Utah, Box Elder County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Box Elder, Utah, United States
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Location of Box Elder County, Utah
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Record Description
Record Type County
Collection years 1856-1960
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County Courthouse, Brigham City


What Is in the Collection?

The collection consists of images of county records located at the county courthouse in Brigham City for the years 1856 to 1960. Included in this collection are:

  • Marriages (1887-1960)
  • Naturalization/Citizenship (1869-1945)
  • Military (1917-1957)
  • Land and Property (1857-1942)
  • Probate (1856-1878)

Soon after they were formed, counties began recording vital records, court records, and land transactions. The records are generally well preserved. The records were made to establish legal rights and to help track the population for health and taxation purposes. The information is generally reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, Box Elder County Records,1856-1960.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Marriage licenses and certificates have the following information:

  • Name, age and residence of groom
  • Name, age and residence of bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Sometimes, name(s) of those who gave consent
  • Name of person who solemnized marriage
  • Names of witnesses

Military Certificates of Service included the following information:

  • Name of serviceman
  • Rank and military unit in which served
  • Period of service
  • Military specialty given
  • Character reference
  • Date and place of filing, recording
  • Signature of recipient
  • Signature of commanding officer

Petitions for Naturalization included the following information:

  • Court, city and county where petition was filed
  • Date of filing
  • Birth date and place of birth of petitioner
  • Complete physical description
  • Marital status and name of spouse
  • Number of children
  • Place of emigration
  • U. S. port of entry
  • Affidavits of witnesses

Other Box Elder County Records may contain the following information:

  • Date of event, transaction or recording with county
  • Names of individuals, family members and/or witnesses
  • Ages, relationships and residences
  • Occupations
  • Signature(s) or mark
  • Legal descriptions of land
  • Amount of money exchanged as part of business transactions.

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Collection Citation:

"Utah, Box Elder County Records, 1856-1960" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing County Courthouse, Brigham City.

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