Births: Reports to Registers

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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 …

Death Certificates for 1966-1967 Indexed by Name

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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 …

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, …