Newly processed: February 2010

Gina Strack Finding Aids

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 February 2010: District Court (First District) Northern division civil and criminal case files, i …

Marriage Records Research Guide updated

Gina Strack Research Guides

The Research Guide to Marriage Records at the Utah State Archives has been updated. Historical background has been added to the introductory text related to how civil registration of marriage came to be in Utah, which helps explain why there are generally no government records of marriage before about 1888. The list of record series has not been comprehensively updated, …

Newly processed: January 2010

Gina Strack Finding Aids

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 2010: Duchesne (Utah) Council minutes, 1917-[ongoing] Naples (Utah) Council minutes, 1982-[ongoing] Salt Lake …

Newly Processed: December 2009

Gina Strack Finding Aids

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 December 2009: Department of Administrative Services Annual reports, 1981-1983, 2008-[ongoing] District Court (Second District …

Newly processed: November 2009

Gina Strack Finding Aids

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 November 2009: Governor Leavitt First Lady audiovisual materials, 1993-2003 Gunnison (Utah) Council minutes, 1894-[ongoing]

Death Certificates 1957-1958 Now Online

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

Visit the Utah Death Certificate Index to access digital copies of death certificates from 1957 to 1958. Previously, one could access certificates from the beginning of their creation (late 1904) to 1956, though the records themselves are public once after 50 years. More information: Death Records Research Guide Inventory of Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death …

House Working bills inventory links

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

The series inventory for the House of Representatives Working bill files has been updated to include direct links to digital archives for each folder from 1896 to 1989. Inventory of Working bills from Legislature. House of Representatives, i 1896-2009 The House Working bills were digitally scanned from microfilm in 2008 up through 1989. Bills from 1990 to the present are …

Thanksgiving

Gina Strack History, News and Events

Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! The Utah State Law Library provides a short history of the holiday: The first presidential proclamation about Thanksgiving was made by George Washington in 1789. He declared the 26th of November as the date of celebration. In 1863, President Lincoln proclaimed that the last Thursday in November was a national holiday. Finally, in 1941 …

New Online Catalog Unveiled

Gina Strack News and Events, Research

As part of the Utah State Collections Consortium, the Utah State Archives has upgraded to the newest version of the Symphony integrated library system from SirsiDynix. An online catalog is just one of the ways to search for information on the permanent, historic holdings of the Utah State Archives. As we learn more about the new system, we will work …

Military Records guide updated

Gina Strack Research Guides

  Just in time for Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, 2009*, the research guide for military records organized by wars and conflicts has been updated. The text now includes more historical context for such key records as those of the Territorial Militia (or Nauvoo Legion) which are some of the earliest records at the Utah State Archives, as they …