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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah|Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah_Archives_and_Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah|Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah_Archives_and_Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]''  
  
The following archives, and libraries have collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers. Before you visit an archive or a library, contact the organization and ask for information on the collections, hours, services, and fees.  
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Many archives and libraries have resources such as maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids to help you locate information about Utah. They may have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories and biographies. Many have record-finding aids such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere in the state.  The following are helpful for research the state of Utah. Search the wiki for the county archives and libraries to locate local libraries, archives, and Family History Centers.
  
 
See also [[United States Archives and Libraries]] for a more extensive list of libraries on a national basis.  
 
See also [[United States Archives and Libraries]] for a more extensive list of libraries on a national basis.  
  
==Family History Library==
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== National Archives ==
  
For more information on this facility and its services, see [[Family History Library|Family History Library]].
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National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)
  
35 North West Temple Street<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84150<br>Telephone: 801-240-2331<br>Fax: 801-240-1584<br>E-Mail: fhl@ldschurch.org<br>Internet:[https://www.familysearch.org/ Family History Library]<br>
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For more information on this facility, see [[National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)|National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)]].  
 
 
This is the largest library devoted entirely to genealogical research in the world. It is also associated with more than 4,500 [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] throughout the world. The holdings include a large collection of Utah records. Information on the hours, holidays, catalog, collection, services, key resources, and how to prepare to visit the library are on the [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] web site.
 
 
 
The following guide book will help in using the library. It gives suggestions on preparing to visit the library, genealogy research tips, and helps in using the library.
 
 
 
*Parker, J. Carlyle. ''Going to Salt Lake City to Do Family History Research''. 3rd ed. Turlock, California: Marietta Publishing, 1996. {{WorldCat|20057575}}
 
 
 
A history of the Genealogical Society of Utah was written during the centennial of the society. This book covers the beginning of the society to 1994. It contains a history of the library, of microfilming, and an overview of the Granite Mountain Records Vault.  
 
  
*Allen, James B., Jessie L. Embry and Kahlile Mehr. ''Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah.'' 1894-1994. Provo, Utah: BYU Studies, Brigham Young University, 1995. {{WorldCat|32013266}}
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'''Building 48, Denver Federal Center<br>'''West 6th Avenue &amp; Kipling<br>Denver, CO 80225<br>Telephone: 303-407-5700<br>Fax: 303-407-5707<br> Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/ National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)]
  
Other guides and reference works at the Family History Library that may be helpful include:  
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Mailing Address:<br>P.O. Box 25307<br>Denver, CO 80225
  
*''Guide to Archives and Manuscript Collections in Select Utah Repositories''. Salt Lake City, Utah; Utah State Historical Society, 1990. (Family History Library compact disc no. Four Parts 1-4.) The compact disc copy is available through the Utah State Archives. It is also part of the LDS Family History Suite 2 described in [[Utah Biography]]
 
*The Family History Library has published directories for the libraries in Utah. One covers the special libraries and the other lists the public libraries.
 
*''Directory of Special Information Resources in Utah Salt Lake City, Utah''
 
*''Directory of Public Libraries in Utah, 1988-1989''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Library Division, 1989.&nbsp;
 
  
==Utah State Archives and Record Service==
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== State Libraries and Archives ==
  
 
Utah State Archives and Record Service<br>300 South Rio Grande<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84101<br>Phone: 801-533-3535 <br>Fax: 801-533-3504&nbsp;  
 
Utah State Archives and Record Service<br>300 South Rio Grande<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84101<br>Phone: 801-533-3535 <br>Fax: 801-533-3504&nbsp;  
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The Utah State Archives&nbsp;and Records Service is a state government agency that works with records created by other state and local governmental entities in Utah. Records of historical value are housed in our permanent collections and are available for research. See the website for holdings&nbsp;and services which include an online catalog and both inhouse and online&nbsp;documents and photos. .  
 
The Utah State Archives&nbsp;and Records Service is a state government agency that works with records created by other state and local governmental entities in Utah. Records of historical value are housed in our permanent collections and are available for research. See the website for holdings&nbsp;and services which include an online catalog and both inhouse and online&nbsp;documents and photos. .  
  
The Archives shares a the historic Rio Grande building with the Utah State Historical Society. The Research Center serves researchers of both organizations.&nbsp;
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The Archives shares a the historic Rio Grande building with the Utah State Historical Society. The Research Center serves researchers of both organizations.&nbsp;  
 
 
==Church History Library==
 
 
 
For more information on this facility and its services, see [[Church History Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints History Library<br>15 East North Temple Street<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3800<br>Library Telephone: 801-240-2745<br>Archives Telephone: 801-240-2272<br>Internet: [http://www.churchhistorylibrary.org The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints History Library]
 
 
 
The Church History Library is a stand alone building that sits on the block northeast of Temple Square. You will need to bring identification with a photograph, such as a driver's license. Church History Library material does not circulate to Family History Centers.
 
 
 
==National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)==
 
 
 
For more information on this facility, see [[National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)|National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)]].
 
 
 
'''Building 48, Denver Federal Center<br>'''West 6th Avenue &amp; Kipling<br>Denver, CO 80225<br>Telephone: 303-407-5700<br>Fax: 303-407-5707<br>
 
Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/ National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)]
 
 
 
Mailing Address:<br>P.O. Box 25307<br>Denver, CO 80225
 
 
 
==Utah State Historical Society==
 
  
300 Rio Grande Street<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1182<br>Telephone: 801-533-3535<br>Fax: 801-533-3504<br>Internet: [http://history.utah.gov/historical_society/index.html Utah State Historical Society]
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Utah State Historical Society<br>300 Rio Grande Street<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1182<br>Telephone: 801-533-3535<br>Fax: 801-533-3504<br>Internet: [http://history.utah.gov/historical_society/index.html Utah State Historical Society]  
  
 
Office hours<br>7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday<br>Closed Friday and Saturday  
 
Office hours<br>7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday<br>Closed Friday and Saturday  
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*Utah State Historical Society. ''A Guide to Unpublished Materials at the Utah State Historical Society.&nbsp;''Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah. State Historical Society Library, 1989. Only large collections of manuscripts are listed. The manuscripts and photographs are listed by person or topic. No index or cross reference is included.
 
*Utah State Historical Society. ''A Guide to Unpublished Materials at the Utah State Historical Society.&nbsp;''Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah. State Historical Society Library, 1989. Only large collections of manuscripts are listed. The manuscripts and photographs are listed by person or topic. No index or cross reference is included.
  
==Salt Lake County Archives==
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== Public Libraries ==
  
Salt Lake County Archives<br>4505 South 5600 West<br>West Valley City, Utah 84120<br>Phone: 385-468-0820<br>Email: archives@slco.org
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[[Logan Public Library|Logan Library]]<br>255 North Main<br>Logan, UT 84321<br>Telephone: 435-716-9120
  
Website: [http://www.archives.slco.org Salt Lake County Archives]  
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[[Salt Lake City Public Library|Salt Lake City Public Library]]<br>209 East 500 South Street<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84111<br>Telephone: 801-524-8200<br>Fax: 801-524-8289
  
Research Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-12:00, by appointment
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== University Libraries and Special Collections ==
  
The County’s official repository for its records of long-term value, dating from 1852 to the present.&nbsp; A sample of these records includes birth, death, and marriage records, divorce records from the 1800s, and photographs and documentation of residential and commercial buildings in Salt Lake County from the 1930s to the 1980s. For specific information on records holdings contact the County Archives directly, or visit our website.
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'''Harold B. Lee Library'''<br>[[Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library|Harold B. Lee Library]] <br>Brigham Young University<br>Provo, UT 84602<br>Telephone: 801-378-2926<br>
  
==Harold B. Lee Library==
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'''Marriott Library'''<br>University of Utah<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84112<br>Telephone: 801-581-8364<br>Fax: 801-585-3464<br>Internet: [http://www.lib.utah.edu/index.phtml Marriott Library]
  
For more information see [[Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library|Harold B. Lee Library]] <br>Brigham Young University<br>Provo, UT 84602<br>Telephone: 801-378-2926<br>
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'''Merrill Library'''<br>Utah State University<br>Logan, UT 84322<br>Telephone: 801-797-2678<br>Fax: 801-797-2880 <br>Internet: [http://www.usu.edu/ Merrill Library]
  
==Utah Valley Regional Family History Center==
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'''Gerald R. Sherratt Library Special Collections'''<br>Southern Utah University<br>351 Center Street<br>Cedar City, UT 84720<br>Telephone: 435-586-7933 or 435-586-1955<br>Fax: 435-865-8152 <br>Internet:
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[http://www.li.suu.edu/ Gerald R. Sherratt Library Special Collections]
  
Telephone: 801-378-6200<br>General Reference Telephone: 801-378-2927<br>Fax: 801-538-1050<br>Internet:[http://www.docstoc.com/docs/23807205/UTAH-VALLEY-REGIONAL-FAMILY-HISTORY-CENTER Utah Valley Regional Family History Center]
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'''Stewart Library'''<br>Weber State University<br>2901 University Circle<br>Ogden, UT 84408-2901<br>Telephone: 801-626-6545<br>Fax: 801-626-7045 <br>Internet: [http://www.weber.edu/ Stewart Library]  
  
==Marriott Library==
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== Family History Centers ==
  
University of Utah<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84112<br>Telephone: 801-581-8364<br>Fax: 801-585-3464<br>Internet: [http://www.lib.utah.edu/index.phtml Marriott Library]
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[[Family History Library|Family History Library]]<br>35 North West Temple Street<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84150<br>Telephone: 801-240-2331<br>Fax: 801-240-1584<br>E-Mail: fhl@ldschurch.org<br>
  
==Merrill Library==
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This is the largest library devoted entirely to genealogical research in the world. It is also associated with more than 4,500 [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] throughout the world. The holdings include a large collection of Utah records. Information on the hours, holidays, catalog, collection, services, key resources, and how to prepare to visit the library are on the [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] web site.
  
Utah State University<br>Logan, UT 84322<br>Telephone: 801-797-2678<br>Fax: 801-797-2880 <br>Internet: [http://www.usu.edu/ Merrill Library]
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The following guide book will help in using the library. It gives suggestions on preparing to visit the library, genealogy research tips, and helps in using the library.  
  
==Salt Lake City Public Library==
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:*Parker, J. Carlyle. ''Going to Salt Lake City to Do Family History Research''. 3rd ed. Turlock, California: Marietta Publishing, 1996. {{WorldCat|20057575}}
  
For more information on this facility and its services, see [[Salt Lake City Public Library|Salt Lake City Public Library]].  
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A history of the Genealogical Society of Utah was written during the centennial of the society. This book covers the beginning of the society to 1994. It contains a history of the library, of microfilming, and an overview of the Granite Mountain Records Vault.  
  
209 East 500 South Street<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84111<br>Telephone: 801-524-8200<br>Fax: 801-524-8289 <br>Internet: [http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/index.jsp Salt Lake City Public Library]
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:*Allen, James B., Jessie L. Embry and Kahlile Mehr. ''Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah.'' 1894-1994. Provo, Utah: BYU Studies, Brigham Young University, 1995. {{WorldCat|32013266}}
  
==Gerald R. Sherratt Library Special Collections==
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Other guides and reference works at the Family History Library that may be helpful include:
  
Southern Utah University<br>351 Center Street<br>Cedar City, UT 84720<br>Telephone: 435-586-7933 or 435-586-1955<br>Fax: 435-865-8152 <br>Internet: [http://www.li.suu.edu/ Gerald R. Sherratt Library Special Collections]
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:*''Guide to Archives and Manuscript Collections in Select Utah Repositories''. Salt Lake City, Utah; Utah State Historical Society, 1990. (Family History Library compact disc no. Four Parts 1-4.) The compact disc copy is available through the Utah State Archives. It is also part of the LDS Family History Suite 2 described in [[Utah Biography]]
 
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*The Family History Library has published directories for the libraries in Utah. One covers the special libraries and the other lists the public libraries.  
==Stewart Library==
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*''Directory of Special Information Resources in Utah Salt Lake City, Utah''
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*''Directory of Public Libraries in Utah, 1988-1989''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Library Division, 1989.
  
Weber State University<br>2901 University Circle<br>Ogden, UT 84408-2901<br>Telephone: 801-626-6545<br>Fax: 801-626-7045 <br>Internet: [http://www.weber.edu/ Stewart Library]
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'''Utah Valley Regional Family History Center'''<br>Telephone: 801-378-6200<br>General Reference Telephone: 801-378-2927<br>Fax: 801-538-1050<br>Internet:[http://www.docstoc.com/docs/23807205/UTAH-VALLEY-REGIONAL-FAMILY-HISTORY-CENTER Utah Valley Regional Family History Center]  
  
==Logan Public Library==
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== Private Libraries and Archives ==
  
For more information on this facility and its services, see [[Logan Public Library|Logan Library]].  
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[[Church History Library|Church History Library]]<br>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints History Library<br>15 East North Temple Street<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3800<br>Library Telephone: 801-240-2745<br>Archives Telephone: 801-240-2272<br>Internet: [http://www.churchhistorylibrary.org The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints History Library]
  
255 North Main<br>Logan, UT 84321<br>Telephone: 435-716-9120<br>Internet:[http://library.loganutah.org/ Logan Public Library]
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:The Church History Library is a stand alone building that sits on the block northeast of Temple Square. You will need to bring identification with a photograph, such as a driver's license. Church History Library material does not circulate to Family History Centers.
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*RLIN, a guide to archives and manuscript collections in selected Utah repositories, is an online national database maintained by the Research Libraries Group accessible at member libraries. In Utah, the Utah State Archives, Utah State Historical Society, and Brigham Young University's library catalogs are online.
 
*RLIN, a guide to archives and manuscript collections in selected Utah repositories, is an online national database maintained by the Research Libraries Group accessible at member libraries. In Utah, the Utah State Archives, Utah State Historical Society, and Brigham Young University's library catalogs are online.
  
Some societies have biographical and genealogical records. For example, the Society of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers has a library and has published many histories. See the [[Tennessee Societies|Tennessee Societies]] wiki article for more information.  
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Some societies have biographical and genealogical records. For example, the Society of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers has a library and has published many histories. See the [[Utah Societies|Utah Societies]] wiki article for more information.  
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Utah Gotoarrow.png Archives and Libraries

Many archives and libraries have resources such as maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids to help you locate information about Utah. They may have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories and biographies. Many have record-finding aids such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere in the state. The following are helpful for research the state of Utah. Search the wiki for the county archives and libraries to locate local libraries, archives, and Family History Centers.

See also United States Archives and Libraries for a more extensive list of libraries on a national basis.

National Archives

National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)

For more information on this facility, see National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver).

Building 48, Denver Federal Center
West 6th Avenue & Kipling
Denver, CO 80225
Telephone: 303-407-5700
Fax: 303-407-5707
Internet: National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25307
Denver, CO 80225


State Libraries and Archives

Utah State Archives and Record Service
300 South Rio Grande
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801-533-3535
Fax: 801-533-3504 

Internet: Utah State Archives and Record Service

Research Center hours:
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday and Saturday
Online Catalog

The Utah State Archives and Records Service is a state government agency that works with records created by other state and local governmental entities in Utah. Records of historical value are housed in our permanent collections and are available for research. See the website for holdings and services which include an online catalog and both inhouse and online documents and photos. .

The Archives shares a the historic Rio Grande building with the Utah State Historical Society. The Research Center serves researchers of both organizations. 

Utah State Historical Society
300 Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1182
Telephone: 801-533-3535
Fax: 801-533-3504
Internet: Utah State Historical Society

Office hours
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday and Saturday

The Historical Society and the Utah State Archives and Record Service are both housed in the historic Rio Grande building. They share a research facility, the Research Center where there are thousands of photographs, books, manuscript collections, maps, newspapers and periodicals Center and online.

Research Center hours
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday and Saturday
Online Catalog

The Utah State Historical Society publishes the Utah Historical Quarterly, a helpful resource for Utah research since 1928.  A guide to some manuscripts and photographs at the Utah State Historical Society is:

  • Utah State Historical Society. A Guide to Unpublished Materials at the Utah State Historical Society. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah. State Historical Society Library, 1989. Only large collections of manuscripts are listed. The manuscripts and photographs are listed by person or topic. No index or cross reference is included.

Public Libraries

Logan Library
255 North Main
Logan, UT 84321
Telephone: 435-716-9120

Salt Lake City Public Library
209 East 500 South Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone: 801-524-8200
Fax: 801-524-8289

University Libraries and Special Collections

Harold B. Lee Library
Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
Telephone: 801-378-2926

Marriott Library
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Telephone: 801-581-8364
Fax: 801-585-3464
Internet: Marriott Library

Merrill Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322
Telephone: 801-797-2678
Fax: 801-797-2880
Internet: Merrill Library

Gerald R. Sherratt Library Special Collections
Southern Utah University
351 Center Street
Cedar City, UT 84720
Telephone: 435-586-7933 or 435-586-1955
Fax: 435-865-8152
Internet: Gerald R. Sherratt Library Special Collections

Stewart Library
Weber State University
2901 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-2901
Telephone: 801-626-6545
Fax: 801-626-7045
Internet: Stewart Library

Family History Centers

Family History Library
35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Telephone: 801-240-2331
Fax: 801-240-1584
E-Mail: fhl@ldschurch.org

This is the largest library devoted entirely to genealogical research in the world. It is also associated with more than 4,500 Family History Centers throughout the world. The holdings include a large collection of Utah records. Information on the hours, holidays, catalog, collection, services, key resources, and how to prepare to visit the library are on the FamilySearch web site.

The following guide book will help in using the library. It gives suggestions on preparing to visit the library, genealogy research tips, and helps in using the library.

  • Parker, J. Carlyle. Going to Salt Lake City to Do Family History Research. 3rd ed. Turlock, California: Marietta Publishing, 1996. WorldCat 20057575

A history of the Genealogical Society of Utah was written during the centennial of the society. This book covers the beginning of the society to 1994. It contains a history of the library, of microfilming, and an overview of the Granite Mountain Records Vault.

  • Allen, James B., Jessie L. Embry and Kahlile Mehr. Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah. 1894-1994. Provo, Utah: BYU Studies, Brigham Young University, 1995. WorldCat 32013266

Other guides and reference works at the Family History Library that may be helpful include:

  • Guide to Archives and Manuscript Collections in Select Utah Repositories. Salt Lake City, Utah; Utah State Historical Society, 1990. (Family History Library compact disc no. Four Parts 1-4.) The compact disc copy is available through the Utah State Archives. It is also part of the LDS Family History Suite 2 described in Utah Biography
  • The Family History Library has published directories for the libraries in Utah. One covers the special libraries and the other lists the public libraries.
  • Directory of Special Information Resources in Utah Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Directory of Public Libraries in Utah, 1988-1989. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Library Division, 1989.

Utah Valley Regional Family History Center
Telephone: 801-378-6200
General Reference Telephone: 801-378-2927
Fax: 801-538-1050
Internet:Utah Valley Regional Family History Center

Private Libraries and Archives

Church History Library
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints History Library
15 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3800
Library Telephone: 801-240-2745
Archives Telephone: 801-240-2272
Internet: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints History Library

The Church History Library is a stand alone building that sits on the block northeast of Temple Square. You will need to bring identification with a photograph, such as a driver's license. Church History Library material does not circulate to Family History Centers.

Web Sites

  • RootsWeb United States Resouces: Utah. This site provides links to vital record offices, genealogical and historical societies, queries, mailing lists, county-by-county Internet sites, and gopher sites.
  • RLIN, a guide to archives and manuscript collections in selected Utah repositories, is an online national database maintained by the Research Libraries Group accessible at member libraries. In Utah, the Utah State Archives, Utah State Historical Society, and Brigham Young University's library catalogs are online.

Some societies have biographical and genealogical records. For example, the Society of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers has a library and has published many histories. See the Utah Societies wiki article for more information.