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[UT] Death Certificates On Line

Utah Death Certificates Now Viewable Online

FamilySearch(tm), in conjunction with the Genealogical Society of Utah and the Utah State Archives and Records Service, recently announced that Utah's free online index to death certificates is now linked to original images of the historic documents. The integration of the index 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. To search the index and view the certificates, users need to go to

The online index to more than 250,000 Utah deaths was created by the State Office of Vital Records and Statistics and has searchable information limited to the name of the deceased person, his/her date of death, sex, and where he/she died. The Utah State Archives turned to FamilySearch to help it get the digital images online. FamilySearch digitized the images and provided the technology to link the images of the certificates to the state's online index. The linking process was completed incredibly fast for a project of this nature and magnitude-a few weeks. The names of Utah's deceased are now very much live, searchable, and viewable online-and for free.

Users type in an ancestor's name that died in Utah between 1905 to 1954 and they will be directed to a brief summary of the ancestor's death certificate with a link to view the original image. Users simply click on the certificate image to see a larger, high quality view of the original death certificate.

For more information about the FamilySearch digital image linking technology or services, record custodians should contact
Brad Wilkes,

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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