Category Archives: Territorial Records

Anniversary Trivia Contest

How much do you know about Salt Lake County History? To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Salt Lake County Records Management and Archives we are holding a trivia contest every Tuesday in May.  To enter just provide an answer in … Continue reading

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The Stormy History of the Land Title Certificates Collection

The history of the American West is filled with fascinating moments of conflict and compromise.  One collection at the Archives, the Probate Court Land Title Certificates, provides a window into exploring one of those moments in Salt Lake County’s own … Continue reading

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Abandoned Wives in West Jordan

Sometimes we open an old archives box for review and preservation purposes only to find that it contains records outside of the time frame shown on the label affixed by the original box creator. This is the case with a … Continue reading

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Happy 162nd Anniversary!

On March 15, 1852, the first meeting of the government of Great Salt Lake County in the Territory of Utah was held.  The officials met in a long-forgotten post office that was located at 20 South Main Street in downtown Salt Lake … Continue reading

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National Handwriting Day, 2013

As I am sure many of you know, January 23 is National Handwriting Day.  The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association created this day to “alert the public to the importance of handwriting….(and) is a chance for all of us to reexplore … Continue reading

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I Found it in the Archives: 1861 Criminal Case

Recently, a patron called the Archives asking about a criminal case from the 1860s that had included his ancestor.  We were able to provide the patron with criminal case files discussing the involvement of his ancestor in the beating and robbing of … Continue reading

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