USA genealogy: Utah death certificates now online
More than 250,000 death certificates from the US state of Utah that date from 1905 to 1954 have been digitised with a searcheable index now linked with original images. To search the Utah death certificate index and view the certificates, users need to go to the Utah History Research Center website.
FamilySearch, in conjunction with the Genealogical Society of Utah and the Utah State Archives and Records Service, ran the project to link the state's free online index to death certificates to original images of the historic documents relating to Utah death records.
The integration of the index of Utah death records with free digital pictures of the death certificates issued from 1905 to 1954 by the state will open doors to additional information for family historians and genealogists with Utah ties.
The online index to more than 250,000 Utah death records was created by the State Office of Vital Records and Statistics and has searchable information limited to the name of the deceased person, their date of death, sex, and where they died.
The Utah State Archives turned to FamilySearch to help them get the digital images online. FamilySearch digitised the images of the Utah death records and provided the technology to link the images of the certificates to the state's online index.
The linking process was completed in just a few weeks — incredibly fast for a project of this nature and magnitude.
The names of people from the Utah death record collection are now very much alive, searchable, and viewable online — and for free.