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State Resources — Utah

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

State office has had records since 1905. If event occurred from 1890 to 1904 in Salt Lake City or Ogden, write to City Board of Health. For records elsewhere in the State from 1898 to 1904, write to County Clerk in county where event occurred.

State office has marriage and divorce records since 1978. Only short form certified copies are available; for more detailed information, contact the county (see notes below).

Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records

On the Internet: Utah Department of Health.
Call: (801) 538-9467 for information on record lookup fees.
Write to:
Bureau of Vital Records
Utah Department of Health
288 North 1460 West
P.O. Box 141012
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012

For county marriage records, contact the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. Cost will vary.

For county divorce records, contact the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted. Cost will vary.

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have tax records, land records, cemetery records, city council minutes, court records, naturalization records, property records, probate records, military records, territorial militia records, territorial records, and local histories.

Write to:
Utah State Archives and Records Service
PO Box 141021
State Capitol, Archives Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1021
Telephone: (801) 538-3012
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00, closed Saturday, Sunday, and legal holidays.

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
Utah Genealogical Association
P.O. Box 1144
Salt Lake City, UT 84110
  Publications: Genealogical Journal, Utah Genealogical Association Newsletter


Institute of Genealogy and History for Latin America
2191 S. 2200
Mt. Springs, UT 84757
Telephone: (435) 867-8422
Fax: (801) 674-5787


The Nauvoo Journal
433 East 300 South
Hyrum, UT 84319-1728
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