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Cultural Groups[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

  • See African American Resources for Utah
  • Coleman, Ronald Gerald. A History of Blacks in Utah, 1825–1910. 1980. Reprint, Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms International, 1990. (Family History Library book 979.2 F2c.) This addresses differing occupations, from trappers to African-American soldiers. In the appendix, a census summary is found and a study on occupations.WorldCat
  • Carter, Kate B. The Story of the Negro Pioneer. Daughters of Utah Pioneers. c 1965. FHL book 979.2 F2ck  WorldCat  Digital version

Greeks[edit | edit source]

Indigenous Peoples[edit | edit source]

Jewish[edit | edit source]

  • Brooks, Juanita. History of the Jews in Utah and Idaho. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1973. (Family History Librarybook 979 F2b.) This is an indexed book on the history of the Jewish communities in Utah. It covers 1849-1961 and includes a list of the deaths in the various congregations from 1922 to about 1954.

General[edit | edit source]

Maps and tables that describe settlement patterns in Utah and list locations and dates of settlements are found in:

  • Greer, Deon C. et al. Atlas of Utah. Ogden, Utah: Weber State College and Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1981. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book Q 979.2 E7a This important work contains reference, topographical, historical, resource, boundary, population, and settlement maps.

Some books cover many cultural groups:

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The usage of "Mormon" and "LDS" on this page is approved according to current policy.


  • Hodson, Dean R. The Origin of Non-Mormon Settlements in Utah, 1847–1896. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms, 1971? WorldCat 10379255; film 1730829 This source is a dissertation about the communities of Stockton, Corinne, and Park City. It gives details about the relationship between the different religions.
  • Papanikolas, Helen L. ed. The Peoples of Utah. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Historical Society, 1976. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 979.2 F2p This book contains histories of many ethnic groups in Utah, including American Indians. An expert on the minority group wrote each section. An index is included.


Other records and histories of ethnic, racial, and religious groups in Utah are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

UTAH - MINORITIES
UTAH, [COUNTY] - MINORITIES
UTAH, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - MINORITIES

You will also find records in the Subject Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

AFRO-AMERICANS - UTAH