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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
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This Collection includes records from 1847 to 1966.
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Card file consisting of thousands of cards arranged by county, then by city, and then by the veteran’s name. Only in Salt Lake City were the records filed by cemetery and then by veteran’s name.
  
 
These records cover the time period from the earliest territorial time to 1966.  
 
These records cover the time period from the earliest territorial time to 1966.  
  
== Record Description ==
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These records were compiled by the Military Records Section of the Utah State Historical Society. Form letters were sent to the next of kin of deceased veterans and the information returned was transcribed onto printed cards. This process began about 1957 and continued until 1970. Beginning in 1969 the information returned was entered directly into a database and the transcribing of information onto cards was abandoned the following year. The database continued to grow and information formerly on cards was entered into the database until 1986. In 1990 the existing cards (and some form letters) were microfilmed and subsequently destroyed. The collection published here is derived from microfilming completed in 1966 and therefore excludes any of the subsequent additions to the collection.&nbsp;The records identify thousands of men buried in Utah who had served in the United States military.
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These records were compiled to track veteran burial locations to assist veterans’ families in obtaining grave markers and help veterans’ organizations to place flags on graves on Decoration Day (later designated Memorial Day).
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The records are fairly reliable considering that they were compiled from responses to a form letter.
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For a list of records by surnames currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1542862/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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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.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966" Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Archives, Capitol Building, Salt Lake City.}}
  
Card file consisting of thousands of cards arranged by county, then by city, and then by the veteran’s name. Only in Salt Lake City were the records filed by cemetery and then by veteran’s name.  
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[[Utah Veterans Burial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
[[Image:Utah Veteran Burial Records.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
  
Key genealogical facts found in these records are:  
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[[Image:Utah Veteran Burial Records.jpg|thumb|right|Utah Veteran Burial Records.jpg]]
  
 
*Name of veteran  
 
*Name of veteran  
*Serial number  
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*Rank and Serial number  
*Rank
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*Military unit in which served
*Organization (military unit)
 
 
*Branch  
 
*Branch  
 
*Date and place of enlistment  
 
*Date and place of enlistment  
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*City and county of burial  
 
*City and county of burial  
 
*Cemetery and plot location  
 
*Cemetery and plot location  
*Name, address, and relationship of next of kin (often blank)
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*Next of kin including name, address, and relationship (often blank)
  
== How To Use The Record  ==
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
 
Use date and place of birth to pursue birth records to ascertain parent’s names. Date and place of death may be used to locate death records which may also provide parent’s names.  
 
Use date and place of birth to pursue birth records to ascertain parent’s names. Date and place of death may be used to locate death records which may also provide parent’s names.  
  
== Record History ==
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== Related Websites ==
  
These records were compiled by the Military Records Section of the Utah State Historical Society. Form letters were sent to the next of kin of deceased veterans and the information returned was transcribed onto printed cards. This process began about 1957 and continued until 1970. Beginning in 1969 the information returned was entered directly into a database and the transcribing of information onto cards was abandoned the following year. The database continued to grow and information formerly on cards was entered into the database until 1986. In 1990 the existing cards (and some form letters) were microfilmed and subsequently destroyed. The collection published here is derived from microfilming completed in 1966 and therefore excludes any of the subsequent additions to the collection.&nbsp;The records identify thousands of men buried in Utah who had served in the United States military.
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=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
These records were compiled to track veteran burial locations to assist veterans’ families in obtaining grave markers and help veterans’ organizations to place flags on graves on Decoration Day (later designated Memorial Day).
 
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
 
The records are fairly reliable considering that they were compiled from responses to a form letter.
 
 
 
== Related Web Sites  ==
 
 
 
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
 
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Utah Military Records]]  
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*[[Utah|Utah]]
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*[[Utah Military Records]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from the 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 do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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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 in found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ===
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"Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' ([http://www.familysearch.org]): accessed 8 April 2011. entry for Kenneth Jones, died 27 August 1957; citing Veterans Records, FHL microfilm 485,503; Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
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"Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR7-CYQ&nbsp;: accessed 3 May 2012), entry for Kenneth Jones, 27 August 1957; citing Veterans Records, FHL microfilm 485,503; Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
 
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Record Description

This Collection includes records from 1847 to 1966.

Card file consisting of thousands of cards arranged by county, then by city, and then by the veteran’s name. Only in Salt Lake City were the records filed by cemetery and then by veteran’s name.

These records cover the time period from the earliest territorial time to 1966.

These records were compiled by the Military Records Section of the Utah State Historical Society. Form letters were sent to the next of kin of deceased veterans and the information returned was transcribed onto printed cards. This process began about 1957 and continued until 1970. Beginning in 1969 the information returned was entered directly into a database and the transcribing of information onto cards was abandoned the following year. The database continued to grow and information formerly on cards was entered into the database until 1986. In 1990 the existing cards (and some form letters) were microfilmed and subsequently destroyed. The collection published here is derived from microfilming completed in 1966 and therefore excludes any of the subsequent additions to the collection. The records identify thousands of men buried in Utah who had served in the United States military.

These records were compiled to track veteran burial locations to assist veterans’ families in obtaining grave markers and help veterans’ organizations to place flags on graves on Decoration Day (later designated Memorial Day).

The records are fairly reliable considering that they were compiled from responses to a form letter.

For a list of records by surnames currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

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, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966" Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Archives, Capitol Building, Salt Lake City.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

Utah Veteran Burial Records.jpg
  • Name of veteran
  • Rank and Serial number
  • Military unit in which served
  • Branch
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Date and place of discharge
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • City and county of burial
  • Cemetery and plot location
  • Next of kin including name, address, and relationship (often blank)

How to Use the Record

Use date and place of birth to pursue birth records to ascertain parent’s names. Date and place of death may be used to locate death records which may also provide parent’s names.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


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

"Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLR7-CYQ : accessed 3 May 2012), entry for Kenneth Jones, 27 August 1957; citing Veterans Records, FHL microfilm 485,503; Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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