Births: Reports to Registers

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The State of Utah began issuing birth certificates in 1905. Before the law was passed, local government offices used different methods to record the vital records of births and deaths in their community. In 1898, birth and death registrations were  done within the offices of county clerks across the state. For births, physicians and midwives reported the births they attended …

Probate Records for Salt Lake County

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This post is the first in a 3-part series on the Salt Lake County Probate Case Files. The probate case files in Salt Lake County are some of the oldest records at the Utah State Archives. Since the initial pioneer settlement was concentrated within the boundaries of Salt Lake County, prominent names are easy to find within these estates, such …

Book of The Pioneers Celebrating 1897 Jubilee Now Online

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The 116-year-old “Book of the Pioneers” is now available with a full-text search on Utah State Archives web site at 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 …

Archives Month: Avenues of Salt Lake City

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All Events for Utah Archives Month | RSVP on Facebook | Get Directions Friday, October 12, 2012 12 noon Salt Lake City’s oldest residential historic district is a neighborhood known as the Avenues. During the late nineteenth century this area was home to many of the most influential citizens of Salt Lake City. Built from 1860 until 1930, it contains …

Research Center Closure

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In order for staff to attend the 60th Annual Utah State History Conference, the Research Center will be closed Friday, September 21, 2012. It will open again Monday, September 24 at the usual 9 a.m. Please feel free to join us at the conference–a free event!

Utah Archives Month 2012

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The calendar for Utah Archives Month is now being updated for October 2012 events at The events hosted by the Utah State Archives and Utah State History have been posted (including on Facebook): 10/1/2012 – Randy Silverman: Year of the Newspaper 10/12/2012 – Cevan LeSieur: “The Avenues of Salt Lake City” 10/15/2012 – Brock Cheney: “Plain But Wholesome: Foodways …

Newly Processed: January 2011

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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 January 2011: Statehood Constitutional Convention State Constitution, 1895. | View Online Division of State …