Utah Cemetery Records
This entry was originally written by Patricia Lyn Scott, CA and Gary Topping Ph.D. for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
The Utah Cemetery Project attempted to survey all cemeteries in the State of Utah, recording name, location, and ownership information as well as the age of the cemetery and number of burials. Over 286 cemeteries have been inventoried. A computer database contains the names and burial locations of thousands buried in Utah’s cemeteries. An online database is available to researchers at http://history.utah.gov/library/burials.html.
Good, although by no means complete, sources for cemetery records can be found at the FHL and the Utah State Archives. In the FHL catalog check: Utah/[County]/[Town]/Cemetery listings first, then individual counties. The Utah State Archives has created an online research guide, “Cemetery Records at the Utah State Archives” http://archives.utah.gov/referenc/referen.htm. Jaussi and Chaston (see Background Sources for Utah) also list a number of sources for death records from funeral homes and cemetery sexton’s records in the FHL.