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:
Genealogical and Historical Societies and Organizations
Finding other local societies and their records
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
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.
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.