Family History Records

Genealogy File

More than 185,000 Utah families were identified on "Family Group Sheets" from the archives at the Utah Family History Library. These sheets contain demographic and kinship information on 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
  • About 1.6 million individuals born from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s
  • Birth and death information that occurs in any state or country
  • Linked multi-generation pedigrees

Contact Us

Utah Population Database Director
Ken R. Smith, PhD


HCI Senior Director Oversight
Kathleen Mooney, PhD, RN

Faculty Advisory Committee Chair
Karen Curtin, PhD, MStat

Faculty Advisory Committee Members
Jahn Barlow, MPA
Jeffrey Botkin, MD
Diana Brixner, PhD
Nicola Camp, PhD
Steven Guthery, MD
William Lowrance, MD, MPH
Kathleen Mooney, PhD
Barry Nangle, PhD
Michael Varner, MD
Ming Wen, PhD