There are more than 140,000 records in this collection that each identifies a death in the state of Utah. While the information for each person varies, Utah deaths & burials 1848-1960 typically includes:
The records in this collection provide lots of details about deaths and burials in Utah, from even before statehood until the middle of the 20th century. Utah mandated counties collect information on deaths in 1905, but many counties had begun earlier and recordkeeping of deaths became more common after Utah became the 45th state in 1896.
Explore these records and uncover essential facts about your ancestors that can help to fill in gaps in your family history. You can then use the information you learn to find your family members in our other collections of Utah records or local newspapers.
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These record sets use batch and film numbers to indicate the source of the information.
Film numbers refer to materials found at the Family History Library. These individual microfilms often contain copies of original records from courthouses, churches and other repositories. To learn more about a specific film number, you can search the Family History Library Catalog on the FamilySearch website (see useful links).
Batch numbers refer to a set of records extracted from microfilms. Batches might be separated by a specific type of record (births, baptisms, marriages, burials, etc.) and multiple film numbers could be included in a single batch number.
Findmypast displays a “People with the same last name on this source” function in order to help locate related records in the same film and/or batch. This function can also reveal the records for family members included in the same original source. For some records, this will uncover additional entries for the same individual but with slightly different information.
Widen your search by clicking the “name variants” box in the search bar. This will return more records with similar names, including possible alternate spellings or the use of initials or middle names.
If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, try searching for their parents or spouse. Many records also include the names of these relations.
Uncover additional information about your ancestor in Utah newspapers. Death notices and obituaries were common in many local newspapers and often provide specific and valuable details.