Family History and Genealogy
Family History is the over-arching term that encompasses both genealogy (study of family pedigrees) and more specialized studies such as people with common surnames or who originate in one location. Our collection contains many useful primary and secondary sources for researching families and communities in Utah.
Our staff will attempt to locate and copy records related to specific individuals, but we can only search those record series that are indexed or otherwise easily accessible. For extensive research, please advantage of the Digital Archives, visit the Reference Room in person, or make arrangements with an independent researcher.
- Criminal Records
- Divorces and other Civil Court Records
- Historical Court Jurisdiction
- Probate Court Records
estates, wills, guardianships, name changes and Adoptions
- Utah Court System
- Business Incorporation Records
- City & Town Records
Council minutes, ordinances and histories from several regions in Utah.
Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News and more fully searchable daily and weekly newspapers
- Education and School Records
and Local Publications
Mostly from state government agencies, but a portion are from local cities and special districts that may provide insight into past lives.
Page Last Updated June 29, 2023.