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Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001
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Location of Utah
Record Description
Record Type Multiple
Collection years 1848-2001
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Utah Division of Archives and Record Service

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of images to various record types held by the Utah State Archives. Record types include civil and criminal case files, divorce records, probate case files, and naturalization records for the counties and cemetery records for the cities.

The collection includes records from 1848 to 2001. The coverage of record type and date range varies by county and the time periods listed may have gaps.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • 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
  • Occupation
  • Military information such as company, rank, and enlistment date
  • Farm information such as number and value of acres and details of crops raised
  • Statistical information about members of the household

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

As of 5 April 2013 this collection contained the following records.

County Record Start End
Beaver Certificates of naturalization 1878 1896
Beaver Declarations of intention 1874 1906
Beaver Interment (Beaver, Mountain View Cemetery) 1865 1986
Beaver Petition and record 1907 1942
Box Elder Certificates of citizenship and declarations of intention 1896 1929
Box Elder Divorce records 1875 1876
Box Elder Interment (Garland cemetery) 1893 1961
Cache Hyrum Cemetery 1860 1998
Carbon Probate case files 1896 1931
Davis Divorce case files 1875 1886
Davis Interment (Kaysville Cemetery) 1869 1982
Davis Miscellaneous naturalization 1896 1929
Emery Declarations of intention 1907 1941
Emery Naturalization records and index 1896 1942
Emery Probate case files 1888 1932
Garfield Certificates of citizenship 1896 1923
Garfield Declarations of intention 1896 1906
Grand Naturalization 1908 1929
Iron Burial permits (Paragonah Cemetery) 1909 1962
Iron Paragonah Cemetery 1899 2001
Iron County court minutes vol A 1851 1854
Iron Land certificates 1872 1879
Iron Probate court minutes 1854 1864
Juab Declarations of intention 1891 1929
Kane Probate court minutes bk B 1878 1896
Kane Probate index 1864 1896
Millard Burial record index 1900 1973
Millard Cemetery record 1887 1986
Millard Interment 1854 1945
Piute Burial record index 1900 1973
Piute Cemetery 1887 1986
Piute Interment 1854 1945
Piute Marysvale Cemetery 1887 1978
Piute Probate case files 1888 1932
Piute Record of Junction town cemeteries 1881 2001
Salt Lake Salt Lake City Burial plot index 1848 1976
Salt Lake Salt Lake City Burial record 1923 1994
Salt Lake Certificate of naturalization stubs 1907 1925
Salt Lake Court 1853 1887
Salt Lake Declarations of intention and certificates of citizenship 1858 1872
Salt Lake Index to docket A 1871 1894
Salt Lake Interment register (Murray City Cemetery) 1874 1994
Salt Lake Land claim record book 1871 1894
Salt Lake Land title docket 1871 1894
Salt Lake Probate case files 1906 1913
San Juan Probate case files 1888 1929
Sanpete Spring City Cemetery 1892 1991
Sanpete Criminal docket 1859 1890
Sanpete Probate court minutes 1852 1884
Sevier Glenwood Cemetery 1856 1960
Sevier Naturalization 1896 1965
Sevier Naturalization and probate court 1865 1880
Sevier Probate case files 1865 1906
Summit Land claim 1871 1878
Tooele Burial cards (Grantsville Cemetery) 1855 1991
Tooele Probate court minutes 1859 1888
Wasatch Interment register (Charleston Cemetery) 1901 1991
Wasatch Naturalization 1896 1935
Wasatch Sexton (Charleston Cemetery) 1901 1966
Weber Court 1852 1887

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The name of a parent or date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select County
  2. Select Record Type, Box, Folder, Case and Year Range to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Utah.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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