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!
This series contains press releases and media advisories from the office of Governor Jon Huntsman given to media sources to publicize the governor’s activities and opinions. The records contain information on the appointment of judges and state officials, announcements of new businesses in Utah, legislative announcements and official decrees recognizing and celebrating significant individuals and events.
The documents online are searchable by keyword.
Naturalization records documenting the final step to citizenship from Salt Lake City are now online. The records cover from 1907 to 1925, individuals in the records may have immigrated years before as detailed in the Naturalization and Citizenship Research Guide. Records may be found searching for names of heads of households (married women were automatically naturalized along with their husbands until 1922) and family members.
The images were created from a partnership with FamilySearch. Many other naturalization records were digitized at the same time, and we’re always looking for help indexing them. Find out more about volunteering.
The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Monday, September 3, 2012 for Labor Day.
It will open again Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 9 a.m. Meanwhile, there are many research materials available online anytime in digital archives, name indexes, guides, and inventories.
Birth Certificate, 1906
Birth certificate images for 1911 are now online at archives.utah.gov/digital/81443.htm. Although they are not indexed by name yet, if one knows the birth date and county it should not be difficult to locate the correct folder and browse through a few images for the time being. Saving and printing of images is available.
Would you like to help index birth certificates? Or other records? Join our team of volunteers for a rewarding experience handling, describing, or making accessible original records from throughout Utah’s history. Read more about our Volunteer Program.
The calendar for Utah Archives Month is now being updated for October 2012 events at utaharchivesmonth.org. 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 of the Mormon Pioneers”
- 10/19/2012 – Jim Kichas: “Utah’s MX Moment”
- 10/24/2012 – Matt Basso: “Men At Work”
All events are free and open to the public.
Utah Archives Month is on Facebook and Twitter.
The territorial CASE INDEX for the Third District Court is now online. It records the names of plaintiffs and defendants involved in court actions and provides assigned case numbers, facilitating clerical management of and access to the case files. Civil cases span the entire period (1871-1896). Criminal cases were indexed in this series from 1871 to 1882, when a separate filing arrangement for criminal case files was implemented.
The index is useful for finding case files from the Third District up until 1896, which traditionally has included Salt Lake County.
As part of the records of the 1895 Constitutional Convention, a high-resolution digital copy of the Federal Enabling Act that led to Utah becoming a state is now online in the Utah Digital Archives.
In July 1894, the U.S. Congress enacted a law to enable the territory of Utah to be admitted into the Union as a state. The act spelled out the calling of a convention composed of 107 delegates to meet beginning in March 1895 to draw up a state constitution. These records are the papers of that convention. They include a copy of the federal enabling act; roll call; transcripts, published and unpublished, of the proceedings; files of proposals, petitions, and other recommendations for inclusion in the state constitution; and a limited number of committee reports, minutes and notes.
Statehood Constitutional Convention (1895)
See also Road to Statehood Exhibit – Enabling Act and History of the Constitutional Convention (1895)
The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed for Pioneer Day, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. It will open again on Wednesday, July 25 at 9 a.m.
Pioneer Day commemorates the arrival of the Mormon Pioneers in the Salt Lake valley July 24, 1847.
It’s time to update and compare the most popular baby names, as found in birth certificates that are now public. A few shuffled around, but the #1 are the same as the year before (view 1905 top names)