Join Us at RootsTech 2015

Gina Strack News and Events

The Utah State Archives is proud to announce that we will be an exhibitor at one of the largest genealogical conferences in the world, a combined meeting for RootsTech and the Federation of Genealogical Societies in Salt Lake City, Utah from February 12-14, 2015. We’re excited to connect with both those who know of our extensive resources available for family …

Book of The Pioneers Celebrating 1897 Jubilee Now Online

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

The 116-year-old “Book of the Pioneers” is now available with a full-text search on Utah State Archives web site at archives.utah.gov/digital/14107.htm. The Archives collaborated with the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library for conservation and repair of the one-of-a-kind book. In addition, the library created high-quality digital images for viewing online. The “Book of the Pioneers” is “a record …

Death Certificates for 1961 Indexed by Name

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

Researchers may now search for death certificates by name for 1961. Previously, images have been available for browsing. Thanks to our volunteers and staff, you may look for a death record by name, date, or county. Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904-1961 The death certificate collection was first released online in December 2006, covering 1904-1956 through a partnership with FamilySearch.  Since …

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 …