Utah, Utah State University Compton Photo Collection - FamilySearch Historical Records
What Is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]
This is a collection provided by Utah State University of photos from Brigham City, Utah for the years 1880 to 1980. The photos include portraits and city events, etc.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The Compton Photo Collection may contain any the following depending on the individual image:
- Names of persons in photos or the person ordering the photo
- Negative identification number
- Size of the image
- Amount of deposit paid
- Event names
- Building identification
- Personal biographical information
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- The name of a parent or date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]You will be able to search this collection when it is published.
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.
- Select Year
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the citation below to document the image.
- Use existing information to identify the ancestor in the images.
- Use information from additional sources to document the image.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- The complete collection, as well as a more detailed description of each photograph,are to be found on the Utah State University Libraries website.
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Search in the Utah Archives and Libraries.
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Utah.
- Utah Guided Research
- Utah Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research: 1850-1905 | 1900-Present
Citations For This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.