Author: Gina Strack

Processing Archivist at the Utah State Archives.

Newly Processed: January 2017

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 2017:

Systems Down for Upgrade

Several of our online services (including name indexes and death certificates) may be affected this weekend as the underlying systems are upgraded to be more secure. We hope to be fully back online by Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

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Also of note, our web site will have a brand new design starting in January. Links and navigation will be fairly similar in function, though menus will be different locations. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or problems finding what you need.

Battleship Utah Silver Service

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, when the USS Utah was hit and 64 sailors lost their lives, here is a post from a few years ago about the USS Utah silver service that had been returned long before.

Just over one hundred years ago, the people of Utah were asked to raise money for a silver service set to be presented to the new ship named in honor of the state, the U.S.S. Utah. A committee was …

Source: Battleship Utah Silver Service

Newly Processed: October 2016

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Lagoon road sign in Davis County (Series 959)

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 2016:

Second District: Weber County Index to Civil Actions Online

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Created by the Second District Court in Weber County to record the names of the parties involved in civil actions and provide assigned case numbers, the Index to Civil Actions is now online. Volumes in the series alternate listings on each page, with the left page listing entries by surname of the plaintiff and the right page by surname of the defendant. Specific information recorded for each case includes the docket number (case number) as well as the corresponding register of action book.

The index is useful for finding case files from the Second District from the territorial period up to about 1970.

Newly Processed: September 2016

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 2016:

Newly Processed: August 2016

Untitled-1All 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 descriptions, including online series inventories. The following list includes record series that were processed by archivists during the month of August 2016:

Soundex Birth Index Online

Even with indexes to Utah birth certificates, there is an additional research tool for births recorded before 1934. That is when as part of a Works Progress Administration project all birth certificates in Utah since 1904 were indexed and published in several volumes. Specialists in vital statistics still use these books as an aid to locating a birth record. Arrangement is by Soundex code number. Within an individual code number, volumes are indexed by the father’s first given name. The information includes the child’s name, the mother’s maiden name, the child’s sex and birth date, the county of birth, the file number, the cross index name, and the father’s name.

This collection provides online access to the first four volumes for 1904-1914. The birth certificates from these years are now public.

 

Newly Processed: July 2016

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 July 2016: