Remembering Those Who Served: World War Military Listings

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In late 1942, Governor Maw issued a proclamation to create the Department of War History and Archives within the Utah State Historical Society.1 Thus began a sustained effort to gather, compile, and memorialize all those from Utah who served in the wars of the twentieth century. At first, records were kept by the Adjutant General, until the Graves Registration Act …

Join Us at RootsTech 2017

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The Utah State Archives is proud to announce that we will be an exhibitor at RootsTech, one of the largest genealogical conferences in the world, in Salt Lake City, Utah from February 8-10, 2017. We’re excited to connect with both those who know of our extensive resources available for family history and those who may not (yet). Look for us …

Newly Processed: March 2016

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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 March 2016: District Court (Eighth District : Uintah County) Civil registers of action, 1909-1990. …

Join Us at RootsTech 2016

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The Utah State Archives is proud to announce that we will be an exhibitor at RootsTech, one of the largest genealogical conferences in the world, in Salt Lake City, Utah from February 4-6, 2016. We’re excited to connect with both those who know of our extensive resources available for family history and those who may not (yet). Look for us …

Join Us at RootsTech 2015

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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 …

Holiday Closure: Veterans Day

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The Research Center will be closed Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in honor of Veterans Day. It will open again at the usual time of 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Did you know the Utah State Archives has many resources on military service records? Check out these Research Guides: Service Records Discharges and Benefit Records The U.S. National Archives …

Holiday Closure: Veterans Day

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The Research Center will be closed Monday, November 12, 2012 in honor of Veterans Day. It will open again at the usual time of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Did you know the Utah State Archives has many resources on military service records? Check out these Research Guides: Service Records Discharges and Benefit Records The U.S. National Archives …

World War II Casualty Lists from National Archives

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In the immediate aftermath of  World War II, the Department of War and the Department of the Navy both published national lists of casualties for the U.S. Army and Army Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The intent was to disseminate the information to the general public in a timely manner, for the benefit of next of kin, …

Indian War Service Affidavits Online

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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 …