Finding Aids Updated: May 2018

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While our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records for research, we often update existing ones to include additional information and more holdings. This month, a number of inventories have been updated to include links to copies of records at partner websites, such as FamilySearch and Ancestry.com. Many of the copies are also in the Digital Archives, but …

RootsTech 2018 in One Week

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The Utah State Archives and Records Service will be an exhibitor at RootsTech, one of the largest genealogical conferences in the world from February 28-March 3, 2018. Access and Preservation Event The Director of the Utah State Archives and State Archivist Ken Williams will be presenting as part of a special Access and Preservation track. Sponsored by ProQuest and FamilySearch, …

One Month Until RootsTech 2018

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It’s only a month until this year’s RootsTech conference at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Utah State Archives and Records Service will be in the Expo Hall from February 28th-March 3rd. We can’t wait to talk to attendees about family history resources, vital records, military service, cemetery records, and much more. If you’re going to RootsTech, …

Join Us for RootsTech 2018!

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We are proud to announce that we will be an exhibitor at RootsTech, one of the largest genealogical conferences in the world. It’s happening in Salt Lake City, Utah from February 28-March 3, 2018. We’re excited to connect with everyone, whether you know of our extensive resources available for family history or don’t (yet). Look for us in the Expo …

Personal Digital Archiving

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As part of Preservation Week, we wanted to share information on how you can preserve one of the more difficult forms of records both for institutions like the Utah State Archives and in our personal lives: digital and electronic. Why Digital is Special Paper is one of the more stable forms on which people have recorded information throughout history, using …

Preserving Your Historical Family Records

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  This week has been designated as Preservation Week by the American Library Association. This designation is a chance to highlight the importance of preserving items worthy of passing on to future generations. These items are held in thousands of museums, libraries and archival institutions, as well as in many family collections. Here at the State Archives it is a …

Join Us at the South Davis Family History Conference

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On Saturday April 22, 2017 the Utah Genealogical Association will present the 20th annual South Davis Conference on family history. The Utah State Archives is pleased to join for the first time as a vendor and leading one of the 70+ classes and labs. 9:20 am – 10:20 am “What’s in the Utah State Archives?” Register and find more information …

Death Certificates for 1965 Indexed by Name

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Researchers may now search for death certificates by name for 1965. Thanks to our volunteers and staff, one may look for a death record by name, date, or county. Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904-1965 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 has added …