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, …

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Do you need a valentine to share? Try one of these! Today we have been sharing valentines on Twitter. They were created by the awesome Holly Dolan from the Denton County (Texas) Department of Technology Services. Records Management Term Definitions: Administratively valuable: An appraisal noting the usefulness of records for the conduct of current and/or future administrative business needs. Custodian: …

2018 Records Management Training Schedule

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Utah’s Division of Archives and Records Service offers free records access and management training classes, webinars, and conferences to all governmental employees. Most classes are held in Salt Lake City, but we will have two regional trainings this year–one in Vernal and one in Richfield. We may also be able to provide training in your region upon request if you …

A Day of Sunshine

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Welcome to the inaugural Open Government Conference! Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9 a.m. – 4 p.m The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is excited to announce “A Day of Sunshine.”  Come and learn why transparency matters and how to work together for a better open government. Our guest speakers include: John Dougall, State Auditor Joel Campbell, Associate Professor …

One Month Until RootsTech 2018

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It’s only a month until this year’s RootsTech conference at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Utah State Archives and Records Service will be in the Expo Hall from February 28th-March 3rd. We can’t wait to talk to attendees about family history resources, vital records, military service, cemetery records, and much more. If you’re going to RootsTech, …

A Day of Sunshine

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  Come and learn about government transparency from the following speakers.                                    John Dougall, State Auditor | Why Government Transparency is Important Joel Campbell, Assoc. Professor of Journalism (BYU) | Adopting “Sunshine” Standards Charles Stormont, attorney for UTA | Privacy from a Legal Perspective …

Join Us for RootsTech 2018!

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We are proud to announce that we will be an exhibitor at RootsTech, one of the largest genealogical conferences in the world. It’s happening in Salt Lake City, Utah from February 28-March 3, 2018. We’re excited to connect with everyone, whether you know of our extensive resources available for family history or don’t (yet). Look for us in the Expo …

Happy Holidays from the Archives!

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More than 70 years ago, while the world was fighting World War II, the holidays were still coming to Utah. Lights were strung, festivities planned, and Christmas cards sent. In the Correspondence records of Governor Herbert Brown Maw (Records Series 221), I found the following letter from the Utah State Department of Public Welfare: In this year of world-wide struggle …