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State of   UTAH -   (The Beehive State)
      The 45th U.S. State to join the Union:   04-January-1896
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Brigham Young University - Harold B. Lee Library

Census & related Lists of various kinds:
    Mormon Pioneer Search - Tracing Mormon Pioneers
    Utah Census Search - The purpose of this page is to provide a search tool for Utah
         Census records. This resource should only be used as an index and a search of the
         original should always be done to overcome transcription errors and omissions.


Extinct Utah Counties:: (not linked unless noted, ):
    (If you know of more to be added, please contact us.)
County Name
Carson -

Cedar -

Desert -
Great Salt Lake -
Greasewood -
Green River -
Humboldt -
Saint Marys -
Sanpete -
Saratoga -
Shambip -
Summit -
Toole -
Malad -
Mountain -

Rio Virgen -
Factual information
17-Jan-1859:  (Then, Utah Territory) as reorganized and detached from Great
         Salt Lake County (now Salt Lake County).
Established 1856 (Utah Territory). A continuing conflict between the federal
         government and the Utah Mormon population lead to dissolution of the
         county in 1862.

29-Jan-1868:  renamed and shortened to Salt Lake.

Factual information forthcoming for all counties listed here.

28-Feb-1861:  (Then, Jefferson Territory) Robert W. Steele, Provisional
         Governor of the Territory of Jefferson, declared the Territory disbanded upon
         the arrival of William Gilpin, the new territorial governor of Colorado. Utah
         Territory lost to the creation of Colorado Territory.
16-Feb-1872:  Washington County gained all of Rio Virgen. Rio Virgen


Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click on graphic below, " " (if present)  for the entire GHLL county "package"
  (To list a local society, please contact us.)

County Name

Box Elder -
Box Elder -

Cache -
Cache -

Davis -

Morgan -

Salt Lake -
Salt Lake -
Salt Lake -

Tooele -

Washington -
Society Name and Location

Box Elder Museum (Natural History) (Brigham City, UT)
Brigham City Museum (history and art county-wide) (Brigham City, UT)

Cache Valley Historical Society (Logan, UT)
Smithfield UT Historical Society (Salt Lake City, UT)

Utah Jewish Genealogical Society (no twp provided, UT)

Morgan County Historical Society (Morgan, UT)

Cuban Genealogical Society (Salt Lake City, UT)
Sons of Utah Pioneers (Salt Lake City, UT)
Utah Jewish Genealogical Society (Salt Lake City, UT)

Tooele County Historical Society (Tooele, UT)

Washington County Historical Society (St. George, UT)


History to Go - The Land, American Indians, Trappers, Traders, & Explorers,
         Pioneers & Cowboys, Mining & Railroads, Statehood & the Progressive Era,
         From War to War and Utah Today.

Southern Utah University (SUU) - Gerald R. Sherratt Libary; The mission of the Library is
         to ensure access to global information within a personalized learning environment
Libraries & Newspapers:
    Pioneer, Utah's Online Library - Resources of historical significance.


  • State of Utah
  • State Capital City Salt Lake City   (Capital since 1858 - located in   Salt Lake County)

    The State name:  The Navajo Indians were referred to by the Apache as "Yuttahih" meaning "one that is higher up." Europeans misunderstood this term to refer to the tribes living higher in the mountains than the Navajo, the Utes, and the territory was called the land of the Utes, "Utah".
    American History & Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
    Colonial Currency
    Cemetery Listings
    County maps of Utah
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
      State Archives (Gov.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb.)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Association
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
    Symbols (Flag, Seal, etc.)
    Timeline (Historic)

    Research Center - The Research Center is a public research facility operated by the
             Utah State Archives and Utah State History, located in  Salt Lake City)

    Tracing Mormon Pioneers - (Bentzel Family) Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Index,
    Tracing Mormon Pioneers - (Nichols Family) Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Index,
    Tracing Mormon Pioneers - traveling to Utah from 1847-1868
    Trails to Utah and the Pacific - diaries of 49 pioneers trekking westward

    Utah History to Go - Early Forts & Trading Posts
    University of Utah - J. Willard Marriott Library; at the University of Utah, holds over
             3,000,000 million volumes and hosts more than 100 digital collections containing
             8,000,000 photographs, maps, books, audio recordings, newspaper articles, and
             other items.
    U.S.A. - General Information links page
    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories

    Vital Records:
        Blacksheep Ancestors - Utah Prisoners and Convicts.
        Board of Pardons - Prisoner's Pardon Application files 1892-1949 Utah State Archives.
        Mortality - Utah Links (Beaver, Box Elder, Davis and Iron) Counties,
             Cemetery Listings.


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