2010 in review

Gina Strack News and Events

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,300 times in 2010. That’s about 15 full 747s.   In …

Holiday Hours

Gina Strack News and Events

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will remain open as normal Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. through the end of December. The Christmas and New Year’s holidays will each be observed on a Friday when it is usually closed. If you have been meaning to do some research and you have time off, …

Earliest Utah Birth Certificates Free Online

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

Birth certificates issued by the Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics beginning in 1905 are now online and freely available to the public. The searchable index and digital images created in partnership with FamilySearch may be accessed from archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/81443.htm. In addition to identity and proof of citizenship, the registration of births assists with monitoring public health issues and the …

Newly Processed: November 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 November 2010: District Court (Second District : Weber County) Civil case files, 1896- Provo …

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 …