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Utah, Utah County Records, 1850-1962
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Utah, Utah, 
United States
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Location of Utah County, Utah
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Location of Utah
Record Description
Record Type County
Collection years 1850-1962
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection contains images of naturalization, land and death records located at the Utah County Records Center in Spanish Fork. The collection covers the years 1850 to 1962.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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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, Utah County Records, 1850-1962.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

County

  • Names of interested parties
  • Event dates
  • Event places
  • Names of witnesses
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Names of family members and their relationships
  • Names of heirs
  • Name of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Gender
  • Color, race or nativity
  • Name of informant
  • Property transaction details
  • Immigration information

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Record Record Types Year
Land and property Deeds (conveying property to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) 1856-1864
Land and property Deeds index 1870-1894
Land and property Deeds 1870-1931
Land and property Index to chattel mortgages 1885-1897
Land and property Index to deeds 1892-1897
Land and property Index to mortgages 1889-1898
Land and property Index to releases 1890-1907
Land and property Index to trust deeds 1890-1907
Land and property Index to warranty deeds 1882-1897
Land and property Leins and justices transcript 1874-1896
Land and property Mining abstracts index 1850-1870
Land and property Mining abstract 1871-1911
Land and property Mining index 1871-1949
Land and property Mining proof of labor index 1904-1962
Land and property Mining 1887-1920
Land and property Quit Claim deeds 1870-1891
Land and property Tax deed (auditor) 1911-1917
Naturalization Declarations of intention 1871-1895
Naturalization Petition evidence (minutes) 1869-1880
Naturalization Petitions 1892-1906
Vital Birth register 1898-1905
Vital Death register 1898-1905
Vital Index of marriage licenses 1892-1912
Vital Index of marriage licenses 1957-1975
Vital Marriage certificates 1887-1889
Vital Marriage license application 1897-1905
Vital Marriage licenses 1888-1912

Many of these volumes have indexes at the beginning or end. You should search these first. If your ancestor is in the index download a copy or write down the page numbers listed for your ancestor. You can then quickly turn to those pages.

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]

This collection does not have a searchable index. Only images are available. See View the Images to access them.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Record Category
  2. Select Record Type, Record Description and Year Rangel

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]

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. (Make sure that if it’s a marriage article, you take the word marriage out, if it’s a birth article, take the word birth out, etc.)
  • 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.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
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Image Citation:
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