Davis County, Utah Genealogy
The Davis County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, birth, marriage, death, and more since 1852, when the county was formed. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as cemeteries, censuses, church, court, land, probate, and obituaries.
|Dates for major county records|
|For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties|
|Davis County, Utah|
Location in the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
|Founded||March 3, 1852|
|Address|| Davis County Memorial Courthouse |
28 East State Street
Farmington, UT 84025
|Named for: David Coon Davis|
- 1 Helpful Facts
- 2 Resources
- 2.1 Bible Records
- 2.2 Biography
- 2.3 Business Records and Commerce
- 2.4 Cemeteries
- 2.5 Census
- 2.6 Churches and Religious Groups
- 2.7 Court Records
- 2.8 Directories
- 2.9 Ethnic and Other Groups
- 2.10 Funeral Homes
- 2.11 Gazetteers
- 2.12 Genealogy
- 2.13 History
- 2.14 Land and Property
- 2.15 Maps
- 2.16 Migration
- 2.17 Military
- 2.18 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 2.19 Newspapers
- 2.20 Obituaries
- 2.21 Periodicals
- 2.22 Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.
- 2.23 Probate Records
- 2.24 Public Records
- 2.25 Resource Repositories
- 2.26 Taxation
- 2.27 Vital Records
- 2.28 Voting Registers
- 3 Towns and Communities
- 4 Description and Travel
- 5 References
Davis County Courthouse
P O Box 618
Farmington, Ut 84025-0618
County Clerk has marriage records.
Clerk Distric Court has divorce, probate and court records.
Davis County, Utah Genealogy was created March 3, 1852 from: Salt Lake
|Before the county was created—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent counties.|
See UT: Index of Counties... from Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, for a timeline of boundary changes for Davis County, Utah Genealogy.
Neighboring CountiesDavis County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Box Elder | Morgan | Salt Lake | Tooele | Weber
- Biographies(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Davis County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Business Records and Commerce
The larger cities of Davis County have their own cemeteries, but some of the smaller towns do not. For a listing, refer to Davis County Cemeteries page on The Davis County UTGenWeb Project site, a member of The UTGenWeb Project.
- Davis County Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site
- USGenWeb Archives, Davis County, Utah Clinton City Cemetery.
- USGenWeb Archives, Davis County, Utah Syracuse Cemetery.
- Utah Gravestone Photo Project for Kaysville City Cemetery.
- Kaysville City Interment Register Vol A-E 1869-1982 in included in the FS digital colleciton Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001.
- Syracuse Memorial Park BillionGraves. Despite the name, the cemetery is not in Syracuse, but rather, in Clearfield.
- Clearfield City Cemetery, Clearfield BillionGraves
The 1850 , 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Davis 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.
- 1850 (1851)
- USGenWeb Archives Davis County, Utah Census Index.
- Census records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Davis County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Churches and Religious Groups
- Church Records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Davis 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
|Davis County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches|
Stake(s): Mount Ogden Stake, Utah · South Davis Stake, Utah · North Ogden Stake, Utah · Weber Stake, Utah
Ethnic and Other Groups
Named for David Coon Davis (d. 1850), Captain of Company E, in the Mormon Battalion, early leader in Davis County. David C. Davis settled on Davis Creek, on what is now Farmington in 1849.
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia .
Land and Property
Tip: FamilySearch's Grantee Index [to Deeds] Vol 1, 1884-1907 on-line digital image collection contains abt 372 images. Things are arranged alphabetically by first letter of surname, but the "C"s for filing dates of 1907 have addition index pages starting on image 366 --this is between the "W"s which run in images 340-365 and the "Y"s which start on image 370.
Wiki articles describing online collection are found at:
Herdsmen branded their cattle to keep track of stray animals. A 1913 directory displays the marks used by various Davis County, Utah Genealogy cattle owners:
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:
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).
Davis County Memorial Courthouse
Family History Centers
search parent counties
For divorce, see Court Records.
Davis county Register of Deaths 1905 - 1952 -available in Vital Records section of "Utah, Davis County Records, 1869-1953" FamilySearch Historical Records Collection.
Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed at https://www.familysearch.org/ . 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 for death before 1904
Death Record Substitutes
Towns and Communities
Farmington -- The county seat of Davis County, Farmington has many well-preserved historic buildings, some of which are on the National Register, and many of which have been identified by the Farmington Historic Preservation Commission. The city was one of the earliest communities in Utah and has a history.
Description and Travel