Utah Highway Map

New Finding Aids at the Archives: November 2020

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here are the newest ones created during November 2020: Inventory of Rockport State Park records from Department of Natural Resources. Division of Parks and Recreation. Northern Region, ca. 1958-2020 Inventory of Inheritance tax liens register from District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County), 1915-1936. Inventory of Council meeting materials from …

Geneal Anderson: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson History

Geneal Anderson was born in 1952 and grew up in Cedar City, Utah and Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born into the Paiute tribe of Native Americans. Just two years after her birth, a law was passed declaring the Paiute tribe was no longer recognized nationally and their lands were no longer protected. This was part of the belief that …

Utah State Archives Named Best State Website for Genealogy by Family Tree Magazine

Lauren Katz News and Events, Research

The Utah State Archives and Records Service is proud to announce that our Name Indexes site was chosen as one of the 75 Best State Websites for Genealogy by Family Tree Magazine! This is an annual list published to provide readers with the best state-specific online resources for researching their ancestors. The 2020 list ran in the Nov/Dec issue and …

a death certificate

New Finding Aids at the Archives: October 2020

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during October 2020: Inventory of Financial records from Centerfield (Utah), 1909-1990. In addition, the following were updated with new records or more description: Inventory of Bingham Canyon photographs from Department of Administrative Services. Division of Archives and Records Service, 1923-1978. Inventory of …

Spring City and the 1936 Election

Mahala Ruddell History

It’s election season in Utah and pictured here are voter registration lists from 1936. These lists came to us from Spring City, Utah, in Sanpete County, as part of a large records transfer by the city to the State Archives in May 2019. These records, along with others transferred at the time, have now been fully processed, cataloged, and preserved. …

Stories of Utah Women: Dr. Ellis Reynolds Shipp

Maren Peterson History

The story of Ellis Reynolds started in 1847 in Iowa. Her family converted to the LDS church and moved to Utah when she was five years old. In a speech about her early life, Ellis relates one of her strongest memories of the trip. One of her fellow travelers, Sister Winters, contracted cholera and died. Ellis’s grandmother was the nurse …

Spring City, Utah home

New Finding Aids at the Archives: August 2020

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during August 2020: Inventory of City plat map from Spring City (Utah), 1888 Inventory of Financial records from Spring City (Utah), 1913-2003 Inventory of Proof of publication notices from Spring City (Utah), 1974-2014 Inventory of Public utilities payment records from Spring City …

Topaz Internment Camp: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson Digital Archives, History, Research

Pearl Harbor and Alien Enemy Registration After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the U.S. was suspicious of Japanese citizens. They were afraid that those who had immigrated to the U.S. from Japan were secretly spies for their birth country. As tensions rose, people of Japanese descent were evacuated from the Pacific Coast due to fears …

Help Transcribe Brigham Young’s Probate Case!

Lauren Katz History, News and Events

Our next transcription project is now live! Brigham Young, the first governor of the Utah Territory and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died August 29, 1877. At the time, the church practiced an arrangement wherein the president held property and real estate as “trustee-in-trust.” This allowed Young to direct and finance many major construction and …