Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 3769

Department of Administrative Services. Division of Archives and Records Service Military death certificates

Dates: i 1941-1953.

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

Scope and Content

These are death certificates for United States soldiers killed overseas during World War II and the Korean War whose bodies were sent to Utah for reburial. Even though these certificates were filed long after the date of death, it was necessary by law to obtain a death certificate before burial. They were issued by the Federal Security Agency to be filed at Utah's Bureau of Vital Statistics and they were accompanied by a federal health permit number which allowed shipment and burial in the United States. Included on each certificate is the following information: place of death; usual residence; name of deceased; date of death; sex; color; marital status; birth date; age; birthplace; usual occupation; citizen status; name of father and mother; name of spouse; social security number; name of informant; health permit number; indication as to whether this was a burial, cremation, or removal; date certificate was filed; name of cemetery; registrar's signature, and funeral director's signature. Although there is a place to indicate cause of death, most informants do not detail the actual cause but have written instead the name of the war in which the deceased had fought.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Records

Military separation forms and benefit records from the Department of Administrative Services. Division of Archives and Records Service, Series 2794, contain more information on war service.

Veterans' burial locations cards and forms from the Department of Administrative Services. Division of Archives and Records Service, Series 5339, contain grave locations for veterans

Veterans' burial locations from the Department of Administrative Services. Division of Archives and Records Service, Series 8490, contain grave locations for veterans

Death certificates from the Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81448, include death certificates for all individuals who died in Utah.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

This series is available online as part of the Utah State Archives Digital Archives.

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.

Processing Note

This series was processed by M. Call in March 1999. It was digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah in 2005 and an electronic index of names was created from the images by Utah State Archives volunteer Judie Huff in 2010, to enable online access.

Finding Aids

Indexes: A name index is available. View index.

Indexing Terms

  • Soldiers' bodies, Disposition of--Utah.
  • Death--Proof and certification--Utah.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 1941; Dec- 1942; Dec
1 1 2 1943; Jan-Jun
1 1 3 1943; Jul-Dec
1 1 4 1944; Jan-Feb
1 1 5 1944; Mar-Apr
1 1 6 1944; May
1 1 7 1944; Jun
1 1 8 1944; Jul
1 1 9 1944; Aug
1 1 10 1944; Sept
1 1 11 1944; Oct
1 1 12 1944; Nov
1 1 13 1944; Dec 1-14
1 1 14 1944; Dec 15-31
1 1 15 1945; Jan -Feb 5
2 1 16 1945; Feb 5-14
2 1 17 1945; Feb 16-28
2 1 18 1945; Mar 1-15
2 1 19 1945; Mar 17-31
2 1 20 1945; Apr 1-15
2 1 21 1945; Apr 16-30
2 1 22 1945; May
2 1 23 1945; Jun-Dec
2 1 24 1946; Jan-Jun
3 1 25 1950; Jul-Dec
3 1 26 1951; Feb-Dec
3 1 27 1952; Jan-Nov
3 1 28 1953; Mar-Oct