayne.htm UTGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Utah&county=Wayne&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchcemetery Utah Cemeteries Search] (Select the county)
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Wayne Linkpendium]
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Cemetery Records -- Wayne County, Utah, by Genealogical Society of Utah. (FHL US/CAN Book #979.254, V3c)  
 
Cemetery Records -- Wayne County, Utah, by Genealogical Society of Utah. (FHL US/CAN Book #979.254, V3c)  
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==== Census  ====
 
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The 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Wayne 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.  
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*See [[Utah Census|Utah Census]] for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 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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==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Wayne - Church Records|subject|disp=Church Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Wayne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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The information given in church records depends upon the practices of each religious group. Most include the names of members, often with ages and birth places. Several give birth, christening, or blessing dates for infants. See [[Utah Church Records]] for details about various denominations.  
  
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) =====
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*Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for {{PAGENAME}} at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Wayne, |place|disp=town level}} (space, then select a town) or {{FHL|United States, Utah, Wayne|place|disp=county level}} (select '''Church''' topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
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*'''List of [[Wayne County, Utah LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Wayne County stakes and wards]]''' to about 1948
 
*'''List of [[Wayne County, Utah LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Wayne County stakes and wards]]''' to about 1948
  
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==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Wayne - Court Records|subject|disp=Court Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Wayne 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 [[Wayne County, Utah#Divorce|Divorce]] {{·}} [[Wayne County, Utah#Guardianship|Guardianship]] {{·}} [[Wayne County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]] {{·}} [[Wayne County, Utah#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization]] {{·}} [[Wayne County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]]  
  
 
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==== Ethnic and Other Groups  ====
 
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==== Funeral Homes  ====
 
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==== Guardianship  ====
 
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Wayne - Guardianship|subject|disp=Guardianship Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Wayne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
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Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the [[Wayne County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate]] and the Federal District courts. See [[Utah Court Records]].
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Wayne - History|subject|disp=History Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Wayne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*Murphy, Miriam B. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=browse&smd=1&awdid=28 ''A history of Wayne County''], Utah Centennial County History Series
  
 
"Grit Enough to Stick With It" Stories from Blue Valley, edited and introduced by Kent Davis &amp; Kristen Rogers Utah Historical Quarterly Summer 2000 vol. 68 no 3 pg 223  
 
"Grit Enough to Stick With It" Stories from Blue Valley, edited and introduced by Kent Davis &amp; Kristen Rogers Utah Historical Quarterly Summer 2000 vol. 68 no 3 pg 223  
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*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#WAYNE Boundary changes timeline] for {{PAGENAME}} from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''.
 
*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#WAYNE Boundary changes timeline] for {{PAGENAME}} from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''.
  
'''NOTE:''' Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from ''Wikipedia'' for [http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=wayne%20county%20utah&source=web&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CDQQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FWayne_County%2C_Utah&ei=ySfFTqbZHeeniALItJ20BQ&usg=AFQjCNGrqSPeAm5XqSebIII8wKgwq1XqGA Wayne County], Utah.  
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'''NOTE:''' Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from ''Wikipedia'' for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_Utah {{PAGENAME}}].  
  
 
*'''1853-54.''' Fremont was named after the explorer John C. Fremont, who passed through on his last and near fatal winter expedition to the west. It lies along [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_State_Route_72 State Route 72 ]just northeast of the town of Loa.  
 
*'''1853-54.''' Fremont was named after the explorer John C. Fremont, who passed through on his last and near fatal winter expedition to the west. It lies along [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_State_Route_72 State Route 72 ]just northeast of the town of Loa.  
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*'''1887''' The Mormon residents in Carcass Creek were organized into a congregation called the Carcass Creek [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_(LDS_Church)#Branch Branch].  
 
*'''1887''' The Mormon residents in Carcass Creek were organized into a congregation called the Carcass Creek [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_(LDS_Church)#Branch Branch].  
 
*'''1890s''' The growing town of Carcass Creek was granted a post office, and the name was changed to Grover in honor of U.S. President Grover Cleveland.  
 
*'''1890s''' The growing town of Carcass Creek was granted a post office, and the name was changed to Grover in honor of U.S. President Grover Cleveland.  
*'''1892''' Wayne County was created 10 March 1892 from [[Piute County, Utah|Piute]] County. Most of its towns were settled after 1880 because of the remote location and limited resources. '''County seat:''' Loa <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''1892''' Wayne County was created 10 March 1892 from [[Piute County, Utah Genealogy|Piute]] County. Most of its towns were settled after 1880 because of the remote location and limited resources. '''County seat:''' Loa <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
*'''1893''' Lyman was originally known as East Loa and became a distinct place from Loa.The original townsite was changed to the present location at the advice of Apostle Francis M. Lyman and was named in honor of him.  
 
*'''1893''' Lyman was originally known as East Loa and became a distinct place from Loa.The original townsite was changed to the present location at the advice of Apostle Francis M. Lyman and was named in honor of him.  
 
*'''1897''' The town of Thurber moved to a new location due to sandy soil and poor water conditions and became Bicknell, a town along State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States.  
 
*'''1897''' The town of Thurber moved to a new location due to sandy soil and poor water conditions and became Bicknell, a town along State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States.  
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Wayne - Land and Property|subject|disp=Land and Property Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Wayne 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.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Wayne - Maps|subject|disp=Maps}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Wayne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
 
*[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Wayne+county+Utah&hl=en&sll=39.499761,-111.547028&sspn=6.602676,9.876709&hnear=Wayne,+Utah&t=m&z=9 Google highway map of Wayne County] 2012
 
*[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Wayne+county+Utah&hl=en&sll=39.499761,-111.547028&sspn=6.602676,9.876709&hnear=Wayne,+Utah&t=m&z=9 Google highway map of Wayne County] 2012
 
==== Medical Records  ====
 
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Wayne - Medical Records|subject|disp=Medical Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Wayne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
*{{FHL|Utah, Wayne - Military Records|subject|disp=Military Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Wayne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/wayne/wayne.htm USGenWeb Archives Wayne County, Utah] lists approximately 426 names of WWI draftees from 1917 to 1918 and approximately 149 names of WWII Army enlistments.  
 
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ut/wayne/wayne.htm USGenWeb Archives Wayne County, Utah] lists approximately 426 names of WWI draftees from 1917 to 1918 and approximately 149 names of WWII Army enlistments.  
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Wayne - Naturalization and Citizenship|subject|disp=Naturalization and Citizenship Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Wayne 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.)
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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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**''<span>Presently no Wayne county titles</span>'' are included.  
 
**''<span>Presently no Wayne county titles</span>'' are included.  
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Wayne&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Wayne&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}
**[[Wayne County, Utah {{UTNewspaperCountybyTowns}}
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Wayne - Probate Records|subject|disp=Probate Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Wayne 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.  
  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1916182/waypoints Utah, Probate Records, 1851-1961] FamilySearch Historical Collections are updated frequently. If this county is not listed, check back.
 
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*{{FHL|Utah, Wayne - Public Records|subject|disp=Public Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Wayne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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Wayne County Courthouse<br>18 South Main St., Loa, UT 84747<br>
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Wayne County Courthouse<br>18 S. Main, Box 189<br>Loa, Utah 84747<br>435-836-2765<br>
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[http://www.waynecountyutah.org/Departments-Services Wayne County website]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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Wayne County Bookmobile Library<br>79 North 100 West<br>Bicknell UT, 84715, Wayne County<br>Phone: 435-425-3170<br>The bookmobile apears to be the closest thing to a public library for Wayne County. It makes thirty-three stops in three counties (Sevier, Juab and Wayne), serving thirty communities and six schools. There are over 6,000 books on the bookmobile. It is not known what genealogy holdings the bookmobile has.  
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*{{FHL|Utah, Wayne - Taxation|subject|disp=Taxation Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Wayne County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
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*{{FHL|Utah, Wayne - Vital Records|subject|disp=Vital Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Wayne 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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{{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed}}[[Wayne County, Utah#Parent_Counties|parent counties]] {{UTBirthBlurbB4Formed2}}  
  
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:*'''1892-1935''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm '''Western States Marriage Index''']. Includes Wayne County 1892-1935.<ref>"Wayne County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," ''Linkpendium,'' http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Wayne/, accessed 1 February 2012.</ref>
 
:*'''1892-1935''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm '''Western States Marriage Index''']. Includes Wayne County 1892-1935.<ref>"Wayne County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," ''Linkpendium,'' http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Wayne/, accessed 1 February 2012.</ref>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/wayne-county/ Wayne 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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**{{FHL|United States, Utah, Wayne|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} (Select topics)
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Wayne County Courthouse, 18 South Main St., Loa, UT 84747. Phone 435-836-2765<br>
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[http://www.waynecountyutah.org/Departments-Services Wayne County website]
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*[[Loa Utah Family History Center]] 14 S 100 W, Loa UT 84747 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview/place/14+S+100+W+St,+Loa,+UT+84747/@38.4021387,-111.6449327,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x874a454183365389:0x5ee12ae4deacebc1 Location Map]
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Guide to Wayne 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 1892, when the county was formed.
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Founded March 10, 1892
County Seat Loa
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County Facts

County Courthouse

Wayne County Courthouse
18 South Main Street
P O Box 189
Loa, UT 84747
Phone: 435-836-2731

County Clerk has some birth and death records 1898-1927 and marriage, divorce, and probate records from 1898.
County Recorder has land records from 1898.[1]

Dates for major county records[2]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1892-present 1898-present 1900, 1910... 1892-present 1892-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties

Parent Counties

Wayne County, Utah Genealogy was created Mar 10, 1892 from: Piute

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 Wayne County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

Neighboring Counties

Wayne County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Emery | Garfield | Grand | Piute | San Juan | Sevier
Wayne CountySevier CountyEmery CountyGrand CountySan Juan CountyGarfield CountyPiute CountyWayne4.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 Wayne 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 Wayne 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.

Cemetery Records -- Wayne County, Utah, by Genealogical Society of Utah. (FHL US/CAN Book #979.254, V3c)

Wayne county cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site

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.

Churches and Religious Groups

The information given in church records depends upon the practices of each religious group. Most include the names of members, often with ages and birth places. Several give birth, christening, or blessing dates for infants. See Utah Church Records for details about various denominations.

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


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

Stake(s): Wayne Stake, Utah

Caineville · Fremont · Grover · Hanksville · Loa · Lyman · Teasdale · Torrey

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  · Guardianship  · Land  · Naturalization  · Probate

Directories

See Utah Directories

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

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

"Grit Enough to Stick With It" Stories from Blue Valley, edited and introduced by Kent Davis & Kristen Rogers Utah Historical Quarterly Summer 2000 vol. 68 no 3 pg 223

A History of Wayne County online at Marriott Library Digital Archives.

Wayne County Histories

The Family History Library has two Wayne County histories in its collection in Salt Lake City, Utah which can be accessed by visiting the Library. These books may also be available through interlibrary loan.

A History of Wayne County, by Mariam B Murphy (a Utah Historical Society publication) 979.254 H2m. It can also be purchased at the County Clerk's office in Loa.

Rainbow Views: a History of Wayne County, by Anne Snow (a Daughters of Utah Pioneers publication) 979.254 H2s 1977.

Interesting Facts

Hanksville was a supply post for Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, who would hide out at Robbers Roost in the desert southeast of town.

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

NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_Utah Wayne County, Utah Genealogy].

  • 1853-54. Fremont was named after the explorer John C. Fremont, who passed through on his last and near fatal winter expedition to the west. It lies along State Route 72 just northeast of the town of Loa.
  • 1879. A.K. Thurber, built the first house in Thurber.
  • 1880's. Torrey is established as a town by Mormon settlers, and initially known as Youngstown, after John Willard Young. Located on State Route 24 in, eight miles from Capitol Reef National Park.
  • 1881. More cattlemen settled along Fish Creek. These early settlers referred to their settlement as Carcass Creek (now Grover).
  • 1885 Hanksville took the name, after Ebenezer Hanks, who was the leader of the group of pioneers who established the small Mormon settlement.
  • 1887 The Mormon residents in Carcass Creek were organized into a congregation called the Carcass Creek Branch.
  • 1890s The growing town of Carcass Creek was granted a post office, and the name was changed to Grover in honor of U.S. President Grover Cleveland.
  • 1892 Wayne County was created 10 March 1892 from Piute County. Most of its towns were settled after 1880 because of the remote location and limited resources. County seat: Loa [3]
  • 1893 Lyman was originally known as East Loa and became a distinct place from Loa.The original townsite was changed to the present location at the advice of Apostle Francis M. Lyman and was named in honor of him.
  • 1897 The town of Thurber moved to a new location due to sandy soil and poor water conditions and became Bicknell, a town along State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States.
  • 1900 The first log school/church/community building was built in Grover.
  • 1914 Thomas W. Bicknell, a wealthy eastern author, historian, and Education Commissioner for Rhode Island, offered a thousand-volume library to any Utah town that would rename itself after him. The town of Grayson also wanted the library prize, so in a compromise in 1916, Grayson took the name of Blanding, Mr. Bicknell's wife's maiden name, as a tribute to her parents. The two towns split the library, each receiving 500 books.

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

Migration

Military

USGenWeb Archives Wayne County, Utah lists approximately 426 names of WWI draftees from 1917 to 1918 and approximately 149 names of WWII Army enlistments.

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:

Periodicals

Poor and Welfare Records

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.

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 Wayne 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 1892
Wayne County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 10 March 1892.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
Birth 1892 - 1897
No birth records were created for Wayne 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.[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.
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 - 1956A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Record Search . 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

Voting Registers

Websites

Links to indexes or images of records:

Links to Wayne County, Utah Genealogy collections:

Sites that gather links to the Internet

  • Linkpendium
  • CyndisList

Archives, Libraries, etc.

Resources for Wayne 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 Wayne County, Utah Genealogy details: Courthouse · FamilySearch Centers · Libraries · Societies

Courthouse

Wayne County Courthouse, 18 South Main St., Loa, UT 84747. Phone 435-836-2765

Wayne County website

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.

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

Incorporated Places

Bicknell (originally Thurber), Hanksville, Loa, Lyman, Torrey

Unincorporated places

Caineville, Fremont, Fruita, Grover, Notom, Teasdale

Ghost Towns

Fruita, Giles

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Utah Page 688 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 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.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  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. "Wayne County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Wayne/, accessed 1 February 2012.

 

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