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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah|Utah][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Wasatch County'''[[Image:US-40 scenic overlook 2005-10-14.jpg|frame|right|325x215px|<center>Scenic view overlooking
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah Genealogy|Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Wasatch County''' ''
US-40, east of Heber City, Wasatch CO., Utah</center>]]
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Guide to '''Wasatch County, Utah ancestry, family history, and genealogy'''. [[Wasatch County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Wasatch County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Wasatch County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Wasatch County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Wasatch County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Wasatch County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Wasatch County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Wasatch County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1862, when the [[Wasatch County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]].  [[Image:US-40 scenic overlook 2005-10-14.jpg|thumb|right|300px|US-40 scenic overlook, Wasatch County, Utah]]
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<br><br>{{Click|Image:UT_ORP.png|Utah Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>  
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<br><br> '''Quick start:'''
  
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*[[Wasatch County, Utah#Census|Census]]  
Guide to Wasatch County, Utah genealogy. [[Wasatch County, Utah#Birth|Birth records]], [[Wasatch County, Utah#Marriage|marriage]] and [[Wasatch County, Utah#Death|death records]], [[Wasatch County, Utah#Cemeteries|cemeteries]], [[Wasatch County, Utah#Census|census]], [[Wasatch County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|church records]], [[Wasatch County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate records]], and [[Wasatch County, Utah#Obituaries|obituaries]]—resources to find parents and family history since 1862, when the [[Wasatch County, Utah#Parent_Counties|county was formed]].<br>
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*[[Wasatch County, Utah#Birth|Birth]]  
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*[[Wasatch County, Utah#Marriage|Marriage]]  
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*[[Wasatch County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Church]]
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
| county = Wasatch County
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|county = Wasatch County
 
| county_map = Ut-wasatch.png
 
| county_map = Ut-wasatch.png
 
| state = Utah
 
| state = Utah
 
| founded year = 1862
 
| founded year = 1862
 
| founded date = January 17
 
| founded date = January 17
| seat wl = Heber City
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| seat = Heber City
 
| building image =  
 
| building image =  
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| building address = [http://www.co.wasatch.ut.us/contact_us.aspx Wasatch County Administration Building]<br>25 North Main Street<br>Heber City, Ut 84032<br>Phone: 435-654-3211
 
| web = www.co.wasatch.ut.us/
 
| web = www.co.wasatch.ut.us/
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=== Helful Facts  ===
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=== County Facts  ===
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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==== Records Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
  
{{PAGENAME}} was created January 17, 1862 from: [[Davis County, Utah|Davis]] | [[Green River County, Utah|Green River (old)]]  
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{{PAGENAME}} was created January 17, 1862 from: [[Davis County, Utah Genealogy|Davis]] | [[Green River County, Utah Genealogy|Green River (old)]]  
  
 
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===== Boundary Changes  =====
 
===== Boundary Changes  =====
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For animated maps illustrating Utah County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/utah/ "Rotating Formation Utah County Boundary Maps"] (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#WASATCH Boundary changes timeline] for {{PAGENAME}} from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''.
 
*[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Utah/documents/UT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#WASATCH Boundary changes timeline] for {{PAGENAME}} from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's ''Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries''.
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
{{PAGENAME}}is surrounded by: [[Duchesne County, Utah|Duchesne]] | [[Salt Lake County, Utah|Salt Lake]] | [[Summit County, Utah|Summit]] | [[Utah County, Utah|Utah]] {{Wasatch County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}  
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{{PAGENAME}}is surrounded by: [[Duchesne County, Utah Genealogy|Duchesne]] | [[Salt Lake County, Utah Genealogy|Salt Lake]] | [[Summit County, Utah Genealogy|Summit]] | [[Utah County, Utah Genealogy|Utah]] {{Wasatch County, Utah Clickable Neighbors}}  
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to {{PAGENAME}} entries with names, images, or information.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Utah, Wasatch|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Wasatch County, Utah#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Wasatch - Biography|subject|disp=Biographies}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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See [[United States Business Records]]<br> See also [[Utah Business Records]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
{{UTCoCemeteries}}  
 
{{UTCoCemeteries}}  
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*'''To 1966''' - {{RecordSearch|1542862|Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*Published transcripts of cemetery records are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Wasatch,|place|disp=town level}} (space, then select the town) or the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Wasatch|place|disp=county level}} (select '''Cemeteries''').
  
 
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| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2078505 Early Church Info File]  
 
| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2078505 Early Church Info File]  
 
| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/utah/wasatch.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
 
| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/utah/wasatch.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
 
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah Cemeteries and Burial Database] (Select the county)
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [https://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemeteries Utah Cemeteries and Burial Database]
 
| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Wasatch+County%2C+Utah%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
 
| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Wasatch+County%2C+Utah%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
 
| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ut/wasatch/wasatch.htm UTGenWeb Cemeteries]
 
| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ut/wasatch/wasatch.htm UTGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Utah&county=Wasatch&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]  
 
| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Utah&county=Wasatch&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]  
 
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchcemetery Utah Cemeteries Search] (Select the county)
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [https://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemeteries Utah Cemeteries Search]  
 
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Wasatch/cem/ Linkpendium]  
 
| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Wasatch/cem/ Linkpendium]  
 
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://genealogytrails.com/utah/wasatch/cems.htm Genealogy Trails]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1542862 Veterans to 1966]  
 
| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1542862 Veterans to 1966]  
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*{{FHL|Utah, Wasatch - Cemetery|subject|disp=Cemetery Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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'''[https://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemeteries Cemeteries]''' at the Utah State Historical site
  
'''[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/cemeteryresults Wasatch county cemeteries]''' at the Utah State Historial site
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}
 
  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/wasatch/cemeteries/hebercem.txt USGenWeb Archives] contains names of individuals buried in the Heber City Cemetery.  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/wasatch/cemeteries/hebercem.txt USGenWeb Archives] contains names of individuals buried in the Heber City Cemetery.  
  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107637 Midway City Cemetery, Midway] BillionGraves
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=collection%2F2001084%2Fwaypoints Utah, State Archives] a collection digitized by FamilySearch (free), includes 1918-1991 Charleston Interment/Disinterment Registers and also the Charleston Sexton records.
*{{RecordSearch|2001084|Utah, State Archives|access=browse}} a collection digitized by FamilySearch (free), includes 1918-1991 Charleston Interment/Disinterment Registers and also the Charleston Sexton records.
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*See [[Utah Census|Utah Census]] for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.  
 
*See [[Utah Census|Utah Census]] for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.  
 
*See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|statewide printed indexes]], including 1856.
 
*See [[Utah Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|statewide printed indexes]], including 1856.
 
{{Tip|If you did not find a person or family in a census, check county indexes. Created by people familiar with the unique names of the area, county indexes may be in book form, in periodicals, or even on index cards in [[Wasatch County, Utah#Libraries|libraries]].}} <br>
 
  
 
==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Churches and Religious Groups  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Wasatch - Church Records|subject|disp=Church Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for {{PAGENAME}} at the {{FHL|United States, Utah, Wasatch, |place|disp=town level}} (space, then select a town) or {{FHL|United States, Utah, Wasatch|place|disp=county level}} (select '''Church''' topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
  
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)  =====
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)  =====
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'''List of [[Wasatch County, Utah LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Wasatch County stakes and wards]]''' to about 1948  
 
'''List of [[Wasatch County, Utah LDS Church Stakes and Wards|Wasatch County stakes and wards]]''' to about 1948  
  
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==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Wasatch - Court Records|subject|disp=Court Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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Many of your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can establish family relationships and places of residence, occupations, and other family history information. See [[Utah Court Records]] for the various courts through the years.
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For specialized court records, see [[Wasatch County, Utah#Divorce|Divorce]] {{·}} [[Wasatch County, Utah#Guardianship|Guardianship]] {{·}} [[Wasatch County, Utah#Land_and_Property|Land]] {{·}} [[Wasatch County, Utah#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization]] {{·}} [[Wasatch County, Utah#Probate_Records|Probate]]  
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
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==== Ethnic and Other Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic and Other Groups  ====
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==== Funeral Homes  ====
 
==== Funeral Homes  ====
  
[http://www.olpinhoopes.com/web/ Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home]<ref>''Funeral Home &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref><br>288 North Main St.<br>Heber City, Utah 84032<br>Phone: 435-654-1161  
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[http://www.olpinhoopes.com/web/ Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home]<ref>''Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory''.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.</ref><br>288 North Main St.<br>Heber City, Utah 84032<br>Phone: 435-654-1161  
  
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
 
{{CommunityTree}}[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utwasatc/Pedigrees/ UTGenWeb] has an index to pedigrees found in "Bookcase A."  
 
{{CommunityTree}}[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utwasatc/Pedigrees/ UTGenWeb] has an index to pedigrees found in "Bookcase A."  
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==== Guardianship  ====
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Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the [[Wasatch County, Utah#Probate_Records|probate]] and the Federal District courts. See [[Utah Court Records]].
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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Named for a Ute Indian word, meaning mountain pass or low place in the high mountains. The county seat is Heber City. It is largest city in the county.  
 
Named for a Ute Indian word, meaning mountain pass or low place in the high mountains. The county seat is Heber City. It is largest city in the county.  
  
*Embry, Jessie L. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=browse&smd=1&awdid=26 ''A history of Wasatch County''], Utah Centennial County History Series  
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*Embry, Jessie L. [http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=browse&smd=1&awdid=26 ''A history of Wasatch County''], Utah Centennial County History Series
*{{FHL|Utah, Wasatch - History|subject|disp=Histories}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
===== History Timeline  =====
 
===== History Timeline  =====
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*'''1860's/1870's.''' A large number of Swiss immigrants arrived, including the Gertsch,Boss, Huber, Kohler, Probst, Zenger, Durtschi, Krebs, Murri, and Abegglen families. Descendants of some of these families still live in Midway. The finding of silver, gold and lead sparked the first silver mines in Park City.  
 
*'''1860's/1870's.''' A large number of Swiss immigrants arrived, including the Gertsch,Boss, Huber, Kohler, Probst, Zenger, Durtschi, Krebs, Murri, and Abegglen families. Descendants of some of these families still live in Midway. The finding of silver, gold and lead sparked the first silver mines in Park City.  
 
*'''1861.''' John H. Van Wagoner constructed the first commercial gristmill. Bonner Mercantile Store was the first retail store.  
 
*'''1861.''' John H. Van Wagoner constructed the first commercial gristmill. Bonner Mercantile Store was the first retail store.  
*'''1862.''' Wasatch County was created 17 January 1862 from [[Davis County, Utah|Davis]] and Green River Counties (old). There is no longer a Green River County. '''County seat: '''Heber City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''1862.''' Wasatch County was created 17 January 1862 from [[Davis County, Utah Genealogy|Davis]] and Green River Counties (old). There is no longer a Green River County. '''County seat: '''Heber City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
*'''1862.''' Wallsburg was established.  
 
*'''1862.''' Wallsburg was established.  
 
*'''1877.''' The Charlston Ward was formed in July, with Nymphus C. Murdock as bishop.  
 
*'''1877.''' The Charlston Ward was formed in July, with Nymphus C. Murdock as bishop.  
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Wasatch - Land and Property|subject|disp=Land and Property Records}}{{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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Land records (especially deeds) often give the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or other clues for further research. They often have other clues for further research, such as witnesses or the other parties who may be relatives or in-laws. See [[Utah Land and Property]] for more.
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*County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.
  
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Wasatch - Military|subject|disp=Military Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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*'''To 1966''' - {{RecordSearch|1542862|Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932426|Utah, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2001084 Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001], a FamilySearch digital collection, contains certificates of naturalization, 1878-1896 and 1896-1933; declaration of intentions 1874-1896 and a1904-1906; petition and record 1907-1942.<br>
  
 
*{{RecordSearch|2001084|Utah, State Archives|access=browse}} a collection digitized by FamilySearch (free), includes 1896-1935 naturalization records.&nbsp;  
 
*{{RecordSearch|2001084|Utah, State Archives|access=browse}} a collection digitized by FamilySearch (free), includes 1896-1935 naturalization records.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7055 Wasatch County, Utah Naturalization Record Books, 1896-1906] Ancestry.com ($) Cites as its data source: Utah State Archives and Records Service. Series 84056.<br>  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7055 Wasatch County, Utah Naturalization Record Books, 1896-1906] Ancestry.com ($) Cites as its data source: Utah State Archives and Records Service. Series 84056.<br>  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7012 Wasatch County, Utah Citizenship Certificate Stubs, 1907-1924 ]Ancestry.com ($) Cites as its data source:&nbsp;Utah State Archives and Records Service. Series 85182.<br>  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7012 Wasatch County, Utah Citizenship Certificate Stubs, 1907-1924 ]Ancestry.com ($) Cites as its data source:&nbsp;Utah State Archives and Records Service. Series 85182.<br>
*{{FHL|Utah, Wasatch - Naturalization and Citizenship|subject|disp=Naturalization and Citizenship Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
 
  
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
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*{{UTDigitalNewspapers}}  
 
*{{UTDigitalNewspapers}}  
 
**''Wasatch Wave'', covering 1889 - 1922 is included.  
 
**''Wasatch Wave'', covering 1889 - 1922 is included.  
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Wasatch&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Utah&county=Wasatch&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Existing copies of newspapers]{{UTNewspaperChroniclingAmerica}}
**[[Wasatch County, Utah {{UTNewspaperCountybyTowns}}
 
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
{{UTObituariesBlurb}}  
 
{{UTObituariesBlurb}}  
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*'''1850 – 2005''' {{RecordSearch|2302011|Utah, Obituaries from Utah Newspapers, 1850-2005}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index 
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*'''To Present''' - Wasatch County Obituary Index at [[Heber City Utah Family History Center|Heber City Utah Family History Center]]. Lookups available upon request.
  
 
*'''Pre-1960''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utwasatc/Obits/ Wasatch County Pre-1960 Obituary Index] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utgenweb/ UTGenWeb] - free.  
 
*'''Pre-1960''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utwasatc/Obits/ Wasatch County Pre-1960 Obituary Index] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utgenweb/ UTGenWeb] - free.  
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*[[Wasatch County, Utah#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]  
 
*[[Wasatch County, Utah#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]  
*Local [[Wasatch County, Utah#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Wasatch County, Utah#Societies|Societies]], [[Wasatch County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]], or in family records.  
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*Local [[Wasatch County, Utah#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Wasatch County, Utah#Societies|Societies]], [[Wasatch County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]], or in family records.
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*Obituaries of [[Wasatch County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties|neighboring counties]]  
 
*Obituaries of [[Wasatch County, Utah#Neighboring_Counties|neighboring counties]]  
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*Newspapers of major cities: [[Utah Newspapers#Deseret_News|Deseret News]] and/or [[Utah Newspapers#The_Salt_Lake_Tribune|The Salt Lake Tribune]] both in Salt Lake City
 
*Newspapers of major cities: [[Utah Newspapers#Deseret_News|Deseret News]] and/or [[Utah Newspapers#The_Salt_Lake_Tribune|The Salt Lake Tribune]] both in Salt Lake City
  
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
*{{FHL|Utah, Wasatch - Probate Records|subject|disp=Probate Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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Probate cases include court actions regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. Records may locate relatives, provide death dates, and identify property. See [[Utah Probate Records]] for more information.
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*'''1800 – 1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9082 Utah Wills and Probate Records 1800-1985] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1851 – 1961''' {{RecordSearch|1916182|Utah Probate Records 1851-1961}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM99Q-7XR%3An345735123%3Fcc%3D1916182 Utah, Probate Records, 1851-1961] at FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)
  
 
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*{{FHL|Utah, Wasatch -Vital Records|subject|disp=Vital Records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[Washington County, Utah#Libraries|public libraries]].
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/ut-vital-records/ How to order Utah Vital Records] or download an application for Utah [https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/Birth.pdf Birth Certificate],&nbsp;[https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/MarriageDivorce.pdf Marriage or Divorce Certificate],&nbsp;[https://silver.health.utah.gov/applications/Death.pdf Death Certificate] Applications to mail.  
  
 
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:*'''1887-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1803977|Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
:*'''1887-2001''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utwasatc/marriages/index.htm Wasatch County Marriage Licenses Index (1887-2001)] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utgenweb/ UTGenWeb] - free.<br>
 
:*'''1887-2001''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utwasatc/marriages/index.htm Wasatch County Marriage Licenses Index (1887-2001)] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~utgenweb/ UTGenWeb] - free.<br>
  
:*'''1887-1906''' - '''[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].''' Includes Wasatch County 1887-1906.<ref>"Wasatch County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," ''Linkpendium,'' http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Wasatch/, accessed 1 February 2012.</ref>
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:*'''1887-1906''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]. Includes Wasatch County 1887-1906.<ref>"Wasatch County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," ''Linkpendium,'' http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Wasatch/, accessed 1 February 2012.</ref>
  
 
:*'''1916-present''' - [http://beta.co.wasatch.ut.us/sireapps/Marriage_License.aspx Marriage License Lookup (Beta Version] at [http://www.co.wasatch.ut.us/ Wasatch County Government] site - free.<br>
 
:*'''1916-present''' - [http://beta.co.wasatch.ut.us/sireapps/Marriage_License.aspx Marriage License Lookup (Beta Version] at [http://www.co.wasatch.ut.us/ Wasatch County Government] site - free.<br>
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Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See [[Utah Vital Records#Divorce_Records|Utah Vital Records]] for excellent information.
  
 
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'''''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.  
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*'''1904-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1747615|Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index and images . 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, birth date, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.  
  
'''[http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah State Burial Index]''' for death before 1904  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ut/wasatch/vitals/wasatch.txt USGenWeb Archives] contain the vital records of births in Wasatch County 1917-1918
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/utah/wasatch-county/ Wasatch County, UT History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101783184059839102203 Utah Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/238289959532145/ Utah Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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**[https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM9S5-Z4K%3A528487670%3Fcc%3D2001084 Utah State Archives records, 1848–2001]
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Resources for {{PAGENAME}} are available in repositories (such as libraries and archives) at all levels: the town, the county, the [[Utah Archives and Libraries|state]] (including [[Utah Archives and Libraries#University_Libraries_and_Special_Collections|universities]]), and the [[United States Archives and Libraries|nation]].  
  
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See these headings for {{PAGENAME}} details: [[Wasatch County, Utah#Courthouse|Courthouse]]{{·}}[[Wasatch County, Utah#FamilySearch_Centers|FamilySearch Centers]]{{·}}[[Wasatch County, Utah#Libraries|Libraries]]{{·}}[[Wasatch County, Utah#Societies|Societies]]
 
  
 
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[http://www.co.wasatch.ut.us/ www.co.wasatch.ut.us/]<br>Wasatch County Courthouse<br>25 North Main<br>Heber City, Utah 84032<br>Clerk/Auditor phone (435) 657-3190  
 
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Guide to Wasatch County, Utah ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage and death records, cemeteries, census, church records, probate records, and obituaries—resources to find parents and family history since 1862, when the county was formed.
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Wasatch County, Utah
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Map of Utah highlighting Wasatch County
Location in the state of Utah
Facts
Founded January 17, 1862
County Seat Heber City
Courthouse
Address Wasatch County Administration Building
25 North Main Street
Heber City, Ut 84032
Phone: 435-654-3211
Website: www.co.wasatch.ut.us
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County Facts

County Courthouse

Wasatch County Administration Building
25 North Main Street
Heber City, Ut 84032
Phone: 435-654-3211

County Clerk has birth and death records 1898-1905, marriage records from 1879, divorce and court records from 1898, probate Records from 1897, and land records from 1862.[1]

Dates for major county records[2]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1898-present 1887-present 1898-present 1870, 1880... 1862-present 1883-present
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent counties

Records Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Parent Counties

Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy was created January 17, 1862 from: Davis | Green River (old)

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Utah County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Utah County Boundary Maps" (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

  • Boundary changes timeline for Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

Neighboring Counties

Wasatch County, Utah Genealogyis surrounded by: Duchesne | Salt Lake | Summit | Utah
WasatchUtah CountyDuchesne CountySummit CountySalt Lake CountyMorgan CountyWasatch4.JPG


Resources

The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.

Bible Records

The term "Bible records" refers to the practice of keeping family dates and events in a family Bible. This was a common practice in many European countries and carried over to America. Many of these family Bible records are still in existence and preserved by the descendants of the immigrants. In some cases these family Bibles have found their way into libraries and other repositories.

For an explanation of how to find Bible records and for helpful links see Utah Bible Records. See also United States Bible Records.

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

See United States Business Records
See also Utah Business Records

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information. The spouse and children who died young are frequently buried nearby.

More than tombstone inscriptions, cemetery records include sextons (caretakers) records and interment (burial) records, each with slightly different information. See Utah Cemeteries.

  • Published transcripts of cemetery records are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog at the town level (space, then select the town) or the county level (select Cemeteries).
State and national resources for Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy cemeteries
Online Transcripts
(names) or Images
Published Grave
Transcripts
Lists of Cemeteries
in the County
FindAGrave FamilySearch Library (bullet above) FindAGrave
Early Church Info File USGenWeb Tombstone Project
Utah Cemeteries and Burial Database WorldCat UTGenWeb Cemeteries
Utah Gravestones Utah Periodicals Epodunk
UTGenWeb Cemeteries Utah Hometown Locator Cemeteries
Billion Graves Utah Cemeteries Search
Linkpendium
Veterans to 1966
See Utah Cemeteries for details about each site.

Cemeteries at the Utah State Historical site


USGenWeb Archives contains names of individuals buried in the Heber City Cemetery.

  • Utah, State Archives a collection digitized by FamilySearch (free), includes 1918-1991 Charleston Interment/Disinterment Registers and also the Charleston Sexton records.

Census

Census records 1850 and later list names, ages, and places of birth (state or nation) for everyone in the household. Censuses locate the family and have other clues to find more records about them.

Churches and Religious Groups

  • Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy at the town level (space, then select a town) or county level (select Church topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)

Historically, most people in Utah were Mormons. Their records are, therefore, very important for early Utah research. For additional information, see Tracing LDS Ancestors and Utah Church Records.

Click a church unit name in the chart below for its history, boundaries, and availability of records, which are often in microfilm format

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Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches

Stake(s): Wasatch Stake, Utah


Places: Charleston · Daniel · Heber  · Midway  · Wallsburg

List of Wasatch County stakes and wards to about 1948

Court Records

Many of your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can establish family relationships and places of residence, occupations, and other family history information. See Utah Court Records for the various courts through the years.

For specialized court records, see Divorce  · Guardianship  · Land  · Naturalization  · Probate

Directories

See Utah Directories

Ethnic and Other Groups

Funeral Homes

Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home[3]
288 North Main St.
Heber City, Utah 84032
Phone: 435-654-1161

Gazetteers

See Utah Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.
UTGenWeb has an index to pedigrees found in "Bookcase A."

Guardianship

Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the probate and the Federal District courts. See Utah Court Records.

History

Named for a Ute Indian word, meaning mountain pass or low place in the high mountains. The county seat is Heber City. It is largest city in the county.

History Timeline
  • Boundary changes timeline for Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

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

  • 1850's. Heber City was founded by English emigrants who were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the late 1850s, and is named after the Mormon apostle Heber C. Kimball.
  • 1858. A wagon road was completed through Provo Canyon, which brought the first settlers to the area. Two small communities were established: Mound City and a lower settlement sometimes referred to as Smiths Grove. Smiths Grove was first settled by the Robey, Epperson, Bronson, McCarroll, and Smith families. Indian hostilities grew, and territorial governor, Brigham Young, encouraged settlers to build forts for protection. The two settlements built a fort, "midway" between the two communities.
  • 1859. The first house was built by William Manning late in the year. Manning and George Noakes were the only residents until 1863. Heber City was first settled in 1859 by Robert Broadhead, James Davis and James Gurr. John W. Witt built the first house in the area. The area was under the direction of Bishop Silas Smith who was in Provo.
  • 1860. Joseph S. Murdock became the bishop over the Latter-day Saints in Heber City and vicinity.
  • 1860's/1870's. A large number of Swiss immigrants arrived, including the Gertsch,Boss, Huber, Kohler, Probst, Zenger, Durtschi, Krebs, Murri, and Abegglen families. Descendants of some of these families still live in Midway. The finding of silver, gold and lead sparked the first silver mines in Park City.
  • 1861. John H. Van Wagoner constructed the first commercial gristmill. Bonner Mercantile Store was the first retail store.
  • 1862. Wasatch County was created 17 January 1862 from Davis and Green River Counties (old). There is no longer a Green River County. County seat: Heber City [4]
  • 1862. Wallsburg was established.
  • 1877. The Charlston Ward was formed in July, with Nymphus C. Murdock as bishop.
  • 1898. Once the site of the largest silver-mining camp in the country, Park City was virtually destroyed by fire.
  • 1900's. The basin at the top of the canyon in Park City was good for grazing, and a few families settled there. Early on, the area was deeded to Samuel Snyder, Heber C. Kimball and Jedediah Grant. The settlers named it "Parley's Park City", which was shortened to "Park City" in the early 1900s.
  • 1902. Tragedy struck when 34 miners were killed in an explosion in the Day West Mine in Park City.
  • 1947. Midway Swiss Days brings thousands of people to the town. The event was started through the efforts of Luke's Hot Pots Resort owners, Joseph B. and Pauline S. Erwin and was originally called Harvest Days.
  • 1950's. While silver was thriving in Utah, other mines across the world were depleted, drawing many of these miners to Park City. The town flourished with crowds of miners and wealth. However, the city nearly became a ghost town by the end of the 1950s because of a drop in the price of silver, and the determent of World War I and the Great Depression.
Historical Facts

Wasatch county was named for a Ute Indian word meaning mountain pass or low place in the high mountains

Land and Property

Land records (especially deeds) often give the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or other clues for further research. They often have other clues for further research, such as witnesses or the other parties who may be relatives or in-laws. See Utah Land and Property for more.

  • County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.

Herdsmen branded their cattle to keep track of stray animals. A 1913 directory displays the marks used by various Wasatch 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 Wasatch County 2012

Migration

Military

Civil War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See Utah Naturalization and Citizenship for more information.    (*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)

  • Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001, a FamilySearch digital collection, contains certificates of naturalization, 1878-1896 and 1896-1933; declaration of intentions 1874-1896 and a1904-1906; petition and record 1907-1942.

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

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

Probate cases include court actions regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. Records may locate relatives, provide death dates, and identify property. See Utah Probate Records for more information.

Online Probate Records

Public Records

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Utah Vital Records or download an application for Utah Birth CertificateMarriage or Divorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Birth
Below are the best sources to find birth information (dates and places of birth and names of parents) for Wasatch 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:
Birth before 1862
Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy was formed on 17 January 1862.
      If your records show the person was born here before the county was formed,
      search parent counties
Birth 1862 - 1897
No birth records were created for Wasatch 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:
Birth 1898 - 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
Divorce

Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See Utah Vital Records for excellent information.

Death
  • 1904-1964 - Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964 at FamilySearch — index and images . 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, birth date, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.
  • Pre-1904 - Utah State Burial Data Base This site includes information on many Utah residents, who died before 1904.
  • 1917-1918 - USGenWeb Archives contain the vital records of births in Wasatch County 1917-1918

Death Record Substitutes

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

Voting Registers

Websites

Links to indexes or images of records:

Links to Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy collections:

Sites that gather links to the Internet

  • Linkpendium
  • CyndisList

Archives, Libraries, etc.

Resources for Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy are available in repositories (such as libraries and archives) at all levels: the town, the county, the state (including universities), and the nation.

Check websites and catalogs of archives and libraries for items for this county. Examples: Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy items in FamilySearch Library (Utah) When you find items you'd like to access, see Get a Copy

See these headings for Wasatch County, Utah Genealogy details: Courthouse · FamilySearch Centers · Libraries · Societies

Courthouse

www.co.wasatch.ut.us/
Wasatch County Courthouse
25 North Main
Heber City, Utah 84032
Clerk/Auditor phone (435) 657-3190

FamilySearch Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Libraries

Local public libraries usually have histories, genealogies, indexes of cemeteries, copies of local newspapers, or other records for the area they serve. Many libraries in Utah have an area dedicated to local collections and manuscripts.

See also Utah Public Library Directory, which provides links to library web pages, addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps. Does not mention holdings.


Societies

Towns and Communities

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wasatch County, Utah Page 688 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 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.
  3. Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory.(Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications, Inc., c2009,937.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. "Wasatch County, Utah: Family History and Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records and More," Linkpendium, http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/UT/Wasatch/, accessed 1 February 2012.