Post-1906 Naturalization records moving to U.S. National Archives

Gina Strack History, News and Events, Research Guides

Naturalization records maintained by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services since 1906 will be transferred from the Department of Homeland Security to the National Archives and Records Administration beginning in 2010. Public access will be available if the immigrant has passed away or turned 100 years old. Previously, these files were available through a laborious Freedom of Information Act …

Family Tree Magazine 101 Best

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

The Utah Death Certificate Index was named one of Family Tree Magazine’s 101 Best Web Sites under the category of 10 Best Sites for Vital Records. [T]hanks to humanity’s development of 10 fingers and 10 toes, we count things in 10s, group the years in decades and celebrate anniversaries ending in 0—such as this 10th annual installment of Family Tree …

New Supreme Court Research Guide

Gina Strack News and Events, Research Guides

While looking for some related information, I discovered a research guide for Supreme Court records written probably around 1997, when several relevant records series were processed (such as Abstracts & Briefs and Opinions). It has now been adapted for online use and checked for anything obviously overlooked in the time since its writing. Utah Supreme Court Records research guide

Call for volunteers!

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

Would you like to contribute to online digital archives and records? Provide better access for users worldwide? Please consider volunteering for a project to add enhanced, searchable metadata to the Utah House of Representatives Working bills 1896-1989 digital collection! We are looking to add data to fields for legislative sessions, subjects, individual bill numbers and Laws of Utah chapter numbers …

Oaths of Office Digital Collection

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

The Governor’s Office sent over the most recent set of oaths of office for key officeholders in the state. In 2005, we had done an online exhibit to provide online copies of these documents. This time, however, we set up a simple digital collection: Division of Archives and Records Service Oaths of Office In addition, there is a series inventory …

Government Publications and Information

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A new research guide is available with an introduction and some information on finding records informally classified as Publications: Government Publications and Documents Unlike the original records created by Utah state and local agencies held by the Utah State Archives, publications are meant to be widely distributed and often come to the Archives in non-traditional ways. A majority of recent …

Legislative records updates

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A series inventory for the House of Representatives’ Floor debate recordings is now available. Topics discussed in the recordings include proposed legislation, votes on legislation, testimony or comments on legislation, resolutions, and all other business conducted on the floor of the House. The container list is organized into a list of legislative days that correspond to the House Journals. The …

Irish Ancestry

Gina Strack History, Research Guides

As some cool Celtic musicians once said, “Everyone is 1/365th Irish.” You know, because of St. Patrick’s Day! However, if you have some real Emerald Isle blood in you (like 12% of Americans), and your ancestors landed in Utah (and maybe stayed awhile), there is a chance the Utah State Archives Research Center has some records about them. Naturalization records …

Archives & You

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What does the Utah State Archives mean to you? Have we helped you in some way with research, services, training, advice? Submit your story or comment! See some posted already at archives.utah.gov/archives-you.html. “Archivists are like mechanics, no one wants to give them money or the time of day until something breaks when they become gods amongst men.” (Source)