Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 21866

Salt Lake City (Utah). City Recorder Death and burial register

Dates: 1848-1933.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series documents deaths and burials recorded in Salt Lake City. Entries may include the ward, name of the deceased, to whom the deceased is related, birth date and location, death date, cause of death, the name of the medical attendant, and location of burial including block and lot numbers. Most persons recorded in the book were buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery, but entries also include persons buried "at home," at the Mount Olivet Cemetery, the Jewish and Catholic cemeteries, as well as those transferred out of state.


Chronological by date.

Research Note

Since the register entries are roughly chronological, entries may be searched by approximate death date, if known.

Related Records

Interment records from Salt Lake City (Utah). Cemetery, Series 6722, Contains much of the same information for persons buried at the City Cemetery.

Death certificates from the Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81448, are the official death certificates maintained by the Utah State Division of Vital Records for the years after 1904.

Custody History

The first volume, 1848-1866, was given to the LDS Family History Library in February 1966 and transferred to the state Archives in February 1999.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

Records dating from January 1894 to November 1896 are missing. These are available through the Salt Lake County Archives.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Arlene Schmuland in April 1999. The books had been filmed and intermixed with series 21867 as well as series 6722. Films were cut and assigned to their proper series as a part of processing.

Indexing Terms

  • Death--Proof and certification--Salt Lake City (Utah).
  • Salt Lake City (Utah)--Statistics, Vital.

Container List

1 1 1848-1866
1 N/A 1865-1888
2 N/A 1888-1893
3 N/A 1896-1909
4 N/A 1909-1928
5 N/A 1928-1933