Utah, United States Genealogy

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Utah, United States Genealogy

Utah is a western state of the United States. It was the 45th state admitted to the Union, on January 4, 1896.

Approximately eighty percent of Utah's population live along the Wasatch Front, centering around Salt Lake City. In contrast, vast expanses of the state are nearly uninhabited, making the population the sixth most urbanized in the U.S.

The name "Utah" is derived from the Ute Indian language, meaning "people of the mountains."

Utah Research Topics


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  • The new RootsTech genealogy and technology conference is coming to Salt Lake City, Utah February 10-12, 2011.

Counties of Utah

Utah county creation dates and parent county details will assist you in determining which county would have the records you are seeking. Utah currently has 29 counties:
Box Elder CountyCache CountyRich CountyWeber CountyMorgan CountyDavis CountySalt Lake CountyTooele CountyJuab CountyUtah CountyWasatch CountyDuchesne CountySummit CountyDaggett CountyUintah CountyCarbon CountySanpete CountyMillard CountySevier CountyEmery CountyGrand CountyBeaver CountyPiute CountyWayne CountySan Juan CountyGarfield CountyIron CountyWashington CountyKane CountyUtahmap.png

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Did You Know?

The members of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP) have prepared and collected thousands of biographies of early pioneers (1847-1869). A pioneer is an ancestor who came to the Utah Territory/State of Deseret; died crossing the plains; or was born in the Utah Territory/State of Deseret before May 10, 1869, the coming of the railroad. If your ancestor does not fit into this criteria, they will not have a history. Also available are photographs of many of the early LDS church members. You can search for a pioneer on their website and then request a copy of their biography. Read more...

Research Tools

Websites for death records in the state of Utah:

Things you can do

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Some fun things to do in Utah that would also be related to understanding the locality where your ancestors lived include:

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