Legislative Publications Updated 2018

Gina Strack Research Guides

A number of records related to legislative research have been updated with new issues, supplements, and volumes from 2018. To better understand the process of legislative research, start with our research guide on Legislative Records Overview, with a more in-depth guide to Legislative Intent and History also available . The Utah Code Unannotated is the complete set of codified law …

Toward Better Access: Court Index Digitization

Gina Strack Digital Archives, Research Guides

When I first learned how to research court records, it was a multi-step process involving research guides, paper binders, and at least two sets of microfilm. Finding a particular case required me to: identify the court or jurisdiction (perhaps using the Historical Jurisdiction guide) identify available name indexes or alternatives (using the Court Records guide) retrieve and search the microfilm …

New Biography for Governor Huntsman

Gina Strack Research Guides

We are pleased to highlight a new biography for the research guide to the records of Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. Governor Huntsman served from 2005 to 2009, when President Barack Obama selected him to be the United States Ambassador to China. Lieutenant Governor Gary Herbert replaced him and then was elected governor in 2010 and re-elected in 2012 and 2016. …

Legislative Publications Updated

Gina Strack Research Guides

A number of records related to legislative research have been updated with new issues, supplements, and volumes from 2017. To better understand the process of legislative research and where to access records, start with one of our research guides such as Legislative Intent and History or Legislative Records Overview. The Utah Code Unannotated is the complete set of codified law …

Legislative Publications

Gina Strack Research Guides

As the 2017 Legislative Session winds up, we’d like to highlight some relevant legislative publications that have been updated recently. It’s always best to start with a Research Guide, such as Legislative History or Legislative Records Overview. The Unannotated Code is the complete, codified law statutes reflecting changes in the most recent session. It has been published since 1982. The …

Divorce Research Guide Updated

Gina Strack Research Guides

The research guide to divorce records has been updated to provide a more comprehensive resource during the territorial period (1850-1895). The list of records in that section listed most but possibly not all territorial court records where a divorce could be found. Now there are links to the county probate courts and district courts on the research guide to territorial …

Law in the Utah Territory

Jim Kichas History, Research Guides

UTAH’S FIRST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY The first legislative assembly in Utah’s history was convened in Salt Lake City on September 22, 1851. Over the course of six months, 13 members of the Territorial Council and 26 members of the Territorial House of Representatives passed a series of acts and bills that formally codified the first laws of the Utah Territory. The Utah …

Legislative Publications

Gina Strack Research Guides

As the 2013 session of the Legislature gets underway, we’d like to highlight some relevant publications that have been updated recently. It’s always best to start with the Research Guide, such as Legislative History or Legislative Records Overview. The Unannotated Code is the complete, codified law statutes reflecting changes in the most recent session. It has been published since 1982, …

Birth and Death Research Guides Updated

Gina Strack Research Guides

Research Guides related to finding birth and death records for Utah both historical and current have been updated, including confirmed contact information and records availability. Birth Records Obtaining Birth Records (less than 100 years old) Death records Obtaining Death Records (less than 50 years old) On a related note, the Utah State Archives is currently finalizing free online access to …