Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 19957

United States. Department of the Interior Census of the United States (1870). Mortality. Utah

Dates: s 1870.

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

Scope and Content

These sheets are the mortality schedules (schedule 2 ) from the 1870 federal census for Utah. For each county they show those who have died during the year ending 1 June 1870. Columns record the number of the family as given in schedule 1, name of deceased, age, sex, color (race), marital status, place of birth, parentage (mother or father foreign born), month of death, occupation, and cause of death. The information was recorded and certified by assistant marshals; the information was required to be submitted by the territorial marshal to the U.S. Department of the Interior.


Alphabetical by county. For the complete census of the nation, they were arranged first alphabetically by state, however our holdings apply only to Utah.

For the complete census of the nation, they were arranged first alphabetically by state, however our holdings apply only to Utah.

Research Note

Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, are available for Utah, and other states and territories, from the National Archives.

Custody History

These sheets were included with Texas census materials transferred from the National Archives to the Texas State Library Archives Division. The Texas State Archives passed them on to the Utah State Archives in 1971.

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

The series was microfilmed by the Utah State Archives in 1971 with paper copy retained as well. Initially processed by A.C. Cone in July 1998. As a federal record, the film was then separated to form Microfilm Collection 20. However, since the Archives holds paper copy as well, that decision was revised to treat both formats of this federal record as a single catalogued series. It was reprocessed as such by A.C. Cone in April 2002.

Finding Aids

Indexes: A published book, "Utah 1870 Mortality Schedule" edited and compiled by Ronald Vern Jackson, Wylma Winmill, and Shirley P. Zachrison, indexes these schedules. The Archives does not hold a copy, but other repositories may; the Lee Library at Brigham Young University lists this publication in its catalog,.

Indexing Terms

Container List

1 1870