The original Federal Census Population Schedule for Weber County from 1850 is now online. This census represents the first time that Weber County and the rest of Utah Territory was enumerated by the federal government. The series is significant, in part, because it was previously believed by many that the 1850 census for Utah was only taken on handmade forms and that Utah did not have access to the federal forms. The 1850 Census contains a lot of information concerning the residents of Weber County. It includes the names of everyone living in the county, as well as gender, age, birthplace, occupation, etc. Based on the schedules in this series, the number of residents in Weber County was about 1,141.
Correspondence, memorandum, meeting minutes, photographs, and reports from the various investigators and agencies involved with the sheep death investigations that took place in Cedar City in 1953 and 1954 are now online. The study papers and compiled reports found here were collected by the Utah … Continue reading Dept. of Health Sheep Radiation Studies Online
Currently there are eleven officially recognized regional repositories throughout the state. The regional repositories are authorized to collect, process, preserve and make available historical records for research and study by the public. The State Archives can provide copies of government records to these Regional Repositories so people don’t have to travel to Salt Lake City to see government records for their region. Working together with institutions throughout the state, the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board is committed to preserving Utah’s historical records for future generations.
On March 30, 2017 representatives of these repositories will be meeting at the Utah State Archives to learn, exchange ideas, and plan for the future of the program as this is the 10th anniversary for this meeting. The USHRAB Consortium is also invited to this meeting.
Visitors to the Research Center on March 1-2, 2017 will not be able to retrieve records from the collection due to scheduled maintenance. Please plan on visiting either before or after to access records that are not in the Research Center itself. For questions, you may call (801) 245-7227.
The RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City was a great experience for the Utah State Archives. It was wonderful to to meet so many old and new friends.
The Utah State Archives is proud to announce that we will be an exhibitor at RootsTech, one of the largest genealogical conferences in the world, in Salt Lake City, Utah from February 8-10, 2017. We’re excited to connect with both those who know of our extensive resources available for family history and those who may not (yet). Look for us in the Expo Hall of the Salt Palace in booth #1422!
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:
- Duchesne County (Utah). County Assessor Appraisal records, 1915-
- Ogden School District (Utah) Administrative files, 1947-2000.
- Ogden School District (Utah) Dee Junior High School reports of promotion, 1917
- Ogden School District (Utah) Employee absence reports, 1950-1976.
- Ogden School District (Utah) Financial audit reports, 1921-2006.
- Ogden School District (Utah) Lincoln Elementary School grade, attendance and promotion reports, 1932
- Ogden School District (Utah) Mound Fort Elementary School student records, 1922-1937.
- Ogden School District (Utah) Mound Fort Junior High School student lists, 1935-1955.
- Ogden School District (Utah) North/Mound Fort Junior High School student records, 1916-1968.
- Ogden School District (Utah) Real estate property records, 1890-1980.
- Ogden School District (Utah) School construction files, 1890-1930.
- Ogden School District (Utah) Student cards, 1916-
- Ogden School District (Utah) Substitute teacher reports., 1950-1976.
- Ogden School District (Utah) Superintendents’ files, 1935-2000.
- Salt Lake City School District (Utah) Hamilton School administrative records, 1900-1902.
- Salt Lake City School District (Utah) Longfellow School register, 1906-1907.
- Sandy (Utah). City Council Minutes, i 1893-
On this day in 2006, the Utah State Archives quietly released the results of a partnership with FamilySearch: fifty years of Utah death certificates free and online. The project was essentially an experiment to bring together indexes, including those produced by records custodians such as … Continue reading Ten Years of Death Certificates
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.
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.