Utah Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Utah death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Utah death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Utah death certificates is available below.

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Utah death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Utah death records, Utah death ceritificates, Utah death notices, Utah death indexes, and other related Utah genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Utah. We also suggest searching for "Utah death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Utah Death Certificates

In Utah, the civil registration of births, deaths, and marriages developed slowly, culminating with a statewide system of recording births and deaths beginning in 1905. Early legislative acts empowered, but did not require, certain cities to maintain a register of births and deaths. In 1898, the state legislature provided for central county records, requiring county clerks to keep separate birth and death registers. Since marriage was seen as a religious sacrament, the civil registration of marriages was not required in Utah until 1887.

For birth and death records from 1 January 1905 and marriage records from 1 January 1978, write:

Utah Bureau of Vital Records
288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2855

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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