Utah, County Birth and Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Utah, 
United States
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Location of Utah
Record Description
Record Type Vital Records
Collection years 1892-1952
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains an index to county birth and deaths registers acquired from county courthouses. Records for individual cities or towns include Cedar City and Park City. This collection does not include Salt Lake County. Most of the records go up to 1921. Some death records from Wayne County go to 1951.

Counties not included in this collection at this time (20 July 2020) are:

  • Daggett
  • Duchesne
  • Grand
  • Millard
  • Morgan
  • Salt Lake

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth Register

  • Name of Father
  • Name of Mother
  • Date of Birth:Month,Day,Year
  • Name of Child
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Color
  • Residence of Parents
  • Reported By
  • Remarks

Death Register

  • Full Name of Decedent
  • Date of Death:Month,Day,Year
  • Occupation
  • Age
  • Term of Residence in City or County
  • Birth place
  • Married or Single
  • Widow or Widower
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Color
  • Last Place of Residence

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting 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

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

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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
  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, 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
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
  • 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
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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