Utah, State Archives Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001
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|Location of Utah|
|Utah Division of Archives and Record Service|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues
- 7 Citing This Collection
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
- 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
- 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.
|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|
|Carbon||Probate case files||1896||1931|
|Davis||Divorce case files||1875||1886|
|Davis||Interment (Kaysville Cemetery)||1869||1982|
|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|
|Iron||Burial permits (Paragonah Cemetery)||1909||1962|
|Iron||County court minutes vol A||1851||1854|
|Iron||Probate court minutes||1854||1864|
|Juab||Declarations of intention||1891||1929|
|Kane||Probate court minutes bk B||1878||1896|
|Millard||Burial record index||1900||1973|
|Piute||Burial record index||1900||1973|
|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||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||Probate court minutes||1852||1884|
|Sevier||Naturalization and probate court||1865||1880|
|Sevier||Probate case files||1865||1906|
|Tooele||Burial cards (Grantsville Cemetery)||1855||1991|
|Tooele||Probate court minutes||1859||1888|
|Wasatch||Interment register (Charleston Cemetery)||1901||1991|
|Wasatch||Sexton (Charleston Cemetery)||1901||1966|
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.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
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View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select County
- 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.
- Utah Guided Research
- Utah Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research: 1850-1905 | 1900-Present
Known Issues[edit | edit source]
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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