Local Resources

Birth & Death Records - From 1905 onward, contact:
Bureau of Vital Records
Utah Department of Health
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 141012
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114-1012
Phone (801) 538-6105
Email: hlvr.vrequest@state.ut.us

Death certificates from 1905-1951 are now available at the Utah Death Certificate Index 1904-1956 (Office of Vital Records & Statistics)

Utah Death Certificates (digital)1904-1956 at familysearch.org.uk (pilot)

To inquire about the few early records kept before 1905 contact:
The Uintah County Clerk's Office
147 E. Main St. Vernal, Utah 84078
Phone (435) 781-5361
Prices vary
Give the following facts when requesting birth or death records:

  • Full name of person whose record is requested
  • Sex
  • Parents names (maiden name of mother)
  • Month, day and year of birth or death
  • Place of birth or death
  • Relationship to person whose record is requested

Also try the Utah State Archives for birth records.

Marriage & Divorce Records

Contact the above County Clerk for the years1900-1978.
There are only a handful of records earlier than 1900.
Marriage and Divorce records since 1978 are recorded at the above State Custodian's Office
Price $9.00
Give the following facts when requesting marriage records:

  • Full names of bride and groom
  • Month, day and year of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Purpose for which copy is needed
  • Relationship to person whose record is requested

Give the following facts when requesting divorce records:

  • Full names of husband and wife
  • Date of divorce or annulment
  • Place of divorce or annulment
  • Type of final decree
  • Purpose for which copy is needed
  • Relationship to person whose record is requested

Also see Listing of Marriage records on microfilm availabe through the Family History Library.

Court Records

For wills, administration and probate matters contact the county clerk's office

Land Records

For deeds, mortgages and leases contact the county clerk's office.

Elizabeth Orsay's Vital Records Page for Utah

Libraries

Uintah County Library
155 E. Main St., Vernal
Main Phone: (435) 789-0091 (800) 246-3848
Public Access Catalog: (435) 781-2665
email: info@uintah.lib.ut.us

Regional History Center
Located in the Uintah County Library, this center has an extensive collection
of newspaper on microfilm 1891-1943 (The Vernal Express/Papoose),
photographs (copies available), local history items and over 4,000 individual files.
Phone: 435-789-0091
toll free if in Utah: 1-800-246-3848
email: info@uintah.lib.ut.us

The Outlaw Trail History Center
Is also housed in the Uintah County Library.
Phone: (435) 789-0091

Vernal Family History Center
480 W. 500 N. in Vernal
Phone: (435) 789-3618
Hours: Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
Tues-Thur 9:00am-9:00pm
Sat 9:00am-1:00pm, closed Fri & Sun
(Hours liable to change)

Museums

Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum
Contains artifacts and relics from Uintah County Pioneers from the early 1800's to present including quilts, furniture, clothing and dolls.
500 W. 200 S. in Vernal
Phone: (435) 789-8653
Hours are seasonal- call in advance.

Western Heritage Museum
Contains Western memorabilia from the turn of the century
300 E. 200 S. in Vernal
Phone: (435) 789-7399 FAX (435) 789-9210

Ute Tribal Museum/Natural History
Ft. Duchesne, Utah 435-722-4992.
Located near an old U.S. Calvary fort, this museum has a reading room and a large collection of library books about local and American Indian history. Locally produced artwork and artifacts can be purchased. Call for hours and directions.

Court Records

For wills, administration and probate matters contact the county clerk's offic

Holdings at the Utah State Archives

The Utah State Archives & Records Service is located at:
PO Box 141021, State Capitol, Archives Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1021
Phone: 801-538-3012, Fax: 801-538-3354 Email: research@das.state.ut.us


For more detailed information about the below holdings, visit the Archive's website

Holdings:

Uintah County (Utah), County Recorder's military discharges, (1944-1992).

Utah State Archives' agency history for the Uintah County (Utah) County Clerk

Uintah County (Utah) Incorporation Case Files, 1891-1961

Uintah County (Utah) Mining Records Indexes, 1887-

Uintah County (Utah) Birth Registers, 1898-1905

Uintah County (Utah) Death Registers, 1900-1901, 1904-1905

State Planning Board Water Resources Reports, 1912-1941

State Planning Board Water Resources Drainage Basin Reports, 1934-1938

Tax Commission Property Tax Division Natural Resources Assessment Records, 1909-

Funeral Homes

  • Thomson's Vernal Mortuary, In Vernal, Phone: (801) 789-2611 (800) 818-2611
  • Hullinger-Jolley (Spafford) Funeral Home, In Vernal, Phone: (801) 789-9228 (800) 662-9228

Last Updated: 06.17.2015