Uintah County, Utah Genealogy
The Uintah County, Utah genealogy guide to find parents, birth, marriage, death, and more since 1880, when the county was formed. This page lists online, published, and original resources, such as cemeteries, censuses, church, court, land, probate, and obituaries.
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|Uintah County, Utah|
Location in the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
|Founded||February 18, 1880|
|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 Churches and Religious Groups
- 3.7 Court Records
- 3.8 Directories
- 3.9 Ethnic and Other Groups
- 3.10 Funeral Homes
- 3.11 Folklore
- 3.12 Gazetteers
- 3.13 Genealogy
- 3.14 History
- 3.15 Land and Property
- 3.16 Law and Legislation
- 3.17 Maps
- 3.18 Migration
- 3.19 Military
- 3.20 Nataive Races
- 3.21 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 3.22 Newspapers
- 3.23 Obituaries
- 3.24 Officials and Employees
- 3.25 Periodicals
- 3.26 Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.
- 3.27 Probate Records
- 3.28 Public Records
- 3.29 Resource Repositories
- 3.30 Taxation
- 3.31 Vital Records
- 3.32 Voting Registers
- 4 Towns and Communities
- 5 References
Uintah Courty Courthouse
147 East Main Street
Vernal, UT 84078
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records.
County Recorder has land records.
Uintah County, Utah Genealogy was created February 18, 1880 from: Wasatch
|Before the county was created—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent counties.|
- Boundary changes timeline for Uintah County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
Neighboring CountiesUintah County, Utah Genealogy is surrounded by: Carbon | Daggett | Duchesne | Emery | Grand | Colorado Counties: Garfield | Moffat | Rio Blanco
- Biographies(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Uintah County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
Business Records and Commerce
- Cemetery Records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Uintah County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
USGenWeb Archives Uintah County, Utah contains a partial list of cemeteries and names.
Link to the Uintah County Cemetery Records. Uintah County Library
- Deadmans Grave
- Dry Fork Cemetery
- Fairview Cemetery
- Fort Duchesne Cemetery
- Harms Cemetery
- Hayden Cemetery
- Jensen Cemetery
- Lapoint Cemetery
- Randlett Cemetery
- Reeds Cemetery
- Rock Point Cemetery
- Tridell Cemetery
- Uintah and Ouray Indian Cemetery
- Vernal Memorial Park
- White Rocks Cemetery
Uintah county cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site
The 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Uintah 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.
Churches and Religious Groups
- Church Records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Uintah 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
|Uintah County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches|
Stake(s): Uintah Stake, Utah
Ethnic and Other Groups
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wikipedia for Uintah county.
Land and Property
The Uintah County Recorder's office has historical land records for Uintah County from 1894 to the present.
Herdsmen branded their cattle to keep track of stray animals. A 1913 directory displays the marks used by various Uintah County, Utah Genealogy cattle owners:
Law and Legislation
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: Vernal
Family History Centers
Western Heritage Museum
search parent counties
Marriage License Division / County Clerk
Birth & Death Certificates
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 for death before 1904
Towns and Communities