Finding Your Family in the Records

Rae Gifford News and Events, Research, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board 5 Comments

Quick Pop Quiz:
What records are the most frequently used on the Utah State Digital Archives?

Family History records! (Vital Records, court records, etc)

We understand that tracking down records to prove family stories is not always easy. To help with that effort, we are holding our first ever family history workshop: Finding Your Family in the Records.

At this FREE, day-long workshop, presenters will discuss the various records held in Utah repositories and how those records can be used by family historians to document and share the whole story of families. You will learn how to access public records from the Office of Vital Records, and the Courts, other state repositories. A panel session will also include local repositories discussing the records they hold.

Images with a tree logo and the words: Finding Your Family in the Records Family History Workshop

Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
(Doors open at 9:30 am)
Historic Denver & Rio Grande Depot bldg
300 South Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101

Registration for Finding your Family in the Records will take only a minute or two.

We realize that not everyone lives close to Salt Lake City. For anyone not able to attend in person, we will be live streaming the presentations from our YouTube channel. You will still need to register for the event and select online viewing. The viewing link will be sent to you the day before the event.

Our Research Center will be open to registered attendees from 10 am to 4 pm. Reference archivists and librarians will be on hand to help attendees in all stages of their research. Lunch will also be provided to registered attendees.


More information can be found on our Finding Your Family In the Records event page. You can also contact Rae Gifford at or 801-531-3836

Register now for our Finding your Family in the Records Workshop!

Comments 5

  1. I registered to attend in person but then was unable to attend because of flight delays returning to Utah from Pittsburgh Friday night (cancelled and rerouted flights). Is there any way to watch the Finding Your Family In the [archive] records online after today?

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      Andrea, sorry to hear about the flight delays. Those are the worst!

      The links to the online videos are still accessible for the next little bit. Once we have the videos split for post production we will post the new links on the event page:

      There is one exception, Beth Taylor’s presentation on Federal land records was only available for live-streaming,

  2. Like Andrea, I was traveling and couldn’t make the live streaming of the presentations. The link to the registration and the schedule above still works, but I can’t find access to the actual recordings there. Am I missing something, or are they in post-production and not quite ready for prime time when the new links will be provided? Thank you!

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      Yes, that is correct. The videos are still in post-production. We plan to have them up on the event site by the beginning of next week. I will send out a blog post when the videos are up.
      As a note, if you registered for online viewing, the links that were emailed to you should still work in the interim.

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