Utah, United States Genealogy
Guide to Utah ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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|Local Research Resources|
Utah is a state in the intermountain western portion of the United States. It is divided into 29 counties and its capital is Salt Lake City. It was admitted to the Union as the 45th state on 4 Jan 1896. It was created from the Utah Territory. For a history of early Utah click here 
Getting Started with Utah Research
Links to articles on getting started with Utah research:
Utah Research Tools
Links to articles and websites that assist in Utah research.
Utah Clickable MapEdit
Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
Counties: Many genealogy records are kept at the county level
- Box Elder
- Salt Lake
- San Juan
Extinct or former counties that might have records for your Utah ancestors:
- Carson NV
- Cedar UT
- Desert UT
- Greasewood UT
- Great Salt Lake UT
- Green River UT
- Humboldt NV
- Little Salt Lake UT
- Malad ID
- Pah-Ute AZ
- Richland UT
- Rio Virgin UT
- Saint Mary's NV
- Shambip UT
Utah Migration RoutesEdit
California Trail · Central Overland Trail · Mormon Trail · Mormon Trail to Southern California · Old Spanish Trail · Central Pacific Railroad · Union Pacific Railroad · Southern Pacific Railroad · Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.
- Facebook Communities - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
- Learning Center - Online genealogy courses
- Historical Records - databases and record images on FamilySearch
- Family History Center locator map
- Cyndi's List - Utah genealogy sites on the internet
- Utah Genealogy Trails - collection of transcribed data for the state of Utah
- Access Genealogy – Genealogy guide for Utah
- Ancestorhunt.com - resources for Utah genealogy research
- Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Utah
- Utah Research Outline – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
- Utah Death Certificates 1904-1964. These tell birth (some in 1840's!), parents, spouse. (Free)
- Utah Burial Database often gives birthdate. (Free)
- Utah Digital Newspapers Project. Name searchable. (Free)
- Tracing Latter-day SaintAncestors. Wiki how-to pages.
- Every Name Index
- Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.