Sanpete County, Utah Genealogy
|Sanpete County, Utah|
Location in the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
|Founded||March 3, 1852|
|Named for: |
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
1852--Sanpete County was created 3 March 1852 as an original county.
County seat: Manti 
Although the first Scandinavian settlers, consisting of mostly Danish immigrants, may have reached the Sanpete Valley as early as 1852, the main influx didn’t begin until 1853 and 1854. Upon arriving, the first group of Scandinavians joined other settlers in present-day Ephraim. For more information on the Scandinavian settlements in Sanpete County, see this article 
The Utah State History Cemetery and Burials Database has records from these Sanpete county cemeteries: Centerfield, Chester, Dover, Fairview (upper and lower indexed together), Fayette, Fountain Green, Freedom, Gunnison, Indianola, Manti, Mt. Pleasant, Spring City Pioneer Cemetery, Sterling, Wales, Yorgason Family Cemetery. (current as of May 2009)
Ephraim Park Cemetery. The City of Ephraim is putting Park Cemetery online.
Ephraim Pioneer Cemetery. This is an individual project - the result of transcribing the cemetery's internment records and posting them at findagrave.com. (project not yet complete as of May 2009)
The 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Sanpete 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.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- Ephraim N.
- Ephraim S.
- Ephraim W.
- Fairview N.
- Fairview S.
- Manti Center
- Manti N.
- Manti S.
- Moroni E.
- Moroni W.
- Mt. Pleasant
- Mt. Pleasant N.
- Mt. Pleasant S.
- Spring City
Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Sanpete County Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the Family History Library Catalog at https://www.familysearch.org/. Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.
- One major resouce for newspapers throughout Utah is the University of Utah's Utah Digital Newspapers project "with more than 600,000 pages of digitized Utah historical newspapers." One newspaper from Sanpete County is included in this digital project, the Manti Messenger. Read more... about using Utah newspapers for your family history research.
Sanpete County Birth Register, 1898-1904 are online and also at the Utah State Division of Archives and Records
The Sanpete County marriage records index is available online from 1850.This list is alphabetical by surname of the groom. Each entry shows groom's and bride’s full names, certificate number, and complete date of marriage. 
Sanpete County Death Register 1898-1904. The scanned images are online and searchable at the Utah State Division of Archives & Records Services.
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
Societies and Libraries
The Mt. Pleasant Pioneer Historical Association is a non-profit organization. We have our own blog: http://mtpleasantpioneer.blogspot.com/ . We feature a Pioneer of the Month, Pictures from the Past, Pioneer Recipes, as well a current events with an historical theme. Current names and histories that can be found there are: Wheelock, Christensen, Madsen, Anderson, Tidwell, Burns, Hyde, Peel, Farnworth, Coates and many others. We also have a Tombstone Page where actual photographs of the headstones can be seen.
This Mt. Pleasant Pioneer Historical Association are the owners of the Mt. Pleasant Relic Home and Blacksmith Shop located at 150 South State in Mt. Pleasant. During the Summer months we hope to be open every day from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. We feature artifacts, Photos, Histories, Genealogical Information of the Pioneer Era. We are also encouraging and accerpting all biographies and histories of anyone who has ever lived in Mt. Pleasant.
- Utah GenWeb project - Sanpete County. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Mt. Pleasant, Utah Pioneer Histories, Biographies, Photos and More
- Sanpete County, Utah Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Scandinavian Heritage Festival
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).