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Newly Processed: September 2013 [Updated]

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 September 2013:

Cedar City (Utah)

District Court (First District)

Heber City (Utah)

Holden (Utah)

Kanab (Utah)

Kanosh (Utah)

Kingston (Utah)

La Verkin (Utah)

Levan (Utah)

Liberty Cemetery Maintenance District (Utah)

Minersville (Utah)

Nephi (Utah). Sexton

Orderville (Utah)

Payson (Utah)

Riverside Cemetery Maintenance District (Utah)

Tremonton (Utah)

Uintah County Cemeteries Department (Utah)

Warren-West Warren Cemetery Maintenance District (Utah)

Edited to add three series that were missed:

Division of Health

Ogden (Utah). City Recorder

Tremonton (Utah)

Laketown Cemetery Maintenance District (Utah)


Newly Processed: September 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 September 2011:

Department of Human Services

District Court (Sixth District : Kane County)


Newly Processed: August 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 August 2011:

Bear River (Utah)

Centerfield (Utah)

Division of Epidemiology and Laboratory Sevices. Bureau of Epidemiology

Commission on Economy and Efficiency Research

Industrial Commission

Office of Education. Instructional Technology Section

Commission on the Reorganization of the Executive Branch (Utah)

Milford (Utah)

Salt Lake County (Utah). Health Dept.

Weber County (Utah). County Surveyor

Millard County (Utah). Registrar of Vital Statistics (Hinckley Precinct)

Brigham City (Utah). City Sexton

Department of Natural Resources. Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining

Sevier County (Utah). Water Commission


Newly Processed: October 2010

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 2010:

District Court (First District : Cache County)

District Court (Sixth District : Sanpete County)

Myton (Utah)

Provo City School District (Utah)

Utah Juvenile Court and Probation Commission

 


Mysterious 1880 U.S. Census records solved

List of Persons

List of Persons Cover

List of Persons

List of Persons, Page 1

A researcher recently requested to look at an obscure record series described simply as “Census records, 1880” (Series 5269).  After retrieving the records, Archives staff became curious and set about trying to figure out what the records really were.  The records include five booklets that were clearly standard forms (form 7-392) printed for the 1880 Federal Census and have notes indicating that they had been filed with the Weber County Clerk.  They are titled “List of Persons” and each booklet lists the names, color, sex, and age of all the inhabitants of a given census enumeration district in Weber County, including Ogden 2nd and 3rd (municipal) Wards, Huntsville, Mound Fort, Lynne, Marriott, Riverdale, and Uintah.  Archives staff searched available published sources for some reference to these forms, but couldn’t find any information. So what was their purpose, why were they filed with the county clerk, and why did only five booklets survive?

Archives staff next contacted the National Archives to see what information they might have.  Initially National Archives staff members were both puzzled and excited.  They had never seen an example of this kind of record before, but soon they responded with an answer. Apparently, for earlier censuses enumerators were required to submit a full second copy of their population schedules in order to receive payment for their work.  By 1880 the process was simplified somewhat.  According to The History and Growth of the United States Census (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900):

the enumerator was directed to forward the original schedules, duly certified, to the supervisor of his district, but before doing this, he was required, under the terms of section 6 of the act of April 20, 1880, to make and file in the office of the clerk of the county court or in the office of the court or board administering the affairs of the county to which his district belongs, a list of the names, with age, sex, and color, of all persons enumerated by him, which he shall certify to be true, and for which he shall be paid at the rate of 10 cents for each 100 names.

These lists apparently served as a type of invoice for services and made it possible for the census enumerators to get paid for their work. Because the records were probably not of much use to the county clerk once payment had been made, most of them would have been discarded. Somehow these five booklets from Weber County survived as rare evidence of how the census was conducted in 1880.

Related records:

United States. Department of the Interior


Newly Processed: March 2010

Secretary of State Incorporation correspondence

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 2010:*

Lieutenant Governor

Murray (Utah)

Department of Natural Resources. Division of Parks and Recreation

Sterling (Utah)

District Court (Third District : Summit County)

*some records were processed in February


Marriage Records Research Guide updated

Signing of Marriage License

Signing of Marriage License

The Research Guide to Marriage Records at the Utah State Archives has been updated. Historical background has been added to the introductory text related to how civil registration of marriage came to be in Utah, which helps explain why there are generally no government records of marriage before about 1888.

The list of record series has not been comprehensively updated, however the best way to request such records is still contacting the clerk of the county where the marriage took place for all dates.

Does the guide leave some questions unanswered? Do you have suggestions for it? Leave us a comment using this page.

(Image from here)


Newly processed: January 2010

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 2010:

Duchesne (Utah)

Naples (Utah)

Salt Lake City School District (Utah)

Vernal (Utah)

Millard County (Utah). Justice of the Peace : Delta


Newly processed: November 2009

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 November 2009:

Governor Leavitt

Gunnison (Utah)


Newly processed: October 2009

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 2009:

Division Archives and Records Service

Division of State History

Uintah County (Utah). County Commission


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