Newly Processed: January 2012

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 2012:

Weber County (Utah). Clerk of the County Court

Dept. of Community and Economic Development


Holiday Closure

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Monday, January 16, 2012 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

It will open once again Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 9 a.m.


Dept. of Transportation Photograph Index Online

The Community Relations Office of the Department of Transportation created an index to their official photographs. The office assigned a job number to each set of photographs taken or adopted by the office as official photographs. The job number provides access to all photographic material in the official photographs collection. Job numbers include a three-part number series. For each job number the index minimally identifies the subject of the photos and the date or dates on which they were taken.

The photographs that indexed here number in the hundreds of thousands–a true treasure unexpectedly found within government records. Find an interesting job in the index? Visit the Research Center to access the photographs from some of these series:


Newly Processed: November and December 2011

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 months of November and December 2011:

Attorney General’s Office

Battleship Utah Silver Service Committee

District Court (Sixth District : Kane County)

District Court (Eighth District : Uintah County)

Salt Lake City (Utah). Justice’s Court

Salt Lake City School District (Utah)

Summit County (Utah). County Coroner

Water and Power Board


Browse Death Certificates Online, 1961

Although fully searchable name indexes are not yet available for all the latest death certificates, we are now able to offer digital images online that may be browsed by date and county, similar to the process when visiting the Research Center.

Narrow results by choosing both year and county. Within a folder, certificates are chronological by date.

Links will also be added to the series inventory. Death certificates become public 50 years after the date of the death. With key partnerships with the Office of Vital Records and FamilySearch, the Utah State Archives is actively working to toward a goal of yearly updates for online access, with name indexes added as soon as they are completed.


Holiday Closures

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Monday, December 26, 2011 for Christmas. It will open again Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 9 a.m.

We will also be closed Monday, January 2, 2012 for New Year’s Day, opening again Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

Happy Holidays!


Holiday Closure

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Thursday, November 24, 2011 for Thanksgiving Day. It will re-open Friday, November 25 at 9 a.m.


Holiday Closure

John Walter Holbrook

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Friday, November 11, 2011 for Veterans’ Day. Normal hours will resume Monday, November 14 at 9:00 a.m.

Are you looking for military records? We have research guides online to help you:


Newly Processed: October 2011

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 October 2011:

Department of Natural Resources. Division of Parks and Recreation


Historians Seeking Utah Law Enforcement Memorabilia

Mugshot books

Thank you to the Salt Lake Tribune for covering the final Archives Month presentation featuring Robert Kirby.

By Janelle Stecklein

The Salt Lake Tribune

State historians on Friday launched an effort to collect law enforcement memorabilia Utahns might have stored away.

“It’s important to save our law enforcement history because it’s something being lost every second,” said Melissa Coy Ferguson, the manuscripts curator with the Utah State Historical Society.

She said many law enforcement journals, booking documents or other old items of interest are often tossed because people or agencies don’t know what else to do with them. Some are tucked away in attics or garages.

“A lot of times families don’t understand what they have,” Ferguson said.

Read more at Historians seeking Utah law enforcement memorabilia | The Salt Lake Tribune.


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