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The Wayne County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, birth, marriage, death, and more since 1892, when the county was formed. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as cemeteries, censuses, church, court, land, probate, and obituaries.
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|Wayne County, Utah|
Location in the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
|Founded||March 10, 1892|
|Named for: |
Wayne County Courthouse
18 South Main Street
P O Box 189
Loa, UT 84747
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.
Wayne County, Utah Genealogy was created Mar 10, 1892 from: Piute
|Before the county was created—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent counties.|
Neighboring CountiesWayne County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Emery | Garfield | Grand | Piute | San Juan | Sevier
Business Records and Commerce
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
- Torrey Cemetery, Torrey BillionGraves
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. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in national indexes, try checking local indexes. Created by experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide indexes.
See Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.
Churches and Religious Groups
- Church Records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Wayne County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)
Click a church unit name in the chart below for its history, boundaries, and availability of records, which are often in microfilm format
|Wayne County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches|
Stake(s): Wayne Stake, Utah
Places not found in Book: Bicknell
Ethnic and Other Groups
"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.
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.
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Wayne County, Utah.
Land and Property
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
Small town newspapers contain obituaries, birth or death notices, community news (such as the visit of someone's relatives), legal notices and provide historical content. See Utah newspapers for tips, resources, and details.
Obituaries may mention birth, marriage, spouse, parents, and living family members. See Utah Obituaries for state level compendiums and United States Obituaries for tips and insights regarding this record type.
Obituaries for residents may be found in:
Poor and Welfare Records
Wayne County Courthouse
Wayne County Courthouse
Family History Centers
Wayne County Bookmobile Library
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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.
Towns and Communities
Bicknell (originally Thurber), Hanksville, Loa, Lyman, Torrey
Caineville, Fremont, Fruita, Grover, Notom, Teasdale