Laws of Utah Online through Pioneer database

Gina Strack Research

The Utah State Library through its Pioneer databases has made the entire set of the Laws of Utah available online. The restricted access requires a Utah library card. Once through, one may search and browse the session laws published each year after the Utah State Legislature meets. The session laws are key to legislative research which is explained fully in …

Holiday Closure

Gina Strack News and Events

The Research Center for Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Thursday, November 25, 2010 for Thanksgiving. It will re-open Monday, November 29, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Indian War Service Affidavits Online

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

The Indian War Service Affidavits from the Commissioner of Indian War Records is now online. In 1909 the legislature passed a law creating a Board of Commissioners of Indian War Records. Their duties were to ascertain the names of the persons who were members of any organization performing military duties during Indian wars or expeditions against the Indians during territorial …

Sanpete Birth Register Online

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

The birth register maintained by the Sanpete County Clerk from 1898-1905 is now available as a book online. These records contain birth registers recorded from 1898 through 1905. Each entry includes an assigned number, sex, color, race, date and place of birth, parent’s names and residence, attending physician , and remarks. Beginning in 1898, physicians and midwives were required to …

Beginnings and Endings: The Family of Frank and Iku Arima

Gina Strack Digital Archives, History

The birth certificates of three different children from one set of parents in one year is liable to catch one’s attention. It turned out that in July 1905, when Frank and Iku Arima filed for birth certificates for twins Estella and Orville born July 18, 1905, they also filed for their first son, Clarence, born February 8, 1904. Further research …

Federal Records Management Audited

Susan Mumford News and Events

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit completed in October shows that nearly 80% of government agencies are at risk of illegally destroying public records and that there are hefty volumes of records needing preservation and care before they are permanently lost or damaged. Prompted by the loss of the Wright brothers’ original patent, as well as maps for atomic bomb …

2011 Training Dates Announced

wgfjr GRAMA, Records Management, Training

Dates and locations for 2011 records management and access training classes have been announced by the Utah State Archives and Records Service. Records Management is divided into morning and afternoon sessions on the same day. Records Management I is an overview of basic records management practices emphasizing government officials’ responsibility to retain and destroy records according to an approved schedule. …

Newly Processed: October 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 October 2010: District Court (First District : Cache County) Criminal case files, 1896- District …

Job Fair at the SLC Library

Susan Mumford News and Events

Brooke and Tyson, two of our Archives volunteers, signed up a lot of potential new volunteers last Thursday. The Utah State Archives had a table at the teen oriented job fair held from 3-6 p.m. downtown at the Salt Lake City Library. A  lot of the attendees stopped by (we were right near the snack bar) to see what happens at …