Smithfield (Utah) Cemetery burial-transit permits
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
This series contains permits allowing the transport and burial or disposal of a dead body. These permits were issued by the state where the individual died and state law required that the cemetery sexton receive such a permit prior to allowing "burial or other disposition of a human body". The sexton was directed to retain these permits. Most of the permits in this series were issued by the Utah State Division of Vital Statistics, but some were issued by other states. The permits typically record such information as the name of the deceased, sex, race, date and place of birth, date and place of death, place of residence, method of disposal, cemetery information, funeral director information, and date of burial.
When these records came to the State Archives for microfilming in September 2012 they were in reverse chronological order. The Archives put the records in chronological order prior to microfilming in order to promote ease of access.
Death and burial record cards from Smithfield (Utah), Series 28102, contain additional information about individuals buried in the cemetery.
Death and burial record sheets from Smithfield (Utah), Series 28109, contain later burial-transit permits.
This series is available on microfilm.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was archivally processed by Alan Barnett in November 2012.
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