Genealogy: Utah, Library and society resource list

Utah, Library and society resource listBy Barry J. Ewell

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:

  • State-wide Resources
  • University Archives and Collections
  • Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
  • Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
  • Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
  • Digital Library Collections
  • Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

State-wide Resources (4)

  1. The Utah Genealogical Association:
  2. Utah State Archives:
  3. Utah State Historical Society:
  4. Utah State Library:

University Archives and Collections (8)

  1. Brigham Young University. Music and Dance Library:
  2. Brigham Young University. Special Collections:
  3. Southern Utah University:
  4. University of Utah:
  5. Utah State University. Fife Folklore Archives:
  6. Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives:
  7. Weber County Library:
  8. Weber State University:

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (4)

  1. Logan–Logan Library:
  2. Provo–Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, Utah Valley Regional FHC:
  3. Salt Lake City–Family History Library:
  4. Salt Lake City–Salt Lake County Archives:

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (3)

  1. Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City:
  2. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
  3. Family History Library:

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

  1. Public PIONEER – Utah’s Online Library:

Provides a portal to a selection of web sites. It also offers licensed databases of magazines, newspapers, pictures, biographies, and research aides that are unavailable on the “free” internet.

Digital Library Collections (9)

  1. Mountain West Digital Library:
  2. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library:
  3. Digital Media Library:
  4. Digital Collections by Subject:
  5. Scholarly Publications Center:
  6. Digital Collections by Subject:
  7. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library Digital Technologies:
  8. J. Willard Marriott Library Digitized Collections:
  9. Digital Collections by Subject: