A free lecture and six research classes on Friday will highlight the Utah State Archives and Utah State Historical Society observation of "Utah Archives Month."

All sessions will be in the Courtyard meeting room of the State Archives building at 346 S. Rio Grande St. Free parking is available in the lot immediately north of the Rio Grande Depot.

Today at noon, a presentation titled "Wallace Stegner's Utah Connection," will be given by Bill Mulder. The lecture originally was to be given at the annual meeting of the Utah State Historical Society held in September.

Friday morning, three classes will focus on the resources available to researchers through the joint services of the State Archives and Historical Society. The sessions will include:

9 a.m., legislative history research, presented by James Kichas and Brandon Metcalf of the archives.

10 a.m., community history research, presented by Alan Barnett of state archives and Doug Misner of the historical society.

11 a.m., "Wake the Dead," family history research, by Kichas and Melissa Ferguson, historical society.

Afternoon classes, to be presented by employees of the LDS Church Historical Department, will focus on family history. Sessions include:

1 p.m., Family history resources in the LDS archives and how to use them, presented by Jay Barrup.

2 p.m., Tips and hints and doing oral histories, presented by Matt Heiss.

3 p.m., Journal-writing by Jeffery O. Johnson.

For information, call Glen Fairclough, Utah State Archives, 801-531-3841.