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{{TOC left}}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.<br><br>
  
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.
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Many societies have libraries and archive holdings, with biographical and genealogical records. These collections will be listed under '''[[Utah Societies]].'''  
 
 
Many societies have libraries and archive holdings, with biographical and genealogical records. These collections will be listed under [[Utah Societies|'''Societies.''']]
 
  
 
The following libraries and archives are helpful for research in the state of Utah. Search the wiki for the county to locate local libraries, archives, and Family History Centers.  
 
The following libraries and archives are helpful for research in the state of Utah. Search the wiki for the county to locate local libraries, archives, and Family History Centers.  
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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.  
  
=== Directories ===
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== Wiki Articles on Major Repositories in Utah ==
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[[Utah State Archives]]{{·}} [[Utah State Historical Society]]{{·}}[[Church History Library]]{{·}} [[Daughters of Utah Pioneers]]{{·}} [[Logan Public Library]]{{·}} [[Salt Lake City Public Library]]{{·}} [[Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library|BYU Lee Library]]{{·}}  [[Family History Library]]{{·}} [[BYU Family History Library]]{{·}} [[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan Family History Center]]{{·}} [[Ogden FamilySearch Library]]{{·}} [[Riverton FamilySearch Library]]{{·}} [[St. George Utah FamilySearch Library/Resources|St. George FamilySearch Library]]{{·}} [[Bancroft Library]] at UC Berkeley{{·}} [[National Archives at Denver]]
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== Online Resources  ==
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*The [[Mountain West Digital Library]] is a search portal for an aggregation of digital collections from more than 50 universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, and historical societies in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho. It is in partnership with 60 academic libraries, public libraries, museums, historical societies, cities, counties, and state agencies from Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and Hawaii (coming soon: over 60 new partners in Arizona!)
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*[http://pioneer.utah.gov/home.html Pioneer: Utah's Online Library] includes Centennial county history series; Utah historical serial publications; Utah Session Laws from 1851 (requires a [Utah] library card).
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[[Image:Denver & Rio Grande Western Depot in SLC.jpg|thumb|right|280px|State Historical Society and State Library at the Rio Grande Railroad Station in Salt Lake City]]
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== State Repositories  ==
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=== Research Center ===
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[http://historyresearch.utah.gov '''Research Center for Utah State Archives and Utah State History'''<br>300 S Rio Grande St<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84101<br>Phone: (801) 245-7227<br>[http://archives.utah.gov/research/question.html Email Utah State Archives] [http://heritage.utah.gov/history/questions Email Utah State History]<br>Open M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m
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The Research Center is in the historic Rio Grande building and serves researchers of both the '''Utah State Archives''' and the '''Utah State Historical Society''' below.
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==== [[Utah State Archives]] ====
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::346 S Rio Grande St<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84101<br>Phone: (801) 531-3848<br>Internet: [http://archives.utah.gov Utah State Archives]
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:::The Utah State Archives and Records Service is a state government agency that works with records created by state and local governmental entities in Utah. Records of historical value are preserved and are available for research.
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==== [[Utah State Historical Society]] ====
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::300 S Rio Grande St<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84101<br>Telephone: (801) 245-7225<br>Internet: [http://heritage.utah.gov/history Utah State History]
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:::Records of early settlements, Great Basin colonization, Mormon pioneers, mining, and records not available at other repositories.<ref name="DB109">William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 109. {{WorldCat|39493985}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> Utah State History’s mission is to preserve and share the past for a better present and future. Services include the Utah Historical Quarterly, Library and Collections, Historic Buildings preservation, and antiquities.<br><br>
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=== Utah State Library ===
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[https://heritage.utah.gov/library '''Utah State Library'''][[Image:Utah State Library.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Utah State Library in Salt Lake City]]<br>250 North, 1950 West, Suite A<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901<br>Telephone: 801-715-6777<br>Fax: 801-715-6767<br>Internet: [http://heritage.utah.gov/library Utah State Library Division]
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:Their collection includes almost every state, county, or local history of Utah.<ref name="DB109" /> Salt Lake City, Utah, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.<ref>"Research Center and Collections" and "Collections Available at the Research Center" in Utah State History [Internet site] at http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/index.html (accessed 18 October 2008).</ref><br><br>
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=== Utah Vital Records Office ===
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[https://silver.health.utah.gov/ '''Utah Vital Records Office''']<br>PO BOX 141012<br>288 North 1460 West<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012<br>Telephone: (801) 534-4694<br>Internet: [https://usvitalrecords.org/utahhome.html?utm_source=bing&utm_term=%2Bvital%20%2Bstatistics&utm_campaign=UT+%28No+UT%29+-+Bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=dW9IlOrh_pcrid_1516571903_pkw_%2Bvital%20%2Bstatistics_pmt_bb_pdv_c Vital Records&nbsp;Office]<br>
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:Statewide births and deaths since 1905; marriages and divorces since 1978.<br><br>
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[[Image:Church History Library.jpg|thumb|right|170px|LDS Church History Library in Salt Lake City]]
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== Church History 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]
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:The Church History Library collection is especially strong for early Utah and Mormon pioneers.<ref name="DB109" /> You will need to bring identification with a photograph, such as a driver's license, to use some of the records. Church History Library material does not circulate to Family History Centers.
  
To locate libraries in Utah, the state library maintains an updated site to public libraries.  
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== Pioneer Memorial Museum  ==
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[[Image:Pioneer Memorial Museum Salt Lake City Utah.jpg|thumb|right|280px|The Daughters of Utah Pioneers Memorial Museum in Salt Lake City]]'''[[Daughters of Utah Pioneers]]'''<br>300 N Main Street<br>Salt Lake City, Utah 84103<br>Telephone: 801-532-6479<br>Fax: 801-532-4436<br>E-mail: [mailto:info@isdup.org info@isdup.org]<br>Internet: [http://www.dupinternational.org/index.php Daughters of Utah Pioneers]
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:Houses many records pioneers brought with them including Bibles, photos, diaries, journals, and letters. Also has compiled genealogies on nearly every pioneer that arrived before 1869.<ref name="DB109" />
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== Public Libraries  ==
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===Brigham City Library===
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26 East Forest Street<br>Brigham City, UT 84302<br>Telephone: 435-723-5850<br>E-mail: [mailto:brighamlibrary@gmail.com brighamlibrary@gmail.com]<br>Internet: [http://bcpl.lib.ut.us/familyhistory.html Research Center - Family History]]
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:Good genealogy collection for Utah settlers.<ref name="DB109" /><br><br>
  
:[http://library.utah.gov/directory/index.html Utah State Library Directory]&nbsp;The directory has links to each library web page, provides addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps.
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[[Image:Logan Library.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Logan Public Library]]
  
=== State Libraries and Archives  ===
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===[[Logan Public Library]]===
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255 North Main<br>Logan, UT 84321<br>Telephone: 435-716-9120<br>E-mail: [http://library.loganutah.org/ask/ Ask a Librarian] form<br>Internet: [http://library.loganutah.org/ Logan Library]
  
[http://www.archives.state.ut.us/ '''Utah State Archives and Record Service''']<br>300 South Rio Grande<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1106<br>Phone: 801-533-3535 <br>Fax: 801-533-3504<br>[http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/collections/index.html Online Catalog]
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:The library has received the collection from Everton Library. The Everton collection had around 80,000 genealogical volumes.<br><br>
  
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. .  
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[[Image:Salt Lake City Public Library interior.jpg|thumb|right|180px|Salt Lake City Public Library]]
  
The Archives shares a the historic Rio Grande building with the Utah State Historical Society. The Research Center serves researchers of both organizations. See Research Center for the hours and link to their site.  
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===[[Salt Lake City Public Library|Salt Lake City Public Library]]===
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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/ Salt Lake City Public Library]
  
[http://history.utah.gov/historical_society/index.html '''Utah State Historical Society''']<br>300 Rio Grande Street<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1106<br>Telephone: 801-533-3535<br>Fax: 801-533-3504<br>[http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/collections/index.html Online Catalog]
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:The Salt Lake City Public Library has a good heraldry collection, and better than average Western Americana collection including books about Mormon and other ethnic pioneers. They&nbsp;participate in inter-library loan service. Their noteworthy genealogically related databases include: HeritageQuest Online, The Pioneer (Utah's online library), Utah Digital Newspapers, Digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps 1865-1970, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and the Biography Resource Center.<br><br>  
  
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&nbsp;Research Center where there are thousands of photographs, books, manuscript collections, maps, newspapers and periodicals&nbsp;Center and online. See below for for the hours of operation.
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== University Libraries  ==
  
The Utah State Historical Society publishes the ''Utah Historical Quarterly'', a helpful resource for Utah research since 1928.  
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University Libraries may have unique collections useful for history and genealogy. These may include oral history interviews, family collections, and doctoral dissertations, to name a few.  
  
:*Utah State Historical Society. ''Utah Historical Quarterly.'' Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1928– . Digital Version at [http://history.utah.gov/historical_society/historical_quarterly/index.html Utah Historical Society]; {{WorldCat|1713705|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|175884|item|disp=FHL books 979.2 H2u}}
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[[Image:Harold B Lee Library at Dusk.jpg|thumb|right|280px|BYU Harold B Lee Library in Provo]]
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===BYU Lee Library===
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[[Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library]]<br>P.O. Box 26800<br>Brigham Young University<br>Provo, UT 84602-6800<br>Telephone: 801-422-6200<br>E-mail: [http://www.lib.byu.edu/ask_email.php Ask a Librarian]<br>Internet: [http://www.lib.byu.edu/ BYU Harold B. Lee Library Internet site]  
  
[http://historyresearch.utah.gov/ '''Research Center''']<br>300 Rio Grande Street<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1106<br>Telephone: 801-533-3535<br>Fax: 801-533-3504
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:An outstanding research library including county and local histories, LDS Church records, diaries, journals, periodicals, newspapers, government documents, maps, and computer databases.<br><br>
  
Research Center hours:<br>8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday <br>Closed Saturday and Sunday
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[[Image:Val A Browning Library.jpg|thumb|right|280px|DSU Val A Browning Library in St. George]]
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===DSU Browning Library===
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[http://library.dixie.edu/ '''Dixie State University'''] Val A. Browning Library [http://library.dixie.edu/special_collections/index.html Special Collections]<br>225 South 700 East<br>St. George, Utah 84770<br>Tel. 435-652-7714<br>Email: [mailto:library@dixie.edu library@dixie.edu]
  
The Research Center serves both the Archives and the Historical Society.  
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:A large manuscript collection for early Utah pioneers, and a big genealogy collection with many records about out-of-state people.<ref name="DB109" /><br><br>
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=== Family History Centers  ===
 
  
'''[[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>  
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[[Image:Sherratt Library SUU.jpg|thumb|right|280px|SUU Gerald R. Sherratt Library in Cedar City]]
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===SUU Sherratt Library===
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[http://www.li.suu.edu/ '''Gerald R. Sherratt Library Special Collections''']<br>Southern Utah University<br>351 W. University Blvd.<br>Cedar City, UT 84720<br>Telephone: 435-586-7945<br>Fax: 435-586-8152<br>Email specialcoll@suu.edu <br><br>  
  
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.
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[[Image:UofU Marriottlibraryfront.jpg|thumb|right|280px|U of U Marriott Library in Salt Lake City]]
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===U of U Marriott Library===
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[http://www.lib.utah.edu/index.phtml '''Marriott Library''']<br>University of Utah<br>295 South 1500 East<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84112<br>Telephone: 801-581-8364<br>Fax: 801-585-3464<br><br>
  
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.
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[[Image:MerrillCazierLibrary.jpg|thumb|right|280px|USU Merrill-Cazier Library in Logan]]
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===USU Merrill-Cazier Library===
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[http://library.usu.edu/ '''Merrill-Cazier Library''']<br>Utah State University<br>3000 Old Main Hill<br>Logan, UT 84322<br>Telephone: 801-797-2678<br>Fax: 801-797-2880
  
:*Parker, J. Carlyle. ''Going to Salt Lake City to Do Family History Research''. 3rd ed. Turlock, California: Marietta Publishing, 1996. {{WorldCat|20057575|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|767755|item|disp=FHL book 979.2258 J5p 1996.}}
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:Best western "mountain man" collection anywhere.<ref name="DB109" /><br><br>
  
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.
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[[Image:Stewart Library WSU.jpg|thumb|right|280px|WSU Stewart Library in Ogden]]
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===WSU Stewart Library===
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[http://library.weber.edu/guidetest.cfm/ '''Stewart Library''']<br>Weber State University<br>2901 University Circle<br>Ogden, UT 84408-2901<br>Telephone: 801-626-6515<br>Toll Free 877-306-3140<br>Fax: 801-626-7045 <br><br>
  
:*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|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|731761|item|disp=FHL book 979.2258 C4a.}}
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== Major Family History Centers  ==
  
'''[[BYU Family History Library|BYU Family History Library]]'''<br>Harold B. Lee Library<br>150 East 1230 North<br>P. O. Box 26800<br>Provo, UT 84602-6800<br>Family History Reference Desk: 801-422-6200<br>Family History Librarian: 801-422-7661<br>Fax: 801-538-1050<br>Internet: [http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/ BYU Family History Library]  
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[[Image:Family History Library.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Family History Library in Salt Lake City]]
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===[[Family History Library]]===
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35 North West Temple Street<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84150<br>Telephone: 801-240-2331<br>Fax: 801-240-1584<br>E-Mail: [mailto:fhl@ldschurch.org fhl@ldschurch.org]<br>Internet: [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] Family Tree pedigrees, Memories photos, Search historical records, Genealogies, FamilySearch Catalog, and FamilySearch Wiki<br>
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:450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records. Many '''Utah''' microfilms are also at branch '''''[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|FamilySearch Centers]]''''' in local LDS churches, and described in their online [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]].<ref name="DB1">Dollarhide and Bremer, 1.</ref>
  
'''[[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan Family History Center]]'''<br>50 North Main<br>Logan, Utah 84323<br>Reception Desk: 435-755-5594
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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.
  
'''[[Ogden Regional Family History Center|Ogden Large Multi-stake Family History Center]]'''<br>539 24th Street<br>Ogden, Utah 84401<br>801-626-1132<br>FAX: 801-626-1129
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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|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|767755|item|disp=FHL book 979.2258 J5p 1996.}}
  
'''[[Riverton FamilySearch Library|Riverton FamilySearch Library]]'''<br>3740 W Market Center Dr.<br>Riverton, Utah 84065-8026<br>801-240-9601
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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.
  
'''[[St George Utah Large Multi-stake Family History Center|St. George Large Multi-stake Family History Center]]'''<br>355 South 200 East<br>St. George, Utah 84770<br>435-673-4591 <br>
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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|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|731761|item|disp=FHL book 979.2258 C4a.}}
  
[[Image:Church History Library.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Church History Library.jpg]]  
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[[Image:Harold B Lee Library at Dusk.jpg|thumb|right|240px|The BYU Family History Library is in the Harold B. Lee Library in Provo]]
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===[[BYU Family History Library|BYU Family History Library]]===
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Harold B. Lee Library<br>150 East 1230 North<br>&nbsp;P. O. Box 26800<br>&nbsp;Provo, UT 84602-6800<br>&nbsp;Family History Reference Desk: 801-422-6200<br>&nbsp;Family History Librarian: 801-422-7661<br>&nbsp;Fax: 801-538-1050<br>&nbsp;Internet: [http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory/ BYU Family History Library]
  
=== Church Library and Archive  ===
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:An excellent research library and [[Family History Center]] with genealogical material from the United States and all over the world, including immigration sources.<ref name="DB109" /><br><br>
  
[[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]
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[[Image:Logan Utah Family History Center.jpg|thumb|right|240px|Logan Utah Family History Center]]
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===[[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan Family History Center]]===
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50 North Main<br>Logan, Utah 84323<br>Reception Desk: 435-755-5594
  
: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, to use some of the records. Church History Library material does not circulate to Family History Centers.
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:Unique early Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming sources about ranching, settlers, cattlemen, farmers, trails, and railroads.<ref name="DB109" /><br><br>
  
=== Public Libraries  ===
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[[Image:Ogden fhc 119.bmp|thumb|right|240px|Ogden Family History Center]]
  
'''[[Logan Public Library|Logan Library]]'''<br>255 North Main<br>Logan, UT 84321<br>Telephone: 435-716-9120<br>Internet: [http://library.loganutah.org/ http://library.loganutah.org/]
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===[[Ogden FamilySearch Library|Ogden FamilySearch Library]]===
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539 24th Street<br>Ogden, Utah 84401<br>801-626-1132<br>FAX: 801-626-1129<br><br>  
  
:The library has received the collection from Everton Library. The Everton collection had around 80,000 genealogical volumes.
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===[[Riverton FamilySearch Library|Riverton FamilySearch Library]]===
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3740 W Market Center Dr.<br>Riverton, Utah 84065-8026<br>801-240-9601
  
'''[[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<br>Internet: [http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/ http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/]
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:Mostly computers and classrooms; almost no collection.<br><br>
  
The Salt Lake City Public Library has a good heraldry collection, and better than average Western Americana collection including books about Mormon and other ethnic pioneers. They&nbsp;participate in inter-library loan service. Their noteworthy genealogically related databases include: HeritageQuest Online, The Pioneer (Utah's online library), Utah Digital Newspapers, Digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps 1865-1970, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and the Biography Resource Center.  
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[[Image:St. George Family Search Library.JPG|thumb|right|240px|St. George Family Search Library]]
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===[[St George Utah FamilySearch Library|St George FamilySearch Library]]===
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162 North 400 East 2nd Floor<br>St. George, Utah<br>Telephone: 435-673-4591<br>E-mail: [mailto:stgeorgefsl@gmail.com stgeorgefsl@gmail.com]
  
=== University Libraries and Special Collections ===
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== Repositories Outside Utah ==
  
[[Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library|'''Harold B. Lee Library''']] <br>Brigham Young University<br>150 East 1230 North<br>P. O. Box 26800<br>Provo, UT 84602-6800<br>Telephone: 801-378-2926 <br> Internet [http://lib.byu.edu/ lib.byu.edu]  
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[[Image:Bancroft Library.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley in California]]
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===[[Bancroft Library]] at UC Berkeley===
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University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-6000 <br>Telephone: 510-642-6481 Reference desk<br>Fax: 510-642-7589<br>Website:&nbsp;[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/info/ The Bancroft Library]<br><br>
  
[http://www.lib.utah.edu/index.phtml '''Marriott Library''']<br>University of Utah<br>295 South 1500 East<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84112<br>Telephone: 801-581-8364<br>Fax: 801-585-3464
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:Good early '''Utah''' collection. Premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, religious and Utopian communities, and ethnic communities. This library has more about western North America than any other site.<ref>[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/ Collections] in ''The Bancroft Library'' Internet site (accessed 26 October 2013).</ref> <ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 19, 21 and 109.</ref><br><br>
  
[http://library.usu.edu/ '''Merrill-Cazier Library''']<br>Utah State University<br>3000 Old Main Hill<br>Logan, UT 84322<br>Telephone: 801-797-2678<br>Fax: 801-797-2880
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[[Image:NARA Denver.jpg|thumb|right|280px|National Archives at Denver (Broomfield, CO)]]
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===[[National Archives at Denver|National Archives at Denver]]===
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17101 Huron Street<br>Broomfield, Colorado 80023<br>Telephone: 303-604-4740<br>Fax: 303-407-5707<br>Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/denver/ National Archives at Denver]<br><br>
  
[http://www.li.suu.edu/ '''Gerald R. Sherratt Library Special Collections''']<br>Southern Utah University<br>351 W. University Blvd.<br>Cedar City, UT 84720<br>Telephone: 435-586-7945<br>Fax: 435-586-8152<br>Email specialcoll@suu.edu
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:'''''Archival&nbsp;''''' holdings consist of Federal records from the mid-1800s to the late 1900s received from over 100 Federal agencies and courts in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, '''Utah''', and Wyoming. Includes Utah plural marriage cases, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and federal naturalizations. The '''''Federal Records Center&nbsp;''''' maintains non-current retired Federal records.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/denver/ National Archives at Denver] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 5 September 2015).</ref>
  
[http://library.weber.edu/guidetest.cfm/ '''Stewart Library''']<br>Weber State University<br>2901 University Circle<br>Ogden, UT 84408-2901<br>Telephone: 801-626-6515<br>Toll Free 877-306-3140<br>Fax: 801-626-7045
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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.

Many societies have libraries and archive holdings, with biographical and genealogical records. These collections will be listed under Utah Societies.

The following libraries and archives are helpful for research in the state of Utah. Search the wiki for the county 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.

Wiki Articles on Major Repositories in Utah

Utah State Archives · Utah State Historical Society · Church History Library · Daughters of Utah Pioneers · Logan Public Library · Salt Lake City Public Library · BYU Lee Library · Family History Library · BYU Family History Library · Logan Family History Center · Ogden FamilySearch Library · Riverton FamilySearch Library · St. George FamilySearch Library · Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley · National Archives at Denver

Online Resources

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Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.


  • The Mountain West Digital Library is a search portal for an aggregation of digital collections from more than 50 universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, and historical societies in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho. It is in partnership with 60 academic libraries, public libraries, museums, historical societies, cities, counties, and state agencies from Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and Hawaii (coming soon: over 60 new partners in Arizona!)
  • Pioneer: Utah's Online Library includes Centennial county history series; Utah historical serial publications; Utah Session Laws from 1851 (requires a [Utah] library card).
State Historical Society and State Library at the Rio Grande Railroad Station in Salt Lake City

State Repositories

Research Center

Research Center for Utah State Archives and Utah State History
300 S Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: (801) 245-7227
[http://archives.utah.gov/research/question.html Email Utah State Archives
Email Utah State History
Open M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m

The Research Center is in the historic Rio Grande building and serves researchers of both the Utah State Archives and the Utah State Historical Society below.

Utah State Archives

346 S Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: (801) 531-3848
Internet: Utah State Archives
The Utah State Archives and Records Service is a state government agency that works with records created by state and local governmental entities in Utah. Records of historical value are preserved and are available for research.

Utah State Historical Society

300 S Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Telephone: (801) 245-7225
Internet: Utah State History
Records of early settlements, Great Basin colonization, Mormon pioneers, mining, and records not available at other repositories.[1] Utah State History’s mission is to preserve and share the past for a better present and future. Services include the Utah Historical Quarterly, Library and Collections, Historic Buildings preservation, and antiquities.

Utah State Library

Utah State Library
Utah State Library in Salt Lake City

250 North, 1950 West, Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901
Telephone: 801-715-6777
Fax: 801-715-6767
Internet: Utah State Library Division
Their collection includes almost every state, county, or local history of Utah.[1] Salt Lake City, Utah, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.[2]

Utah Vital Records Office

Utah Vital Records Office
PO BOX 141012
288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012
Telephone: (801) 534-4694
Internet: Vital Records Office

Statewide births and deaths since 1905; marriages and divorces since 1978.

LDS Church History Library in Salt Lake City

Church History Library

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 collection is especially strong for early Utah and Mormon pioneers.[1] You will need to bring identification with a photograph, such as a driver's license, to use some of the records. Church History Library material does not circulate to Family History Centers.

Pioneer Memorial Museum

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers Memorial Museum in Salt Lake City
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
300 N Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103
Telephone: 801-532-6479
Fax: 801-532-4436
E-mail: info@isdup.org
Internet: Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Houses many records pioneers brought with them including Bibles, photos, diaries, journals, and letters. Also has compiled genealogies on nearly every pioneer that arrived before 1869.[1]

Public Libraries

Brigham City Library

26 East Forest Street
Brigham City, UT 84302
Telephone: 435-723-5850
E-mail: brighamlibrary@gmail.com
Internet: Research Center - Family History]

Good genealogy collection for Utah settlers.[1]

Logan Public Library

Logan Public Library

255 North Main
Logan, UT 84321
Telephone: 435-716-9120
E-mail: Ask a Librarian form
Internet: Logan Library

The library has received the collection from Everton Library. The Everton collection had around 80,000 genealogical volumes.

Salt Lake City Public Library

Salt Lake City Public Library

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

The Salt Lake City Public Library has a good heraldry collection, and better than average Western Americana collection including books about Mormon and other ethnic pioneers. They participate in inter-library loan service. Their noteworthy genealogically related databases include: HeritageQuest Online, The Pioneer (Utah's online library), Utah Digital Newspapers, Digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps 1865-1970, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and the Biography Resource Center.

University Libraries

University Libraries may have unique collections useful for history and genealogy. These may include oral history interviews, family collections, and doctoral dissertations, to name a few.

BYU Harold B Lee Library in Provo

BYU Lee Library

Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library
P.O. Box 26800
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602-6800
Telephone: 801-422-6200
E-mail: Ask a Librarian
Internet: BYU Harold B. Lee Library Internet site

An outstanding research library including county and local histories, LDS Church records, diaries, journals, periodicals, newspapers, government documents, maps, and computer databases.

DSU Val A Browning Library in St. George

DSU Browning Library

Dixie State University Val A. Browning Library Special Collections
225 South 700 East
St. George, Utah 84770
Tel. 435-652-7714
Email: library@dixie.edu

A large manuscript collection for early Utah pioneers, and a big genealogy collection with many records about out-of-state people.[1]

SUU Gerald R. Sherratt Library in Cedar City

SUU Sherratt Library

Gerald R. Sherratt Library Special Collections
Southern Utah University
351 W. University Blvd.
Cedar City, UT 84720
Telephone: 435-586-7945
Fax: 435-586-8152
Email specialcoll@suu.edu

U of U Marriott Library in Salt Lake City

U of U Marriott Library

Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Telephone: 801-581-8364
Fax: 801-585-3464

USU Merrill-Cazier Library in Logan

USU Merrill-Cazier Library

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
Telephone: 801-797-2678
Fax: 801-797-2880

Best western "mountain man" collection anywhere.[1]

WSU Stewart Library in Ogden

WSU Stewart Library

Stewart Library
Weber State University
2901 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-2901
Telephone: 801-626-6515
Toll Free 877-306-3140
Fax: 801-626-7045

Major Family History Centers

Family History Library in Salt Lake City

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
Internet: FamilySearch Family Tree pedigrees, Memories photos, Search historical records, Genealogies, FamilySearch Catalog, and FamilySearch Wiki

450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records. Many Utah microfilms are also at branch FamilySearch Centers in local LDS churches, and described in their online FamilySearch Catalog.[3]
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.
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.
The BYU Family History Library is in the Harold B. Lee Library in Provo

BYU Family History Library

Harold B. Lee Library
150 East 1230 North
 P. O. Box 26800
 Provo, UT 84602-6800
 Family History Reference Desk: 801-422-6200
 Family History Librarian: 801-422-7661
 Fax: 801-538-1050
 Internet: BYU Family History Library

An excellent research library and Family History Center with genealogical material from the United States and all over the world, including immigration sources.[1]

Logan Utah Family History Center

Logan Family History Center

50 North Main
Logan, Utah 84323
Reception Desk: 435-755-5594

Unique early Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming sources about ranching, settlers, cattlemen, farmers, trails, and railroads.[1]

Ogden Family History Center

Ogden FamilySearch Library

539 24th Street
Ogden, Utah 84401
801-626-1132
FAX: 801-626-1129

Riverton FamilySearch Library

3740 W Market Center Dr.
Riverton, Utah 84065-8026
801-240-9601

Mostly computers and classrooms; almost no collection.

St. George Family Search Library

St George FamilySearch Library

162 North 400 East 2nd Floor
St. George, Utah
Telephone: 435-673-4591
E-mail: stgeorgefsl@gmail.com

Repositories Outside Utah

Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley in California

Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Telephone: 510-642-6481 Reference desk
Fax: 510-642-7589
Website: The Bancroft Library

Good early Utah collection. Premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, religious and Utopian communities, and ethnic communities. This library has more about western North America than any other site.[4] [5]

National Archives at Denver (Broomfield, CO)

National Archives at Denver

17101 Huron Street
Broomfield, Colorado 80023
Telephone: 303-604-4740
Fax: 303-407-5707
Internet: National Archives at Denver

Archival  holdings consist of Federal records from the mid-1800s to the late 1900s received from over 100 Federal agencies and courts in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Includes Utah plural marriage cases, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and federal naturalizations. The Federal Records Center  maintains non-current retired Federal records.[6]

Directories

To locate libraries in Utah, the state library maintains an updated site to public libraries.

Utah State Library Directory The directory has links to each library web page, provides addresses, phone numbers, hours, and maps.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 109. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
  2. "Research Center and Collections" and "Collections Available at the Research Center" in Utah State History [Internet site] at http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/index.html (accessed 18 October 2008).
  3. Dollarhide and Bremer, 1.
  4. Collections in The Bancroft Library Internet site (accessed 26 October 2013).
  5. Dollarhide and Bremer, 19, 21 and 109.
  6. National Archives at Denver in National Archives (accessed 5 September 2015).

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