Toward Better Access: Court Index Digitization

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When I first learned how to research court records, it was a multi-step process involving research guides, paper binders, and at least two sets of microfilm. Finding a particular case required me to: identify the court or jurisdiction (perhaps using the Historical Jurisdiction guide) identify available name indexes or alternatives (using the Court Records guide) retrieve and search the microfilm …

Finding Aids Updated: May 2018

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While our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records for research, we often update existing ones to include additional information and more holdings. This month, a number of inventories have been updated to include links to copies of records at partner websites, such as FamilySearch and Ancestry.com. Many of the copies are also in the Digital Archives, but …

World War II Registration as “Enemy Aliens”

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A new record series is now online consisting of Alien Enemy Registration Forms created by the Davis County Sheriff. From the series inventory: “The forms document individuals and families of Japanese descent living in Davis County from 1940-1945. The forms include the following types of information: household head’s name and address, landlord or employer’s name and address, family members’ names, …

Browse Death Certificates Online, 1966-1967

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Although fully searchable name indexes are not yet available for all the latest death certificates, we are now able to offer digital images online that may be browsed by date and county, similar to the process when visiting the Research Center. 1966 1967 Narrow results by choosing both year and county. Within a county folder, certificates are chronological by date …

Third District Court: Salt Lake County Criminal Index Online

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An index covering from 1916 to 1975 for Salt Lake County criminal case files is now online. This series functions as an index to access the criminal case files and registers of actions. Individual entries record the name of defendants involved in criminal actions and provide the following information: name of the defendant, assigned case number, page number for the …

RootsTech 2018 in One Week

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The Utah State Archives and Records Service will be an exhibitor at RootsTech, one of the largest genealogical conferences in the world from February 28-March 3, 2018. Access and Preservation Event The Director of the Utah State Archives and State Archivist Ken Williams will be presenting as part of a special Access and Preservation track. Sponsored by ProQuest and FamilySearch, …

Remembering Those Who Served: World War Military Listings

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In late 1942, Governor Maw issued a proclamation to create the Department of War History and Archives within the Utah State Historical Society.1 Thus began a sustained effort to gather, compile, and memorialize all those from Utah who served in the wars of the twentieth century. At first, records were kept by the Adjutant General, until the Graves Registration Act …