Join Us at RootsTech 2017

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The Utah State Archives is proud to announce that we will be an exhibitor at RootsTech, one of the largest genealogical conferences in the world, in Salt Lake City, Utah from February 8-10, 2017. We’re excited to connect with both those who know of our extensive resources available for family history and those who may not (yet). Look for us …

Newly Processed: January 2017

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All public records at the Utah State Archives are accessible through the Research Center. However, once processed the records are easier to use with proper storage and fuller descriptions, including online series inventories. The following list includes record series that were processed during the month of January 2017: Duchesne County (Utah). County Assessor Appraisal records, 1915- Ogden School District (Utah) …

Ten Years of Death Certificates

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On this day in 2006, the Utah State Archives quietly released the results of a partnership with FamilySearch: fifty years of Utah death certificates free and online. The project was essentially an experiment to bring together indexes, including those produced by records custodians such as the Utah Office of Vital Records, and digital images created by volunteers from the then-named …

Systems Down for Upgrade

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Several of our online services (including name indexes and death certificates) may be affected this weekend as the underlying systems are upgraded to be more secure. We hope to be fully back online by Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Also of note, our web site will have a brand new design starting in January. Links and navigation will be fairly similar …

Battleship Utah Silver Service

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In honor of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, when the USS Utah was hit and 64 sailors lost their lives, here is a post from a few years ago about the USS Utah silver service that had been returned long before. Just over one hundred years ago, the people of Utah were asked to raise money …

Newly Processed: October 2016

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All public records at the Utah State Archives are accessible through the Research Center. However, once processed the records are easier to use with proper storage and fuller descriptions, including online series inventories. The following list includes record series that were processed during the month of October 2016: Road Commission. Department of Highways Outdoor advertising sign inventories, 1965-1975. See selected …

Second District: Weber County Index to Civil Actions Online

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Created by the Second District Court in Weber County to record the names of the parties involved in civil actions and provide assigned case numbers, the Index to Civil Actions is now online. Volumes in the series alternate listings on each page, with the left page listing entries by surname of the plaintiff and the right page by surname of …

Newly Processed: September 2016

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All public records at the Utah State Archives are accessible through the Research Center. However, once processed the records are easier to use with proper storage and fuller descriptions, including online series inventories. The following list includes record series that were processed during the month of October 2016: Capitol Commission Biennial reports, 1913-1916. Levan (Utah) Warrant stubs and bank books, …