State Records Committee News

Rosemary Cundiff GRAMA, Open Government, Records Access, State Records Committee, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Patricia Smith-Mansfield, who served as the Governor’s designee on the State Records Committee for 14 years while she was director of Utah State Archives and Records Service, is back on the Committee. Now she is a citizen representative. Tricia, welcome back! Tricia’s years of experience, and knowledge of records law are valuable assets for the Committee. The State Records Committee …

Introducing…your “new” RIM Specialists at the State Archives!

Kendra Yates News and Events, Records Management Leave a Comment

Well, they aren’t exactly new, but their titles are. And the section they belong to is new. And their manager is new. So…newish. The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service has been restructured, with a new Records and Information Management (RIM) section separate from the Open Records section. The RIM section contains the RIM Consultation Program–formerly known as the Records …

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday September 11th

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Training Leave a Comment

The Division of Archives and Records Service is pleased to present this year’s RIM Conference: The Nuts and Bolts of Records Management! Come to learn records and information management essentials such as conducting a record inventory, managing electronic records, creating a social media policy, and using the State Records Center. When: September 11, 2018. 9 am – 4 pm How: This event is free and …

Getting closer! RIM is less than two weeks away!

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Training Leave a Comment

Join us September 11th for the Records and Information Management Conference: The Nuts and Bolts of Records Management! Registration is still open for in-person and online attendance, the event is free to attend. Meet our all-star presenters: Do this, Not That: Taking a Practical Approach to Records Management. Renée Wilson is a RIM specialist at the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service. She …

An Evening in American Fork!

Rae Gifford News and Events Leave a Comment

A week from today, the Utah State Developmental Center, in partnership with the Utah State Archives, will be hosting an amazing night at the American Fork Library (64 S 100 E, American Fork, UT 84003). Join us September 5, 2018 for a presentation and exhibit on the history of the Developmental Center, formerly known as the Utah State Training School. …

Births: Reports to Registers

Gina Strack Digital Archives, History 1 Comment

The State of Utah began issuing birth certificates in 1905. Before the law was passed, local government offices used different methods to record the vital records of births and deaths in their community. In 1898, birth and death registrations were  done within the offices of county clerks across the state. For births, physicians and midwives reported the births they attended …

Need practical tools to build your RIM program?

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Training Leave a Comment

The Division of Archives and Records Service presents this year’s RIM Conference: The Nuts and Bolts of Records Management! Come to learn records and information management essentials such as conducting a record inventory, managing electronic records, creating a social media policy, and using the State Records Center. When: September 11, 2018. 9 am – 4 pm How: This event is free and available for …

Death Certificates for 1966-1967 Indexed by Name

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events Leave a Comment

Researchers may now search for death certificates by name for 1966 and 1967. Thanks to our volunteers and staff, one may look for a death record by name, date, or county. Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904-1967 The death certificate collection was first released online in December 2006, covering 1904-1956 through a partnership with FamilySearch.  Since then, the Utah State Archives …

The videos are now available!

Rae Gifford Research, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Leave a Comment

On Saturday, July 28th, we held our inaugural family history workshop. We had some great presentations, and people were able to use our Research Center throughout the day. We know not everyone has time on a Saturday to come down to the Archives. As part of our workshop, we recorded the presenters so we can provide continued access to their …