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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Daggett County, Utah|Daggett]] | [[Duchesne County, Utah|Duchesne]] | [[Morgan County, Utah|Morgan]] | [[Rich County, Utah|Rich]] | [[Salt Lake County, Utah|Salt Lake]] | [[Wasatch County, Utah|Wasatch]] | '''Wyoming counties''': [[Sweetwater County, Wyoming|Sweetwater]] | [[Uinta County, Wyoming|Uinta]]
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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Daggett County, Utah|Daggett]] | [[Duchesne County, Utah|Duchesne]] | [[Morgan County, Utah|Morgan]] | [[Rich County, Utah|Rich]] | [[Salt Lake County, Utah|Salt Lake]] | [[Wasatch County, Utah|Wasatch]] | '''Wyoming counties''': [[Sweetwater County, Wyoming|Sweetwater]] | [[Uinta County, Wyoming|Uinta]] {{Summit County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}  
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
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==== Funeral Homes  ====
 
==== Funeral Homes  ====
  
[http://www.walker-mortuary.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=13395 Walker Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home & Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref><br>168 South Main St., Coalville, UT 84017<br> Phone: 435-336-5521<br> Fax: 435-829-6337  
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[http://www.walker-mortuary.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=13395 Walker Mortuary]<ref>''Funeral Home &amp; Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref><br>168 South Main St., Coalville, UT 84017<br> Phone: 435-336-5521<br> Fax: 435-829-6337  
  
[http://www.crandallfhevanston.com/ Crandall Funeral Home]<ref>''Funeral Home & Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.</ref><br>105 Center St.<br>Kamas, UT 84036<br>Phone: 435-783-4786
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[http://www.crandallfhevanston.com/ Crandall Funeral Home]<ref>''Funeral Home &amp; Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.</ref><br>105 Center St.<br>Kamas, UT 84036<br>Phone: 435-783-4786  
  
 
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[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Summit+County+Utah&hl=en&sll=41.091899,-81.559643&sspn=0.80625,1.234589&hnear=Summit,+Utah&t=m&z=9 Google highway map of Summit County] 2012
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[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Summit+County+Utah&hl=en&sll=41.091899,-81.559643&sspn=0.80625,1.234589&hnear=Summit,+Utah&t=m&z=9 Google highway map of Summit County] 2012  
  
 
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===== Birth  =====
 
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:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed on 13 January 1854.''
 
:''{{PAGENAME}} was formed on 13 January 1854.''
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:*See also other records that give birth information, such as [[Summit County, Utah#Death|Death records]], [[Summit County, Utah#Census|Census]], [[Summit County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Summit County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
 
:*See also other records that give birth information, such as [[Summit County, Utah#Death|Death records]], [[Summit County, Utah#Census|Census]], [[Summit County, Utah#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Summit County, Utah#Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
 
:*See also [[Summit County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties{{UTBirthInfoNeighboring}}
 
:*See also [[Summit County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties{{UTBirthInfoNeighboring}}
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:*1892-1897 Park City birth register [http://archives.utah.gov/research/inventories/85147.html inventory of series 85147] by the City Recorder at Utah State Archives. Not online, no index.
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:*1892-1897 Park City birth register [http://archives.utah.gov/research/inventories/85147.html inventory of series 85147] by the City Recorder at Utah State Archives. Not online, no index.  
:**FamilySearch Library copy: {{FHL|1654376|film|disp=Film 1654376}}
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:**FamilySearch Library copy: {{FHL|1654376|film|disp=Film 1654376}}  
:*1898-1905 Series #84238 at [http://archives.utah.gov/research/inventories/83862.html Utah State Archives]. Not online, no online index. There are no names of children in the records.
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:*1898-1905 Series #84238 at [http://archives.utah.gov/research/inventories/83862.html Utah State Archives]. Not online, no online index. There are no names of children in the records.  
 
:**Copies available through FamilySearch Library copy: {{FHL|481098|disp=FSL film 481098}}.  
 
:**Copies available through FamilySearch Library copy: {{FHL|481098|disp=FSL film 481098}}.  
:**Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.
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:**Idea: use censuses and church records to learn those missing children's names.  
 
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[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah State Burial Index]  
 
[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah State Burial Index]  
  
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==== Voting Registers  ====
 
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Revision as of 18:14, 2 November 2012

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Dates for major county records[1]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1887-present 1898-present 1856, 1860... 1862-present 1866-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties
Summit County, Utah
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Location in the state of Utah
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Facts
Founded January 13, 1854
County Seat Coalville
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Helpful Facts

County Courthouse

Summit County Courthouse
P O Box 128
Coalville, UT 84017
Phone: 435-336-3203

County Clerk has birth records 1898-1905, death records 1898-1901, marriage records from 1888, divorce, and probate records from 1896.
County Recorder has land records.[2]

Parent Counties

Summit County, Utah Genealogy was created January 13, 1854 from: Salt Lake and Green River

Neighboring Counties

Summit County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Daggett | Duchesne | Morgan | Rich | Salt Lake | Wasatch | Wyoming counties: Sweetwater | Uinta
Summit CountyRich CountyMorgan CountyWeber CountyDavis CountySalt Lake CountyUtah CountyWasatch CountyDuchesne CountyUintah CountyDaggett CountySweetwater CountyUinta CountyWyomingSummit4.JPG


Resources

  • Resources (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Summit County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Bible Records

  • Resources(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Summit County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Biography

  • Resources(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Summit County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Summit county cemeteries at theUtah State Historical site
Wallsburg Cemetery, Wallsburg BillionGraves

USGenWeb Archives Summit County, Utah  appears to be a partial list of individuals in three cemeteries. 
 

  • Cemeteries(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Summit County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Individual cemeteries:

Census

The 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Summit 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.

  • 1856
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Churches and Religious Groups

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Cluff
  • Coalville
  • Echo
  • Francis (Kamas)
  • Grass Creek
  • Henefer
  • Hoytsville
  • Kamas
  • Marion
  • Oakley
  • Park City
  • Park City 1
  • Park City 2
  • Parley's Park
  • Peoa
  • Rockport
  • Upton
  • Wanship
  • Woodland

Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Summit 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 Church Records. 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.

Court Records

  • Court Records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Summit County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Directories

  • Directories (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Summit County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Walker Mortuary[3]
168 South Main St., Coalville, UT 84017
Phone: 435-336-5521
Fax: 435-829-6337

Crandall Funeral Home[4]
105 Center St.
Kamas, UT 84036
Phone: 435-783-4786

Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.
  • Genealogy(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Summit County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

History

The county is so named because it includes 39 of the highest mountain peaks in Utah. Its mean elevation is 8,388 feet (2,557 m) above sea level, which is the second-highest of any county outside of Colorado.

  • History(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Summit County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
History Timeline

NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Summit county.

  •  1850.  A Mormon pioneer, Parley P. Pratt, was sent to this valley from Salt Lake City by Brigham Young to check on the possibility of establishing settlements along the Weber River and the nearby Provo River. His report was, ". . . a good valley, abundant grass and plenty of water". 
  • 1853.  The first white man to winter in Oakley, was Thomas Rhodes. An explorer, trapper, prospector, part-time farmer, and close friend of Brigham Young, he was occasionally called from his California prospecting by Brigham Young when there was a need for money for the church. Rhodes would disappear for a week or so into the Uinta Mountains and return with a supply of gold.
  • 1854.  January 13 - Summit County was created from Salt Lake County and Green River district (old) which extended into what is now southwest portion of Wyoming at the time.
  • 1854/1858.  In 1854 the territorial government in Utah offered a $1000 reward to anyone who could find coal within 40 miles of Salt Lake City. Four years later, Thomas Rhodes found a coal vein in the Chalk Creek area, and coal mining began in earnest. Hundreds of tons of coal were shipped to Salt Lake City, and soon a narrow gauge railroad was built. The settlement was renamed Coalville as a result of this early success mining coal.
  • 1859.  Coalville was founded by William Henderson Smith, an early Mormon freighter. He noticed that wheat spilled by other wagons moving through the area would grow to maturity. He subsequently convinced four families to settle in the area with him. The settlement was originally called Chalk Creek.
  • 1868.  The first settlers in Oakley were William Stevens and wife, Emma Crowden Stevens. Soon to follow were relatives and friends, among them the Fraziers, Hortins, Richards, Wildes and Gibbons, to name a few; all these names are still prominent in the town.
  • 1880's.  Oakley's land was originally purchased from the Union Pacific Company by the early settlers in the land sale of the 1880s.
  • 1886/1887.  Oakley's original name was "Oak Creek", derived from the name of a creek that ran just east of the present town site and that was thickly overgrown with oak trees. The town changed its name to "Oakley" in late 1886 or early 1887; the new name was chosen from many names submitted by the settlers in a contest.

Land and Property

Herdsmen branded their cattle to keep track of stray animals. A 1913 directory displays the marks used by various Summit County, Utah Genealogy cattle owners:

  • Peterson, H.F. Brand Directory, Comprising Davis, Weber, Summit, Morgan, Wasatch, Part of Utah and Part of Uintah Counties. Wanship, Utah: H.F. Peterson, 1913. Digital version at Internet Archive.


Maps

Google highway map of Summit County 2012

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Summit County, Utah Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

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:

Periodicals

  • Newspapers(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Summit County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

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).


Probate Records

  • Newspapers(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Summit County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Public Records

  • Newspapers(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Summit County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Resource Repositories

Courthouses

www.co.summit.ut.us/
60 North Main Street
P.O. Box 128
Coalville, UT 84017
435-336-3200

County seat: Coalville

Family History Centers
Libraries
  • Resource(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Summit County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Societies

Taxation

  • Newspapers(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Summit County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.

Vital Records

  • Vital Records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Summit County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Birth
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Summit County, Utah Genealogy. Also available: How to Find Birth Information in Utah.
Follow the suggestions under the year span that matches when your ancestor was born:
Before 1854
Summit County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 13 January 1854.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
1854-1892
No birth records were created for Summit County, Utah Genealogy by either by county or state civil authorities in this time period.
Follow these suggestions to find birth information for this time period:
1892-present
County clerks became responsible for recording births beginning in 1898. In 1905, the State Department of Health assumed responsibility and required the counties to forward copies of the records to them.



Records open to the public
Birth records created more than 100 years ago State Department of Health Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates page. are open to the public.
Restricted records
Access to official birth records within 100 years is restricted to those who meet certain requirements. Order copies:
  • Office of Vital Records and Statistics, 288 North 1460 West, Salt Lake City, Utah, Phone: (801) 538-6105. How to order online, by mail, or in person.

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Marriage
Death

Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the  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

Death Record Substitutes

  • 1870 - U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 at Ancestry ($). Includes 1870 Summit County, Utah Genealogy mortality schedule.

Voting Registers

Towns and Communities

Populated Places

  • Cities: Coalville | Echo | Henefer (Originally Heneferville) | Hoytsville| Kamas | Park City | Wanship

Daughters of Utah pioneers wrote a small history titled: "Henefer Our Valley Home" available on microfilm from the Family History Library.

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 676-677. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Summit County, Utah Page 688 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Funeral Home & Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  4. Funeral Home & Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,938.
  5. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  6. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  7. "Summit County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Summit/, accessed 1 February 2012.