A Marvelous Work: Reading Mormonism in West Africa

Dr. Laurie Maffly-Kipp will present as part of the USU University Libraries’ Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture series. Maffly-Kipp’s lecture will discuss how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pamphlets, books and other church materials circulated in West Africa two decades before official missionary work began, leading to a unique “native” Mormonism.Continue reading "A Marvelous Work: Reading Mormonism in West Africa"

Day of Remembrance Celebration and Black History Conference

The Sema Hadithi African American Heritage and Culture Foundation and the Utah Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society are excited to announce this year’s Day of Remembrance Celebration and Black History Conference. The events will take place on October 8-9, hosted by the University of Utah Black Cultural Center and the Fort DouglasContinue reading "Day of Remembrance Celebration and Black History Conference"

The Bear River Massacre with Darren Parry

Glendale Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library 1375 Concord St, Salt Lake City, UT

Join us on Indigenous Peoples Day to honor and remember the histories of the Northwestern Band of Shoshone. The evening will feature a Q&A conversation with Darren Parry. Darren Parry is the former chairman of the Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation. He is the driving force behind the proposed Northwest Band of the ShoshoneContinue reading "The Bear River Massacre with Darren Parry"

Using the FamilySearch Wiki

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a free, online, genealogical guide that helps you find ancestors from around the world. Learn how to effectively navigate and use the Wiki to find websites, databases, records, and research strategies. Presented by Family History Library. To register go to https://bit.ly/36D49CJ

Terrace Utah, Population 0

Utah's desert sands have buried incredible stories - now it's time to uncover what has been lost. Hustling and bustling to starkly quiet, the life of one of Utah's largest railroad towns of the 1870s-1890s remains part of the historical and archaeological record. Archaeologists with the Utah State Historic Preservation Office and the Bureau ofContinue reading "Terrace Utah, Population 0"

Digging Through History’s Dumpster: The Woman’s Exponent Advertising Database

In 2019 the Marriott Library worked with BYU’s Lee Library to re-digitize a complete archive of Woman’s Exponent, a newspaper published in Salt Lake City from 1872-1914. While the work to transcribe the complete text is ongoing, every advertisement from the paper was transcribed, cataloged, and made available in a searchable web database in 2021. Dr.Continue reading "Digging Through History’s Dumpster: The Woman’s Exponent Advertising Database"

Organizing Your Genealogy

Researching your family produces stuff, including names, dates, places, families, documents, newspapers clippings, pictures, charts, DNA results, and much, much more. Understanding what you have found, determining whether that information is valid, planning the next step in your research, and finding that information again later on all requires that you spend time organizing that stuff.Continue reading "Organizing Your Genealogy"

Archive Encounters: Stories Told by the Artist Archivist

Join us for a special virtual brown bag lunch presentation! Archives are full of stories and retained within them are the collective memories of organizations, communities, and corporations. Some records reveal mysteries while others serve as evidence that someone existed or simple somethings happened. Archivists care for the vast array of diverse preserved heritage, ofContinue reading "Archive Encounters: Stories Told by the Artist Archivist"

Family History Day 2021: Conversations in the Archives

Join us for our annual Family History Day! This free virtual event features: Keynote from Nancy Loe of Sassy Jane Genealogy entitled Beyond "Peaceful Coexistence": Archivists and Genealogists Working Together Presentation from the Sema Hadithi African American Heritage and Culture Foundation entitled Discovering, Preserving and Telling the Stories of African Americans in Utah Presentation from Ryan Lee, curator of 19th Century MormonContinue reading "Family History Day 2021: Conversations in the Archives"

Tales of Park City Halloween Lecture

Park City Museum will host an in-person and virtual lecture called Tales of Park City Halloween given by Dalton Gackle on Monday, October 25th from 5-6 p.m. at the Education and Collections Center Building located on 2079 Sidewinder Drive.  This lecture will also be broadcast on Zoom. Along with outlining the history of Halloween in the United States, DaltonContinue reading "Tales of Park City Halloween Lecture"

Book Signing and Reading with Nick Bagley, Author of Abandoned Utah

Weller Book Works 607 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT

Crumbling ceilings, collapsing floors, and caved-in mine shafts are but a few of the perils that await the reader of Abandoned Utah. A new adventure presents itself to all who dare explore these dark and dreary locations. Every place tells its own unique story. Every ounce of dust contains a gold mine of historical significance.Continue reading "Book Signing and Reading with Nick Bagley, Author of Abandoned Utah"