Utah, State Archives Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type State Archives
Collection years 1848-2001
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of images to various record types held by the Utah State Archives. Record types include civil and criminal case files, divorce records, probate case files, and naturalization records for the counties and cemetery records for the cities.

The collection includes records from 1848 to 2001. The coverage of record type and date range varies by county and the time periods listed may have gaps.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001.

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The table lists the location, record type, series, and time periods covered; counties are listed first then cities. The images are being published as they become available and the chart is being updated as the information becomes available.

Locality Record Type Time Period
Beaver County Naturalization and interment records 1865-1942
Box Elder County Divorce, naturalization, and interment records 1875-1876
Carbon County Probate case files 1896-1931
Davis County Divorce, naturalization, and interment records 1875-1886
Emery County Probate case files and naturalization records 1889-1928
Garfield County Naturalization records 1896-1923
Grand County Naturalization records 1908-1929
Iron County Probate case files, land records, and burial records  1854-1868
Juab County Naturalization records 1891-1929
Kane County Probate records 1867-1896
Millard County Burial records 1854-1973
Piute Probate records 1881-1932
Salt Lake County Civil and criminal case files, probate case files, land records, and naturalization records 1853-1894
San Juan County Probate records 1888-1933
Sanpete County Criminal case files, probate case files and buial records 1866-1890
Sevier County Probate case files, naturalization records, and cemetery records  1865-1905
Summit County Land records 1871-1878
Tooele County Probate and burial records 1859-1888
Wasatch County Naturalization and cemetery records 1896-1935
Weber County Court records 1852-1887
Beaver (City) Cemetery records 1865-1886
Charleston (City) Cemetery records
Fillmore (City) Cemetery records
Garland (City) Cemetery records
Glenwood (City) Cemetery records
Grantsville (City) Cemetery records
Hyrum (City) Cemetery records
Junction (City) Cemetery records
Kaysville (City) Cemetery records
Marysville (City) Cemetery records 1887-1978
Midvale (City) Cemetery records
Murray (City) Cemetery records
Paragonah (City) Cemetery records
Salt Lake City Cemetery records 1848-1976
Scipio (City) Cemetery records
Spring City Cemetery records

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What Can these Records Tell Me?

The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:

  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Occupation
  • Military information such as company, rank, and enlistment date
  • Farm information such as number and value of acres and details of crops raised
  • Statistical information about members of the household

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

  • The name of the individual or individuals.
  • The county where the event occurred.
  • The approximate date the event occurred.

Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then:
⇒Select "County"
⇒Select "Record Type, Box, Folder, Case and Year Range"

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Utah, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Utah Archives and Libraries.


Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing State Archives, Salt Lake City.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001.

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