Utah County, Utah

Utah County

Utah County was established on March 03, 1852 as an Original county of State of Deseret. The county was named for the Yuta, the Spanish name for the Ute tribe.

Currently the Utah County Seat is situated in Provo plus the county government website is http://www.utahcounty.gov

Areas neighboring Utah County are Salt Lake County (north), Tooele County (west), Wasatch County (east), Juab County (southwest), Sanpete County (south central), Carbon County (south), Duchesne County (southeast).

Cities and towns found in Utah County consists of Alpine, incorporated in 1855, American Fork, incorporated in 1853, Cedar Fort, incorporated in 1965, Cedar Hills, incorporated in 1976, Draper, incorporated in 1978 and annexed land in Utah County in 2004, Eagle Mountain, incorporated in 1996, Elk Ridge, incorporated in 1976, Fairfield, incorporated in 2004, Genola, incorporated in 1935, Goshen, incorporated in 1910, Highland, incorporated in 1977, Lehi, incorporated in 1852, Lindon, incorporated in 1924, Mapleton, incorporated in 1948, Orem, incorporated in 1919, Payson, incorporated in 1853, Pleasant Grove, incorporated in 1855, Provo, incorporated in 1849, Salem, incorporated in 1920, Santaquin, incorporated in 1932, Saratoga Springs, incorporated in 1997, Spanish Fork, incorporated in 1855, Springville, incorporated in 1853, Vineyard, incorporated in 1989.

Utah 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 Utah 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.

Utah Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Utah Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Utah 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.

Utah County Society and Family History Resources

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

Utah County Courthouse and Government Records


Utah County Courthouse

Researchers frequently fail to notice the advantages of Utah 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 Utah 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 Utah 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.
  • Utah County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 51 S University Ave, Provo, UT 84663
    • Phone: (801) 851-8000
  • Utah County Clerk responsibilities are to conduct Countywide elections, issue marriage licenses, issue business licenses for the unincorporated county,
  • Utah 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: 1851
  • Utah County Clerk of District Court duties services include Divorce, Protective Orders, Guardianship and other civil matters.
    • Address: 125 North 100 West, Provo, UT 84601
    • Phone: (801) 429-1176
    • Probate Records: 1859 
    • Court Records: 1852  

Utah County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Utah 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 Utah County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Utah Co. UT Books, Newspapers & Publications

Utah Co. UT Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Utah Co. UT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Utah Co. UT Census Records

Utah Co. UT Cemeteries & Graveyards

Utah Co. UT Church & Bible Records

Utah Co. UT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Utah Co. UT General and History Websites

Utah Co. UT Immigration & Naturalization

Utah Co. UT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Utah Co. UT Military Records

Utah Co. UT Schools & Directories

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