Family History Records

More than 185,000 Utah families were identified from the archives at the Utah Family History Library, called the Genealogy File. This includes demographic and kinship information on at least three generations. For a family to be selected for the Utah Population Database (UPDB), at least one member had to have a vital event (birth, marriage, or death) on the Mormon Pioneer Trail or in Utah. These families have been linked across generations. These records are different from those available on the Web through FamilySearch or other publicly available genealogical databases and have been maintained as a resource only for biomedical researchers. The Genealogy File includes the following:

  • Migrants to Utah and their Utah descendants
  • Individuals born from the late 1700s to the mid-1900s
  • Birth and death information that occurs in any state or country
  • Linked multi-generation pedigrees
  • More genealogy relationships are constructed by PPR from other existing records

Contact Us

Utah Population Database Director
Karen Curtin, PhD, MStat
karen.curtin@hsc.utah.edu
801-585-5320

Utah Population Database Director, Research and Science
Diana Lane Reed, CCRP, Masters Certificate in Gerontology
diana.lane@hci.utah.edu
801-581-7596

Governance

HCI Senior Director of Population Sciences
Tracy Onega, PhD, MS

Faculty Advisory Committee Chair
Jen Doherty, PhD, MS

Faculty Advisory Committee Members
Diana Brixner, PhD
Steven Guthery, MD
William Lowrance, MD, MPH
Barry Nangle, PhD
Andrew Post, MD, PhD
Erin Rothwell, PhD
Katharine Ullman, PhD
Michael Varner, MD