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Genealogy Resources

Utah Genealogy Resources

  • Brigham Young University Historical Photographs. Provides background to Utah's history, early pioneers, and Mormon settlements.
  • Cemetery Burials Database. Utah History Research Center. 605,931 persons in 365 cemeteries.
  • Church Census Records, 1914-1960. Microfilm of original records in the LDS Church Historian's Office. Church records include name lists arranged alphabetically by head of household for the years 1914, 1920, 1925, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1950, 1955, and 1960. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1962, 651 rolls, beginning with FHL film #25708. See also: LDS Church Census, 1930-1935, Peterson Miscellaneous, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966, 1 roll, FHL film #423837.
  • Early Church Information File. Microfilm copy of the Early Church Information Card Index, 1830s to mid 1900s. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1991, 75 rolls, beginning with FHL film #1750655.
  • Early Church Information File Resource Guide. Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Library, 1993.
  • Halverson, W. Dee. The LDS Conference Center and Its History. North Salt Lake, Utah: DMT Publishing, 2000.
  • Lyman, Edward Leo, Susan Ward Payne, and S. George Ellsworth. No Place to Call Home: The 1807-1857 Life Writings of Caroline Barnes Crosby, Chronicler of Outlying Mormon Communities. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 2005.

  • Pioneer: Utah's Online Library. Find digital resources of historical significance from a variety of digital collections in Utah. Some of the collections material is rare, hard-to-find and may be unavailable anywhere else. You can find digitized photographs, manuscripts texts, maps, audio & video recordings, transcripts, books, yearbooks, newspapers, theses and dissertations, and digital exhibits, as well as "born digital" items.
  • Thatcher, Linda. Guide to Newspapers Located in the Utah State Historical Society Library. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Historical Society, 1985.

  • Utah Births and Christenings, 1892-1941 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Utah. FamilySearch.
  • Utah Census Search.

  • Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956 – Imaged Records – Name index and images of Utah statewide death certificates. FamilySearch.

  • Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946 – Name index to death and burial records from the state of Utah. FamilySearch.
  • Utah Digital Newspapers Collection, varied papers, approx 1850s-1950s
  • The Utah Directory Containing the Name and Occupation of Every Resident of Salt Lake City, and a Complete Business Directory of Every City and Town in Utah, Together with a Compendium of General Information. Salt Lake City, Utah: J.C. Graham, 1883. Filmed by Utah State Archives and Records Service, 1975, 1 roll, FHL film #1004515. See also 1884 and 1885-1886 Directories, FHL film #940049.
  • Utah Digital Newspapers.
  • Utah Digital Photograph Collections. The Utah History Research Center is a collaborative effort of both the Utah State Archives and Utah Historical Society.
  • Utah Gazetteer and Directory of Salt Lake, Ogden, Provo and Logan Cities for 1888, and a Complete Business Directory of the Territory. Lorenzo Stenhouse, 1988. FHL film #1004522 or #1670794.
  • Utah GenWeb Project.

  • Utah Marriages 1887-1966 - Name index to marriage records from the state of Utah - 308,854 records after 27 April, 2010.

  • Utah, Salt Lake County Deaths Records, 1908-1949 – Imaged Records – This project was indexed in partnership with the Utah Genealogical Association. Name index and images for Salt Lake County death records from 1908-1949. The volumes are arranged chronologically. The entries are arranged numerically. Deaths from 1908-1949 were recorded on certificates . They are arranged numerically by registered number then by date of death (i.e. month & year). Some records in this collection may be for deaths occurring before 1908 where the remains were re-interred between 1908 and 1949. FamilySearch.

  • Utah State Archives and Records Service. Digital Archives.
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service. Family History Page. Family History is the over-arching term that encompasses both genealogy (study of family pedigrees) and more specialized studies such as people with common surnames or who originate in one location. The Utah History Research Center contains many useful primary and secondary sources within the collections of the Utah State Archives and Utah State Historical Society.
  • Utah State History. Utah State Historical Society and Division of State History.
  • Utah State History Burials Database. Utah History Research Center.
  • Western States Marriage Record Index.  For more than two decades, the BYU-Idaho (formerly known as Ricks College) Arthur Porter Special Collections area in Rexburg, Idaho has been extracting early marriage records from counties in the western part of the United States. Virtually all of the pre-1900 marriages are included in the index for Arizona , Idaho and Nevada . Many counties for those same states have been extracted into the 1930's and some, much later. A significant number of marriages from selected counties in California , western Colorado , Montana , Oregon , Utah , eastern Washington , and Wyoming are also included.
  • Wilson, William A. The Marrow of Human Experience. Utah State University Press, 2006.