Tooele County, Utah Genealogy
The Tooele 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|
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|Tooele County, Utah|
Location in the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
|Founded||March 3, 1852|
|Named for: |
- 1 Helpful Facts
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 Resources
- 3.1 Bible Records
- 3.2 Biography
- 3.3 Business Records and Commerce
- 3.4 Cemeteries
- 3.5 Census
- 3.6 Church History
- 3.7 Churches and Religious Groups
- 3.8 Court Records
- 3.9 Directories
- 3.10 Emigration and Immigration
- 3.11 Ethnic and Other Groups
- 3.12 Funeral Homes
- 3.13 Gazetteers
- 3.14 Genealogy
- 3.15 Guardianship
- 3.16 History
- 3.17 Land and Property
- 3.18 Maps
- 3.19 Migration
- 3.20 Military
- 3.21 Minorities - History
- 3.22 Native Races - Genealogy
- 3.23 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 3.24 Newspapers
- 3.25 Obituaries
- 3.26 Officials and Employees
- 3.27 Periodicals
- 3.28 Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.
- 3.29 Population
- 3.30 Probate Records
- 3.31 Public Records
- 3.32 Resource Repositories
- 3.33 Taxation
- 3.34 Vital Records
- 3.35 Voting Registers
- 4 Towns and Communities
- 5 References
Tooele County Courthouse
47 South Main Street
Tooele, Ut 84074
County Clerk has birth and death records 1897-1905 and marriage records from 1887.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.
County Recorder has land records.
Tooele County, Utah Genealogy was created March 3, 1852 as an original county from Utah Territory lands.
|Records about Tooele County, Utah Genealogy residents are often found in neighboring counties.|
- Boundary changes timeline for Tooele County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
Neighboring CountiesTooele County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Box Elder | Davis | Juab | Salt Lake | Utah | Weber | Nevada counties: Elko | White Pine
- Biographies(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Tooele County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Business Records and Commerce
Compendium Resources for Tooele Cemeteries
- Records of cemeteries (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Tooele County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
- Tooele county cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site
- LDS Cemetery Records US Vol. 21 page 188 - Mercur Cemetery
- USGenWeb Archives Tooele County, Utah gives names of individuals buried in the Old Pioneer Cemetery from 1849 - 1867 and later removed to the New Cemetery.
- USGenWeb Archives Tooele County, Utah provides information on the Woodmen of the World burials
- Chief Green Jacket Grave, Vernon BillionGraves
- Iosepa Cemetery BillionGraves. This cemetery is some distance from any town, and may have been associated with a settlement by the same name. It is in the next valley west of Tooele Valley, where most of today's popuation is. To reach it, you have to use Skull Valley Road or State Highway U-196. However, that number may not be on signs, as this road was assigned to get a number by the state legislature during a bitter legal dispute over a proposed nuclear waste repository somewhat further south of this cemetery's location in the early 2000s, and hence not even the freeway exit sign off I-80 may have this number on it.
- Stockton Cemetery, Stockton BillionGraves
- Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele BillionGraves.
- Utah, State Archives a collection digitized by FamilySearch (free), includes a 1855-1990 cemetery/burial card index of the Grantsville City Cemetery. Information on these alphabatical-by-surname cards reflects access to sexton records. Also available is Grantsville, Tooele County, Utah Cemetery, 1846-1999 Ancestry.com ($) Cemetery information was cross-referenced with records at the Grantsville City records office.
- Census records(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Tooele County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
The 1850 , 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Tooele 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 of Tooele County, Utah provides the 1850 census records
- Church History (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Tooele 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 Tooele 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
|Tooele County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches|
Stake(s): Tooele Stake, Utah Dugway · Erda · Ibapah · Rush Valley · Stansbury Park · Wendover |}
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic and Other Groups
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Tooele County.
A History of Tooele County available online at Marriott Library Digital Collections.
Land and Property
Early migration routes to and from Tooele County, Utah Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:
Minorities - History
Native Races - Genealogy
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:
Officials and Employees
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).
County seat: Tooele
Family History Centers
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Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the 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. More infomation at Utah Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Utah State Burial Index for death before 1904
Tooele Genweb site has further information on Births, Marriages, Deaths record sources.
Death Record Substitutes
Towns and Communities