150 Years of Utah Suffrage: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson

On February 14, 1870 Seraph Young marked her ballot for the Salt Lake City municipal election and dropped it in the box. She was the first woman in the United States to vote. Seraph arrived in Utah in 1847, when she was less than a year old. The Pioneer Jubilee book lists Seraph Young (Ford) as one of the first …

New Discoveries in the Archives: Murder and Racism in 1893

Lauren Katz

This blog post was written by Mariah Todd. She is the fall 2019 Outreach Intern at the Utah State Archives and Records Service. She is a senior at UVU majoring in History and she is particularly interested in primary sources. In 1893, seventeen-year-old Charles Arnup was arrested for killing a man. The following year, his attorney submitted a pardon application …

1910 Birth Certificates Available in Online Name Index

Gina Strack

Birth certificates issued by the Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics in 1910 are now online and freely available to the public. The searchable index and digital images may be accessed from the Utah Birth Certificate Index. As all birth certificates at least 100 years old are public, also browse 1911-1916 online for free. In addition to identity and …

2018 Records Management Training Schedule

Kendra Yates

Utah’s Division of Archives and Records Service offers free records access and management training classes, webinars, and conferences to all governmental employees. Most classes are held in Salt Lake City, but we will have two regional trainings this year–one in Vernal and one in Richfield. We may also be able to provide training in your region upon request if you …

Territorial Militia Card Index Online

Gina Strack

The Utah Territorial Militia Records document the administration and activities of various segments of the territorial militia, also known as the Nauvoo Legion. They were brought together by archives staff in the late 1950s and early 1960s in an effort to collect all documents about Utah veterans from any source and to serve as a state repository for those documents. …

1909 Birth Certificates Available in Online Name Index

Gina Strack

Birth certificates issued by the Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics in 1909 are now online and freely available to the public. The searchable index and digital images may be accessed from the Utah Birth Certificate Index. As all birth certificates at least 100 years old are public, browse 1910-1915 online. In addition to identity and proof of citizenship, …

Historic Utah Administrative Code Online

Gina Strack

Eight volumes from 1987 and 1989 of the Utah Administrative Code are now online. The Utah Administrative Code is the complete compilation of state administrative rules. Administrative rules are laws affecting the legal rights and privileges of the public or other governmental entities, and have all the effects of a statute enacted by the Legislature. Each compilation includes only those …

Top Baby Names in Utah 1908 Edition

Gina Strack

Birth certificates issued by the Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics in 1908 are now online and freely available to the public. The searchable index and digital images may be accessed from archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/81443.htm. And that means it’s time to see the most popular baby names that were given in 1908 (see 1905, 1906, and 1907). Girls Mary Ruth Helen …

Top Baby Names in Utah 1907 Edition

Gina Strack

It’s time to update and compare the most popular baby names, as found in birth certificates that are now public. Girls Mary Alice Helen Edna Florence Thelma Ruth Margaret Grace Mildred Boys John William James George Joseph Charles Arthur Thomas Clarence Robert