Societies generate genealogies, biographies, histories, and indexes of local records. They may publish periodicals, lists of members and ancestors, yearbooks, or surname indexes. Utah has many societies and associations interested in genealogical research and preserving history and records of Utah. Other groups are lineage societies for descendants of pioneers, soldiers, and ethnic groups.
Lineage and Hereditary Societies
The major lineage and genealogical societies in Utah are:
Pioneer Historical Research Library
3301 East 2920 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
The Sons of Utah Pioneers maintains a library with histories, research books, compact discs, and family group sheets. A database of pioneers with biographical information is available and the society keeps files on the Mormon Battalion. Their library includes a Family History Center with FamilySearch. They publish the magazine Pioneer (see Utah Periodicals for more details.
Genealogical and Historical Societies
Utah Genealogical Association (UGA)
Sons of the American Revolution
Some societies have published lists of members. These rosters may give genealogical and biographical information. One example for the Sons of the American Revolution is:
Ward, William R. Utah Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Roster of Members, 1895–1992. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah Society, Sons of the American Revolution, 1992. (Family History Library book 979.2 C4uw.) This book lists the names of members and their patriot ancestors. Also, biographies are included for most members giving birth information, parents, spouse, and children.
Utah Jewish Genealogical Society (UJGS)
The Utah Jewish Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization, founded in 2002, to provide a forum for and assistance to members interested in researching their Jewish ancestors. UJGS offers research techniques, lectures, and films. Membership is open to anyone interested in Jewish genealogical research without regard to race, religion, or ethnic origin. All people with Jewish heritage and ancestry are welcome -- those identifying with Jews and those practicing other faiths, or no faith.
Finding other local societies
Local Societies. Some counties and towns in Utah also have local historical and genealogical societies. You can find local society addresses by using directories cited in United States Societies page.
Records, publications, and biographies of members from the different groups are found in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
- UTAH - SOCIETIES
- UTAH - GENEALOGY - SOCIETIES
Society pages and the Society adopt-a-page option
- Societies can have their own page in the wiki devoted specifically to their organization. See the Help article: "creating a society page" for more details
- Societies are encouraged to adopt-a-wiki-page related to their own content expertise. See the Help article for more details about the opportunity to adopt a wiki page.