Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery
Collection years 1847-1976
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Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City

What is in This Collection?

This collection includes city cemetery records from 1847 to 1976, acquired from the Utah State Archives. The records include a general index, plat books, interment records, deed registers, record of the dead and grave opening orders.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

These records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Birth date and place
  • Death date and place
  • Burial date
  • Name of relatives
  • Cause of death
  • Residence
  • Mortuary or undertaker
  • Owner or purchaser of the plot
  • Location of the plot
  • If removed, where to

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How Do I Search This Collection?

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  • Name of the person
  • The name of a parent or date of the event

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What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

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Collection Citation

"Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City.

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