Research Death Records

Information in death records may include name, date and place of birth, cause of death, parent's names and birthplaces, spouse and burial location.

Related subjects: Birth records, Cemetery records, Family History, Miltary records (overseas death certificates), Probate records

Death Records, Pre-1898

No governmental agencies were required by law to record deaths prior to 1898. Though not required to do so, some cities registered deaths prior to 1898. For other areas of Utah, try cemetery and burial records, newspaper obituaries, or private family and church records.

Salt Lake City (Utah). City Recorder
Death and burial register, 1848-1933.
Index Series 21866
Bear River Health Department
[Logan City, 1863-]   Contact Agency
Beaver County Clerk    
Death record, 1881-1949.   Series 27396
Ogden City Recorder
Death register, 1890-1905.   Series 27191

Death Records, 1898-1905

County clerks became responsible for recording deaths beginning in 1898.

A name index to all counties prepared by the Utah Genealogical Society is available in the Research Center.

Beaver County
Death register, 1900-1905 Index Series 83774
Box Elder County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 84099
Brigham City
Death register, 1898-1941   Series 23382
Cache County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 83782
Carbon County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 83870
Daggett County
(see Uintah County)    
Davis County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 84244
Duchesne County
(see Wasatch County)    
Emery County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 84040
Garfield County
Death register, 1896-1905   Series 20231
Grand County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 83887
Iron County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 83762
Juab County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 84176
Kane County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 83802
Millard County
(no pre-1905 registrations)    
Morgan County
Death register, 1897-1905   Series 83806
Piute County
Death register, 1898,1904   Series 19503
Rich County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 20948
Salt Lake County
Death register, 1897-1905   Series 3864
San Juan County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 84246
Sanpete County
Death register, 1898-1905 Index
Online
Series 15842
Sevier County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 84245
Summit County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 83863
Tooele County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 84247
Uintah County
Death register, 1900-1901, 1904-1905   Series 84030
Utah County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 24144
Wasatch County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 20903
Washington County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 23520
Wayne County
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 84085
Weber County [excluding Ogden]
Death register, 1898-1905   Series 84248
A death certificate

Death Records, 1904-1965

In late 1904, the Utah Deptment of Health assumed responsibility for creating death certificates for all individuals who died in Utah.

Office of Vital Records and Statistics
Death certificates, 1905-[ongoing] Index Series 81448
Division of Archives and Records Service
Military death certificates, 1941-1953.   Series 3769

Death Records, 1966-present

See Obtaining Death Records Research Guide for records less than 50 years old.

Page Last Updated May 16, 2016.