Utah Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  




Project 9: U.S.—Utah

Explore research in Utah.


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Goal 1: Learn about Utah research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Utah ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Utah research strategies.
    FS—Basic Utah Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Utah research on Ancestry.
    AC—Utah Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Utah research.
    AC—Utah State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Utah Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—Utah Record Selection Table
  5. Read this overview article on Utah research.
    RIV—Utah Research


Goal 2: Learn about Utah archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Utah archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Utah archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Utah Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Utah Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Utah state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Utah.
  4. Explore the Utah Dept. of Archives collection.
  5. Explore the Utah State History site.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for Utah genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  7. Search for free online books on Utah research on the FamilySearch site.
  8. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Utah city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Utah city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Utah Directories
  2. Explore Utah city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Utah city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Utah historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for Utah city directories records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 3: Learn about Utah vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Utah vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Utah vital records in these articles. FS—Wiki: Utah Vital Records |
    AC—Wiki: Utah Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Utah Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Utah vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Utah birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Utah birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Get help with adoption topics on the Utah Adoption Search and Reunion Facebook page.
  7. Explore additional links for Utah vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  8. Explore additional links for Utah birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Utah marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Explore links for Utah marriage records.
  2. Explore additional links for Utah marrriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  3. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Utah death records.
  4. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Utah obituaries.
  5. Find additional resources for Utah obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  6. Explore Utah death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  7. Explore additional links for Utah death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore Utah census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Utah censuses in this article.
    FS—Utah Census
  2. Learn about Utah census records.
    Census Records for Utah
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Utah state and county census records.
  4. Explore Utah census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Learn about Utah voting registers in this article.
    FS—Utah Voting Registers
  6. Explore additional links for Utah census records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 4: Learn about Utah church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Utah church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Utah church records in this article.
    FS—Utah Church Records
  2. Learn about Utah church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Utah Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for Utah church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Utah cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Utah cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Utah Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Utah cemetery records.
  3. Search for Utah cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Utah cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  6. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  7. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  8. See additional cemetery resources on the Utah Linkpendium site.
  9. Explore additional links for Utah cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.



Goal 5: Learn about Utah emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Utah emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Utah emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Utah Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Utah migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Utah Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Utah immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about Utah military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Utah military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to Utah military records.
    Utah Military Records
  2. Learn about Utah military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Utah Military Records
  3. Explore Utah military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore Utah military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore additional links for Utah military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore Utah military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Utah probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Utah probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Utah probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Utah Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Utah Probate Records
  2. Learn about Utah land and property records. FS—Utah Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Utah land records in this Ancestry Wiki article. AC—Utah Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for Utah probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Utah land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about Utah court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Utah court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Utah Court Records
  2. Learn about Utah court records in this Ancestry Wiki article. AC—Wiki: Utah Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Utah maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Utah maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Utah maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Utah Maps
  2. Learn about Utah maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Utah Maps
  3. Learn about Utah gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Utah Gazetteers

B. Explore Utah maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Utah maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Utah.
  3. Explore historical Utah maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Utah maps.


Goal 9: Learn about Utah newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Utah newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Utah newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Utah Newspapers
  2. Learn about researching historical Utah newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
    Research Free Historical Utah Newspapers—9:16
  3. Learn about Utah newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Utah Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Utah newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Utah historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Utah newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Utah newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Utah newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Utah newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional Utah newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Utah newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Utah research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


Goal 11: Search records from Utah.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Utah County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Utah.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Utah Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Utah research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Utah Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Utah Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Genealogical Society of Utah page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the U.S. West Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Utah.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Utah research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Utah research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Utah research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Utah research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Utah research.

C. Learn about Utah genealogy and historical societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Utah in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Utah Societies
  2. Explore the Utah Historical Society site.
  3. Explore Utah genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Utah Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Beaver    A    L Box Elder    A    L Cache    A    L Carbon    A    L Daggett    A    L Davis    A    L
Duchesne    A    L Emery    A    L Garfield    A    L Grand    L Iron    A    L Juab    A    L
Kane    L Millard    L Morgan    L Piute    L Rich    L Salt Lake    A    L
San Juan    L Sanpete    A    L Sevier    A    L Summit    L Tooele    A    L Uintah    A    L
Utah    A    L Wasatch    A    L Washington    A    L Wayne    L Weber    A    L