Utah Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Utah Births and Christenings, 1892-1941Utah Marriages, 1887-1966, and Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946.
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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1850 through 1980.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1892-1941 Marriages, 1887-1966 Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946
Beaver 0 4,696 0
Box Elder 2,569 4,179 519
Cache 1,928 26,317 3,526
Carbon 146 3,738 0
Daggett 0 1,722 0
Davis 1,984 19,249 0
Duchesne 0 627 0
Emery 0 3,101 100
Garfield 648 1,166 0
Grand 0 1,239 0
Iron 1,298 2,873 589
Juab 1,445 2,332 470
Kane 0 901 0
Millard 0 1,267 0
Morgan 0 888 833
Piute 0 1,463 0
Rich 0 1,208 0
Salt Lake 10,743 119,217 114,867
San Juan 929 1,010 0
Sanpete 0 13,334 0
Sevier 913 5,434 838
Summit 832 5,195 179
Tooele 279 3,112 145
Uintah 645 3,192 0
Utah 4,413 21,209 4,277
Utah (state) 15,418 30,064 5,367
Wasatch 341 1,887 0
Washington 0 6,563 0
Wayne 2,862 1,242 304
Weber 656 20,429 377
Total 48,049 308,854 132,391

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

IGI

IGI Batch Number Descriptions

IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout Utah. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Utah.

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Related Wiki Articles

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Contributions to This Article

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


Sources of Information for This Collection

"Utah Births and Christenings, 1892-1941," database, FamilySearch. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

"Utah Marriages, 1887-1966," database, FamilySearch. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

"Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946," database, FamilySearch. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

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 th 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.

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

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • Utah Births and Christenings, 1892-1941. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: January 28, 2011). Birth of Mary Collins, 18 February 1894, Park City, Sunnet, Utah, file number 1654376.
  • Utah Marriages, 1887-1966.digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: January 28, 2011). Marriage of Louis J. Hinkley and Jane W. Wilson, 6 October 1897, Monticello, San Jaun, Utah, file number 483508.
  • Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946. Digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org):Accessed April 8, 2011. Death of William Brigham Stark, 23 Jan 1946, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, FHL film number 26579