Utah Family History Societies

This section lists the state-wide association of Utah.  It then lists associations from Carbon to Star Valley giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

County and Other Societies

Utah Genealogical Association

The society is a non-profit making, educational association organised on 25 September 1971 and chartered on 1 December 1971.  

If you are directly descended from someone who was living in Utah prior to it becoming a State in 1896 you are able to obtain a First Families of Utah Certificate from the Society on payment of a fee.

The association has several different Chapters, which incorporate:

  • Bridgerland
  • Cedar City
  • Jordan River
  • Mormon Trails
  • Ogden Regional
  • Snake River Valley
  • South Davis

Their publications include 'Crossroads', their official quarterly publication, and the UGA Newsletter.


County and Other Societies

Carbon County Historical Society

The association was organised in 1977.  Table of Contents for their Journals is on the site, which include:

  • 1883-1983 Centennial Year of the D&RG Railroad
  • 1980 Historical Writing Contest
  • Carbon Co. Children
  • Early Beginnings
  • Price's Early Settlement

It is possible to purchase Carbon High School Yearbooks for 1937-1941 from the association.


Morgan County Historical Society

They have many archives, which include Brief Histories and Historical Information for Topics related to the area, which include:

  • Businesses
  • Celebrations
  • Co. Government
  • Education
  • Pioneers
  • Prominent Residents
  • Religion
  • Transportation

They also have:

  • Census Returns
  • Commission Meeting Minutes 1862-2002
  • Journals of Charles Turner who was an Early Pioneer Resident of Morgan
  • Morgan City Corporation Minutes 1868-1986
  • Motor Vehicle Registers 1909-1915
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • School District Meeting Minutes 1880-1908

Some publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • Baseball in Morgan County - The Early Years
  • Morgan Co. School Buildings
  • Pioneering Morgan Co.

Park City Historical Society - Park City Museum

The Museum has approximately 30000 Photographs which are accessible in the Hal Compton Research Library.  The Library also has a number of other archives, which incorporate:

  • Births 1892-1897
  • Community Church Items
  • Deaths 1892-1975
  • Genealogies
  • Geologic Maps 1950-1960
  • Glenwood Cemetery Transcripts 1885-1982
  • Historic Property Indexes and Tax Photos
  • Home and Business Building Histories
  • Maps and Artefacts
  • Mining Histories
  • National Historic Register

Archives also comprise:

  • Cemetery Transcripts 1881-1995
  • High School Yearbooks
  • Obituaries
  • Oral Histories
  • Park City Magazine 1981-Present
  • Park Record Advertisements
  • Personal Papers
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
  • Sexton Record of Death 1892-1973
  • Topographical Map 1998-1999

There is also a link to a site where it is possible to peruse Digital Collections of some Newspapers, which include Park Record Digital Collection 1880-1970 and Salt Lake Mining Review Digital Collection 1899-1929.


Payson Historical Society

The association was established in 1989.  There is an Index of Burials in Payson City Cemetery from 1853-2008 on the site.


Star Valley Historical Society

A number of databases are on the site, which incorporate:

  • Afton Heritage Hall of Fame
  • Digital Headstone Images
  • Early Lincoln Co. Marriages 1913-1945
  • Federal Census Returns
  • Obituaries from 1901
  • Oral Histories
  • Photograph Collection
  • Pioneer Families
  • Star Valley Pioneer/Star Valley Independent Newspapers 1901-1922
  • Star Valley Pioneer Names extracted from Cemetery Records
  • Written Histories

In addition, they have Categorical Collections which include Commerce, Communications, Energy, Finance, Medicine, Military and Transportation.