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== Record Content  ==
== Record Content  ==
Cemetery records usually contaion the following information:  
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Image:Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records (12-1026) Record of the Dead DGS 7420261_28.jpg|Record of the Dead
Image:Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records (12-1026) Interment Record left page DGS 7420257_292.jpg|Interment Record left page
Image:Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records (12-1026) Interment Record right page DGS 7420257_293.jpg|Interment Record right page
These records usually contain the following information:  
*Name of deceased  
*Name of deceased  
*Death date  
*Birth date and place
*Burial dates and places
*Death date and place
*Burial date
In addition, they may also list the following:
*Name of relatives
*Cause of death  
*Cause of death  
*Birth year
*Names of children
*Mortuary or undertaker  
*Mortuary or undertaker  
*Name of purchaser of the plot  
*Owner or purchaser of the plot  
*Location of the plot
*Location of the plot
*If removed, where to
== How to Use the Record  ==
== How to Use the Record  ==

Revision as of 23:45, 14 March 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Record Description

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

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Utah State Archives. Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976. Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

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

How to Use the Record

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • The person’s name
  • The approximate burial or death date

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "_____________" category
⇒Select the "_____________" category
⇒Select the "_____________" category which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

Once you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
  • Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.

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Related Wiki Articles

Salt Lake County, Utah Cemeteries

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.