Additional Grant Funding Available from USHRAB

Mahala Ruddell Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Leave a Comment

Do you work in a museum, historical society, library special collections, university or other non-profit with documentary collections of historical and enduring value? Are you a state or local governmental entity responsible for the care and custody of permanent records?  The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) has funding available for public and private non-profit institutions that care for …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: June 2019

Gina Strack Finding Aids Leave a Comment

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during June 2019: Inventory of Yearbooks from Itineris Early College High School (Utah), 2004-2019 Inventory of Council minutes from Millville (Utah), 1906-2019 Inventory of Town Board minutes from Sigurd (Utah), 1935-2019 Inventory of Ordinances and resolutions from Sigurd (Utah), 1935-2019 In addition, …

1910 Birth Certificates Available in Online Name Index

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events Leave a Comment

Birth certificates issued by the Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics in 1910 are now online and freely available to the public. The searchable index and digital images may be accessed from the Utah Birth Certificate Index. As all birth certificates at least 100 years old are public, also browse 1911-1916 online for free. In addition to identity and …

Local Government Archivist Wins 2019 CIMA Service Award

Lauren Katz News and Events

The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is pleased to announce that Alan Barnett, Local Government Archivist and Research Center Manager, has been honored with the 2019 CIMA Service Award from the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA), an association of archivist, conservators, historians, and archival professionals from Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, and New Mexico. The CIMA Service Award is …

ARO Spotlight: Student Data Privacy Team’s Records Retention Group

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

It’s time to spotlight another team that is making records management part of their office culture. It’s a daunting goal, but they’re excited to meet the challenge! The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) takes its obligation to protect student information very seriously. The Student Data Privacy program’s focus is (among other things) to ensure that student data are protected, …

Browse Birth Certificates Online: 1916

Gina Strack Digital Archives, Research

  Birth certificate images for 1915 are now online at archives.utah.gov/digital/81443.htm. Although they are not indexed by name yet, if one knows the birth date and county it should not be difficult to locate the correct folder and browse through a few images for the time being. Free saving and printing of images is available. Birth certificates are the permanent …

Legislative Updates to GRAMA and PRMA

Rosemary Cundiff General Retention Schedules, GRAMA, Legislative Updates, Open Government, Records Access, Records Management, State Records Committee, Uncategorized

In the 2019 session, the Utah Legislature updated the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) and the Public Records Management Act (PRMA). Senator Wayne Harper, sponsored two bills (Senate bills 25 and 108) which contained the most significant changes. With Senate bill 25, the Legislature created a new records management committee. This new committee will approve records retention schedules …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: April 2019

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during April 2019: Department of Administrative Services (Utah). Division of Archives and Records Service Research Room quilt, ca. 1985 Carbon County (Utah). County Clerk Birth reports, 1898-1904. Delta (Utah) Budgets, 1997- Delta (Utah) Youth City Council scrapbooks, 1990-1998 Delta (Utah) Youth Court …