Salt Lake City Tax Assessment Books Online

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Thanks to a partnership with FamilySearch, the Utah State Archives has made available online the tax assessment roll books for Salt Lake City from 1856 to 1878. Additional books from 1879 to 1892, after which this function moved to county offices, will be added later. These volumes record the assessment of real and personal property Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. …

Top Baby Names in Utah 1908 Edition

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Birth certificates issued by the Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics in 1908 are now online and freely available to the public. The searchable index and digital images may be accessed from archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/81443.htm. And that means it’s time to see the most popular baby names that were given in 1908 (see 1905, 1906, and 1907). Girls Mary Ruth Helen …

1907 Birth Certificates Available in Online Name Index

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Birth certificates issued by the Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics in 1907 are now online and freely available to the public. The searchable index and digital images may be accessed from archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/81443.htm. In addition to identity and proof of citizenship, the registration of births assists with monitoring public health issues and the programs created to alleviate them. The …

Portraits of the SLC Fire Department

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RISING FROM THE ASHES Salt Lake City’s first professional fire department was born in October 1883 out of the ashes of a devastating fire that occurred in the heart of the city during the summer that same year. Prior to 1883, the city had relied on volunteer fire fighting services that were organized into local brigades around the city. The …

Highway 89 Digital Collections

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The history of the American West is shaped and defined as much by its people as it is its landscapes. Nowhere is this more clear than in the winding path taken by Highway 89 as it rises from the low Sonoran desert at the U.S./Nogales border, passes over the Grand Staircase of southern Utah, weaves north past Yellowstone and Grand Tetons, before ending in the high Rocky Mountains near Glacier National Park in Montana.

Such distinctive landscapes make for a powerful history worth preserving and sharing. With this thought in mind, the Utah State Archives is proud to announce our participation with other cultural heritage organizations across Utah and Northern Arizona to launch the Highway 89 Digital Collections Project.

Browse Death Certificates Online, 1962

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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. 1962 Narrow results by choosing both year and county. Within a folder, certificates are chronological by date. Links will …

Browse Birth Certificates Online: 1912

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Birth certificate images for 1912 are now online at archives.utah.gov/digital/81443.htm. Although they are not indexed by name yet, if one knows the birth date and county it should not be difficult to locate the correct folder and browse through a few images for the time being. Saving and printing of images is available. Would you like to help index birth …

One Million Items Online

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Numbers are just one part of the story, but we’re still excited to share that there are now one million items–including documents, photographs, registers, finding aids and birth and death certificates–on the Utah State Archives website. We could not have done it without dedicated staff and volunteers, and partners like FamilySearch, which has digitized an additional million pages not yet online. …

Book of The Pioneers Celebrating 1897 Jubilee Now Online

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The 116-year-old “Book of the Pioneers” is now available with a full-text search on Utah State Archives web site at archives.utah.gov/digital/14107.htm. The Archives collaborated with the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library for conservation and repair of the one-of-a-kind book. In addition, the library created high-quality digital images for viewing online. The “Book of the Pioneers” is “a record …