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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Uintah, Utah, 
United States
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Location of Uintah County, Utah
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Location of Utah
Record Description
Record Type Miscellaneous
Collection years 1900-1940
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Uintah County Recorder's Office, Vernal


What Is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes county records including probate, land and property, naturalization, voter, school, military discharge and marriage records 1890-1930, located in Vernal, Utah.


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

Land Records usually include:

  • Names of interested parties
  • Nature of Instrument
  • Date of Transaction
  • Legal description of the Property
  • Amount of Money exchanged
  • Details of the Transaction

Marriage records may contain:

  • Groom's name and place of residence
  • Bride's name and place of residence
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name of officiator\

Military Discharge records may contain:

  • Name
  • Birth date and place
  • Age
  • Residence
  • Names of other family members
  • Dates of service
  • Branch of service
  • Reason for discharge
  • Physical description

Naturalization records may contain:

  • Name and age of petitioner
  • Current residence
  • Date and number of petition
  • Date and place of birth
  • Race, and last foreign residence
  • Date of arrival and port of entry
  • Marital status and name of spouse if married
  • Maiden name of wife
  • Date and place of birth of spouse
  • Date of Declaration of Intent or Naturalization
  • Volume and page number of petition
  • Names of two witnesses
  • Signature of judge or court official

School records may contain:

  • Name of town and county
  • School District Number
  • Names
  • Ages
  • Gender
  • Names of parents or guardians
  • Beginning and ending dates of grading period
  • Beginning and ending dates for school year

Voter records may contain:

  • Name of voter
  • Current address
  • Birthplace
  • Gender, age, and race of voter
  • Length of residence in state, in county, in precinct
  • Name of voting precinct
  • Is voter a naturalized citizen
  • Date of Registration
  • Signature of voter

Wills, probate records, and probate estate case files may contain:

  • Name of testator or deceased
  • Names of heirs such as spouse, children, and other relatives or friends
  • Names of witnesses
  • Residence of testator
  • Lists of belongings, property, and so forth
  • Document and recording dates (Sometimes the date of death will be given. Recording dates are also used to approximate event dates, i.e. a letter of administration was usually written shortly after the time of death.)

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  • The name of a parent or date of the event

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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]

  • Use a Probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives.
  • Use a probate record to approximate a death date, then find a death certificate.
  • For earlier years, use the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism and marriage records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find immigration and land records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
  • 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 Who 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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