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== What Is in This Collection? ==
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The collection consists of an index and images of state death certificates for the years 1904 to 1964, acquired from the Utah State Archives. The records are arranged by county, city/town, and year.
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Local Board of Health registrars sent certificates monthly to the state registrar of the Department of Vital Statistics, which is a division of the state Board of Health. All counties began reporting deaths to the state in 1905 when the Department of Health created the division of Vital Statistics. A death certificate was required for burial in Utah, so compliance was high. These were recorded to better serve public health needs. They were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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===To Browse This Collection===
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Utah assumed responsibility for recording deaths in late 1904. 
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The records may contain any of the following:
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*Date and place of death, including city, county and state
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*Name of deceased
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*Name of hospital or institution where died
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*Residence of deceased
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*How many years living in present community
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*If a veteran, name of war is given
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*Gender, race, marital status and social security number of deceased
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*Name and age of spouse
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*Date and place of birth of deceased
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*Age in years, months and days
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*Occupation of deceased
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*Name and birth place of father
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*Maiden name and birth place of mother
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*Informant's name and address
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*Informant's relationship to deceased
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*Burial information
  
== Record Description ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
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Image:Utah_Death_Certificates_13-0008_Death_Certificate_DGS_007023630_00033.jpg|Death Certificate
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== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
  
Each death was recorded on a one-page pre-printed form.<br>
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*Name of the person
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*The name of a parent or date of the event
  
=== Record Content  ===
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=== Search the Index ===
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Important genealogical facts in death entries:  
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the
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'''[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1747615/waypoints Browse Page]'''.<br>
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# Select ''' County'''
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# Select ''' City/Town'''
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# Select ''' Death Year'''
  
*Dates of death and burial
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*Frequently, birth date of the deceased
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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.
*City, county, and state of death
 
*Name and location of the cemetery where buried
 
*Frequently, the country or state and sometimes the town and county of birth for the deceased
 
*Frequently, the country or state and sometimes the town and county of birth for the parents
 
*Name of the deceased, married name of spouse, names of parents, often with maiden surname of the mother
 
*Name of the informant, who is often a child or other family member
 
*Age of the deceased usually in years, months, and days
 
*Sex of the deceased
 
*Residence or address of the deceased, often including length of residence at that place or in the United States, if foreign-born
 
*Whether the deceased was single, married, widowed, or divorced at the time of death
 
*Occupation of the deceased
 
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== What Do I Do Next?==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records.  
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Utah Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
Death certificates are the best source of death information. The certificates contain clues for further research: the birth date and birthplace of the individual; the name of the spouse; the names of parents; the place of residence; the name of the informant who may be a child of the deceased.<br>
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.  
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.
  
== Record History  ==
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1747615 Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
Local Board of Health registrars sent certificates monthly to the state registrar of the Department of Vital Statistics, which is a division of the state Board of Health. All counties began reporting deaths to the state in 1905 when the Department of Health created the division of Vital Statistics. A death certificate was required for burial in Utah, so compliance was high.  
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== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Utah Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
These were recorded to better serve public health needs. They were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.  
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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.
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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;Collection Citation:
  
Information pertaining to death is reliable; including cause of death, name of the attending physician or medical professional, name and address of the funeral home used, and the exact date and place of burial. Other information is dependent upon the reliability of the informant.  
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"Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. Citing series 81448. Utah State Archives Research Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  
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[http://www.utahgenealogy.com/ Utah History and Genealogy]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
[[Utah Vital Records]]
 
 
 
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
 
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections <br>  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should also 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
 
 
 
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection: ====
 
 
 
'''"'''Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956." index and images, ''FamilySearch:'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 8 April 2011). entry for Helen M. Richards, died 2 December 1909; citing Death Certificates, FHL microfilm 2,229,322; Utah State Departmant of Health, Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
 
 
== Sources of This Collection<br>  ==
 
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956, database, FamilySearch;([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]); from Utah State Department of Health. "Utah death certificates, 1904-1956." Utah State Department of Health, Salt Lake City.<!--bibdescend-->
 
 
 
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Utah, United States
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Location of Utah
Record Description
Record Type Death
Collection years 1904-1964
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Utah State Archives Research Center, Salt Lake City, Utah


What Is in This Collection?

The collection consists of an index and images of state death certificates for the years 1904 to 1964, acquired from the Utah State Archives. The records are arranged by county, city/town, and year. Local Board of Health registrars sent certificates monthly to the state registrar of the Department of Vital Statistics, which is a division of the state Board of Health. All counties began reporting deaths to the state in 1905 when the Department of Health created the division of Vital Statistics. A death certificate was required for burial in Utah, so compliance was high. These were recorded to better serve public health needs. They were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The records may contain any of the following:

  • Date and place of death, including city, county and state
  • Name of deceased
  • Name of hospital or institution where died
  • Residence of deceased
  • How many years living in present community
  • If a veteran, name of war is given
  • Gender, race, marital status and social security number of deceased
  • Name and age of spouse
  • Date and place of birth of deceased
  • Age in years, months and days
  • Occupation of deceased
  • Name and birth place of father
  • Maiden name and birth place of mother
  • Informant's name and address
  • Informant's relationship to deceased
  • Burial information

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. 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

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select County
  2. Select City/Town
  3. Select Death Year

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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.

What Do I Do Next?

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

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.

Known Issues With This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection

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.

Collection Citation

"Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing series 81448. Utah State Archives Research Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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