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Salt Lake County, Utah

Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County was established on March 03, 1852 as an Original county of State of Deseret. The county was named for the  Great Salt Lake, the largest terminal lake in the Western Hemisphere.

Currently the Salt Lake County Seat is situated in  Salt Lake City plus the county government website is

Areas neighboring Salt Lake County are Tooele County (west), Wasatch County, Summit County (east), Morgan County (northeast), Davis County (north).

Cities and towns found in Salt Lake County consists of Alta, incorporated in 1970, Bluffdale, incorporated in 1978, Cottonwood Heights, incorporated in 2005, Draper, incorporated in 1978, Herriman, incorporated in 1999, Holladay, incorporated in 1999, Midvale, incorporated in 1900s, Murray, incorporated in 1902, Riverton, incorporated in 1946, Salt Lake City, incorporated in 1851, Sandy, incorporated in 1893, South Jordan, incorporated in 1935, South Salt Lake, incorporated in 1938, Taylorsville, incorporated in 1996, West Jordan, incorporated in 1941, West Valley City, incorporated in 1980.

Salt Lake County vital records can be found at the Utah Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Utah for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Salt Lake County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Utah Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Beaver County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Government Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Salt Lake Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Salt Lake Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Salt Lake Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. You'll find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Salt Lake County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Salt Lake County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Salt Lake County Courthouse and Government Records

Salt Lake County Courthouse

Researchers frequently fail to notice the advantages of Salt Lake County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of genealogy information and facts. Hidden away in Utah courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the desires and frustrations of the many Utah men and women. The chances are great that your potential ancestors have left a in-depth document of at least several aspects of their lives in the Salt Lake County court records. Even if your ancestors and forefathers is not mentioned in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other procedures which may have lead to her or him showing up in court records.

The below facts indicates whatever marriage, birth, death, land, wills, and court records can be found in Salt Lake County. The dates stated listed below are considered the first widely known documents in this county.

You should get in touch with the clerk's dept to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars in advance of visiting or requesting information because of occasionally changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records and documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. The majority of staff will guide individuals in locating the materials, however it is up to the individual to do the research.
  • Salt Lake County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 333 S 200 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    • Phone: (801) 468-3519
  • Salt Lake County Clerk responsibilities are to conduct Countywide elections, issue marriage licenses, issue business licenses for the unincorporated county,
  • Salt Lake County Recorder duties include Record, store and retrieve land documents in the public record; Assist the public in locating real property parcels on ownership plats; Assist the public in locating records; Record Military Discharges and provide certified copies of these documents at no charge; Sell copies of documents and plats to the public
    • Land Records: 1852
  • Salt Lake County Clerk of District Court duties services include Divorce, Protective Orders, Guardianship and other civil matters.
    • Address: 450 South State St, P.O. Box 1860, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1860
    • Phone: (801) 238-7334
    • Probate Records: 1852 
    • Court Records: 1851  

Salt Lake County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Salt Lake County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is merely a list which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to suggest your own preferred Salt Lake County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Salt Lake Co. UT Books, Newspapers & Publications

Salt Lake Co. UT Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Salt Lake Co. UT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Salt Lake Co. UT Census Records

Salt Lake Co. UT Cemeteries & Church Records

Salt Lake Co. UT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Salt Lake Co. UT General and History Websites

Salt Lake Co. UT Immigration & Naturalization

Salt Lake Co. UT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Salt Lake Co. UT Military Records

Salt Lake Co. UT Schools & Directories

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