Probate Records for Salt Lake County: Part 3 – Brigham Young

Gina Strack Digital Archives, History

This post is the third in a 3-part series on the Salt Lake County Probate Case Files. See Part 1 and Part 2. When Brigham Young died on August 29, 1877, he left behind a thriving frontier community grown from a few arriving wagons in 1847. He also left behind a complicated set of heirs with the practice of polygamy, …

Probate Records for Salt Lake County: Part 2 – John B. Farlow, Druggist

Gina Strack Digital Archives, History

This post is the second in a series on the Salt Lake County Probate case files. See part 1. The remaining case files from 1889 to the end of the territorial period  (numbers 1397-2689) for Salt Lake County are online. As the end of the 19th century approached, the process and documents continued to become more professional, uniform, and better …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: January 2019

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during January 2019: Beaver County School District (Utah) Building plans, 1934-1992. Councils of Defense Utah in the World War by Noble Warrum, 1924 Department of Natural Resources. Division of Water Rights History of Applications to Appropriate Water, 1903-1989. Department of Natural Resources. …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: December 2018

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during December 2018: Canyons School District (Utah). Crescent Elementary School Student attendance records, 1953-1966; 1973-1979. Department of Natural Resources. Division of Parks and Recreation Brigham Young Forest Farm House plans, ca. 1969 District Court (First District : Rich County) Civil and probate …

Toward Better Access: Court Index Digitization

Gina Strack Digital Archives, Research Guides

When I first learned how to research court records, it was a multi-step process involving research guides, paper binders, and at least two sets of microfilm. Finding a particular case required me to: identify the court or jurisdiction (perhaps using the Historical Jurisdiction guide) identify available name indexes or alternatives (using the Court Records guide) retrieve and search the microfilm …

Third District Court: Salt Lake County Criminal Index Online

Gina Strack Digital Archives

An index covering from 1916 to 1975 for Salt Lake County criminal case files is now online. This series functions as an index to access the criminal case files and registers of actions. Individual entries record the name of defendants involved in criminal actions and provide the following information: name of the defendant, assigned case number, page number for the …