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Pioneer Databases

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HeritageQuest Online HeritageQuest Online [more informationMore information]
Primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids for genealogical research.
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Utah Resources

Center for Family History and Genealogy - Brigham Young University
Find your ancestors and the discovery of the world in which they lived

  • Immigrant Ancestors Project
    Search for your ancestors using emigration registers to locate information about the birthplaces of immigrants in their native countries.
  • Script Tutorials
    Online guidance in the deciphering of manuscripts and other old documents that were printed in old typefaces or written in old handwriting styles. Languages covered here include English, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
FamilySearch

FamilySearch - Family History Library in Salt Lake City
Free family history, family tree, and genealogy records and resources from around the world. Search for ancestors through online birth, marriage, death, census, church and other indexes. Download the Personal Ancestral File (PAF), a free genealogy and family history software. Service of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Harold B. Lee Library Family History Collections - Brigham Young University

  • BYU Family Historian
    Journal from BYU's Center for Family History and Genealogy.
  • BYU Family History Archives
    Collection of published genealogy and family history books from Brigham Young University.
  • Mormons and Their Neighbors
    Index to over 100,000 biographical sketches appearing in 236 published volumes. These sketches include persons living between 1820 and 1981 in northern Mexico, New Mexico, Arizona, southern California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and southwestern Canada.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868
Searchable listing of individuals and companies in which Mormon pioneer emigrants traveled west to Utah from 1847 through 1868.

Ogden City Cemetery
Ogden City Cemetery records are available online for public access.

Utah Burials
Find information on more than 556,000 people buried in Utah cemeteries. From Utah State History.

Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904-[ongoing]
Search death certificates from the Office of Vital Records & Statistics by name or browse by date and county. Results include name, death date, sex, age, county, and a digital image of the death certificate when available. Database provided by the Utah Division of Archives & Records Services.

Utah Digital Newspapers 
This digital collection contains more than 50 newspapers from Utah. Titles range in date from the 1850s to the 1960s. The digitized newspapers in this website may be browsed by issue or searched by keywords, article titles, weddings, deaths, and births. Search all newspapers, select a specific newspaper or browse by county. This project was funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and digitized at the University of Utah.

Utah State Archives
The Utah State Archives preserves and provides access to records of enduring historical value from state and local government agencies.


Utah State Archives Index Search
Search death certificates, death registers, birth registers, divorce registers, incorporation case files, mining records, citizenship/naturalization records, prisoner' pardons application files, civil case files, Indian War service affidavits, court case files and other records for specific Utah counties. Indexes provided by the Utah Division of Archives & Records Services.

Utah Tributes.com
A central repository of obituaries from across the State of Utah.

UTGenWeb Project
Free online genealogical & historical information from a loosely organized group of dedicated volunteers. Includes sites for each county and Utah census information.

Western States Marriage Record Index
BYU-Idaho historical marriage records from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

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National Resources

Ancestor Hunt
Free genealogy search engines. Includes: Obituary Search Portal, Surname Search Portal, and Genealogical Prison Records. Also includes Utah-specific search engines:

Ancestry.com
A very popular genealogy portal, some free information, other information is fee-based.

Archival Research Catalog (ARC)
ARC is a searchable database of government manuscripts, photographs, maps, drawings and other documents. The ARC Guide for Genealogists and Family Historians provides an introduction on how to conduct genealogical research in the ARC.

Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records
Provides access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States.

CastleGarden.org
Free access to a database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. The Castle was the primary port of entry for the east coast for this time period. Passenger records show name, occupation, age, gender, literacy, ship of arrival, date of arrival, origin, and destination. From The Battery Conservancy.

Census Online
Online directory of links to online census transcriptions. This directory includes links to federal censuses and indexes, state and territorial censuses, tax lists, voter lists, military pensioner lists, etc.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
A free portal to genealogical resources on the Internet.

Ellis Island Records
The Passenger Record Archive provides passenger records (name, date of arrival, ship of travel, & age on arrival), ship manifests, and ship information (ship image and background). Find immigrants that entered the United States through Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924. Free service, but you must register.

Find a Grave
Search 46 million grave records, search for cemeteries, and add burial records.

Find My Past
Fee-based family history search from England allows users to research UK ancestry. Search census records and trace births, marriages and deaths.

Genealogists/Family Historians
Find research information and resources for genealogists and family historians from the National Archives. Search the Access to Archival Databases for military casualties, civilian records, military personnel, passenger lists, and prisoners of war.

Genealogy Home Page
A comprehensive collection of links to help and guides, North American, worldwide and religious resources, newsgroups & mailing lists, libraries, software, societies and more.

Interment.net: Cemetery Transcription Library
Interment.net contains thousands of transcriptions of cemetery records and tombstone inscriptions, from cemeteries in the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries.

Names in Stone
Online repository designed to help researchers find and document cemetery records AND maps.

Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation
A nonprofit organization that was founded to build a correlated genetic and genealogical database. The database maintains strict confidentiality of participants' information while linking individuals together in "relationship trees" based on their DNA.

United States Genealogy Sleuth
A metasite of links to free and fee-based U.S. genealogy research as well as research worldwide, including USGenWeb sites, cemetery and census sites, place names and maps, military information, vital records and more. From ProGenealogists.

USGenWeb Project
Consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone. Organization is by county and state, and has links to all the state websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties.

WorldCat focus on Genealogy
Catalog for finding historic newspapers, church histories, wills, manuscripts, maps and other important documents in the world's libraries.

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