Weber County, Utah Genealogy
The Weber 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.
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|Weber County, Utah|
Location in the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the U.S.
|Founded||March 3, 1853|
|Address|| Weber County Clerk/Auditor|
2380 Washington Blvd, Ste 320
Ogden, UT 84401
|Named for: ...|
- 1 Helpful Facts
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 Resources
- 3.1 Bible Records
- 3.2 Bibliography
- 3.3 Biography
- 3.4 Business Records and Commerce
- 3.5 Cemeteries
- 3.6 Census
- 3.7 Churches and Religious Groups
- 3.8 Court Records
- 3.9 Directories
- 3.10 Divorce Records
- 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 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 3.22 Newspapers
- 3.23 Obituaries
- 3.24 Periodicals
- 3.25 Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.
- 3.26 Probate Records
- 3.27 Public Records
- 3.28 Resource Repositories
- 3.29 Taxation
- 3.30 Vital Records
- 3.31 Voting Registers
- 4 Towns and Communities
- 5 References
Weber County Courthouse
2380 Washington Blvd #320
Ogden, Ut 84401
County Clerk has marriage records from 1887.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.
County Recorder has land records.
Weber County, Utah Genealogy was created 3 March 1852 from: Utah Territory
|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 Weber County, Utah Genealogy from "UT: Index of Counties," Newberry Library's Utah Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
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.
- Bibliographies (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Weber County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
- Biographies(microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Weber County, Utah Genealogy. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see public libraries.
bios USGenWeb Archives Weber County, Utah provides the bios of Charles W. Rapp of Weber County
Biographies of Godfrey & Holmes families at www.OurFamilyBiographies.com
Business Records and Commerce
"Time Book: for Nov. thru Jan. 1892-1893, laborers in North Ogden, Weber Co., Utah" Family History Library US/CAN Film 2056029 item 6.
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.
in the County
See also: List of cemeteries in Weber County
The 1850 , 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. federal population schedules of Weber 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)
Churches and Religious Groups
- Church Records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed in the FamilySearch Library Catalog for Weber 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
|Weber County, Utah Genealogy guide to history and records of LDS wards and branches|
Stake(s) 1930: Ogden Stake, Utah · Mount Ogden Stake, Utah · Weber Stake, Utah · North Weber Stake, Utah
List of Weber County stakes and wards|}
Ethnic and Other Groups
NOTE: Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned fromWikipedia for Weber County.
Land and Property
Herdsmen branded their cattle to keep track of stray animals. A 1913 directory displays the marks used by various Weber County, Utah Genealogy cattle owners:
For historical maps of Utah and Weber County, see:
• Historical Maps of Utah has several maps of Utah counties
Utah History to Go has information about military installations in Davis and Weber counties.
The following was taken from USGenWeb Project Weber County
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:
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).
Family History Centers
Historical Places: Bingham's Fort
Weber-Morgan Health Department, Office of Vital Records
The registers beginning in 1890 have been transferred to the Utah State Archives.
The Family History Library does not have Ogden City vital records.
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Weber County Clerk
Note: Historical marriage records for this county are difficult to locate and use. It appears that the original marriage registers beginning in 1887, were microfilmed in the 1950's and then destroyed. Unfortunately, the staff at the clerk's office are unable to locate the microfilm copies either (as of 2007). Researchers must resort to the applications and/or the original marriage license returns (microfilmed) to locate specific marriages. The microfilm is some what confusing to use and is mislabeled.
Death Record Substitutes
Towns and Communities