Category Archives: Resources for research

As We Continue to Work….from Home

The archives reading room has now been closed for more than a month, but our staff are still working. We have been working from home on developing standards to better preserve born digital records that we receive, applying metadata to … Continue reading

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Wandering Tax Appraisal Cards

The collection of Tax Appraisal Cards, 1934-1987, were cards used to assess the value of residential and commercial property for tax purposes in Salt Lake County. The cards are one of the highest used collections in the archives for patron … Continue reading

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Salt Lake County Marriage Licenses Now Online

Salt Lake County Marriage Applications and Licenses from 1887-1904 are now available online! Search by the name of the bride or groom, or browse by the last name of either subject. When available, the images of both the application and … Continue reading

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RootsTech 2020

RootsTech 2020 will be held February 26 – 29 at the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City. Salt Lake County Archives will be an exhibitor this year, so if you are attending please drop in and say hi! We … Continue reading

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What Does the County Do for You?

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson will be hosting 5 Town Hall meetings, open to everyone.  Agencies from Salt Lake County will be on hand to discuss the services that they provide to citizens, and Mayor Wilson will also be … Continue reading

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Tax Appraisal Records Now Available Online

Salt Lake County Archives is pleased to announce that Tax Appraisal Records, circa 1970-1991, are now available on our website.  This collection is searchable by address or tax parcel number.  We have currently digitized and indexed 3/4 of the total … Continue reading

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Harold E. Wallace

As we mentioned last week, we’ve been processing the correspondence of Harold E. Wallace, Salt Lake County Attorney from 1934-1946. While going through his correspondence we feel like we’ve come to know and really like him. We thought we’d share … Continue reading

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Additional Records Now Available Online

Salt Lake County Archives now has more records available online.  In addition to birth and death records, we now have land records, early road project records, coroner’s records, maps, and records from the Health Department.  Additional records will be added … Continue reading

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RootsTech Conference is Coming

  We are happy to announce that the Salt Lake County Archives will be an exhibitor at the upcoming RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City.  This will be the first year that the County Archives will have a table in … Continue reading

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“Utah Friends of Sunshine”

Did you know that a group called the “Utah Friends of Sunshine” tried to establish a nudist colony in Utah in 1941? They did, and Salt Lake County officials were quick to put a stop to it. The sheriff approached … Continue reading

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