Utah, Tooele County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Utah, Tooele County Records, 1855-1956 .
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|Tooele, Utah, United States|
|Flag of Utah|
|Location of Tooele County, Utah|
|Location of Utah|
What is in the Collection?
Tooele County was created March 3, 1852. This collection consists of the following records and indexes from the county courthouse in Tooele:
- Marriage affidavits (1887-1937)
- Grantor and grantee indexes, deeds, land abstracts and other indexes (1856-1920)
- Discharges (1919-1947)
- Naturalization records (1907-1945)
- Probate records - will index (1887-1955)
This collection is being published as images become available.
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The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:
- Name of primary individual
- Event date and place
- Residence, gender and age
- Names of parents
- Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
- Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
- Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
- Names of witnesses
- Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
- Description and value of property or land
How Search the Collection
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
- The place where the event occurred
- The approximate date the event occurred
- The name of the individual or individuals
Searching the Collection
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Record Category" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" category which takes you to the images
Many of these volumes have indexes at the beginning or end. You should search these first. If your ancestor is in the index download a copy or write down the page numbers listed for your ancestor. You can then quickly turn to those pages.
If you do not find your ancestor in the index, look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
- Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
- Use the birth date or age to find birth records identifying parents.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church, land, and census records which can identify more family members.
- Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- Every other page of the will index is blank.
- Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
- Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800's and records of residents are often found in neighboring counties.
- There is some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
- The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
- The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
- Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?
- Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
- Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
|Don't overlook FHL Keyword Utah, Tooele items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article Utah Archives and Libraries. For additional information about this county see the wiki article Tooele County, Utah.|
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Citing this Collection
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- "Utah, Tooele County Records, 1855 - 1956" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Tooele County Clerk. Tooele County Courthouse, Tooele, Utah.
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