Utah, Uintah County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Record Description[edit | edit source]

This collection will include records from 1890-1930.

Images of Uintah county records including probate, land and property, naturalization, voter, school, military discharge and marriage records located in Vernal.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Record Content[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 record 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, 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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How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The place of residence
  • The approximate event date
  • The name of your ancestor
  • Names of other family members and relationships

Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

To browse by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "Record Category" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" category which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use probate records to identify heirs and relatives.
  • Use the document (such as the will) or the recording dates to approximate a death date.
  • Use the information in the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records since the probates exist for an earlier time period.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth to locate census, church, and land records.
  • Use the occupations listed to find other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • Use the naturalization information to find their immigration and naturalization court documents.

Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]

  • In probate and will documents, compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Wills are more likely to be found in rural communities than in larger cities and industrial areas.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after 1900.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring locality.

General Information about These Records[edit | edit source]

  • Physical description or format of the original material
  • History of the record
  • Why the record was created
  • Reliability of the information in the record
  • Percentage of the population covered in the record
  • Preservation quality of the record

Related Websites[edit | edit source]

Utah State Archives Research

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How You Can Contribute[edit | edit source]

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Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]

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