Getting closer! RIM is less than two weeks away!

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Training Leave a Comment

Join us September 11th for the Records and Information Management Conference: The Nuts and Bolts of Records Management! Registration is still open for in-person and online attendance, the event is free to attend. Meet our all-star presenters: Do this, Not That: Taking a Practical Approach to Records Management. Renée Wilson is a RIM specialist at the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service. She …

An Evening in American Fork!

Rae Gifford News and Events Leave a Comment

A week from today, the Utah State Developmental Center, in partnership with the Utah State Archives, will be hosting an amazing night at the American Fork Library (64 S 100 E, American Fork, UT 84003). Join us September 5, 2018 for a presentation and exhibit on the history of the Developmental Center, formerly known as the Utah State Training School. …

Births: Reports to Registers

Gina Strack Digital Archives, History 1 Comment

The State of Utah began issuing birth certificates in 1905. Before the law was passed, local government offices used different methods to record the vital records of births and deaths in their community. In 1898, birth and death registrations were  done within the offices of county clerks across the state. For births, physicians and midwives reported the births they attended …

Need practical tools to build your RIM program?

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Training Leave a Comment

The Division of Archives and Records Service presents this year’s RIM Conference: The Nuts and Bolts of Records Management! Come to learn records and information management essentials such as conducting a record inventory, managing electronic records, creating a social media policy, and using the State Records Center. When: September 11, 2018. 9 am – 4 pm How: This event is free and available for …

Death Certificates for 1966-1967 Indexed by Name

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Researchers may now search for death certificates by name for 1966 and 1967. Thanks to our volunteers and staff, one may look for a death record by name, date, or county. Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904-1967 The death certificate collection was first released online in December 2006, covering 1904-1956 through a partnership with FamilySearch.  Since then, the Utah State Archives …

The videos are now available!

Rae Gifford Research, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Leave a Comment

On Saturday, July 28th, we held our inaugural family history workshop. We had some great presentations, and people were able to use our Research Center throughout the day. We know not everyone has time on a Saturday to come down to the Archives. As part of our workshop, we recorded the presenters so we can provide continued access to their …

New Name Indexes Search

Rae Gifford Research, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Leave a Comment

One of our most popular online features is our name indexes. We know you love them (especially the death certificates) so we want to make searching them easier for you. Some of our improvements are still in development, but starting today we will be beta testing a brand new interface for users. Hopefully, you will find this more powerful and configurable …

Grant Funds Help Digitize Salt Lake Community College Photographs

Janell Tuttle News and Events, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Leave a Comment

The Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Markosian Library received a grant from the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) to digitize photographs from their College Archives. The photographs document historical events such as convocations, inaugurations of new SLCC presidents, on-campus club activities, and curriculum-specific programs. The dates of the photographs range from the 1950s to the 1990s. As a …