Deseret News: Legislative records

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Small item from today’s paper: Legislative documents dating back to Utah’s inception as a state are now available electronically through the state archive’s Web site. The House of Representatives working bills files, 1896-1989, were added to the archive’s digital collections and include nearly 150,000 images from 63 legislative sessions. Senate records from the same period are being microfilmed and, when …

Utah State Archives posts bills files from the Utah House of Representatives

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For Immediate Release Representing almost 100 years of lawmaking work by the Utah State House of Representatives, the early working bills files that are a key part of the legislation process have been posted online by the Utah State Archives and Records Service. The House of Representatives’ Working bills files, 1896-1989, are the newest addition to the Utah State Archives’ …

Historic southern Utah court records accessible to researchers

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For Immediate Release Historic records from the modern-day Fifth District Court and the territorial Second District Court are now accessible to local researchers on microfilm at the State Archives and  libraries at Southern Utah University in Cedar City and Dixie College in St. George. Grant funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) allowed the Utah State Archives …

District Court Records Guide Updated

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The processing and research staff of the Utah State Archives is excited to unveil the latest edition of the Utah State District Court Records Guide.  Work associated with this resource began in 2005 with a systematic inventory of historic records in all of the 29 state district courts.  The information compiled during this inventory was reconciled against all known holdings …

House Working bills are Finished

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We even had the cupcakes to prove it–one for each session digitized and put online. http://archives.utah.gov/digital/432.htm Naturally, it would be great to move onto the Senate Working bills. First, microfilming will need to completed, both for preservation and it is from the microfilm that we scan the digital images. Secondly, with the overall economic climate, resources are a little tighter …

An Extra Statute Found

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We are literally days away from finishing the enormous House Working Bills record series project, putting online all bill files discussed by the Utah House of Representatives from 1896 to 1989 (1990 to the present is on the Legislature’s own site). And sometimes you get a little more than expected. Yesterday, while finishing up the last few, we discovered that …

Naturalization Records since 1906

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After checking some external links on the Naturalization Records Guide, discovered that the previously announced U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Genealogy Program is now active. The relevant links on the guide have been updated. Meanwhile, if you are looking for citizenship records from 1906 to 1956, their program offers index searches and records requests for a fee that should be …

Divorce Records guide updated

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The Divorce Records research guide has been updated to reflect a much wider availability of civil court records here at the State Archives from districts throughout the state, besides Salt Lake County. This new website has provided a good opportunity to review and update content. Let us know what you think!

Archives Month programs planned

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The Utah State Archives will observe Utah Archives Month throughout October with weekly events each Wednesday. The statewide theme for 2008 is “Documenting Utah: Political History, Public Policy, and Archives.” Three classes geared to family historians will be offered on alternating weeks. Danielle L. Batson, MLS, AG (LDS Family History Library), will present a class on using United States naturalization …

Almost done: House Working bills

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The online digital collection of the House of Representatives’ Working bill files are nearing the completion stage with almost 80% of the sessions from 1896 to 1989 represented (1990 to the present of course are available from the Legislature’s site). Specifically, this includes general and special sessions from 1896-1917 and from 1941-1989. The remaining years are being scanned and should …