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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 following information may be found in these records:
  
== Record Description  ==
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''"Death'''
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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
  
Each death was recorded on a one-page pre-printed form.<br>  
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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|1957 Death Certificate
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=== Record Content ===
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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:
  
Important genealogical facts in death entries:
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*Name of the person
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*The name of a parent or date of the event
  
*Dates of death and burial
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=== Search the Index ===
*Frequently, birth date of the deceased
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*City, county, and state of death
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*Frequently, the country or state and sometimes the town and county of birth for the deceased
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=== View the Images ===
*Frequently, the country or state and sometimes the town and county of birth for the parents
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1747615|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
*Name of the deceased, married name of spouse, names of parents, often with maiden surname of the mother
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# Select ''' County'''
*Name of the informant, who is often a child or other family member
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# Select ''' City/Town'''
*Age of the deceased usually in years, months, and days
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# Select ''' Death Year''' to view the images.<br><br>
*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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{{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.}}
  
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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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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.  Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
== Record History  ==
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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
  
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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=== 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
  
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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=== Record Finder ===
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Consult the [[Utah Record Finder]] to search other records.
  
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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== 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.  
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
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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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.
  
== Related Web Sites  ==
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;Collection Citation:"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.
  
[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/utah/ Utah Genealogy at Access Genealogy.com]
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[http://www.utahgenealogy.com/ Utah History and Genealogy]  
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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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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 following information may be found in these records:

"Death'

  • 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 to view the images.

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

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

Record Finder

Consult the Utah Record Finder to search other records.

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.
Record Citation:
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